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by igor47
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: 4:30 Neighborhood camps for 2012
Replies: 153
Views: 65606

Re: 4:30 Neighborhood camps for 2012

Club Neu(nee Verboten) somewhat stunned to find our placement at 4;30 portal and Esplanade.Not exactly what we asked for and serious discussion amongst our shocked campers now underway on what to do about it. Warp Zone got bumped back from holding down the corner at 4:00 and A to 4:45 and G. Also k...
by igor47
Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: camp warp zone writeup from 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 530

camp warp zone writeup from 2011

hi guys! do you remember Pipe Dream from 2011? maybe this will jog your memory: http://igor.moomers.org/bm/2011/photos/peter%27s%20photos/P1090096.JPG well, my collaborator WELCOTAR did a nice writeup of how we built this thing. you can read it here: http://www.moomers.org/~jered/pipe-dream/ we also...
by igor47
Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Be part of the solution
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Re: Be part of the solution

wow. i'm sorry if i offended you personally. and i'm not shying away from the conversation, either. i just don't particularly want to get into a flame war with you, whereas you seem to be extremely focused on getting into one with me. why? look. i think that if i wanted to implement a system to scan...
by igor47
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Be part of the solution
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Re: Be part of the solution

lemur, why are we arguing here, and what are we arguing about? you claimed that since i talked the big talk I should offer my expertise to the org, and I agreed and thanked you. so the only other difference of opinion we have is: i think we should involve technology in smoothing the ticket process; ...
by igor47
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Be part of the solution
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Re: Be part of the solution

lol. armchair expert my ass. my software controls datacenters full of tens of thousands of servers, which must stay up no matter what, and the amount of money flowing through the pipes at those datacenters is WAAAAY more than a measly $20m. since it appears easy to you... we should just shutup about...
by igor47
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Be part of the solution
Replies: 36
Views: 2589

Re: Be part of the solution

The playa is unusually hard on electronics. Imagine trying to keep it functioning in a constant dust storm... would need to communicate with a central server... lets say 7 backups per gate, thats about 63 devices.... Paper tickets don't crash. i see this re-hashed on the forums over and over again....
by igor47
Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Why not try this?
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: Why not try this?

oh! i have an even better idea. lets make the tickets just like really fucking huge. i mean like you need an entire pickup truck to just carry the ticket. this isn't your mother's movie ticket, no sir, this is like fucking 600# of cardboard. this would be great, because newbs don't have cars big eno...
by igor47
Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Constructive suggestions concerning ticketing
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Re: Constructive suggestions concerning ticketing

oh. my. god. MORE PORTAPOTTIES! why didn't *I* think of that? listen, last year we camped across the road from this total spectator palace. we called it 'RV Fortress' cuz there was no way to get in really it was totally surrounded. they had people come out and build them a dome and bring out their R...
by igor47
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: The stony silence of the BORG
Replies: 28
Views: 1968

Re: The stony silence of the BORG

so lets demand answers. i'm not sure whether or how many bits flow from eplaya to the org. i tried emailing partiserv, the address listed on the ticket website, and this is what i got: ------------------------------ From: Frog G To: Igor CC: partiserv Subject: Re: how about Hi Igor. This email addre...
by igor47
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: How will the lottery affect our community contributions?
Replies: 18
Views: 1022

Re: How will the lottery affect our community contributions?

Is this the End of the World as We Know It? Yeah, maybe. Is it The End of The World? Nope. gah. everyone knows the world is not literally ending. even "burning man" is not ending, as evidenced by the extremely healthy ticket sales. everyone bitching and moaning on this board are doing so ...
by igor47
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?
Replies: 261
Views: 17382

Re: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?

from what i'm hearing on eplaya, our camp is pretty lucky. collectively, for 21 people we have 10 tickets. we spent a bunch of money last year build a reusable theme camp, plus we're working on additional art this year that doesn't make sense anywhere but burning man. so.. hopefully we'll still be a...
by igor47
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Wanna total mess over scalpers – here is an idea -
Replies: 37
Views: 2822

Re: Wanna total mess over scalpers – here is an idea -

yes! great idea. the official ticket could even say right on it, DO NOT BUY FROM 3RD PARTIES. only the BMORG would be able to sell tickets. you could refund your ticket to the org at any time and another ticket would pop up for sale, with a new serial number/barcode/whatever. scalping just wouldn't ...
by igor47
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: now what?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: now what?

should be able to work something out (between networks of friends, the ticket exchange, and the open sale). But if you feel completely defeated or that the odds are impossible or that your hearts couldn't possibly be in it… don't do it. it's true. we can decide to not do it. but i would be very sad...
by igor47
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: So where are all the tickets?
Replies: 64
Views: 3452

Re: So where are all the tickets?

We have two more months before the open sale even begins for 1/5th of all the tickets, and another three months after that before tickets are even sent out. In the mean time, those scattered tickets can and will find their way into the hands of those who need them through the STEP program. people w...
by igor47
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: now what?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

now what?

i've been working on a pretty ambitious art project for 2012 with 3 of my friends. we've spent countless hours brainstorming. we've reached out to the community for help and gotten a lot of people excited about the project. we've spent over a thousand dollars on parts and materials just for the init...
by igor47
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: No Ticket, No Email Rejection Notice (What does this mean?)
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: No Ticket, No Email Rejection Notice (What does this mea

yeah, ticket rejections are being emailed by the same IT wizards who brought you gems like forms.burningman, the bmorgs own ride share system and the on-playa registration (now with fewer users!). these are the same people who, in the age of unlimited cloud computing resources available to rent by t...
by igor47
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Hmmmmm....
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Hmmmmm....

this has been discussed on this board a thousand times. the population is capped by the blm. it is unreasonable to expect that the two-lane highway to gerlach can handle an unlimited amount of traffic -- it's basically at capacity already. so the cap is not going to suddenly evaporate if we all ask ...
by igor47
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Web server demand is a solved problem
Replies: 14
Views: 1395

Re: Web server demand is a solved problem

There are lots of solutions to horizontally scaling a ticket-selling app, and most of them are pretty easy. InTicket is just kinda bad at technology, which is consistent with BMOrg being generally really bad at technology (exhibit 1: BM rideshare; exhibit 2: the forms site for theme camps/MVs; exhib...
by igor47
Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: laptop during burn week
Replies: 9
Views: 731

laptop during burn week

i have to leave the burn a smidge early this year and go on what is partially a business trip. i'm going to be packing a bag with default-world clothing, and i need to bring my laptop as well. i was hoping to have this bag locked in the trunk of a car all week, but i'm wondering whether the laptop'l...
by igor47
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Knots for holding crap down
Replies: 24
Views: 1579

Re: Knots for holding crap down

Registered theme camps are going to be in the WWWW you get at the gate -- this is the guide I failed to get my event into by being an idiot.

To make it easier to find -- we'll be at 4:00 & A. Just look for the giant pipe ... thing.

--Igor
by igor47
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: ride needed BRC-->Reno Sat 9/3 Morning
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: ride needed BRC-->Reno Sat 9/3 Morning

already posted! just looking for maximal exposure cuz the rideshare site is ... umm... a little hard to navigate :?
by igor47
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Is anyone bringing an inversion bed?
Replies: 4
Views: 529

Re: Is anyone bringing an inversion bed?

I camp with a large rugby-playing lady who would LOVE to grab your feet and hang you upside down -- stop by Warp Zone @ 4:00 and A. You could also climb into our structure and hang upside down by your knees, no burliness required: http://igor.moomers.org/bm/2011/photos/pipedream.png On a related not...
by igor47
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: ride needed BRC-->Reno Sat 9/3 Morning
Replies: 2
Views: 276

ride needed BRC-->Reno Sat 9/3 Morning

Hi Friends! A friend and I need to leave the burn early this year to make it to a friend's wedding. We have a flight out of Reno on Saturday afternoon, and would love to catch a ride with you if you're also heading out early to skip yahoo weekend. We'll just have messenger bags with us, and we'll ta...
by igor47
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: An alternate rideshare board
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: the REAL rideshare board

ugh, i tried to use this website but gave up. they allow at least 6 websites to track you when you use their site -- google, facebook, twitter, mixpanel, amazon, and kissmetrics (the guys who track you even when you opt for privacy by clearing your cookies). they want you to log in using your facebo...
by igor47
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Knots for holding crap down
Replies: 24
Views: 1579

Re: Knots for holding crap down

I tend to buy rope by the spool from McMaster-Carr -- they have a huge selection, good specs, reasonable prices, they ship quickly, plus I combine shipping with a thousand other items I buy at the same time. I like braided nylon in 1/4" to 1/2" sizes -- 1/2" begins to be a bit thick f...
by igor47
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: The Pier
Replies: 574
Views: 82378

Re: The Pier

fbcota wrote:Ohh, pier address is 3:45 and almost Esplinade. If anyone knows what camps are right there I would love to talk to them and make sure everything is koshur.


Warp Zone is going to be at 4:00 and A -- I wonder if we're neighbors? Love your idea!
by igor47
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Knots for holding crap down
Replies: 24
Views: 1579

Re: Knots for holding crap down

Come to my knot-tying workshop on Monday at 2 @ Camp Warp Zone and I'll teach you all about it.

Because of a technical glitch my event didn't make it into the WWWW, so I'm advertising it on here instead :)
by igor47
Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: So I just got confirmed as a greeter..
Replies: 43
Views: 10335

Re: So I just got confirmed as a greeter..

so, i've been hoping to volunteer as a greeter for two years now, but nobody ever got in touch with me regarding the application. what's the secret?

I showed up on opening night last year, but I guess they don't want untrained newbies that night...
by igor47
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: TARP zomg
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Re: TARP zomg

we've been using very pretty untreated canvas tarps in our structure for two years now. i get them from mytarp.com -- these are the kind: http://www.mytarp.com/untreated-canvas-covers.aspx we use them as our shade. don't use the grommets, they tear right out. instead, use the pouch tie-up mechanism ...
by igor47
Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: top douche bags fucktards at BM 2010
Replies: 713
Views: 85580

agreed

I think the biggest asshole this year was the entire Clown art car. But it was very entertaining. They drove all around talking shit to everyone probobly trying to fuck up the trips of everyone on acid. I sat from a distance and laughed the whole time. seriously. during the dust storm after megapol...

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