October 30th, 2007

photogeek

Hey, who put the Halloween in my LiveJournal?

End of last week was spent working on the San Diego Fires maps, which I posted about. Was feeling like crap, so I stayed home from work, but as always, found a way to keep myself even more busy than I would have been at work.

Currently very tired. Burning the candle at both ends gets to even me eventually. Need to head into work.

Since I haven't posted for a while, I'm feeling somewhat distant from my journal: I don't know what anyone wants to read about or know about.

I've done this before, and I don't even remember if I answered them all last time, but I'll try again: tell me what you wish I was writing about, and I'll do what I can to write about it.

What would you like to hear about?

photogeek

Airport to Cambridge

(Just checked in code, so I'm feeling confident I can take a 5 minute break.)

Patty asked how to get from Logan Airpot to Cambridge. This one, luckily, is super-easy :)

If you're feeling rich, or have a lot of bags, take a cab. Tell the cabbie to take you to Cambridge -- if he/she asks for a route, tell 'im to take 90 to get there. Depending where in Cambridge, telling them "Central Square" may work well -- a lot of the tech conferences are at the Hotel@MIT, which is just down the street from Central Square (down Mass Ave). Also, coincidentally, it's literally across the street from where I work :) A cab ride to Cambridge will cost about $30 from the Airport, with tip.

If you're feeling less rich, and don't have a ton of luggage, then you're going to want to take the "Silver Line". The Silver Line is a bus that runs from the airport to various subway stops: OpenStreetMap shows it relatively nicely. You're going to take that to South Station: from there, you're looking to get on the Red Line heading towards Alewife. You do not want to be going towards Braintree or Ashmont. The Silver Line will dump you at Surface level -- you're looking for the Subway tunnel out in front of the South Station Train Station.

Once you're on the Red Line, you'll likely be looking for Kendall/MIT, Central Square, or Harvard, depending where your target is.

The Silver Line to Red Line route is really easy, and almost everyone I know takes it. (Jess usually insists on picking me up, so I don't take it that often. :)) It shouldn't be too difficult to follow, and is The Way to get to Cambridge from the Airport.