Just want to give the big thank you to the UStream folks. I popped in many times during the week and every time, there was something delightful to witness. The feed seemed crisper and more varied than last year. The tour through the Man--amazing! Unless I imagined it, there were a few bike- or car-cam bits, too, which were equally awesome. Sunrise. Sunset. Middle of the day. Middle of the night. Fabulous!
There were a few times the feed was in black-and-white, which was equally cool. Looked like winter in Siberia, but with underdressed folks.
My son is fired up for Burning Man 2013 (or 2014). He's 13, and watched some UStream along with me. Then, he brought me some bookmarked pages for things we'd need to start collecting, like multipocketed flak vests, a full-on gas mask, and some solar lanterns. He's got respiratory issues, so he told me he was planning on a trip to the doctor for a prescription for extra inhalers, especially after I told him about the dormant shrimp larvae in the dust, and asked me if there were emergency med services, just in case. He has already read up on building a hexayurt and looked at the city on Google Maps.