Hyper Mole passes away from cancer in real life

Marianne McCann has announced that Hyper Mole (sl resident) has passed away in real life who lost her battle with cancer today. This is very upsetting news and deeply sad to blog about this passing. RIP!

Hyper Mole created a Second Life account on 27th October 2009 and since then she has been very well known with the SL community. Hyper Mole was involved in many great build projects for Bay City in Second Life and road projects across Second Life. Hyper Mole will be missed deeply by the SL community and by her real life family/friends. 😦

My snapshot of Hyper Mole from 22nd May 2010. I saw Hyper Mole on many occasions over the years and she was a good friend of mine. Farewell good friend 😦

Hyper Mole picture is now shown on the Schadenfreude Black Feather Wreath at Bay City Community Center today to remember her.

Build projects that Hyper Mole worked on during recent years in Second Life including..

  • Bay City Community Center
  • Signs for Bay City Fairgrounds
  • Falmouth Hotel
  • Hairy Hippo Fun Land
  • Seasonal events like Halloween 
  • Wellington Road
  • Volcano path apart of NCI
  • Crumbi train station
  • Infrastructure work at SL7B and SL8B
  • Many more LDPW/Mole projects since late 2009

Rest in peace Hyper Mole and thank you for everything you did for Second Life. RIP!

Star Wars SL Mos Espa sim closing down in Second Life

According today’s blog post by Inkline Media the well known Mos Espa sim which is a Star Wars Role-play sim will be closing down on Wednesday 28th November 2012. The sim owner says it’s due to real life and Second Life issues for the upcoming sim closure.

This is very sad news and the sim will be missed deeply. There is one last scheduled role-play between 28th November – 3rd December which details are still unknown for. “The roleplay will be about a sith betrayal in the city and the destruction of Mos Espa. This event will be open to all who wish to join”.

I went to visit and I received this message when I arrived in the sim.

Thank you for visiting Mos Espa,  Daniel!  Please be advised that the sim will close Wednesday, November 28th.

The welcome landing spot snapshot.

The star wars role-play town from above

Visit today before the sim closure tomorrow. Last chance to take snapshots and videos.

Top 5 coffee shops in Second Life

Check out my top 5 recommended coffee shops to visit in Second Life for the best free coffee on the grid. Relax and grab something to eat with friends. Enjoy the coffee adventures of Second Life today!

1 BRB Coffee Shop

A very nice wooden coffee shop next to the sea with trees nearby. Under the coffee shop there is a wonderful waterfall which is very neat. There is room to sit down at the bar and outside. Free drink and food to go around.

2 Cool Beans Coffee Shop 

Cool Beans is a great place to relax and hangout with friends. Enjoy some good music and great coffee. Special menu outside featuring special coffees worth looking at. Check out the amazing seasonal landscape which is really cool.

3 Dennis Cafe 

Dennis Cafe is a small coffee shop in Bay City with live music while drinking coffee. There is outdoor seating ready all year round and here you can relax.

4. Truthball Cafe

Truthball Cafe is a beautiful coffee house and its been in SL since 2008. Features: Winter, Christmas, ice skating, truthball, coffee, hot cocoa, friends, hangout, natural wonderland, live music venue. dancing and lot’s of snow.

5 Starstruck Coffee

Starstruck Coffee is a nice relaxing shop featuring a special menu and seating areas.

On the Second Life Destination Guide there is a section just for Cafes and Cabarets worth exploring in Second Life.

SL Bay City Tree Lighting Promo 2012

This year Bay City in Second Life will be hosting the exciting annual Tree Lighting event on Saturday 8th December 2012 from 1pm to 4pm SLT. This annual event will be taking place at the well-known Bay City Fairgrounds area in the North Channel region. The Tree Lighting event will include a skating party, silent auctions and live music during the afternoon. Guests include GoSpeed Racer, Grace McDunnough, and Bluemonk Rau. For more information about this event contact either Marianne McCann or Ever Dreamscape. 🙂

All money proceeds will go towards the Child’s Play Charity which is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps very ill children around the world. Please donate if you can because it will help a lot.

First preview of the banner of SL Bay City Tree Lighting Promo 2012…

Will you be attending this year’s Bay City Tree Lighting event ? 

SL Android apps list 2012 updated

Since my last post back in January 2012 there have been some more new SL Android apps that are now available on Google Play on the Android Market. Some are paid for but most are free SL apps worth trying out. My next post will be early next year relating to SL Android apps for 2013 to try out. Enjoy!

1. Creatorverse (£3.14)

Become an inventor as you design unique creations and then set them in motion. You’ll never know what to expect as you watch your creations bounce, roll, tilt — or even accelerate on the screen. Let your creations come to life as you play with different joints, forces, motors, and teleporters and then watch what happens next. From the simplest bouncing ball to an elaborate pinball machine, the possibilities for tinkering are endless on Creatorverse.

2. Lumiya  (£1.84)

Lumiya is a Second Life and OpenSim client with 3D world view. With Lumiya, you can send and receive instant messages, teleport to your favorite Second Life locations, participate in local chat, interact with objects, manage your inventory, and even see the virtual world around you in 3D.

3, Mobile Grid Client (Free for the first 14 days then LS250 pay monthly basis)

Mobile Grid Client is a Second Life (SL) and Open Simulator (OpenSim) messaging client/viewer with local chat, IM, group chat, people search, mini map, the ability to teleport, inventory support and more.

4. Second Life Disco Player – (Free)

Second Life Disco Player. Now can listen the disco music on Second Life. Now You can listen the music of the clubs in Second Life on your mobile. This application shows you the list of registered clubs on the web

5. DroidSL – (Free)

Send instant messages to Second Life avatars from your phone with DroidSL app!. DroidSL is a one-way communication service that allows Second Life avatars to send instant messages directly from their Android phones to other avatars in-world. You must buy a DroidSL Server on the Second Life Marketplace at http://bit.ly/droidslmp, then rez it on your land and follow the on-screen instructions.

6. LightSight – (Free)

SecondLife viewer. You can’t select place to visit. To visit other locations are required to purchase a paid service in app.

  • Chat
  • IM
  • Online friends list
  • Nearby people list
  • Minimap
  • Teleport in the current map(Paid service)

7. SmartBotSL – (Free)

It features a contact list (independent of your Second Life friends list) which enables you to send messages to any resident. You can add contacts by searching for their name, or by adding them from within the region tab, if they can’t be found in search.

8. SLTalk – (82p)

The app is Second Life (such as online games) and chat with Android smartphone
Characteristics of the SL can chat with people online without SL.

  • Which are your favourite SL Android apps and why ?
  • Rate the apps 
  • Know of any other SL apps for android ? 


The owl visits London City Winter Wonderland in SL 2012

Today I went to check out the new London City Winter Wonderland area in Second Life and went ice owl skating for the first time. The owl experience was fun and funny. Around London City in SL there is loads to see and do during the winter season of 2012. The ice skates are free and very comfortable to wear. The sim theme has changed to winter and it looks fantastic. 🙂

London City celebrates the start of the holiday season! Join the fun with concerts every Saturday, an exciting fair, ice skating and other seasonal events at the virtual recreation of real life London’s Winter Wonderland. Events held through November 30.

London City is one of the most popular destinations in Second Life and is featured on the SL Destination Guide every month. London City hosts a variety of live events including live djs, themed events, concerts and competitions.

It’s worth visiting London City in SL during the winter and Christmas season 2012. Have you been yet ?