Monday, April 12, 2021

Help Wanted: The NightZone Now Hiring Managment, Djs, and Hosts

The NightZone is now hiring managment, Djs and hosts. We are a brand new club that offers the hottest Rock, Pop, and Top40. The owners take pride in the club and the staff and are looking for reliable people to move forward. So what is holding you back? Drop in, apply, and work for one of the nicest venues in Second Life.

Contact Jodancooke Resident or Fairyqueen91 Resident (Magic Weatherspoon) for more information.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


A number of you have seen the 1971 movie "Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory" and/or the 2005 remake "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." While there's no chocolate factory like this in real life, someone made it appear here in Second Life. Gemma Cleanslate took it upon herself to head there and explore this "sweet operation."
Read Gemma's article in Places.

Announcement: DJ Matt at RFL DJ Competition April 13

To ALL my Friends and Followers

I am participating in the Celebrate - Remember - Fight Back (CRFB) Top DJ Competition in support of the American Cancer Society.

I will be performing my set at  ARINULTRA CAY   Tuesday  April 13 @ 7pm slt

I hope you will be able to come out and support me!  Voting is done by donations to the American cancer Society Relay For Life Kiosk, and the top 4 fundraisers move on to the championship rounds!
Please Support Me and Help Fight Cancer!

Voting is Simple

I will have a Relay For Life Kiosk next to me (where my TipJar would be).  The more L$ donated the more votes!  Last year the average total of the preliminary round competitors was more than L$60,000 each.

Please help me to be one of the top four DJ's in the Preliminary Round who will advance to the semi-finals.  

Lets do this TOGETHER and  Help the American Cancer Society Beat Cancer!!

I Hope to see you all at ARINULTRA CAY   Tuesday  April 13 @ 7pm slt

"Why I Relay" by DJ Matt

Announcement: This Week at the Seanchai Libraries


Join us for stories presented LIVE in Second Life, on Seanchai Library's properties in Kitely.

All events at Nowhereville (203/43/26) , unless otherwise noted.

Stories told in open voice unless otherwise noted. All times SL/PT

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**MONDAY, April 12th at 7pm: MOTE IN GOD'S EYE continues with Gyro Muggins.

**TUESDAY, April 13th:

    ~ at Noon: RUSSELL EPONYM, Live! with music, and poetry in Ceiluradh Glen, live :

    ~ at 7pm: Neil Gaiman's CORALINE continues with Willow Moonfire.

**WEDNESDAY, April 14th at 7pm: Tae Keller's WHEN YOU TRAP A TIGER. This year's Newbery Medal-winner begins with Caledonia Skytower

**THURSDAY, April 15th at 7pm: POETRY THIS YEAR, Caledonia shares this year's student chosen poems from the program that she coordinates for her State as part of her RL job.


Sunday, April 11, 2021

Cartoon of the Day

By Bixyl Shuftan


Last Chance To See The VWBPE Exhibits


Yesterday April 10 was the VWBPE's volunteer appreciation party. And those such as Gemma Cleanslate whom were among the volunteers for the event were thanked for their help. It was also mentioned that today, Sunday April 11 will be the last day people can see the VWBPE exhibits. After that, the place will be closed to the general public for another year.

Click here for more details.

A Correction


A few days ago, the Newser reported that Raglan Shire had reached the age of fifteen. As it turned out, we made a slight mistake. The community actually turned fourteen. The Newser regrets the error, though still wishes the community happy anniversary.

Bixyl Shuftan

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Announcement: RFL USO Dance Today


USO BYOK Swing Dance for Team SHB Gems

7-9 pm SLT Saturday April 10

Sounds of the big band 40's all provided by the Sunbeamer's own Cynthia Farshore

Coming in a military uniform is encouraged but not mandatory.

Announcement: Relay Paintball Match Today

*What: Friendly Game of Paintball!  Tournament Style

*When: Sunday, April 11th
          Teams start gathering at 10am, actual tournament starts at 12pm slt
12-2pm slt DJ Theon Ruby
2pm Just City Tribute to Huey Lewis & the News         

*Why: We are raising funds for Relay for Life of Secondlife

*How: 1 team of 4 people, 50L per person....  teams will buy a colored t shirt from the ACS Vendor ( please pick your team color ahead of time so everyone knows which color to buy!!)  The color of the T shirt will  determine what color of the paint your team will use.

2 teams will be in the arena at one time, winning team advances on until we have a BIG winner!  Trophys awarded to Top 3 teams.

**The Arena is open now for any teams/individuals who want to practice**

SL Video: "MachinimUWA VI: Mere Reflections of Her"

 From Pixie Rain in June 2013

Friday, April 9, 2021

Interview With Kyoko Furse-Barzane (Samara Barzane) About The Arts


Kyoko Furse-Barzane (Samara Barzane) is known for a number of things in Second Life. She's been one of the Confederation of Democratic Simulator's most noted residents, and is currently it's Chancellor. But she's also an artist, in addition to having run and owned a number of art galleries inworld. She is currently the curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in the CDS. Kayly Iali recently interviewed her about what she's done with the arts over time. Kyoko had quite a bit to say.
Read Kayly's interview in People.

The Outer Garden


Rosie (RougeRedHead01 Resident) came across "quite a stunning place to explore," called "The Outer Garden." Dropping in, it looks like a forest at winter. But there's plenty of scenes, which one can pose on which make it a great place to take pictures. While exploring, Rosie ran into one photographer whom asked her to pose for one.
Read Rosie's article in Places.

Announcement: The Garland Ball


You and your friends are invited to "The Garland Ball"

Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Time: 12 noon-2pm slt
Place: The NFS Schloss Ballroom

From noon until Ipm Zoree Jupiter will perform variety of songs, including her native "fado."
From 1-2pm: DJ Qt will offer music conducive to romance and dancing.

Formals are appropriate, but semi-formal is fine also.

New ballroom furniture courtesy of Brooke Brandenburg.

Announcement: This Saturday at The Science Circle - "Methamphetamine"



Saturday April 10

10 AM to 11 AM SL time

Methamphetamine was first derived from another stimulant in 1893. Initially unrestricted, it seduced populations of many countries by its stimulant effects and addictive nature. 

Aside from a few accepted medical uses as a controlled substance, it has played 

          – an economic role as a profitable drug,

          – a geopolitical role as an agent of enhancement for military personnel and political leaders,

          – and with underground manufacture and distribution, in the illegal drug trade in the United States and elsewhere.

This presentation will discuss the pharmacology of N-methamphetamine and its use in medical treatment as well as drug abuse, with emphasis on the mechanisms of action and pathophysiology that arises from addiction and long term use. We will also examine the medical costs and criminal impact on society arising from the existence of this drug.

Robert A. Hendrix

For more information, Click Here.*

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Raglan Shire Turns 14


Second Life's most noted communities of "Tinies," Raglan Shire, has turned fourteen years old. The news was announced in the community's Discord chat yesterday, Wednesday April 7.

Over the years, the community has remained a unique one in Second Life. It's not just for the small stature of it's residents, but also for it's events, such as it's annual Art Walk, the creativity of many of it's residents, it's squeaky-clean image, and it's friendly reputation.

Happy anniversary Raglan.

*Correction: * As it turned out, there was a mistake. The community came about in April 2007, not 2006. Sorry about the error.

Announcement: Jammin' For Autism Music Festival

On April 10th, 2021 we will be throwing the 1st Annual Jammin' For Autism Music Festival. This event is sponsored by RevolutionFM.  Our staff is very excited to share this day with everyone!  We have 7 of the hottest DJs Second Life has to offer.  The music will start at 10am SLT and continue until you dance the bottoms off you shoes!

This music festival is just one way we can all come together to share our love of music and spread the word about Autism Awareness.  We will be raising vital funds for The Autism Society of America.  This foundation, based in Maryland, USA, supports people with Autism in all aspects of their lives. Our support will make a difference today, and every day.  So, grab your friends and family and come enjoy music!

DJ LineUp
10am – 12pm –   DJ Lucien       Host - Zone
12pm – 2pm –     DJ Gino         Host - Christy
2pm – 4pm –      DJ Teri           Host - Kendra
4pm – 6pm –     DJ Karma        Host - Ice
6pm – 8pm –     DJ Sweet        Host - Christy
8pm – 10pm –    DJ Avielle      Host - Kema
10pm – 12am –   DJ Zone       Host - Kendra

RFL Announcement: "Team-Munity Challenge" And The "Love You Relay" Team


It's a Team-munity challenge to raise 10K USD in 10 Days to reach 10K usd in 10 days, with everyone doing their part to add to the fundraising.    The start date is April 10th at 12:01 AM SLT, and the challenge runs through midnight SLT on April 20th,  2021.  What can you do to help advance our Season Total?  What will your 10 day goal be?


1. Participate by planning and executing an event.
2. Promote by listing your event on the official ACS Event Calendar, textures are optional but enhance your promotion.  Strongly suggested is placing the event on the SL Events calendar, if you have hosting rights at your venue.
3. FUNdraise!  Show an increase in your teams fundaraising total between the start date and close of the challenge. Fundraising may come from inworld donations, dashboard donations via the website, Facebook Fundraiser donations, or the Mobile App!  So many ways to fund the mission!

Those teams advancing their total fundraising by 50 USD or more during this challenge will have 1000 Linden added to their team total.  Those teams adding 500 USD to their total will receive an additional 5000 Linden bonus!
 Here's to the AMAZING things we are going to do together!
 If you have questions please contact Gem Sunkiller, or Selene Jashan!

Gem Sunkiller

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April 10th the Love You Relay team is coming. It's an event hopping group of fellow Relayers. You can participate in two ways. You can join our group of hoppers. We'll give you our schedule and the LM's attached or you can hold an event on that day or night and put it in the calendar.  We have more than one group going out that day so we will be sure to hit any and all of them. So put your event in now... we're heading up our schedule or make that day to show love to your fellow teams. ALL ABOARD!!

Prettykitty Gumbo

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Cartoon of the Day: Taking the Plunge-r


Taken at Veterans Isle

By Bixyl Shuftan


Easter Art Exhibition at Harmony Castle


The story of Easter is told in many ways today, through movies, television, stage plays, and books. But centuries ago, it was told in another way, through art. Dancerina Starlight recently went to Harmony Castle in Gorlen Bay. The place currently hosts an Easter art exhibition with pictures from various artists between the Fourteenth and Nineteenth Centuries showing different scenes of Christ in Jerusalem which "depict episodes of Jesus' journey to the cross and beyond."
See Dancerina's article in Design.

Two User-Made Maps of Second Life


Lately the map function of Second Life has been glitched, a fact that somewhat complicated our reporting of the new sims in Bellisseria last week. For a number of residents, these glitches can mean getting around is more complicated and takes longer. And as of now, Linden Lab has no idea when these issues will be fixed. But two people took matters in their own hands with resident-made maps, which can be accessed on a web browser. 

One is the Eddy O'Farrel map, found on The other is the Chaser Zaks map at The Chaser Zaks map is more versatile as one can zoom out for a "world map" view showing all of the continents. While it has a "find on map" listed on the right, it doesn't seem to do anything. The first map may change in the future as Eddy plans to update it, "I realise it's probably not that much use right now, particularly as there isn't (yet) any way to search for/load any particular region or area of the map, but I will add more functionality in the next few days if anyone thinks they would actually find it useful."

Neither map can see the new sims, which only show their names. On both maps, the land is still invisible.

Hopefully the Lindens and Moles will fix the Second Life map soon. Until then, hopefully these maps made by residents can help.

Source: Daniel Voyager 

Bixyl Shuftan

Announcement: RFL Sunbeamer Event With DJ Matt

Tomorrow, Thursday April 8 at the Bouncing Bunny Beach Club, the Relay for Life's Sunbeamer team will be having a special event in addition to it's weekly Moon Dance.  From 4 to 6 PM SL time, DJ Matt will be playing country and other tunes. Instead of tips, she asks that any money go to the Relay kiosks. 

This event also marks the final two hours of Matt's "Bid Me Pink" fundraiser, and this will be the last chance for people to bid her pink (or to stay her normal self).  At the end of the event, the totals on the kiosks will be tallied and the results made final, and posted. People are also invited to donate to Nydia Tungsten's "Bid Me Mouse or Bunny" fundraiser.

As this is a Relay event, everyone please keep their shorts (and tops for the girls) on.

Following the event, please head over to Sunlight Bay where the Moon Dance will take place, and if you're with another Relay team, by all means ask for a kiosk to be rezzed in it's name.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Events This Week at the Sunweaver and Montecito Bay Clubs, The Fallout Shelter, and Furry Fashion Lounge


Here's what's going on at the Sunweaver and Montecito Bay clubs, The Fallout Shelter, and the Furry Fashion Lounge.

Club Cutlass: Best in 'G,' Shorts and Tees, Black & White

Happy Vixen: Tribal, In the Navy, Hooved, Gamers, Best in Red, Electronic Robotic/Cyber, Spring Growth, Animal Kingdom

Club Zero Gravity: TBA

Bouncing Bunny Beach Club: Relay Event/Best in Purple, Foxes and Fennecs

Montecito Bay: CAYA, After Dark

Furry Fashion Lounge:  PJ Party, Goth, Anime, Canines VS Felines, Metal, Late Night, Scales VS Fur

Deathlands Fallout Shelter: DJ Shapes, DJ Wolfy

Read the schedules in SL Clubbin'.

533 Million Facebook Users Personal Data Leaked Online


Personal data from 533 million Facebook accounts was discovered to have been leaked online. The data comes from users from over 100 countries, "including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India. It includes their phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and, in some cases, email addresses."

The leak was revealed a few days ago on April 3 by chief technology officer Alon Gal of Hudson Rock, a cybercrime intelligence group. It was posted online on a hacking forum by someone, and "available to anyone with rudimentary data skills." Gal would post his findings on Twitter, "I have yet to see Facebook acknowledging this absolute negligence of your data." 

Facebook responded that the reported data was the same as that of a 2019 data leak, "We found and fixed this issue in August 2019." But as many people continue to use the same phone numbers and email addresses, the data could still potentially be useful for scammers and other online schemes.

The leak is being investigated by Ireland's Data Protection Commission, which stated they will work with Facebook to make sure it's claim is true. Joe Tidy of BBC News commented, "The database has likely changed criminal hands many times before now being offered for free."

Sources: Business Insider, BBC News, Twitter 

Image Source: AP News

Bixyl Shuftan