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That's a much better boat than what I had.
It had an extremely v-shaped hull and a very high speed propeller, so it was basically full speed or nothing.
But it was indeed very fast, just not for very long.
I would definitely choose differently today. Marinello looks good to me.
Used to own a small yacht. Was fine when we lived somewhere you could sail most states of the tide, but when we moved to a harbour where the sea was less accessible it became "1. A hole in the water you pour money into."
Unless you really do plan to either sail/motor on rivers or lakes, and almost every day, just hire as needed: it will save you an absolute fortune.
I reckon that in out last year we made maybe four trips in total, all lasting much less than a day, and each one cost us well over £1000! Never mind all the time spent maintaining and cleaning etc - and that was on a fibre-glass vessel. Much worse if you have any wood (at all).
If you really love boating then fine, but if it has to be fitted in around work etc, just hire!
They say you have two great days with boat ownership:
The day you buy it, and the day you sell it!
Joking apart, given your location, why not buy a sailing dinghy and learn to sail? It's reasonably easy to grasp the basics after which it's a skill you can improve at for a lifetime. And keeps you fitter than you might expect (depending on how high performance the boat is)
There are a number of experts there who can give very good answers to all kinds of questions about Yachts.
One thing I should caution you on, is go small at first. Most people who buy boats end up leaving them at anchor most of the year and that still costs you money in the long run. Learn how to keep your costs down first (while maintaining safety)
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I try to avoid web work. It's just not my cup of tea. I don't like duck typing. I don't like scripting. I don't really like markup - it's too much typing.
But now I'm faced with the daunting task of shoehorning a "good enough" CSS processor onto an ESP32.
The trouble is, I don't know what constitutes good enough and the internet isn't giving up the goods on that where epubs are concerned.
The trouble is this - EPUB readers are typically running on relatively "fat", android capable devices and use a webkit browser component to display content.
I can't run webkit. I just can't. It's just not going to happen in the RAM and CPU that I have.
So far, I 've gotten away with wedging everything into a 512kB system (with 200kB reserved for the system) by streaming content directly from flash wherever possible rather than using RAM. I have 4MB of NVS flash for program and data, so I lean on it.
1. Clearly, I have to load the entire CSS content into some sort of hopefully compact, normalized data structures. I won't be able to stream because of the number of times I'd have to reparse from the beginning to implement the selection.
2. Aside from the selector challenges I have the issue of styles overriding other styles (for example if you have both class and style attributes. That means maybe? a stack of hashtables. I'm not sure if I can afford that?
3. I can't find a working subset of CSS that EPUB routinely expects, I think because everything just uses webkit. That means even if I solve 1 and 2, I have to ... i don't know, somehow figure out what subset of CSS I can reasonably get away with supporting, because supporting it all just isn't going to happen on a device like this.
4. This is where I wish I was a web developer. I don't know what most of these style attributes do. I don't understand the CSS box model. I don't know for example, why you might use padding instead of margins aside from being able to venture a guess. Every single thing I have to support I'm going to have to learn first.
This is daunting. By the time I'm done I suppose if I still have any of my sanity left I could expend it on doing web development for people, because after this I'll be a CSS and HTML expert.
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