Thursday, June 17, 2010


Here's my blogspace on the CiscoLiveVirtual space.  You have to login to and then click the link, otherwise it will say "content not allowed" or somesuch nonsense.

My pal Dane DeValcourt has started compiling a list of twitter people that will be attending CiscoLive 2010 in Las Vegas - his CiscoLiveVirtual blogspot is here and you have to login first before this link will work too..

CiscoLive is also compiling a Twitter list.. between these two lists, you shouldn't have to be alone in the crowd :)

Reasons why I haven't been studying..

Lately I've been outdoors doing mesh wireless surveys quite a bit.. I've been to Lewisville, TX surveying a city park, in Waco, TX at a trucking load/unload center, on top of a 20 ft ladder (!) at a community college in Dallas, on a couple of rooftops in San Angelo, TX, and last week I was back in Dallas doing an indoor survey in a hospice.

Now it is that time of year again - for the Paramount Summer Movie Fest..

I just *can't* say no to the films that are in this years' lineup..
Black Sunday & The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Goodfellas & Raging Bull

The upcoming list of films that are going to ease the passing of the hot Texas summer:

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Roman Holiday
Last Picture Show
Baby the Rain Must Fall
Sunset Boulevard
In a Lonely Place
Alice Adams
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Pretty in Pink
Odd Man Out
Brighton Rock
The Red Shoes
Alien - The Director's Cut

I promise I'll get back to studying once I've taken in all these wonderful films showing on the big screen at the Paramount.. This only happens once a year, and who knows if any of them will repeat next year..

I just *had* to upload pictures of the marquee from this years' & last years' Summer Movie Fest..

Thursday, June 3, 2010

CiscoLive Las Vegas 2010

Ok, I just got my magic code for CLLV10 & have booked all the travel/hotel/etc!
Now, to make a list of things to do and see in Vegas.  I'm not a gambler or heavy drinker - so there are a lot of things that won't be in this list..

List of films shot in Las Vegas:

My favorite film set in Vegas: The Only Game In Town starring Elizabeth Taylor/Warren Beatty

U2 video "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
music video for the song was filmed on Fremont Street in Las Vegas on 12 April 1987

Atomic Testing Museum

Atomic Testing Photograph
755 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119-7363
(702) 794-5161

Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame

Pinball Hall of Fame Las Vegas
1610 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas NV 89119
Entrance to the Pinball Hall of Fame is

Hours: 11am till 11pm, Sunday to Thursday.
              11am till Midnight, Friday and Saturday.

Ghostbar at the Palms
Ghostbar view of Vegas
4321 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 942-6832
* If there is a special event held here, you MUST go! There is usually a cover charge, and a mandatory dress code, but not if it is a private party held by a CiscoLive sponsor!!  The view is amazing: and

These are places I haven't been to, but might just
have to go & see..

Last Supper and Giant Pink Woman

Ghost with Bicycle

Red Rock Canyon (Scenic Drive)

Red Rock Canyon LV
Red Rock Canyon is located 19 miles West of Las Vegas.
Temperatures can exceed 105 °F (41 °C) in Red Rock Canyon.

Minus5 Ice Lounge (In Mandalay Bay!)

Minus5 Ice Lounge
3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV, 89119

Double Down Saloon
Doubledown Bacon Martini
4640 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 791-5775
Home of the Bacon Martini!

Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton

Star Trek Hilton
$42.99 per person, or $35.99 per person for seniors, children under 12
The ticket office hours are 11:30am to 8:00pm, with the first ride beginning at 12:00 noon and the last ride starting at 8:30pm.

**I'm not a Trekkie, but I'm sure lots of CLLV10 attendees are.. :)