Burning Man 2002

My holiday snaps are up in my photobook!

Busy captioning them in spare moments at work.

09 February 2014: Photos now found on Flickr, Burning Man 2002.

As far as I can recall, this is what we did:

24 – 25 August 2002: preparations in San Francisco
26 August 2002: driving from San Francisco to Reno via the BMCCC Carson City lock up
27 August 2002: driving from Reno to Black Rock City for Burning Man 2002: The Floating World
27 August – 02 September 2002: Burning Man 2002: The Floating World
03 – 05 September 2002: Lake Tahoe
06 September 2002: San Francisco
07 September 2002: Santa Clara / Sunnyvale

(Another collection recreated following Fotopic’s demise)

Sony Trinitron Multiscan Monitor

This is the monitor I bought when I left eSouk and which I use at home. Having finally got Windows Me installed on my PC (thanks Pete!) I faced the unexpected additional task of finding a driver for it so that the PC recognises it. Without that the monitor is of only minimal use. It “works” all right, in the sense that it displays information, but it is ony working at something like 16 colour lelvel (I’m stretching the current limits of my techieness here), which means that I can’t use the canon zoombrowser software to download digital photos from my Ixus. Very annoying, very frustrating.

Anyway, googling on “sony trinitron multiscan 200ES driver” brought me no joy, so I sought PeteSupport…..

> Subject: monitor ‘mare
>
>
> Hello!
>
> i’m back from hols and trying to get that durned monitor display sorted.
>
> I checked the monitor and it’s a
>
> sony trinitron multiscan 200ES
> Model CPD200EST, manufactured July 1999
>
> I googled for “sony trinitron multiscan 200ES driver” to no avail.
>
> can you help…..?
>
> m
> xx

which elicited:

>> I think you need the driver linked to from here. You need to register, but it
>> is free registration.
>>
>> http://www.monitor-drivers.com/drivers/0/507.htm
>>
>> Pete

…Result!!!

(well, it will be if and when I receive my user ID and password from DriverGuide.com

LegalWebWatch

As part of my analysis into using email to circulate newsletters etc, I went to talk to the elexica editor, Jonathan Maas, yesterday. He mentioned that he subscribes to LegalWebWatch, so I’ve just emailed their editor asking to be added to the mailing list(s) for the IT / TMT sector. On verra.

Diary – Tuesday 20 August 2002

BMCCC is going into overdrive with everyone realising it’s less than a week to go….

As a first timer, I do feel a bit of a spare part, which isn’t my usualy style, but i’m sticking to my approach of taking it all in and responding where necessary. I still feel frustrated about not being able to contribute more.

Found a couple of sites on Lake Tahoe:
Vacation Guide, with its “points of interest” – including Fanny Bridge (I’m sure Stef would appreciate that one); and
“All About Reno”

but nothing on hot springs 🙁

So I’ve emailed them:

“Hi there

A friend mentioned that Lake Taho would be a good place to spend a couple of days cooling off during my fly-drive fortnight in California/Nevada in September. They also mentioned hot springs – but I can’t find any information on hot springs in/near Lake Tahoe anywhere! Can you help? I’ve been looking online and in guidebooks, but local knowledge is always so much better!!

Kind regards

Mary”

I did find the extended weather forecast for Reno though – I nearly had heat-induced heart failure until I realised the temperatures are in farenheit rather than celcius (sp?)!

Diary – Sunday 18 August 2002

Joined Hazel, IWW and Monique in celebrating IWW’s birthday with a visit to the Anselm Adams Centenary exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, followed by (reduced size) pizza at the Gourmet Pizza Place in Gabriel’s Wharf – co-inciding with the South African Tourist Authority sponsored Braii (sp), with crowds of SAffies and other ex-Pats from Southern Africa. Or are they emigres?