User:RocketMac

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[edit] About Me

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Lol-asg.png 42 / m / 42,-88

I am a Mac geek (former Apple employee (twice)) and current Apple Certified Trainer/Consultant/Technician) living near Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

I know I'm late to the geohashing game, but I dig it a lot.

My house is less than two miles South/Southwest from the 43, -88 graticule, but I'm originally from Naperville, IL so the 42, -88 suits me just fine.

[edit] Geohashing 101 Geocache

I created a Geohashing 101 Geocache cache to introduce my local geocachers to geohashing and these pages contains all the info.

[edit] Notable Accomplishments

On August 22nd, 2011 (my second expedition) I managed to hit a five stop multihash on my way from Milwaukee to Minneapolis.

From June 16th to June 18th, 2012, I hit geohashes on three days in a row in three different graticules and in three different states.

On July 16th, 2012, I was the first person to visit a hash in Las Vegas, NV while in town to play in the World Series of Poker.

On September 23rd, 2012, I reached a hash in 42,-89 completing the Minesweeper Geohash and Déjà Vu achievements.

I celebrated Geohashing Day 2013, with a 5 point GeoSquishy near a large red rocket in Green Bay, WI.

GeoSquishy points: 15

[edit] States Visited

Graticules: 18
States: 6

[edit] Expeditions

Reached (>=1) or attempted (0)
-93 -92 -91 -90 -89 -88 -87
45 1 0
44 1 1 0 1
43 0 2 8* 5
42 2 8+ 10
41 1 2 1
*includes proxy find via puppet
+includes retrohash

Total: 54


[edit] 2013

[edit] 2012

[edit] 2011

Arrow2.png 44 -92 - A corn field at dusk with the edge of a sunset and a sky full of stars Landgeohash.png
Arrow4.png 43 -90 - Couldn't find a safe route and settled for parking on the freeway nearby Alligator.png
Arrow2.png 43 -88 - A senior living apartment near home Landgeohash.png EasyAsPi.PNG Minesweeper geohash 1.png
Arrow2.png 43 -89 - The parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly near Madison Landgeohash.png EasyAsPi.PNG Minesweeper geohash 2.png
Arrow4.png 44 -90 - A near-miss of the hash on private property in scary "ya got a purty mouth" territory Notrespassing.gif
Arrow4.png 45 -92 - A near-miss of the hash on private property in breathtakingly beautiful farm land Notrespassing.gif
Arrow2.png 45 -93 - Mere feet from the hash at the edge of someone's house Landgeohash.png


[edit] Achievements

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RocketMac earned the 2013 Geohashing Day achievement
by enjoying a 5 point GeoSquishy in the (44, -87) graticule on May 21st 2013.
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RocketMac earned the 5 Star GeoSquishy Achievement
by earning 5 stars all at the (44, -87) geohash on 2013-05-21.
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RocketMac earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching the (40, -89) and (42, -89) geohashes on 2013-03-22.
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RocketMac earned the Hash collision honorable mention
by discovering the geocache GC3XPBR 421ft from the (42, -89) geohash on 2013-03-22.
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RocketMac earned the Hash collision honorable mention
by discovering the geocache GC1ECB .25 mi from the (42, -89) geohash on 2013-03-22.
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RocketMac earned the Admit One Achievement
by paying $2.00 to access the (42, -87) geohash at long term parking at General Mitchell Airport on 2013-03-04.
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RocketMac earned the Police Geohash Achievement
by confusing a private security guard while attempting the (42, -87) geohash on 2013-03-04.
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RocketMac earned the Speed racer achievement
by passing through the (42, -87) geohash on 2013-02-06 at 65mph.
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RocketMac has visited an Easy Geohash
by reaching the (43, -88) geohash on 2012-12-12 without really trying.
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RocketMac earned the Hash collision honorable mention
by discovering the geocache GC1AQ5V a fair distance from the (43, -88) geohash on 2012-12-12.
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RocketMac earned the 5 Star GeoSquishy Achievement
by earning 5 stars all at the (43, -88) geohash on 2012-10-17.
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RocketMac earned the Squishy-ing in the Rain GeoSquishy Achievement
by drinking a diluted squishy at the (43, -88) geohash on 2012-10-17.
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RocketMac earned the Déjà Vu Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (42, -89) geohash on 2012-09-23, and previously on 2012-06-22.
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RocketMac completed the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Schaumburg, Illinois and all of the surrounding graticules.
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RocketMac earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging The Wyf and Jon, the cab driver to the (36, -115) geohash on 2012-07-16.
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RocketMac earned the Pub Geohash Achievement
by visiting a pub visible from the (36, -115) geohash on 2012-07-16.
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RocketMac earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (36, -115) graticule, here, on 2012-07-16.
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RocketMac earned the Prize poultry Consolation Prize
by chickening out on the (42, -89) geohash on 2012-06-22 because it was dark and soggy and trespassing..
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RocketMac achieved level 7 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Schaumburg, Illinois and 7 of the surrounding graticules.
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RocketMac earned the Hash collision honorable mention
by discovering the geocache GC2EQG3 426.181102 feet from the (38, -90) geohash on 2012-06-18.
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RocketMac earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 3 consecutive hash points starting on 2012-06-18.
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RocketMac earned the Restricted area achievement
by accessing the (41, -88) geohash at a restricted (well, we had a family pass) site on 2012-06-17.
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RocketMac earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging Mom and Dad to the (41, -88) geohash on 2012-06-17.
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RocketMac earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging JJ (by phone) to the (43, -88) geohash on 2012-06-16.


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RocketMac has visited an Easy Geohash
by reaching the (42, -88) geohash on 2012-05-31 without really trying.
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RocketMac earned the Pub Geohash Achievement
by visiting a pub visible from the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-05-22.
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RocketMac has visited an Easy Geohash
by reaching the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-05-22 without really trying.
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RocketMac earned the It's a kitty consolation prize
by being so distracted as to forget to go to the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-05-22.
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This user earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2012-05-09.
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RocketMac earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging MusicGirl (aka The Wyf) to the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-05-09.
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RocketMac earned the Pub Geohash Achievement
by visiting a pub visible from the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-05-09.
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RocketMac achieved level 6 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Schaumburg, Illinois and 6 of the surrounding graticules.
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RocketMac earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2012-04-05.
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RocketMac earned the Hash collision achievement
by discovering the geocache GC2EVR1 461 feet from the (38, -90) geohash on 2012-04-05.
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RocketMac earned the OpenStreetMap achievement
by contributing to OpenStreetMap based on their expedition to the (44, -91) geohash on 2012-03-08.
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RocketMac achieved level 5 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Schaumburg, Illinois and 5 of the surrounding graticules.
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RocketMac earned the Pocket Rocket Achievement
by winning a seat at the World Series of Poker as part of the expedition for the (41, -87) geohash on 2012-03-01.
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RocketMac earned the Tron achievement
by reaching and returning from the (43, -88) geohash without crossing his own tracks on 2012-02-05.
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RocketMac earned the Formal attire achievement
by looking good at the (43, -88) geohash on 2012-02-05.
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RocketMac earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging MusicGirl to the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-01-22.
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RocketMac earned the Frozen Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-01-22 while the temperature was 28 °F.
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RocketMac earned the Keanu Barada Niktwhoa Award
by doing some really bad acting at the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-01-18.
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RocketMac earned the Birthday Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (42, -88) geohash on his 40th birthday, 2012-01-08.
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RocketMac earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (42, -88) geohash on 2012-01-08.
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RocketMac earned the A Tale of Two Hashes achievement
by having their challenge met by TheOneRing in (New) Berlin on 2011-12-19.
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RocketMac earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2011-12-31.
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RocketMac earned the Poetic Irony Award
by finding Imperial Probe Droid: Ice Planet Hoth at a snowy, freezing hashpoint (42, -87) geohash on 2012-01-01.
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RocketMac earned the Hash collision honorable mention
by discovering the geocache GCVW0A 0.4438 miles from the (42, -87) geohash on 2011-12-29.
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RocketMac earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging jonevk to the (43, -88) geohash on 2011-12-22.
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RocketMac kinda earned the Pub Geohash Achievement
by visiting a pub visible from the (43, -87) geohash on 2011-12-21.
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RocketMac earned the Teacher's Pet Award
by showing his work to calculate the (42, -88) geohash on 2011-12-19.
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RocketMac earned the Pseudo Celebrity Status award
by having NWoodruff and relet write on his expedition's talk page (42, -88) geohash on 2011-12-19.
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RocketMac earned the Midnight Geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -88) geohash on 2011-12-17 in the middle of the night.
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RocketMac earned the Hash collision honorable mention
by discovering the geocache GC349X9 696 feet from the (42, -87) geohash on 2011-12-11.
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RocketMac earned the Raptor Evasion Achievement
by avoiding the obvious raptors in the area (42, -87) geohash on 2011-12-11.
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RocketMac achieved level 4 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Schaumburg, Illinois and 4 of the surrounding graticules.
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RocketMac earned the Prize poultry Consolation Prize
by chickening out on the (43, -89) geohash on 2011-12-05 because of caution signs and cold weather.
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RocketMac earned the First Sip GeoSquishy Achievement
by enjoying a slushy carbonated beverage at the (29, -95) geohash on 2011-11-30.
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RocketMac earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (43, -88) geohash on 2011-11-29.
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RocketMac earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging my wife to the (43, -87) geohash on 2011-10-22.
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RocketMac earned the Blinded by Science Consolation Prize
by failing to reach the (43, -87) geohash on 2011-10-22 because the web site was giving out bad coordinates.
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RocketMac earned the It's a kitty consolation prize
by being so distracted by dinner with the in-laws as to forget to go to the (42, -88) geohash on 2011-10-17.
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RocketMac earned the Puppet Master Geohash achievement
by manipulating AuroraSincrois to reach the (43, -88) geohash on 2011-10-14.
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RocketMac earned the Last man standing achievement
by being the the only hasher world-wide to go on a geohashing expedition on 2011-10-13.
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RocketMac achieved level 3 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Schaumburg, Illinois and 3 of the surrounding graticules.
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RocketMac earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching 2 hash points on 2011-08-25. It's a Double Hash.
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RocketMac earned the There might be alligators! consolation prize
by being prevented from reaching the (43, -90) geohash on 2011-08-25 by an impassable and unforseen Too many hazzards and no roads (and probably lurking alligators).
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RocketMac earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching 5 hash points on 2011-08-22. It's a MONSTER Hash.
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RocketMac achieved level 1 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Schaumburg, Illinois and 1 of the surrounding graticules.
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RocketMac achieved level 2 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Schaumburg, Illinois and 2 of the surrounding graticules.
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RocketMac earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (45, -92) geohash on 2011-08-22.
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RocketMac earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -88) geohash on 2011-08-06.
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RocketMac earned the Hash collision achievement
by discovering the geocache GC1JTJN 579 feet from the (42, -88) geohash on 2011-08-06.