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Advertise your Servise on two huge in sight AdBoards

-DD-Mall Huge AdBoardsYou can rent them here:

Big Outside AdBoards at -DD-Mall

Attention:

Please take the notecard of our AdBoards and agree to our Rules before renting!

There are some importend rules as the adboards are outside and very good visible.. Before renting one of the AdBoards, you need to agree to our Rules! We wont for example sexist and virtual real estate promotion outside of our mall… You find the full list of our Rules if you click one of the AdBoards. Please accept these Rules before renting.

Thank you :)


Play some Trivia Rounds with nice Peoples in Second Life

I have new neighbors and if you know me.. well then you know that I am even nosy who are my new neighbors. Normally then I went to the new neighbor parcel to say “Hello, I am your neighbor! How do you do?”. :)

Well, this is the way how I meet peoples around my own Parcel and this is working well. In my opinion it is better to know neighbors as it can get a nice friendship sometimes. And with sometimes I do mean thats almost safe.

So when I noticed my new neighbors, I went over there and said “Hello”. They was very friendly and did welcome me. We talked abour neighborship and soon I asked whats there Project. Even if I did notice already, they told me it will be a club. They said I should come to an event if I like.

So I did.. another day I had a lot of yellow points on the Radar and I was sure they hold an Event. I went over there again and a DJ was spinning and a crowd had fun and nice talk. I did feel like I am at home, very fast.

If you think now “Oh noes.. Miyo is writing about another new Club again!”, then you are wrong. In my opinion this Club is a bit differend. I think there focus is more on “talk together”, play together” and “meet each other”. Which means we talked.. but very special was that we played a game. More precisely,… We played many rounds Trivia. Trivia is fun you know? Not that you only answer some questions if you can.. no,.. along the way you become acquainted with each other. For me it wasnt easy as the questions was in english and was focusing more on american general knowledge. But at least there was also a lot of general knowledge from all around the world. Questions about geographicals.. and many others. So I was able to answer some of these questions and even if I was right, i´ve got some L$. But I didnt care about the L$ and I think others didnt to as the bottom line is to play together and having a great time. And yes I think we had! It was fun!

Two Worlds Club

OK but let me tell you some Details and where you can find the Club. The Club is called Two Worlds. After asking them what kind of music they are related to, they told me that they play a wide range and arent related to anything special. They told me they play this and that depending on the Event and I think this is ok. I really suggest to stop by one day as it seems fun to meet the peoples there.

You can find the Club here: Click to teleport to the Two Worlds Club

I hope to see you there some day as I will stop by sometimes too. And I hope this article was interesting for you. :)


Awesome PROMO Price Cut! DJ Booth for Clubs

DJ Booth

Price Cut from 900 L$ to 700 L$ until October:

Awesome PROMO Price Cut! “DJ Booth for Clubs” You can find it on the Second Life Marketplace!

1. WHAT YOU GET

- It is Modify and Copy Permission

- The stage for the artist
– Animation for the dj and producer included
– A desk (table for all the dj and producer hardware components)
– 2 animated triple sub woofer speaker (This means you get 3 loud speaker on the left site and 3 loud speaker on the right site. This is a total of 6 animated power subwoofer)

- 2 Turntables (with rotating vinyl records)
– 3 different mixer equilizier and synthesizer
– 1 drum mashines
– 1 midi keyboard (64 touch sensitiv keys)
– 2 Music Notebooks with 2 different Ableton Live Screens (Display)

This together is a very big and professional bunch of hightec instruments and furniture for your club, disco or home! This is a DJ Gear Set full of components. You will love it.

2. METRIC DETAILS AND PRODUCT RULES AND INFORMATIONS

Product length = X = 1.500
Product width = Y = 6.000
Product high = Z = round about 2.800

This is a very good size for a dj booth. And it is a good size for every music club and home.

You get a mod/copy version of this product collection. This means you can make several backups in your inventory.
But you shouldnt change the object size otherwise you could destroy the adjustment of the dj animation!

About primitives:

This collection all in all has 44 Prims.

3. HIGHLIGHT

This product has definitely some hightlights.

- Dj animation
– High quality textures
– Texture speaker animations
– Scriptet and rotating turntables
– Very modern design

4. USER MANUAL

After you buy, you will receive a Collection BOX.
You just need to rez and unpack it to your inventory. Now rez again.

Place it where you like now.

DJ´s just need to right click the whole object and choose “sit”. Now the DJ will be animated and the party can start.


SL Marketplace Listing Enhancement Performance

I did add a Listing Enhancement for one of my Products on the Second Life Marketplace. I did add a “Landing Page Enhancement” to my DJ Booth for Clubs because this was one of my Topsellers on the good old Xstreet. So I thought this Object would sell on the new SL Marketplace every bit as it sold on Xstreet if I activate the Enhancement. I payed L$999 for 30 days and here are my Results after two Weeks activated Enhancement:

Impressions:

last day/week/month – 124 / 3388 / 4793

Click Throughs:

last day/week/month – 0 / 2 / 3

Thats pretty bad compared to the Click Throughs and Sales I had on Xstreet. I should rather say that the SL Marketplace Performance on this Product is crappy compared to the same Product on Xstreet.

What does that mean? Do peoples still use Xstreet more likely? Thats at least my impression because there is nothing to say about my Product. As I said… on Xstreet it was my Bestseller with activated Enhancements.

I wont activate any new Enhancement on SL Marketplace until Xstreet is closed as it seems to be that peoples stil shopping more likely on Xstreet. And I guess I´m not wrong here.

Let me see how it will be until Xstreet is closed. For now I can say that these Enhancements on the new Marketplace arent profitable for my Products. But they was in the past on Xstreet.

I hope the Time will heal.


Did you know about 2ndHub Social Media for SL?

Today I did discover a new Social Media Website for Second Life Residents, called 2ndHub. I did create already my Profile there. My first impression is very good. The design is pretty good and you can setup many things on your Profile. For sure you can also connect with other Peoples which is logic as it is an Social Website. If you are Merchant, Designer or what ever, you are able to create addidionaly to your private Profile a Business Profile. The last one seems to be a good idea if the Website will be popular in the future. I can imagine that this could be a nice way to make your Business again more popular then it is already.

I also did discover that they seems to be adding Vendors in the Future. It seems so that you will be able to open Shops directly on this Social Website but im not sure about this.

I need to say that the whole Website is still in Beta-Stage. So I´m not sure what the future will bring. But my impression was that this could be a good alternative place to meet Second Lifers. I would say you try this Website out.. it is without cost. I will defenetly follow whats happen to this Project in the Future. I guess its promising.


Latest Lionheart Times released…

Mistletoe Ethaniel released the latest Lionheart Times. This is a Newspaper about Second Life, the Lionheart Estates and the Lionheart Community. You will find an Article about the coming soon Oktoberfest, Halloween and Winter Carnival in Second Life. You also will find a great Article for Merchants called “Why Customers Leave Your Shop in the first two Minutes” and much more.

So I strongly suggest to read this Newspaper:

Lionheart Times Sept. 19, 2010


Working on a new Project with a friend in SL

Yesterday I did talk with one of my friends called “Rockhound” in Second Life. As I prefer building with prims and he like the chalange with scripts, we came to the idea to start a project together. All I can say is that it will be a new tipjar. At the moment it is a try of our idea. So thats why I wont reveal to much now. But it will have some pretty cool effects which I will reveal if we did really finish the project. So stay tuned! :)


Oktoberfest is coming soon on the Lionheart Estates

Yesterdays I went to our Estate Community meeting called “Howdy Neighbor Day” on the Lionheart Virtual Estates. If you dont know about this Event.. its an event for Lionheart Residents and there friends and an opportunity to step off our land in pursuit to greet and meet each other. Socializing is the magic word and we hold already several of these meetings.

Sookie and me did write blogposts about one of the meetings some time ago. Read Sookies Blogpost and my Blogpost about one of our Neighbor Days if you want to know more.

So apart from meeting each other and talk together we also plan new things. Yesteday we talked about an idea to hold an virtual Oktoberfest Event. We had already a lot of good input but it is still in planing phase i guess. But one thing you should know.. Lionheart Events are usualy very well planed and make a lot of fun. So be prepared for the Oktoberfest soon. I will keep you informated if I hear more about it and when it will start. I imagine this event could be a blast.

So I think I will write about more details soon when I know more.


You are sick of searching Tenants for your AdBoards?

Easy AdBoardsI started to get bored to even search new tenants who advertice on my AdBoards in my Mall. So I´ve seen something interesting on a friends parcel and thought I give it a try. I did register to SLBiz2Life because they offer AdBoards with PayPerClick Method. So this means after I rezzed one of the AdBoards from SLBiz2Life, I have constant advertisement on these boards and the point is, if now someone click this AdBoard, I will get payed for this click.

I did decide to use this Service because it safe me a lot of work. I do not have to search for new Tenants for my AdBoards anymore. So this is why I placed some of these new AdBoards. They have two differend modells you can choose. Or you just take both. You defenetly should take a look. I think it is an easy way to get some extra income without have the work to search peoples who are willing to rent on your boards. That means all is automatical.. you dont have to do much more then registrate on there Website and grap an AdBoard and rezz it whereever you like.

I placedsome in my Mall and some outside of the Mall so that they are good visible but not too annoying. I think I did place them very decent.

So if this Service is something for you too, well then just check it out. Placing these AdBoars wont cost anything. You rather can earn Linden Dollar with it, if your place is good visited.

I didnt know about this Service and I guess there are still peoples outthere who also dont know about it and thats why I did write about it. Maybe it is a great addidion to your Business. Greetings.


You miss the Arabella Steadham Drama?

ogin FailedWell, no problem!

Watch the latest Arabella comments on her Flickr “Login Failed” screenshots:

Arabella is flaming on her flickr “Login Failed” Screenshot

She act so silly.. Anyhow I dislike to quote her.. but on the other side I thought this here is more then funny:

“phoenix and emergence are based on emerald indeed, just been screwed up by incompetent people who cannot code”

What a Drama Queen she is :D


New Design for the Phoenix Viewer Website

I visited the Phoenix Viewer Website and noticed that they work on a new Design for the Website. Im nosy how it will look like.


Found a great Newbie Guide for Second Life

Today I was bored and explored the SLUniverse Forums. Found a Thread where someone show of the own Blog with somthing like a Newbie Guide. Well, Im not new to SL but I thought this is something pretty interesting to share:

Getting startet in Second Life

I think it should be very appreciated that SL Users who are already very familar with Second Life, share Informations for Newbies who start with SL. And thats why I just wanted to share the Link to this great Beginner Guide too.

Maybe some of you are new to Second Life and could need it. If not.. if you know already everything about Second Life, you still could share this Link if you know a Newbie or if someone ask you for beginner-questions. :)

Great Guide and thanks goes to Pussycat Catnap.


SL Collada Mesh Import Beta coming soon.. huh? Alarming?

Linden Lab announced in a new Blogpost “Next steps for Mesh Import” that Mesh Import is soon in the Open Beta. As I own a 3d application called Macon Cinema 4d wich supports Collada Files, I first would say “Woow great news! Mesh Import is not far away”. But on the other side I think this all this is pretty alarming. But why do I think so?

Well..

I could imagine if Mesh Import is going live that lots of peoples will grap some Files from TurboSquid or any other Website where you can buy or get free objects. This could mean that many mesh creators who did offer there stuff on any other website could get ripped off. And I think that it is safe to say that Linden Lab will get lot of more work because a real big bunch of DMCA troubles.

So from this angel its a bad news. Sure for mesh designers its a great news. But the “grab some mesh and import it” will bring much trouble this is safe to say. Its a great news for fair designers who did create the mesh them self.. but criminal peoples will exploit “Mesh Import”.. they just need to attend any mesh and upload it to Second Life.

Im sure the Future will bring much more trouble. And if you ask me.. why is Linden Lab working on these improvements? Shouldn´t they rather improve the Grid first and all the Grid Performance Problems? Im not a technical and dont know much about the technic behind the Grid but anyhow I guess that Mesh Import will bring more lag then we have already.

So.. yea.. I´m pretty unsure about this news. Yea.. I think it is fine but also alarming.


My SL Marketplace Sales are still poor

I noticed that my SL Marketplace Store sales are still very bad compared to my Xstreet SL Store sales. Even if I am still not happy enought with the fact that we soon have to use the new Marketplace it will be better anyway for us. At the moment we merchants have our customers splitted on two platforms. When Xstreet will close all peoples go over to the new Marketplace and then we dont have to monitor both platforms anymore. Lets hope that these changes dont affect our sales negative. At the moment I dont notice much sales on the new one but because Xstreet is still available, that could be the reasons as many peoples maybe still buy there and not on the new Marketplace.


Nice to hear, Phoenix Viewer made it!

I am pretty happy that the Phoenix Viewer is now on Linden Lab´s Third Party Viewer List. Congratulation to Jessica Lyon and her Team. :)


Emerald Viewer is now insignificant! The Phoenix Viewer is there!

As I already said in this Post: “Malicious Joy, Jealousy and so much more. Kid.. Choke on it!“…

And its right.. Every “End” is a “Beginning”. Someday there will be another complex Viewer like Emerald. Indeed maybe this Codebase will be used to produce a new similar Viewer.

And there we go…

Jessica Lyon announced the Phoenix Viewer on her Blog.

I’m am very proud to announce the launch of the Phoenix Viewer. This project, has started off simple, with it’s initial release of a safe clone of the Emerald viewer. Users want Emerald features, you shall have them. We have big plans to expand to the Snowstorm project as well. We have already applied for the TPVD, to which we have no doubt we will be accepted in a timely fashion. We have already started making in world groups for support, (Phoenix Viewer Support), beta testing etc. There is much more to do… however…

Jessica lyon assembled a team of developers to work on a new viewer called “Phoenix Viewer“. She said the new Viewer is developed and will be updated by Peoples who were originally Emerald developers, some who were not. She said they all are respected reputable residents in the SecondLife Community. She also said everyone on this team insists on 100% public transparency in EVERYTHING they do. Btw. LordGregGreg Back is in the Phoenix Team too, which means that the Emergence Viewer probably will not be updated anymore.

If you want to know more about the Team, all the Developers and the Viewer you should check out Jessica Lyon´s original Blogpost about that:

- From the ashes….

And check out the Website (still in Progress) of the Phoenix Viewer here:

- The Phoenix Viewer

So I am happy that the whole Story and Drama has an Happy End. Peoples who did like the Emerald Viewer because of the Style and Features now know where to go. There is no End.. there is a beginning.


Cool Minimal Music at United Beats – *CODE 415*

United Beats ClubToday I am arrived at the United Beats – Code 415 Club in Second Life. I must say I am anyway a great fan of Minimal, House and Electro Music. So I did arrived at a Location where I feel pretty good. There was a DJ called Cyberstar and he really did groove the crowd. If you also like this kind of underground Music then you defenetly should take a look at this Location. They played a lot of “deep stuff” there.  No mainstream. I often visit those Clubs in Second Life if I have enough time and I am pretty sure I was there already before. I think they did do some changes on the Location. I defenetly can remind Code 415 but the Club Enviroment changed I guess. All the Peoples I did meet there was pretty crazy. They had absolut cool costumes. Pretty Sci-Fi and modern. Well thats it.. Its a Tech-Scene so dont wonder. So my suggestion goes to Code 415. Check that Club out.


Thank you LordGregGreg! Now I can keep going on with my Favorite Viewer!

Yea I really need to thank you LordGregGreg. But not only you.. I also have to thank all Peoples who did suggest me to install the Emergence Viewer, which is a Clone because its the Emerald Source Code. I did try the Viewer today and didn´t see a difference to Emerald. Well sure.. as I said it is the Emerald Source Code. And now I am pretty happy.

You will find the latest Emergence Version 1.5.0.2 here.

Now we just need to hope that LordGregGreg will keep it up to date. But I am sure he will. Its just importend that this kind of Viewer stays alive. Yes, call me “Fangirl”. ;)


Malicious Joy, Jealousy and so much more. Kid.. Choke on it! (Emerald)

Second Life Kiddys<<— “Emerals is Gone !! (YaY)” These kind of Topics I found yesterday and today in differend Second Life related Forums. And I really ask myself what kind of Person you must be if you have so much malicious joy, jealousy and hate in your Heart. Its pretty amousing if I read those babyish Peoples who  wants to share ther spitefulness.

Right. Fact is that a huge amount of Second Life Users is now unhappy because ther favorite Viewer is History soon. They are Peoples who did decide for Emerald because the matter of Taste. Because there subjective Feeling is that it is the best Viewer. I am one of these Person who did use Emerald because it had Tons of Features which I cant find on a single other TPV.

As I said, Indeed it is a matter of Taste. Its all about Flavor. I wont say that other TPV´s are bad. I just say that for my requirments, Emerald was the best Viewer. Otherwise I wouldnt have used it for a so long time.

So now all these childish Peoples come out of there Corners and rejoice in there own mischievousness. And you know what? Those Peoples with pretty low requirements will soon see: “He who laughs last laughs loudest”. You really believe that Peoples now will go over to SLV 2.0? I dont think so. First of all Peoples like me will login with Emerald as long as possible. Which means so long if Emerald dont get access to the grid anymore because of LL. After this they probably will find another TPV instead of using 2.0 Viewer.

And its right.. Every “End” is a “Beginning”. Someday there will be another complex Viewer like Emerald. Indeed maybe this Codebase will be used to produce a new similar Viewer. Emergence is an example but nobody knows if this Viewer will be refined in the long run. But you can be sure there will be an alternative with the same amount of Features then Emerald has. Some Peoples will take the Code and improve it and make a new Viewer out of it (Sure without malicios code). Thats say “This is indeed not the End”. This is not how the World is turning. And let me see if these snotty littles still enjoy there malicious joy. Now I just can hope that these Trolls choke on the own gloating. Oh noes.. Did I curse now too?

However, Let these  little Drama-Queens and Drama-Kings choke on the own sounds of levity.

Have a nice day :)

PS: Get an impression what other Peoples think. Read all comments here: The End


Sad News: The Emerald Viewer Project is Dead

Arabella Steadham Announced on the Emerald Viewer Blog that there will not be any further releases of the Emerald Viewer after today.

Linden Lab has made demands of the team that are impossible to meet. Among the demands not listed publicly elsewhere was to publicly release an RC without any ability to load the emkdu or llkdu files. This was do-able. The final demand was to ‘delete’ 3 key members of our team. While making this demand, Linden Lab was quite aware that this was effectively the guillotine to the project.

Read more on the Emerald Viewer Blog


Second Life Marketplace – Transition Plans Announced

The Commerce Team announced now the transitions Plans for the Second Life Marketplace:

Transition Plans
Here is a quick overview of what to expect in the next few months while we  move toward retiring XStreetSL and launching SL Marketplace. Dates are supplied where available.

  • XStreetSL Feature Enhancements suspended – Tomorrow, September 1st, will be the  last day to purchase either homepage or category feature enhancements on  XStreetSL  Please check out the offerings on the SL Marketplace site, As there are even more options for feature enhancement. Feature  enhancements on XstreetSL will not be migrated to the new marketplace.
  • XStreetSL banner ad sales retired – Soon, you will no longer be able to purchase banner ad subscriptions on XStreetSL.
  • In October: XStreetSL Linden dollar exchange trading suspended. – All market trades that are not filled will be closed and the funds returned.
  • XStreetSL new listing creation closed – As of 9/5/2010, XstreetSL will no longer allow for new listings to be  created, and the Commerce Team will focus on migrating all remaining  content to the new marketplace.
  • XStreetSL will have links added for customer to choose if they want to buy the item on the new marketplace.
  • XStreetSL Items will no longer be available for purchases on October 6th 2010. –  If there are links to Xstreet SL detail pages on blogs or articles  those links will automatically refresh to the linked product on the new  marketplace.
  • XStreetSL sales history, account history will no longer be available after December 1st 2010.
  • XStreetSL RSS feeds will be replaced by Marketplace feeds
  • XStreetSL links in SecondLife.com changed to Marketplace – The links in the Second Life web site will be updated so they point to the SL Marketplace.
  • SL Marketplace is out of beta!

Read the full announcement here:  Second Life Marketplace is coming soon – Transition Plans


Not far apart.. Second Life Marketplace replacing SLX

The commerce Team announced on the Commerce Blog that the the big changes arent far apart. It seems Second Life Marketplace will replace XstreetSL very soon. So stay tuned.


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