User:Aperfectring

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WARNING: This user is one of our infamous bot lords. He maintains AperfectBot, the dumb ape that keeps the current events page up to date with the latest in geohashing expeditions. It also updates the expeditions lists on date pages, and makes expedition lists for users upon requests. He can often be heard muttering about the varied stupid behaviors the dumb ape periodically makes.

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Lol-asg.png 31 / m / 45,-122
Lol-asg.png 31 / m / 26,-80
Lol-asg.png 31 / m / 63,18

I have relocated to Portland, Oregon. I live very close to the western border of the graticule, so will likely go hashing in McMinnville, Oregon just about as much as Portland. I frequent the IRC channel as aperfectring, and apr.

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Contents

[edit] When I May Attend

  • Workdays (weekdays, not including holidays and vacation) - So long as light holds out, I will make attempts which are near 45.5,-123 (within 5ish miles), and seem to be decently accessible. I will be making these attempts after work, so won't be free before 5PM, and may not be free before sunset at all. I take transit to work most days, so have limited mobility until I get home at 5:30ish.
  • Non-work weekdays - I will judge on a case-by-case basis. I'll try to be there at official meetup time, unless another one is scheduled.
  • Saturdays - I will do my best to make attempts for the official meetup time.
  • Sundays - Probably no geohashing, unless a very compelling location comes up.

[edit] Projects

I am maintaining the Notification program, notes here: User:Aperfectring/Notification

I am maintaining the bot which automates the creation of the list of upcoming geohashing expeditions, and user-specific expedition lists.

I came up with an idea about a website which will display a random geohashing picture. This now has its own page here: User:Aperfectring/Random_image_page. I haven't really been working on this, and probably won't take it any further.

A project with relet to make the pygeohashing library more complete and extensible. If you are interested in improving how this library works, and adding functionality to it, let relet or myself know!

[edit] Projects actually related to going geohashing

  1. Complete a Bicycle geohash
  2. Complete the minesweeper surrounding Portland. Halfway complete. I have the NE and all graticules to the S to complete yet.
  3. Play as many PBGH games as practical! They are fun and awesome!
  4. Displaced origin to Portland, Oregon [1]. It is about 2000ft (600m) from the nearest road, and that path has about 1100ft (335m) of elevation gain. If I were to decide to tackle it from the other direction, it is about 1mi (1.6km) to the (questionably accessible that time of year) road, and has about 1400ft (425m) of elevation loss. The cliff seems to average about a 50% grade along most of that gain/loss. The upper side has some bushwhacking to get to the cliff, the lower side looks to be built into the cliff, so may not have a place to pull off. It would be a truly epic geohashing expedition to reach it, but I definitely am not going to try to tackle this one alone, so I'll need to convince someone else to join me.

[edit] Questions

Q: Why did you have a lot of expeditions in Florida back in olden days?
A: I used to live there. In August/September of 2009 I moved to Oregon. In fact, I even have a geohash from the move in my list. Its the one in Colorado.

Q: What prompted you to move so far?
A: I firmly claim that it was completely geohashing related, and if reality doesn't agree, then it is reality that is lying to you.

Q: I like the bot(s) you have created, and wish to offer you <monetary or material reward>.
A: That's not a question. I didn't write these bots for gifts, and while the sentiment is appreciated, it is not necessary. I would prefer you use the <monetary or material reward> to somehow benefit the geohashing community.

Q: I like the bot(s) you have created, but would you add the ability to do <new functionality>?
A: The best place to ask for <new functionality> is on the bot's talk page. I will make comments on it there, and if I like it, I will add it to the TODO list.

Q: Why do you have an unhealthy hate of apes?
A: Ask that bloody dumb ape User:AperfectBot. I'm willing to bet the hate is mutual.

Q: You really seem to hate apes a lot, you know?
A: You would hate them too, if they tortured you as much as they do to me.

Q: Which came first, your hatred of apes or your hatred of AperfectBot?
A: Enough questions about this supposed hatred of apes! I only hate AperfectBot, and usually only when I am trying to teach it new tricks, or it crashed while I was at work.

Q: Has anyone ever actually asked you any of these questions?
A: That's it! Interview over! /me storms out of the wiki.

[edit] Records, Statistics, and Milestones

Updated: 2011-05-22

[edit] Attempts and Successes

Note: Limon wasn't attempted, it just sort of happened

Number Attempt Coords Reached
1st 2008-06-20 2008-07-18
10th 2009-11-07 2010-03-08
20th 2010-04-28 2010-12-12
30th 2010-12-12 Forthcoming
40th Forthcoming Forthcoming
Total 36 25

[edit] Geohashers met

Geohashers listed chronologically. Only geohashers which I have expeditioned with are included in the list. Success is not a barrier in counting them as met.

  • Million zillion - Met in a Baskin Robbins parking lot to carpool to a hashpoint.
  • Dtobias - Met at a hashpoint in a Publix supermarket in Miami Lakes
  • Jiml - Went to dinner in Beaverton on a day when geohashing wasn't plausible
  • Rhonda - Picked her up to carpool to a very Narnia-like hashpoint in a schoolyard in Vancouver (WA).
  • relet - Met in Stockholm for a weekend playing another internet game.
  • lyx - Met at her flat in Berlin, where she generously let me stay before the hashpoint in Poland mentioned below.
  • Ekorren - Met at a gaming cafe in Berlin, the night before the hashpoint in Poland mentioned below.
  • Mampfred - Met at the Berlin central rail station on the way to a marshy hashpoint in Poland.
  • LadyBB - Met at the Berlin central rail station on the way to a marshy hashpoint in Poland.
  • Crox - Met at the Berlin central rail station on the way to a marshy hashpoint in Poland.

[edit] Graticules by attempts and coords reached

Graticule Attempt Coords Reached
Portland, Oregon 17 12
McMinnville, Oregon 6 4
Palm Beach, Florida 5 2
Astoria, Oregon 3 2
Miami, Florida 1 1
Mt. St. Helens, Washington 1 1
The Dalles, Oregon 1 1
Örnsköldsvik, Sweden 1 1
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany 1 1

[edit] Centicules progress

  • Green = Oregon/Washington
  • Orange = Florida
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
9 2009-06-05 2009-06-28 2010-04-25
8 2009-11-01
7 2008-12-06
6 2010-04-20 2010-03-08 2010-02-15
5 2010-04-13 2009-12-06 2010-12-07 2010-12-31 2010-07-09
4 2010-12-18 2010-12-12 2010-12-01
3 2010-12-05 2010-07-30 2011-05-21 2008-07-18
2 2011-04-23
1 2009-11-07
0 2010-01-30 2010-07-31

[edit] Geohashes Attended

I usually have more pictures from the expedition, and usually have higher res versions of all the ones on the site, just ask.

This table is automagically created by User:AperfectBot. Find out how to set one up for yourself here.

Date Grat Addr Grat Name People Met Success/Failure Description
2008-06-20 26 -80 Palm Beach, Florida Failed Just off of FL 701 (Bee Line Hwy) near the North Palm Beach County Airport....
2008-06-21 26 -80 Palm Beach, Florida Failed Near US-441 along Lake Okeechobee, just north of the intersection with FL-7...
2008-06-28 26 -80 Palm Beach, Florida Failed In the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in the section which is not ope...
2008-07-18 26 -80 Palm Beach, Florida Red cordial, Tim Tams Succeeded Right next to a detention pond in Boca Raton, FL
2008-12-06 26 -80 Palm Beach, Florida Succeeded In the northern part of the graticule, in the right of way for the road lea...
2009-06-04 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Failed Participants Aperfectring noticed that the point was in what appeared to ...
2009-06-05 45 -123 McMinnville, Oregon Succeeded Participants Aperfectring woke early to check the coords and take a drive...
2009-06-28 25 -80 Miami, Florida Dtobias, Million zillion Succeeded In a Publix supermarket in Miami Lakes
2009-07-04 26 -80 Palm Beach, Florida Failed On a sugar cane farm near Belle Glade.
2009-09-02 39 -103 Limon, Colorado aperfectring's mom Succeeded Right in the median of I-70 near Arriba, Colorado.
2009-11-01 45 -123 McMinnville, Oregon Jim Succeeded Scaponia Recreation Area, Scapoose, Oregon
2009-11-07 46 -123 Astoria, Oregon Succeeded In what appears to be a field near Astoria.
2009-12-06 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Jim, Michael5000 Succeeded Beaverton, Oregon. The Sunset High School baseball field.
2010-01-30 46 -122 Mt. St. Helens, Washington Jim Succeeded Gobel, Oregon, near the Columbia River - in the woods. Near power lines th...
2010-02-11 45 -123 McMinnville, Oregon Jim Failed In a forested section of land near Banks, Oregon.
2010-02-15 45 -121 The Dalles, Oregon Jim Succeeded Near the Columbia River in The Dales, Oregon
2010-03-08 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Jim, Rhonda Succeeded Up on the Washington side of the river, to the east. Seems to be fairly cl...
2010-04-13 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Jim Succeeded The 22500 block of SW Johnson, close to Century High School. It appears to ...
2010-04-20 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Jim, starbird Succeeded Along side a walking/biking path on Sauvie Island.
2010-04-25 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Failed In Gifford Pinchot National Forest along a National Forest road. Condition...
2010-04-25 45 -123 McMinnville, Oregon Jim Succeeded In Camp Wilkerson Park, NE of Pittsburg, Oregon
2010-04-28 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Jim Failed Near the intersection of Cornell and Barnes out on the west side. Tax maps...
2010-07-09 45 -123 McMinnville, Oregon Jim Succeeded A Farm parking lot near Hillsboro, Oregon
2010-07-30 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Jim, Michael5000 Succeeded On the campus of Lakeridge High School, in Lake Oswego.
2010-07-31 46 -123 Astoria, Oregon Jim Succeeded Close to Hwy 47 Near Mist Oregon
2010-09-13 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Failed Appears to be inside a building in the St. Johns area of Portland.
2010-10-09 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Jim, redaragorn Succeeded In a swampy area adjacent to Hwy 30 near St. Helens, Oregon.
2010-11-26 46 -123 Astoria, Oregon Jim Failed Looks to be under some high-tension power lines near the Columbia River, up...
2010-12-01 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Succeeded South of Gresham, just off of a neighborhood road. The neighborhood looks ...
2010-12-05 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Jim Succeeded Tualatin, Oregon, on a trampoline in a back yard
2010-12-07 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Jim Succeeded Near the Zoo, between SW Canyon Court and Hwy 26. Appears to be on the SW ...
2010-12-12 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Michael5000 Succeeded In an empty lot across the railroad tracks from a shopping mall in Milwauki...
2010-12-18 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Succeeded On a street corner in Aloha.
2010-12-31 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Jim Succeeded In what appears to be an apartment complex out near Troutdale.
2011-01-08 45 -123 McMinnville, Oregon Failed In the coast range about 3 miles off of the road through the nearest pass, ...
2011-02-04 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Jim, Mrs.5000, Michael5000 Succeeded Bronson Road, which is right next to Hwy 26, between 185th and Cornell exit...
2011-04-23 63 18 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden apr's Succeeded East of Örnsköldsvik on a hill/mountain, in some wooded area. For APR's re...
2011-05-21 52 14 Frankfurt (Oder), Germany Crox, lyx, Ekorren, Mampfred, LadyBB, relet Succeeded A swamp in western Poland. Border jumping for all!
2011-09-11 45 -122 Portland, Oregon Jim, Lyx, relet Failed Driveway of a vinyard near McMinnville
2011-10-02 44 -122 Springfield, Oregon Failed On the side of a hill in Silver Falls State Park. It appears to be near on...

[edit] Achievements

These are arranged by color coding first, and alphabetically by achievement name second. I will only claim an achievement once with the following exceptions:

  • Minesweeper - Only one per "region". Preferably none of the graticules will overlap between two claims of this.
  • Virgin - If I get it for the graticule, I will take it
  • Meet-up - If I meet someone new, they will get a ribbon. Everyone on the expedition where I meet someone new will be listed.

Possibly more to come to this list.


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APR earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging his coworker to the (63, 18) geohash on 2011-04-23.
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Aperfectring earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (26, -80) geohash on 2008-06-28.
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Aperfectring earned the Speed racer achievement
by passing through the (26, -80) geohash on 2008-12-06 at the maximum legal speed.
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Aperfectring earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (26, -80) graticule, here, on 2008-07-18.
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Aperfectring earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (46, -123) graticule, here, on 2009-11-07.
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Aperfectring earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (45, -121) graticule, here, on 2010-02-15.
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APR earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (63, 18) graticule, here, on 2011-04-23.
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Aperfectring earned the Calendar girl achievement
by taking compromising photographs for public consumption at the (26, -80) geohash on 2008-12-06.
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Aperfectring earned the Meet-up achievement
by meeting Dtobias and Million zillion at the (25, -80) geohash on 2009-06-28.
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Aperfectring earned the Meet-up achievement
by meeting Jiml at the (45, -123) geohash on 2009-11-01.
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Aperfectring earned the Meet-up achievement
by meeting Rhonda and Jiml at the (45, -122) geohash on 2010-03-08.
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Aperfectring earned the Meet-up achievement
by meeting Crox, ekorren, LadyBB, lyx, Mampfred, and relet at the (52, 14) geohash on 2011-05-21.
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aperfectring earned the Ambassador achievement
by obtaining permission from Jeff to access the (46, -122) geohash on 2010-01-30.
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Aperfectring earned the Reverse regional achievement
by reaching hash points in all 2 regions of the Portland, Oregon (45, -122) graticule on state level.
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Aperfectring earned the XKCD-100 Achievement
by voyaging >1500km (great circle distance covered is 1492km) to reach the (52, 14) geohash on 2011-05-21.
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Aperfectring earned the Cliffs of Despair consolation prize
by being prevented from reaching the (46, -123) geohash on 2010-11-26 by terrain that was too steep to be traversed.
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Aperfectring earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2010-07-30.
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Aperfectring earned the Curse of Unawareness Consolation Prize
by reaching the (39, -103) geohash on 2009-09-02 without knowing it was there.
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Aperfectring earned the First Sip GeoSquishy Achievement
by enjoying a slushy carbonated beverage at the (26, -80) geohash on 2008-12-06.
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Aperfectring earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (26, -80) geohash on 2008-07-18.
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Aperfectring earned the Public transport geohash achievement
by reaching the (45, -122) geohash on 2009-12-06 via TriMet MAX Blue Line.
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Aperfectring earned the GeoTrash Geohash Achievement
by cleaning up the (46, -123) geohash on 2010-07-31.
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Aperfectring earned the Admit One Achievement
by paying $30 (US) to access the (26, -80) geohash at Lion Country Safari on 2008-12-06.
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Aperfectring earned the 2011 Geohashing Day achievement
by celebrating in the (52, 14) graticule on May 21st 2011.
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APR earned the Globetrotter achievement
by visiting hashpoints on 2 continents.
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Aperfectring earned the Border geohash achievement
by crossing the Sweden-Poland border on 2011-05-21 to reach the (52, 14) geohash.
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Aperfectring earned the "Mother Nature's Bitch" Consolation Prize
by failing to reach the (45, -122) geohash on 2009-06-04.
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Aperfectring achieved level 1 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Palm Beach, Florida and 1 of the surrounding graticules.
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Aperfectring achieved level 4 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Portland, Oregon and 4 of the surrounding graticules.
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APR earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (63, 18) geohash on 2011-04-23 on foot, travelling a distance of 10.5 km.

[edit] Gratuitous Ribbons

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Rhonda, aperfectring, and jiml earned the Narnia achievement
by finding a single lamp post in a forest at the hash point (45, -122) geohash on 2010-03-08.
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