No Time For Real Life

The meaning of dying

He was just dying to dance with me and finally ask. Here is one of those phrases in the English language that is perplexing, because I translate it literally. I would not want someone to die over me. However, there is a big difference when someone is dying of something and dying for something. I know you are dying to know more about this.
What is the meaning of death? Is it that the moment we are born we are guaranteed to die eventually. The problem humans have is that we do not know when we will die, but we know it will happen.
Keep death away as much as possible. So, should it not be in the best interest and live each day to the fullest and concentrate on the happiest things? 

Of course, it does. Fear helps protect us. It makes us alert to danger and prepares us to deal with it. Feeling afraid is very natural and helpful in some situations. Fear can be like a warning, a signal that cautions us to be careful.
If I should go tomorrow
It would never be goodbye,
For I have left my heart with you,
So don’t you ever cry.
The love that’s deep within me,
Shall reach you from the stars,
You’ll feel it from the heavens,
And it will heal the scars.
May all my friends and those who do not like me always remember that life is short and who knows how long death lasts. Make every second count until the kiss of death touches your lips.
Smile in the meantime and enjoy Second Life, because you may one have One Life.
Have A Spooky Week From All Of Us At Zoha Islands and Fruit Islands.

Lab Gab Streams

Lab Gab Streams aired 10/8/21 – Brian Friedman

Strawberry Linden


“Lab Gab” is a talk show about the virtual world of Second Life. Join our host, Strawberry Linden on Friday, October 8th at 1pm PT as she speaks with Brian Friedman and Jon Nakagawa.

Brian is a choreographer that has worked with many popular artists, such as Britney Spears, Cher, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, and many more. He has also provided choreography for music videos, concerts, and television and film productions.

Jon is the owner of Paragon Dance Animations, a Hollywood-based production company founded by professionals in the movie industry. Paragon brings the talents of accomplished and high-profile dancers to life in virtual reality, by specializing in the production of dance animations for Second Life.

Recently Brian teamed up with Paragon and choreographed a dance number using a motion capture suit, check out behind-the-scenes footage on their Facebook Page.

Tune in on Friday, October 8th at 1pm PT. Watch us live on YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter!

For full episodes of Lab Gab, click over to the Lab Gab YouTube Playlist

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Have A Great Week From All Of Us At Zoha Islands and Fruit Islands

Windows 11’s release date is today,but not EVERYONE will get it at once

Windows 11 begins rolling out Oct. 5, but Microsoft has said it might take until mid-2022 for everyone to get the upgrade.

Windows 11 update on a laptop

Microsoft says Windows 11 will start rolling out on Oct. 5. 

Sarah Tew/CNET

Windows 11 will begin its wide release today. We’ve already tested and published a full review of Windows 11 (it’s familiar, but fresh). Microsoft’s first major operating system update in six years is available as a free download for existing Windows users starting today, but the OS won’t roll out to every compatible Windows device at once and it won’t have every major new feature promised just yet, Microsoft said in an August blog post

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While the first general release of Windows 11 will include features like a more streamlined, Mac-like design, an updated Start menu, new multitasking tools and integrated Microsoft Teams, it will not include one of the most anticipated updates: support for Android mobile apps in its new app store. Microsoft also didn’t offer a date for when Android apps would be available either, other than saying that they would roll out in a “preview” test “over the coming months,” according to the post.

And just because you have a compatible Windows device doesn’t mean you’ll be able to run Windows 11 starting today. The launch will be “phased and measured,” with new eligible devices getting the upgrade first and the rest getting offered the free upgrade sometime between October and mid-2022, depending on your hardware, age of device and other factors. You’ll get a notification from Windows Update letting you know when Windows 11 is available to you, or you can check manually (here’s more on how to download Windows 11 when the time comes and how to try the preview version). 

Watch this: Windows 11: Hands-on with an early build

When it unveiled Windows 11 in June, Microsoft had said the OS would begin rolling out around the holiday season and continue into 2022. But several subsequent hints suggested that the release date would actually be in October: During the reveal event, a Microsoft Teams message popped up on the demo screen that said “excited to turn it up to 11… can’t wait for October!” And many press images for Windows 11 include a date of Oct. 20 in the taskbar, The Verge noted. Plus, Walmart’s website lists a “free Upgrade to Windows October 2021 when available” on certain laptops. Microsoft confirmed the Oct. 5 release date on its blog at the end of August.

Until Microsoft’s new operating system arrives, you can check to see if your computer will be able to automatically update to Windows 11 (you’ll need to be running Windows 10 first to do so — here’s how to download Windows 10 for free if you haven’t yet). But even if it isn’t deemed compatible, there will be a way to manually download a version that is not supported by Microsoft. 

You also don’t have to upgrade to Windows 11 right away if you don’t want to — Microsoft will still support Windows 10 through October 2025. 

For more, check out the every big difference between Windows 10 and Windows 11 and what you’ll need to do before you upgrade to Windows 11



SL Style & Houseware

Shopping Ideas from Thais Akerman


Cajsa Lilliehook covers the best in virtual world screenshot art and digital painting

Thais Akerman’sKitchen” post for her blog appeals just because it is the opposite of all the usual kitchens that are almost always too neat. This one reminds me of the summer kitchen my aunt and uncle had down by their two-acre garden. The counters were scavenged and had no doors. Instead, my aunt made a bright, colorful curtain uncannily similar to this one. When they harvested, everything was cleaned, peeled, and canned down in the summer kitchen. The compost piles were down by the garden as was the root cellar so everything was to hand. And of course, my aunt and uncle ‘borrowed’ me during the harvest. All the remaining items are listed in her blog credits, but my mind is fixated on the counters. 

For an eggcellent fashion piece, click here:

In “Yakitama”, Thais again finds a unique piece that adds humor and character to her style, in fashion as well as decor. For this one, it’s the eggcellent bag that caught my eye. I love the setting and her stack of cookies, but the central piece for me is the egg bag. 

  • parfait. Yakitama Satchel ® was a gatcha but it now sold as a fatpack
  •  Cookies: *Tentacio*   Cold wind cookies

I like Thais Akerman’s blog though its name Maria Bunita is a mystery. I am guessing an early name. At the top is a pretty watercolor spray of flowers that gives readers an immediate sense of her fashion aesthetic. Across the top are links to her social media and on the right sidebar, there is a small bio, a search window, archives, and recent posts. Tags fill the footer. Her posts consist of one picture and complete credits. You can read each post from the home page without clicking through. Everything is well-arranged and easy to find. 

There is one caveat, though: When checking the SLurl for Parfait, I arrived at an empty spot and fell to earth. The link in the story is correct, though. This reminds me of my suggestion that bloggers include creator names just in case stores move or change their names. The creator’s name will always lead us to the store even if they change their store name from  Alpha to Zed. 

Follow Cajsa on Flickr, on Twitter or on her blog.

Have A Great Week From All Of Us At Zoha Islands And Fruit Islands



Windows 11 releases October 5th – here’s how to upgrade for free

As I Have Stated In The Past Always Keep Your Machine Running At The Top, This Update Is Definitely Changes How We Will Do Things In The Future! Windows 11 Is Geared A Lot More For Gaming And Will Change How We Do Things In Our Virtual World Too.

Microsoft has officially announced that Windows 11 is arriving on October 5th. The long-awaited update to Windows 10 will be available as a free update for certain existing systems, although several products are on the way that are tailor-made for the new OS.

While many users will gain instant access on October 5th, Microsoft will be rolling out the Windows 11 update in waves. Depending on your device, you might be waiting weeks – or months – before the update is pushed to your laptop. In general, expect to see the OS rolled out to the latest products before coming to anything older and less mainstream.


“Following the tremendous learning’s from Windows 10, we want to make sure we’re providing you with the best possible experience,” Aaron Woodman, general manager of Windows marketing at Microsoft, said. “We expect all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.”

Windows 11 Required PC Specs

Microsoft has released detailed hardware requirements for Windows 11 ahead of its launch later this year. If you don’t meet the specs, don’t worry – Windows 10 will continue to receive support until October 14th, 2025.

  • 1GHz processor with two or more cores

  • 64-bit compatible

  • 4GB RAM

  • 64GB storage

  • GPU compatible with DirectX 12

  • UEFI, Secure Boot capable system firmware

  • TPM version 2.0

  • 720p or greater display

  • Internet connection

The development team also mentioned you’ll want to ensure you’re running Windows 10, version 20H1 or later for the “best Windows 11 upgrade experience.”

If all the above specs look like gibberish, just know that most PCs less than four years old should be compatible with Windows 11. Microsoft is also planning to launch a PC Health Check app in the near future, which will analyze your system and let you know if you’re eligible for Windows 11.

Windows 11 Teams

How to Upgrade to Windows 11 for Free

Upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11 will follow the same format as previous system updates. Specifically, it’ll use the Windows Update software preinstalled on all Microsoft systems to make the process entirely painless. Here’s how to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 for free:

  • Ensure you’re running the latest version of Windows 10.

  • Verify your PC is compatible with Windows 11 hardware requirements.

  • Ensure your PC is connected to the internet.

  • When the Windows 11 update is ready for your system, you’ll receive a notification from the Windows Update software.

  • If you don’t get a notification, you can search for the new OS by opening Windows Update and selecting “Check for updates.”

  • Wait for the download to complete – then start enjoying Windows 11!

Remember – Windows 11 is rolling out in phases, with Microsoft hoping to hit all eligible systems by the middle of 2022. If you don’t receive a notification by then, make sure your system meets the minimum requirements for the OS – otherwise, you’ll have to manually load it onto your system.

Windows 11 on laptop

What’s New With Windows 11?

Windows 11 isn’t an incremental update to Windows 10 – it’s a full-blown re-imagining. From a new UI to Android app integration, here’s why you should be excited about the free upgrade.

  • Reworked Interface: Beyond a basic refresh (which includes lighter colors and cleaner lines), the Start menu has been moved from the bottom left corner to the middle of the screen. You’ll be able to move this back to its original location, but Microsoft thinks the new position is more accessible and central to the action.

  • Android Apps: Select Android apps will be usable on Windows 11, including Twitter, Disney+ and more. You’ll find these listed directly on the Microsoft Store – and it’s a feature Windows users have been clamoring about for years.

  • Teams Update: Not only is Teams joining the Windows 11 taskbar, but it’s also getting a huge UI rework. With so many people working from home, the refreshed software might be the most exciting part of the update.

  • Built For Gaming: Microsoft is hoping to improve your gaming experience with Windows 11, offering features like DirectStorage, Auto HDR and built-in support for the Xbox app.

There’s plenty more to be excited about, and a full rundown of Windows 11 features can be found on its official website. Considering this is a free upgrade, October 5th should be an exciting day for Windows users.

Have A Great Week From All Of Us At Zoha Islands and Fruit Islands.

The Digital Art of Mistero Hifeng

This week we immerse ourselves in the surreal digital art of Mistero Hifeng at Cammino e Vivo Capovolto.

Upon landing, the region feels like an art gallery crossed with a movie set: the type of thing that would cost millions of dollars in the physical world but can be created by anybody in Second Life.

Mistero’s style blends the abstract with symbolic imagery seamlessly. The use of light and water are key. Slow moving raindrops and a moving floor of water that looks like glimmering mercury… There are also several clocks strewn about haphazardly, perhaps an homage to Dali, one of the great figures of Surrealist art.

Abstract humanoid sculptures can be found throughout the space, often embracing each other. While they may seem plain from far away, closer inspection reveals that they express a wide range of emotions. The amount of detail given offers the hint of a narrative but the rest is a mystery for guests to put together. What is the purpose of the train tracks that lead nowhere? Mistero is indeed mysterious: he does not comment on the purpose of his installations. He does not offer any help to interpret it, which makes it even more powerful!

This region is a shining example of Second Life’s ability to serve as a conduit to one’s imagination. Come see Mistero Hifeng’s art today to experience the unique art of the metaverse.

Check out Mistero Hifeng’s socials for more information on his work.

Video Production Credits:
Draxtor Despres

Have a great week from all of us at Zoha Islands and Fruit Islands