August 23rd, 2005


LJ for Dummies

OK, I guess I should have gone to one of the LJ talks at some con. I find myself wishing for "LiveJournal For Dummies". I just don't get some things about LJ. The user interface seems non-intuitive. Why is that when you are looking at someone else's journal there is a one click shortcut to changing your password but not to adding the person you are looking at to your friends list? I mean browser-frames generally suck, but LJ should use them more. I eventually found a two click way (go to their user info page and then click the add button), but it still seems non-intuitive.
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Bike Rides

roozle started the discussion, but apparently today is a day for bike rides. I rented a bike from Farina in Watertown Square and did about two loops of the upper Charles Basin (away from Boston). The first got as far as Kendrick Street in Needham before I returned home by way of Winchester and Centre Streets. The second went thru Purgatory Cove on the Charles to Comm Ave and back along Comm Ave (and Heartbreak Hill).

The MDC has done some nice work on the bike paths along the upper Charles. Unfortunately, they aren't finished and the most of them don't seem to be on ANY of the bike maps.

I think this was the first time I had ridden (certainly that far) in about 17 years. Being unemployed for the summer does have some advantages. ;)

(We do have a stationary bike, treadmill, and stair machine in the basement which get some use; I actually used to get more exercise when I was traveling and working out in hotel gyms. I used to have a real but crappy bike, but sold it sometime after we got married and before we moved from Waltham to Newton.)

On the other hand, it looks like I am not going to get to swim in Crystal Lake in Newton Centre this year. It closed for the season already on 8/21! I figured it would stay open until Labor Day.
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