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iburn?

Post by tattoogoddess » Mon May 28, 2012 11:38 am

Does anyone know if iburn will be coming back this year? I downloaded iburn 2011 and it seems like it would be a ton of help out on the playa.
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Re: iburn?

Post by maryanimal » Mon May 28, 2012 12:10 pm

What's iburn? Sounds interesting.
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Re: iburn?

Post by junglesmacks » Mon May 28, 2012 12:11 pm

Fuck iburn. I'm rocking my Google glasses the whole time just to stay uber connected the whole time I'm there. I'm a Facebook checking in machine while I'm there.

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Do what you want though. Personally, those glorious moments for 7 days out of 365 that I get to completely immerse myself in an alternate reality while journeying through space and time are my precious moments when I finally.. get to leave the rest of the world behind. Turning on or paying any attention to my phone would instantly snap me out of where I want to be.

..but that's just me. YMMV
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Re: iburn?

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon May 28, 2012 12:17 pm

Also, the playa can be hard on electronics. Keeping devices not in used in a ziplock is one way people make sure that those devises don't end up needing to be replaced soon after the rainy season starts.
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Re: iburn?

Post by 5280MeV » Mon May 28, 2012 12:25 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Also, the playa can be hard on electronics. Keeping devices not in used in a ziplock is one way people make sure that those devises don't end up needing to be replaced soon after the rainy season starts.
You can also use a iPod/Phone/Droid/Tricorder/Sonic-Screwdriver without taking it out of a ziplock bag to cut down further on dust exposure. The touch screen, speaker, and microphone still works through the plastic.

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Re: iburn?

Post by tattoogoddess » Mon May 28, 2012 12:34 pm

5280MeV wrote:Sonic-Screwdriver

I like yeah more already!


This is Iburn-
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... M6O4cwxkSg

Tells you where all camps are at, art locations and events on the playa.
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Re: iburn?

Post by beer » Mon May 28, 2012 12:52 pm

To answer the OP's question...

I think I read a few months back, can't remember if it was a post here, JRS, or somewhere else, that the creators of the app were looking for help with it for this year.

So, it's probably safe to say that it's being worked on.


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Re: iburn?

Post by ygmir » Mon May 28, 2012 1:11 pm

for what it's worth, TG:

don't over think this.
even stuff on a map, or on a schedule, or with coordinates, on on the menu...is subject to change. Often, things are not where they are supposed to be, and or when they are supposed to be, and or whom they are supposed be.

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Re: iburn?

Post by AntiM » Mon May 28, 2012 1:19 pm

Yggy is a wise, wise man.
Yeah, I don't get to the where what when guide until Wednesday or Friday or Sunday, although I do use the map. I do take notes about major meetings (mod summit, eplaya meet n greet, burn night)... and then that's that. The phones are off and stored away because they are anchors, and totally irrelevant.

iburn seems like a good idea out here.... but what you find when you aren't chasing a schedule it is far more interesting out there.

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Post by trilobyte » Mon May 28, 2012 2:02 pm

+100 to what ygmir said. I almost feel bad for the people who spend half their week with their heads buried in their WWW guides and directory apps. Having had years with long lists of stuff that had to be seen and years where most things were left to chance and random discovery, I'd gladly take the latter. Other than a short list of where friends may be camping (so I can drop by if I'm in their neighborhood), I prefer not to pack guides, lists, and helper apps. Defaultia has more than enough of that, it's nice to spend a little time going without.

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Post by AntiM » Mon May 28, 2012 2:26 pm

There's no way to see and experience everything at Burning Man, not even close. Not even ten percent going balls to the wall. What you experience is what is best. Heck, last year, my best moments were under my very own shade structure as friends dropped in.

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Re: iburn?

Post by burner von braun » Mon May 28, 2012 2:43 pm

In the words of FIGJAM, one of the best bits of advice I've heard regarding Burning Man...

Plan your burn, burn your plan!

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Re: iburn?

Post by Box Burner » Mon May 28, 2012 2:54 pm

Any plans for the burn come to an end and are completed when you hit greeters.
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Post by Savannah » Mon May 28, 2012 3:28 pm

Monday morning or before, I try to take a quick look in "One-Time Events - Monday" and Tuesday, etc, and circle a couple of things per day, and have a read. I think I have made it to a whole TWO listed events over the years: 1) The Hunter S. Thompson Happy Hour, and 2) a belly-dancing class that was followed by a burlesque class. They weren't easy to find, but they were fun! Everything other adventure has been a happy accident. The WWW remains a favorite souvenir, however, because it has such boundless creativity. And I like to carry it around, because you never know . . .

Beginning last year, I printed out my own multi-page document showing the whereabouts of various camps, people and events. That was pretty useful so I'll do it again, although I didn't get to everything, not by half.

I don't like to touch my phone at the event . . . although last year, the temptation to find a hotspot and whack just one piece of spam from the playa . . . was strong. :lol:
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Re: iburn?

Post by Jackass » Mon May 28, 2012 3:28 pm

I loathe my phone in default, I wouldn't have it on if someone paid me. I make one or two calls that week to make sure everything's cool back at home. But I do it when I want and I don't turn it back on til Reno

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Post by Eric » Mon May 28, 2012 3:41 pm

My first year I had a list of Things To Do, I made none of them but stumbled onto or got randomly invited to a bunch of amazing things. I haven't even looked at the WWW since '05, and absolutely the only two things I ever have on my to-do list are the ePlaya M&G Thursday night, and Bootie BRC at Fandango right after that. I've made the M&G the last 2 years, Bootie BRC every year I've been since it started (I camp with them, kind of hard to miss the party).

Yggy is right, and I would only add that if you want to get the app to play with on your way to BRC it would probably be great. Just put it down & live in the moment when you get there. Let your plans go down in flames, learn to live on PlayaTime!
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Post by Rice » Mon May 28, 2012 5:01 pm

I have never, ever, in six years, managed to make a single event I found in the WWW guide.

Like Eric, I have attended events my camp was hosting, but that is it.

I just pick left or right when I leave my camp and end up where I should be.
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Re: iburn?

Post by lucky420 » Mon May 28, 2012 5:10 pm

junglesmacks

Fuck iburn. I'm rocking my Google glasses
Fuck Google glasses. I'm taking the google car to the playa! The ultimate in "no worries" driving... :mrgreen:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by junglesmacks » Mon May 28, 2012 5:52 pm

lucky420 wrote:
junglesmacks

Fuck iburn. I'm rocking my Google glasses
Fuck Google glasses. I'm taking the google car to the playa! The ultimate in "no worries" driving... :mrgreen:
What about a full cyber link GoogleTM bubble?

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Re: iburn?

Post by gyre » Tue May 29, 2012 7:02 am

Bookface is coming out with their own phone, for those with any privacy left at all.

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Post by wh..sh » Tue May 29, 2012 8:58 am

Last year I printed out a schedule of DJs I wanted to watch. And the greeters also gave me a map. I don't think I touched either.
On playa, you might start walking toward a particular camp and never make it :D Way too many distractions.

So yeah, fuck iBurn! And fuck phones! My phone was deeply buried in a pile of mess in a car for the whole time. How liberating!!!
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Post by tattoogoddess » Tue May 29, 2012 9:23 am

Well I will always have my phone on my out there. Im not taking my camera with as it is to big and afraid I will loose it and kind heavy to carry around. So im using my iphone to take pics. Also if I meet someone I want to keep in contact with I can put there info in right away.
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Post by Rice » Tue May 29, 2012 9:31 am

tattoogoddess wrote:Well I will always have my phone on my out there. Im not taking my camera with as it is to big and afraid I will loose it and kind heavy to carry around. So im using my iphone to take pics. Also if I meet someone I want to keep in contact with I can put there info in right away.
You probably know this, but the dust and heat will be hard on your phone.

Having some way of dust-proofing your phone is important. I use one of those Pelican cases for my phone.
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Post by tattoogoddess » Tue May 29, 2012 9:50 am

I was thinking of using a sandwich bag. I still have to try a few options. Also keeping it in my camelbak near the bladder cause of the heat. Doing the same with my Flip.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue May 29, 2012 9:50 am

Damn, when are we all going to have our own qrc codes? On stickers. then we'd stay in contact...
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Post by tattoogoddess » Tue May 29, 2012 9:52 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Damn, when are we all going to have our own qrc codes? On stickers. then we'd stay in contact...

LMAO Thats actually a cool idea.;)

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue May 29, 2012 9:56 am

i always check my e-mail and facebook notifications in the Porta-Potties.


others do too.


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Post by tattoogoddess » Tue May 29, 2012 9:58 am

I could care less about checking my email facebook ect out there. My phone wont work out there anyways but my apps will. Gees give me a break.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue May 29, 2012 10:01 am

Pffft....


fucking Luddite.


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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue May 29, 2012 10:03 am

We know it's all about your cyberstalking of Skooki.
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