New Second Life Grid Status Update Service Goes Live


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On Monday 28th November Linden Lab launched the new Second Life Grid Status Update Service which has gone live. The new Grid Status page now provides a more detailed view of the overall live status of the main Second Life systems.

The revamped Grid Status page now comes with drop down sections where you can see more information om Second Life Regions, Websites, Second Life Services, In-World Services and External Support.

At the top of the Grid Status page it’s now easier to subscribe to updates around the clock via email, sms notifcations, webhook notifications, Twitter and RSS.

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Stay updated > https://secondlife-status.statuspage.io/

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6th Annual Second Life Christmas Expo: 1st-12th December 2016


The 6th annual Second Life Christmas Expo starts on Thursday 1st December through until Monday 12th December 2016. The event is in support of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Second Life.

This year there will be four sims featuring special events including a Snowman Building Contest, Snow Bubble Racing, a Christmas Tree Lot, holiday raffles and photos with Santa. There will be holiday and non holiday from the very best creators and designers in Second Life.

The days grow shorter and the trees are beginning to turn. Can December be that far off? It’s time to make your plans to head Home For The Holidays!

The Elves are back from vacation and starting to make lists….. of sponsors, merchants, performers, volunteers and all the people and things that make The SL Christmas Expo the shining star of the Holiday Season!

If you are interested helping out there are various roles available at the Second Life Christmas Expo 2016 in Second Life.

 

The Final Avi Choice Awards Show Starts 1pm SLT on 4th December 2016


The 2016 Avi Choice Awards will be held on Sunday 4th December starting at 1pm SLT presented by Saffia Widdershins and Elrik Merlin in Second Life. The show will be hosted by byT1 Radio’s Trader Whiplash and Nuala Maracas. Voting for the final Avi Choice Awards show has now closed and the process of counting all of the votes has now started.

This year will be the last Avi Choice Awards which is a real shame because it’s been a great way of recognizing amazing talent across the grid since 2011. The annual Avi Choice Awards one of the most popular events in Second Life with hundreds of people attending it every year.

We’ve had so many inquiries into the future of the Avi Choice Awards.  It has been a full year for the skeleton crew we keep here at the Avi’s and we’ve not been able to keep the site updated, as we should have.  As announced during last year’s Avi Choice Fashion Awards, we are retiring the Awards, as we know them.  We are talking about continuing our mission forward in some way, but as of this post, we are just in discussion.  But for now.. we have an announcement to make!

On December 4th, 2016 we will host one more Avi Choice Awards!  The GRAND FINALE!  This one will take us back to the early days of our Awards when we had one program a year celebrating as many recipients in all three genre’s as we could.  

My blog was on the nominee list for the 2015 Arts Awards for Favorite Media / News Source and thanks to all those that voted for my blog. The Drax Files won the award last year in this category. 🙂

Preview of the Variety Hall 2016

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It’s winter time outside
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Inside the Variety Hall

Please spread the word about the last Avi Choice Awards in Second Life happening this weekend on 4th December 2016 starting at 1pm SLT over at the Avi Choice Awards Sims!

 

Lumiya 3.2 comes with support for Google Cardboard


On 24th November a new version (3.2) of the popular Lumiya Viewer for Android Phones and Tablets was released which now supports rendering for Google Cardboard. The latest version is now compatible with Virtual Reality kits and headsets. This latest 3.2 version has fixed an issue with black screen when antialiasing is enabled.

What’s New

Lumiya 3.2 supports stereoscopic rendering for Google Cardboard and compatible Virtual Reality kits.

To enable stereoscopic rendering, tap on “3D View” and then pick “Virtual Reality mode” from the action menu, at the top right corner of the screen.

At the moment, VR mode is only available on Android Marshmallow and above. 

The Lumiya Viewer 3.2 can be downloaded on the Google Play Store. Stay updated on the latest releases and news here.