Las Vegas Events: Fall 2017

Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival: October 13-15, 2017, Sunset Park.  ren poster-2017Las Vegas’ tribute to years of yore, not confined to any specific historic time frame or geographic location, a lot to see and take in from multiple interpretations of what is medieval or placed in the renaissance category (although I can’t remember any big showing that I could categorize as Age of Enlightenment genre; mostly dark ages).  Go to the website for admission prices.

Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Festival: October 14,  2017, Lake Las Vegas.  Continue reading ‘Las Vegas Events: Fall 2017’


Cab Video (12 rounds of firing)

It’s a little unclear when this video starts but it seems to have the longest continuous sound of the events that I have come across:


Shots are heard 7 times

Starts 4″ after shots in another video, 1’21”, 1’55”, 2’30”, 2’57”, 3’51”, and 5’13”

If he used 100 round magazines as some have said, then around 800 rounds sent down on the crowd. With a new volley between 27 and 82 seconds apart from the last.

The clock in the cab shows 10:13 at 4’06”, meaning, the video started around 10:09.  The lastest from LVMPD puts the shots starting at 10:05 and ending at 10:15.

UPDATE:  Here is a video that has put together several videos from the start.  12 rounds of firing, estimated 100 bullets per, estimated 1,200 shots fired over 9 minutes 14 seconds.

9″, 56″, 1’24”, 1’53”, 3’50”, 5’01”, 5’37”, 6’11”, 6’37”, 7’32”, 8’53”, 9’19”

Lunch Time in Vegas

Went for a drive at lunch today. The road was partially open as law enforcement continue their investigations, and news crews submit their remote reports.

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Las Vegas

After a gunman unloads on an audience at the Route 91 country music festival, things are slowly returning to normal.

59 deaths and over 500 injured, it is hard to comprehend how someone can make a decision to act like this.

Sitting in a room on the 32nd floor and firing indiscriminately at a crowd 400 yards away across the Las Vegas Strip. A cowardly act of manslaughter, he had no idea he would hit, just a random group of humans.  A person by all accounts was apolitical, kept to himself, gambled; he was not registered to vote in Clark County- not on the voter roles for precinct 2775. Continue reading ‘Las Vegas’

Honey, The Les Paul is gone…

From the corner of Harmon and Paradise.

The four story sign is being donated to the Neon Museum after standing on the corner since 1990.

For Las Vegas movie land marks, this big Gibson guitar made it’s way into at least a few iconic scenes (ok, maybe one).

The guitar in ConAir was the stratocaster on the adjacent Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

UNLV 2017 Runnin’ Rebel Week

Runnin’ Rebel Week Oct 18-24

From the release, UNLV is planning events for Runnin’ Rebel Week with the Scarlet and Gray Showcase on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

It is free and open to the public. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. It will be the first look at this year’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and will feature team introductions, a scrimmage by both squads, a dunk contest, and much more. Fans in attendance will receive an exclusive poster and the first 1,000 students will get a free t-shirt.

Take a look at the link for additional events.

And the new logo had some bad PR when it was unvailed in the Spring. Any thoughts on the change?


A friend of mine let me know of a pretty decent weather aggregator.

It looks like an individual pulled publicly available weather/meteorological data, forecast models and provided a killer GUI.  There now appears to be a small group assisting in the maintenance of the site.

I particularly like the barometric layer, where weather patterns can be viewed and wind intensity can be inferred (the higher the differential/distance, the stronger the wind and push for equilibrium).pressure Continue reading ‘Windy!’