Re: rim tacoing
Use a piece of wire wrapped around one of the rear stays for a pointer and spin the rim. tighten and loosen the spokes to true it up then spin the rim and use a box end wrench to bounce off the spokes as it spins. You listen for the tightness. To loose sounds dead to tight sounds to tight. It may take a bit but after the first one you'll be good enough to always do it yourself.
Put something FUN between your legs..