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This week’s Destination Guide highlights are all about the summer heat and good beats. While the summer sun continues to shine, there are several beach hot spots and lively music events that you’ll want to explore. Highlights include a two-week arts and music festival, a flashback music fest, a spicy new beach club and more. If you’re looking to escape the heat and enjoy a William Shakespeare play or sip some ale in a historic tavern, you can time warp to London in the Tudor era. Whatever your bag, there’s always something to keep you hot, cool, calm or crazy in Second Life. Indie Teepee Opens noon (Pacific) on July 21! Indie Teepee, held through Aug. 6, brings people together through their love of song and art – breaking down barriers and providing a haven for music genres like indie, alternative, rock, electronic dance music and hip-hop. The event includes live music performances, original mesh designs and the creative forum. Full schedule at indieteepee.com. Visit in Second Life Tudor London in Time Portal Step through the Time Portal in the laboratory and visit London during the Tudor era. Have some ale at the tavern, visit the market, train your abilities with a sword and enjoy a new play by William Shakespeare at the Globe Theater at the end of the street! You can also shop with some of the best creators of historical items in SL. Visit in Second Life OMGoshigans Event at ShenaniganS Great Ormond Street Hospital (the Gosh in OMGoshigans) stands at the forefront of children's medicine and represents the pinnacle of research and development in the field. ShenaniganS is holding a marathon of music from 4 a.m. (Pacific) on July 21st to 10 p.m. on July 24th with performances "donated" by musicians, singers and deejays who perform and ask for donations to a single cause - OMGoshigans. Visit in Second Life 60's Summer Rock Fest Experience the look, feel and sounds of the 60's as Templeton Cove presents a weekend celebration of music, peace and love in an outdoor event space and campgrounds. Event held July 22 - 24. Visit in Second Life Fashion Dazzle Event Fashion Dazzle is a monthly designer event in Second Life. If you have wings of a dove, come dazzle! Visit in Second Life Frisky Beaver Beach Club The Frisky Beaver Beach Club is a live music concert venue that is also designed for exploring. Hang out, swim or jump on a scooter, bicycle or trampoline. Play a game of Greedy or enjoy the music and dance! Visit in Second Life Altitude A forgotten island containing the remnants of an old hangar is home to Altitude. Hang-out in the club, play or listen to music including weekly live performances. Use the open stage, available to all visitors. Whether enjoying the music, searching for photo opportunities or relaxing on the windswept beach, there is something for everyone. Visit in Second Life Woodcrest University Life goes on as usual for this college town...but unbeknownst to them, between its classes and college parties, a hidden society has been rising behind the walls of the Woodcrest University. Men and women have sworn to protect and keep out any unworldly creatures that may try to enter and wreak havoc upon their city. Who are these secret guardians? More at worldofsoap.wixsite.com/wosrpg. Visit in Second Life Slaughter Creek Manor Christopher Crawley and his bride Elizabeth arrived at Monte Cristo in 1876. 137 years later, they are still here... Visit in Second Life La Vanilla Nightclub Enjoy a laid-back vibe with modern music and golden oldies at La Vanilla Nightclub, which is the sequel to *The Sun* and Back2the80's.Open to the LGBTIQ community and like-minded. Visit in Second Life Don’t forget to share your Second Life pictures with our official Second Life Flickr —  where we select our Pic of the Day features. Have you updated your Place Page yet? In addition to the Destination Guide, Place Pages are a new way for creators to share their unique destinations in Second Life — including 360-degree photos! Our featured Place Page this week is the Moya Chapel in the French Riviera. If you have a place of your own that you want to share with the rest of us, make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.

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How to reduce draw distance ?
Hello this is my first post here as i found the forum while looking for an external graphics card . I'm quite new to Sl and it does work on my 4GB Win7 32 bit 5 series intel graphics laptop (panasonic CF-52) it is very unstable , crashing out - freezing - text goes blurred and unreadable and a very low frame rate if there's a bunch of people dancing . An external cooling fan now ensures heat is not a problem . Firestorm is unusable so i went for SL's own viewer (yet i can't uninstall firestorm because it wants to take the sl viewer with it ?) and having tried Catznip the sl viewer is better . I have upgraded to fibre broadband but must wait a week for installation but do hope for an improvement overall . In the mean time i have been repeatedly told by others users while wandering the world that my 64m draw distance is killing my experience , one girl said she uses 10m and another 12. I can't move the slider any lower and so i believe i must alter something in the debug menu . I would be very grateful if someone could offer me a dummies guide to doing this please . 
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