Issue #327 Thursday, April 29, 2010

THE D’NI VOICE

Issue #327 Thursday, April 29, 2010

Shorah!
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NEWS:

SECOND LIFE LOG INS DISABLED
DMom2K Darwin

Last night, I heard many complaining about crashing, viewer problems etc. and this morning log ins are disabled and appear to have been for some time. Since I cannot post in-world, that will have to wait until later today when I am able to.

FORUM MODERATION UPDATE
RAWA – MOUL Forum

I overlooked this and felt it was pertinent to the new forum rules that went into effect this week. It certainly has made reading the forums a much pleasanter task and I now notice people I had not seen before posting.  I fear many refrained from posting because of the climate that had been established by a few perpetrators who still seem to think they are the abused ones…… If you are not sure where something should be posted or if it is ok to post, please PM one of the mods who will give you guidance. I think we have a much nicer atmosphere now in which to voice our opinions without bullying or harassment because someone is disagreed.

GET THOSE VIEWERS UPDATED – THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!
Sensuous Maximus – Builder’s Brewery

Wanted to remind everyone that the new SL Terms of Service (TOS) becomes effective this Friday.  This means that any third-party software client, will no longer work, if it has not been approved. This includes viewers, any chat clients, utilities, bots, and proxies as well as applications that may not be listed in their Third-Party Viewer Directory. So get those Viewers updated!!

Emerald Viewer:  www.modularsystems.sl
SL Viewer Directory:  http://viewerdirectory.secondlife.com
SL Blog: http://tinyurl.com

D’NI WORD OF THE DAY
Rehnehmtahn Later

kor’nee-ah (n.) Blank Book; a book used for creating descriptive or linking books that has yet to be used or written in

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METAVERSAL EVENTS:

RECRUITING FOR MUSIC VIDEO
Vince – MOUL Forum

Now is your chance to become famous! Sign up for a new MOUL video that Vince wants to produce! Let him know you are interested.

THE CONTINUOUS CAVERN CITY PARTY
atrebor Zenovka
Thursday, 4:30 PM SL  5:30 PM KI Time
Host: SkydiverWatashi Fall KI# 235522
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962  and at theContinuous Cavern City Bevin (IM Watashi if Bevin is not showing in the Nexus)

Music: Land server in SL, URL for the Cavern  http://85.214.108.253:16170

BLUE MARS
Josie Blue – Community Coordinator
http://Twitter.com/bluemarsonline
Facebook: http://bit.ly/bluemarsfb
Forum: http://bit.ly/memforum
Please note to sign up for events you will need a FaceBook Account

April 29 Thursday:
  Thursday Bowling Bash
with Josie and the gang at Beach City Bowling Alley: 3pm HST / 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT / 2am GMT. Sign up here

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EXPLORATION:

MALIA’S SL RAMBLINGS
Malia Writer
http://maliawriter.blogspot.com/
Follow Malia in RL on her China adventure at: http://marystravelsandtravails.blogspot.com/

EXPLORING SECOND LIFE
Jandai Writer

*if you find any links to interesting places, please forward them to Jandai Writer. http://raphil.livejournal.com/

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ONGOING EVENTS TODAY:

D’NI LANGUAGE CLASS
Rehnehmtahn Later (Rehn)
D’ni 101
Thursday, 8:00 AM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vulcan%20Myst/220/17/27
Location is Age of Myst
and 8:30 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962
Location is the Tokatah Terrace overlooking the canyon in the City.

D’NI 201
Thursday, 10:00 AM (SL) & 9:30 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/131/142/1962
Location is the Tokatah Terrace overlooking the canyon in the City.

.shorah gah bigtotee
Rehn

BORG’S ASSIMILATION BCR FISHING TOURNEY
Borg Capalini
Thursday, 4:30 PM (SL)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Delphi/19/7/23

Type: Beginner Mode Event Rod Best Catch Roundup
Prizes: 1st: L$300, 2nd: L$150, 3rd: L$100, Best Catch: L$50 + Reward Points and Trophies
This is free to fish in and is a good way to get introduced to Neo Realms fishing!!  See http://fish.neorealms.com/ for more information.

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ONGOING EVENTS – UPCOMING:

D’NI COCKTAIL PARTY

Donahoo Destiny
Friday, 3:00 PM SL, 4:00 PM KI, 6:00 PM Eastern time
Locations: MOULa – Karaoke Hood and SL – Donahoo’s Relto at Vulcan Myst  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vulcan%20Myst/232/189/302
Hostess: SL – Donahoo Destiny / MOULagain – Donahoo_DJ KI # 855773.

To listen in Uru, you have to plug this url : http://gtradio.zapto.org:8000/ into your browser or your music player: i.e. Windows Media Player, WinAmp; iTunes, or Yahoo music if anyone is still using that one.

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**BUSINESS – SHOPS:

If you have a product, sale, update, hunt you are participating in or if you change the location of your store, please drop me a note before your day of posting so I can make sure I get it in that week.

SL MARKET DAY EXPO
DeAnn Dufaux
April 17 to April 29
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Austerity/158/54/983  *please be advised this is an adult area
Pick up some great bargains here, watch the fashion shows and listen to some great DJ music.  DeAnn, Kerryth and Ishtar are participating in the Market Day Expo. For ongoing events during the Expo see in-world newsletter for  an addtional notecard on the events.

From the notecard:

~:|:~ What is Market Day? ~:|:~

In many real life communities of any size, you can find merchants gathering in a downtown or town square area for at least one day a week. Oftentimes, they vend fresh foods straight from a farm or seasonal items right before a holiday. On these days, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we will have vendors from all product and service areas come together on a single sim to demonstrate a sense of community not only among the merchants of SL, but with residents new and seasoned. When possible entertainment or music will be planned that fits the first three themes we’ll experiment with in future Market Days. The market will last an entire 24 hours from SL midnight to SL 11:59 pm on the given market days. Market Day will usually be monthly except as indicated in News. Market day Kiosk:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Craggen%20Maw/180/74/36

FROSTED MYST LITERATURE AND ARTS GALLERY
Issis Ceriano

Frosted Myst Main Store includes gazebos, outdoor benches, throw pillows, home decor, and whatever buildings I get to making.  A reproduction of the Relto hut with fire marbles, working bookshelf and music player made by Colorado is available there too.  Along with working pillars and a fissure.  This store is involved in the Virtues of Sin Hunt that starts on April 1st, the SLEGG Hunt, Fallen Angel Hunt, Get a Clue, Ghostly Expressions, and more coming up as the summer kicks in. 
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Vasilii/40/201/111
Frosted Myst Pillows and More now features over 80 pillows.  It’s also in the Yummy Bunny Hunt, a kid friendly hunt that starts on April 2nd.  It also is involved with the SLEGG hunt, Fallen Angel Hunt, and more as the summer kicks in.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cyamenti/101/246/64

Frosted Myst maintains a presence on the Myst sim, Eder Gira, with a store on Tokatah Alley.  The store doubles as a community information center for Myst people and writers and book lovers, besides functioning as a library style hangout.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/21/232/44
(At Eder Gira TP board, take “the city” teleport.  Store is right there where you land, next to the book podium.)

In addition, I also run Serenity Myst Writers and Artists Retreat.  The space is available for writers and artists functions, readings, and individual writing space.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Budantsev/168/160/38
Coming soon:
Frosted Myst Publications
Marion Margaret Press
Issis Ceriano
#004 Age of Myst
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Age%20of%20Myst/177/14/25

Frosted Myst main store is also participating in several hunts:

Ghostly Expressions Hunt from May 1 to June 4. Start point here:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Everfrost/90/208/23
Get a Clue Hunt from May 1 to May 31. Start point here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Serendipity%20Mall/127/163/25

AVERONE DESIGNS
SkydiverColorado Calloway & SkydiverAnarta Fall
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20Gira/21/231/44

You will find a range of reasonably priced furniture in the style of Post and Rail, lamps and rugs, plus an extensive collection of modifiable rocks, stepping stones and off shore/sim rocks for your garden. In addition, you will find some old favorites in the garden to purchase…Working Relto Pillars with Fissure and a sculpted Kemo Tree!

* All proceeds support the Eder Gira sim.

Averone Designs is participating in the April Showers Hunt 4.1.10 to 5.1.10 start point here:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fort%20Grant/170/54/53   and in the Celebrating Gaia Hunt from 4.2.10 to 5.3.10 start point here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Riverbend/216/116/30

SPYRALLE AT KTS & KERRYTH TARANTAL STUDIO GALLERIES
Kerryth Tarantal

Spyralle
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cupcakes/123/144/22
http://slurl.com/secondlife/FaireWind%20Isle/184/134/23
Kerryth Tarantal Studios
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Minkarta/114/115/31

**BUSINESS – LAND FOR SALE/RENT:

If you have land for sale or rent you may post it here.

HOMESTEAD SIMS ON OS GRID FOR $8000L PER MONTH
Dot Macchi

As you might know, the Devokan team has been building on the open-source OSgrid over the past few months. In the next couple of weeks, we will be moving the builds on Devokan Waysmeet and Devokan Deepwater to two home-hosted sims.

This will free up two hosted sims equivalent to the homesteads in SL.

If anyone would like to take on one or both of these, the cost will be
*** 8k lindens per month per sim ***

This will include full land rights, including terraforming. Each sim will have about 4k prims to use. The sims are Hypergrid enabled. On the OSgrid, it is free to upload textures, sounds and animations, and megaprims can be made as needed. Avid, original builders can have great fun for very little cost! On the other hand, the software behind OSgrid is alpha software, so you can expect to crash and experience some difficulties teleporting on occasion. If you are interested, please contact me by 9 May 2010. Thanks!

Dot Macchi
Developments in Devokan: http://blog.devokan.net

How to get to OSgrid
1 Register an account at http://www.osgrid.org/elgg/   (name and password)
2 Download Hippo viewer software at http://www.osgrid.org/elgg/pg/utilities/software
3 Install Hippo and run it, logging on to OSgrid using the name and password you set up at step 1.

Don’t be put off by the ugly default avie — or, if you are male, by the fact that the default is female. This happens to everyone, and people are happy to help you out. There are LOTS of freebies available — OSgrid takes pride in its open-source credentials.

To find regions built by the Devokan team, use the Map as you would in SL and search for any of the following:
Devokan
curiosity
Nalands

You will be able to fly from any of these to the other regions (there are more than 8 altogether).

LORING RENTALS ARE NOW OPEN AT THE NEW PARK PLACE
DeAnn Dufaux

WELCOME TO Park Place Home Decor Rentals !

Loring Enterprises at Park Place would like to invite to make your home here at “Forest Hills Estates” on Loring Park Place sim.

1. These parcels are 4096 Sq Meters with a two tenant limit, at 1874L$ per week.  Each parcel will have a total of 937 prims allowed.
2.  Each parcel comes unfurnished and no landscaping.
3. Tenants have landscaping and terraforming rights.
4. Rental time frames are one week minimum – 8 weeks maximum.

There are 2 parcels available, sharing the above description.

Lot 3
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Loring%20Park%20Place/196/80/30
Lot 4
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Loring%20Park%20Place/198/45/30

Come look around!!

Enjoy your time with Loring Rentals.  Contact Bobo Loring for any questions..
Contacts:
Bobo Loring President
DeAnn DuFaux Vice President

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COMMUNITY AREAS:

AGE OF MYST – MYST ISLAND
SkydiverAnarta Fall & SkydiverColorado Calloway
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Age%20of%20Myst/177/14/25

DEVELOPMENTS IN DEVOKAN
Dot Macchi
http://blog.devokan.net/

SERENITY MYST
Issis Ceriano
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Budantsev/168/160/38

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ENTERTAINMENT:

MOLASKEY’S PUB
Mia Kitchensink
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (SL)
DJ: Dichromus Miles
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wichi/90/219/22

MAHJONG SPECIAL
Ravenclaw McCaw
Daily
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Urquhart/175/196/25

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TREASURE HUNTS:

MAY GRIDWIDE HUNTS
Angelfire Teebrook

Get ready for fabulous hunting. Angelfire has provided a great notecard outlining all the hunting goodness coming up, thanks Angelfire!

Luxory Hunt 5/1 – 5/31
http://luxoryhunt.blogspot.com/2010/04/1st-official-luxory-hunt.html
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Fama%20West/35/57/22 – not starting point
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Dragon Hunt 5/1 – 5/31
http://gridwidedragonhunt.blogspot.com/
Starting point  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rakapila/85/33/120

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Ghostly Expressions – Stranger Things Happen 5/1 – 6/4
Starting point  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Everfrost/90/208/22
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Gorean Gridwide Spring Showers Hunt 5/22 – 6/2
http://ggridwidehunt.blogspot.com/
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May Day Basket Hunt 5/1 – 6/17
Starting point http://slurl.com/secondlife/Slayton/19/20/23
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The Macabre Hunt 5/13 – 6/3
http://macabrehunt.blogspot.com/
Starting point  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Delirium/197/76/34
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Collectibles Hunt 5/15 – 6/1
Starting point http://slurl.com/secondlife/Maelstrom/72/208/23
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Myths & Legends II  5/15 – 6/15
 http://www.firebeach.org/
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Memories of Mom Hunt 5/1 – 5/31
http://duchesskidhunt.blogspot.com
Starting point http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rolypoly/50/103/42
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Fashion Freaks Hunt  5/15 – 6/15
Blog : http://fashionfreakssl.blogspot.com
Starting point http://slurl.com/secondlife/Kombu/246/226/21
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Fallen Angel Hunt 5/15 – 6/30
Starting Point http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cardew/88/96/33
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Dark Void Hunt 5/1 – 5/31
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rocky%20River/111/157/22
http://sourpickleshunts.blogspot.com/
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Get a Clue Hunt 5/1 – 5/31
http://getacluehunt.blogspot.com/
Starting point http://slurl.com/secondlife/Serendipity%20Mall/127/163/25
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Dark Katz Hunt 2 5/10 – 6/10
 http://darkkatzhunt.blogspot.com/
 Starting point http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cotton%20Blossom%20Caye/29/130/23
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The Hideout Hunt 5/15 – 6/15
http://hideouthunts.wordpress.com/

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LUCKY CHAIRS, MIDNIGHT MANIA, FREEBIES AND DOLLARBIES:

AKSAN’S FASHIONS
Riana Eiren
http://slurl.com/secondlife/TORNADO%20CITY/12/214/2

Hot Midnight Mania board  – limit of 25 and only for this week, so get there, slap the board and enjoy!

theory
Riana Eiren
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Redshift/208/50/1705

Two lucky posters with some adorable beanbag chairs. There is aslo a cute duo pose in the Relay for Life Vendor here for Team Independence.

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OTHER ITEMS:

SL VIEWER 2.0 AND ART DISCUSSION WITH T LINDEN (TOM HALE)
White Lebed – Burning Life AfterBurn Art Project
Thursday, April 29, 2:00 PM SLT
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Burning%20Life-%20Deep%20Hole/60/238/24

From the notecard:

“If you are making art or building art installations, if you plan to participate in Burning Life festival as an artist, if you create content in SL, this discussion should be important for you.”

MAJOR ARCHITECTURE FIRM PROTOTYPES BUILDING DESIGN FOR RUTGERS IN SECOND LIFE AND OPENSIM
James Wagner Au – New World Notes
http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2010/04/major-architecture-firm-showcases-prototype-design-for-rutgers-in-second-life-and-opensim.html

Oh, this is awesome! This made me think of the ‘Blender is the only way’ conversations on the MOUL forums. Obviously RL companies don’t think so….and I bet they actually make an income out of this.

“The translation from schematic plans and illustrations to a building in Second Life was done by RL/SL architect Keystone Bouchard (Jon Brouchard IRL), who writes about the process on his blog, ArchVirtual.”

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                                    * Community-Strength-Togetherness *

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