2013-07-31 32 -97

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Wed 31 Jul 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas:
32.8701476, -97.2725689

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Jason Koller's first GeoHash. Near a sleepy little neighborhood by an empty creek.



The plan is the leave work at 5pm,
Fight through the traffic,
And stop by the GeoHash on the way to the gym.
The only thing I see going wrong here is "gym" turning into some form of fast food.
But the gym isn't actually part of the GeoHash, so I expect this to be a success regardless of how much I eat.
This will be my first GeoHash.
2013-07-31 32 -97 Plan.JPG
Google Maps Planned Route


I started at Starbucks so I could use there wifi and down load the GeoHash app and hopefully an app that would create a track log for my Nexus one.
No such luck.
My Nexus One has that odd issue out there where the power button stops working.
I downloaded an app that allows me to use the volume button in place of the power button, but it doesn't always work.
And I haven't have a chance to install CyanogenMod on it so I can use the wake from trackball mod.

Fortunately, due to my innate sense of direction,
And the copy of Google Maps I printed out because I was expecting this to happen,
I was still able to make it.
So I guess this means I get the No Batteries Geohash as opposed to the Blinded by Science?

Since I didn't have a navigation system,
And the map I printed was zoomed too far in,
I got a bit lost on my way out.
I did my best not to cross my tracks on the way out since I was hoping to get an easy Tron Achievement.
I took a wrong turn some where and ended up in a Cul-de-sac. Because of the route I ended up taking and since I was driving on the right-hand side of the road,
I never technically crossed my own path,
Even if I drove down the same street a second time in the opposite direction.
I'm going to go ahead and claim it until someone tells me I can't.
"They" say it's better to beg forgiveness then ask permission.
Whoever "they" are...
As pointed out by Benjw, I did not in fact earn the Tron Achievement as I did not return to my point of origin.
My mistake. Thanks for keeping me honest

2013-07-31 32 -97 Actual.JPG
Google Maps Actual Route

Alas, I did not actually make it to the gym.
I went to Schlotzsky's instead.
And it gets even better!
The guy in front of me in the drive through paid for my meal!
I tried to pay for the guy behind me,
But there was nobody there.


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Jason Koller earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (32, -97) geohash on 2013-07-31.
Jason Koller earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (32, -97) geohash on 2013-07-31.
Is it true that Jason Koller earned the Tron achievement?
In principle, yes.
But he did not return to his starting point (2013-07-31 32 -97).

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