GoSpeed Racer and Christov Kohnke will be performing live this year. The 4th Annual Mole Day is a big celebration of the hard work that the moles do for the grid. The Linden Department of Public Works is a program focused on improvements to the Second Life experience.
This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Don’t miss this!
Episode 3 of The Drax Files Radio Hour is available to listen online and this time Drax is interviewing Esteban Winsmore talking about griefing and other interesting topics. Listen to the amazing podcasts so farand spread the word about The Drax Files Radio Hour!
I’m sure that episode 4 of The Drax Files Radio Hour will be all about the departure of Rod Humble who was the CEO of Linden Lab between January 2011 to January 2014. I’m looking forward to hearing about that.
Last week Rod Humble CEO of Linden Lab left Linden Lab after 3 years at the lab. Jo Yardley was the first to report about Rod’s departure through Facebook private message. Rod told family, friends and co-workers on his personal Facebook page. Rod Humble mentions that he wants to start up his own company that will make art, entertainment and cool stuff. More details will be announced in a few weeks.
This is very surprising news and shocking to hear about his departure. There was no big announcements about Rod leaving anywhere during the past week. It’s not known at this stage who will take over as CEO of Linden Lab but I’m sure we will know more in the coming weeks. So stay tuned.
I do think we need a CEO who has a solid understanding of Second Life and someone who is already from Second Life to take over the ship. But whatever happens it’s going to be interesting to see where Second Life/Linden Lab goes next during 2014+.
The good things that Rod did for Second Life between (2011-2013)
Rod Humble (Rodvik Linden) joined back in January 2011 at Linden Lab and since then Second Life has been improved alot since then.
Teen Grid merged with Second Life main grid
The Second Life Community Platform launched
Basic/Advanced modes in Viewer 2
The Social Web Profiles introduced
Launch of Mesh
Improved Avatar and Object Streaming speeds
CHUI Beta Viewer launched
Materials Project Viewer launched
Project Shining launched
Rod Humble gaming timeline so far…
Worked on gaming since 1990
Worked on The Sims 2 and The Sims 3
Worked on Sony’s EverQuest
Was the Executive vice president & head of The Sims group at ESA (2008 to 2010)
Became CEO of Linden Lab from January 2011 to January 2014
New company startup in 2014 planned
I wish Rod all the best for the future and I would like to personally say thanks so much for all the big improvements made to Second Life over the past 3 years. We will miss you!
The 4th anniversary of Craft World on OpenSim will be celebrated on Monday 27th January 2014 in the Chameleon region at 12pm SLT. A new poster is live on the Craft World homepage and at the Welcome Area. I signed up to Craft World back on 2nd May 2012 and I log in regularly to see what’s going on.
Grid Stats (23rd January 2014)
Total assets: 3092130
Total regions: 153
Total local users: 3984
Local users last 30 days: 237
Visitors last 30 days: 368
Total users last 30 days: 605
Users last day: 110
The 4th anniversary celebration of Craft World will include live music, dancing, a building competition and much more. Check out the new poster below!
Don’t miss the 4th anniversary event in Craft World and invite friends over to join the party.
On 22nd January 2014 the first news edition from Nikki Mathieson was published via group notice for the 2014 RFL of SL season which starts very soon. Nikki Mathieson is the 2014 RFL of SL Event Chair and apparently more than 110,000 USD has already been earned for the 2014 fund-raising season which is incredible.
This year marks the tenth year anniversary for Second Life Relay For Life and I do think its going to be the biggest season ever with more new records being set. Hopefully more will take part this year as it’s the tenth year anniversary which is going to be very special indeed.
Don’t forget to add these important dates on your calendars because the countdown has started. 🙂
New details and dates
Team Registration starts on 8th February 2014 and it’s recommended to start organising your RFL teams now if you interested this year. More details will be sent soon in the RFL of SL Volunteer group.
Convio Challenge is back and it starts in the first week of February 2014. Teams will be able to raise their team totals up by using the convio tool and more.
Kick-Off Celebration ceremony will take place on 8th March 2014. It will be a multi-team celebration event over the weekend to kick-off the 2014 RFL of SL season.
Halfway There: There will be no single Halfway There Fair event this year apparently but instead there will be a Halfway There Journey which will be a week long starting 4th May until10th May 2014. There will be scheduled team events travelling from event to event.
Relay Weekend: This year the relay weekend will take place on 19th-20th July 2014.
Teams R Us: There won’t be any teams r us activities this year apparently
Relay RAP: T1 Radio will return as the main broadcaster for 2014 RFL of SL season. The first episode will be aired on 2nd February 2014
Wrap-Up Party:August 2014
Mega RFL Events 2014
Paint SL Purple – 8th February 2014
Fashion For Life – 4th to 14th April 2014
Fantasy Fair – 1st to 11th May 2014
Fiction for a Cure – 16th to 26th May 2014
The 7th Sci-Fi Convention – 30th May to 8th June 2014
SummerTime Breedables Fair – 6th to 20th July 2014
The Home & Expo – 16th to 28th September 2014
Xmas Expo & Breedables Fair – 5th to 15th December 2014
New Logo & Theme
This year’s RFL logo for 2014 was designed by the Sunshine Zhangsun. This year’s theme is A Journey of Promise which sounds very encouraging.
Spread the word and take part in one the biggest annual grid events there is in Second Life. I can’t wait for the 2014 season to get underway and it’s going to be another amazing year.
InWorldz Relay For Life 2nd Season 2014
Planning for the RFL of IW 2014 season is underway and dates are yet to be set. I do think that other OpenSim grids should support Relay for Life which would be fantastic. I’ll be sure to blog about it and spread the word about it.