Black Rock City Address System Unveiled

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Postby mayavin » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:08 pm

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Postby mdmf007 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:09 pm

game on?

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Postby Rat Bastard » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:58 pm

Donna Matrix wrote:
Rat Bastard wrote:There will be a pop quiz on this on burn night.


If only I could find you on the playa..... do you have a address?

Then it would be pop quizzes all around.... :lol: :lol: :lol:


You'll be able to find me at Libido Lounge. If you can figure out our address! If you do, I'll show you MY pop quiz!
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Postby Toolmaker » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:10 am

Project Mail for Everyone:

I think every address should get at least one postcard. That way nobody gets left out of the experience of getting mail while camping.
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Postby philosopher » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:32 am

the fire elf wrote:
philosopher wrote: like when Fire Elf will finish inventing a picture language that we all intuitively understand and complete the job of making English obsolete.


more like from first person, i'm attempting to do the blindfolded jedi trick and find the little mechanism beyond perceivable page, while manifesting the experience of coming across media that expresses mood precision and accuracy just beyond the range of what words would accomplish; establishing an experience history from first person that negates linguistic dominance of communication...

little choppy still, though the potential glimmers through on occasion



You go, guy! The stunning tour of perspectives you have provided ensures a long-lasting surplus of wealth in the gift economy.

There aren't too many times when "awesome" really fits, but I don't have a better word at the moment. (My apologies for this unseemly enthusiasm.)

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Postby philosopher » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:36 am

Toolmaker wrote:Project Mail for Everyone:

I think every address should get at least one postcard. That way nobody gets left out of the experience of getting mail while camping.


And remember, if postcards or stamps are your art, gifting to the community through the BRCPO is always in good taste!

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Postby Donna Matrix » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:21 am

Philly - how do we make stamps for the BRCPO? or postcards? Can we just make the postcards on cardstock on our printers? And Stamps - are they just stickers of a particular size - can they be see thru?

WEE, what fun... I just might make some up.....
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Postby the fire elf » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:51 am

philosopher wrote:
the fire elf wrote:
philosopher wrote: like when Fire Elf will finish inventing a picture language that we all intuitively understand and complete the job of making English obsolete.


more like from first person, i'm attempting to do the blindfolded jedi trick and find the little mechanism beyond perceivable page, while manifesting the experience of coming across media that expresses mood precision and accuracy just beyond the range of what words would accomplish; establishing an experience history from first person that negates linguistic dominance of communication...

little choppy still, though the potential glimmers through on occasion



You go, guy! The stunning tour of perspectives you have provided ensures a long-lasting surplus of wealth in the gift economy.

There aren't too many times when "awesome" really fits, but I don't have a better word at the moment. (My apologies for this unseemly enthusiasm.)



i'm just a babe learning to speak...

your appreciation is taken to heart

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Postby AntiM » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:52 am

He means real stamps on postcards as BRCPO is a real post office where you can send real mail to the default world. You can receive it too, if you have some idea of your camp address beforehand.

For mail inside BRC itself, you can use just about any stamp or sticker. I have some someone made one year for intra-city delivery to camp.

Ranger Genius needs to get on and tell his story about going to mail a letter to his wife in bootcamp, and when he was there, getting a letter she'd sent to him on the playa! I knew it could be done, so I made sure she knew how to get him a letter. Nice!
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Postby Donna Matrix » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:56 am

Anti-M - isn't there a site on the internet where a person can put their art on real stamps? I know about "stamps-by-mail" where a person can print out real stamps. That would be sooooooo cool to make up real stamps with one's own art work on them. Ever hear of anything like this?
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Postby Kinetik V » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:25 am

Donna Matrix wrote:Anti-M - isn't there a site on the internet where a person can put their art on real stamps? I know about "stamps-by-mail" where a person can print out real stamps. That would be sooooooo cool to make up real stamps with one's own art work on them. Ever hear of anything like this?


I'm not AntiM but there's always this place to make your own custom stamps. I've actually used it and had good luck with them.

http://photo.stamps.com/Store/?source=si10985886
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Postby the fire elf » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:42 am

self replicating posts with no costs for stamping

evolution of the telegraph

and it's used to talk about recreating stamps...


ironic?

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Postby the fire elf » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:28 am

Donna Matrix wrote: isn't there a site on the internet where a person can put their art on real stamps?


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what's this?

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Postby Donna Matrix » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:46 am

Like yea.... could I make a Donna Matrix stamp like that one?

I haven't have any time to check out the sites mentioned, but will.

Must catch up in law school, I'm a little behind. yikes......!!!!
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Postby Toolmaker » Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:24 pm

the fire elf wrote:
Donna Matrix wrote: isn't there a site on the internet where a person can put their art on real stamps?


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what's this?


I think its supposed to be Donna fightin BurningMan Satanists with 2 swords showing junk in da trunk.
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Postby the fire elf » Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:33 pm

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like there's nothing better to do than go around slashing and poking at babies...

even old wrinkly ones.

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Postby philosopher » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:10 pm

Donna Matrix wrote:Philly - how do we make stamps for the BRCPO? or postcards? Can we just make the postcards on cardstock on our printers? And Stamps - are they just stickers of a particular size - can they be see thru?

WEE, what fun... I just might make some up.....


The U.S. Mail allows small postcards and large postcards to go at the standard postcard rate. Odd shapes require extra postage. It's not an entirely intuitive system.

Here are the USPS postage prices as of this moment, in case you decide to make USPS stamps:
http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/ratesandfees.htm

Of course, playa mail is always free, or whatever bribes and gratuities come along.

Here are USPS size regulations:
http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/601.htm#1_0

Stamps in BRC can be USPS stamps (for outgoing USPS mail with the tres exclusiv official BRC postmark) or playa mail stamps for delivery to addresses THAT WE CAN FIND (hint, hint).

We love all stamps, but art stamps are a joy to all who see them. I think we have some of most amazing limited run art stamps in the world at the BRCPO, and people get them for free as availability allows. We always have glue sticks on hand for stamps made on regular paper, as all stamps once were and most playa mail stamps still are.

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postal rate increase

Postby philosopher » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:54 pm

If you're going to make stamps for US Mail, remember that rates go up May 12.

Also, apologies for mixing French and German above.

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Postby Donna Matrix » Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:18 pm

I think I will just make up some playa stamps. :)
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Postby Donna Matrix » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:16 am

nice picture.
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Postby mayavin » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:21 am

categorist of pleasantries, categorist of unpleasant


different sides of the same coin

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Postby mayavin » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:52 am

can you show me the way to nice picture land?

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Postby Donna Matrix » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:00 am

my feelings regarding Valentine's Day EXACTLY!
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Address System, Version 2

Postby philosopher » Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:25 am

To all who commented on our first draft of a more expressive address system for BRC, thanks again.

For the simplicity advocates, we have reduced the original many pages to one, albeit with some loss of illustrative detail and humor.

There are other changes, but what's important here is the outcome rather than the history of the arcane obsessions that have brought us to this point.

Check it out:
http://63.195.16.5/~donna/BRC/addresses2.html

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Postby BitterDan » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:46 am

That'll never work. Nope, nope never. (posted in oneeyeddick's absence). :twisted:
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Postby philosopher » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:38 pm

Please choose the correct answer.

The revised address system won't work because it...

a) has Larry's fingerprints all over it
b) contains excessive nudity
c) isn't dusty enough yet
d) enforces a deviant interpretation of the Bible
e) plays at 160 beats per minute and you get too tired dancing to it

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Postby BitterDan » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:41 pm

f) All of the above
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Postby Donna Matrix » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:08 am

Come one, come all.... volunteer to deliver mail for the BCRPO!

Dan - you get all the mail with no addresses on them. :twisted:
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