Interesting. Initially, I tried to publish a map showing my weekly Wednesday to the bar and back (for quiz night), but the XML parser barfed on the file (even though it displayed the content correctly), displaying a bunch of warning messages. I had problems with my GPS unit1 during the ride, so maybe that’s what caused the barfing. Anyway, here’s a ride I did this weekend to work and back:
In the future, I hope to ride to work one more times a week, simply because the route is really nice, and, at 20 miles round trip, a pretty good workout.
Edit: Well, this is still barfing. I had some trouble with my heart monitor at the beginning of my ride back, so perhaps that is the problem? I’m going to go ahead and leave this one up with the warnings and see if I have trouble with the next map I publish.
1 Problem: I accidentally powered down the GPS unit in the middle of the ride while attempting to activate the backlight, because I am stupid.
Ride with Rasa and Ben this afternoon:
I’ve never ridden with other people before, so I was a little worried about the pace I would be able to keep, particularly since my memory of that area was that it was pretty hilly. It turned out not to be a big deal. The road wasn’t nearly as hilly as I remember, and my pace on the flat was fine.
Here’s another ride.
I did this one today after replacing the crank shaft part of my cadence sensor (basically, a magnet attached to the crank that registers a cycle of the crank every time the crank shaft goes by a sensor attached to the chain stay. The sensor is almost certainly a Hall effect sensor), which, I think, fell off at some point during my previous ride. I used a small NdFeB magnet I happened to have in my office (I have so very many magnets in my office).
Edit: Nope, although I did figure out how to display my heartrate data … which doesn’t seem to be working. Oh, well.
I’ve been doing some neat science experiments, which I wanted to write about. Unfortunately, spam problems for the version of Movable Type that I have installed have been so friggin’ nasty that I decided to disable comments and take a powder until the new version of MT was released. The release of MT was pushed back to Jan 5, so I’m hoping to install it not too long afterward and put up some pics and writeups of the fun stuff I’ve been working on.
No shit. I’ve got pictures and everything. High voltage, powerful magnets, the whole nine yards.
I am having a recurring dream in which the RAM in my computer is bad, and I (I think) correctly diagnose this problem. Ideas?
- I am a little bit drunk, and that sort of thing appeals to me in this state
- I just ordered two books on Cocoa programming for Mac OS X last night. These books will be obsolete in probably a year or so, and there is no reason to have physical copies of them. I wouldn’t have to recycle electronic copies of those books, nor keep them around on a book shelf
- 1 and 2 pretty much cover it, actually