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by yellowdog
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: absinthe,
Replies: 98
Views: 14101

Note that Swiss absinthe is clear, and turns white in water, French style is green and turns white in water (this color change is called 'louche' and watching it swirl is part of the experience). Chezk style and homebrew is considered to be awful, bitter, and horrible. I have had some homebrew absin...
by yellowdog
Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Ursula K. LeGuin
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Good advice from the 'fishist. Always Coming Home is interesting partly because she went the extra step and created spoken language, songs, poetry to flesh out her created culture (attached to the book as a cassette tape, perhaps CD these days). And...AND...It has some Burning Man resonance. It is c...
by yellowdog
Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What was the craziest/funniest thing you saw this year?
Replies: 139
Views: 31610

Anyway, we're hanging out there, and right from behind us this naked hippy comes flying out of the crowd, and begins bounding up one of the flowers like a jackrabbitmonkey. He was already over 10 feet up before one of the "bouncers" from the exhibit started climbing up and yelling for him to come d...
by yellowdog
Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme
Topic: 2008 Event - Cheers and Jeers!
Replies: 63
Views: 25306

The soft sand situation was pretty annoying, making bike-riding rather difficult. I don't mind walking, but the city is simply too vast to cover on foot and I only ended up seeing a tiny fraction of BRC as a result. I'm guessing this is caused by increased amount of traffic over the years...if anyo...
by yellowdog
Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Playaflies
Replies: 18
Views: 10882

If anyone has an extra one of these, just basically a piece of conduit pounded flat at one end, or can make one for me No worries, I have two extra. Check at Otter Camp or Nipple Dip near 3:30 and F (both are registered), they will know where we are. Ask for Karl and Janet. We'll be there Sun. or M...
by yellowdog
Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Playaflies
Replies: 18
Views: 10882

YAY MISS BROWN! Thanks for inventing the coolest looking thing on the playa (OK that's a bold statement, but I DID say something like that the first time I saw them dancing across the playa in 2006.I hope we can elicit the same response from someone who sees them for the first time this year). And t...
by yellowdog
Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Playaflies
Replies: 18
Views: 10882

Ha! thanks Toolmaker! The problem was that the original instructions on the Playaflies website have the bucktoot wired BACKWARDS. Your link to updated, hand-drawn wiring diagram, confirmed by the bucktoot spec sheet from LEDSupply, shows CORRECTLY red and black to the power side (not the LED side as...
by yellowdog
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Playaflies
Replies: 18
Views: 10882

What kind of problem are you having? Everything tests fine until I add the bucktoot, then get one weak red LED out of 22 LED's and nothing else. Bypass the bucktoot and all is good. LED Supply.com suggests using resistor instead of bucktoot (ie resistor>LED>LED string) because (quote)with each LED ...
by yellowdog
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Road advice for route planning.
Replies: 30
Views: 4265

Yes, yes, yes. If you hate interstates, you'll LOVE hiway 50. It's the anthesis. Sand Mountain-bring old skis and ski down, or glissade in your shoes. Later, on the road, watch for Pony Express historical sign-you can still see the path 100 years later cutting across the desert. Petroglyphs/archeolo...
by yellowdog
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Playaflies
Replies: 18
Views: 10882

Good luck with this. Sounds like we are on a similar path. Building Playaflies SEEMED like such a good idea back in March... I tried several avenues to contact Michael Brown or Foam or anyone else with Playafly experience, having technical questions, but without success. So I plowed ahead with radic...
by yellowdog
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Goggle Foam
Replies: 8
Views: 1579

Sounds like you solved your problem, but if the foam you used ends up being unsatisfactory in field conditions, consider Plan B: e-mail the company and they should send you exact replacement foam and special glue. Worked for me when my pup carefully chewed the foam from my ski goggles.
by yellowdog
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: first time burner, very nervous, hi
Replies: 27
Views: 3727

It has been said before in many places, but I will repeat it here for emphasis: Drink plenty of water every day. Not just alcohol or caffeinated soda or coffee, but actual hydration H2O (or sports drink, Recharge, Emergen-C, or whatever). I just had an emotional meltdown this very afternoon over (ne...
by yellowdog
Sat May 31, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Advice on sourcing ink stamps
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Thanks, I got a good tip about burner friendly Nevada Rubber Stamp Co. from Camp Brand-ur-ass.
And thanks, Robotland, for advice that includes the intriguing concepts of latex, "hobby rubber" and a tight-sealing box. Now I'll never get to sleep tonight ;)
by yellowdog
Fri May 23, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Advice on sourcing ink stamps
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Advice on sourcing ink stamps

Before I go to Plan B and go to the local Office Max/Depot or a random internet business to have rubber ink stamps made up, I'd prefer to find a burner business to support, who will be better able to advise me about what size lettering/type of ink/ etc. works best on dusty skin, knows what a 'burnin...
by yellowdog
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Favorite Tips!
Replies: 80
Views: 21601

One of the unexpected issues we found was not eating enough to stay happy and well energized. There's just so much to do, that we would eventually crash and then realize we hadn't eaten in 20 hours. So last year, we pre-made meals: ( beef and potato stew, pad thai, black eyed peas, spaghetti and sau...
by yellowdog
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Favorite Description of Burning Man ?
Replies: 135
Views: 32372

The most succinct description I have come up with is: Whatever question you can ask me about Burning Man, the answer is 'yes'. Typically, people will look a little puzzled as their thought processes become overwhelmed with possibilities, and then they laugh. Pretty much a mini-Burning Man experience...
by yellowdog
Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:44 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Structure advice
Replies: 27
Views: 4632

conduit connectors

There is an internet site called "structures to go" that carries those flea market style connectors for EMT conduit (3/4 inch and 1 inch) and for chain-link fence pipe (1 3/8 inch and 1 5/8 inch) in various angles. I have heard that with proper anchoring (racheting straps to re-bar anchors)you can m...
by yellowdog
Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Refill NONpotable water
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Refill NONpotable water

I'm trying to find out if it's possible to arrange a refill of our 65-100gal tank with nonpotable water while on the Playa. Last year we got one refill from one of the water trucks spraying the streets by providing gifts to the driver but it was more luck than anything. This year we have plans for a...
by yellowdog
Sun Sep 21, 2003 5:19 pm
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Critical Tits Party Feedback/Ideas
Replies: 92
Views: 26970

Critical Tits party was a success!

Thanks Captainerotica, crew, and CT participants for a great party. I volunteered, but every station I checked was running smoothly, so I went out to greet and direct traffic. Ended up bowing to the incoming Goddesses; such blatant adoration appeared to be a hit. Reactions varied from one "Yeah, you...

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