CacheMonkey no longer works?

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CacheMonkey no longer works?

Post by EcoTeam » 23 April 03 11:51 am

I'm using CacheMonkey 1.4, and as of this morning (23rd April) the cache names and co-ords are not appearing in the list, although it says it downloads the caches OK. I redownloaded the program just to make sure, still the same thing.
Anyone else having this problem?

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Post by maccamob » 23 April 03 12:19 pm

Same here - I just tried to download all the VIC caches and all I finished up with was blank 'Name', By, Code and Short Name columns, the Coord columns are all zeros, and the Distance and Bearing columns show 14, 497.468 and 229 respectively. Apart from those glitches, the Type, Status, Rating and Date columns seem fine ... :cry: Same thing when I try other states. Looks it has been nobbled somehow.

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Same here...

Post by leek » 23 April 03 12:39 pm

I get the same...
I also noticed that in the DOS window there are lot's of error: null null lines, followed by a few messages saying Sorter not informed of change in model followed by one line saying: error making unique names: null<br><br>

It's probably an "upgrade" to the geocaching.com site... :-(

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I think I know why ...

Post by Slider & Smurf » 23 April 03 7:40 pm

Suspect it's having a spack after finally hitting "rollover" ... latest cache on the gc.com homepage has a waypoint of GCG002, i.e. the last four digits don't work in hex anymore!!<br>
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2Dogs' latest cache was GCFFF7 - <Maxwell Smart voice>"missed it by that much!" </Maxwell Smart voice>

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Post by The Ginger Loon » 24 April 03 12:08 am

That may be the reason but i'm not totally convinced. I had the same problem late last week (on or about the 18th), so I don't think "rollover" is the cause.

BTW as a matter of interest (and for my further education) how do you use the letter G in hexadecimal??? I figured you'd just add an extra character, that is make the GC code a 5 character hex string.

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Post by team unicycle » 24 April 03 1:44 am

I don't think it is directly related to the rollover either. It is also happening to me with the SA cache download, but none of them have rolled over yet.

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Hmmm, yes We will look into it.

Post by Pesky! » 24 April 03 9:35 am

Yes it happens for us too.

things like this have happened before, when things change on GC.com

I guess its time to re connect those electrodes to the research monkies, and see what we can resolve.
sorry for any incoveninence, with any luck, it will be repairable with an updated release.

Stay tuned fellow cache monkey fans.

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Post by CacheMonkey » 24 April 03 11:20 am

Im working on it :)

Probably have a new release ready today or early next week.

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Post by EcoTeam » 24 April 03 11:50 am

Hexadecimal by definition is a base 16 number system, with each "character" being represented by 4 binary bits. This allows the regular numbers 0-9 and letters A-F.

So it seems the GC numbering system cannot be hexidecimal based if it has letters greater than F.

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Post by The Ginger Loon » 24 April 03 12:32 pm

It looks to me as if they are using a Base36 system from what I've seen of the new numbers.

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Post by CacheMonkey » 24 April 03 4:03 pm

Well it turned out to be a combination Base 16 and base 31 number system. (the letters I,L,O and i think U & V are excluded, perhaps as they look like numbers or each other). While the first digit is still the treated as a base 16 number but can have values higher than 15 which is very bizzare! Anyways ive fixed up the routines that were not working anymore, but i have had to guess some of the details of the new codes so some things may stop working again in the future.
This release also uses the new JRE1.4.1 so you may need to download that from the java site. Sorry about that but it has some funky features im using in other projects and its a pain to use more than 1 at a time.
You can download it at the usual places i.e. http://geomonkeys.com/main/CacheMonkey/cachemonkey.html
Let me know if there are any issues with it.

Regards GeoMonkey Brad.

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CacheMonkey 1.5

Post by maccamob » 24 April 03 4:35 pm

Anyone else having trouble opening the zip file?

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Post by EcoTeam » 24 April 03 5:22 pm

Yep, error in the ZIP file!

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Zip File

Post by leek » 24 April 03 5:22 pm

Yes... I did too...

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Post by riblit » 25 April 03 10:20 am

Same here. It's 3 bytes short..

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