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by Ruleryak
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 4751

Re: Barbie Death Village Reno Hotel Deal 2017

Hey thanks BDC for organizing the group rate again - still valid with rooms left as of today 7/24. Just in case it helps to know - there is a huge lot across 3rd st from the sands for RV/Bus parking. The main lots will likely fill up, but the lot on the other side of the tracks from the hotel tends ...
by Ruleryak
Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Flamingos FTW
Replies: 27
Views: 1738

Re: Flamingos FTW Looking for campmates and art participants

Well I woke up to our camp having been completely dissected on Reddit. Including my website design skills which just seems mean. I honestly thought we were being helpful for people who are coming from far away and can't do everything for themselves but apparently we're ruining burning man. Hey now,...
by Ruleryak
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Who's In...Who's Out?
Replies: 174
Views: 7510

Re: Who's In...Who's Out?

I got in, started at 12:00:05 and didn't get my ticket until 12:33. My friend joined the same second I did, didn't get any. Other friend started at 12:08, got his tickets at 20 after. From our direct experience it really did not seem like they used a queue at all - more like a 45 minute long lottery...
by Ruleryak
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme
Topic: Kinda late this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 3061

Re: Kinda late this year?

Cool beans - thanks for clarifying trilo, will keep an eye out for the JRS!
by Ruleryak
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: early morning coffee
Replies: 9
Views: 946

Re: early morning coffee

hey! That's actually one of the things I'm doing this year! My bike has a 110v power source and I've got a small electric coffee pot, some mugs, a cleanup station that I'll be bringing out into the open playa. I'll be looking for groups of folks quietly enjoying the sunrise and will pull up and offe...
by Ruleryak
Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Freemasons on the Playa?
Replies: 28
Views: 3941

Re: Freemasons on the Playa?

fresh wrote:I personally am wondering if there are any camps associated with the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes?

Anyone?


How about the Society of the Yak? I'm the original founder of that one, no idea if any Yaksmen still exist or remember the beautiful cult we had once upon a time...
by Ruleryak
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Theme camp yay/nay response timeframe?
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: Theme camp yay/nay response timeframe?

Right on! Placement just means a solid address. If you can't get official placement you still shoot for an area and do your best from there. For instance if you don't get placed you can say you'll be "near 8 and E". Then try to make sure you have someone there for the land grab (close to t...
by Ruleryak
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Two happy & open minded Birgins looking for a camp
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: Two happy & open minded Birgins looking for a camp

Although, asking for electric and water hookups is pretty funny. I've been seeing a ton of this lately - people seem to think it's an RV Park with lots and hookups - or at least they think there are parts of the playa setup like that. To those folks - it's ok! Like Trilo and others said you actuall...
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

Well three hours is just about all the anxiety and negativity I can stand to put myself through. Good luck to everyone! While I definitely am entirely at odds with Trilo's opinion of InTicketing's piss-poor attempt at selling tickets year after year, one thing I learned to trust him on last year was...
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

Also it seems switching browsers (or clearing your cache) resets your position in the queue, considering I was in line 24 seconds after it opened and I'm still waiting. Yeah, I spoke too soon when I assumed they associated your position with your IP or something. Apparently the "you won't lose...
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

It's Command+Shift+Delete on a mac (command key, aka apple key, aka four leaf clover key instead of control) in IE and Chrome. God help your sorry soul if you're using Safari. There's no excuse for that, heh.
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

Burning Man isn't sold out yet. The main sale isn't even sold out. You're absolutely right - at the rate it takes InTicketing to process the queue I'd estimate they've sold a grand total of 200 or fewer tickets so far. So we're probably all fine - it's just the principle of the thing. We're ready t...
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

Re: ticketmaster - The Bruce Springsteen and Rolling Stones issues (from years ago) were unique in that thousands of times more people wanted tickets than were available. At best Burning Man's 40,000 ticket sale is attracting 100,000 purchase attempts - not tens of millions like those two very speci...
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

Ruleryak - visits to Oprah's site and processing ticketing transactions are actually different things. That, or the whole of the ticketing industry has yet to see someone of your technical expertise - even the LiveNations and Ticketmasters of the world run into sever troubles when high demand event...
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

Hey all, I've been following this thread for the past hour with the same worries and concerns. Finally asked me to reenter my passcode again and this time it redirected me to the purchase page where I was able to go through the purchase process easily. Were you in line for a ticket at noon or just ...
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

At least this time around I can't be told "volunteer if you don't like it". A year ago now I volunteered my services, the services of a datacenter that handles traffic spikes from things like Oprah mentions (millions of people at once - Millions), the services of a sales platform that can ...
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

Do you guys think I should refresh? I've been sitting without any timeouts for over 30 minutes now. Under the progress bar it says the time that the page last refreshed itself. If that hasn't changed in 30 minutes, yes refresh. If the time that shows is within the last minute or so, do not do refre...
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

[edit] Argh. I always do this - get pissed off and take it out on Trilo.

I get you're just trying to help so I'm removing my rant.
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

I was in at 12:00:58. Anyone after that time have a ticket yet? I timed out and refreshed at 12:16 and had to re-enter my code (which better damn well not mean I was put to the end of the line at that piont) - hope it's not a repeat of 2010 when I had to stay at work an extra 4 hours because I fooli...
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

Did it just crash for anybody else? I just got booted and had to re-enter my confirmation number. I really hope I get to hold my spot. Well it held my spot and then I was able to enter the captcha code to get a ticket and it crashed again. This is stressful. Same for me too - didn't refresh for sev...
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

I already see one major improvement - queue position locking based on IP - so at least this time around getting timed out shouldn't hurt things. Nice :mrgreen:
by Ruleryak
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: 2013 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Ready for Main Sale!!!
Replies: 209
Views: 9908

Re: Ready for Main Sale!!!

I'm going to go ahead and believe with no proof that even though they still trust inticketing and the same demand should technically exist that their systems will refrain from failing or running horribly slow today :mrgreen: 5 mins!
by Ruleryak
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?
Replies: 19
Views: 4401

Using Burning Man to Sell... Telephones?

Check out this video - just posted on Youtube. This company went pretty far with mimicking Burning Man as a draw in to sell their shit.
by Ruleryak
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Thank you to UStream folks
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: Thank you to UStream folks

He's got respiratory issues, so he told me he was planning on a trip to the doctor for a prescription for extra inhalers, especially after I told him about the dormant shrimp larvae in the dust, and asked me if there were emergency med services, just in case. Sorry if I'm misconstruing this, but ar...
by Ruleryak
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed Ticket ?
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Directed Ticket ?

From personal experience: Early Arrival Passes are not linked to a name - I've used them in 08 and 09. As the rep for my camp the latter year I requested and received the passes for my camp and didn't provide names. There was no name-checking at the gate when we arrived, just scanning the passes the...
by Ruleryak
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Bro-n-law comes through BIG TIME !!
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Bro-n-law comes through BIG TIME !!

Isotopia wrote:That ticket should be revoked just for you saying "I'm going home."


I know there are a ton of cynical dickwads on eplaya - but seriously this burnier than thou shit's annoying. Let people refer to BRC as Home if they want to, it doesn't hurt you.
by Ruleryak
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Appeal filed against the raised population cap of 60,900
Replies: 114
Views: 7805

Re: Appeal filed against the raised population cap of 60,900

@cxbrx - how much of this is based on your actual experience with the Black Rock Desert? You're saying things to indicate that the conditions are worse year after year but seem to be completely ignoring the fact that it's a lakebed with a natural cycle that really doesn't have very much at all to do...
by Ruleryak
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: so this is June.
Replies: 16
Views: 2416

Re: so this is June.

I'm pretty sure all the psychic energy from burners angsting over their mailboxes for tickets tickets tickets now now now is being gridlocked by the hopes of burners still in STEP angsting wait wait wait not yet not yet STEP doesn't stop as they start mailing out tickets (from the FAQ): Q: When doe...
by Ruleryak
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Plug and Play Camps....eeek!
Replies: 20
Views: 2285

Re: Plug and Play Camps....eeek!

Those kind of package operators are affected by the stuff announced in yesterday's blog post . Specifically, - Adventure outfits will no longer be allowed at Burning Man (fyi, report them to outsideservices@burningman.com). - Those companies that are allowed at Burning Man will be on the hook for 3...
by Ruleryak
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Plug and Play Camps....eeek!
Replies: 20
Views: 2285

Re: Plug and Play Camps....eeek!

I understand collecting dues for a theme camp where a few folks are personally funding things until the event or for groups that can't do a fundraiser for any of a number of reasons. A camp with dues or fees is still (in most cases) going to expect its members to bring their own living setup and (in...

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