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3Aug/110

Dirtfish Rally School (part 2)

Here's some pictures taken by the camera guy. Notice the huge grin on my face. More pics here

Going sideways never been so much fun - awesome feeling to be looking out the passenger side window while going through a turn

Me giving the thumbs up during the ride-along

28Jul/110

Dirtfish Rally School (part 1)

Best groupon ever. $325 for a 1/2 day Rally Lesson. We learned the fundamentals of shifting the weight of the car using the throttle and brake and also left-foot braking. Started on the skidpad, then the slalom, and finally the Boneyard course. Perfect day - started dry and then rained a little bit toward the end. The school is built on an old mill and basically looks like a gymkhana location. Old large buildings around, different surface types all over. They said last month there was a Rally Cross even there and they had a 70ft jump for the pros like Tanner Faust.

Had a shit-eating grin the entire time. Incredibly fun to throw the car sideways into turns. Gratifying to to figure out where to turn the wheel to begin the drift- depends on your speed and the angle of the turn; then using left-foot braking to control the slide and positioning for the next turn.

I've been looking into buying a 2nd car (w/ manual gearbox) since it's more fun to be in control of the gearing. I'm torn. Either buy 1 nicer daily driver, or a 2nd crappier car. Probably just going to save the money for later.

More pics here

2Nov/090

Forza lulz

got mah revenge on foom

27Oct/090

Forza 3 Vinyl

Forza 3 is nothing short of AWESOME. Therefore, it deserves the awesome.gif

Never having created any art in any video game before, this was definitely an eye opening (and FRUSTRATING) experience. I went in expecting layer management and editing similar to photoshop, where I can easily overwrite a part of a layer or make a portion of a layer transparent, but I couldn't figure out how. After going back and watching Jube's video tutorial I realize now how important it is to plan out your method and techniques. A lack of planning definitely caused me great frustration and I ended up having to use a ton of stamping to get the details to my satisfaction.

I appreciate the quality of work/time of M0dus and Jube3 10000000x more now. Trying to create this smiley as my first vinyl was quite the challenge.

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