Luke Melia


May 28, 2002

5/28/02, 12:51 am

Update from today’s mountain biking expedition: my ass hurts.

Seriously, though, it was a fun trip on part of the Greenbelt trail. We did a loop called Stillwell that was pretty intense (by Long Island standards anyway…) and then went south from there. Thirteen-and-a-half miles overall, and they were definitely physically challenging. My stepdad and his neighbor Kenny were good teachers and didn’t admonish me for recklessly attempting (and, thankfully, being successful at) obstacles inappropriate for a beginner like myself. I look forward to doing it again.

Ed gave me a a cordless mouse for the PC that he was given gratis by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield. If you happen to receive one of these, you’ll notice that the scroll wheel is preprogrammed to got to Empire’s website on click. This wasn’t optimal behavior for me, and so I changed the site to a more desirable URL. If you find yourself needing to do the same, here are the Windows registry keys that you should change:


I was hoping to be able to use it as a remote control for iTunes on my Mac… Maybe I’ll point the RollerButton at a URL on my Mac that will trigger an osascript command to tell iTunes to stop or start…. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe when I get back from South America.

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