Repossessed to skate – Session 2

Repossessed to skate is the name I’ve given my activity of learning and practising how to skate (again), specifically in the context of ongoing sessions at local skateparks. I’m relearning how to skate so I can show my kids how to skate.

Repossessed to skate is about having fun, learning new-old tricks that interest me and persevering.

Session description

Marathon session on the transition, pumping strongly for fakies and frontside kickturns just below the coping without losing speed.

2014-12-21-06.29.00
Looking down into the transition at the local skatepark.

Repossessed to skate – Session 1

Repossessed to skate is the name I’ve given my activity of learning and practising how to skate (again), specifically in the context of ongoing sessions at local skateparks. I’m relearning how to skate so I can show my kids how to skate.

Repossessed to skate is about having fun, learning new-old tricks that interest me and persevering.

Session description

  • Generally skated around the skatepark, becoming more comfortable on the board, grinding edges and whipping out 180 cess slides on flatland.
  • In the transition, pumped strongly for fakies and frontside kickturns below the coping.
2014-12-20 06.04.25
Looking up into the transition at the local skatepark.

Loading text files

Making my way through the Loading text files from the hard drive recipe from the Processing 2 Creative programming cookbook source code on GitHub.

In this recipe, I learned how to use the loadStrings() function to load a text file from my hard drive into the String array. I also learned how to loop through the array in the draw() function and then use the number of characters in each line of text to calculate the diameter for the ellipse to be drawn.

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