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by fireheadwhale
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Tickets
Topic: Error 522, kicked out of ticket purchase
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Error 522, kicked out of ticket purchase

Yeah, I was sitting there watching the arrows go around from 12:00, thinking,"OH,boy!,I'm in the queue", until it kicked me out to error 522 about 10 minutes later. The rest of the afternoon was the clusterfuck that was the 2019 Main Sale of blank screens, accusations of cutting in line, and brief g...
by fireheadwhale
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Ticket Success?!
Replies: 107
Views: 6688

Re: Main Sale Ticket Success?!

The White Wall of Death!

I'm usually disappointed on Main Sale Day. This year I got some solace by being pissed off instead.
by fireheadwhale
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Ticket Success?!
Replies: 107
Views: 6688

Re: Main Sale Ticket Success?!

It's acting like I already bought a ticket, but I didn't.
by fireheadwhale
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Ticket Success?!
Replies: 107
Views: 6688

Re: Main Sale Ticket Success?!

Now I have the blank page on two computers.
by fireheadwhale
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Ticket Success?!
Replies: 107
Views: 6688

Re: Main Sale Ticket Success?!

It let me put a ticket and a parking pass in a cart about 5 minutes ago, and it asked for an access code. I don't know any code.
by fireheadwhale
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale Ticket Success?!
Replies: 107
Views: 6688

Re: Main Sale Ticket Success?!

Chasing arrows at 12:20. Afraid to refresh. Anyone get a "sold out" yet?

Used Burner Profile link.
by fireheadwhale
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning Man Voices
Replies: 32
Views: 6146

Re: Burning Man Voices

Sometimes I hear voices and they have long discussions with me. And then I realize; Hey, wait a minute, there's only one person here. It's kind of fun.
by fireheadwhale
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.
Replies: 29
Views: 4796

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

That pipe that was $10.40 at HD? I happened to look and it was made in USA. Feel a little better about paying that price now.
by fireheadwhale
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 2018 Arrivial / Traffic
Replies: 20
Views: 2171

Re: 2018 Arrivial / Traffic

I read it on an incognito page on google chrome. I'm wondering how BLM knows there's 70,001.
by fireheadwhale
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Boyfriend broke up with me for going to Burning Man
Replies: 23
Views: 2894

Re: Boyfriend broke up with me for going to Burning Man

Lol, my wife left me for my best friend last winter, SO I’m going to be burning man! Let’s hang!

Is he still your best friend?
by fireheadwhale
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.
Replies: 29
Views: 4796

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

Yep, went to HD yesterday and 1" EMT was $10.40 a stick, 50 cent increase since June. Got the discount price of $9.89 because I bought(10 or more) 13 pieces. Maybe when we start making our own (USA) because of the tariffs it will go back down to around 5 bucks. Yeah, right.
by fireheadwhale
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Omg access code?
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Omg access code?

I got all the way to buy now and when I would click "buy now" the counters would reset to zero. The people who got tickets thought Eventbrite worked very well. I was resigned to not going this year. A lot of work and a lot of money involved. I can buy a $1200 dollar ticket if I change my mind while ...
by fireheadwhale
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: $1200 tickets available as of this morning
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: $1200 tickets available as of this morning

I got a $1200 ticket last year. I felt a little bit bad because I was traveling during mainsale registration and missed it. One night I was drinking and bought a $1200 ticket. So I went. I'm 63 and retired. I have a sweet pension and a nestegg. Didn't regret going. I was standing in line for food an...
by fireheadwhale
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.
Replies: 29
Views: 4796

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

I bumped this because I went to HD today and the 1" EMT is up to $9.90 a stick. I want to do some structures around the house. I wondered what the price was in different years. I googled "historical prices of EMT" and this was about the fifth thing there. I wonder if those tariffs figure into it. I'...
by fireheadwhale
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 67
Views: 13133

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

I have a 1/2" Ryobi impact driver/wrench. With the large batteries it's a great tool...It blows 14" lags into the playa with authority. I loaned it to other camps at the last burn. I had to stop because I hadn't brought the charger...They had 2 of the big Ryobi batteries at HD for 99$ last I looked...
by fireheadwhale
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: USPS Discontinues Mail Delivery to the Playa
Replies: 12
Views: 4943

Re: USPS Discontinues Mail Delivery to the Playa

I worked for USPS 37 years. I have PTSD from it. I enjoyed going to BRCPO and trolling them. FTPO.

I was in the Maintenance Liberation Army. We would paint MLA on a file cabinet there for laughs and managers would shit their pants.

Nevertheless I lament the demise of BRCPO.
by fireheadwhale
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 67
Views: 13133

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

I have a 1/2" Ryobi impact driver/wrench. With the large batteries it's a great tool. When I use it to change a tire I feel like Nascar. It blows 14" lags into the playa with authority. I loaned it to other camps at the last burn. I had to stop because I hadn't brought the charger.My first cordless ...
by fireheadwhale
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Are Burners: Dog People or Cat People or Other?
Replies: 56
Views: 4798

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

I like both. Dogs are good people who need constant maintenance. Cats are beautiful women, who are low maintenance, who give me their time when they're in the mood. I own neither but live in the country and have neighbor dogs that come over to hang out, either because they like me or I keep treats i...
by fireheadwhale
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 67
Views: 13133

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

Don't forget the batteries go on sale for xmas as well. Maybe score a set for next year, now.
by fireheadwhale
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator rental and delivery
Replies: 36
Views: 5982

Re: Generator rental and delivery

This was my second burn. I live in California's Central Valley where it is 99 or 100 degrees almost every day in the summer. The heat at Burning Man 2017 just felt normal to me. This year, unlike last year, I had a generator and a small trailer with AC. I ran the AC two times. Both times I sat or la...
by fireheadwhale
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Condition of Gate Road by Exodus
Replies: 31
Views: 6850

Re: Condition of Gate Road by Exodus

I saw bikes in the road during Exodus. The drivers probably didn't even realize they'd been shaken off. They probably got a ways down the road and realized,"HEY! Our fuckin' bikes are gone!". Like they're really going to go back to look for them. I call that some very forgivable MOOP. I was pulling ...
by fireheadwhale
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 67
Views: 13133

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

I do. Use when I change tires. I feel like "nascar". I should keep the cordless in the car for that reason. Caught without it a few weeks ago when I had a flat. I live on an acre of hard pan. I do shade structures. I'm building a bridge over a creek that only has water 5-6 months of the year. I lagg...
by fireheadwhale
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Introduction...
Replies: 18
Views: 2663

Re: Introduction...

You might find it interesting that when I was in high school my older brother came back from Vietnam. I told him, "In a few years I'll be joining the army". "How can you join the army after I break both your legs?', he asked me. "So, you don't recommend it?", I replied.
by fireheadwhale
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How to find people you met at BM this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 6324

Re: How to find people you met at BM this year?

It's not really a business card. More like what they used to call a "calling card". No business is promoted. It's for if I meet someone I wouldn't mind being in contact with. It's simply names and an email address. The only thing it promotes is friendship.
by fireheadwhale
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Introduction...
Replies: 18
Views: 2663

Re: Introduction...

It is like nothing else. I only have two Burns on my resume. But as Eric says,"It's just a camping trip in the desert". I think you're going to like it. I envy your military career. Two things I never did in my life, have a child or serve. I don't exactly regret it, but I missed a hell of an experie...
by fireheadwhale
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How to find people you met at BM this year?
Replies: 40
Views: 6324

Re: How to find people you met at BM this year?

I bought about 500 business cards with my email address. It has mine and my wife's nicknames and real names on them. I occasionally give them to people I meet when I travel or at other times. If I really like and trust you I will write my address and phone # on the back with ballpoint pen. I live on...
by fireheadwhale
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 5805

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

* "The Foot in the Door" manipulation technique. When you ask someone for a little something and receive it successfully (and positively reinforce it), you're more likely to receive a future favor from that person, because A) the favor-giver now sees you as Officially Deserving (they don't want to ...
by fireheadwhale
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Tips For Wearing Ladies Clothing
Replies: 8
Views: 4585

Re: Tips For Wearing Ladies Clothing

Young people are so good looking. It has something to do with Darwin and survival of the human race. But some of the young men look so damn cute in a tutu.
by fireheadwhale
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man
Replies: 74
Views: 34619

Re: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man

This was my first trip ever in my small travel trailer. I didn't bring my small camp stove because,hey, the trailer has a whole kitchen. I never felt like sitting inside and using the stove so I just didn't use it. I wished I had brought the camp stove to use outside on the table.
by fireheadwhale
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 5805

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

I saw this guy hitchhiking after the "Ticketed Personnel Only" electronic sign around Wadsworth.. I stopped for gas I think it was in Nixon, and then I saw the same guy beside the road hitchhiking again. I didn't dismiss the paranoid thought he was a cop. Something about his look. Like contrived scr...

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