The Bar 2014 Edition

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by msj2u » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:13 am

Morning everyone!

Best of luck in the ticket sales today, so we can all start to pack! lol

unjonharley,

The ticket time is noon PST......Daylight savings starts March 9th...

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by jella » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:38 am

Thanks Trilo for your kind enduring patients during our time of need. Figment is maning the computer today to get our golden tickets. "Cheers to all heading to the queue..may you come out with a ticket !"
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by GreyCoyote » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:36 am

Thirty minutes and counting.
The router has been rebooted. I have kicked everyone else off the network. Browser cache purged. System rebooted.
I pee'd. Twice. :mrgreen:
I have my bottle of water handy. A pencil. French fries. Small cat on lap for luck.
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SO HURRY THE FUCK UP AND START THE DAMN SALE ALREADY!!!!

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Mohairs » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:33 pm

WHEEEE!!! **running around doing happy dance***
We got 'em!!!!!
Martiansky and I got 'em!!!!!!

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by unjonharley » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:34 pm

12:23

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by a figment » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:35 pm

Jella and I have our tickets, I hope every one else fared as well.
Have a wonderful day.

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by msj2u » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:37 pm

whooo hooo, only 26 minutes and tickets are done!

Now I need a drink....lol

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Patsh » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:40 pm

22 minutes!

nice.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Mohairs » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:41 pm

Patsh wrote:22 minutes!

nice.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Patsh » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:43 pm

Mohairs wrote:
Patsh wrote:22 minutes!

nice.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Mohairs » Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:45 pm

Patsh wrote:
Mohairs wrote:
Patsh wrote:22 minutes!

nice.... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Yay!!!! WHEEEE!!!!!!
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:01 pm

In total there are 358 users online :: 88 registered, 4 hidden and 266 guests (based on users active over the past 15 minutes)
Most users ever online was 673 on Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:11 pm
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by trilobyte » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:46 pm

That stat can be misleading, since we've periodically made changes to the length of time it's looking back (it hits the database hard if we let it look back too far). It's shorter now than it's been in the past, but yeah - lots of people! I'm happy to report that the site didn't appear to bat an eyelash - the load balancer's been doing a great job of making sure we have the resources we need.

Huzzah, and congrats to all those who got tickets! Minimal hiccups, and very fast sale (approximately 42 minutes). Time to change out of my jammies and head back home for cocktails! :D

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:54 pm

Take your pick, Trilo:

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I'm surprised that the "most users online" analysis is more taxing on the database than remembering and checking when every user last looked at every thread. On other forums, I've heard that's both the most information and the most "stress" for a forum database.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by fernley1 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:57 pm

Got my tickets.
Doing my happy dance!

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Aurelia » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:00 pm

could not get mine

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by bedlamdoll » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:24 pm

I knew I wouldn't have access to the internet most of the day, so my sweetie told me he'd pick up my ticket when he ordered his. Just got back to my computer and phone and a message from him that he had purchased our tickets. Squee! I'm actually going to Burning Man. Now I can start crafting with abandon.

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by trilobyte » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:09 pm

Ah, home and comfy again. The sound system is turned up to something that should register on the richter scale, I've poured my first drink, and time to kick back a bit. Here are a couple pics from the day, I thought you guys might get a kick out of them...

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by AntiM » Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:19 pm

We simply must coordinate a time and place to wear our matching jammies at the same moment....

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by MyDearFriend » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:54 pm

Hooray for all the tickets! 8) 8) 8)

Really looking forward to seeing everybody, even those who don't have tickets yet; I know something will come through for you.

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by goathead » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:44 am

wondering what this ticket thing is? I have heard the stories but am confused?

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by unjonharley » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:43 am

Filling embombing neddle :arrow: :coffee: :cofe: fe :| :coffee: :coffee:

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by delle » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:31 am

Feel a bit queazy.

Years off are hardest on the stomach during certain events... like ticket sales. I come in here yearning to see the happy Horrays of everyone who was successful in the sale, but with each one I also get the gut kick that that's one more person (or in the Calamity Sisters case, 2 more people) that I'm not going to be smiling at in person and running around getting into trouble with this year...

In a strange turn of events tho, I got an envelope from BRC in my mailbox yesterday, addressed to Zipper. A beautiful card, containing an actual burning man ticket... I was way confused until I realized it was from the Census team, and was a Cargo Cult ticket with "Thanks for your fire" cleverly included into the information on the back of the ticket.

I was touched. Really touched. ...but it did make me sad that I won't be joining them -- or any of you -- this year.

...Looks like uneven years only is establishing itself as a trend here.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by VultureChow » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:23 pm

I went to my first NYC regional happy hour on a whim last night. Had a great time.

Quick story. We acquired a new property in December with very little notice and time to effectively transition. Two weeks before Christmas. Absolutely fucking insane. We kept on the management team, and they've been doing an amazing job under trying circumstances. No one had told them whether they still had jobs if it sold. They were updating resumes. So last time we're up there, we took them out to a post-closing dinner at a nice restaurant to thank them and get to know them better. Eventually it came out that I go to Burning Man. Probably a discussion of where one likes to vacation, and I don't hide what I do. It comes out anyway eventually because I talk about it constantly as the event approaches. I explained it, and thought that was it.

Today the GM calls me and we discuss the January financial reporting package. Then he says, "So. I just wanted to make sure you got your tickets yesterday. I understand they sold out in record time." He apparently has been following news about Burning Man now. I don't know if he's just trying to kiss up to me, or if he's interested in the event, but it was out of the blue and sweet.
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Post by Elliot » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:39 pm

delle wrote:...

In a strange turn of events tho, I got an envelope from BRC in my mailbox yesterday, addressed to Zipper. A beautiful card, containing an actual burning man ticket... I was way confused until I realized it was from the Census team, and was a Cargo Cult ticket with "Thanks for your fire" cleverly included into the information on the back of the ticket.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Aurelia » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:56 pm

VC, as I always say, Burning Man is a portal

could not get a tx yesterday

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Mohairs » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:42 pm

delle wrote:Feel a bit queazy.

I won't be joining them -- or any of you -- this year.

...Looks like uneven years only is establishing itself as a trend here.
:cry:

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Patsh » Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:23 pm

delle wrote:Feel a bit queazy.

Years off are hardest on the stomach during certain events... like ticket sales. I come in here yearning to see the happy Horrays of everyone who was successful in the sale, but with each one I also get the gut kick that that's one more person (or in the Calamity Sisters case, 2 more people) that I'm not going to be smiling at in person and running around getting into trouble with this year...

In a strange turn of events tho, I got an envelope from BRC in my mailbox yesterday, addressed to Zipper. A beautiful card, containing an actual burning man ticket... I was way confused until I realized it was from the Census team, and was a Cargo Cult ticket with "Thanks for your fire" cleverly included into the information on the back of the ticket.

I was touched. Really touched. ...but it did make me sad that I won't be joining them -- or any of you -- this year.

...Looks like uneven years only is establishing itself as a trend here.
So, Delle... next year IS Uneven!!!! Start planning now, because you're going!! I'll even fly up there and personally kidnap you and Ken if that's what it takes. (This is your big sister speaking now, standing akimbo, and using her Big Sister Serious Voice.)

So THERE.



:wink: :mrgreen:



I'll really miss you this year... :cry:
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by FIGJAM » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:00 pm

She's already under doctors orders to attend!!!

Can't NH pay for it? :?
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Post by Patsh » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:09 pm

FIGJAM wrote:She's already under doctors orders to attend!!!

Can't NH pay for it? :?

NH??? :? :?:
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