August 29, 2016
Burning Mans of yore
August 28, 2016
August 27, 2016
August 26, 2016
Past photos of Burning Man
August 25, 2016
Photos from past Burning Mans
August 21, 2016
The 2016 Man Of Burning Man
August 18, 2016
The 747 Is On The Playa
The 747 rolling past the DPW outpost at Black Rock City.
Now I believe it.
July 31, 2016
"The Journey" - For 2017
I saw this at a Burner presentation/party Saturday evening in Palm Springs.
It's a spiral wooden tube that has been bent into a donut and you can play with it when it's on the playa. 42 feet across. The ring is 10 feet high. The perfect dimensions to attract all sorts of adventurous men who want to play jungle gym. Clothing optionally.
On the interior walkway. Please to note that the structure had already attracted at least one adventurous man who wants to play jungle gym.
It'll have audio and video, too, that will respond to the environment somewhat. Dan Reeves, the brains behind this, specifically said it would respond to art cars when they approach. I consider that a commitment. Here's what the artist had to say - all becomes clear!
Crowdsourcing to come, he said.
He's looking for volunteers.
July 14, 2016
Outback Logic Siesta4
I've just received a tent that was designed specifically for the weather conditions at Burning Man, the Outback Logic Siesta4. The reflective exterior is actually a rain fly that is permanently attached to the tent inside. Every vent on it can be sealed to keep out dust. It has two ports where you can insert an electric fan. I have one fan on order. The floor is 7'6" square and I can almost stand up straight in it, so it must be about 5'10" high. Staking it is required in order to get it to hold its shape.
I set it up in the wind and that was easier than setting up my Cabela's Alaskan Guide Geodesic tent in the wind. But the only way to test it against Burning Man strength winds would be to move it out to some open desert on the west side of the city, and I'm not going to do that.
No instructions came with it, and I made only one false start. There are only four fiber glass poles, but they are two lengths, so you've got to lay them all out to be sure you pick the right one.
July 13, 2016
Look What I Acquired
April 14, 2016
Quite likely, you recall this video from the naked pub crawl at last year's Burning Man. It does contain nudity so, you know, if you don't want to see it, don't click it. It's only to show you this overpowered sound system on a bicycle.
Fast forward to today, and here's Techmoan's review of the new Nixie tube wristwatch.
Here's Steve Wozniak showing off his Nixie watch.
From Techmoan's video I jumped to Cathode Corner where you can buy a Nixie watch. Scroll down that page and whadda ya see? The overpowered bike sound system that I videoed above. In short, the Nixie watch designer was on the naked pub crawl with his loud bicycle.
March 29, 2016
Bequinox 2016 Photos
I've got all my photos from Bequinox edited and uploaded here. Some samples:
I didn't realize how young this guy was until after I took this photo. He seemed to be stumped when I asked him if I could take his photo. "Whadda ya mean?" he asked.
Ed L. who will be a Burning Man virgin this year.
Jim. Of course, we're all familiar with the story of how he found this leopard outfit at the Dollar General in Hawthorne, Nevada, where all the finest Burner ladies acquire their wardrobe.
This is the view from our vantage point while the Nacho Daddies were in full action. We spotted a lot of fun stuff.
March 25, 2016
More Bequinox Videos
March 24, 2016
The Bequinox Robot
February 14, 2016
"10 Terrible Secrets Behind the 'Burning Man' Festival That Sodomites and Socialists Don’t Want You to Know!"
At the end of every summer, a secret cult gathers in an obscure corner of the Nevada desert. They're young, they're old, they're from nations across the world. They say they're celebrating artistic creativity and old-fashioned self-reliance. Maybe they're even planting a seed that could change our culture forever… Yet what really happens behind those 6-foot high gates and armies of security guards? Does this scene pose a clear and present danger to America's youths? Why does this celebration of sodomy and socialism look so much like the worst of End Times Bible prophecy?
February 8, 2016
Slo-Mo Artsy Burning Man Video
February 4, 2016
There are three major points along the axis that runs through the center of Black Rock City. The figure of the Man stands right at the center of Black Rock City, representing, I suppose, everything Burning Man. Moving up along that axis to a higher plane, there is the Tempe at 12 o'clock. But moving in the other direction, down to the realities of daily living in the residential areas of Black Rock City, you find Center Camp.
I have never stood in line to buy (with cash money, federal reserve notes) a drink at Center Camp. Never felt the desire to do so. Maybe I should give it a try some time to see if I really freak out.
February 2, 2016
Another Karma Drone Sample
GoPro teases us some more about the future Karma drone. What I would like GoPro to do is to lay out exactly what software and what steps they use to process their videos so they don't look at all lossy, even when viewed through YouTube. I've seen GoPro videos from other professionals that show evidence of compression and loss.
February 1, 2016
Burning Man As Grief Therapy
Watch for this brief shot of the man with what appears to me to be a pink flocked camera. It looks orange-ish here, but it looked pink to me in the video.
January 27, 2016
Burner Buddy View
A view of Black Rock City from atop one of the RVs in our Burner Buddy camp. Photo by KC Later (AKA "Rocket") who you can see in the lower part of the photo.