I did Peter Sullivan skatepark today (Ambleside). It is, by far, the closest skatepark, but as many convenient choices seem to go, it is not really my cup of tea.
I did get some good Ollie practice (onto objects and to and from banked surfaces) and learned to drop in from axle stall. Oh, started doing frontside 180s again, too.

All in all I was somewhat let down, though. I'm very into bowl skating at the moment, so I think I shall stick with skating bowls!

My Buddy told me about Orville Peck years ago and I didn't bother to go listen.

Do yourself a service and listen to Orville Peck. He is amazing.

@insurgentem Ah, downshift throttle blip. I've been playing with this in my sim games, but sim is different from real life, of course.

@insurgentem I'm having a hard time visualizing this. 🙂
Right now I need PRACTICE. I have all the pieces, but it's a very deliberate effort. I stalled about 1/3rd of the time going from stopped to first gear. 😆 I'm also extremely slow to get going in first.

Friends have suggested I buy a used manual transmission car and do Skip the Dishes, Uber Eats and that kind thing to pay for the car and get the practice. This might be a GREAT idea.

I did my first manual transmission driving lesson today and skated two skateparks. Awesome people everywhere. What a great day it's been!

I rode TWO skateparks today. Kensington and Hastings.
Hastings Skatepark is AWESOME. Met some great folks and saw a familiar face from another new connection formed through skating.

@ajroach42 Great ideas. Thanks for sharing, as always.
You mention using other computers as peripherals to provide input to the "brain" ESP32, but since it is so cheap and powerful enough, why not use other ESP32s for this task?
One could group protocols and APIs according to some taxonomy and, theoretically, provide a purpose-built OS who's purpose is to translate one of those groups into the new common 100-year computer format for the "brain" ESP32.
Like a local ESP32 cluster.

I had my first singing lesson today and it was interesting to see how concepts connected to driving a manual transmission car, to weightlifting, to mindfulness and just generally to every aspect of life.
Seeing these kinds of connections is definitely up there in terms of experiences I relish.

@gemlog I'm appreciating the skateboarding for getting me active. I get sore, sure; but that means the body is working, right? 🙂

@gemlog Oh, my mistake.
Well, outdoor time is great regardless. You wouldn't be doing it otherwise, right? 😄

Unfortunately no.
I could not get a floppy disk, so I used magnetic tap from a VHS cassette; however this is not working very well.

I've seen mention of using the red and blue filters in cheap 3D glasses; so I may try that.

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Got my TrackHat Track Clip Pro today. I hope I modded my PS3 camera properly so this all works nicely.

Did some ollies, nollies, shuvits and kickflips; dropped in on all the transition heights and had fun riding some bowls.
I say this has been a successful skateboarding day!

So much stuff to do!
I almost want to start working just so I can pay people to take care of half this stuff. 🤪

@gemlog I have had spurts of effectively using org-mode's Agenda feature in Emacs. I am interested in this, but I have a preference for doing this kind of thing analoguely. I've done a form of bullet journalling in the past. Perhaps I should fall into that again.
I never got into bullet journalling beyond a day at a time. It worked great for that, buy I really need a way to manage larger, ongoing things. I think bullet journalling does work for that, I just had a mental block.

I wrote a to-do list today, and I would be lucky to finish it this week. 😅

I tried setting up pacenotes for Assetto Corsa rallying, but the text to speech synthesizer used by the Co Driver app is awful.
I thought the RBR pacenotes were pretty basic, but I guess my bar was too high!

There's an update to the RallySimFans installer for Richard Burns Rally that has several new tracks.
I screenshotted this list and went through the tracks looking for ones I like.
There are *so* many tracks in RBR and of such varying quality. I will have to make heavy use of favouriting!
The daily online rallies are a good way to gain track exposure, too.

@gemlog yeah, it is; but I sorted this stuff out years ago. This is the first dev-related stuff I've set up on this machine. Baby steps...

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