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by Happy Chappies
07 May 15 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How many people still visit the forums
Replies: 67
Views: 14581

Re: How many people still visit the forums

I'm here most days, checking in, seeing if there's anything I can contribute to or such.... More often than not there isn't, sadly, but always happy to contribute to or start a discussion on a particular topic. Forums are funny in the FB era. Some seem to be dying, but some others are still barrelli...
by Happy Chappies
30 April 15 11:13 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Discovering Lost TBs
Replies: 9
Views: 2572

Re: Discovering Lost TBs

I actually see this quite a bit - and it's often not the TB owner's fault. People take photos (which is lovely) but then the tag appears. (I've even seen unwitting newbies post the code in the log!) Seems that some armchair numbers-whores are aware of this and must troll TB listings for code images....
by Happy Chappies
29 April 15 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Discovering Lost TBs
Replies: 9
Views: 2572

Re: Discovering Lost TBs

I think the answer is that the tracking code is quite readable on the photo in your TB's listing. I managed to figure it out first time. I assume some people are visiting that graveyard virtual cache and using images to log some armchair TBs (I'm more baffled as to why anybody would bother with the ...
by Happy Chappies
20 March 15 3:01 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: So where/how do you draw the line re safety?
Replies: 39
Views: 13721

So where/how do you draw the line re safety?

As Melbourne cachers will no doubt be aware, there was a rather awful stabbing attack on a young lady this week which resulted in her death. Truly awful stuff (but they've at least caught him). We've been quite heavily impacted emotionally and mentally by it as it took place awfully close to home, i...
by Happy Chappies
03 February 15 1:56 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Some thoughts on GCA...
Replies: 52
Views: 11691

Re: Some thoughts on GCA...

There's some really good thoughts here and I concur with most of it. When I think about my GC.com usage I tend to dive straight into the maps page near my home - In fact, that's what my bookmark for GC.com pulls up. I don't waste my time at the home page at all.... So I'd agree that a quick frontpag...
by Happy Chappies
06 November 14 10:39 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: The TB that lived
Replies: 3
Views: 1854

Re: The TB that lived

Don't underestimate a Sistema though.... It's hard to believe, but here's one that we discovered (and re-discovered) that survived the hellish heat of Black Saturday right in the middle of Marysville http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=93d3e39d-9938-4592-9385-46f419077fdf Couldn't believe i...
by Happy Chappies
06 November 14 10:17 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geocaching in the news...
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

Geocaching in the news...

..and it's a big one this time, not the ordinary old local paper gig. http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/gps-units-take-hidenseek-into-hightech-age-around-the-world-20141105-11dkjg.html Lots of good local references. Liz & Bruce (of course), a reference to Jen's Glow in the Dark...
by Happy Chappies
11 April 14 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: You can now use 'Geocache' in scrabble...
Replies: 12
Views: 3095

Re: You can now use 'Geocache' in scrabble...

Wow, the angst...

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gami ... eless.html

Gotta love this:

“I’m angry that my weird, nerdy hobby has been coopted by other people’s weird, nerdy hobby.”
by Happy Chappies
11 April 14 10:25 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: You can now use 'Geocache' in scrabble...
Replies: 12
Views: 3095

You can now use 'Geocache' in scrabble...

According to the official dictionary apparently...

Kind of impressed that it got up against all the, more mainstream, competition.
by Happy Chappies
21 January 14 8:27 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Cache finds 'feed' possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

Re: Cache finds 'feed' possible?

http://geocaching.com.au/cacher/Happy%20Chappies.rss Something like that? That feed will show all finds as they appear on GCA, therefore there is some delay between the GC find and the feed being updated for GC caches. There's no facility at GC to do the same if I recall. That's absolutely perfect!...
by Happy Chappies
21 January 14 4:46 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Cache finds 'feed' possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

Cache finds 'feed' possible?

Afternoon all..... Not sure whether this fits as a GC or GCA issue, so I'll raise it here. :D Is there a way of getting your cache finds/DNFs/notes as a feed. Like a newsfeed or RSS/Atom feed or some such? The reason I ask is I was thinking it'd be nice to have my cache finds/dnfs appear on my blog ...
by Happy Chappies
04 December 13 9:45 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Doomsday cache
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Re: Doomsday cache

Hmm.... perhaps Doomsday cache placed at the offices of the ABC - how appropriate :wink: Must get on to that!
by Happy Chappies
26 November 13 10:31 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Doomsday cache
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Doomsday cache

http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/security-it/the-worst-is-yet-to-come-spies-worry-over-doomsday-cache-stashed-by-edward-snowden-20131125-hv3rw.html Didn't I temporarily get excited when I saw the paper this morning?? Doomsday Cache. Stashed. Awesome! What a shame it turned out to be just boring old s...
by Happy Chappies
21 August 13 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Munzees!
Replies: 400
Views: 79140

Re: Munzees!

Interesting archive log I just came across on http://coord.info/GC1E4FP This cache is gone. I could replace it, but since there's already a munzee there, and munzee is a superior game for an urban setting like this, I'll let it go. RIP Harrison Ford! Can't say I agree... I must admit the mad prolife...
by Happy Chappies
08 August 13 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Contacting CO's
Replies: 12
Views: 3329

Re: Contacting CO's

A bit like jusojara - If I was at home and paying attention when the email came in then, sure, I'd respond as soon as I could. But most likely there'd be a significant time-delay before I could get back to the cacher, and after about 10-15 minutes I'd assumed they would have moved on. Knowing how so...