Four more SSP regions added north of the new SSP Continent


New SSPX regions added

According to last week’s new SL regions in the past week thread on the VirtualVerse One Forums it looks like four new SSP regions have been added north of the new SSP continent. These new regions all marked with X at the end I think will be used for testing as it’s right next door to the SSP2 QA Test region. Now there are 389 SPP regions on the grid as of today.

For the moment SSP stands for Super Secret Project. It will be interesting if the lab will change this name when the regions open to the public at some point during 2019.

Here is the first screenshot I took back on 20th August 2018. A small continent of just 80 regions.

Here is a screenshot of what the SSP regions looked like back on 2nd September 2018 when it grew into a large continent of 384 regions.

Here is a screenshot of what the SSP regions looks like today on 16th January 2019.

It looks clear these regions will be used for new Linden homes (look at all those white dots) with a plenty of docks/waterways/mountains and much more planned. At the moment it looks mainly empty down south of the SSP continent and I wonder what the lab has planned for them.

Hopefully Linden Lab will announce something about these SSP regions soon. I would expect we will hear news before the end of Q1 2019 or possibly at the latest in Q2 2019.

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Hover Bug Resolved After Tinies Protest At Governor Linden’s Mansion


For those that didn’t know apparently last Friday 11th January there was a huge number of tiny avatars that held a protest at Governor Linden’s Mansion in Clementina about the Hover Bug. The (BUG-225893) was making some tinies and mesh avatars float a few feet off the ground.

The Clementina 45 avatar limit was reached pretty quickly apparently and nearby regions became extra busy. Many attended with protest signs and even pitchforks. The Governor Linden’s Mansion in Second Life was originally built by Steller Sunshine (first SL resident) during the early testing days (Alpha) of Second Life.

The good news is that on Monday 14th January Linden Lab updated the status page saying this incident has been resolved. The lab have been working on this issue for the last few weeks or so.

Good work all around I say to resolve this issue.

Linden Lab confirms they are in early stages of work on an iOS companion app for Second Life


It’s been confirmed this week that Linden Lab are in the early stages in working towards an iOS companion app for Second Life. The lab are focused on getting a prototype out to the Second Life community at some point in the near future. The app will not be linked to a streaming service.

Inara Pey contacted Linden Lab recently with a number of questions concerning the Bit Bucket code repository that was set up by Brad Linden. The lab responded saying the following…

As you point out, we discussed at our Town Hall events last year that we’re actively looking at ways to extend the reach of Second Life to new audiences including mobile platforms. For example, we’re in the early stages of work on an iOS companion app for Second Life.  

Right now we’re focused on getting a prototype out to our Residents, at which point we’ll be looking for feedback and suggestions. In the early stages, we will not be tying the app to a streaming service. However, we don’t have anything to formally announce yet about the specific features, capabilities, and availability.

It’s important to mention that Linden Lab have not formally announced anything yet. It’s early days but it’s good news to hear the lab are working on an iOS mobile app and hopefully they will make one for Android users.

Are you excited about having Second Life on mobile ?

Deciding on upgrading to Flickr Pro


For the past 12 years I have uploaded my Second Life journey on Flickr and I have enjoyed sharing my adventures with everyone. Since then I have uploaded a huge 26. 803 photos (269 pages) in total to date with over 1, 500 followers.

As many know already Flickr made big changes to the service recently and I’m still deciding on what to do going forward.

Important dates

January 8, 2019: Free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos and videos. Free accounts with more than 1,000 items will no longer be able to upload new photos or videos.

February 5, 2019: Any items over the 1,000-upload limit will be at risk of deletion, starting with the oldest of the items. Photos licensed through Creative Commons before November 1, 2018 will not be deleted, even for accounts over the 1,000 limit.

I have downloaded my Flickr data today just in case which backs up all photos, videos, account preferences, profile information and everything else. In a month’s time my Flickr photos will be at risk of deletion. I was on Flickr Pro for a few years or so then went down to using the free version of it.

You can use this tool to download the information that Flickr has about your account, including account preferences, profile information, and your photos and videos. This process will take some time, so we’ll send you an email when it’s ready for you to download.

Is it really worth upgrading to Flickr Pro ?

Or should I go else where to upload photos from Second Life etc ?