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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Meet The Lindens At SL14B - Lead Community Manager Xiola Linden Took Questions From The Audience

Well Second Life's 14th Birthday seems to have come around so quickly!  The year has just flown past!  Among the attractions at SL14B, there are a series of Meet the Lindens shows presented  by Designing Worlds' Saffia Widdershins.  I went over to see Saffia interviewing  Xiola Linden who is the Lead Community Manager at Linden Labs.  Xiola came across as very friendly and helpful and was pleased to accept questions from the audience.  I asked her what advances she could foresee to make avatars even more lifelike, as the introduction of mesh has altered so much in SL.  Xiola thought the new Bento mesh heads and hands were a great new development, she also loved the new mesh hair textures and the fact that these items had HUDS.   She seemed in awe of the designers in the SL community, saying Linden Labs supply the tools and are amazed at what the community do with them.  She isn't wrong, there are some genius's out there in our virtual world.  I really enjoyed the show, I had a job getting into the sim at the beginning as it was packed, but I managed eventually.  There is another Meet the Lindens today at 2pm when Engineering Director Oz Linden and Director of Product Grumpity Linden appear. Teleport early to avoid disappointment.

Janey Bracken
Xiola and Saffia


Minxy Woodsheart celebrated her Birthday at Zorro's Tavern tonight.  I was late getting over there, but everyone was having a fantastic time.  Happy Birthday Minxy, I hope you had a brilliant day!

Janey Bracken

Monday, 19 June 2017

The White Sandy Beaches And Warm Sunshine At The HangOut Party

We are having a bit of a heatwave in the UK at the moment, those real life beaches have been packed with people making the most of the sun.  The warm weather puts a whole new complexion on how people feel, it lifts them and makes them happy. Well we do need lifting don't we, I guess most people are fed up with the constantly depressing news and the terrible things that seem to be happening almost daily in our lives.  That's why Second Life can be place to forget all our woes and have a bit of fun as we get together on line and enjoy each other's company.  Summer is definitely here in SL too, HangOut owner and dj Janis Short put on a wonderful Beach Party tonight and she supplied a brilliant set of those California dreaming songs that visualise those deep azure blue skies, sparkling oceans and golden beaches. Another lovely party at the HangOut, thanks Janis!

Janey Bracken

Under the Sea at the Club Underground

It was a fishy affair at the Club Underground tonight, the Club was sparkling with mermaids, mermen, deep sea divers, pirates and shoals of colourful fishes swimming about.  It was a fabulous party with the theme of 'Under the sea', so it was lots of fun.  Dj Bliss did us proud with a wonderful set of ocean related tunes and she looked stunning dressed as a  mermaid sitting on her giant seahorse.  These SL parties are so pretty, the Club looked gorgeous and everyone looked fabulous; It was a great evening! There is a new dj appearing at the Club Underground on Wednesday, be sure to go over and welcome DJ Tyger.

Janey Bracken