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by RebornCyclist
21 November 11 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Cache/puzzle spoilers
Replies: 16
Views: 1952

Re: Cache/puzzle spoilers

OK, thanks for the clarification, Mr Bear.
I agree that having a shared document listing puzzle coords would be extremely poor form.
by RebornCyclist
21 November 11 1:59 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Cache/puzzle spoilers
Replies: 16
Views: 1952

Re: Cache/puzzle spoilers

I'm interested by the comment Setting up webpages or even formal group documents seems like a sad and mean thing to do, though , given that my feelings (as Tassie cachers are aware after my recent pentulance :oops: ) are close to Z's on this, BUT my favourite find was one where another cacher and I ...
by RebornCyclist
22 October 11 10:32 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: DNFs Logged vs. Actual DNFs
Replies: 55
Views: 5603

Re: DNFs Logged vs. Actual DNFs

DNFs also seem to feed each other - people seem to give up quicker if the previous log or two were unsuccessful.
But it's still worth logging a DNF, because it gives the owner and other searchers feedback about how hard it may be to find.
by RebornCyclist
01 October 11 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: A new feature of GC.com that I hope they don't screw up
Replies: 10
Views: 1670

Re: A new feature of GC.com that I hope they don't screw up

CAPTCHA is "completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart". The most common form is the little bits of text that you have to type in on forum and geocheckers. It's supposed to make sure that a human is submitting the form, rather than a script trying repeatedly. The trou...
by RebornCyclist
19 April 11 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: "Computer support" phone scam
Replies: 23
Views: 2095

Re: "Computer support" phone scam

My mother got the call, and answered their initial statement with "Oh really? That's interesting", whereupon they hung up.

So stringing them along could be hard work - almost have to out-scam them.
by RebornCyclist
03 February 11 10:24 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: DNFs Logged vs. Actual DNFs
Replies: 55
Views: 5603

Re: DNFs Logged vs. Actual DNFs

I probably log 80% of my DNFs. In fact, there's one on the mountain here in Hobart that I've DNFed 4 times, despite others finding it reasonably easily - I'm almost taking the piss out of myself for being so hopeless. I noticed the other day that I'm 12th in Tassie for all-time DNFs after only a yea...
by RebornCyclist
11 November 10 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Google Maps - Updated?
Replies: 26
Views: 3224

Re: Google Maps - Updated?

Wow - I'm struggling to understand how they've come up with what they've done. There's a reserve near where I live, with a network of fire trails. Previously, they were all there as dotted lines. Now, one of them is there as a solind whit line (minor road?), and the others are missing, at any zoom l...
by RebornCyclist
22 October 10 9:04 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geocaching in Hobart
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: Geocaching in Hobart

Hmmm....
I have got 126 ACT puzzle caches solved and waiting for my next trip....
by RebornCyclist
26 August 10 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Cache radius
Replies: 21
Views: 2247

Re: Cache radius

Within 16km of me, there are 302 caches, of which 2 are mine, I've found 245, and I have 55 to go....
by RebornCyclist
06 August 10 12:56 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Cool New Macro for GSAK! Achievement Badges!
Replies: 30
Views: 4155

Re: Cool New Macro for GSAK! Achievement Badges!

I followed the tutorial for integrating with FindStatGen and GenUploadStats (http://kylemills.net/Geocaching/BadgeGen/fsg_integration.html) and it worked beautifully. I had to make sure I changed the FindStatGen settings to enable the Notes field (as that's where the badges were put), but that was p...
by RebornCyclist
26 July 10 3:02 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Puzzle caches - solved but not found
Replies: 12
Views: 1658

Re: Puzzle caches - solved but not found

I use the same filters as the above two posters, and a macro (MyGME) to export to Google Maps.
MyGME has an option where you can export to a website - so if you have some free hosted webspace with your ISP, you can put the map there, and access it from any computer/smart phone.
by RebornCyclist
06 July 10 10:56 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: [OT] Census Rehearsal/Online Census form
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: [OT] Census Rehearsal/Online Census form

I thought the ABS must have some other cachers (yes, me too). I'll take a wild guess that I used to play netball against Bewilderbeest...
by RebornCyclist
29 June 10 4:47 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: “Find your own cache”
Replies: 37
Views: 3076

Re: “Find your own cache”

I've placed one cache, and I "marked" standing right over the hide, then walked away 20m north(ish), came back, marked again, walked away a different direction, came back, marked agin, etc. After I had 5 readings, I turned the GPSr off, turned it on again and repeated. The whole thing took about 6 m...
by RebornCyclist
12 May 10 12:56 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Plotting caches from GSAK in Google Maps
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Plotting caches from GSAK in Google Maps

I have all my intended and found caches in GSAK. When I solve puzzles, I use the "corrected coordinates" feature, and I have a search filter call "solved puzzles" which lists these. What I want to do is to create a map in Google Maps (so that I can print it out showing the streets) with unfound trad...