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by JohnEBGud
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Is it over?
Replies: 161
Views: 6250

Re: Is it over?

So, yes, the people DID get off their ass and did something OLD! You missed it, AGAIN!!! LOL, Missed it again? How do you know? Sorry you keep missing my point. What happened a couple of weeks ago was people showing up for a cancelled event. Entirely different from creating and maintaining a commun...
by JohnEBGud
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Is it over?
Replies: 161
Views: 6250

Re: Is it over?

Simon of the Playa wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:06 am
BOF™️


consider it entered for consideration into the lexicon.


and is it “Bitchin’ “ or “Bitching”?

nuance is everything.
I'd go with bitching in this case. Bitchin' would be more appropriate for that classic Ford Mustang. 8)
by JohnEBGud
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Is it over?
Replies: 161
Views: 6250

Re: Is it over?

...better than better than sex? Us old farts can't keep up with you young shits being so clever making acronyms for anything so you can save time on your cellphone texts. Back in the old days (like a few years ago) gen-x or the much maligned millennials were foisting on us that BTS meant better tha...
by JohnEBGud
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Is it over?
Replies: 161
Views: 6250

Re: Is it over?

Have you ever considered that the bitching old fart on FB may actually be right? The bitching old fart on FB said he was now 42. I didn't say he was wrong. I didn't say he was right. I offer no opinion on that at all. I wasn't there 18 years ago. I wasn't there 10 years ago. So, I'll take your word...
by JohnEBGud
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Is it over?
Replies: 161
Views: 6250

Re: Is it over?

Well, Captain, everything isn't about you, and my comment certainly wasn't.
by JohnEBGud
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Is it over?
Replies: 161
Views: 6250

Re: Is it over?

There was a guy on FB bitching about BMORG and how they've ruined Burning Man. He said he hadn't been back to the Playa since 2002. Gloating about the current situation he echoed the common opinion that the fact a couple thousand showed up on the Playa this year without the Org's involvement was pro...
by JohnEBGud
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Evenbrite hell
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Re: Evenbrite hell

I'm not trying to defend Eventbrite but... I think the ticket refund policy is set by the event organizer, not Eventbrite. Your event organizer should be able to help you. Previous to this year, ticketing was handled by TicketFly, now owned by Eventbrite, but BMORG went with a different vendor, I be...
by JohnEBGud
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell
Replies: 130
Views: 33910

Re: Cultural Course Correcting post by Marian Goodell

I posted a comment on the blog thanking Marian for the post. I thought it made a whole bunch of excellent points, many of which I have been trying to make to people at HQ for the last several years. I also said I thought it was kind of a shame that instead of directing people to the online communit...
by JohnEBGud
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Fresh Spam Accounts
Replies: 26
Views: 3941

Re: Fresh Spam Accounts

The only foolproof way of eliminating spam from the open internet is through filtering by a moderator. There are, as noted, many automated solutions, such as services like askismet that examine post content, services that maintain blacklists of spammer email addresses to prevent them from registerin...
by JohnEBGud
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 24 Hours at Burning Man 2017... in 2018...
Replies: 5
Views: 2079

Re: 24 Hours at Burning Man 2017... in 2018...

Nicely produced and entertaining look at the 2017 event. Recommended!
by JohnEBGud
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Suggest changing Ticketfly passwords & phishing awareness June 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 3068

Re: Suggest changing Ticketfly passwords & phishing awareness June 2018

Have you been able to change your password yet? I haven't been able to log in to make a change; did you go the 'forgot my password' route instead? I did read one article which suggested that no credit card info was breached. When I attempted to log-in yesterday, it wouldn't accept my password and I...
by JohnEBGud
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Harbor Freight 10' x 20' Portable Car Canopy
Replies: 12
Views: 6598

Re: Harbor Freight 10' x 20' Portable Car Canopy

Saw them in my local Phoenix area Costco last week.
by JohnEBGud
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 25794

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

But if you ask me why a 41 year old married man with young kids would run into the flames, my guess would be that he thought it would be really great fun. While a wife and young kids be an incentive for most of us to continue living, it very well could be the opposite for someone suffering depressi...
by JohnEBGud
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Who is Terbo Ted? Should workers get paid for running camps on the playa?
Replies: 42
Views: 10238

Re: Who is Terbo Ted? Should workers get paid for running camps on the playa?

some seeing eye wrote:I think there is a continuum of camps with dues to camps with megadues. I'm all for any camp with dues opening their books to their campers.
Exactly so. Both ends of the spectrum provide amenities for a price - it's just a matter of degree.
by JohnEBGud
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Condition of Gate Road by Exodus
Replies: 31
Views: 10240

Re: Condition of Gate Road by Exodus

A-RockLeFrench wrote:I think that spraying the roads with water might exacerbate the problem.
I think you're right. The wet playa adheres to tires causing divots where it pulls away from the road. Those depressions now pool water making it more likely they will be wet and repeat the process.
by JohnEBGud
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4322
Views: 1162172

Re: cooling your tent or van

I'm using white plastic dryer vent hose. Has survived two burns so far. Going for three. :D
by JohnEBGud
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Messages getting stuck in outbox
Replies: 12
Views: 4151

Re: Messages getting stuck in outbox

I'd argue vbulletin, which was the beast of boards, did not use this concept. Correct, VBulletin tracks messages with a read receipt which permits you to see which of multiple recipients have read the message. In one way the phpBB system is more usable as it permits you to edit the message in the O...
by JohnEBGud
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Does a FIGJAM cooler work for an East Coast regional?
Replies: 2
Views: 3276

Re: Does a FIGJAM cooler work for an East Coast regional?

Evap coolers are not effective if the dew point is much over 50 degrees F.
by JohnEBGud
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Like System?
Replies: 8
Views: 3802

Re: Like System?

I have always been under the impression that E-Playa was an information based blog to assist burners and potential burners regarding all the different aspects of the Burning Man Project and not a back and forth dialog based run-of-the-mill chatty social media site. In my opinion, not having 'Like' ...
by JohnEBGud
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Like System?
Replies: 8
Views: 3802

Re: Like System?

I added LIKE and REPUTATION options to my VBulletin based forum about a decade ago. Both components have logic that discourages gaming the system, and both have been successful in doing so. There was some push-back from users at first. Initially you could either mark a post as "useful" or "not usefu...
by JohnEBGud
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Burner Air Express - Now Open and Taking Reservations.
Replies: 15
Views: 2264

Re: Burner Air Express - Now Open and Taking Reservations.

It is the height of hubris to suggest that since those people didn't haul every bit of gear they used personally, that they somehow aren't the people who really contribute and make the event happen. It's utterly ridiculous to accuse them of not caring about radical self-reliance, decommodification,...
by JohnEBGud
Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice
Replies: 60
Views: 20245

Re: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice

The trick with the figjam bucket is a strong fan, and a place for the air to exit. We hook ours directly to a little solar panel, because we only need it when the sun is up. It sits outside the tent, with the snorkel coming in the side of the front door, and the back window sipped open just a bit. ...
by JohnEBGud
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice
Replies: 60
Views: 20245

Re: PVC based shade structure over 10X14 Kodiak tent advice

I've decided that instead of modifying my monkey hut to fit the kodiak, I will use the figjam cooler if it gets to hot. Im an early riser and rarely take inside naps while at the burn. I've used a figjam cooler with my unshaded Kodiak 10x10 the past two burns. It does not push enough air through th...
by JohnEBGud
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: ePlaya App?
Replies: 7
Views: 3728

Re: ePlaya App?

Ok since this site does work pretty smoothly thru my phone... I guess I o my have a problem with the way it interprets what I'm typing in... ^^^See? The site corrected "my only." Spelling correction takes place on the client (your phone, desktop, tablet, etc.) It's usually a implemented by the brow...
by JohnEBGud
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: ePlaya Meet & Greet 2017! . . Wed 6pm, Barbie Death Camp, 4:00 & E
Replies: 69
Views: 14520

Re: ePlaya Meet & Greet 2017!

Will also be at Saguaro Man. Working LNT crew and Ten Principals Project. Stop by our Camp Antinomian- Home of the Shot Luge
by JohnEBGud
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Trump cancels Burning Man 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2664

Re: Trump cancels Burning Man 2017

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by JohnEBGud
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 1856
Views: 194363

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

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by JohnEBGud
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Are Burners: Dog People or Cat People or Other?
Replies: 56
Views: 7218

Re: Are Burners: Dog People or Cat People or Other?

Had dogs as a kid, but cats have been part of my household for over forty years - a total of seven - usually two at time with one designated the main cat and the other the auxiliary cat. They've all had distinct personalities, and been affectionate, clever, and useful, skillfully dispatching any sco...
by JohnEBGud
Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: AMBER Alert abuse
Replies: 183
Views: 33504

Re: AMBER Alert abuse

For those who espouse the "This Amber Alert fucked up Burning Man" consider this: An abduction and homicide of any participant, let alone a minor, will probably be the end of Burning Man. Period. Full Stop. That's unfortunate because the system that is in place is neither an effective deterrent or ...
by JohnEBGud
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Theme suggestions go here...
Replies: 113
Views: 21247

Re: 2017 Art Theme Suggestions

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