User:Zhukant

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Lol-asg.png 24 / m / 45,-122

I found out about geohashing from the XKCD blog talking about the Antarctica global hash. I've actually done a couple of Geocaches in the past, and I found out about those through my high school Latin IV teacher, who made it our final project to hide a series of Geocaches that somehow lead you through something Classics-related. But even though I've known about those since 2007, I never heard of geohashing until November 2012.

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[edit] My Graticules

  • I was born in 1990 in Moscow, in the Moscow graticule in Russia, and grew up right next door in Obninsk, but sadly, I doubt I will ever be doing any hashing there, so unless Russia's relationship with expatriates changes, I might never get the Origin geohash achievement.
  • When I moved to America in 1999, I lived mostly in Santa Clara County, near San Francisco, which is apparently mostly water - sad to hear.
  • I went to college at UC Davis, near Sac which is where I found out about geohashing!
  • Lived in Chicago for the first half of 2013
  • Now living in my dream town, Portland, hopefully forever!

[edit] Fellow Geohashers

People I dragged into Geohashing.

[edit] Geohashing Activity

07. Arrow4.png 2014-02-28 45 -122

  • Thwarted: No public access.

06. Arrow2.png 2014-02-23 45 -122

  • Success #5
  • Had four independent expeditions
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zhukant earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 4.7 mi to and from the (45, -122) geohash on 2014-02-23.
2014-02-23 45 -122 D.jpeg

05. Arrow2.png 2014-02-22 45 -122

  • Success #4
  • Had four independent expeditions.

04. Arrow2.png 2014-02-20 45 -122

  • Success #3
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zhukant earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging TachiTaylor to the (45, -122) geohash on 2014-02-20.
2012-02-20 45 -122 DragAlong.jpeg

03. Arrow2.png 2013-06-10 45 -122

  • Success #2
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zhukant earned the Public transport geohash achievement
by reaching the (45, -122) geohash on 2013-06-10 via MAX Blue Line.
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zhukant earned the Meet-up achievement
by meeting Jim at the (45, -122) geohash on 2013-06-10.

02. Arrow2.png 2013-02-16 41 -87

  • My first successful Geohash!
  • My first Saturday Meetup!
  • Dragged my friend along
  • On a sidewalk.
Drag-along.png
zhukant earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging lrbrink90 to the (41, -87) geohash on 2013-02-16.
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zhukant earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (41, -87) geohash on 2013-02-16.

01. Arrow4.png 2012-11-16 38 -121

  • Thwarted: Mother Nature.
  • Did not have the equipment and clothes to slog through flooded farmland.
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zhukant earned the My kingdom for a boat consolation prize
by being prevented from reaching the (38, -121) geohash on 2012-11-16 by an impassable and unforeseen flooded farm.

00. Arrow1.png 2012-11-15 38 -121

  • My first attempt to geohash never actually got off the ground.
  • It was the second day that I had known about it, November 15th in Sacramento, and it turned out that on this day the hash fell on a really cool spot, in the Fremont Weir State Wildlife Area on something that looked easy to hike to.
  • But alas, I didn't have the preparation skills, woke up too late in the morning, and had class almost all the way until sunset.

[edit] Notes

These would be the approximate (W30) coordinates for a couch potato globalhash for me:

(x * 180) -  90 =  +45 | x * 180 = 135 | x = .75
(y * 360) - 180 = -122 | y * 360 =  58 | y = .161

If the W30 coordinates are close to these numbers, I should check the globalhash.