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by squalid
25 August 10 7:51 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: GSAK Badly formed UTF-8 character in stream
Replies: 10
Views: 1666

Re: GSAK Badly formed UTF-8 character in stream

We worked out that The Shopper's Relief was knocking over both our Garmins, so we had to go out and do it to get it off the list.

This cache didn't go via GCA to our units. It was PQ->GSAK->GPS.

I'm only psting this because it is also a GMJ one.
by squalid
18 August 10 10:54 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Dive caches in Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 1875

Re: Dive caches in Australia

GCT606 - Watery Transit - snorkel
by squalid
16 August 10 7:04 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin Adds Multicache Support in Latest Beta
Replies: 25
Views: 4273

Re: Garmin Adds Multicache Support in Latest Beta

Hi Ian,
Topo Australia v2 is from Garmin. It has the 10m elevation data that allows you to do the 3d thing.

OzTopo is another company.
by squalid
11 August 10 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Identical generated logs
Replies: 30
Views: 2299

Re: Identical generated logs

A short log isn't always disrespectful. We left two words for Port of call, one of our favourites.
by squalid
03 August 10 8:08 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Love and Hate
Replies: 65
Views: 9395

Re: Love and Hate

While I mostly agree with the love & hates list, I try to accept what I find and not get too annoyed by a bad experience. It is just a game after all. Too much [-X is creeping into it.
by squalid
25 July 10 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: DNF on muggled caches
Replies: 47
Views: 3991

Re: DNF on muggled caches

I have attempted and not found a cache 4 times in a row, but came back on the fifth time and found it. This was over 4 days or so and I reckon not looging a DNF in this case is fair - I just spent 4 days looking for it 8-[
by squalid
23 July 10 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: DNF on muggled caches
Replies: 47
Views: 3991

Re: DNF on muggled caches

I'd leave it as a DNF. I like look at an offline cache to see the history that led to its status... E.g. DNF, DNF, DNF, Offline, Archived, or DNF, DNF, Offline, Online. It's a bit like Schrödinger's cat ... While you were searching for it the cache was in a superposition of muggled and not muggled. ...
by squalid
19 July 10 7:33 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Maps for Europe, North America, China for Garmin Nuvi 310?
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Re: Maps for Europe, North America, China for Garmin Nuvi 310?

I reckon having a geocacher on board for such a trip would be a hoot! "Hold it, there is a cache here in 200m!" or "Can we just take this little detour? It'll only mean an extra 2.5km."
by squalid
15 July 10 11:44 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Fire trail coordinate format?
Replies: 44
Views: 3439

Re: Fire trail coordinate format?

You won't get better co-ordinates than those - they are category 1.
by squalid
15 July 10 12:36 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Digit slip
Replies: 18
Views: 1726

Re: Digit slip

Our "It's Over On..." was goofed up to start with. Not only did you need to spend 40 minutes slogging up the mountain, when you got there it looked like you needed to abseil halfway down a slippery slope. Fortunately the clue mentioned the survey mark... Somehow had ADG66 on WP1 and WGS84 on WP2... ...
by squalid
01 July 10 10:34 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: 917 Finds... In 24 hours. What the?!
Replies: 56
Views: 6146

Re: 917 Finds... In 24 hours. What the?!

Yep... It's up to the individual. If someone lays out a power trail here, there will be a whole swag of cachers going for all sorts of records. FTF, fastest, do them all at night... you name it, someone will make a game out of it. Let's face it, the GC community is made up of a group of innovators. ...
by squalid
25 June 10 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Beat speeding fines with GPS
Replies: 39
Views: 6163

Re: Beat speeding fines with GPS

This tolerance discussion is interesting. Three of our present and past Toyotas (Toyotae?) register within about 1 km/h at 100 km/h on both Garmin and TomTom. So that's the needle just on the higher edge of the mark on the dial.
by squalid
23 June 10 2:54 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Beat speeding fines with GPS
Replies: 39
Views: 6163

Re: Beat speeding fines with GPS

Last time I got a fine, I thought "can't remember going down that road", so checked my GPS tracks, and Yes I did go down that road AND I was speeding!
by squalid
17 June 10 9:21 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Whos got a caching pen ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2224

Re: Whos got a caching pen ?

I have a very nice blue gel pen.... I keep it somewhere in Ballarat.
by squalid
17 June 10 9:15 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Recovering a lost GPSr
Replies: 20
Views: 2728

Re: Recovering a lost GPSr

I bought one of those etchers that's a bit like a dentist's drill for one of my caches. First thing I did with it was to etch my mobi number onto my GPSr.