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!

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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 ?

Avination Cornucopia of Dreams Event 2012


Avination grid on OpenSim will be having a big gathering this Sunday on 25th November 2012 called Cornucopia of Dreams. This event will take place from 10am to 3pm SLT at the Welcome region. Cornucopia of Dreams Event will include live music, djs, meet & greet with the Avination mentors and there will be a demo of vendors during the event.

Avination finest designers and builders will be showcased at the event. There will be contests and special deals so don’t miss this big event of the year. Mark this event on your calendars and join the fun this weekend. 🙂

Join Avination today!

The latest Avination news this month is that the grid now runs on new server software, all LSL scripts are now compatible in Avination and physics has been enhanced. These are exciting developments for sure and there is more to come soon.

 

Trying out Olantica Grid


Olantica Grid I signed to today which is part of my new adventures exploring opensim grids to see how the experience compares with the main Second Life grid. This grid is newer to OpenSim providing wonderful content. There is alot of free shops for newcomers and builders at the welcome area. The prices are alright and there friendly mentors waiting to help out at the welcome area.

 Welcome To Olantica “The Lost World”

Registering for Olantica Grid takes a matter of seconds to complete. The next step is to activate the account “Your account has been successfully created, review the information” which can be done by clicking on the blue Activate button. Finally the confirmation page says “Thank you, your account is now active and ready to use.”. This grid is tiny so far but grid communications have been excellent apparently.

Today’s Grid Statistics 

  • Total Users: 185
  • Total Regions: 47
  • Unique Visitors last 30 days: 109
  • Online Now; 19

The first place I arrived was the Welcome Area in Olantica where I was greeted and started to explore this new grid. The welcome area is built near mountains and reminds me of a holiday destination. The first thing you hear when you log into the grid is water and birds singing which is kinda cool. The welcome messages were welcoming and there is info straight away which I like.

  • Welcome To Olantica Daniel Voyager. An Olantica Mentor Will Be With You Shortly.
  • Please Click Link To Join Olantica Info Group. For Information Notices About Olantica Olantica Info.
  • If you require any information, please contact Leslie Kling or ask a Olantica Mentor.

The next thing I discovered was a map of the Olantica Welcome Area which was clearly marked out well. At the welcome area there is a nice selection of landmarks on the wall which is worth looking at and checking out. There is a welcome desk with welcome bots ready to help out when needed.

The landmark categories include: Adult, Cloths & Shoes, Gestures or Tatoos, Hair, Entertainment, Furniture, Land Rentals, Other, Plants & Treets, Points of Interest, Shop Rentals and Skins & Shapes. When clicked on the chosen category it sends you a folder of landmarks which is very useful indeed.

I think this grid is worth joining if you love freebies and love being in a nice beautiful place. 😀

Creatorverse now on the Android Market / Google Play


It seems that Creatorverse has finally made it onto the Android Market/Google Play today by Linden Lab. To get the app it will cost you £3.14 to buy and it’s a 13 megabytes download. Creatorverse current version is 1.1.1 and the apps requires android devices to be running 2.3.3 upwards. Will you be using Creatorverse on Android ?

Information about Creatorverse!

Set your creations in motion.

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, teleporters, and inputs then watch what happens next. From the simplest bouncing ball to an elaborate pinball machine, the possibilities for tinkering are endless on Creatorverse.

The first screenshot showing the Creatorverse app on Google Play and available to download. Yay!

Other platforms which plays Creatorverse!

Lost Paradise grid turns one years old today


Lost Paradise grid has reached it’s first anniversary on opensim today and the welcome area has been updated with birthday gifts/balloons to make this special occasion. Happy 1st Birthday Lost Paradise