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  1. As concerns about the current coronavirus outbreak continue, we want to assure the community that we have taken steps to ensure that the Second Life operations stay steady while also helping our employees stay safe through this public health crisis. Our hearts and thoughts go out to those who have been affected by this unprecedented event. Second Life will continue to be available without interruption as we get through this tough time together. Due to our previous crisis contingency planning and the flexible nature of our distributed workforce, we are not expecting any changes to respons
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  2. Hi Residents! I’ve come to ask for a favor. We’re in a really exciting time in the history of Second Life. We’re in the home stretch on moving the grid to the cloud. We hit a fun milestone a few days ago, and now there’s over 1,000 regions running in the cloud! Everyone in the Lab is working hard on this project, and we’re moving very quickly. I just got out of a leadership meeting where we went over what’s currently in flight, and there’s so many things moving that I lost track of them all. It’s amazing! The favor I’ve come to ask you for is your patience. We’re doing
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  3. Hi Everyone! For the near future, I'm going to post inventory levels of the New Linden Homes on this post in an effort to let everyone know what is available at the time we report the counts: As of: 15 May 2020 @ 12:43pm SLT/PDT Home Type Available Campers 1 Houseboats 0 Log Homes 31 Traditional 1 Victorian 2 Please note these inventory levels may change drastically and suddenly without warning. We will try to keep them
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  4. There’ve been quite a few rumors about changes at the Lab and their possible effects on Second Life and Tilia. The truth is that we have made a few operational and personnel changes to ensure that we continue to stay strong for the next decade and beyond. This means that we had to say goodbye to a few employees, but at the same time we also strengthened our team by bringing back some heavy hitters who will help make Second Life better than ever. So, Second Life is still here and still strong. We’re continuing to invest in its future and you’ll see the results of our commitment this year
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  5. Hi Everyone! I know there is a lot of anticipation built up around the release of Stilt Homes. We have been working diligently to get them done and release ready in the midst of a tremendous larger project, known as Uplift. We've hit a huge milestone with that today, where 100% of the regions on the grid have now been uplifted. That said, we still have some work to do in our preparation along side that having happened, some of which had to be paused off and on in between things happening. Hopefully, we'll make more progress over the upcoming week, and there is a holiday we're workin
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  6. Today we’re rolling out a new logo for Second Life. Second Life has seen a surge of interest from people new to SL, longstanding residents, and groups and businesses seeking a uniquely interactive place for gatherings and special events. With this renewed attention we decided it was time to update a key part of how we tell the world what SL is all about. Second Life is still going strong, with a devoted and energetic resident community, and we want everyone to know that. The old logo has served us well but no longer projects our vision for SL as we move into this next decade. T
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  7. Back by popular demand! After being gone for almost a decade, last names in Second Life are now available once again! THE HISTORY OF LAST NAMES So, what’s the big deal you say? Well, a bit of context might be helpful for newcomers and those who created an account at any time in the past decade or so. Back in the day, Second Life Residents were given the option at registration of selecting from a variety of pre-determined “last name” options. The use of shared “last names” helped build community among Residents who found instant kinship and bonding amidst these newfound virtual f
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  8. Like many of you, we are feeling a combination of horror and outrage over the history of racism against Black lives. What we continue to witness is deeply disturbing and demanding of immediate social change. The killing of George Floyd seen on video around the world is only one in a long and unacceptable series of violent and racist attacks and discriminatory behavior directed against people of color. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, all victims of systemic oppression and violence, and with Black communities across the U.S., the globe, and the virtual world in condemn
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  9. Hello everyone! I am back, and this time with another staggering 4,828 new Linden Homes ready for your ownership! The theme, as many of you saw in the ACS Demo region, is Log Homes. These 4,828 parcels (over 230 regions) marks our biggest release to date by far! Featuring: Four styles of Log Homes Vast rural regions with stunning scenery, including giant redwoods. Additional Railway accessibility (coming soon) More Rez Zones for your boats, horses, bikes, golf carts, ATVs, tractors... There will be more regions of all types of homes
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  10. Coming Soon™ - Log Homes. But.... Not This Week™
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  11. Hi everyone! I’m here today to introduce you to the newest Linden Homes, Bellisseria continent feature: Weather! Starting today you can experience so many of your favorite weather effects! Things such as: Tornadoes! Get swept away in the fierce and mighty F5’s of Bellisseria… Lightning! Put away your golf clubs and umbrellas as this electrifying experience takes charge of your earthly surroundings, duck for cover and standing under trees may not be safe! Rain! Need a shower? Now you have one. April showers bring May f
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  12. This forum post is to serve as a longer form message which will be linked to by the Linden Homes messaging system. Hello everyone! This is just a friendly reminder that while Bellisseria may be connected to mainland, it is not mainland. Living in Bellisseria means abiding by the Covenant for Linden Homes. If you have not yet done so, please take a moment to read the Covenant by going to your Linden Home and looking under World > About Land > Covenant. Something we have been hearing many complaints about lately are Residents using security orbs that are not set co
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  13. Hi Residents! We rolled out some changes to how region crossings work this week, and I want to explain a little about why and what we changed. Please note that this blog post is gonna be a bunch more technical than my normal posts, because this is a tricky technical thing. Here’s a really quick summary, however: As part of moving regions to the cloud we discovered that region crossings between the cloud and our data center were terrible. Since we now had an easy way to reproduce the issue, we dug into it, and were able to find some really old bugs, and fixed them. Hooray! And
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  14. Howdy everyone! I have returned with an update! 😁 We have just met with Yavanna and I am super excited to say that we will be working more closely together going forward on not only helping to support the pod tours system as it currently exists, but also expanding it in to other areas it does not reach today. I'm sure that as expansions and other fun add-ons unfold, there will be more updates on those as they happen. For the immediate future, the pod tour system should be retuning to normal functionality. Thanks to all for the feedback!
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  15. As the new year begins, we have some exciting news to share. The migration of Second Life to the cloud is now complete! All the interconnected services and databases that collectively provide you with Second Life have been migrated to Amazon’s cloud servers. The "uplift" to the cloud will help bring better simulator performance and also improves our ability to diagnose problems and scale our systems for future growth and improvements. Here’s a peek at the former cage in our colocation facility that housed our servers since 2009, now cleaned out and completely empty. Many
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  16. We've been working hard on the Uplift of Second Life. If you have not been following this project, that's what we're calling the migration of our Second Life simulators, services, and websites from a private datacenter to hosting in The Cloud (Amazon Web Services). It's a massive, complicated project that I've previously compared to converting a steam-driven railroad to a maglev monorail -- without ever stopping the train. This undertaking has at times been smooth sailing, at other times a very bumpy ride. We wanted to share some more of the story with you. Our goal has been to move SL in
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  17. Good day, all! Just jumping in to respond to a few of the comments... A few folks are speculating that this is the end of SL and nothing could be further from the truth. Any talk of dismantling or radically changing the fundamentals of SL that we know and love is inaccurate. While we can't get into specific details about the deal itself, I want to emphasize the fact that this keeps Linden Lab as an independent venture led by two investors who have a great deal of awareness about what SL is and isn't. They are excited to join and help us grow both SL and Tilia while also respecting an
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  18. Hey Folks! Another quick update - the team involved in fixing up the issues is hard at work on many things, our issue preventing us from doing a large scale release is one of the many things they are working on with all things uplift. Tomorrow is another day and we're ready to release more homes as soon as they can get things fixed up for us to move forward. Again, thank you for your patience and I'll post another update as quickly as I can. -Patch
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  19. Love my shared new stilt house I am decorating with my friend. I really did not think stilts would be my style, but a she convinced me, to come and try it. Now I love it. A different Angle from my friend
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  20. Hello everyone! We are proud to announce the release of our brand new Log Home community area, The Randelsham Tree House, as I teased prior. The Randelsham Tree House is located in the lush Randelsham Forest and is a great community hangout place surrounded by stunning natural scenery. It has railroad access and it’s own station, Randelsham Station. Like other community areas before it, the tree house is able to be reserved as a community use space to gather with the community, your friends. socialize, hold events, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. -Patch Linden a
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  21. The big day is here! The Environmental Enhancement Project has been released grid-wide. As of today the default viewer download and all regions on the grid fully support EEP! If you have not been following this exciting project, you can check out this wiki page and the community discussion. EEP offers: Environment objects that you can keep in your inventory and share with others Parcel-level control of environments Up to four different, independently controlled sky layers More options for customization New LSL functions rolling out as part of EEP allow s
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  22. Hi Everyone! An update on where we're at with the Stilt home regions release. We tried with all of our might today to get them in to everyone's hands that wants them. Sadly our plans were thwarted by unforeseen complications. We're hoping to work through some more of this tomorrow, and I'll be back with another update as quickly as possible! Have a great evening and thank you for your patience with us as we work through these issues. -Patch, the Moles and the Second Life Land Operations team
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  23. I find it very entertaining to switch my looks according to my mood. I woke up one day and decided to change my shape into a more petite and "model" look. Before (with Genesis Lab bento head): After (with Genus bento head):
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  24. Well, this is awkward... Due to the ongoing public health crisis, we’ve experienced an unprecedented surge in demand for new Second Life regions. While we are thrilled by the heightened interest, the increased demand has consumed our available inventory of full regions and homesteads (there are still many parcels available on existing regions, both on the mainland and from private estates). We are committed to maintaining (and improving) the stability and performance of Second Life. So while we are very gratified that we can be of help to people in these trying times, unfortunately,
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  25. Howdy! Back with another update, and probably the last prior to the Holidays. I have restored my original release post above. We have concluded several rounds of testing region releases and have determined that we can proceed at a paced release. We will release regions on a timed frequency throughout the rest of today while monitoring systems and progress. We will pick up doing so again after the Holidays. I can not predict how many we may get through or by when, but we'll do our best to get as many out as safely possible. That said, the KVP system while fixed is probably
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  26. In general, everything is still running full steam ahead. There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes, and not just for my team, but across the Lab. The uplift efforts are proceeding very well and you'll see even more about that soon I'm sure. As for me and the LDPW team, I took a real vacation with a bit of a daring trip to the house of mouse. Prior to that the we'd been super busy working on several large scale events, such as Titmouse and all the fun stuff we're just releasing around Halloween like the huge shopping event, Swagginator, all our gift and Halloween content, th
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  27. Recently got the lelutka Nova head, and this is my look today.Tomorrow i might look different, since I like to play with the shape until i'm satisfied with it.
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  28. 2020 has been quite the year for everyone, all around the world. We wanted to take a moment to wish you a safe and happy holiday season. I thought I would do another employee campaign, similar to the SL17B campaign that I did back in June. This time I asked different teams to volunteer for a seasonal image. The following are the teams that volunteered, and the last image is (almost) all of us, right after one of our All Hands Meetings! Season’s Greetings from the Executive team - they make all the important decisions! Season’s Greetings from the Tilia team -
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  30. https://www.flickr.com/photos/patchlinden/50740900757
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  32. When you get likened to your literary hero, you may as well go all out with it. (Yes, I even hid the fingernails on my right hand, to mimic Stephen Maturin's three missing fingernails.) An infrequent triple-image post from me, with slightly different photo treatment on the full-body shot than on the close-ups. And I was so glad I finally managed to find the perfect sideburns for this look. (Not sorry about the tintype borders. I love 'em )
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  33. As has been mentioned, do not abandon your homes. A quick clarification on styles and such. There are 4 floor plans to the Stilt Home theme. There will be two placement options offered on the home selection page of the site. One of the selections will find the house placed where there are stairs are anchored to land, so those houses will be either the over land or maybe partially over the water for home placement. The other option offered will be for a home fully over water (no entry stairs). This is how you'll be able to choose witch type of placement you could select. In genera
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  34. thank you @momomoonusagi for that awesome little mermaid kid ❤️
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  35. This was yesterday and the day before and the day before that lol. Raw shot in BD. Huge hugs to @Sylvia Tamalyn for cleaning up prims at the hangout so I could rezz stuff for this shoot.
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  36. Riley and I at PAL Park an hour or so ago. 😊
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  37. I tried for 12 hours to get into Uber to get the new Deadwool Jacket and i was really desperate.
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