Builder’s Brewery Group Growth – Road to 20,000 Members


A interesting group notice was sent out today in the Builder’s Brewery today about the growth curve of membership since May 2012. It’s predicted  the Builder’s Brewery group will reach 20, 000 members sometime in October 2013. Around 18.12 members joining per day over a period of 364 days.

Check out this growth rate over the past year:

  • 31st May 2012 – 11, 000 members
  • 23rd July 2012 – 12, 000 members
  • 24th September 2012 – 13, 000 members
  • 12th November 2012 – 14, 000 members
  • 4th January 2013 – 15, 000 members
  • 25th February 2013 – 16, 000 members
  • 1st May 2013 – 17, 000 members
  • 30th May 2013 – 17, 602 members
  • October 2013 – 20, 000 members predicted 

What is Builder’s Brewery ? 

Established in 2008, the Builders Brewery is proudly recognized as one of the busiest and most loved premier schools for content creators in a Virtual World.  The Builders Brewery hosts well over 50 free classes every week, each taught by some of the most respected and celebrated professionals in Virtual Worlds.

In addition to our very active school and many popular events, we run one of the largest and most active content creator’s help groups on the grid, the “Builders Brewery” group.

Builder’s Brewery Calendar full of educational events and many classes!. Builders Brewery is known for SL classes, textures & building supplies and loved for the best content creators groups in Second Life. It’s a popular destination for builders and scripters on the grid!

Teleport to Builders Brewery!

Rodvik Linden will be featured in Episode 7 of The Drax Files


New details have leaked out about the next episode of The Drax Files which will include Rod Humble (Rodvik Linden) the CEO of Linden Lab talking about Second Life. Episode 7 goes live on Monday 3rd June 2013 so you don’t want to miss this one. It’s going to be awesome and very interesting I would expect. 😀

Rodvik Linden will talk about the success of SL, avatar identity, freedom of SL, creative platforms and sustainability.

Rodvik visits Bay City

Watch previous episodes 1 to 6 of The Drax Files here.

1920s Berlin Project celebrates 4 years in Second Life


The 1920s Berlin Project is currently celebrating 4 years in Second Life which is a big milestone for 1920s Berlin Project community. There are many dance party events planned for this long weekend of birthday celebrations. Come and enjoy the 4th anniversary in style. Share the good times and invite friends over.  *party time*

Teleport SLURL – it’s starting to get busy in here! (over 30+ avs)

Happy 4th Birthday 1920s Berlin Project

Thursday 30th May 2013

  • Keller party – freebies, memories, dance, chat with friends

Friday 31st May 2013

  • Grand Anniversary Dance

Saturday 1st June 2013

  • Tea Dance at 11am
  • Pool Party at 12pm
  • Eldorado evening at 2pm (new builds will be revealed)

Sunday 2nd June 2013

  • Kids Day – classes, playground games, football game

Happy 4th Birthday 1920s Berlin Project

Have you been to 1920s Berlin Project before ? Share experiences in comments! 🙂

Linden Lab updates Project Sunshine


Linden Lab announced on the official Second Life Blog updated changes about the new Project Sunshine which is going to improve avatar rezzing during logins and avatar rebake requests in Second Life. These updated changes will make the user experience faster and more reliable than ever before. Linden Lab mentions in the blog post better performance gains and less time in clouded avatar states which is very encouraging news I think.

Linden Lab have released a new required viewer update to enjoy Project Sunshine. Third Party Viewers have apparently have Project Sunshine enabled versions. The server side update will be rolling out soon according to Linden Lab. Download the official Second Life Viewer (version 3.5.3).

Watch the new video tutorial by Torley Linden and learn more about the new changes to Project Sunshine. Watch the video for comparisons of the old and new system because it looks really amazing. Update viewer today!!!

Woooot!!!

University of Arkansas offering 500$L to SL residents to fill out survey


The University of Arkansas is offering 500$L to complete a survey, This applies to all SL residents that are over the age of 18 to fill out the survey if they are interested in doing so. It takes 15-20 minutes to complete once the email comes through. University of Arkansas will pay 500$L when the survey closes soon.

Details required for the pre-registering:

  • Email address
  • Full Avatar Name

Results will be published soon.

1920s Berlin Project 4th anniversary announcement


Today Jo Yardley posted on the 1920s Berlin Project blog new details for this week’s 4th anniversary birthday celebrations in Second Life. The 4th anniversary celebrations start on Thursday 30th May through to Sunday 2nd June 2013. There will be a big party to celebrate 4 successful years of the project and much more will be hosted this year. Wow 4 years!!!

Jo Yardley talks about the big 4 milestone…

On the 30th of may, 4 years ago I opened the first version of our 1920s Berlin sim, it became a much bigger success then I could have imagined and has managed to survive longer then anyone could have predicted.

1920s Berlin 4th Anniversary Event Schedule 

Thursday 30th May 2013

  • Keller party – freebies, memories, dance, chat with friends 

Friday 31st May 2013

  • Grand Anniversary Dance

Saturday 1st June 2013

  • Tea Dance at 11am
  • Pool Party at 12pm
  • Eldorado evening at 2pm (new builds will be revealed)

Sunday 2nd June 2013

  • Kids Day – classes, playground games, football game 

Schedule subject to change!

SL10B sims now open for exhibitors


The SL10B Community Celebration sims are now open (as of 12pm SLT today) for exhibitors to start building for the tenth birthday of Second Life which is just 21 days away. This year over 500 exhibitor applications were received by the SL community which is just incredible. It’s going to be very exciting and interesting hopefully to see the builds for the theme of Looking Back – Looking Forward.

SL10B Community Celebration applications are still being processed and accept confirmation emails are being sent out. Keep checking the email inbox regularly. Once received the confirmation the building begins! 🙂

First preview of the SL10B Map

SL10B sims

 21 days left to GO! 

New version of Lumiya 2.4.5 is now available


A new version of Lumiya Viewer is now available (2.4.5 ) on the Google Play Store for SL Android users to try out. The new version includes inventory search, improvements to memory usage, support for profile pictures/picks/notes and much more. The user experience just got better with this new version and I recommend this app to everyone in Second Life/OpenSim. It’s really worth trying out Lumiya if you interested in SL apps.

Lumiya Viewer is a Second Life app for Android phones and tablets. Lumiya is the best and most popular android apps at the moment for Second Life/OpenSim grids so far I think. Created by Alina Lyvette!

New improvements in  2.4.5:

  • Inventory search.
  • Auto reconnect after connection loss.
  • Improved handling of large inventories.
  • Runtime texture compression to reduce memory usage.
  • Support for multiple external storage devices.
  • Support for profile pictures, picks and notes.
  • Online/offline notifications in chat windows.
  • Option to deactivate active group.

Try out Lumiya 2.4.5 here

Rodvik Humble visits Bay City


Rodvik Humble who is CEO of Linden Lab today came inworld for about half an hour to hang out with SL residents in the Weston region in Bay City. A large crowd formed around Rodvik within minutes and had a interesting discussion. The reason that Rodvik Humble came inworld will be revealed soon. Wooooot!!!!

*spoilers* 

Rodvik in Bay City!

Rodvik visits Bay City

Rodvik Humble also went to visit the 1920’s Berlin project this week in Second Life. See details here!. It’s good that Rodvik is visiting places again in Second Life and hopefully this trend will continue. 🙂

 

Sneak preview of Home and Garden Expo 2013


Today is media and bloggers day for Home and Garden Expo 2013 in Second Life which goes on for 24 hours starting from 12pm SLT today. Many SL bloggers including myself will be exploring the sims and taking many snapshots.

HOME EXPO Teleports

This year there are “100 exhibitors showcasing the very best homes, gardens, landscaping and interiors products on 8 sims, 30 breedables exhibitors on 2 sims and 1 sim with a full entertainment schedule and market stalls”. The Home and Garden Expo helps to raise funds and awareness for RFL/American Cancer Society.

The 6th Annual Home & Garden Expo – May 24th thru June 2nd. The Expo features all areas of home and land decor in SL. Returning for its 2nd season visit the BREEDABLES FAIR, too! Both in support of Relay For Life!

Home and Garden Expo 2013 opens at 12pm SLT on Friday 24th May 2013.

Home and Garden Expo

Home & Garden Expo 2013 SLURLS

Home Expo 1: Sponsored By: Roawenwood
http://slurl.com/secondlife/HOME%20EXPO%201/134/116/23

Home Expo 2: Sponsored By: Cheeky Pea
http://slurl.com/secondlife/HOME%20EXPO%202/78/145/23

Home Expo 3: Sponsored By: Park Place Home Décor
http://slurl.com/secondlife/HOME%20EXPO%203/38/119/23

Home Expo 4: Sponsored By: Stonewood Homes
http://slurl.com/secondlife/HOME%20EXPO%204/163/93/23

Home Expo 5: Sponsored By: Galland Homes
http://slurl.com/secondlife/HOME%20EXPO%205/68/186/23

Home Expo 6: Sponsored By: Prim Perfect Magazine
http://slurl.com/secondlife/HOME%20EXPO%206/173/151/35

Home Expo 7: Sponsored By: PRIME
http://slurl.com/secondlife/HOME%20EXPO%207/75/155/23

Home Expo 8: Sponsored By: Home & Garden Market
http://slurl.com/secondlife/HOME%20EXPO%208/77/173/23

Home Expo 8: Sponsored By: Wonderful World of Meeroos
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Entertainment%20and%20Activities/164/187/23

Breedables Fair 1
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Breedables%20Fair%201/194/121/23

Breedables Fair 2
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Breedables%20Fair%202/63/115/23

American Cancer Society
http://slurl.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/129/96/21

Sneak preview of Home and Garden Expo 2013

HOME EXPO 1

HOME EXPO 2

HOME EXPO 3

HOME EXPO Stage

More snapshots will be posted on my SL Flickr stream and my SL web profile feed. 🙂