Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Happy Birthday to Leah

Ok, so my birthday is on September 24th. What's the problem with this day? It's less than a month before the marathon and I really wanted to use a Garmin Forerunner 205 to help with my marathon training this summer. So I gave my dad a call and asked (for the first time in a long time) for a certain present. I then mentioned that if he wanted he could get it for me now and that counts in September. He agreed and 4 days later Garmin is here!!! Thanks Daddio!

It's currently charging and we will take it on a test run this evening.

We might not have the cool maps though because of some computer issues and MotionBased being a little bitch and today (of course today) requiring the only way Mac users be able to use their new Mac beta agent is with a paying subscription. I guess it'll just be for a couple days, but still rather frustrating that they limit the Mac users and not all non-paying customers. Jason's computer still might work, but for some reason his hard drive is labeled as E:\ and the garmin disk wants the hard drive to be C:\ and so won't do anything (I LOVE PC's).

Either way, I'll get distance and pace and mile splits from the watch which will still be really cool! Stay tuned.

9 comments:

Joe said...

What a dad!

LeahC said...

yeah he's awesome!!!

John said...

Happy early birthday! The 205 is agreat gift so I hope you can resolve the computer issues. As I noted in my email, you might be able to get around the drive problem by downloading the latest version of Training Center. Also remember to get the latest WebUpdate software so you can update the device's software as well (v2.40)....

Jason said...

We have officially gotten around the issue by downloading from the web. I might still hear back from garmin regarding a workaround.

How many people here actually thought Leah would wait the full 3 hours for it to charge? Show of hands?

Joe said...

No hands here.

Joe said...

BTW, what's with the Mac? I thought you physics types would be into Linux or *BSD?

Nicole said...

Happy eatly birthday!

Jason said...

Actually, the new Mac platform is based on the Unix architecture, so it is just as good for our work as Linux (better, actually, as Linux can be a major pain in the ass). You can do all the useful Unix things (open a terminal, ssh, open XWindows, etc...) on the Mac.

We do, however, use Linux at work.

Running Jayhawk said...

awww...

Your birthday is TWO DAYS before mine! :)

We should have a celebration run! Oh wait...that's the weekend of the marathon 20-miler. Oof.