Sixth annual Mole Day

Mole Day 2015 Poster (Texture)Monday, February 2nd, 2015 marks the 6th annual Mole Day celebrations in Second Life, and all SL residents are invited to attend festivities at the Bay City Fairgrounds, North Passage.

First held in 2010, Mole Day honours the members of the Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW), affectionately known as the “moles”, who are responsible for the construction of all of the Mainland infrastructure in Second Life – the roads, railways, waterways, and so on.

Lead by Michael Linden, and with involvement from other members of the Linden team, the moles are drawn from SL’s resident population, and comprise builders, scripters, artists and more. They take their nickname from the fact that on joining the programme, they gain a LDPW account with the last name of “Mole”, which commemorates a piece of graffiti found scrawled on buildings long ago: “Beware of the mole people!”.

The moles have also been responsible for some of the larger mainland development projects, such as creating many of the more famous sights in Nautilus and wells as undertaking initial development of Zindra, the Adult continent. The Moles also develop Linden Homes regions on behalf of the Lab, including all of the parks and places to discover within them. However, their very first project was developing Bay City itself – hence the City’s annual celebration honouring them.

The great beacon tower of Pharos, on the east coast of Nautilus. built by Garden Mole, it is one of several builds within Nautilus designed to add to the mythology of the continent and its discovery by Magellan Linden
The great beacon tower of Pharos, on the east coast of Nautilus. built by Garden Mole, it is one of several builds within Nautilus designed to add to the mythology of the continent and its discovery by Magellan Linden

This year’s Mole Day celebrations will kick-off at 17:00 SLT on Monday, February 2nd, 2015, with entertainment featuring GoSpeed Racer of KONA Radio and, from 18:00 SLT, Marky Helstein.

GoSpeed Racer will be spinning the disc and Marky Heltein providing the live music at the 2015 Mole Day celebrations
GoSpeed Racer will be spinning the discs and Marky Helstein providing the live music at the 2015 Mole Day celebrations

About Bay City and the Bay City Alliance

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab® and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest group for Residents of Bay City.

With thanks to Marianne McCann.

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2015 viewer release summaries: week 4

Updates for the week ending: Sunday January 25th, 2015

This summary is published every Monday, and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Current Viewer Releases Page, a list of all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware), and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy. This page includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog
  • By its nature, this summary presented here will always be in arrears, please refer to the Current Viewer Release Page for more up-to-date information.

Official LL Viewers

  • Current Release version: 3.7.24.297623 no change
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • No updates.
  • Project viewers:
    • Avatar Hover Height project viewer, version 3.7.25.298129 released on January 21st – allows you to adjust the vertical position of your avatar within some preset limits – (download) – note that an error in updating the SL wiki means that this viewer is not listed on the Alternative Viewer page, which is currently displaying information some two weeks old

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

V1-style

  • Cool VL Viewer updated on January 24th, the Sable branch to version 1.26.12.28 and the legacy branch to 1.26.8.86 (release notes for both)

Mobile / Other Clients

  • No Updates.

Additional TPV Resources

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