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by melodiousdirge
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How best to keep bugs from breeding in our evap pool?
Replies: 31
Views: 6367

Re: How best to keep bugs from breeding in our evap pool?

I don't think a week is long enough for mosquitos to breed. Having said that, many bugs are attracted to humidity, and evap ponds are fucking disgusting.

One more reason to consider treating/sprinkling or just hauling your grey water out - you hauled it in, I know y'all got space to haul it out.
by melodiousdirge
Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 42021

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

I just hope the 'moth to a flame' effect takes over early and turns those swarms into crispy piles of moop.
by melodiousdirge
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 42021

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

FIGJAM wrote:"There's a skeeter on my peter, wack it off!!!"
I believe it's called a
skippy3k wrote:proboscis
by melodiousdirge
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 42021

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Bought bug suits. SERIOUSLY hoping they all die before we get there and I don't have to use these sob's.I welt up like you would not believe when bitten by anything. To the point that it would be a burn ending event if I got bitten several times. Dust, hail, lightning, mud, poop buckets, BRING IT, ...
by melodiousdirge
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 42021

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Canoe wrote:Park it beside whoever pisses you off?
Three points to gryffindor for that one.
by melodiousdirge
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 42021

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Todays item is sifting through all the bugpocalypse posts and regretting my major project being a powerful mobile blacklight.
by melodiousdirge
Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 42021

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Assembling the final "Oh shit, fuck it, I'll just buy this stupid thing because it's been on my BM wishlist since 2012" amazon order.

Gonna be a big box of fluorescent fishnet sparkle crap in the mail next week.
by melodiousdirge
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 42021

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

My one item for the day was looking at the calendar and narrowly avoiding shitting directly into my pants.
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by melodiousdirge
Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Let's nerd out about Blacklights
Replies: 63
Views: 5891

Re: Let's nerd out about Blacklights

Token wrote:MD's shenanigans are getting me weirdly aroused.

Keep it up.
#confusedboner
by melodiousdirge
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man
Replies: 148
Views: 32743

Re: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man

If said raver girl walked onto a reservation in a headdress and war paint in some bid to fit in, yeah, sure, maybe offense could/should be taken. It's not a far stretch, at all, to consider that this might happen. There's immediate proximity to a Paiute reservation. Are you suggesting that people s...
by melodiousdirge
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 42021

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Have reached the degree of frantic disorganization wherein I'm ordering whatever comes to mind just to be sure I get it in time (half of which I'm almost certain I either already have, or won't use). Moar Batteries, Moar Solar Blinky Shit, Moar Ratchet Straps, Bungees, Rope, Stakes, and weird shit t...
by melodiousdirge
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man
Replies: 148
Views: 32743

Re: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man

I hate cultural appropriation as yet another stripping of resources from the occupied to the colonial occupier. We need to stop painting what we call "cultural appropriation" in this way. Even the term cultural appropriation is an inappropriate descriptor - culture isn't being appropriated as in ta...
by melodiousdirge
Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man
Replies: 148
Views: 32743

Re: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man

Whew. Glad to hear it! Because at some point a gay, buck-naked Jewish dude will run by with a henna swastika tattoo and an eagle feather protruding from his ass. Thats when the real test happens. If you recoil in horror or revulsion, you failed. If your first reaction was laughter followed by conce...
by melodiousdirge
Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man
Replies: 148
Views: 32743

Re: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man

This Cultural appropriation isn't a thing. Wear whatever the fuck you want. It's Burning Man for Christ's sake. And this Good god man. What a bunch of artificial drama over NOTHING. Lighten up. Radical self expression. Stop overthinking it - if someone's wearing a headdress it's probably because the...
by melodiousdirge
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 42021

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Got my battery powered impact driver yesterday and tried driving a 24" lag into a compacted gravel sidewalk. Seems like it should work out nicely.
by melodiousdirge
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 42021

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

melodiousdirge, I've read that a lot of people with covered domes prefer to have a foot or so uncovered around the bottom perimeter of the dome, to maintain airflow. Hah! but I bet they don't have zippered windows and a swamp cooler! :p Wrapping under the frame is how the bottom gets secured so it ...
by melodiousdirge
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Let's nerd out about Blacklights
Replies: 63
Views: 5891

Re: Let's nerd out about Blacklights

Blacklight umbrella put together with 365nm 3W leds. These leds might be a bit more than I needed for this project... they get pretty warm, and use a lot of juice, but man do they produce a strong effect. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/vermeuliscious/20150731_173925_zpslk0dzzlq.jpg http://i9...
by melodiousdirge
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2015 one item a day for BM list..
Replies: 690
Views: 42021

Re: 2015 one item a day for BM list..

Took delivery of some 24" lag screws. I forgot about the part where most of the shank isn't threaded... hope the 10" or so of threads is sufficient to pull these into the playa :/ http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k281/vermeuliscious/20150805_125310_zpsxavsmvcv.jpg Did some work on my dome canopy - ...
by melodiousdirge
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Let's nerd out about Blacklights
Replies: 63
Views: 5891

Re: Let's nerd out about Blacklights

Thanks! I'll bust out the heat gun later and have a go. Kinda glad I only bought one to test with currently... I see a few slightly different models on ebay for only a few dollars more that appear to have visible screws... might be worth the extra if they're easily disassembled. Easy dis-assembly w...
by melodiousdirge
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Let's nerd out about Blacklights
Replies: 63
Views: 5891

Re: Let's nerd out about Blacklights

FWIW I also needed to do some heating/scraping to get the residual goop out of the slot the lens snaps into before I could get it back together. I then used clear silicone to stick the lens back in so it didn't become a brick of playa.
by melodiousdirge
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Let's nerd out about Blacklights
Replies: 63
Views: 5891

Re: Let's nerd out about Blacklights

So my 385nm, 3w emitters finally arrived the other day. I mentioned earlier that one project I wanted to do in this vein was to take some obnoxiously bright 18w LED flood lights from ebay ($20-$30 for a pair) and remove the white emitters, replace with 3w, 385nm emitters (about $1.20 per emitter). ...
by melodiousdirge
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Segways at the Burn...thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 3582

Re: Segways at the Burn...thoughts?

lucky420 wrote:That would be amazing and would love to see it! :lol:
You've never seen one?







[Edit; wait - maybe you meant the riding atop another burner. nvm]
by melodiousdirge
Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Let's nerd out about Blacklights
Replies: 63
Views: 5891

Re: Let's nerd out about Blacklights

Finally took delivery of 365nm LEDs, and I have to say I completely agree with most of what I've read, in that when I first put power to them, I was quite disappointed with the light output... UNTIL I brought some UV reactive substances into the frame. See the 395nm lights put out enough visible pur...
by melodiousdirge
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: On evap ponds...
Replies: 32
Views: 6713

Re: On evap ponds...

Melted ice: Good cooler mgmt. Keep ice segregated in XL ziplock bags. The clean melted water is OK for mist bottles, cleaning, showering, swamp cooler, or sprinkle on playa. Keep food from sinking into nasty cooler water. This - clean cooler melt water is a great way to keep a swamp cooler filled. ...
by melodiousdirge
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: On evap ponds...
Replies: 32
Views: 6713

Re: On evap ponds...

Captain Goddammit wrote:No showers on the last day, make it quick, every other day only... that sounds like it sucks!
:roll:
by melodiousdirge
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: On evap ponds...
Replies: 32
Views: 6713

Re: On evap ponds...

Since you are flying solo, try to reduce your gray water to absurdly small amounts. It's really not necessary to get all anal and reduce to - as you put it - absurdly small amounts. Even if you generate a ridiculous amount of grey for one person like 5 gallons a day, a 1 quart bottle of bleach, a c...
by melodiousdirge
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: On evap ponds...
Replies: 32
Views: 6713

Re: On evap ponds...

Sorry, drive by posting - someone may have already mentioned some of these. Let me say that I'm a pretty big fan of building projects, even when they serve little purpose, and an evap pond was on my list first year, but I never got to it. After being out there and seeing everyone's ponds, i'm glad I...
by melodiousdirge
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Segways at the Burn...thoughts?
Replies: 29
Views: 3582

Re: Segways at the Burn...thoughts?

Funny moment last year when some poster child for the definition of sparkle pony rode her segway past our camp... it died, she ate shit, then cursing and swearing got up and very laboriously began dragging it back toward caravansary. Someone even offered to help and was ignored while the cursing con...
by melodiousdirge
Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Work In Progress 2015/2016
Replies: 320
Views: 21539

Re: Work In Progress 2015

Mobile PA Trike Trailer all painted up and nearingly complete:

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Just need to work in some kind of nominal theft deterrent so nobody runs off with any of my components.
by melodiousdirge
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Let's nerd out about Blacklights
Replies: 63
Views: 5891

Re: Let's nerd out about Blacklights

Thanks for the reply. Agreed on the flashlight thing - I've been surprised by a couple of things that looked like they ought to fluoresce properly but oddly don't. In other news I got my hands on some riboflavin and that stuff is a POTENT UV reactive agent. One tablet dissolved in a glass of water l...

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