User:the ru

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I'm a very handsome and muscular man from southern Sweden, but originally from northern Sweden. When I'm not geohashing I'm usually writing music or programming roguelikes. Many have described me as "creepy", for what reasons I do not know, but I guess there could be some truth in it regardless.

My geohashing progress as of 2012-07-24. Made with this script.

[edit] Statistics

  • Expeditions: 40
  • Successful: 36
  • I have visited hashpoints in 14 graticules, of which 11 have been virgins.
  • Saturday meetups: 2
  • I have reached hashpoints in the Västerås, Sala, Söderhamn, Örnsköldsvik, Säffle, Jokkmokk, Gällivare, Pajala and Kiruna municipalities (also a few in Stockholm but they are really small and I haven't bothered to figure out exactly where each hashpoint falls).

[edit] Expeditions






[edit] Virgin Graticules

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the_ru and Anna earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (59, 12) graticule, here, on 2012-07-27.
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the ru earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (60, 16) graticule, here, on 2009-11-14.
2009-11-14 60 16 gps.jpg
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the ru earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (67, 23) graticule, here, on 2009-06-29.
2009-06-29 67 23 proof.jpg
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the ru earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (66, 19) graticule, here, on 2009-05-10.
2009-05-10 66 19 proof.jpg
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the ru earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (66, 20) graticule, here, on 2009-04-27.
2009-04-27 66 20 gps.jpg
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the ru earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (67, 19) graticule, here, on 2009-04-20.
2009-04-20 67 19 gps.jpg
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the ru and Jeppzer earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (68, 19) graticule, here, on 2009-04-18.
2009-04-18 68 19 proof.jpg
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the ru earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (67, 22) graticule, here, on 2009-03-19.
2009-03-19 67 22 gps.jpg
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the ru earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (67, 21) graticule, here, on 2009-02-18.
2009-02-18 67 21 proof.jpg
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the ru earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (66, 21) graticule, here, on 2009-01-31.
2009-01-31 66 21 internet.jpg
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the ru and Jeppzer earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (67, 20) graticule, here, on 2008-10-13.
2008-10-13 67 20 6.jpg


[edit] Misc. Ribbons

I like claiming ribbons, so I'll just list the most interesting ones here. I no longer bother claiming Frozen Geohashes, as these are very easy to get in Sweden.


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the ru achieved level 6 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Kiruna, Sweden and 6 of the surrounding graticules.


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the ru earned the Cold geohash achievement
by reaching the (67, 21) geohash on 2009-02-18 while the temperature was -22.9 C.
2009-02-18 67 21 proof.jpg


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the ru and Jeppzer earned the North geohash achievement
by reaching the (67, 20) geohash on 2008-10-13.
2008-10-13 67 20 6.jpg


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the ru earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching the (67, 20) and (67, 19) geohashes on 2009-04-20.


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the ru earned the Hashcard achievement
by sending a postcard of the hashpoint area to relet on the (67, 19) expedition on 2009-04-20.
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the ru and Jeppzer earned the Midnight Geohash achievement
by reaching the (67, 20) geohash on 2009-04-20 in the middle of the night.
2009-04-20 67 20 proof.jpg


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the ru earned the Walking on water geohash achievement
by reaching the (67, 19) water geohash on 2009-04-20 on foot. Yes, on foot.


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the ru earned the Public transport geohash achievement
by reaching the (59, 17) geohash on 2010-01-02 via Stockholm subway.
2010-01-02 59 17 subway2.jpg


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the ru earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (59, 16) geohash on 2010-08-16.
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the ru earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (59, 16) geohash on 2011-01-31 on foot.


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the ru earned the Speed racer achievement
by passing through the (59, 16) geohash on 2012-02-23 at 100 km/h.


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the_ru earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling to the (59, 16) geohash on 2012-07-16.
2012-07-16 59 16 bike.jpg


[edit] Awards

These are ribbons that other people have given me.


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the ru earned the Drowned Rat Geohash Honourable Mention
by reaching the (66, 20) geohash on 2009-04-27 despite being partially wet from wading through waist-deep wet snow.
2009-04-27 66 20 pants.jpg


[edit] Equipment

  • Garmin GPSmap 60CS - has more features than I'll ever use.
  • Olympus C3020 - old camera. A few dead pixels, but still works fine. Very reliable.

[edit] Quotes

What a crazy dude
UnwiseOwl, about my 2009-02-11 66 21 expedition


You have too much free time
a colleague


Lonely is the life of a geohasher
myself


[edit] Silly Achievements

Here are some silly achievements I've proposed.

  • metalhash - going to the hash with long hair, corpsepaint, black clothes and rivets
  • reverse coffin potato - being buried at the hash... and hopefully exhumed!
  • skiing geohash - actually serious about this, but it met some resistance
  • geoband (or bandhash?) - assembling a group of musicians and performing a piece of music at the hash. Could be combined with metalhash!

[edit] Other