Second Life: Week of Restarts

Maddy Gynoid pointed me to a notice the Lab has posted in Grid Status saying starting the Week of Nov 17th (Monday) they will be doing grid maintenance with one or more restarts per region per day. Grid Status – Scheduled Maintenance [Posted 10:00 AM PST, 14 November 2014] Beginning Monday, November 17, we will be undertaking a full week of scheduled maintenance. This maintenance will take place at approximately 7:00 AM each day next… Continue reading

Second Life News 2014-47 TPD

This past Friday was the Third Party Developers meeting. Chakat NorthSpring has a video of the meeting: Second Life: Third Party Viewer meeting (21 November 2014). These meetings are consistently getting shorter. This one is down 30± minutes or so. Blood Letters #21 A couple of extra Linens were in attendance Friday; Brooke, Xiola and Bazz. Viewers Oz Linden did his usual recap of viewer devlopment. He says they have lots of stuff in progress…. Continue reading

Week of Restarts

This morning the first question asked of Oz Linden on the Open Source User Group was; What’s with the restarts? See: Scheduled Maintenance. Oz was all ‘what restarts? Oh… those restarts…’ Saying: They’re doing some checks on some of our server hardware that requires that they take them down briefly. I don’t believe that all regions will be affected, but I’m not sure. So, we aren’t really sure what they are checking. It may… Continue reading

Second Life: Week of Restarts Update

The Lab posted The Hardware Issues Behind Recent Region Restarts yesterday. This is an excellent description of the problem. If you are unfamiliar with how rack servers are setup you may want a little more explanation. The image above shows a classy looking rack server. If you have ever used a docking station with a laptop, you have an idea of the way they can work. Not all servers are so easy installed or removed from the ‘rack’. The image… Continue reading

Drax Radio Hour #46

From time to time Drax and Jo have breaking news or scoops. In this show Drax interviews a number of Lindens. From them we get new insights. This makes the show well worth hearing. See: Radio Hour Episode 46. For a quick summary see Ciaran’s article: Drax Visits Linden Lab HQ And Finds FIC Cups! Blood Letters Office – Well Dressed! I haven’t tried to capture a summary or abstract of each section, just those that interested me and I… Continue reading