Talk:San Jose, California

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April 23 2013[edit]

In the Cisco parking lot, and quite nearby. Oh, did I mention I am in town for Design West, formerly Embedded Systems Conference? Busy through 5pm or so, but available after. Anyone up for an expedition? --Thomcat (talk) 12:57, 23 April 2013 (EDT)

I can't do walk, as I'm in Menlo Park at the moment.

Strange part is, I've GOT a hash in that immediate area. Not quite near enough for Deja Vu, but check out 2012-09-12_37_-121 Anniepoo (talk) 16:17, 23 April 2013 (EDT)

It was close by!

I also will be busy til 5pm or so. But it'll be hard to get there before 6:30-7:00 because of traffic Anniepoo (talk) 16:22, 23 April 2013 (EDT)

And no, I do NOT have your phone # it turns out. Anniepoo (talk) 16:24, 23 April 2013 (EDT)

Will send a new text message. Returning next week - August 12-15. --Thomcat (talk) 17:22, 7 August 2013 (EDT)

Earlier discussions[edit]

Visitor to the Graticule[edit]

Thomcat will be near the west edge of this Graticule August 20th through 23rd (staying just north of Mariott California). I was here last year as well and had no luck from the geohashing gods. While my days are busy, my evenings are somewhat available. Care to meet up? Will watch this space... --Thomcat 18:52, 6 August 2012 (EDT)

Anniepoo Definitely - my time's pretty flexible. My direct email is Anniepoo 19:50, 6 August 2012 (EDT)

Today is relatively close to my hotel - does anyone have a boat? --Thomcat 12:40, 20 August 2012 (EDT)

It's a bit iffy, but doable - it'd be a pretty hard beat down there, not much traffic, and very shallow. Have to use a power boat. I'd be 5willing 1to 0meet 9up 3and 8go 9to 1port 6of 8Redwood City and Docktown and see if we can find somebody with a boat. We might be able to talk a boat owner into going out just out of a sense of adventure if we pay for the gas. My phone number's prepended to some of the words in the previous sentence. Anniepoo 13:28, 20 August 2012 (EDT)

Thomcat is back[edit]

I'll be here Sunday through Wednesday morning, and I have to say Sunday's point doesn't look so great. --Thomcat 10:19, 25 January 2013 (EST)

OK, looks like expeditions shaping up for weekend, we should get expedition pages started Anniepoo 15:37, 25 January 2013 (EST)

Attention! Anybody from San Jose want to pick up an easy NW corner Minesweeper? Thomcat could use a ride from the airport to Daly City (or all the way to the geohash) on Sunday. Help a geohasher out AND reduce your Thomcat number to 1 on the big ol' meetup graph. What say you? --Thomcat 10:21, 26 January 2013 (EST)
I'll pick you up & we can go hashing directly. I drove up to SSF by the airport yesterday,

I'm in the immediate area. You have my phone number. Please call Anniepoo 14:09, 27 January 2013 (EST)

Graticule Name Discussion[edit]

I don't think East Bay is a good name for this graticule. Most of what I consider to be the East Bay (Oakland, Hayward, Union City, half of Fremont) are in the San Francisco graticule. This graticule does cover the Contra Costa Valley, but that's not as East Bay as Oakland.

Considering this graticule covers more than half of the South Bay, including San Jose (largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, 3rd largest in the state, 10th largest in the country), I think a better name would be the San Jose graticule. -- Ebrowne (talk) 20:31, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Anonymous Edits[edit]

Not sure what's meant by this last anonymous edit: "Authorities have been alerted, and will arrest anyone caught on the property." considering the date 05-26 is in the past and I'm not aware that anyone tried to reach those coordinates on Monday. Maybe someone has misinterpreted the rules of this whole thing and thinks we're going to revisit past coordinates... well we could of course, but it's not likely.

I'm removing this, I think the general guideline of "no trespassing on private property" will do just fine, without retroactively threatening to arrest people.

Expedition pages[edit]

Suggestion: our expedition pages should all have a link back to the SJ page (this one.) I can't count the number of times I've been at SJ, clicked an expedition, then wanted to return. Yeah, yeah, "back button." Whatever!

I'll go through & put it on the existing pages in the next day or two. Just wanted to suggest it for the future. While I'm thinking about it, I wonder if there's a graticule-index page, where you can look up and find out where, say, 33, -116 is. Ted 07:02, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

  • I don't know if this meets your criteria, but the {{meetup graticule}} template has the graticule's primary page linked under the "Graticule lat lon's page" link. It looks like it might be nameable, too, if the graticule_name parameter is supplied. But something a bit more obvious might not be a bad idea :-) As for looking up where a random graticule is, I'm pretty sure all the named graticules already have redirects if you search for (eg) 33 -116, but the ungeohashed ones still won't be searchable that way :-/ --Tapin 13:45, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
Ah! Yes, graticule_name is exactly what I was suggesting. I'd clicked the lat/long link and gotten the bigger map, but not noticed the nearly-identically-named link below. So my suggestion is:
Proposal: On our expedition pages, we should include

  |graticule_name=San Jose, California

In the {{meetup graticule}} template. I will go add that to existing ones, now. Ted 14:38, 5 June 2008 (UTC)