Archive for August, 2005
Ever year, hundreds of electronic devices fall prey to a preventable
illness: Playa death. I really didn't know what I was up against
the first time. I wish someone said: “It's not a sand desert, you
understand; it's ancient lakebed silt. Think of all your gear
covered by talcom powder.”
But there's hope: I've recently been fooling around with Glad's Press'n
Seal plastic wrap, which has a semi-tacky surface on one side and will
basically hug to anything you press it against. It's almost like
shrink-wrapping your gear. There's also the extra benefit of
being able to write whatever you want on it, which is great for
way-too-many-options software like Traktor. Check it out:
My DJ controller covered up.
Ta-da.. action product shot. Glad, where's my coin?!
Some notes: This doesn't
protect your intake vent, so I would recommend taping some loose cloth
to it that's fairly breatheable. Also I'm sure some laptops
dissapate heat through their keyboard, but I've had my running full
tilt for a few days and hasn't had any issues. Besides, at night it'll
get so frickin' cold it probably won't matter.
A plea: I'm looking for a ride
from Reno (or even SF) to the playa, sometime between 26-29th. I
haven't bought my ticket yet so my arrival time can fit to whenver
you'll get ther.