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by dadegroot
19 February 09 6:47 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Hosting and servers - We're getting there
Replies: 86
Views: 7923

Would it be possible to install the OS remotely ?

i.e. setup a little web-console box, with a serial connection to the servers and install over the net ? Might be a bit trickier to setup, but a lot cheaper than shipping the servers to Tassie first.
by dadegroot
17 February 09 11:31 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Hosting and servers - We're getting there
Replies: 86
Views: 7923

caughtatwork wrote: I need some help.
Does anyone know a good, but cheap shipping company that can get these machines from Melbourne to Launceston?
My experience with couriers is you can have good OR cheap, but not both.
by dadegroot
16 February 09 7:38 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Macs + Software for Geocaching?
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

However Mac isn't necessarily better, it is a powerful system but built on a less customisable dumbed down interface. This is such a stereotype that I have to rise to the bait. The interface, is actually very sophisticated. Why ? Because it gets out of the way of you doing actual work with the mach...
by dadegroot
16 February 09 12:02 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Macs + Software for Geocaching?
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

I cache on a Mac. However, given I have an Garmin Oregon 300, and a paid GC a/c, I just use pocket queries and the paperless caching on the Oregon. RoadTrip is MapSource on the Mac (Bobcat was the early version, it's now RoadTrip). Also there's POILoader, MapInstall and MapManager (all avail. from G...
by dadegroot
08 February 09 11:06 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: cache contents ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1688

I agree, oddly it's the McToys that are most often picked up by my kidlets, but toy animals, cars and marbles have also featured.

Personally, I rarely swap, as the finding is the interest for me, but like many others I like to have a peek at what's in the cache.
by dadegroot
01 February 09 11:28 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: FDF as well as FTF
Replies: 68
Views: 5387

Mr Router wrote:Do you get weekly email for a none premo account :?:
Yes, but if you setup notifications on GCA you get daily alerts.

However, I bit the bullet and paid for full membership recently mostly to get around the 200 gpx file limit on my Garmin Oregon.
by dadegroot
26 January 09 9:16 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Philosophy for cachers
Replies: 20
Views: 2202

I'd agree with Mloe for the most part.

Yes, if the cache is still of the same sort, and the change in location minor, then it's the same cache.

If it's been moved more than 50m (or so), or the size / type has changed, then no, it's not the same cache.
by dadegroot
14 January 09 10:49 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Newbie thread: Which Garmin handheld GPS to buy?
Replies: 241
Views: 60507

I got an Oregon 300 for Christmas - best GPSr ever :)

Given my last one was a Magellan Tracker (circa 1998), maybe my opinion might be a little biased.

The paperless caching works great, and combined with CityNav and OzTopo maps it's pretty much the perfect solution.