Second Life: MS Translator Change Coming

Microsoft has announced that their translation services are changing. The date is April 30, 2017. They will be changing to a new set of API’s they named Azure.

Time passes by

Time passes by

I have no idea how many, if any, SL Translators depend on the Microsoft API’s. But, those that do will need to change.  Continue reading

Second Life News 2016 w43


There is no rollout to the main channel this week. The RC channels will get a new package Wednesday (11/26).

If you stumble, make it part of the dance..

If you stumble, make it part of the dance…

The new package has a fix for a bug that came with it when forst released. Plus a couple of bug fixes for the new forced LLSit.

Sunday a database for the ADITI grid went down. That created login problems for those people trying to get into ADITI. It is fixed. People were able to get in Monday (10/24).  Continue reading

Second Life: Project Bento Update 2016 w42

We got a new Bento RC viewer this week. I was using it to video this meeting. In the first part of the meeting Vir Linden updates  us on fixes to the viewer and its remaining problems.


00:00 – The first 40 seconds have no sound because no one was talking. So, I sped up the video and shrunk 3+ minutes down to 40 seconds. Later in the video you’ll see silent parts of the video speed up. Continue reading

Second Life News 2016 w42


Today, Tuesday 10/17, the main channel gets a new feature and security update. The new feature is the script function llSitOnLink( ), which requires an Experience Key as it is a ‘forced’ sit. The documentation for it is here. As of this morning I can’t find the function in the SL Wiki’s LSL Portal… Search only returns the mentions in the server release notes.

Darkness Prevails - Shattered Masquerade

Darkness Prevails – Shattered Masquerade

There is no mention of the security update in the release notes for this package.  Continue reading

Second Life: What’s with that Search Window at Login?

If you use the Linden viewer, you may have found your search windows open when you log into Second Life™. It has happened to me. It’s a “What’s with that?” experience. Surprising. Not exactly what I want.

Really annoying! Go away!!

Really annoying! Go away!!

Next is the “How do I turn THAT off?” There is no Preferences setting or Debug Setting.  Continue reading

Second Life: Firestorm & Linden Viewers

For the past few weeks I’ve been using Firestorm and Linden 4.1.2 and (Bento). These versions are much better than the pre-September versions that were out. I suppose some of the improvement is my change to a newer computer with 32GB of RAM. But, I still crash.

When black cats prowl ...

When black cats prowl …

This version of Firestorm is much better than the previous version. I have found that if I am online for more than an hour I will likely crash on exit. This means if I change any Preferences, I need to relog after making the change or backup the settings (recommended). When FS crashes it does not save the settings so, changes in the session are lost.  Continue reading

Second Life: State of Video

With the release of the VLC viewer ( we will see the video market in Second Life start changing. It as of today, it hasn’t changed much. As it has in most of the rest of the RL world. So, with 4.1.1 we will have a better experience with YouTube and other services.

VLC Viewer and Streaming Media - TV's

VLC Viewer and Streaming Media – TV’s

NOTE: On starting the 4.1.1 viewer I started crashing. I changed regions and all seemed OK. Before I logged off I got a notice that a newer version was available: I’ve installed it and it seems to be OK.  Continue reading

Second Life: News 2016 w41

There are no rolls to the main channel today.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, a new package will roll to the RC channels, all three get the same package.



This new package has more minor internal changes, supposedly security and crash fixes along with changes to data logging. More interesting is the addition of the new scripting function for forced sit. I find the deploys notice and the release notes in disagreement. But, recent Server Beta UG meetings have been discussing the forced sit function. So, I expect it to be in the package.

For more details, see: Second Life: New Forced Sit Coming


The former main viewer was version with the Visual Outfits Browser. Today we got version, the VLC RC version of the viewer. This is the one that switches how streaming media (video) is handled in the viewer.

I am looking forward to checking out how it works. I haven’t used this RC. I also removed QT for security reasons, I’m on Windows 10.

Now it is up to builders and content providers in Second Life™ to change their content over to more modern streaming formats.

RC Second Life Bento Viewer version – This RC version also updated this week from version Changes are bug fixes. The Bento feature is unchanged.

RC Second Life Maintenance Viewer version – This is a new version to, updating from I have details of this version in last week’s news. Second Life News 2016 w40.