Of fun! Checked in to my room at the Fremont Hotel (not great), saw the Fremont Street Experience, and wandered around a bit before stopping in at Evel Pie.
Pretty decent pizza and a couple of local brews on tap has caused me to sit here for just under two hours. Definitely need to bring Sly here.
No plans yet for tomorrow but will probably include more wandering around in this area. Already this has been more interesting than my first few hours when I stay on the strip. It’s so generic and clean. This area is not.
In fact I have to take note of something that’s been bothering me: I’m not quite sure but I think I’m smelling the aggregated BO of a thousand people. It’s not appealing. And I’m pretty sure it’s not me. Like 80% sure.
Just sitting in the lounge minding my own business and both Kim Coates and Christina Ricci show up.
I’m freaking out a little bit, for different reasons, but maintaining my cool Canadian exterior with a bit of effort.
Could this be a portent of an excellent trip to Vegas? Can’t be any worse than stopping at the roulette table right after check-in, putting 25$ on black and allowing it to dictate the success of failure of my trip. 😁
I’m going to sit here and enjoy my G&G knowing that the week is only starting and I consider this good luck.
Reading through Reddit the other day, I discovered a very cool piece of software called Pi-hole that acts as DNS for your home network to black hole all DNS requests for known advertiser and/or privacy-destroying domains.
I installed it last weekend on a Raspberry Pi I had laying around the house, made a few changes to my internal network (more on that later) and then hardwired the Pi to my router.
Everyone knows I’m a fan of Vegas since Sly and I started the ‘Annual Zaal Vegas Christmas Vactation’. I like vacating in a place that is pretty inexpensive, where I can relax and do things I enjoy (movies, shows, food, gambling) with my loving wife of 32 years (inside joke) and get the hell out of Calgary for a few days. Read on to hear my justifications….
I had a HELLUVA time trying to get this space back up and running over the past four days. There might be some interest so I’ll describe some of the issues I ran into. My geek ego is damaged. Read on to discover why.
My flight from Memphis to LaGuardia has been delayed so long that I’m not going to make the last flight from there to Toronto, my final destination today. As it currently sits, I don’t arrive in Toronto until 2345 and I’ve been sitting at the airport since 1100. If I wasn’t sitting comfortably in the Delta SkyLounge I’d be really angry right now. It’s taking a large amount of self control not to deplete their self-serve bar of all their bourbon.