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Monday, December 11, 2017
Read Alura's story in Design.
The Silence Breakers." This is an annual tradition of theirs going back since they first gave the title to Charles Lindbergh in 1927, the man, woman, or sometimes group of people or object, whom they feel had the most impact in the news in the past year for good or ill. While often seen as a badge of honor, the title has on occasion gone to some villainous figures such as Joseph Stalin and Ayatollah Khomeini. And once in a while it goes to an object, such as the computer.
But what about Second Life? Who here has had the most significant impact in the news about the virtual world?
There's been no shortage of news in the past year from the release of Sansar, to noted residents to departed the Grid, to charity groups such as the Relay for Life, to the plans by the FCC to repeal Net Neutrality which could be potentially very bad for Second Life, and more.
This will be the fourth time the Newser has given the title. In 2014, the new CEO of Linden Lab Ebbe Linden was the Man of the Year. In 2015, the residents of Steelhead were the Community of the Year. And in 2016, the title was given to the Relay for Life in Second Life.
So who do you the readers think made the most difference in the news in Second Life this year? Please leave us your opinions below.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
From Spring 2007. Somehow I found this computer and desk, with a familiar-looking picture on the screen.
By Bisyl Shuftan
Saturday, December 9, 2017
7PM Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th
at Magicland Park, Main Street
Magicland pays tribute to the classic celebration that began in Disneyland over 55 years ago: a combination of carols, music, and the story of the Christian Nativity. Caledonia Skytower narrates along with performers from the Magicland Cast.
Narration In Voice, Music in Stream
Friday, December 8, 2017
Read the story in Places.
Read more in Other Grids, MMOs, and Games.
Winter has come to the Sunweaver Estates. Shockwave Yareach, a noted builder with accomplishments such as various Relay Weekend campsites, who owns Sunweaver Eclipse informed the Newser the place had recently taken on a look of ice and snow, suggesting it was not exactly deliberate, "My freeze ray has rendered my hot tropical island a winter wonderland. Had a we bit o trouble with the liquid nitrogen. Sadly the ray was supposed to defrost hot dogs. But oh well."
But this wasn't all. Later Shockwave messaged me of a new development out of a "Calvin and Hobbes" comic plot, "Oh no!! Roving snowgoons have invaded my sim!!" It turned out he wanted to see what would happen if he put a little code in some snowmen. But the results, not unlike with Calvin, didn't exactly go to plan as he now had a mess of scary snowmen crawling around, "Now they roam my sim."
So to get a look at the Sunweaver Estate's wintry corner, snowgoons and all, head to the Sunweaver Eclipse sim.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Going to the USS Arizona Memorial at the Oahu sim turned out to be a no-go yesterday as the sim was closed to the public. The reason, it was "Under Construction." Having an alt join the group, the place should be reopened on December 9 to a "Grand Opening" party.
As it turns out, Oahu has a couple neighbors now, and the memorial can be seen from the
Pacific West sim by turning the draw distance way up, panning around, and waiting for the image to clear up. But stepping onto the Oahu sim will result in a warning to get off or be teleported away.
Beginning on December 9 presumably, the memorial can be found at Oahu (176/22/23). The reproduction of the real-life memorial to those who lost their lives on the USS Arizona on the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Empire. About half of the over 2300 killed in the attack perished on the ship. The memorial was online for several years, including for a Pearl Harbor 70th Anniversary memorial event in 2011. The sim would be down for several months last year until it was reopened in January this year.
Thank you DonGuapo, JadeCorazon and Victoreeria (Club Vet), Curvslater (Shadow Shore) , Russell65 (The Generation), Cayleen Linette (Cay's at Woodland Lake) and BellaRose Restless (Marble Hills and StormWind).
Also thank you to Pamela Alectoris of Pamela Live for dedicating a complete show to help our wounded veterans.
Other regular contributors also made extra efforts in the month of November. Thank you:
Sunnyskies McMahon (Bama Country)
possum1 Elan (Pismo Beach)
Earl Topaz (Young)
COOLSIX (Luquillo Beach)
tbranno (Sweetest Thing)
XxCH3LLZxX (Shadow Shore)
Littlebit31okla(Saddles Canyon Country)
Our monthly benefit at Veteran's Isle could not have gone on without the help of Gjackie Winkler and Waya Snowpaw. And of course Dahlea Milena!!
Then the performers and their management who donated their valuable time deserve a big round of applause. Thank you:
All the folks at Whispering Sands Promotions
Keep it up Second Life, our wounded veterans deserve it!
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Read the story in Fashion.
Read Gemma's article in Events.
On Saturday December 2, There was a Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute band performance at the Relay for Life's Christmas Expo. The real life band is known for two things: their modern twist to some classic Christmas songs, and the light show performed at their concerts. And it was the same thing with the tribute band on the Grid.
Get Here Early for The Amazing TransSiberian Orchestra @ SL Christmas Expo! ** You've heard their music on the radio in RL... You may of seen them live... The band comprised of heavy metal giants from groups such as Megadeath, Savatage, Journey.. have put together a Christmas show that is second to none, and Mavendorf Entertainment is performing the famous Ghosts of Christmas Eve Show to Benefit the Relay For Life of Second Life!
There were a number of performers, including child avatars for the choir music. Many tens of thousands of Lindens were raised, some people at times offering to match the amount donated in the next two to five minutes.
"The most magical thing about this night, we will now reiterate, is no matter where you are in life, it never is.. too late."
We thank you so much for being a part of such an amazing group!! Relay for Life and the Christmas Expo are beyond!!! YOU make tha difference by being here.. shopping (shop folks shop!!) building a snowman, buying a raffle and donating to a kiosk.. all our musicians donate their time !!
Don't forget to stop by the 2017 Christmas Expo this week.
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From November 28. Pooky Amsterdam's Pookymedia helped make this video for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Virtual Campus, "Virtual and immersive environments work exceedingly well and very affordably for those learning foreign languages. We recently had the opportunity to work on this advertisement with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Virtual Campus to showcase how their exciting platform within Second Life is teaching students around the globe."
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Club Cutlass: Best in 'F," TBA, TBA
The Happy Vixen: Silly Hats, Navy, Canines and Canids, Stranger Things, Silks, Swing, Topless, CAYA
Club Zero Gravity: Holiday Sweaters, Military
Furry Fashion Lounge: Sci-fi, Musicals, Colors, Country, Rave, Swing, Hybrids Cartoons
Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.
Read the story in Places.