slow going

May. 11th, 2017 09:50 am
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I have been lax in making my first post here on dreamwidth. I still haven't taken the time to figure out the security model. It seems like it's more granular than LJ, but that's about all I know. I think Dreamwidth is also a lot less populated than I had initially thought it was. I think I (wrongly) expected some kind of huge revival or something and that I would find many new folks to talk to.. but it's kind of dead here too. The 2017revival community, which seems to be the main way to find other active users, is pretty unhelpful. The standard list of questions there doesn't really tell me a lot about people other than their favorite fiction. (which is limited to almost exclusively television and movies) I've poked around some existing communities and they seem pretty dead. :/ Regardless, I still think moving off of the LJ platform in light of the russia stuff and the anti-lgbtq stuff was a good move. 

I did a bike race last weekend. It was a metric century (~62 miles) but I took a wrong turn and cut it down to around 50. It was a slog. I have been struggling with the bike I ride gravel on. It's single speed and the gearing has been frustrating for me. I can really only get it up to a stable 17mph on the flats, but at the same time, if I have to climb anything, I slow to a crawl. For this race, I averaged 14 mph. Honestly, I feel like this is ok.. This is still training for the 200 Mile race in June, and if I can do 14 for that (I probably wont be able to) it would be a quite good result. Still, it feels terribly slow compared to where I think I should be. Really just looking forward to getting the June race over so I can stop thinking about it. 

I've been doing a ton of Genealogy research lately. It has really become like a crossword puzzle for me. I think the biggest thing I've realized recently is that there's so much more to be gained by filling in all of the ancillary people, rather than just trying to get surname lines back to the end of time. The new DNA functionality of has been helpful too. It doesn't do the work for you, but if you have a decent amount of info in your tree, It can really help you find more people to add. 

Still putting off finishing the electrical panel for my homebrewing setup. It's daunting, but really not difficult. I just need to do it. 

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