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by trilobyte
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Tickets/Passes Offered
Topic: One $1050 ticket SOLD / Santa Barbara
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: One $1050 ticket SOLD / Santa Barbara

Congrats on the sale and thanks for keeping us posted!
by trilobyte
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent
Replies: 18
Views: 1836

Re: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent

Giving this a belated nudge over to the recommendations board, since it's seeking thoughts/recommendations about a commercial product.
by trilobyte
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: Sextant Tesla Coil (high fidelity sound!) Fundraiser
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: Sextant Tesla Coil (high fidelity sound!) Fundraiser

It's hard to even imagine how those tesla coils could get any better... but dammit you've managed to figure out the science of awesome!
by trilobyte
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Pop Up Tents
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Pop Up Tents

Lots of people camp in small pop ups and other lightweight tents each year and manage to survive :) They probably won't be very comfortable during most daylight hours, but they're certainly survivable. The key will be to replace the simple tent spikes that come with your tent with something more sub...
by trilobyte
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 31
Views: 3284

Re: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?

Lots. Like any event that's existed for three decades before you discover it, things change quite a bit over such a long period of time. Cameras not only had to be tagged and registered, but there weren't any smartphones, and most people were neither brave nor stupid enough to bring digital cameras....
by trilobyte
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Theme camps or Solo?
Replies: 9
Views: 697

Re: Theme camps or Solo?

You're welcome to either camp solo or with a group - there is no one single right or wrong way to burn. How much time you would need to contribute to camp-related activities depends entirely on the camp and their expectations (every camp is different). However, if your only interest in joining a cam...
by trilobyte
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Coding Art
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Coding Art

In theory, it's easy enough. You just need to build a space for people to gather, provide power and possibly equipment (the playa is a notoriously harsh environment, most people would be wise not to bring any gear out to BRC that they can't afford to lose), and then you schedule some events and post...
by trilobyte
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Any camp to host this LED installation?
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Any camp to host this LED installation?

That looks interesting, but also from the video it appears to be quite frail. Has the piece been ruggedized to be able to withstand high winds? Or impact from an impaired person who may stumble into the pretty lights? It might also be worth mentioning what kind of power requirements the piece has, a...
by trilobyte
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: ePlaya Announcements
Topic: Unscheduled Site Outage 15-17 June 2018 or, wow that sucked!
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Unscheduled Site Outage 15-17 June 2018 or, wow that sucked!

As some of you may have noticed, we experienced a site outage from the evening of Friday 15 June to the early afternoon of Sunday 17 June (today). Wow, that really sucked! Many apologies for the long outage - while the early years saw plenty of outages on the board, as we've scaled and Burning Man h...
by trilobyte
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Deep Playa Potty Map?
Replies: 21
Views: 1068

Re: Deep Playa Potty Map?

The respect is appreciated, and you're welcome to disagree, but they're there, and they're easy to find on foot or on bicycle (though when moving, I stop to get my bearings). I'm not using special potty-finder gogs and I've never had a knack for finding the magic sailboat or Waldo or any of those ot...
by trilobyte
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Deep Playa Potty Map?
Replies: 21
Views: 1068

Re: Deep Playa Potty Map?

There generally are, and with a very small amount of practice, you don't need a map. By day, a big bank of potties is easy enough to spot, and by night, porto banks are marked by blue light. On your first night (or two), take a few moments to check out the light at the end of the bank on portos clos...
by trilobyte
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 177
Views: 10486

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

Waving quickly 👋 as I head off to a bunch of meetings. Hooray for those receiving tickets, that's awesome news!
by trilobyte
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: "Similar Topics"
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: "Similar Topics"

It's probably worth pointing out the obvious... you're not the droid it's looking for - or rather here to provide a service for. You're a fairly radically self-reliant individual, and so by nature you'll probably always do a better job of finding something in a targeted search. You also browse and r...
by trilobyte
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.
Replies: 17
Views: 1411

Re: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.

It is steel tubing most often using lower grade (cheap) imported steel... of course tariffs are a factor. Since it's also one of those bulk raw materials items that's often sold very close to (or even sometimes below) cost, there isn't any room for a merchant to just absorb those kinds of hits. Good...
by trilobyte
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: OK or not: DJ-style "dancing" bike-mounted laser?
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: OK or not: DJ-style "dancing" bike-mounted laser?

You are absolutely not allowed to use one of those. You should take the time to read the guidelines posted on the main site since for the last couple years adherence to the event's laser policy is usually included on the event's closure order , which means that if you get busted with something you'd...
by trilobyte
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: ePlaya Announcements
Topic: ePlaya 2018 Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: ePlaya 2018 Updates

Are these messages sent or received recently, or is this the first time you've checked them in a while? There was a known issue in the fall with inbox duplication, but my understanding is that part was resolved months ago, and the lingering issue with receiving two notification emails for a private ...
by trilobyte
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: ePlaya Announcements
Topic: ePlaya 2018 Updates
Replies: 5
Views: 569

ePlaya 2018 Updates

I am very pleased to announce that at long last, and after a couple false starts, we have finished a bunch of updates to ePlaya for 2018. All in all, in the last week the site software, our custom style, and more than 18 extensions were updated. Under the hood, there are a number of improvements to ...
by trilobyte
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: uHaul Trailer capped at 5 days?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: uHaul Trailer capped at 5 days?

With any rental provider, when in doubt (or when the web interface doesn't display an option), call the number and speak to a human. In most cases they can help get things resolved for you.
by trilobyte
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Using EMT and PVC for the same shade structure
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Using EMT and PVC for the same shade structure

It sounds dumb to me. PVC will heat to the point of becoming pretty damned flexible and unstable in that type of a design after only a few hours under the best of conditions. It only really works in a monkey hut type situation because that design is built around that flexibility. Good, solid shade d...
by trilobyte
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Emergency food
Replies: 20
Views: 2236

Re: Emergency food

I wouldn't recommend emergency food, MRE's, or any other similar types of provisions unless a) you've tried it before and you know it won't lead to 'digestive distress' (nobody wants to spend hours on a toilet, especially when that toilet is a porta-potty in the desert) and b) it's something you alr...
by trilobyte
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: I forgot to register my camp! Dodgeball!
Replies: 26
Views: 989

Re: I forgot to register my camp! Dodgeball!

It's also worth noting that on the off chance you don't find the right fit, you can set up and have Dodge Ball at your camp regardless of whether you get placement or not. IMO, the best way to plan for this would look something like this: Ahead of the event, if you don't already have them look at pi...
by trilobyte
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: ePlaya Announcements
Topic: Site Downtime 11 June 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Site Downtime 11 June 2018

Heads-up, I am planning to do some maintenance and upkeep on the board and will need to take it offline on Monday 11 June, 2018 from approximately 8am to 12pm (noon) PDT. This should give me the opportunity to finish the stuff that didn't get finished last week, with time to spare. Thanks again in a...
by trilobyte
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: BRCStorage
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: BRCStorage

Neonbunny, Bbadger's reply was spot on. This isn't a BRC Storage support site, and neither I nor any other member of the mod team (or userbase, as far as I'm aware) are BRC Storage staffers. Unless there's something you're not telling us, neither of us are BRC Storage staffers (I'm just the one that...
by trilobyte
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: BRCStorage
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: BRCStorage

I'm sorry if you took the comment offensively, it certainly wasn't meant that way. I didn't use your post, as I had already received the message directly from BRC Storage (the one I'd told you came last month). It had been parked and flagged in May, since our camp wasn't planning on actioning the it...
by trilobyte
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: ePlaya Announcements
Topic: Site Downtime 5 June 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Site Downtime 5 June 2018

You thanked me too soon hehe... last night's work didn't go as planned, and the site was down much longer than expected. Many apologies for the hiccups.... once we re-group and work out the kinks (or maybe work in more kinks muhahaha) we'll take another run at it.
by trilobyte
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: BRCStorage
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: BRCStorage

I don't know what to tell you, a radical self reliance failure on your part? My user account on that system is the same as anybody else's and I followed those instructions just now and it worked exactly as expected (we hadn't yet paid our renewal). Bring up the latest order, then click on the link f...
by trilobyte
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Low Income *and* main ticket registration?
Replies: 16
Views: 1228

Re: Low Income *and* main ticket registration?

I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling, taking the moderator hat off and speaking purely personally this is what I'm getting from your posts. You say that you should have known better, but the meat of those posts reads like excuses and blamestorming. Ticket information is posted well in advance of...
by trilobyte
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: ePlaya Announcements
Topic: Site Downtime 5 June 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Site Downtime 5 June 2018

Okay, this afternoon's work is finished.... I'm sorry that the disruption was a little longer than originally hoped.

I'll be taking the board offline this evening after 10PM PDT for some more work. Again, sorry for the inconvenience.
by trilobyte
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: BRCStorage
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: BRCStorage

I'm moving this over to building camps & villages, since that's a better fit for questions about building camps & villages (the year-specific board is intended more for year-specific camp announcements). I believe the email from BRC Storage with the link for existing customers to do their annual ren...

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