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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[edit] Location

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

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[edit] Plans

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

[edit] Expedition

So...
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

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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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[edit] Achievements

Landgeohash.png
Jason Koller earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (32, -97) geohash on 2013-07-31.
Compass.jpg
Jason Koller earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (32, -97) geohash on 2013-07-31.
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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).


[edit] Other Geohashes on 2013-07-31

Expeditions and Plans

2013-07-31
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Atlanta, Georgia NWoodruff Out back of the Mercer University campus in Chamblee.
Zürich, Switzerland Calamus A grove in Frauenfeld.
Rovaniemi, Finland isopekka Near Hyytiäntie, in the forest behind private houses.


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