In a few weeks time the eighth Relay For Life event in Second Life will take place and preparations are underway right now. RFL 2012 takes place on Saturday 14th July through to Sunday 15th July 2012. RFL 2012 this year has 40 sims, many stages and a welcome area. RFL gets bigger and better every year that goes past in Second Life. RFL 2012 theme for this year is Time For A Cure which sounds really good.
Total raised so far for RFL SL 2012 > $298, 485 USD
I’m looking forward to taking part in RFL 2012 in SL and blogging about the event. 🙂
RFL regions 2012 top half
RFL regions 2012 bottom half
—————- THE CEREMONIES—————–
JULY 14TH 2012:
Opening Ceremony – 10 am – The fun-filled weekend begins!
CELEBRATE – 11 am – The first lap of Relay weekend begins with the celebrate ceremony. A Survivor/Caregiver honor walk. Please line the track and celebrate our heroes.
REMEMBER – 9pm – the Luminaria Ceremony – a solemn reflection with readings and inspirational music; sims are darkened in remembrance of those and their loved ones who have lost their battles to cancer or are still battling it; all are invited to participate. Please walk the track in silence.
JULY 15TH 2012:
FIGHT BACK -6am- Pick up your specially made RFL HOPE Cape and Fight Back Flags – available at the Relay Stations, and join us as we make our fight back pledges to save a life this year -your own, a friends, a family member, or someone you don’t even know yet. Together we all can FIGHT BACK against cancer.
Closing Ceremony – 10 am – Come to close out our amazing weekend with this closing tribute to what we’ve accomplished and how we will, as ONE big Relay For Life of Second Life team, continue to Fight Back and keep our Hope alive.
History of Relay For Life in Second Life
Less than 2 weeks to go!
Today it seems Linden Lab removed Viewer 1.23.5 section from the Linden Lab Official:Alternate Viewers SL wiki page. This is rather out of the blue to start a new year and there is now active discussion going on about this new change on the SLUniverse Forums. It seems to me 2012 will be the year the lab gets more residents using mesh compatible viewers and away from older versions in which it shows incompatible content.
There are plenty of SL viewers nowadays to choose from the Third Party Viewer Directory which is worth looking at if you have not done so already.
(The below image shows the recently removed content in yellow and red. The current content revision is shown on the right)
The SL community have been expecting this to happen for some time now and today seems to be the end for viewer 1 being listed anymore.
Snapshot of me inworld using Viewer 1.23.5 today.
Snapshot of me inworld using Viewer 3.2.5 today.
What do you think of this 1.23.5 edit on the SL wiki ?
Linden Lab are currently working on and rolling out a new SL login screen this week. Expect to see new changes in the coming days and I will blog about it when it goes live soon.
Visit the JIRA here: https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/storm-1510.
The new viewer login screen (WWE-371) will live at http://viewer-login.agni.lindenlab.com. This site is currently redirecting all traffic to the old login screen. We’d like to update the LoginPage url in the viewer now, so we’ll be all set for an easy web launch in 1-2 weeks.
The login screen has changed a number of times in recent years and snapshots of them can be found here. Check out the Message of the Day sl wiki page providing alot of interesting info and links.
Thanks to Opensource Obscure for sharing the latest news about mesh on Twitter.
Apparently Linden Lab have been cleaning up the SL wiki in recent days and there is a sense of anger from the SL community. This message appears when you visit the SL wiki at the moment.
Please excuse the dust! We’re cleaning up and reorganizing the Second Life wiki.
Around 80 or so Linden Lab employees and ex-Linden pages have been deleted. It would have been nice if Linden Lab asked around during inworld meetings first and archive the pages like the archived threads on the SL Forums. Removing part of Second Life history is not good at all.
Tateru Nino received a official Linden explanation about the deleted pages from the SL wiki.
“After a careful review of the content, we’ve removed a number of pages from the Second Life wiki as part of an ongoing clean-up effort, designed to make that resource more current, more helpful, and less confusing than it has been in the past. Where appropriate, we’ll move valuable content (relevant tutorials, for example) to other pages.“
Most of the pages did have useful SL information on them and this deletion is a huge blow. The SL wikia you can still find town hall transcripts, Linden profiles and historical Second Life content.
What do you think of the deletion of SL wiki pages ?