Lab Gab Episode 5 – Halloween Special!


Here is the Halloween special episode. 

Lab Gab Episode 5 airs today from 3pm SLT/PDT over on the official Second Life YouTube channel hosted by Xiola Linden and Strawberry Linden. They will be exploring some “de-frightful spots” around Second Life and sharing top Halloween themed things with some scary stories. 

Here is the full blog announcement on episode 5…

Scary movie rules state that no matter what – there must always be a sequel! Xiola and Strawberry are back this week for another chilling and thrilling episode of Lab Gab – with more frightening fun and spirited excitement!

We have some de-frightful spots to explore and need your help to make sure we survive the trials of our adventures in – The Spooky Side of Second Life Returns! 

We’ll also be sharing some of our top Halloween themed things and scary stories – there’s a ghost story in there somewhere! 

We might need to take a trip to a lovely autumnal experience after the bone-chilling venture – good thing there are so many scenic spots for us to lighten the mood and recover after our journey into maniacal madness.

Tune in to our Official YouTube Channel (or check us out on our new Mixer channel or Facebook Live! Via our Official Facebook page) to watch on Wednesday, October 23rd at 3 pm PT/SLT. 

Please spread the word about this. Thanks very much. 

Press Release: Ebbe Linden Bear To Debut 2019 SL Christmas Expo


Ebbe Linden CEO of Linden Lab will be unveiling his brand new special Ebbe Linden bear during the upcoming Second Life Christmas Expo 2019 for a L$250 donation to the American Cancer Society. The design of the new Linden bear will be shown to the public on Thursday 5th December 2019 during the opening of the SL Christmas Expo.

Linden Lab will be revealing their 4th edition of the Linden Homes and taking part in the Lights Of Hope Holiday Home Decorating Contest.

Here is the full press release today…

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
October 15, 2019
For more Information contact: Nuala Maracas slchristmasexpo.com@gmail.com

Ebbe Linden Bear To Debut @ 2019 SL Christmas Expo

Linden Lab is doing its part to add to the Magic Of Christmas in Second Life, and help the American Cancer Society fight Childhood Cancer. Already a partner in the fight against cancer, the Lab is joining in the Expo goal to provide at least $20,000 for VR Headsets for kids in treatment.

As already announced, Linden Lab will be revealing their 4th Edition of the coveted Linden Homes and taking part in the Lights Of Hope Holiday Home Decorating Contest.

And Now Even Bigger News! Since becoming CEO in 2014 Ebbe Linden is the lone Linden without his own bear… until now! A Very Special EBBE LINDEN BEAR will be available during the EXPO for a L$250 donation to the American Cancer Society. Linden Bear collectors take note! The design of the bear will be revealed on Dec 5th at the opening of the Expo so do not miss out on this opportunity!

More Than 150 Merchants! Breedables! Entertainment! Linden Home Reveal! Don’t miss The All I Want For Christmas Kids Fashion Runway Show, Lights of Hope Christmas Decoration Show and HUGE Raffles, The 2019 SL Christmas Expo is the place to be!

Mark Your Calendars for Dec 5 – 15 and Believe in The Magic of Christmas!

The SL Christmas Expo is in support of the American Cancer Society and its Childhood Cancer programs. For More Information visit http://slchristmasexpo.com or the ACS Campus in Second Life 􀀁http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/128/96/22

Patch Linden Is Now The Vice President of Product Operations


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On Monday 7th October Patch Linden announced on the Second Life Forums that he has now moved position at Linden Lab. Patch Linden new title is the Vice President of Product Operations. 

Thanks everyone for the congrats and well wishes!  My new title is Vice President of Product Operations.

It has been an honor and pleasure in serving the community over the past 12+ years. 

Patch has worked in many departments over the years at the lab from Concierge, to being the Operations Support Manager, working on the Product team to Land Operations which includes the Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW). 

Patch recently was the Senior Director of Product Operations and this week (starting 7th October) he has become the Vice President of Product Operations. Wooot!!

Congratulations Patch and well done. Thanks for everything you have done to make Second Life more amazing over the years.

 

Terrain added to the New Extension South Of The SSP Continent


Terrain added to the new extension on 2nd October 2019

Last weekend the Moles added a huge new extension south of the SSP continent. The new regions start from SSP601 to SSP700 which is like a small continent. 

Today on Wednesday 2nd October it looks like the new extension now has it’s own new terrain. It will be interesting to see how this new extension develops in the weeks and months ahead.


The two region wide channel update 

Today Patch Linden has confirmed the two region wide channel from Bellisseria to Jeogeot is in fact a temporary bridge between the continents. The regions will be replaced as work continues down south and east. 

I’ve said elsewhere before, the two region wide channel is a temporary bridge between the continents.  It is not necessary to maintain it in present form and will be replaced with regions as we work our south and east. 



There was mention earlier in the year that there needs to be at least 38, 000 new homes to cover all the occupied old style linden homes. This new southern extension makes that very clear indeed. 

The new extension south of SSP on 28th September 2019
Houseboats area moved to the north east

New developments on the Bellisseria Continent – 2nd October 2019

New campers/trailers are now appearing around SSPE62 and SSPE100. There are new water areas around the mountain areas worth exploring.

Pickle Island

The new homes development down south is coming along nicely with new water areas, new homes, new houseboats and more.

Winter Expo / SL Christmas Expo 2019 & New Discoveries

It’s believed these three regions will be used for the upcoming Winter Expo happening in early December 2019. The SL Christmas Expo 2019 starts December 5th to 15th December 2019. I would imagine the lab will be showcasing the current themes and new themes during the annual event. The lab could release a super premium announcement during this period.

My predictions for these new regions…

WE2019 1 – this region looks to be showcasing the new commercial area

SSPWE2019 2 – this region is showcasing Traditional Houses (bottom), Houseboats (top right) and Campers/Trailers (top left)

WE2019 3 – this region could be used for the new Linden home theme 4

New Discoveries

This is a large scale operation the Moles and the Lab are doing right now with the building of new homes on the Bellisseria continent, testing on the SSP continent with the new extension etc and now with preparations for the upcoming winter expo.

I would imagine before the end of 2019 we will see thousands of new homes, new areas, new campers/trailers built, the train line would of been extended out further, a new 4th LH theme announced and a super premium announcement.

It’s going to be very exciting indeed during the last three months of 2019.