Stand up 2 Cancer in Second Life: the 1/2 way weekend

logo-2Stand up 2 Cancer In Second Life, organised by Still Braveheart, this weekend reaches the half-way mark in a marathon series of concerts and DJ sits taking place at over 40 venues across the grid and which features over 150 artists, performers and DJs.

The events are to raise funds for Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C) and their ground-breaking and innovative  approach to ending cancer, which puts funds directly where they are needed: into leading-edge cancer research and treatment, and undertaking aggressive research programmes. 100% of all donations made through SU2C goes directly into funding this work, none is lost to “administrative costs” or put aside for CEO or executive salaries, etc.

Since launching on September 12th, Stand Up 2 Cancer in Second Life 2015 has already brought-in donations of almost L$800,000 (approx US $3,200) in the course of its first week through in-world donations alone (people can also donate directly through the SU2C SL Team web pages – see the links at the end of this article), which has been a phenomenal response for SL residents.

The best way to keep fully abreast of SU2C activities in-world is via the Google calender of events and via Still Braveheart’s blog. – and remember, SU2C runs right through until Sunday, September 27th.  In the meantime, here’s the weekend’s line up, which may be subject to last-minute changes.

As always, all times SLT. Where a time or venue has ” against it, it means it is the same as the last entry to provide either.

Friday, September 18th

Time
Venue
Artist
11:00-12:00 noon
 Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile Garth Lannock
12:00-13:00
 “ REALLYMAD Morpork
13:00-:1400
 “ Crash Landfall
14:00-:15:00
 “ OneSummer Oh

 Kickin Mr Kev Cockney Crash Tyson
15:00-16:00
 Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile Starflower

 1st Chapter Starkz Voom
16:00-17:00
Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile ELiz Watanabe

 1st Chapter Chief Blaisdale
17:00-18:00
Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile David Csiszer

 1st Chapter Annette Wildrose
BS's Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile
BS’s Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile
Time
Venue
Artist
18:00-1900
1st Chapter Krell Karu

 Place of Grace Harmonia Trefoil

 The Only Venue Shaye Dezno

Bring a Friend and Stay Awhile Leeman Convel
19:00-20:00
 The Only Venue Parker Static

  Place of Grace Denny Mac

 Coconut Beach Bandit Eddingham
20:00-21:00
The Only Venue Dango

Coconut Beach Savannah Coronet
21:00-22:00
 “ Samm Quendra
The Only Venue
The Only Venue

Saturday, September 19th

Time
Venue
Artist
09:00-10:00
The Lemonrock Cafe Liam Defoe

 Bound Elegance Bones Writer
10:00-11:00
 The Lemonrock Cafe Anek Fuchs

 LC Live! TrickyLicks
10:00-12:00
 Bound Elegance DJ Emma
11:00-12:00 noon
 Wonderful Dreams Phil Setner

 The Lemonrock Cafe Bones Writer

 LC Live! Stickle Back
12:00-13:00
The Lemonrock Cafe Reallymad Morkpork

Wonderful Dreams Donny Collazo

 LC Live! Maximillion Kleene
12:00-14:00
Bound Elegance DJ Firewater Firecaster
The Lemonrock Cafe
The Lemonrock Cafe

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Second Life project updates 38/1: server, viewer

Pandora's box of Dreams; Inara Pey, September 2015, on FlickrPandora’s Box of Dreams September 2015 – blog post

Server Deployments, Week 38

As always, please refer to the server deployment thread for the latest updates.

On Tuesday, September 15th, the Main (SLS) channel was updated with the server maintenance package previously deployed to the three RC channels, comprising internal simulator fixes and a fix for BUG-9504 “Clicking on any object that affects the navmesh while in Mouselook dirties the navmesh”.

On Wednesday, September 16th, the RC channels were updated as follows as noted below.

Magnum and LeTigre

Magnum and LeTigre received a server maintenance package providing llGetAttachedList(), which returns a list of all visible attachments worn by an avatar in the same region (i.e. it does not currently include details of any HUDs)  as per feature requests BUG-9683. The wiki page for the function is still appears to be in preparation. Also completes feature request and BUG-9891.

Commenting on data relating to HUDs during the Simulator User Group meeting on Tuesday, September 15th, Simon Linden said, “I’m likely to change that a bit in the future to maybe allow some restricted access to HUD info, so you can get info on those too, but I need to figure out the right restrictions so it doesn’t become a privacy issue … I’m concerned about it as a  privacy thing, like I give you something, you rez it, and it sends me an IM listing all your HUDs.”

BlueSteel

The BlueSteel RC received a further roll of the server maintenance package containing internal simulator fixes to improve inventory performance. These updates had previously been deployed in weeks #36 and #37, only to be rolled back due to various issues (e.g. the “zombie eyes” situation and problems with note cards and scripts as reported in BUG-10183).

SL Viewer

On Wednesday, September 16th, the Quick Graphics project viewer updated to version 3.8.4.305063, with further tweaks to the Avatar Complexity elements. On Thursday, September 17th, the mesh importer viewer RC updated to version 3.8.4.305119.

It appears that the obsolete viewer supplied for users on XP and OS X 10.6 or earlier (version 3.7.28.300847) , may cease working with anything involving monetary transactions (e.g. the Marketplace, buying L$ through the viewer, etc.), possibly by the end of the year. This appears to be the result of compliance reasons preventing the Lab from continuing to provide that backward compatibility.

llGetEnv

During the Simulator User Group meeting, Simon threw out a question and comment relating to llGetEnv:

How useful would some new items for llGetEnv() be about simulator health? … I can imagine wanting to know both temp and normal rez counts, maybe for a specific item too – like if there are 10 projectiles already waiting.

He requested a feature request be filed on the matter, which was duly filed by Lucia Nightfire – see BUG-10263, and simon requested the people add their thoughts / ideas, noting that, “simplest ones are most likely to get attention and stand a chance of getting done.” If adding to the feature request, remember to specify how any additional data requested will help improve the SL experience for those using the function.