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Monday, September 20th, 2010
7:52 pm
Feels Lobster, Man

So at Burning Man, some friends of friends gave our camp this Lobster to cuddle.  When Matt and I saw it, we kind of lol’d.

Feels Good, Man…

(From this meme)

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Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
10:00 am
What Is Burning Man?

I went to Burning Man 2010, and since you can’t really describe what the event is in any sort of simple manner, this post will be devoted to the collection and outline of any and all thoughts I have or have had about the event.  In most cases it will be nonlinear and mostly stream-of-consciousness.  I am anticipating that I will continue to update it, and I will tweet when I do so!

  1. So the best short answer I can give to “What is Burning Man?” is spending a week with fifty thousand other people, living in a very harsh environment to celebrate humanity.
  2. Burning Man Wiki definition: “The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.”
  3. The event physically takes place in a temporary city called Black Rock City, in the middle of a dried up riverbed, referred to as the playa.  I will refer to it as a city, because at 45k-50k people, for that week, Black Rock City is the third largest city in Nevada, second only to Las Vegas and Reno.
  4. Here’s the google map of the location.
  5. Here’s an aerial photograph of what the city looks like, as far as layout.  The bottom of the ‘ring’ are all the camps – the streets are described as positions on a clock, and each ring is a letter.  So, for example, our camp was on the corner of 5:30 and Detroit.  When you give directions, you give your ‘time’ and letter/street name.  The street letters were named named after major cities because this years theme was “Metropolis.”
  6. As per the above photo, near the center ring at around 6:00, you can see a small circle – that’s ‘center camp’ – a major meeting area.
  7. The dead center of the above photo is where the Man is built.
  8. The Man is a fifty or sixty foot tall structure, with three ‘floors’ on it – you can walk up sets of stairs to stand on each level and look out around the playa.  The entire structure is made from wood, and The Man himself is decorated with Neon.
  9. If you were to complete the inner circle the dot at the top of said circle is where the Temple is built.
  10. Each year the Temple is built by a different artist.  This year the temple was very organic looking, despite past years temples looking more literal.  This year the temple was called the Temple of Flux.
  11. The area ‘past’ the temple is known as ‘deep playa.’
  12. There are art installations out and about in the area in the above picture that isn’t devoted to camps.  This includes the deep playa.
  13. I went going with little to no expectations – I was told to keep an open mind, and don’t make any plans because you will end up not following any of them.
  14. We’d been prepping for a few months, getting together with our camp once a week, to plan and prep.  Cleaning existing camp inventory, figuring out what we need to buy, etc.
  15. We had camp dues which paid for all of our needs while we were living out there.
  16. The people we had been going with had gone several/many times before – the most experience having gone for nine consecutive years.
  17. The Tuesday before we left, my girlfriend Dasha had a freak accident and kicked a pair of scissors – she hurt her foot badly, cutting a tendon in the process.  This slowed down our prep considerably as her mobility was severely limited.  As a result we left fairly late.  Needless to say the accident affected her mobility – she’d have to be on crutches or wheelchair for at least two weeks.  But this wasn’t going to stop us!
  18. The plan was to leave Sunday afternoon to be there for midnight – the trip from Los Angeles is about 10 or so hours nonstop.
  19. There’s a saying, “Safety Third.” There are lots of interactive art pieces, art cars, and other general ‘physical activities’ which you can participate.  None of which require any waivers.
  20. It poured rain a few hours after we arrived.  As a result, a double rainbow formed.  This literally happened.  [Video]  This was an amazing way to set the feeling for the week.  You could hear people yelling “DOUBLE RAINBOW!”, “WHAT DOES IT MEAN!” and what not from the entire city.
  21. Amazing, amazing Images by Christoper Michel.
  22. My body has finally realized it’s back to reality, and now is thinking about coughing up a desert.  Also, playa boogers are unending.
  23. Videos of the Man burn, past and recent and also recent.
  24. Videos of the Temple burn, past and recent.
  25. The event makes you appreciate things so much more – having simple sushi for lunch today was so amazing…
I still have a lot to say but I’m realizing quickly how futile trying to explain and document this is…
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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
1:18 am


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Thursday, July 15th, 2010
10:00 am
  • 13:12 @alanajoy Just replaced mine at the Firestone on Highland, super quick and only about 100$ #
  • 13:18 @alanajoy It might, I have a Celica, but he quoted me the price before I said what car I had I think... #
  • 14:59 "If you are a woman, just walk outside. Men love women, so you shouldn't have much of a problem." I love @oldspice guy #
  • 16:27 @Morigor someone's dinner! #
  • 16:27 Holy crap, this is meta oldspicevoicemail.com/ #
  • 18:32 How these @oldspice videos are being made: bit.ly/cfOU2n #
  • 19:32 @flatlinejack I think I've had that exact drink but I Don't remember the 'drinking deep sea water' #
  • 23:27 @skydart good retarded or bad retarded? #
  • 23:48 @jhidekim Ate at a Russian restaurant that served pickles as a chaser for jalapeno-infused vodka shots... soooo good. #
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
10:00 am
  • 12:33 RT @magicalinternet: oh wow, and "Delicious Cake" is a 4chan meme. RT @popecorky: Old Spice guy loves Anonymous youtu.be/LWCVhGzrAT0 #
  • 23:14 OH MY DEAR GOD I WANT THIS PIGGYBANK (Kittybank?) bit.ly/96WLkB #
  • 01:36 @alanajoy re: M vs F social game stats: It's probably Farmville. I see your *stuck out tongue* and raise you a *raspberry* #
  • 02:13 Hahahah, this is INSANE, made my eyes cross. Tik Tok and California Girls are the same song: youtu.be/T2dPA2dCRNY #
  • 02:46 @alanajoy I don't doubt it, but 55% of 62 million active users is a lot of females =P #
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
10:00 am
  • 13:26 Holycrappp, it's been a long time since a single piece of 'news' has made such an amazingly happy impact. Vagueness until confirmation... #
  • 16:35 @flatlinejack bahahahha I think I have that card :x #
  • 16:36 @flatlinejack @oizys he's totally like I WILL SAVE YOU MY CAPTURED FRIENDS #
  • 16:37 @nachosarah thanksgiving and/or halloween :3 #
  • 19:24 @alanajoy watch this music video to cheer you up www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7Ky5R-vxns #
  • 19:25 @leighalexander I think enough time has passed x2 #
  • 19:25 @Jennernugen nah @flatlinejack just wants tacobell #
  • 23:01 "Run On" by Moby makes me want to do just so. tinysong.com/hu69 #
  • 01:01 RT @markmacd: Im no community manager, but pretty sure this is not the kind of Crackdown 2 vid Msft wants to go viral bit.ly/aWZzLr #
  • 01:02 Awesome match-moving with Super Mario Bros: vimeo.com/13118504 #
Monday, July 12th, 2010
10:00 am
  • 18:47 RT @adachen: Google launching Google Games with Zynga? bit.ly/c0NUvd //What happened to 'don't be evil,' Google? #
  • 19:04 RT @seanchoe: The new iPhone 4 ads. They focused on emotions. pretty great! bit.ly/clWkpk //hmm need some weird plugin to watch #
  • 03:16 @magicalinternet grats on the new job! #
  • 03:17 @magicalinternet really hate the HTML5 flash haters... it's like saying STILL IMAGES WILL BE OBSOLETE SOON, WE HAVE VIDEO! #
Sunday, July 11th, 2010
10:00 am
  • 12:36 @diadiadiadia at least Best Cat balances everything out? #
  • 12:44 Holy crap: freeware remake of the original XCom - Beta live today... BUT I GOT WORK TO DO... - ufotts.ninex.info/ #
  • 14:08 @girlvani extension cord ftw! #
  • 19:46 RT @Totalbiscuit: The definitive Hardcore vs Casual guide - i.imgur.com/mHXiz.png //++ for dwarf fortress #
Saturday, July 10th, 2010
10:01 am
  • 11:21 haha, 'at this time,' no more plans on real names on the Blizzard forums: bit.ly/bcX30d #
  • 11:25 RT @leighalexander: i guess it's more complicated than it seems. but i know that i (and prob lots of other gals) won't really enjoy... #
  • 11:25 RT @leighalexander: playing online or in MMOs until people focus on healthy ecosystems and accountability over feeding #
  • 11:25 RT @leighalexander: people escapism they might not be stable enough for. #
  • 11:30 @saitenyo don't be silly, forum trolls don't go outside! #
  • 14:49 @alanajoy Less hashtags? You're slippin up! #
  • 20:18 Lebron, Lindsay, Mel, all real people! #
  • 03:20 RT @kylehebert: Made a ringtone out of the BrodyQuest song... audiko.net/g/qqjwm [sharing this with @neilyourself if he's unaware] #
  • 03:24 @alanajoy happy ending is so close I could throw a rock and hit yo foot #
Friday, July 9th, 2010
10:01 am
  • 10:12 Holy crap: Ke$ha can actually sing: bit.ly/9Jk02y hilarious, I guess she has to play the slam pig angle haha... #
  • 10:25 I wonder why they didn't announce Dragon Age 2 at E3? Wanted to do it in the settled dust so everyone hears it clearly? #
  • 10:51 Awesome Mega Man 8-Bit DEATHMATCH (Doom engine/mod) www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAXA0zDIwJ0&feature=youtu.be #
  • 13:50 RT @adachen: Playdom Keeps The Acquisition Fun Rolling With Virtual-World Startup Metaplace tcrn.ch/aoomYL /MORE LIKE PLAYNOM @oizys #
  • 15:25 @TychoBrahe god fatboy slim tunes were my college anthem #
  • 16:11 @AshFR 'lol' - nobody seems to be playing tanks this week #
  • 16:50 Haha, what does it mean when my SC2 beta login tells me "I've used up all my prepaid time for this account? #
  • 18:28 Engineer... Update.... Is... LIIIIVE: bit.ly/ayz7DL #
  • 18:30 HAHAHAH Team Fortress 2 Fan Animated Dances: bit.ly/aKAnYb //lol'd at how the Heavy manhandles the Medic #
  • 18:30 RT @oizys: Just saw a man at 7-11 who had eyebrows somewhere between R Lee Ermey and Thufir Hawat //Mmm Saphoo flavored Slurpees? #
  • 21:47 @penultimateokgo bahahahah what an otakette #
Thursday, July 8th, 2010
10:00 am
  • 13:29 Finally mastering my productivity and work system resulted from embracing the fact that literally every single day my priorities shift. #
  • 13:31 "A plan is just a list of things that never happen" - I find you can't really plan out more then 2-3 steps ahead of you without any forking. #
  • 14:38 @sparrowmorgan also depends, was it a bikini car wash? #
  • 14:39 What was promising to be another grueling month has now begun to settle peacefully into a more manageable plot.Let's see how long that lasts #
  • 14:48 Tired Gay succumbs to Dix: bit.ly/axfV6W #
  • 14:49 @invispace that is amazing #
  • 16:28 RT @flatlinejack: RT @allbacon Space Bacon Kitteh bit.ly/dgkMis [Pretty much the best picture ever in the world] //wow, new desktop! #
  • 16:36 We can now remotely control worms: bit.ly/9I5zkI #
  • 16:40 Interesting article re: google's look at social networks. Watch, think about Facebook and the new RealID with Warcraft digs.by/9nQKk0 #
  • 16:54 wow, big one #
  • 16:55 ah it was just Pookie rolling over, sorry about that guys #
  • 16:59 So awesome: Earthquares online in SoCal turned into nature's blog comments: "FIRST!" #
  • 16:59 @alanajoy I was publishing a game to review changes to the final page of it. I guess they were just that epic. #
  • 17:03 I'm not going to worry about Earthquakes in SoCal until I see John Cusack driving a limo dangerously down Sunset. #
  • 17:38 @AshFR oh dude I didn't know you LoL'd... what's your username #
  • 17:49 @AshFR WHODATHUNK, I'm 'Legendzug' I will add you #
  • 18:09 @alanajoy I woke up in a SoHo Doorway, a police man knew my name. He said "You can go sleep at home tonight if you can get up & walk away" #
  • 18:13 @alanajoy close: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qii499Pfwc0&feature=related #
  • 19:58 If you like "Lemonade Stand" games, please try out the soft-launch of the flash game I just finished! bit.ly/b9EjG6 #
  • 20:22 Woo, SC2 Beta is back up! #
  • 21:25 @ai_honey glad to contribute to keeping you up all night :D #
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
10:00 am
  • 11:49 @sparrowmorgan Wow, are people still carrying on about RealID? Don't use it if you don't like it =P #
  • 12:42 @sparrowmorgan no shit? I guess I checked out at that point, that's kind of amazing that they'd do that... #
  • 12:53 @magicalinternet ffffffffuuuuuuuuuuu I would love to see Duane & Brando #
  • 13:39 If anyone wonders what Twin Skies was going to be like, Play Allods: allods.gpotato.com/ and add some cross-media stuff. So sad ;-; #
  • 13:41 @sparrowmorgan ok if their main reason is to hold people accountable for their comments then I don't mind #
  • 13:41 @sparrowmorgan If they as a company don't want to provide a semi-anonymous venue for people to voice comments, they don't have to. #
  • 14:31 @saitenyo If you roll a Gibberling you actually play a trio of them - you config and name each one, your 'character' is a team - awesome... #
  • 14:33 The opposite of FourSquare should be called SquareRootOfFour @Chronotron #
  • 14:39 Wow, in BP's 40 year old boardgame about building oil rigs, it only costs 1 million to clean up an oil slick! bit.ly/bGTWC9 #
  • 14:43 @MolotovCupcake Only forced names on the forums - they provide free forums and they want to hold people accountable for what they say #
  • 15:01 @invispace I was expecting an NSFW spread-eagle picture. I am dissapoint. #
  • 15:32 @Din0dessa today.msnbc.msn.com/id/38106484/from/toolbar #
  • 01:24 @flatlinejack awwwwwwwww #
Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
10:00 am
  • 15:53 @Lillyxandra hahaha does that say 'eat a cookie' #
  • 17:00 @nabiki tumbskt #
  • 17:35 @calliecat omg! glad you are ok! wow! #
  • 17:37 @athenastamos As long as you disclaim that you're ranting, I think it's perfectly acceptable - diffuses it a bit for the world! haha #
  • 18:36 @TechBromancer hey dude, I was wondering if I could commission/buy a pipboy off you - want to talk on email or somethin? #
  • 21:53 Reminder: Labyrinth of Jareth is next weekend, Comic-Con is the weekend after that! #
  • 22:02 @Snowsaber someone said he was a Shit bender, haha #
  • 22:09 @gdestefano true, mentally for me I refer to 'this coming weekend' and 'next weekend' which I guess is stupid semantics haha #
  • 22:23 @kirkdiedrich how about a WereSealionWolf: bit.ly/b70lwR #
Monday, July 5th, 2010
10:00 am
  • 12:47 RT @spencermosness: quote an amazing speech delivered by @evilzug... "WE LIVE IN AMERICA!" Have a great day people and beat up a Brit... #
  • 14:29 @Totalbiscuit Show people how stormwind got owned, also the retconn'd military 'wing' #
  • 14:48 Happy Birthday, America: I love you dearly, despite all your flaws. I will celebrate in true American style by being fat and lazy. #
Sunday, July 4th, 2010
10:00 am

  • 14:05 New Sailor Scouts: Sailor Moonshine and Taquito Mask #

Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
10:00 am
  • 12:06 @SeabaseAlpha PANCAKE HEAD #
  • 16:39 sad that I'm missing out on another day of AX but happy that I'm getting all this stuff done! tomorrow for sure! #
  • 18:17 No need to ask my name to figure out how cool I am #DVNO #
  • 23:15 To all of my friends about to burn the midnight oil to work on costumes, remember: cos-play not cos-killyourselves! #
  • 23:29 @AshFR wow, dude... that's ballin #
Friday, July 2nd, 2010
10:02 am
  • 13:20 Ahh, we figured it out. Pookie is just trying to lose weight the 'unhealthy' way so she can fit in her Luna costume... #
  • 13:23 @leighalexander literal KANBAN - ask Wiki, figuratively, it refers to a form of project that uses some of the concepts w/ the Agile Scrum #
  • 13:34 @invispace Oh wow, I had one of the original Librettos: bit.ly/9ZgLMe #
  • 20:38 I want to play Risk: Factions: bit.ly/bbccIA #
  • 23:16 Run Jesus Run: The 10 Second Gospel: www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/540944 #
  • 23:18 @chaselisbon I am human! #
  • 01:05 Hey internet: What do you think the best day to submit things to Newgrounds to get the most exposure? Tuesday night? #
  • 01:27 I just noticed 'My social circle' at the bottom of a google image search, brings me here: bit.ly/cv2LfT #
  • 02:32 @flatlinejack he's all 'whatever, bees' #
  • 02:32 @flatlinejack if he was a Cage he'd be all "I WANT THAT HONEY" #
  • 02:34 @flatlinejack HAHA did he just totally sleep off a snakebite? BITE AND RALLY #
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
10:01 am
  • 12:38 @kitschblade LinkedIn is what I share with strangers/peers/professionals that I don't want reading my facebook, haha. #
  • 13:44 @diadiadiadia what costume? #
  • 15:02 @Questioner86 "had to" #
  • 20:58 Vuvuzela Hero bit.ly/bR13hM #
  • 21:10 @sparrowmorgan redorange whatever #
  • 21:13 @basiik woo, may see you at AX! #
  • 21:16 Nice, Oil spill any site: instantoilspill.com/?url=http://www.bp.com/ #
  • 21:24 In the future, we will be defeated by ... a broken pipe: bit.ly/9CnAqL #
  • 22:41 @TraciHines BANGARANG PAN THE MAN #
  • 23:22 @alanajoy You're charismatic, and I have a love/hate relationship with Gurus and people who use the word "Tech" :3 #
  • 23:26 @alanajoy I tease because I love, haha. Also: we're close to the same age, so I'd say you're a peer, at least another perspective #
  • 23:31 @alanajoy This is a good example, high-ranked on google, haha: www.beonlineb.com/ - basically a music video you can 'play' #
  • 23:31 @alanajoy Big Media has experimented with it but it's all been pretty flat/shallow, I'm working to incorporate gaming more deeply into music #
  • 23:32 @alanajoy so less 'interactive' and more 'music video(game)' - imagine if a favorite game had a favorite song in it... #
  • 23:33 @alanajoy re: know-how - I make flash games for a living, so I have the 'game' part down - working on some pitches/experiments atm #
  • 23:34 @alanajoy personal goal would be to handshake some cool game I've made with a big-ticket music artist, I just need to finish my example #
  • 23:35 @alanajoy but as I'm sure you understand, papa's gotta pay the rent, and pioneering don't pay till the champagne is popped :3 #
  • 23:35 @alanajoy sec, I will dig you up some more, trying to recall the authors site #
  • 23:39 @alanajoy probably the best/most 'gamey' example: www.recordtripping.com/ - worth the wait #
  • 23:54 @alanajoy hopefully your songs are better then your surfing ability, but yes - send me a line at evilzug@evilzug.com and we can talk shop #
  • 23:56 haha, 8-bit Twilight: www.buzzfeed.com/memecore/8-bit-twilight-1ea9 #
  • 00:11 @mikerotman whip the russian one, don't listen to her if she says she's not the spy #
  • 00:24 @flatlinejack there's this arcade that hasn't been used in a really long time... #
  • 00:31 @mikerelm oh gosh, any word ahead of time of what you are going to be doing at ComicCon? I'd part the seas to see you again, hah! #
  • 00:48 @mikerelm holy cow, that sounds awesome! #
  • 00:48 RT @mikerelm: @evilzug funny you should mention 'sea' ow.ly/25D1t //WHO WANTS TO SEE MIKE RELM @ COMICCON! #
  • 00:55 @alanajoy semi-relevant - If you haven't seen Mike Relm, check these out: youtu.be/mf7DRiLh9O8 , youtu.be/0jhu1f0xrDc #
  • 00:58 @StartUpDonut good morning, talking doughnut #
  • 01:02 @alanajoy he opened for Blue Man Group when they were on tour out here, I died many times, so epic. #
  • 01:08 Send me an evilzug@evilzug.com or a DM or a comment if you're interested in beta testing a game I've been working on the past month! #
  • 01:16 To all LARPers - you are now Terrorists. bit.ly/cnXdTF - Why do you hate America? Lightning bolt? #
  • 01:19 @Indrusky show me the glitter UH HUH YOU LYEK DAT YEAH? #
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
10:01 am
  • 12:11 Go to google.com, type in '2204355' and hit 'I'm feeling lucky'. Enjoy! (@girlvani) #
  • 13:39 To all, re: the 2204355 number - Time.com ruined it - it now links to the article about what happens, doesn't actually happen anymore. RUIND #
  • 13:39 Mmm burrito Zelda @Lillyxandra @Indrusky #
  • 13:55 He means 'PunchDuck' @flatlinejack @TraciHines #
  • 13:58 RT @NanaMilkTea: I cnt believe how $$$ food is vs games on PSN. Resident Evil 3 is $6, a bowl of ramen @ Mitsuwa is lk $10-$12!! Wtf O__o?? #
  • 14:01 Old Man Dances to Lady Gaga: bit.ly/a5U762 If I can dance half this well... #
  • 14:05 Want a REAL street-useable Tron lightcycle? Have one custom built w/ this Ebay auction: bit.ly/brCE3X #
  • 14:09 @ochibasan PICTURES OF FRODO. #
  • 14:46 Today on daily sale on Steam: Commandos pack: $3.75, X-Com Complete Pack: $3.74, Osmos: $2.49 #
  • 14:48 @robertliefeld Marvel: Characters had significant weaknesses, and didn't always just "Bring people to the authorities!" #
  • 14:59 Yay, they are making a Pirates of the Carob-bean 4! #
  • 15:35 @TraciHines Piano cat kitty shirt guy who you met at Memorial Day Adventure - Dasha's boyfriend :3 #
  • 15:39 Nice, Now @Indrusky and @Morigor don't have to trade (at leas tthat part) youtu.be/cUz51FjnlB0 BOOTY POP! #
  • 15:39 Cat Lassie - Why cats aren't good superheroes: youtu.be/_Q2s8AJbsps #
  • 03:47 @alanajoy new on your GO TO SLEEP #
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
10:01 am
  • 13:48 Yet another relevant College Humor vid: Bros Icing Bros in famous movie scenes bit.ly/cFahBu (WHAT'S IN THE BOX) #
  • 15:09 @invispace were they YOUR amateur gay porn pics? That'd quality for a resume to specific places... #
  • 00:08 Perspective: The First Toy Story came out fifteen years ago #
  • 02:23 @Indrusky have some more cake, auntie &lt;3 #
  • 03:32 @Indrusky Pretend I'm your knees when you hug them and rock back in forth while sitting on the cold tile of the bathroom by the toilet. #
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