User:Calamus

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Hi there, I'm Calamus, from lovely Zürich, Switzerland.

I usually hash in very strange temporal patterns, often doing many hashes in short intervals before vanishing for long periods. However, I will always answer if directly talked to, no matter how long it has been since my last hash. And me not having the time for a solo hash doesn't imply I would turn down an invitation to a nearby team hash.

If you have come here because of something in one of my expedition reports is unclear to you (such as the nature of cantons or why the hell all the reports are in third person and terrible not-English), be sure to check my explanatory glossary before asking me about it. I may have answered your question already.

Expeditions

More recent expeditions are listed first. Upcoming hashes are considered failures in advance. This table is ape-powered.

Date Graticule People Met Result Location Description
2014-06-12 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A donkey pasture of the Cholbenhof in Zurich.
2014-04-22 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A field near Wettswil.
2014-03-30 Stuttgart, Germany (48 9) Success A tram line in Stuttgart.
2014-03-15 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A garden in Zurich's Höngg district.
2014-02-27 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Chris 47 8 Success A meadow in Wallisellen.
2014-02-08 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A field near Urdorf.
2014-01-22 Pforzheim, Germany (48 8) Success A roadside forest near Villingen.
2014-01-20 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Guga2112, Chris 47 8 Success A park close to Milchbuck in Zurich.
2014-01-14 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A field near Rudolfstetten.
2014-01-08 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Guga2112, Chris 47 8 Success An allotment in Zurich's Höngg district.
2013-09-28 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Failure A field near Rafz.
2013-09-14 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success On Zugerberg mountain. Seeing Zug from above.
2013-09-08 Bern, Switzerland (46 7) Failure A forest near Fribourg. Calamus gets called out of the rain.
2013-09-07 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A meadow in Hausen a.A. Return to no bus land.
2013-09-06 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Guga2112 Success A forest in Zurich's Seebach district. The end of the city.
2013-09-03 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A woodside near Aeugst a.A. A different bus schedule.
2013-08-28 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A parking lot in Waltikon. A faroff school.
2013-08-01 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success Some Rhineside woods at Zweidlen. The Accursed Place on Swiss National Day.
2013-07-31 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A grove in Frauenfeld. Researching Thurgovian culture.
2013-07-30 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A forest near Lenzburg. Climbing wet soil.
2013-06-25 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Chris 47 8 Success Just outside Winterthur. Did you bring the tech?
2013-06-22 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Chris 47 8 Success Hermikon, just outside Dübendorf. Meeting Chris without a pub in sight. Incredible.
2013-06-15 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A field near Zünikon. Thurgovian heat.
2013-06-12 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Failure A soccer field in Uster. It's थर्शि's fault! She baked a cake!
2013-06-05 Lugano, Switzerland (46 8) Success Near Ingenbohl Abbey in Brunnen. Approaching the spawn point of Switzerland.
2013-06-04 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success Büelweid farm near Mettmenstetten. Wandering near [ˈmetːmɛˌʃtetːɛ].
2013-05-27 Bern, Switzerland (46 7) Crox Success A garden in Köniz. When Calamus met Crox.
2013-03-29 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Failure A forest near Kyburg. Escaping the gorge.
2013-03-09 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A woodside on the Forch. The memorial.
2013-02-19 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Guga2112 Success A field near Regensdorf. Calamus meets a new face.
2013-02-18 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success The Albisrieden district in Zurich. Calamus tests the Geohash Droid.
2013-02-10 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success An industrial plain at Würenlos. The fake fence of Würenlos.
2013-01-31 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Chris 47 8 Success Next to the museum of Ennetbaden Calamus celebrates with Chris 47 8. In another pub.
2013-01-30 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A frontyard in Leutwil AG. Calamus the bad explainer.
2013-01-27 Strasbourg, France (48 7) Success A forest near Freiburg. Calamus ventures far into Germany.
2013-01-19 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Chris 47 8 Success In Zurich-Oerlikon, next to the station. Calamus and Chris 47 8 go to a pub again.
2013-01-13 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success Another field near Erlinsbach. Calamus discovers a strange village party.
2013-01-12 Basel, Switzerland (47 7) Success A field near Erlinsbach. Calamus tries to chill in Aarau.
2013-01-06 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A brookside near Ehrendingen. Calamus at the end of the rail.
2013-01-03 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Chris 47 8 Success The Albisrieden district in Zurich. A successful try for a meetup.
2012-12-29 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Foehammer Success Next to a parking lot in Suhr. A thwarted try for a meetup.
2012-12-27 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success In the Eich Forest near Hunzenschwil. Calamus investigates Argovia further.
2012-12-23 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A field at Glattfelden. Calamus flees from Christmas.
2012-12-07 Basel, Switzerland (47 7) Failure An a field near Willisau. Why Calamus doesn't trust hasty decisions.
2012-12-01 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Waldzitherclown Success The Christian graveyard of Gailingen. Calamus dares entering Germany.
2012-11-26 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success On Albis ridge. Calamus revisits the mountain of his childhood.
2012-09-21 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A pathside out of Effretikon Calamus on the planet walk.
2012-09-10 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Failure A riverside in Baden Calamus's first failure at the river Limmat.
2012-08-25 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A field near Wislikofen The time Calamus visited the German border.
2012-08-19 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A forest near Wilisberg. Happy hashversary, Calamus!
2012-08-03 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A forest near Schaffhausen How Calamus captured the Munot fortress. Through the door.
2012-07-30 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success Sihlwald, near Hausen a.A. Calamus's tron was bedevilled by elevation differences.
2012-07-29 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Waldzitherclown Success In a forest near Bülach. Calamus and Waldzitherclown visited Bülach city.
2012-07-08 Sankt Gallen, Switzerland (47 9) Success A field near Wolfikon Calamus in the Far East.
2012-07-08 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success An unclaimed "garden" in Küttigen How Calamus overcame his Argovophobia.
2012-06-30 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success Just off the shore of Au ZH Calamus went paddling – and his GPS died.
2012-06-29 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Waldzitherclown Success A woodside meadow at Wädenswil How Calamus spent the night outside during a thunderstorm.
2012-06-27 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A private garden in Kempraten The tale of Calamus and the rich man.
2012-06-25 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A churchyard in the village of Emmen How Calamus got to know his Patron of Geohashing.
2012-06-24 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success The Altstetten district in Zurich. Calamus's lament to an allotment garden.
2011-08-23 Chur, Switzerland (46 9) Success A backyard in Chur. The day Calamus forgot his camera.
2011-08-20 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success A back alley in Winterthur Calamus found a nice spot in Winterthur town.
2011-08-19 Zürich, Switzerland (47 8) Success Summit of Gnipen Calamus went mountaineering even though there was a path.

Achievements

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Achievements are only listed the first time they were achieved.

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Calamus earned the Water geohash achievement
by reaching the (47, 8) geohash on 2012-06-30 by rubber dinghy.
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Calamus earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (47, 8) geohash on 2012-06-24 on foot.
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Calamus earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling to the (47, 8) geohash on 2012-06-27.
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Calamus and Waldzitherclown earned the Border geohash achievement
by crossing the Switzerland-Germany border on 2012-12-01 to reach the (47, 8) geohash.
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Calamus earned the first Hashiversary achievement
by visiting a hash point exactly on the first anniversary of his inaugural geohashing expedition.
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Calamus earned the Midnight Geohash achievement
by reaching the (47, 8) geohash on 2013-01-13 in the middle of the night.
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Calamus earned the Sunrise Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (47, 8) geohash on 2012-06-29 to smile at the first rays of sun to cross the horizon.
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Calamus earned the Last man standing achievement
by being the the only hasher world-wide to go on a geohashing expedition on 2014-01-14.
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Calamus earned the Water Bed Achievement
by spending the night on a field in his unprotected and non-water-proof sleeping bag during a thunderstorm at the (47, 8) geohash on 2012-06-29.
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Calamus earned the A Tale of Two Hashes achievement
by having their challenge met by StatMan22 and Swoop2 in Lake Zurich on 2012-06-30.
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Calamus earned the GeoTrash Geohash Achievement
by cleaning up the (47, 8) geohash on 2011-08-20.
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Calamus earned the Picnic achievement
by eating some nectarines and cookies at the (47, 8) geohash on 2012-06-29.
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Calamus and Waldzitherclown earned the Snowman Geohash Achievement
by building a snowman at the (47, 8) geohash on 2012-12-01.
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Calamus earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (46, 9) geohash on 2011-08-23.
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Calamus earned the Tron achievement
by reaching and returning from the (47, 8) geohash without crossing his own tracks on 2012-07-30.
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Calamus earned the Holy hash achievement
by reaching the sacred (47, 8) location, which is a churchyard, on 2012-06-25.
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Calamus and Chris_47_8 earned the Pub Geohash Achievement
by visiting a pub visible from the (47, 8) geohash on 2013-01-03.
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Calamus earned the Meet-up achievement
by meeting Chris_47_8 at the (47, 8) geohash on 2013-01-03.
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Calamus earned the Earliest geohasher achievement
by arriving first at the (47, 8) geohash on 2013-06-22.
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Calamus earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging Waldzitherclown to the (47, 8) geohash on 2012-06-29.
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Calamus earned the Hashcat achievement
by finding a cat and stopping to pat it near the (47, 8) geohash on 2013-06-04.
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Calamus earned the Ambassador achievement
by obtaining permission from a rich guy to access the (47, 8) geohash on 2012-06-27.

Upgradeable / In progress

Only the earliest occurrence of the highest score achieved is listed.

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Calamus earned the xkcd Decurion achievement
by attending 14 Saturday meetups.
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Calamus completed the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Zürich, Switzerland and all of the surrounding graticules.
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Calamus earned the XKCD-100 Honorable Mention Achievement
by reaching the (48, 9) geohash on 2014-03-30 Alas it was not a Saturday.
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Calamus earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 3 consecutive hash points starting on 2013-07-30.
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Calamus earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching 2 hash points on 2012-07-08. It's a Double Hash.
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Calamus earned the Regional geohashing achievement
by reaching a hash point in all 2 graticules belonging to the canton of Solothurn.
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Calamus and Waldzitherclown earned the Reverse regional achievement
by reaching hash points in all 2 regions of the Zürich, Switzerland (47, 8) graticule on country level.
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Is it true that Calamus earned the Thumbs Up Geohash achievement?
In principle, yes.
But he hitchhiked back from instead of to the hashpoint (2011-08-19 47 8).
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Is it true that Calamus and Chris_47_8 earned the Frozen Geohash achievement?
In principle, yes.
But they forgot to bring a thermometre (2013-01-19 47 8).


I'm not proud of this

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Calamus earned the "Mother Nature's Bitch" Consolation Prize
by failing to reach the (47, 8) geohash on 2013-03-29.
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Calamus earned the Between A Rock And A Wet Place Consolation Prize
by failing a geohash because the point was between a river and a steep cliff at the (47, 8) geohash on 2012-09-10.

Boring

These achievements were earned during just about any successful hash.

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Calamus earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (47, 8) geohash on 2011-08-19.
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Calamus earned the Public transport geohash achievement
by reaching the (47, 8) geohash on 2011-08-19 using public transit.

Wiki-specific

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Calamus earned the Star photographer achievement
by submitting a wonderful photograph taken at the (47, 8) geohash on 2011-08-19 for August in the 2012 Geohashing calender.
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Earned by home graticule

Only the earliest occurrence of the highest score achieved is listed.

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The Zürich, Switzerland graticule (47 8) earned the Most Active Graticule achievement
for the month of 2013-01 in the category total expeditions by being the location of 10 expeditions.
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The Zürich, Switzerland graticule (47 8) earned the Most Active Graticule achievement
for the month of 2013-01 in the category coordinates reached by being the location of 10 successful expeditions.


Awarded to others

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Calamus certifies that Gertrud Schmidlin-Habermacher earned the Coffin Potato Achievement
by occupying a coffin at the (47, 8) geohash from 2007-06-16 to 2012-06-25.
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