The following notes and audio were taken from the weekly Bento User Group meeting, held on Aditi every Thursday at 13:00 SLT. For details on each meeting and the location, please refer to the Bento User Group wiki page. Bone Survey The Bento Bone Survey, intended to gauge the level of interest in various bone proposals […]
NASA’s Curiosity rover has been sampling the sands of the “Namib Dune” the vehicle has been studying / circumnavigating for the last few weeks as it studies an extensive dune field which is slowly making its way down the slopes of “Mount Sharp” on Mars at the rate of about a metre per year. “Mount […]
Last November, I told you about the tax problems of US-based SL entrepreneurs Washu Zebrastripe and Damien Fate, who got a freakout-inducing letter from the Internal Revenue Service, double-billing them $ 65K for their earnings from Second Life. But now there’s…
Inara has an update from the last meeting that looks complete and has audio from the meeting. See: Project Bento User Group update 2 with audio. She has broken the audio clips up by topic, which is handy. For those short on time, the meat from the meeting: More bones will likely be added. At some … Continue reading →
The second public user group meeting for Project Bento took place on Thursday, January 14th 2016, continuing discussions on the new avatar skeleton extensions for Second Life. The following is intended to provide a summary of the discussion, together with audio excerpts from the meeting. It is not, however, intended to present a full transcript. […]
THE FANTASY ANGELS. announces officially its upcoming annual show THE FANTASY ANGELS FASHION SHOW 2015 SECOND EDITION – INVITATION
You are cordially invited on Saturday, June 6th at 2 PM SLT, to an indescribable event which promises to be sexy, unforgettable and full of wings, an extraordinary experience in a fascinating atmosphere of sensuality and glamour to expose exciting and exclusive designs made from some of the greatest and prestigious designers within Second Life. It´s The Fantasy Angels Fashion Show 2015, #TFAFS2015, the first show of angels in Second Life totally inspired in the Victoria’s Secret RL Fashion Shows, hosted by The Fantasy Angels Production, and which returns this year once again as never before with the special performances of the world’s sexiest, hottest and most beautiful, renowned and talented models and Supermodels of Second Life on stage like you’ve never seen them before and in the most seductive looks the world has ever seen. And more than ten designers on the scene that have joined and created each a whole collection for this event in a unique environment of sensuality and romanticism and of which you can be part this June 06th.
Fallen directly from heaven the angels you´ll see on the runway this year will be:
Jay Jay Konstantin Ragu
Don’t miss on Saturday, June 6th at 2 PM SLT, “The Fantasy Angels Fashion Show 2015”, Second edition, and the luscious stylings these sexy angels fallen straight from heaven we’ve prepared just for your pleasure. It will be an honor for us to count with the presence of each one of you honoring this event prepared with love and too much fun and sensuality in the purest way as you’ve never seen before. And you are cordially invited to enjoy after the show a PARTY with the Angels and DJ SCALA Sea in an atmosphere full of fun and music.
Sincerely yours, THEFANTASYANGELSProduction –——————————————————————————————————————————————————————- OPENING 2 pm SLT, Saturday, June 6th Show Producer: THE FANTASY ANGELS Show Concept: THE FANTASY ANGELS PRODUCTION Show Coordination : Prisilla S. Avro Script Writer: Crista Wellens ADV Show pictures: VALERIA.ENDRIZZI Host: Veronica Krasner DJ & Guess Speaker: DJ SCALA Sea Dench Official Photographers: ROU & Photo Souls SLVideo Recording by GRID STAR Entertainment Event Powered by THEFANTASYANGELSProduction –——————————————————————————————————————————————————————-
Useful Links Project Bento overview – this blog Project Bento Knowledge Base article – Linden Lab Project Bento Skeleton Guide – Linden Lab Project Bento Testing – Linden Lab Project Bento discussion forum The first public user group meeting for Project Bento took place on Thursday, January 7th 2016, marking the start of what will […]
On 3rd January 2016 Tyche Shepherd posted up the final report for 2015 for the latest region counts for Second Life. It’s not good news really because the overall the Second Life grid apparently “shrunk by 746 regions (2.9% of total) but private estates were down by 825 (4.4% of private estates) a slightly larger loss than last years net loss of 696 regions”.
Grid Survey Data
2016 is going to be a challenging year I think for Second Life with the next generation platform launching in Q1 2016 and surely that will affect the grid numbers. It’s hard to tell if private estates will grow again or decline further this year ?. We will have to wait and see.
The highest recorded was 31,988 regions in Second Life back on 13th June 2010. Today it’s dropped down to 24, 886 regions.I hope someday there will be growth for the total amount of Main Grid regions otherwise by 2020 the grid will be a much smaller place like it being under 17, 000 regions if the trends continue.
Here are the stats between 2013 to 2016 at the start of the year for comparison. Now during 2016 I will be publishing regular updates on the latest region counts, so stay tuned for that.
On 6th January 2013
Total number of Main Grid regions: 28, 036
Private Estates: 20, 921
Linden Owned: 7, 115
During 2013 private estates in Second Life decreased by 1, 719 regions which is a net loss of 8.2%
On 5th January 2014
Total number of Main Grid regions: 26, 227
Private Estates: 19, 241
Linden Owned: 6, 986
During 2014 private estates in Second Life decreased by 673 regions which is a net loss of 3.5%
On 4th January 2015
Total number of Main Grid regions: 25, 611
Private Estates: 18, 579
Linden Owned: 7, 032
During 2015 private estates in Second Life decreased by 825 regions which is a net loss of 4.4%
As of 3rd January 2016
Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 886
Private Estates: 17, 775
Linden Owned: 7, 111
What are your predictions during 2016 for region counts in Second Life ?
I went through today and updated my blog roll. I removed sites that have not posted anything in the last 12 months or so. I added two or three replacement links. I also added several from the Firestorm Gateway Project. For information on the project see: NEW: Share your love of Second Life with new … Continue reading →
First, LL has dropped the setup price for new private regions by 40% across the board. The $ 1,000 USD startup fee has been a huge barrier for people wanting their own region. Now that cost has dropped to just $ 600 USD. There have been other changes, too…for example, if you bought another resident’s grandfathered region, the region reverted to the current $ 295 per month land fee, instead of the grandfathered rate of $ 195 USD. Now you can purchase the region and get the grandfathered rate, provided you pay the $ 600 fee up front.
Second, the popular Firestorm viewer has a new release, 4.7.5. It’s mostly bug fixes and a few new features, but it should increase stability for most people and may even provide a small performance boost.
There may be terrorists running wild, but at least here you found some Good News today!