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by Timezone LaFontaine
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Low Income Ticket Program
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Low Income Ticket Program

I've read the details about the program. Has anyone applied and gotten one or been denied? If you got denied, were you able to get a ticket in the next tier? (if you had the funds of course) I've applied and gotten one on one year, and then applied and was denied another year. It's supposedly not a...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Night Owl Events?
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Night Owl Events?

Jazz Cafe is cool, usually mellow enough to quietly chat but they also get people dancing in there at times. 8)
by Timezone LaFontaine
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 5992

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

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The world may never know...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 5992

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

gateway wrote:When you do a request to the server it doesn't care about your clock on your computer, it has its own server timestamp which is in UTC.


I figured. Are you implying the server time could have been off by a minute or more?
by Timezone LaFontaine
Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 5992

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

I'd wager those people simply have clocks that are a minute fast, they actually got in the waiting room just before the cutoff, and they were lucky enough to be in the first batch to leave the queue. I doubt it. Unless people manually change their OS settings, their computers are automatically sync...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 5992

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

how many tickets will be put out in general this year 70k? That would leave maybe around 15k of tickets still avail in other sales/programs.. ?? I got 66,000 total by adding up the numbers at tickets.burningman.com. (I guess the remaining 4,000 are Low Income tickets.) In the upcoming sales, there ...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8753

Re: Main Sale

Two tickets per purchase is fine. Everyone I know goes with someone. One per purchase would double the load on the system. I don't see what anyone would gain. Will somebody please think of the load on the system?! :lol: It's good that it works out for couples. I assume you don't know any single att...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8753

Re: Main Sale

This brings up one of the interesting ideas that has been floated: 1 ticket per person. Period, end of story. MyLarry would never, ever get a ticket then. Plenty of couples attend and would not find the single ticket option appealing. But then we could advise them to email support, and utilize STEP...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 5992

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

Well, let me put it this way. If anyone who was in the waiting room did not get an opportunity to purchase a ticket, then - if the system worked as intended - the only people who could have gotten tickets were other people who were in the waiting room. No one who arrived after the sale started at 12...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Was there a waiting room problem?
Replies: 101
Views: 5992

Re: Was there a waiting room problem?

I also think some of the folks who had issues with getting held up in the waiting room a while may possibly have also had more to the story... Trilo, I don't see how your own speculation or reference to anecdotal reports of attempts to game the system are any more helpful than ones that would indic...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8753

Re: Main Sale

melomel wrote:It feels like the universe is telling me to give up on this. Maybe it's time for me to listen.


It's just a matter of huge numbers of people and an imperfect ticketing system... any meaning you derive is of your own design. Hopefully you'll keep making art no matter what. ((commiseratin' hug))
by Timezone LaFontaine
Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8753

Re: Main Sale

unitivity wrote:god said give this ass hole a ticket. fuck yow!


Congratulations. However, I got smited over here. It's not fair because I'm an ass hole too.
by Timezone LaFontaine
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8753

Re: Main Sale

So, did people who skipped the waiting room get tickets? Because my little stick figure got roughly 1/3rd of the way across.
by Timezone LaFontaine
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8753

Re: Main Sale

It's a long walk across that progress bar. Makes me glad I didn't spring for a bigger monitor this year.
by Timezone LaFontaine
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 8753

Re: the waiting room

What does it mean if my little waiting room stick figure is now laying face down on the progress bar?
by Timezone LaFontaine
Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Zero, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Burn - Musings
Replies: 23
Views: 1754

Re: Zero, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Burn - Musings

Take a look at your prep list... if you're seeing phrases like "free-roaming geodesic sphere," "robotic trebuchet," "turducken," "jet fuel x80,000 gallons," etc., it might be time to consider scaling back. Or is it ramping up? ...My prep notes are smudged.
by Timezone LaFontaine
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Surviving being Hunted
Replies: 26
Views: 1428

Re: Surviving being Hunted

I think it's important to emphasize the fact that there's no time to "slow down," "relax," "catch your breath," "help your friend up," or other such naïve notions. Don't let the fact that the hunters are skipping along in a casual, carefree way give you a fals...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Bugged Out By Wednesday
Replies: 14
Views: 940

Re: Bugged Out By Wednesday

As always, it's best to armor any body parts that could have holes bored into them by ravenous, swarming insects that fly as fast as poison darts. Nothing new to see here.
by Timezone LaFontaine
Fri May 15, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Low Income + STEP Program.
Replies: 116
Views: 7981

Re: Low Income + STEP Program.

Just got the email. "Unfortunately..." Nevertheless, I thanked them 'cause I know it was no easy process.
by Timezone LaFontaine
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims
Replies: 230
Views: 38716

Re: playa lore, legend, myths, and trusims

Well, one thing's for damn sure. The Black Rock Desert is swarming with feral wolfchickens, and all the bacon that people bring to BRC is not exactly driving them away. One of these years those wolfchickens are gonna come pouring down over the mountains like a tidal wave of feathers and sharp beaks ...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Jagged Texas redneck blown away by SEXY Jewish backpacker
Replies: 185
Views: 56447

Re: Jagged Texas redneck blown away by SEXY Jewish backpack

Read through the whole story. Wondering if I'll do anything other than stare off in the distance for the rest of the day.
by Timezone LaFontaine
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa Illness and Injury
Replies: 34
Views: 2483

Re: Playa Illness and Injury

I was arriving late one night, probably 2am, setting up my tent in the dark, and suddenly was clocked in the back of the head by a ladder that someone was silently walking through the area in order to go sneak a flag from a rival camp. Neither one of us had any lights. Fortunately I'm extremely thic...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man Transitions To Non-Profit Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 1675

Re: Burning Man Transitions To Non-Profit Organization

Ayup. I'm not sure why the event gets sliced under that lens. Do all similar "things" get that? Is it the burner "type" to be that suspicious? Is it that Larry Harvey broke some completely imagined social contract? I'm not sure that there are any similar things to BM. A common c...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Did you ever have a hard time boarding an Art Car?
Replies: 46
Views: 2668

Re: Did you ever have a hard time boarding an Art Car?

I've had a lot more luck getting to board vehicles earlier in the week when there's been fewer people in BRC. I also have never requested to go to any particular destination. I just assume I'm in for a long walk after my ride and enjoy meeting the other people on board. By Thursday, I don't really b...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Your favorite small-scale art
Replies: 12
Views: 1403

Your favorite small-scale art

The gigantic installations get a lot of attention due to their sheer spectacular scale. But as I think back through the years, lots of small things have been my favorites. I was thinking it might be a good idea for people to talk about some of the small stuff that could reasonably be made by one or ...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: challenging "the Temple"
Replies: 315
Views: 32433

Re: challenging "the Temple"

My initial expectation of what my first burn in BRC was gonna be like was that it would be an incredibly fun and frolicsome time among some amazing artwork. I definitely wasn't expecting to get a phone call from a sheriff telling me how sorry she was to have to inform me, etc., three weeks prior. Af...
by Timezone LaFontaine
Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: law enforcement 2013
Replies: 265
Views: 16684

Re: law enforcement 2013

Savannah wrote:
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:lol: I think that might be my favorite closing line in any movie ever!
by Timezone LaFontaine
Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Community Chosen Themes, Yea or Nay?
Replies: 16
Views: 3505

Re: Community Chosen Themes, Yea or Nay?

I can't decide between "Humor in Uniform" or "Go Get Mommy Another Drink." I nominate James Brown's timeless album title, "For Goodness Sakes, Would You Look at Those Cakes?"
by Timezone LaFontaine
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: Theme Predictions for 2013
Replies: 341
Views: 30043

Re: Theme Predictions for 2013

Looks like he was all hat and no cattle. Look how insubstantial the big feller turned out to be. :o
by Timezone LaFontaine
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: I crowd-sourced a video at Burning Man this year
Replies: 10
Views: 3931

Re: I crowd-sourced a video at Burning Man this year

I enjoyed it! Most Burning Man videos (in fact most Burning Man feature-length films) are chaotic assemblages of jump cuts making the event appear to be utterly incoherent and continuously frantic. This was a nice mix of some quick sights and sounds with longer shots that were more patient and explo...

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