Talk:2009-03-03 36 -76

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Wow, 317m, that might even be a new record for the couch potato honorable mention. Koepfel talk 20:04, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

It seems a double-edged sword -- as cool as it is to have those bragging rights, if I get too cocky, everyone now knows where I live. Involute 18:14, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Great story! I loved your scheme to go back and rack up achievements. And as a former Virginia resident, I know why you don't own gloves, because it never gets cold in VA ... except when it does ;-) -- Jevanyn 20:11, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I think one of the marks of "the South" in America is a stubborn unpreparedness for winter. Involute 18:14, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

Asteroid passes close to Earth. Apparently Geohashing imitates life. Hey, are you still working on that "Local Retrohash" utility? I'm curious to see just how close to my house a hashpoint has EVER come. - NullHypothesis 00:45, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

I've been making some progress. You can get to an early draft here http://pete.artsick.com -- it only works for "West of -30°" at the moment and isn't really too user friendly yet. Just center the map on where you'd like to see historical hashpoints and click the Update button in the lower left corner. Labeled geohash points from yesteryear should appear. Involute 15:49, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
Cool! A hashpoint fell less than 100 meters from my house... in August of 1966. It really gives you a sense of how totally unlikely the Couch Potato accomplishment is.--NullHypothesis 05:16, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

I second my admiration for your plan, and enjoy the irony that being a couch potato distracted you from taking full advantage of your almost couch potato. We're all coming to visit you, now that we know where you live. -Robyn 16:06, 6 March 2009 (UTC)