Las Vegas, Nevada.
In a story to be published later this year, I will share some pics and interesting experiences on a trip to Vegas in March 2022. We don’t go to Vegas a lot, but it’s only a 4.5-hour drive from Buckeye and we would be meeting my niece and her husband there for a few days.
They like to stay at the Main Street Station hotel which is downtown and just a block or so from the Freemont Experience. For those who are unfamiliar, several blocks of Freemont Street are covered with a large video display.
If you walk the five blocks at the western end of Freemont Street, you’ll pass casinos, shops, restaurants, and plenty of buskers who entice you to stop and drop a few bucks while you watch their outdoor shows. But this story is about that giant display that runs over the top of the pedestrian mall. As you can see in the image above taken during the day, directly underneath the giant screen is even a zipline. I included the daytime image to give you a better perspective as pedestrians walk the mall.
About the photo: The real point of this post is the opening photo. Every evening, a music video plays on a rotating schedule. It is usually graphics mixed with videos of the performers singing or whatever. One evening we were walking the mall with the nightly performance underway. I noticed a familiar sight in the middle of the video screen. Yes, that’s a standard Microsoft error dialog box. It’s an unhandled exception error from the Microsoft.NET Framework.
I captured the image with my Samsung S20U. Then I rotated the image in processing so that you could more easily read the error message. It would appear that the Freemont Experience program is completely automated with no one monitoring the display for such errors. The dialog box remained on the giant screen for the entire presentation.
Processing the brightly colored images was very simple. I didn’t even bother with the tweaks that I often make in Luminar, just adjusting the basic image controls in Adobe Lightroom to improve contrast and clarity.
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Wouldn’t it be good if Covid Virus started in Vegas………what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas 😂
Indeed!! Near as I can tell, the only thing that stays in Vegas is your money. 🙂
It’s a lot of fun to go to Fremont Street. I’m not a big gambler or show person but Vegas is a fun spot to see. Nice pic.
I am not a big gambler either. I spend a few bucks on the slots. I used to like to play Blackjack when I could buy in for $2 a hand. That was some time ago. >grin<
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Well, at least it wasn’t that Blue Screen of Death 🙂
Interesting MS error shot!
Beautiful capture of the giant display.
That is some giant display, for sure.
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Only a tech guy like you would notice the error display–very clever, John! We may have to stop by LV just to check out this street! I went with NO color on my Sunday Stills challenge this week. https://secondwindleisure.com/2022/04/17/sunday-stills-monthly-color-challenge-is-quartz-a-girls-best-friend/ Thanks for hosting!
I always find it funny to see a broken operating system on a publicly displayed computer screen. >grin<
Yep! Or a misspelling on a billboard!
I enjoy visiting Freemont Street when I go to Vegas. One day I would love to do ziplining there.
I did the zipline once. It was fun, but once is enough. At my age, my ziplining days are probably over. 🙂
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I like your caption of the header photo. My entry for Cellpic Sunday this week is full of spring colours:
Thanks! As a tech pro for many years, I know personally of those bad days. >grin<
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Looks so cool 🙂
Here is mine:
That must be the most hilarious microsoft error pop up error I’ve seen, and I’ve seen a few 🙂
I was having fun with my phone camera today and realized I’ve done exactly what you want us to do.
This is truly hilarious! I love it when tech errors are on display in public places. Shows how even the most sophisticated tech can fail.
Pretty spectacular failure. What amazed me is that there appeared to be no one around to “reboot” the system.
That’s funny, John. I’m glad you enjoyed it but I have absolutely no desire to go to Vegas! 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful Easter.
I understand that sentiment. We do like to go to people watch, and we do drop a few bucks in slot machines, but that’s the extent of our gambling.
Quiet Easter around here. We met our daughter and her family at a nearby restaurant for brunch.
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So funny to see an error dialogue on an art display 😂 Here’s mine: https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/04/18/monochrome-canal-cellpic-sunday/
Talk about showing their mistake to the world. That error message must have been 8 feet wide.
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This brought great memories of my visits to Las Vegas – a fun place
And I’ve got some Spring colour for you: https://travelwithintent.com/2022/04/18/spring-again-and-again/
Very springlike, for sure!
That’s funny. I visited Vegas in 2008, an end to a road trip and also to attend a wedding.
What a funny error. It couldn’t be more public! LOL
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A little modern day version of the Wizard of Oz’s curtain lol