The Bar, Volume #4

All things outside of Burning Man.

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun May 12, 2013 3:11 pm

So, wait, they have wild elephants in Rochester?
Simon's real sig line?

Embrace the Sock

Winners never quilt, quilters never win...
User avatar
theCryptofishist
 
Posts: 37421
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 am
Location: In Exile
Burning Since: 2017

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MikeGyver » Sun May 12, 2013 3:18 pm

burner von braun wrote:Two (or more) monitor setups depend primarily on your graphics card within the machine, and whether it is up to the task. More and more these days, they are. If the card is able, then a cable connection, and a dialogue set up window or two, and you're in business. It is really nice to have the additional screen real estate to work with. It has been a while since I set mine up, and I tend to leave it be once it is the way I like it, but I'll look mine over again if any of you want a run through. I'm sure there are others here who are more computer savvy than I, but it isn't all that difficult usually.

A nice option is a laptop with a permanent docking station of sorts. You have two monitors, keyboard and mouse at home (the permanent monitor is usually nicer than the laptop screen), but you can disengage the laptop at will and take it with you.

Or a 'serious' desktop workstation with multiple monitors in a more permanent arrangement can boost productivity, especially with software that uses a number of windows open at once.


BvB covered all the basics, if you computer is less than around 2 years old you can probably plug a second monitor in and it will work, if not you would have to go and buy a uprated Graphics card that can handle multiple monitors.
The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.
User avatar
MikeGyver
 
Posts: 553
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:23 pm
Location: San Diego, California
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Sun May 12, 2013 3:50 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:So, wait, they have wild elephants in Rochester?

yeah I thought that was Donkey land.
............................................Image...........................................
Oh yeah, this year I was totally twerping out at the fence. ~Lonesombri
User avatar
knowmad
 
Posts: 3304
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:33 pm
Location: Puget Sound
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: 09-11 Specialist Clan
12 BWS BDV/DPB

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun May 12, 2013 3:58 pm

When I think of upstate New York beers I think of elephants.....and Germans...



he fell from a small airship
breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

A gift for the Playa
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 13856
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Sun May 12, 2013 4:10 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:When I think of upstate New York beers I think of elephants.....and Germans...

totally read; BEARS
and thought WTF? I have what SOP's having.
:roll:
............................................Image...........................................
Oh yeah, this year I was totally twerping out at the fence. ~Lonesombri
User avatar
knowmad
 
Posts: 3304
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:33 pm
Location: Puget Sound
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: 09-11 Specialist Clan
12 BWS BDV/DPB

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Sun May 12, 2013 4:51 pm

I'm a big fan of mulitiple displays, BvB. My current setup uses two, plus I've got a laptop handy as well as a tablet for additional handiness, if need be. And I've helped coordinate things so that if I have a browser window open on one machine it can easily be opened on the other device, gotta love that. For me, that's huge - I do the majority of my work on the big machine with dual displays (actually has two dedicated cards in it), but if that gets tied up in a render or other big computing project I can easily do the surfing or other light duty stuff on another machine.

In other news, had another great campmate meeting today. Some awesome folks who couldn't make it last week were able to swing by for drinks and nibbles and sharing of ideas today. Curio cart was well received, plus people bubbling with even more enthusiasm than expected. Art wise I think we're headed for great things, this is gonna be the best burn yet!
User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
 
Posts: 10628
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:54 pm
Location: San Francisco
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Sun May 12, 2013 10:47 pm

Spam It's what's for Dinner!
Image

clean up isles 1 through 27,873,070,402,073,097
............................................Image...........................................
Oh yeah, this year I was totally twerping out at the fence. ~Lonesombri
User avatar
knowmad
 
Posts: 3304
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:33 pm
Location: Puget Sound
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: 09-11 Specialist Clan
12 BWS BDV/DPB

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby graidawg » Sun May 12, 2013 11:14 pm

knowmad wrote:Spam It's what's for Dinner!
Image

clean up isles 1 through 27,873,070,402,073,097



there sure is a lot today
completely unconcerned.
"Savannah" I like it . . . it makes us sound forward-thinking, and not at all like trailblazing, professional-level procrastinors.
the rest of us are in the School of Fukkit. "Eric"
User avatar
graidawg
 
Posts: 2948
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:50 am
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Dread Pirate barbie

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Mon May 13, 2013 12:54 am

graidawg wrote:
knowmad wrote:Spam It's what's for Dinner!


clean up isles 1 through 27,873,070,402,073,097



there sure is a lot today


Yeah, but I got a hell of a deal on a Nice quality Handbag.
............................................Image...........................................
Oh yeah, this year I was totally twerping out at the fence. ~Lonesombri
User avatar
knowmad
 
Posts: 3304
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:33 pm
Location: Puget Sound
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: 09-11 Specialist Clan
12 BWS BDV/DPB

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Mon May 13, 2013 1:13 am

:lol:
*** 2013 Survival Guide ***

"I must've lost it when I was twerking at the trash fence." -- BBadger

"Snark away, ePlaya, you magnificent bastards." -- McStrangle
User avatar
Savannah
Moderator
 
Posts: 10524
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Burning Since: 2000

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Mon May 13, 2013 4:37 am

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

Ginger tea.... ugh, tummy/guts out of order yesterday. Yikes.
These are not my fuckos.
User avatar
AntiM
Moderator
 
Posts: 16387
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2004 6:23 am
Location: Top O' the World, Ma!
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Mon May 13, 2013 4:46 am

:( oh, sorry to hear that Em.
tummy needs a reset.
when I get bad tummy I eat tabbouleh salad fixes it every time, also one of my favorite playa foods.
love you much but I gotta go try to sleep again. my sleep cycle has been hella screwy, i think I better go have blood drawn, and let the Endocrinologist take a peek.
tschüss
............................................Image...........................................
Oh yeah, this year I was totally twerping out at the fence. ~Lonesombri
User avatar
knowmad
 
Posts: 3304
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:33 pm
Location: Puget Sound
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: 09-11 Specialist Clan
12 BWS BDV/DPB

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Mon May 13, 2013 5:15 am

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not eating yet, this shit was explosive enough for a trip to the ER last night. I have a lot of cleaning up to do I don't want to face.

Endocrines out of whack, no fun.
These are not my fuckos.
User avatar
AntiM
Moderator
 
Posts: 16387
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2004 6:23 am
Location: Top O' the World, Ma!
Burning Since: 2001
Camp Name: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Mon May 13, 2013 3:17 pm

Damn! I'm so sorry you're sick. :(
*** 2013 Survival Guide ***

"I must've lost it when I was twerking at the trash fence." -- BBadger

"Snark away, ePlaya, you magnificent bastards." -- McStrangle
User avatar
Savannah
Moderator
 
Posts: 10524
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Burning Since: 2000

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Mon May 13, 2013 4:29 pm

(((AntiM)))

*packs up mop & bucket*
Practice Love. Exercise Sex.

"When life seems dangerous and unmanageable, just remember that it is, and that you can't survive forever."
User avatar
MyDearFriend
 
Posts: 3097
Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:22 am
Location: Washington, DC
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp DREAD PIRATE BARBIE

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Mon May 13, 2013 4:31 pm

So sorry to hear it, AntiM. Hope you're feeling better soon and cleanup isn't quite so terrible.
User avatar
trilobyte
Site Admin
 
Posts: 10628
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:54 pm
Location: San Francisco
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Eridu Society

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby pink » Mon May 13, 2013 7:43 pm

Hey all, poking my head in here after a long absence due to 100 hour work weeks. And then vacation. I didn't have the heart to read more than the last two back pages, so I'm sure I've missed a lot. And now I know what Bentonite is, where it's found, and what it's used for, but have no idea why the topic was brought up. And I'm not yet curious enough to surf the back pages.

So again: hi!!! *waves hand like a total geek*
I'm not a slut, I'm good time floozy!
pink
 
Posts: 838
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:30 am
Location: sacramento
Burning Since: 2005
Camp Name: Retrofrolic

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elorrum » Mon May 13, 2013 7:52 pm

Hey Pink! Nice to see you. I hope the vacation healed you some after the beastly work weeks. Anti M, I'm sending over the bar's clean-bot. Be warned about the "dusting" setting, it's not what you might think.
What's the name of the act? The Aristocrats.
User avatar
Elorrum
 
Posts: 4474
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:09 pm
Location: San Jose, CA

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Mon May 13, 2013 8:23 pm

The Bentonite Chronicles was my fault -- my brother has a duck pond that leaks.

And I sure remember those 100 hour work weeks from my days as a truck driver.

Carry on.
Elliot's Bicycle Service, Camel Saddlery and Beverage Salon 5 & G as before, probably.
Ali Elliot Fy Fasan, proprietor

Caravansary Black Rock 2014



ImageImageImage
Millicent The Bus; pedal-vehicles on Playa and in Kinetic Sculpture Races.
User avatar
Elliot
 
Posts: 5276
Joined: Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:41 pm
Location: Clearlake, Northern California
Burning Since: 2006
Camp Name: Elliot’s Bicycle & Beverage Emporium

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Patsh » Mon May 13, 2013 9:05 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:(((AntiM)))

*packs up mop & bucket*


*books ticket, packs rubber gloves etc*
formerly, Triken

keep on triken' Mamma!
Triken' ma blues away....
.


Theatre is Life
Cinema is Art
Television is Furniture
User avatar
Patsh
 
Posts: 1205
Joined: Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:48 pm
Location: Jerome, Arizona

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Mon May 13, 2013 11:04 pm

*stumbles in, pours brandy*
Hi Gang!

so sorry you're sick AntiM!! dang.

Just back from Santa Barbara..........beautiful town, great food too!!!
found a nice place to stay, across the street from the beach and pier, and reasonable price. so that was nice.



*stumbles off to bed*
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25989
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby lemur » Mon May 13, 2013 11:36 pm

did i forget to mention that the hotel internet/wifi is capped at 1 megabit ?

1 fuckin megabit!


the first time i got highspeed internet, in 1998, it was 1.1megabit SDSL..

i left that place soon after, in 1999 and got 3megabit...

when i left chicago last week i had a 50megabit line.


good fuckin lord, some webpages load like a 56k modem experience... like i can see the images scrolling down as they load, like lookin at porno pages on dialup


at least i get a steady 1megabit, .. i dont know if i could handle much less.

lol, youtube is like 'omg get a bigger modem, asshole'



i had to turn off the flash plugin for this forum because the browser would be all like 'omg fu!!!' and act all laggy as it waited to finish downloading youtube vids and shit.


heh.

i didnt realize how spoiled i had been ;-P

could be worse.
Don't link to anything here!
User avatar
lemur
 
Posts: 3599
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:07 pm
Location: Madagascar
Camp Name: Plug N Play Camp

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Mon May 13, 2013 11:37 pm

Heeee. :lol:
*** 2013 Survival Guide ***

"I must've lost it when I was twerking at the trash fence." -- BBadger

"Snark away, ePlaya, you magnificent bastards." -- McStrangle
User avatar
Savannah
Moderator
 
Posts: 10524
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Burning Since: 2000

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue May 14, 2013 2:54 am

Good morning y'all. :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

That's all can manage at this hour.
Practice Love. Exercise Sex.

"When life seems dangerous and unmanageable, just remember that it is, and that you can't survive forever."
User avatar
MyDearFriend
 
Posts: 3097
Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:22 am
Location: Washington, DC
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp DREAD PIRATE BARBIE

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby FIGJAM » Tue May 14, 2013 5:31 am

MDF missed these pics, so here you go! 8)

FIGJAM wrote:Morning........snurgle........(faceplant)




King Scotto the First on his new throne.

May he have a healthy prostate and rain forever!!! (Runs Poly paradise and is Az. regional rep)

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

For Yggy....

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
"Don't buy ur Burn...........Build ur Burn!"

Fuck Im Good Just Ask Me
User avatar
FIGJAM
 
Posts: 7072
Joined: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Location: apache junction az.

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue May 14, 2013 5:36 am

Hooray 8) 8) 8) and thank you (((Figjam))) !!! How did they get that mannikin man to stand up straight, do you know???
Practice Love. Exercise Sex.

"When life seems dangerous and unmanageable, just remember that it is, and that you can't survive forever."
User avatar
MyDearFriend
 
Posts: 3097
Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:22 am
Location: Washington, DC
Burning Since: 2011
Camp Name: Barbie Death Camp DREAD PIRATE BARBIE

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue May 14, 2013 6:14 am

*wanders in, makes CCC*

Hi MDF!! how ya feeling?
Hope AntiM is better!

great pics FJ!! looks like a ton of fun!!


*heads for ROS*
YGMIR

Unabashed Nordic
Pagan
User avatar
ygmir
 
Posts: 25989
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:36 pm
Location: nevada county
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: qqqq

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Tue May 14, 2013 6:18 am

Apparently I don't sleep any more...
FML
............................................Image...........................................
Oh yeah, this year I was totally twerping out at the fence. ~Lonesombri
User avatar
knowmad
 
Posts: 3304
Joined: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:33 pm
Location: Puget Sound
Burning Since: 2009
Camp Name: 09-11 Specialist Clan
12 BWS BDV/DPB

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue May 14, 2013 6:36 am

cartoons?

[media]
breathe deep, the playa is the dust of your ancestors

A gift for the Playa
User avatar
Simon of the Playa
 
Posts: 13856
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:25 pm
Location: Rochester, Nevada.
Burning Since: 1996
Camp Name: La Guilde des Hashischins

Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Tue May 14, 2013 6:46 am

Good Morning ALL !

5 days of hot music at Bottle Rock ..volunteer..fellow burners
need some recovery time now

so sorry you arent feeling your usual fine MDF

lovely photos Figgy
I thought of doing some of the Napa world and sound but was too engrossed

going to cut off my wrist tags and get normal now
xoA.
aserendipity
 
Posts: 1064
Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:34 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Open Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest