Tag Archives: Las Vegas

Thinking of Def Con

Def Con 28 will be held this year in a virtual “safe mode”, the physical event in Las Vegas cancelled. I went to Def Con II and III. That was a long time ago. In  1994 I was at the … Continue reading

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The Best Used Book Store In Las Vegas, Nevada is For Sale

From Amber Unicorn Books June 13, 2020 Many of you are aware that Amber Unicorn has been ‘up for Sale’ since last fall. We have enjoyed some positive feedback and genuine interest. However, with the Covid-19 complications, things have understandably … Continue reading

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New Videos for Wikimedia Commons

Chasing an unseen ATV rider across the dry bed of Jean Lake ATV riders coming back from Jean Lake, their dust clouds making a dead lake live This one isn’t going to make it into Wikipedia. Fun with swirls https://www.instagram.com/tgfarley/Continue reading

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Near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock is on the west side of Las Vegas near the suburb called Summerlin. Only a half hour drive from the Strip. Many parts of Red Rock Canyon are closed but I ventured out to a hill that is … Continue reading

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Good Clip Art Goes A Long Way

While searching my paper files and folders I came across this graphic I did in the mid-1990’s. I had gone to Def Con II the previous summer and I was getting ready to go again. Dark Tangent called for poster … Continue reading

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Doing What An iPhone Could Never Do

I got a Canon Vixia camcorder a while back, hoping to produce videos with it instead of my iPhone. My phone produces high resolution video but it is of course limited in what it can do. This morning I was … Continue reading

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Took a walk at Red Rock today, just west of Las Vegas, only ten miles from where I live. Below: looking north to iron stained hills at dusk Below: looking south to a limestone outcropping with Yucca Below: desert wash

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Las Vegas to Oakland From The Air

Photos taken through a plane window on the way from Oakland to Las Vegas and back. No Photoshop adjustment save for one picture. That adjustment _did_ make the photo look better. Active Cargill Salt Ponds, San Francisco Bay near Newark. … Continue reading

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That Was Intense!

“An ordinary person spends his life avoiding tense situations. A repo man spends his life getting into tense situations.” From the movie Repo Man. This morning I had Mohs surgery to remove a basal cell carcinoma from underneath my left … Continue reading

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My Prospecting Life in Two Definitions

These two definitions are going in my book. They come from a door stop of a title,  A Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms, published in 1968 by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It’s 1,269 pages and it … Continue reading

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