Lab Gab Epsiode 2 with Reed Linden


For anyone that missed yesterday’s Epsiode 2 of Lab Gab here is the full video which runs for 43 minutes and 49 seconds. Reed Linden was the special guest this time along with the two hosts Xiola Linden and Strawberry Linden.

Here are some of the main highlights…

  • SL Profiles will be returning to a dedicated floater. Profile feeds will become part of this floater with its own tab
  • Search is being strengthened. The Destination Guide / Events will be improved
  • SL Marketplace will be optimised for mobile use
  • Purchase notifications: store owners will receive a viewer notification of purchases made through their stores
  • The ability for Merchants to offer refunds through the Marketplace is being looked at
  • There are no plans for having Second Life on a console
  • Tier has been reduced this year already

Linden Homes

  • The lab are thinking about having a larger prim allowance
  • More Linden Home releases are coming soon
  • Big demand still for them

Last Names

  • Last Names is still being worked on. It’s a complex issue to resolve
  • It’s longer than expected

iOS Client 

  • No newer updates at this time
  • Mobile chat app – no ETA

Can’t wait for episode 3 of Lab Gab to air soon.

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Lab Gab Episode 2 Airs tomorrow at 3pm SLT


The second episode of Lab Gab airs tomorrow on Wednesday 11th September starting at 3pm SLT/PDT hosted by Xiola Linden and Strawberry Linden. Reed Linden will be the special guest who is the Project Manager of Second Life.

Reed Linden will be talking about a range of things like profiles, the marketplace, bakes on mesh and much more. The panel will be taking questions from viewers towards the end of the show.

Epsiode 2 will be streamed LIVE via the official Second Life YouTube channel. Hopefully this time there won’t be technical and audio issues.

If you missed Epsiode 1 then here is another chance to see it.

Notes from Epsiode 1

  • Xiola Linden says the SL app is still on the roadmap
  • Last Names is being worked on and it’s still complex
  • More Linden Homes soon
  • More Lindens will be interviewed in the future
  • Gaberry for the cat
  • Big release of Bakes on Mesh

New track line completed on SSP continent


Screenshot of the trailer/camper area on SSP continent – 7th September 2019

The Moles are working hard over at the SSP continent creating the next big batch which could launch sometime later this month on the Bellisseria continent. The new trailers and campers will be nearby new small lakes/waterways. The landscape will be very nice to live in I think. Good luck to all those wanting a home there.

This week work started in SSP280 with new trailers/campers being built. It looks like the Moles are working down south. It’s believed the Moles have built a new train station in SSP264 where trains will running regularly hopefully.

It’s unclear if the trains will be automatic around the track ? or will everyone be allowed to rez their own trains ? like in other continents in Second Life. It could be a light rail tram system which would be quieter. Any new train system in Second Life is most exciting to say the least.

New train track
Train station

A train journey around the trailers/campers area could possibly be very exciting indeed. It’s going to great to see these regions when they get moved over in the weeks ahead. I’ll blog more when new developments occur. I do post updates on my Twitter account (see right).


Pickle Island Progress Update – 7th September 2019

Work is still on-going over at the new Pickle island where new Linden homes and houseboats are being built. New residents have already moved in on the north side and in the weeks ahead more residents will slowly move into the new neighbourhood.

The new water lakes are very nice indeed. It’s worth checking these areas out if you love relaxing in Second Life. In the north west a new underwater area has been built where there is so much to discover. Best to put on a diving suit or something water protected.

LEA Regions Officially Goes Offline


LEA regions offline as of 4th September 2019

This morning all of the LEA regions have now officially gone offline which is really sad news. It’s a real shame nothing was saved or continued under new management. This is such a blg loss to the Second Life community.

I hope along with many others that Linden Lab could start a new LEA 2.0 program in the near future. Maybe something might happen in the 2020s. I think Second Life desperately needs a version of it back.

What do you think ?

If anything new develops with LEA 2.0 I’ll be sure to blog about it.

Farewell LEA 😦