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by otakup0pe
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: volunteering with GPE
Replies: 26
Views: 3823

Re: volunteering with GPE

Here's another fun video. This was my first perimeter shift.

by otakup0pe
Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hexayurt question
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Hexayurt question

Pretty sure you can paint the inside of a RMAX hexayurt no problem. The shiny bit is kind of important on the outside though.
by otakup0pe
Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: How was your volunteer job this year?
Replies: 30
Views: 3832

Re: How was your volunteer job this year?

Third year with GPE and am not planning on stopping any time soon.
by otakup0pe
Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How I Got Kicked Out of Burning Man
Replies: 37
Views: 9724

Re: How I Got Kicked Out of Burning Man

There are so many sock puppets in this thread I'm even starting to wonder about those posters with more than a handful of posts.
by otakup0pe
Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hardier Hexayurt
Replies: 20
Views: 2441

Re: Hardier Hexayurt

We've gotten (the past) four years so far out of a camp danger style H12 yurt with a rope halo. We taped over every "permanent" seam with foil tape, and every year the yurt has gotten some post/pre maintenance. Mostly removing traces of the old BFD tape and re-applying foil tape where needed. The on...
by otakup0pe
Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Trash
Replies: 35
Views: 2157

Re: Trash

Or maybe, just maybe, read the survival guide.
by otakup0pe
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Volunteers for "Penny The Goose" Project
Replies: 25
Views: 2407

Re: Volunteers for "Penny The Goose" Project

Lonesomebri wrote:Just like the Burn itself, I get to be a part of something fantastical that I would have never ever even conceived of on my own.
Oh how I love that feeling.


Sorry I didn't get out to help with penny more than once this season!
by otakup0pe
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: 2015 Share Resources
Topic: What is an open-minded rideshare?
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: What is an open-minded rideshare?

Is there a checkbox for "spiritual vehicle"
by otakup0pe
Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Internet Access - Serious Inquiry <3
Replies: 32
Views: 2561

Re: Internet Access - Serious Inquiry <3

This seems like a good thread to complain about how flashing the firmware on my NB-5G22 turned into an ordeal that involved TFTP and other arcane UNIX nonsense. I would have actually given up and not spent the time were I not worrying about all kinds of silly ~~real life~~ nonsense that I shouldn't ...
by otakup0pe
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Conditions for 2015
Replies: 341
Views: 23265

Re: Playa Conditions for 2015

Bring either DEET or geckos. Scuttlebutt saying there is lots of mosquitoes this year.
by otakup0pe
Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Internet Access - Serious Inquiry <3
Replies: 32
Views: 2561

Re: Internet Access - Serious Inquiry <3

Captain Goddammit wrote: Maybe you should see a life coach or some shit.
Maybe they are going to that thing in the desert to find a qualified life coach?
by otakup0pe
Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps
Replies: 42
Views: 4884

Re: 7:30 Neighborhood Camps

MacGyvers' Union will be located at 645 and B this year so rock on.
by otakup0pe
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Internet and phone
Replies: 36
Views: 2724

Re: Internet and phone

Being on call while in the desert sounds terrible. That being said, I'm hoping I manage to keep my camp's wifi up for more than a few days this year. In 2014 it was fine until the NOC went out during the storm. I have a feeling that my alignment slipped during the storm and since I never corrected i...
by otakup0pe
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Gate line up.
Replies: 25
Views: 1863

Re: Gate line up.

digital wrote: Need gate? What does that mean?

(and careful, gate people bite.)
They only bite with consent.
by otakup0pe
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: 2014 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Radar in Mutant Vehicles
Replies: 17
Views: 1867

Re: Radar in Mutant Vehicles

I don't know about all that but while stuck just off pavement on entry Monday we kept getting distracted by, what can best be described as, this pinging noise. Turns out it was the "sonar" unit on some giganticass sub/tandem-bus/mv that was too long to be turned around and sent back with the rest o...
by otakup0pe
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning Man was better next year
Replies: 16
Views: 1144

Re: Burning Man was better next year

Next year probably will have been better two years from now.
by otakup0pe
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa Interwebz. Huh?
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: Playa Interwebz. Huh?

fresh wrote: No you should be fully tempted. With blinking neon lights at night...
The sign post has a maritime strobe beacon light on top. Visible for about a mile.
by otakup0pe
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 30055

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

Oh and here I thought "selling the experience" was referring to the BMorg selling their tightly controlled brand to whoever could fork over the cash for any one of a plethora of different ticket types.

What are we talking about again ?

Hey simon love the new avatar it suits your, uh, tone
by otakup0pe
Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa Interwebz. Huh?
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: Playa Interwebz. Huh?

In 2012, I didn't do anything so ambitious as actually providing wifi. I did, however, provide the brief illusion of wifi using an old WRT54G with some tweaks to the firmware: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/610802/Troll-fi.mp4 Over 6000 attempts were logged... Yeah we did a similar thing for o...
by otakup0pe
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa Interwebz. Huh?
Replies: 14
Views: 1035

Re: Playa Interwebz. Huh?

Was a great writeup. I only had my unifi kit working for a hot minute mid event week. Definitely going to set it up next year and hopefully aim at the NOC better heh.
by otakup0pe
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lack of Art this Year
Replies: 43
Views: 4131

Re: Lack of Art this Year

So now comes the most important question in this conversation. What art did YOU bring to the playa? You're complaining about people not bringing enough art - are you doing so as an actual participant who built and brought something amazing to the playa and feel like you were alone, or are you doing...
by otakup0pe
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bad Behaviour on the Playa
Replies: 142
Views: 11372

Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

And this is how people get busted by undercover cops - "but they didn't look like an undercover!" Yeah and they can't lie if you ask if they are a cop. this is what people actually believe But for real... A big "fuck you" to the assholes apparently dosing people without consent this year. Have hear...
by otakup0pe
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bad Behaviour on the Playa
Replies: 142
Views: 11372

Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

I may have sent some kid wandering the streets pleading for "acid or molly, anything please" to BLM camp on esplanade. Unless by "kid" you mean under 21, you may have just instructed him to RETURN to his BLM camp on esplanade... Under 21 or not they were wearing far too many clothes to be a underco...
by otakup0pe
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bad Behaviour on the Playa
Replies: 142
Views: 11372

Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

I may have sent some kid wandering the streets pleading for "acid or molly, anything please" to BLM camp on esplanade.

Look for the red and blue blinky lights you'll find it eventually!
by otakup0pe
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 30055

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

I don't much mind the idea of plug and play, but I saw something this year I think around 5:30 and E maybe that was really off-putting. It appeared that almost an entire block was fenced off with a 6 foot black cloth fence. Over the fence all you could see were the peaks of what appeared to be a hu...
by otakup0pe
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Does Swamp cooler water need to be clean?
Replies: 30
Views: 5905

Re: Does Swamp cooler water need to be clean?

A bit of bleach in any swamp cooler water is a good idea. Swamp coolers are notorious breeding grounds for bacteria, mold, algae, and things you do not want to imagine. Any of the nasties that grow near body temperature will grow in a swamp cooler. Also when the cooler pads get caked with playa dus...
by otakup0pe
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: re entry
Replies: 14
Views: 1185

Re: re entry

Re-entry is still a thing as long as you pay the twenty bucks on the way out and don't mind waiting in a line again coming back.
by otakup0pe
Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: West Nile... Fake or Real
Replies: 43
Views: 2366

Re: WEst Nile... Fake or Real

Simon of the Playa wrote:you have a better chance of being struck by lightning...


seriously...


much ado about nothing, and a lot of Hooey...
too soon :twisted:
by otakup0pe
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Plug n plays running amuk
Replies: 560
Views: 30055

Re: Plug n plays running amuk

This thread is totally ruining my burn.
by otakup0pe
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Lost Equipment & Tools
Topic: Art Project Missing from Deep Playa
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: Art Project Missing from Deep Playa

Thanks for the laugh. I'm pretty sure the artist knows the location. (GPS and all). Who here hasn't missed an art installation? Yeah, no. Pretty sure not every artist has a handheld GPS unit. For deep playa projects, given the changing landscape, it can sometimes be difficult to find your art again...

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