It’s all for you

It’s all for you

Some ‘me time’, a quiet moment alone with my thoughts. In my mind we are together even when we are worlds apart.

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(reblogged) Linden Lab confirms they are in early stages of work on an iOS companion app for Second Life

This is interesting. I used to use Lumiya on Android but now have an iPhone. The app I was recommended for iOS ‘MetaChat’ does not seem to work at all (I can’t log in!)

I am interested to see what they mean by “companion app”. Usually I want a fully immersive SL experience which means a desktop viewer. But sometimes I just want to log in to to send and received messages or to chat with my friends while I am doing things in RL, like I would with Whatsapp. For me this alone would be a great thing to have.

Daniel Voyager

It’s been confirmed this week that Linden Lab are in the early stages in working towards an iOS companion app for Second Life. The lab are focused on getting a prototype out to the Second Life community at some point in the near future. The app will not be linked to a streaming service.

Inara Pey contacted Linden Lab recently with a number of questions concerning the Bit Bucket code repository that was set up by Brad Linden. The lab responded saying the following…

As you point out, we discussed at our Town Hall events last year that we’re actively looking at ways to extend the reach of Second Life to new audiences including mobile platforms. For example, we’re in the early stages of work on an iOS companion app for Second Life.  

Right now we’re focused on getting a prototype out to our Residents, at which point we’ll…

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Home Sweet Home

gardening

I have been back in Second Life now for nearly 5 months. Before that I had an 18 month break due to RL stuff. In my old life I didn’t progress that much due to my living arrangements. I was pretty much looked after and not that independent. And as such, I had a small rented skybox home but never really learned a lot about building.

This new life so far has been 100x better! It’s wonderful being independent… and building on what I learned before I was able to get up to speed quickly. Recently I saw on Twitter that land auctions were back (to be honest it’s the first time I had heard about them at all). I was living at the time in a little parcel that a friend had sold to me very cheaply. It was fine but landlocked and also laggy. Due to it being in an adult area it was also not very scenic.

So I kept my eye on a 2560 SQM parcel with a sea view and thanks to a sneaky last minute bid I managed to get it for a very reasonable price. So reasonable I managed to sell my old parcel for nearly as much!

Since then it’s taken me a few weeks but I have done a lot of landscaping. It’s a combination of using the build tools and also buying some mesh-based landscaping kits. I am very happy with the result.. my own little enchanted tropical paradise with my own beach.

home sweet home

sunrise over the beach

Most of the outdoor elements are from Studio Skye whose products I am very impressed by. Even if you are not looking to buy I highly recommend visiting their Inworld Store. By chance I bumped into the Studio Sky creator Alex Bader while there, and he was super helpful (or you might say a very good salesman).

Anyway… I am very happy with the result of my first attempt at making my own environment and I wanted to share it. It’s a lovely place to relax and for inviting friends over. Second Life is so much more rewarding when you get creative.

Here are a couple more pics I took there:

Abby came to visit

beach fire

Footnote: Thanks to my friend Silver for recommending Skye

 

A Second Life Roadrunner

Love this! Lots of great stuff in Ape’s store here https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/60333

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Riding the SG33E Roadrunner

Ape Piaggio has crafted some of Second Life’s more unusual vehicles, be they for land, air, or water (or even some combination thereof). and by “unusual”, I mean fun.

I’ve covered many of them in these pages, and am admittedly a confirmed fan of her work. Most recently, I’ve been involved in the development of her LS33W AirFish (read here for more). That project has been taking a little longer than anticipated, but there’s a good reason for this: Ape has been busy with a fun vehicle that’s she launched at the end of November: the SG33E Roadrunner.

This is a fun little 2-wheeler for running around on – particularly along the road networks of the Mainland, where I spent time testing it. Probably the best way to describe it is a marriage between an electric motor and a traditional push scooter that’s been given…

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