Static images really do not do it justice as an event.
But just to add a little illustration.
Isle Of Man TT is under way...
Which means me listening to Manx AM radio over the internet and following lap times on web pages where I can.
Harrison in day 2 of practice week has today stormed around the 37 mile circuit in 16 minutes 57 seconds.
That is an *average* speed of 133.462 mph on normal roads.
That bears repeating for emphasis.
*Between houses, hedges and walls.
*No crash zones or gravel traps.
Just in awe of that type of riding.
Came across this nice visualisation on DataIsBeautiful on Reddit.
Shows why I am quite happy to have moved to where there is a bit more space. Felt like our isle was getting ever more crowded...
The big space to the west of me should remain for some years to come as the Cairngorm park should provide a place to get lost in.
Nice up here to be able to chose to head out and be able to see nobody while you wander the hills all day 😃
Funny coincidence, but the local transport museum, which is a stones throw from my new house, has a model Burrell steam machine.
My old house was near the Charles Burrell steam museum down south. Moving several hundred miles to end up with a link to where I came from 😃
Strip and rebuild of the motorcycle calipers this afternoon. Much cleaning, new seals, pads and pistons. Replaced the old brake lines with new HEL braided race lines.
All was looking good, but when filling with fluid, they leaked from the piston seals.
Everything off, disassembled, checked and re-assembled. Same leaks.
Damn... Problem with the calipers themselves. It is an 18 tear old bike after all.
Head scratched, measured the pistons.
Nope, the pistons they sent me were ~1.5mm smaller 😮
Configure a virtual server on the new router to allow remote connections* to the main machine via SSH/Pubkey.
Test by using my phone to remote in. Nothing....
Go back and look at what I set in the router.
Correct interface ✅
IP addresses correct ✅
Outward facing and inbound ports correct ✅
Enough time passes to allow my aging brain to realise that I'll be needing to add the router's MAC to iptables so it doesn't get it's packets dropped.
*My ISP hands out static IPs as standard.
Seems like the system having been mothballed for a while whilst moving between the flat and house needs a *few* updates...
There are also 636 emails in the main inbox that need filing too. 😆
Decided once I was rolling out the door this morning, that it was time for some bigger hills again 😃 Been staying reasonably low and close, with a lot of work needed on the house at the weekends after the move.
Today, some pictures from Lock Muick, Lochnegar and the Glassalt Falls loop.
Near to me is Craigievar Castle. I passed it today on the way out to Loch Muick, and decided to stop and take a picture.
I must look it up and find out more...
However, in my head, I have this idea about it that I am not sure I want corrected.
I envisage an owner, finding themselves no longer in need of the military capacities of a castle, but still wanting somewhere to live. Wondering what they can do to make it less intimidating, they settle on painting it pink 😃
Being in your 40s and owning a skateboard is probably against some sort of unwritten convention.
However, when you need to move an old storage heater out of the house that weighs in the region of 70kg, it becomes dead handy 😝
The offending article is now outside ready to go to the recycling centre at some point.
Turned on the news, which is getting ever more depressing and dystopian...
However, can't quite shake the thought that watching a drone drop tear gas on a crowd in Gaza is one of the most William Gibson moments to date 😮
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