Walking Through SL11B

I’ve visited Second Life’s 11th Birthday celebration a couple times so far this week. This year is clearly the year when Mesh rules! The level of detail that Mesh objects provides is truly astounding. And despite the disenfranchisement of all the peeps who enjoyed working with Prim objects, there is little doubt that top Mesh content creators are changing SL forever, and for the better.

In past years I made a point of visiting virtually all the exhibits at these birthday parties, but this year I just focused on soaking in the exhibits that really drew me in. In one case, I might not have really noticed the exhibit from the outside but the builder gave me a shoutout and I was amazed at what I found (more on this below). Following you find a few of my SL11B photos and I’ve posted several more on my Flickr page.

Yordie Sands photography

On opening night the entire SL11B grid was packed.
I managed to make my way to the Impressive Stage.
The music was great and I hung out with Wizzy for awhile.



I caught the tail end of the Luxe Paris fashion show.
The show was fun and it was an good example of events at SL11B.
Unfortunately, there just wasn’t enough time for everything to rez up.


Yordie Sands photos

This is atop Wizzy Gynoid’s huge geometric structure.
I tried to fit the whole thing into a pic but it was too tall.
If you look at the top of the pic, you’ll see a little me flying.


Yordie Sands photography

This is the entrance to one of my favorite builds so far.
Cousin Savy Sands saw me wandering around and pointed me to his build.
This is “A Little Dream of Italy” and it’s located on the Pizzazz sim.
It’s a lovely place to visit and a nice spot to take a break from all the goings on.
I posted several more photos on my Flickr page – check it yo! And check out the build inworld.

This SL birthday has been a very appealing experience for me. I’ve only seen a couple friends and acquaintances, because I’m moving around incognito (“Online” status box off). I know some people get upset when you uncheck the status box, and I’m sorry about that but I’m hoping to meet friends at the event.

I’ve learned a lot about how much SL has progressed since the last birthday. I’m very hopeful that Second Life will continue to evolve. I heard Ebbe Altberg speak about the work that is beginning on a new architecture for SL, and this would be a cause for concern but I also heard him discussing means of porting to the new platform. I hope that Linden Lab employees are taking the time to enjoy the world that there software created. And I would ask them to study the products of SL content creators.

It is amazing to consider that people of all nationalities from across this planet have come together on this electronic grid and created a virtual world and a virtual fantasy life! AMAZING!

I’m planning to make at least one more visit before it closes on Sunday. So, hopefully I’ll seen some of you there. And hopefully there are more photos that simply must be taken!

About Yordie

I'm a blogger and photographer on WordPress. I'm active on Twitter. I'm a U.S. Air Force veteran. I'm a gamer in Fallout series, Skyrim, and other games, including an avatar in Second Life. I wrote the sci-fi novel, The Temporal Expeditions.
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6 Responses to Walking Through SL11B

  1. riverpearl says:

    I always like to read what you have to say about things Yordie.

    “A little dream of Italy” is one of my favorites too. I’ve visited SL11B several times and won’t have time to see it all like last year. Maybe I’ll see you around. 🙂


  2. Doc Morgan says:

    A revamp of SL will only be effective if Linden Labs loosen their purse strings and invest in a REAL database program. MySQL was never meant for anything the size of SL and it is showing that every day.


    • Yordie says:

      I’ve wondered about that, Doc. It is still amazing how much stuff the database handles. I just hope they pay serious mindshare to porting things. When I heard Ebbe talk about the fact that there’s a lot of things they don’t feel will be appropriate, I became concerned.


  3. yes, I’ve read about some of these changes.It will be interesting to see what develops though I am still no longer a denizen – but- I am a visitor at least!! lol.


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