Patch Linden Talks About Linden Homes At RFL Home & Garden Expo 2021


Patch Linden talks with Saffia

On Wednesday 10th March Patch Linden VP of Product Operations talked with Saffia Widdershins at this year’s RFL Home & Garden Expo 2021 about Linden Homes and much more. The special talk session duration lasts for 1 hour / 22 minutes / 40 seconds and you can watch the full video above for the latest updates.

Patch Linden talked about his work at the lab including testing on the user experience flows (news later this year), Linden Homes (three new themes being worked on), the old Linden Homes and much more. It’s a really interesting interview with some sneak hints on whats coming next from Patch. There was mention about the process and issues on Second Life moving into the cloud.

For those that don’t know the Bellisseria continent is almost connected with the south west part of the Satori continent which is a huge development for Second Life. I can’t wait for the day when its officially connected so everyone can travel between the two continents. See my previous blog post for the latest map developments. This latest batch of new regions will increase the overall main grid region (Linden owned) count later this week.

Linden Homes Newer Updates

  • The next Linden Home theme after Chalets will be previewed at SL18B and most likely be released once the birthday is over. This new theme will blow your socks off and will have unique capabilities according to Patch
  • Chalet homes probably be released in a couple of weeks time (on map the lab have almost connected the continents)
  • Patch’s goal is to have all of the Linden Home themes released by the end of the year (if everything goes smoothly)
  • Passport system will be launching soon for Bellisseria (passport stamping kiosks with custom stamps like get your passport and discover (driver license etc)

Moving To The Cloud

  • Philip Rosedale last worked on the maps system / fix still being worked on since the uplift last year
  • Fixes are going to take time for the various Second Life issues
  • Web search has been a challenge / constant battle with the technology
  • Group chats deploy fix coming soon / most teleporting issues have been solved
  • The lab has a health dashboard to see the latest stats for teleportation (if above 95% = success rate), region crossings and more
  • Report issues via the Second Life Jira

Coronavirus

  • 2020 Relay For Life & Fantasy Faire raised alot last year according to Saffia
  • Premium Plus was not the right time to launch last year
  • Having a platform like Second Life the lab cannot be ignored
  • The lab uses Zoom internally etc for video chat meetings

Around the hour mark the session went from normal chat discussion to Q&As.

  • Demo region for Chalets is down
  • Second Life could integrate Philip Rosedale latest project with spatial audio
  • Make Second Life a web based application – the lab are looking at something according to Patch
  • No word on when the Second Life Mobile app is coming
  • VR maybe further down the road for Second Life
  • Extra styles for traditional homes on the roadmap
  • Premium Plus (larger parcels and homes) / land impacts / land impact bonus possible – no idea on when yet
  • Tier land cost increases – not on the roadmap
  • Check/organize Inventory on the Second Life website – it’s possible and a sizeable project to do

Thanks to the Lindens and the Moles for making Second Life better. Yay! 🙂

Second Life Home & Garden Expo 2021


The Second Life Home & Garden Expo 2021 is just around the corner it’s been confirmed. The 2021 event will take place from 27th February through until the 21st of March 2021. The 13th Home and Garden Expo (HGE) is in support of Relay for Life of Second Life and the American Cancer Society.

There will be a great opportunity to look at the latest house furnishing trends, attend auctions, hunts and enjoy the great entertainment throughout the event duration. It’s not yet known if there will be any new previews or announcements during the expo event of the next Linden home theme after the Chalet Linden Home theme.

The event offers something for anyone who is looking for a new home, decor or wishing to improve their building skills. This year there will be a new “special addition of Waffleville a Tinies, Dinkies and Chibit mall space” which sounds very exciting indeed.

Here is the full blog post…

Everyone is busy getting the place ready and spruced up for your visit to the Second Life Home & Garden Expo! Flowers are being planted, shrubs being trimmed, homes are painted, furniture is being moved in and acts are getting ready to wow you.

So save the dates to visit February 27th to March 21st. Catch an amazing act at the main stage, attend a talk by our exhibitors at the auditorium or check out the RFL booths to learn more about this year’s teams. Walk the sims to visit SL’s top designers, not forgetting to pop into the malls anchoring our corners and this year’s special addition of Waffleville a Tinies, Dinkies and Chibit mall space.

You can already get an idea of who will be part of this long running RFL event by visiting the sponsor page links on the left.

We can’t wait to see you once we open the doors!

Here is a list of important dates for this year’s event.

  • 18 February 2021 – Regions are delivered by Linden Labs.
  • 20 February 2021 (evening SL Time) – We hope to let you all in to begin setting up your parcels/stores.
  • 24 February 2021 (Midnight SL Time) – Setup to be finished or as close to as possible.
  • 25 February 2021 – Blogger day.
  • 26 February 2021 – Soft opening.
  • 27 February 2021 – Open!

Please spread the word 🙂

Home and Garden Expo 2020


The 2020 Home and Garden Expo in Second Life returns on  15th February to 3rd March 2020.

Exhibitors will have access to the region’s to set up their displays from 11th to 13th February. The regions will be open for preview for bloggers on 14th February.

The Home & Garden Expo is an event that seeks to support Relay For Life of Second Life, as well as its exhibitors and guests. Expo exhibitors are required to have two Relay For Life of Second Life 100% donation items at the Expo. These items must be new and exclusive to the Expo for the duration of the event. RFL of SL also benefits via the Gachas, where proceeds are evenly split between the Creator and RFL of SL.

In 2020, for the first time ever, we are also going to include a very small amount of Second Life fashion.

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Please spread the word 🙂

Scenes from Home & Garden Expo 2019


Here are some of my recent photos of Home & Garden Expo 2019 which runs until Sunday 7th April.

The H&G Expo showcases some of the grid’s best decor, homes, gardens, landscapes, furnishing designs and much more. There are over 100 exhibitors participating this year across ten regions.

The Home and Garden Expo raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL). There are events and activities happening every day from hunts, auctions, classes and much more.

If you are interested in the latest home trends and latest buildings then check out the Home & Garden Expo today.

Check out the 2019 Home and Garden website for the latest events and news.