User:Swensonj

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SwensonJ & wife
Lol-asg.png 37 / m / 42,-90

Attempted expeditions: 22
Successful expeditions: 21
Failure: no trespassing: 1

Successful retrohashes: 3
Successful puppet master hashes: 1

Erdős 5 This user has Erdős number 5

Graticule map

N\W -93 -92 -91 -90 -89
45 Minneapolis NW, Minnesota Saint Paul NE, Minnesota Rice Lake, Wisconsin Medford, Wisconsin Rhinelander, Wisconsin
44 Minneapolis SW, Minnesota Saint Paul SE, Minnesota Eau Claire, Wisconsin Marshfield, Wisconsin Wausau, Wisconsin
43 Albert Lea, Minnesota Austin, Minnesota La Crosse, Wisconsin Sparta, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin
42 Ames, Iowa Waterloo, Iowa Cedar Rapids, Iowa (North) Dubuque, Iowa Rockford, Illinois


[edit] Identification

This user is James Swenson, a mathematician from Platteville, Wisconsin, USA.

My home graticule is Dubuque, Iowa. Its hashpoint for 2014-09-02 is (42.5936912, -90.3608580) -- see peeron map or Small Hash Inquiry Tool.

Out-of-date map of SwensonJ's expeditions, automatically generated by RedHatter's excellent [geomap] script: see User:RedHatter/Geomap

[edit] Today's locations of interest

Wedding anniversary geohash achievement 2014-09-02 Displaced origin geohash achievement
42.4681457, -90.6385483 42.5936912, -90.3608580 42.7898394, -90.7934811

[edit] Expeditions

See expeditions listed by county!

[edit] Attempted geohashes

Arrow2.png 2013-06-10 42 -90

Arrow2.png 2013-06-10 42 -91

Arrow4.png 2013-06-10 42 -92

Arrow4.png 2013-06-10 41 -93

Arrow2.png 2013-06-10 39 -94

Arrow2.png 2013-05-22 43 -89, Military Ridge State Trail, near Hwy 151 at Pikes Peak Road, west of Barneveld, Wisconsin: success!

Arrow2.png 2013-05-21 42 -89, Dog Hollow Road between Jordan-Wiota Road and Duncan Hill Road, Jordan Township, Green County, Wisconsin: success!

Arrow2.png 2013-05-20 42 -90, Circle Road north of Lancaster, Wisconsin: success!

Arrow2.png 2013-05-11 42 -91, Timberlane Road north of 3rd Avenue, Guttenberg, Iowa: success!

Arrow2.png 2013-05-04 43 -89, parking lot, 1221 John Q Hammons Drive, Madison, Wisconsin: success!

Arrow2.png 2013-04-21 42 -90, Red School Road, south of Elk Grove, Wisconsin: success!

Arrow2.png 2013-04-14 42 -90, along NW Arterial near John F. Kennedy Road, Dubuque, Iowa: successful Puppet Master Geohash!

Arrow2.png 2013-01-23 42 -90, Pine Grove Road, northwest of Platteville, Wisconsin: success!

Arrow2.png 2013-01-06 42 -90, North Road, north of Galena, Illinois: success!

Arrow2.png 2013-01-05 42 -90, off County Road N, east of Beetown, Wisconsin: success!

Arrow2.png 2012-12-28 44 -93, Bluestem Avenue, Shakopee, Minnesota: success!

Arrow2.png 2012-12-26 45 -92, on Elbow Lake Road, south of Siren, Wisconsin: success!

Arrow2.png 2012-12-08 42 -90, on Laird Lane, Lafayette County, Wisconsin, north of Benton: success!

Arrow2.png 2012-12-06 44 -91, on Carimona Street at 6th Street, Winona, Minnesota: success!

Arrow2.png 2012-11-24 42 -89 Cornfield NW of Belleville, Wisconsin: success!

Arrow2.png 2012-10-13 42 -89 Farmland east of Darlington, Wisconsin, off County Highway M: success!

Arrow2.png 2012-10-12 43 -89 Farmland west of Governor Nelson State Park, Dane County, Wisconsin: success!

Arrow2.png 2012-10-06 42 -91 Volga River State Recreation Area, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa North graticule: success!

Arrow2.png 2012-10-06 42 -90 Off County Hwy A, west of Lancaster, Wisconsin: success!

Arrow2.png 2012-09-25 42 -90 Kennedy Mall parking lot; Dubuque, Iowa: success!

Arrow2.png 2012-09-21 43 -90 Northeast of Fennimore, Wisconsin: success!

Arrow4.png 2012-09-18 42 -90 Elk Grove, Wisconsin: failure: no trespassing

Arrow2.png 2012-09-16 42 -90 West of Mineral Point, Wisconsin: success!

[edit] Successful Retrohashes

Arrow2.png 1977-02-25 42 -90, for the Displaced origin geohash achievement in the Dubuque, Iowa graticule, off County Road N, east of Beetown, Wisconsin.

Arrow2.png 1977-02-25 44 -93, for the Origin geohash achievement in the Minneapolis SW, Minnesota graticule, in a snowy field north of Cologne, Minnesota.

Arrow2.png 1977-02-25 43 -90, for the Displaced origin geohash achievement in the Sparta, Wisconsin graticule, just off the road along State Highway 27 south of Melvina, Wisconsin.

[edit] Tempted, But Not Attempted

Arrow1.png 2013-05-14 42 -90 2013-05-14 42 -90 HashMap.JPG This one is really disappointing: it's about 3 miles from my office, but I still probably can't get away long enough.

Arrow1.png 2013-05-21 global 2013-05-21 global map.PNG This globalhash is just barely outside the radius of stupidity -- it's even the one for Geohashing Day!

[edit] Expedition resources

To start a new expedition page, copy:

{{subst:Expedition
  |lat = 42
  |lon = -90
  |date = 2013-01-06
}}

DOT County maps:

[edit] Vague Goals Without Deadlines

Roughly in priority order:

Arrow1.png Wedding anniversary geohash achievement at hash in Rockford, Illinois
Arrow1.png Displaced origin geohash achievement at hash in Quad Cities, Iowa
Arrow1.png Displaced origin geohash achievement at hash in Madison, Wisconsin
Arrow1.png Displaced origin geohash achievement at hash in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Arrow1.png Displaced origin geohash achievement at hash in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Arrow1.png Wedding anniversary geohash achievement at hash in Rapid City, South Dakota

[edit] Ribbons

[edit] Favorite Achievements

Consecutivegeohash.jpg
SwensonJ earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching hash points on 3 consecutive days starting on 2013-05-20.
Escape.PNG
SwensonJ earned the 2013 Geohashing Day achievement
by eating cake near the hashpoint in the (42, -89) graticule on May 21st 2013.
2013-05-21 42 -89 Snack.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching the (42, -90) and (42, -91) geohashes on 2012-10-06.
2012-10-06 42 -91 Together.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Origin geohash achievement
by reaching the (44, -93) geohash for 1977-02-25 on 2012-12-28.
1977-02-25 44 -93 Proof.JPG
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SwensonJ earned the Pseudomultidragafreezeatron Achievement
by avoiding crossing his tracks while dragging his father and brother home from his freezing origin retrohash after first making them stop at the (44, -93) geohash on 2012-12-28.
2012-12-28 44 -93 Tron.JPG
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SwensonJ earned the Regional geohashing achievement
by reaching a hash point in all 2 graticules belonging to Dane County, Wisconsin, U.S.A..
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SwensonJ earned the Regional geohashing achievement
by reaching a hash point in all 2 graticules belonging to Lafayette County, Wisconsin.
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SwensonJ earned the Reverse regional achievement
by reaching hash points in all 3 regions of the Dubuque, Iowa (42, -90) graticule on state level.
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SwensonJ earned the Tron achievement
by reaching and returning from the (42, -89) geohash without crossing his own tracks on 2012-10-13.
2012-10-13 42 -89 Tron.png
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SwensonJ earned the Velociraptor Baiting Achievement
by dragging a guest into a raptor ambush at the (42, -90) geohash on 2012-09-16.
2012-09-16 42 -90 Claw.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (43, -90) graticule, here, on 2012-09-21.
2012-09-21 43 -90 Fog.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (42, -91) graticule, here, on 2012-10-06.
2012-10-06 42 -91 Proof.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the XKCD-100 Achievement
by voyaging 107 miles to reach the (42, -91) geohash on 2012-10-06.
2012-10-06 42 -91 LongWayHome.jpg

[edit] Other Achievements

Gift.PNG
SwensonJ earned the Ambassador achievement
by obtaining permission to access the (42, -90) geohash on 2013-04-21.
2013-04-21 42 -90 Fence.jpg
Circusgeohash.GIF
SwensonJ earned the Circus Geohash Achievement
by juggling at the (43, -89) geohash on 2013-05-22.
2013-05-22 43 -89 Circus.jpg
Consecutivegeohash.jpg
SwensonJ earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2012-10-12.
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SwensonJ earned the Déjà Vu Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (42, -90) geohash on 2012-09-25, and previously on 2012-07-25.
2012-09-25 42 -90 Vault.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Displaced origin geohash achievement
by reaching the (43, -90) geohash for 1977-02-25 on 2012-12-05 after being born on 1977-02-25 in the (44, -93) graticule.
2012-12-06 43 -90 Proof.jpg
Displacedorigin.png
SwensonJ earned the Displaced origin geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -90) geohash for 1977-02-25 on 2013-01-05 after being born on 1977-02-25 in the (44, -93) graticule.
1977-02-25 42 -90 Proof.jpg
Drag-along.png
SwensonJ earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging his mom, dad, wife, and kids to the (42, -89) geohash on 2012-11-24.
2012-11-24 42 -89 Family.jpg
EasyAsPi.PNG
SwensonJ has visited an Easy Geohash
by reaching the (42, -90) geohash on 2012-09-25 without really trying.
2012-09-25 42 -90 Vault.jpg
Formal attire.PNG
SwensonJ earned the Formal attire achievement
by looking good at the (44, -91) geohash on 2012-12-06.
2012-12-06 44 -91 Dance.jpg
Frozen.png
SwensonJ earned the Frozen Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (45, -92) geohash on 2012-12-26 while the temperature was 17 °F.
2012-12-26 45 -92 Temp.JPG
GeoSquishy Achievement FirstSip.jpg
SwensonJ earned the First Sip GeoSquishy Achievement
by enjoying a slushy carbonated beverage at the (43, -89) geohash on 2012-10-12.
2012-10-12 43 -89 Squishy.jpg
GeoSquishy Achievement 5Star.jpg
SwensonJ earned the 5 Star GeoSquishy Achievement
by earning 5 stars all at the (44, -91) geohash on 2012-12-06.
2012-12-06 44 -91 Squishy.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the GeoTrash Geohash Achievement
by cleaning up the (42, -90) geohash on 2012-09-16.
2012-09-16 42 -90 Litter.jpg
Circusgeohash.GIF
SwensonJ earned the Hashdogball Achievement
by throwing a ball for a friendly dog on the way to (42, -90) geohash on 2012-10-06.
2012-10-06 42 -90 Dog.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -90) geohash on 2012-09-16.
2012-09-16 42 -90 Proof.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Midnight Geohash achievement
by reaching the (43, -90) geohash on 2012-09-21 in the middle of the night.
2012-09-21 43 -90 Proof.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Police Geohash Achievement
by meeting an officer while attempting the (43, -90) geohash on 1977-02-25.
2012-12-06 43 -90 Cop.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Pseudomultihash achievement
by visiting the retrohash 1977-02-25 42 -90 and the (42, -90) geohash on 2013-01-05.
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SwensonJ earned the Puppet Master Geohash achievement
by manipulating his wife and daughter to reach the (42, -90) geohash on 2013-04-14.
2013-04-14 42 -90 Grin.jpg
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SwensonJ earned the Speed racer achievement
by passing through the (45, -92) geohash on 2012-12-26 at 55 miles per hour.
2012-12-26 45 -92 Speed.JPG
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SwensonJ earned the A Tale of Two Hashes achievement
by meeting the challenge by David to geohash in Lafayette going to the (42, -89) geohash on 2012-10-13.
2012-10-13 42 -89 Grin.jpg

[edit] Consolation Prizes

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SwensonJ earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (42, -90) geohash on 2012-09-18.
2012-09-18 42 -90 Sign.jpg
Boatless.PNG
Is it true that SwensonJ earned the Admit One geohash achievement?
In principle, yes.
But he couldn't figure out where to pay (2013-05-22 43 -89).
2013-05-22 43 -89 Sign.jpg
Boatless.PNG
Is it true that SwensonJ earned the Curse of Unawareness?
In principle, yes.
But it's for a Displaced origin geohash achievement, and retrohashes are ineligible; in fact, he eventually went there (1977-02-25 43 -90).
1977-02-25 43 -90 Hwy27.PNG
Boatless.PNG
Is it true that SwensonJ earned the Speed racer achievement?
In principle, yes.
But it was not a road, but a parking lot, with no posted speed limit; also, you can't read the photo (2012-09-25 42 -90).
2012-09-25 42 -90 Fail.jpg

[edit] Progress Tracking

Minesweeper geohash flag.png Minesweeper geohash empty.png Minesweeper geohash empty.png
Minesweeper geohash empty.png Minesweeper geohash 5.png Minesweeper geohash flag.png
Minesweeper geohash flag.png Minesweeper geohash flag.png Minesweeper geohash flag.png
SwensonJ achieved level 5 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Sparta, Wisconsin and 5 of the surrounding graticules.
GeoSquishy Achievement FirstSip.jpg
SwensonJ has earned 8 GeoSquishy stars
by enjoying frozen carbonated beverages.
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SwensonJ earned the xkcd Nullaturion achievement
by attending 7 Saturday meetups.
2012-10-06 42 -91 Marker.jpg

[edit] Challenge

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SwensonJ issued a challenge for the A Tale of Two Hashes achievement
by geohashing in a place named Jordan from the (42, -89) geohash on 2013-05-21.
2013-05-21 42 -89 Grin.jpg
T2htemp1.JPG
SwensonJ issued a challenge for the A Tale of Two Hashes achievement
by geohashing in a place named Volga River (State Recreation Area) from the (42, -91) geohash on 2012-10-06.
2012-10-06 42 -91 Together.jpg

[edit] GeoSquishy Templates

I've got a couple of ribbon templates for tracking GeoSquishy progress: you can see them at User:Swensonj/template/SquishyStars and User:Swensonj/template/SquishyProgress.