I’m in the Stardust Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It appears that the Casino will be torn down in November, and a new hotel and casino will appear at the same location. After checking in, and trying to connect to the wireless network, I found the signal too weak to hook up with the web. So I came downstairs, to the lobby – which happens to be right next to the Slot Tournament Area.
Good thing that there isn’t a tournament going on right now.
I’ll be heading back from Vegas this weekend, and I don’t know how much blogging I’ll do while I’m here. Especially if room access continues to be limited – I’m not sure how much incentive hotel management has to solve that problem considering the place won’t be around too much longer. And, I image that this lobby can get pretty interesting when a tournament is going on.
It’s been a fun day so far. I was at the airport in Baltimore at 4:30 am for a 6:45 morning flight, which took almost five hours. I arrived two hours after leaving the East Coast via the magic of changing time zones. After taking a shuttle to the hotel, past empty lots, blinking lights, and a good number of construction projects, I checked in, and checked on internet access. After catching up with email, and looking at some industry news via blogs and other sources, it’s only just getting to be noon.
Since I may not be blogging much while here, I thought it might be good to post and point to some other stories I found on bloglines:
Xan Porter points to a new search engine for patents (dead link) from Patent Cafe. I can’t wait till I have a little more time to try it out.
SEO Black Hat has an excellent post on how search engines may use information from the people who use search engines in Establishing Site Trust and SERPs with User Behavior.
I seem to be answering a lot of questions for people recently. Another interview, this time from the Darren McLaughlin at the Sootle Marketing Blog. Mine is the third in a series of interviews that Darren is conducting. Thanks, Darren.
I also enjoyed Search Behavior Targeting: Determining Targeted Content Viability and Messaging on Landing Pages from Jonathan Mendez. I’m a big fan of the trilogy of Right Time, Right Place, and Right Message.
It’s now a little past noon, though my stomach knows it’s more like 3:00 pm. Time to explore a little of Las Vegas, and see what’s good to eat.