User:Q-Owl

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marked hashpiont 2014-11-28
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[edit] About Me

I like geocaching since 2011, discovered geohashing 2013-09-25 and went to the first hash at 2013-09-27.

Home graticule: Mannheim, Germany (see today's point on the peeron map).

My Homepage: www.KlickTipps.de with a special geohashing page: www.KlickTipps.de/geohashing.php

Age: I feel quite young, but it seems, that I am one of the ten oldest known active geohashers - see Geohashers_by_age.

[edit] Expeditions

[edit] reached

31. Arrow2.png 2015-05-20 49 8: Near Bensheim at the Hemsberg hill.
30. Arrow2.png 2015-05-09 49 8: In the forest very close to Darmstadt
29. Arrow2.png 2015-05-08 49 8: Near Leutershausen on the western rim of the Odenwald
28. Arrow2.png 2015-03-14 49 8: Near Wembach-Hahn in the Odenwald
27. Arrow2.png 2015-03-13 49 8: In the middle of the Maudacher Bruch near Ludwigshafen
26. Arrow2.png 2015-03-10 49 8: Between Hambach and Schannenbach in the Odenwald
25. Arrow2.png 2015-02-01 49 8: In a little industrial estate in Goddelau
24. Arrow2.png 2015-01-28 49 8: Near Wissembourg in the 0.1 % French part of this graticule
23. Arrow2.png 2015-01-23 49 8: Between Eich and Hamm
22. Arrow2.png 2015-01-22 49 8: Between Schifferstadt and Waldsee
21. Arrow2.png 2015-01-21 49 8: West of Bickenbach near lake Erlensee
20. Arrow2.png 2015-01-20 49 8: In the west of Alsbach
19. Arrow2.png 2015-01-18 49 9: Near Neuenstadt am Kocher
18. Arrow2.png 2015-01-12 49 9: In the Odenwald south of Bad König


17. Arrow2.png 2014-12-25 49 8: Near Malsch on a little meadow between apple trees
16. Arrow2.png 2014-11-28 49 8: Between Darmstadt and DA-Eberstadt
15. Arrow2.png 2014-11-26 49 8: In Bensheim-Auerbach near a voltage transformation substation and about 200 m west of ALDI.
14. Arrow2.png 2014-11-15 50 8: In a forest near Dietzenbach
13. Arrow2.png 2014-11-08 49 8: In the Odenwald east of Heppenheim, near Mittershausen
12. Arrow2.png 2014-10-05 48 7: In a little wood between Bouxwiller and Ingwiller (Alsace, France)
11. Arrow2.png 2014-09-27 49 8: In the Odenwald near Fränkisch-Crumbach
10. Arrow2.png 2014-09-08 49 7: In the Palatinate Forest near the Luitpold Tower
9. Arrow2.png 2014-07-17 49 8: On a forest aisle half way between Lorsch and Neuschloss
8. Arrow2.png 2014-06-27 49 8: In front of the Viernheim Bowling Center
7. Arrow2.png 2014-05-12 49 8: In a wood near Bensheim-Hochstädten
6. Arrow2.png 2014-04-20 49 8: On a dyke with bicycle path near Biebesheim
5. Arrow2.png 2014-03-29 49 8: On a vineyard near Nierstein not far from the Rhine


4. Arrow2.png 2013-12-11 49 8: In the southern part of Darmstadt: Rüthleinweg/Edith-Stein-Weg
3. Arrow2.png 2013-11-14 49 8: A meadow with apple trees near Einhausen
2. Arrow2.png 2013-10-25 49 8: Not to far from home and near a geocache which I could not log in april
1. Arrow2.png 2013-09-27 49 8: Three days after creating my account at XKCD I had the chance to visit my first geohash near Fehlheim

[edit] not reached

[edit] not attempted

  • Arrow4.png 2014-10-16 49 8: In the 0.1 % French part of this graticule - but too ill to start an expedition :-((

[edit] Plans and ideas

✔ Cross the border to: France (specially to the little French triangle in 49,8)

  • Cross the border to: Switzerland, Austria and other countries
  • Visit all graticules next to our own one

✔ Get some different achievements

[edit] Visited Graticules

Green shows success and red indicates attempted but failed graticules.

  6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
50 ./. ./. 1/1 ./. ./. ./. ./. ./.
49 ./. 1/1 26/27 2/2 ./. ./. ./. ./.
48 ./. 1/1 ./. ./. ./. ./. ./. ./.
47 ./. ./. ./. ./. ./. ./. ./. ./.

[edit] Achievements

(first occurrence, newest first)

Transportation

Bikegeohash.png
Q-Owl earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 4 km to and from the (49, 8) geohash on 2014-07-17.
2014-07-17 49 8 east.jpg
2014-07-17
Ferry-pic44x44.jpg
Q-Owl earned the Ferry Achievement
by using a ferry on the way to the hash or back (49, 8) geohash on 2014-03-29.
2015-01-23, 2014-03-29
Landgeohash.png
Q-Owl earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (49, 8) geohash on 2013-09-27.


Geographic

Border.PNG
Q-Owl earned the Border geohash achievement
by crossing the Germany-France border on 2015-01-28 to reach the (49, 8) geohash.
France, Germany
ReverseRegional.png
Q-Owl earned the Reverse regional achievement
by reaching hash points in all 4 regions of the Mannheim, Germany (49, 8) graticule on states level.
Alsace, Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse
ReverseRegional.png
Q-Owl earned the Reverse regional achievement
by reaching hash points in all 2 regions of the Mannheim, Germany (49, 8) graticule on countries level.
France, Germany
Minesweeper geohash empty.png Minesweeper geohash flag.png Minesweeper geohash empty.png
Minesweeper geohash flag.png Minesweeper geohash 4.png Minesweeper geohash flag.png
Minesweeper geohash flag.png Minesweeper geohash empty.png Minesweeper geohash empty.png
Q-Owl achieved level 4 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Mannheim, Germany and 4 of the surrounding graticules.
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Q-Owl & Q-Owla earned the Cliffs of Despair consolation prize
by being prevented from reaching the (49, 8) geohash on 2015-03-21 by too much altitude difference and too much distance.


Interaction Achievements

Meetup.PNG
Q-Owl earned the Meet-up achievement
by meeting Tads at the (49, 8) geohash on 2014-09-27.
2014-09-27
Drag-along.png
Q-Owl earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging Q-Owla to the (49, 7) geohash on 2014-09-08.
2014-09-08
Avoid achievement.png
DODO, Danatar, Rincewind&Yakamoz and Q-Owl earned the Avoid Each Other Achievement
by launching four independent expeditions without meeting up at the (49, 8) geohash on 2014-04-20.
2015-01-22, 2014-11-28,
2014-04-20, 2015-05-09
Centurion0.png
Q-Owl earned the xkcd Nullaturion achievement
by attending 4 Saturday meetups.
2014-03-29, 2014-09-27,
2014-11-08, 2014-11-15


Other Achievements

RaptorGeohashing.png
Q-Owl earned the Velociraptor Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (49, 8) geohash for 2015-01-28 with highly visible raptor claw marks.
2015-01-28 49 8 vr.jpg
Frozen.png
Q-Owl earned the Frozen Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (49, 9) geohash on 2015-01-18 while the temperature was -1 °C.
2015-01-18 49 9 cool1.jpg
Consecutivegeohash.jpg
Q-Owl earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching hash points on 4 consecutive days starting on 2015-01-20.
Consecutivegeohash.jpg
Q-Owl & Q-Owla earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching hash points on 2 consecutive days starting on 2015-03-13.
EasyAsPi.PNG
Q-Owl & Q-Owla earned the Pi Day Achievement
by visting a hashpoint on Pi Day (49, 8) geohash on 2015-03-14.
ChristmasTree.PNG
Q-Owl & Q-Owla earned the Christmas achievement
by reaching the Christmas Day (49, 8) geohash on 2014-12-25.
Birthday.PNG
Q-Owl earned the Birthday Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (49, 8) geohash on his 59 birthday, 2014-11-28.
2014-11-28 49 8 grin.jpg
Birthday.PNG
Q-Owl earned the 1st Hashiversary achievement
by visiting a hash point exactly on the 1st anniversary of his inaugural geohashing expedition.
Dejavu.png
Q-Owl earned the Déjà Vu Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (49, 8) geohash on 2014-07-17, and previously on 2012-12-11.
Hashcollision.png
Q-Owl earned the Hash collision achievement
by discovering the geocache OCF495 0.0 km from the (49, 8) geohash on 2014-05-12.
Circusgeohash.GIF
Q-Owl earned the Circus Geohash Achievement
by juggling a diabolo at the (49, 8) geohash on 2013-11-14.
2013-11-14 juggling-kl.jpg


[edit] HowTo in this Wiki

Information I saearched for and learned:

List of uploaded Files
http://wiki.xkcd.com/wgh/index.php?title=Special%3AListFiles&limit=50&ilsearch=&user=Q-Owl

Edit an existing gallery of the day
http://wiki.xkcd.com/wgh/index.php?title=Template:Expedition_Images2/2015-MM-DD&action=edit
HowTo: http://wiki.xkcd.com/geohashing/Template:Expedition_Images2/How-to
Main page gallery: Main_Page In the middle of the page is the gallery for this month.

Del... a photo
Use the word del... in double braces (je 2 geschweiften Klammern {{...}}). You can edit photos; that's where the caption is stored.
(learned at User_talk:Joannac#Delete_Photos_and_Pages)

Del... a page
You can mark pages with the word del... in double braces anywhere; first line of text is possibly easiest.

Calculating Coordinates
At 2015-03-10 49 8 you can see, how GeorgDerReisende performs it.
You can get the opening price for the Dow Jones Industrial Average from http://www.google.com/finance/historical?q=indexdjx:.dji. But in Europe use the price of the previous day (according to the "east of -30° rule")!
More: The Geohashing Algorithm.

[edit] PHP

I like programming PHP. If you need a nice little PHP function to link from your own homepage to the geohashes of a certain day, here it is:

  function geohashing_textlink( $my_date = -1 , $cl = "" ){
      /* a text link to a special day 
         Parameters: $my_date (optional):  2 the day after tomorrow
                                           1 tomorrow
                                           0 today
                                          -1 yesterday
                                          -2 the day before yesterday 
                                          -3 and so on ...
                     $cl (optional):       CSS Class for the link */

      $complete_date 
          = mktime(0, 0, 0, date("m"), date("d") + $my_date, date("Y"));   

      //check inputs
      if ( $my_date > 3 ){ $my_date = 0; }
      $cl = trim( $cl ); 

      //build link
      $text   =  date("j.n.Y" , $complete_date );  
 
      $outp  = "<a href=\"http://wiki.xkcd.com/geohashing/";
      $outp .= date("Y-n-j" , $complete_date ) . "\"";
      $outp .= " target=\"_blank\"" ;

      if ( $klasse != "" ){ $outp .= " class=\"" . $cl . "\""; }

      $outp .= " >" . $text .  "</a>" ;

      return( $outp );
  }

Other version with date as input:

  function geohashing_textlink2( $my_year , $my_month , $my_day , $cl = "" ){
      /* a text link to a special day 
         Parameters: Year, Month and Day
                     $cl (optional):   CSS Class for the link */
      $complete_date 
          = mktime(0, 0, 0, $my_month, $my_day, $my_year);   

      //... continue as the function above

How to calculate the md5 hash of a string is explained at php.net.