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by The Spindoctors
13 July 12 11:28 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Munzees!
Replies: 400
Views: 65096

Re: Munzees!

This getting a little off topic, but I think TwoDrews is at the point I was at about 18 months ago. I rectified it to some extent by focusing my geocaching energies to finding the oldest geocaches in my area. My numbers are down (less than 10 in May and June), but that was the way I was caching when...
by The Spindoctors
11 July 12 10:54 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Munzees!
Replies: 400
Views: 65096

Re: Munzees!

I don't think you can compare the early days of geocaching with the early days of munzee. For example, the number of GPS receivers in people's hand in 2000 was way less than the number of smartphones in 2011. I agree with Twodrews that will always play second fiddle to geocaching, but it is better r...
by The Spindoctors
03 July 12 12:11 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: rss feeds for events, top rated
Replies: 8
Views: 2349

Re: rss feeds for events, top rated

I see what you mean. Takes long enough just to do one query. Obviously the best way to go about it is to grab a copy once a day/week and save it on our site for display. I need to get my head around it a little more, as I'd need to create a style sheet to display the xml nicely. Maybe I make someone...
by The Spindoctors
02 July 12 11:53 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: rss feeds for events, top rated
Replies: 8
Views: 2349

Re: rss feeds for events, top rated

CraigRat wrote:Oh, and if this is a feed for a website for instance, we could just spit you out a custom XML file with all the above, don't be afraid to ask :-)
Two years later. Could I please have a feed - or a pointer to a feed - that shows the top finders of geocaches in NSW?
by The Spindoctors
08 May 12 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: No cache size? No hint? What the?
Replies: 29
Views: 3931

Re: No cache size? No hint? What the?

I'm with the Bear. If I don't find it the first time, I'm not all that likely to search a second. There are so many great caches out there to be found, and my time is too precious to waste on a cache hidden for the purpose of frustrating finders.
by The Spindoctors
05 May 12 10:58 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Being reamed for data charges when overseas
Replies: 15
Views: 3992

Re: Being reamed for data charges when overseas

Agree with the above, the only downside with NZ Telecom (which has the best coverage) is that not all phones work with them. I think you need a quad-band phone because of the frequency of their network.From memory iPhone is good, but most (all?) HTC phones are out.
by The Spindoctors
04 May 12 12:01 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Being reamed for data charges when overseas
Replies: 15
Views: 3992

Re: Being reamed for data charges when overseas

pjmpjm, they're useless. We've tried them in China and India and they don't work all that well.

My suggestion in the topic Tuena points to, is to get a prepaid SIM from the country you're going to. There are a number in NZ. I used 2 degrees and they were quite good.
by The Spindoctors
04 May 12 11:58 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: My Query - eliminating frogs & gnomes
Replies: 8
Views: 2032

Re: My Query - eliminating frogs & gnomes

One way of doing it in GSAK is to filter for Moveable caches hidden on 1/12/2010 or 1/12/2011, check they are frogs or gnomes and delete them making sure you select 'Don't import again in the future'.
by The Spindoctors
02 May 12 8:58 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update
Replies: 96
Views: 20129

Re: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update

Found the photo.

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by The Spindoctors
01 May 12 12:40 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geotalk Epsiode 86 - free podcast about geocaching
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Geotalk Epsiode 86 - free podcast about geocaching

Geotalk speaks to the organiser of the Big Little event in Victoria, we ponder the future of the ammo can, and ask how can you be a better hider?

http://geotalkpodcast.com/webpage/geotalk-episode-86
by The Spindoctors
01 May 12 12:39 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update
Replies: 96
Views: 20129

Re: NZ MEGA 2012 - an update

I would like to know from the organisers, is there going to be an emblem for the NZ Mega? As you know the Oz Mega used the Murray Cod and the Platypus. Just wanting to sort out a design for a suitable pathtag. From memory, the banner on the Tarago (seen at the Flashmob Router) had a little penguin ...
by The Spindoctors
26 April 12 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: NZ Attendees...global roaming
Replies: 17
Views: 3674

Re: NZ Attendees...global roaming

I was in NZ for the World Cup and a spot of geocaching. I thoroughly recommend 2 degrees. The National Data packs will give you 3G data across most of the country http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/prepay/pricing/value-packs/national-data Their coverage isn't as good as NZ Telecom, but it was adequate ...
by The Spindoctors
19 April 12 12:36 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: OZ MEGA ALBURY WODONGA
Replies: 142
Views: 16558

Re: OZ MEGA ALBURY WODONGA

If you missed out on the Mega Event, or want to remember some of it download my latest episode of Geotalk.

http://geotalkpodcast.com/webpage/geotalk-episode-85-

BTW - If you want to share you experience, please call it in on the Geotalk voicemail (02) 800 50 436.
by The Spindoctors
19 April 12 12:34 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geotalk podcast Episode 85 - Oz Mega Event Albury
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Geotalk podcast Episode 85 - Oz Mega Event Albury

In this edition of Geotalk we take you to the 2nd Oz Mega Event in Albury, New South Wales. http://geotalkpodcast.com/webpage/geotalk-episode-85- A big thank you to the organisers and to everyone who appears on the podcast. Did you attend? Call in your experience to (02) 800 50 436 or record and att...
by The Spindoctors
10 April 12 12:08 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: OZ MEGA ALBURY WODONGA
Replies: 142
Views: 16558

Re: OZ MEGA ALBURY WODONGA

We got home yesterday and had a great time at the Mega Event. We spent quite a bit of time on site, but did manage to grab three caches in nearby Yackandandah (beautiful town nearby). Met many friendly geocachers and really enjoyed Saturday night's entertainment. Thank you to the committee for organ...