User talk:Crox

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Happy Birthday? Juventas 00:28, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

it was a few days ago, but thanks! --Crox 21:42, 11 April 2010 (UTC)




Thanks for the Hashcard of 2010-07-13 45,7- looks like a beautiful place! MagicIan 19/07/10 21:38 (GMT)

You are welcome. I hope you were able to decypher my script, I wrote it on the train down to Zermatt, which proved to be a challenge :o) --Crox 21:00, 20 July 2010 (UTC)




to check: Public_transport_probability

http://wiki.xkcd.com/geohashing/30W_Time_Zone_Rule#Testing_for_30W_compliance

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RE: 2013-05-04 47 9 : Thanks, I was looking every now and then for a reachable geohash in Liechtenstein and this time I couldn't resist. --TheOneRing 07:37, 05 May 2013 (UTC)
RE: 2013-05-27 46 7 : The opportunity might be very good (even the weather would be in favour) but I'm afraid I will not come out of the office in time for an attempt. --TheOneRing 06:51, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

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Hi Crox. I've been building a small database of Dow openings. While checking the values I found that some of your Dow holidays are filled in with the closing value of the previous day. E.g. 2008-11-27, 2008-12-25, and several more following those. While I'm at it, how much discrepancy do you see on 2008-07-03? That's the only difference from Peeron/Google (back to the invention of the geohash) after fixing the more obvious stuff. Edit: Happy birthday, maybe, seeing the above. :-) --62.163.112.228 17:43, 5 April 2011 (EDT)

Hello 62.163.112.228, thanks for taking the time to report this and also for the birthday wishes :o)
For 2008-07-03, I've stored the following opening values:
 11215.9967544 from djindexes.com
 11216.00 from SunGard
 11216.00 from google.com/finance
If I remember correctly, Yahoo had a different value for that day, and I removed it manually. If you have a list of the other fixes you've done, or all historical Dow holidays, I'd be happy to have it. --Crox 16:30, 6 April 2011 (EDT)
Maybe I shouldn't have used the word database. It's more of a list of a few hundred Dow days, in an attempt to have a more accurate list than Yahoo's CSV (plotting nearby hashes to look for interesting ones is no fun when many are wrong). It currently runs from 2008-05-21 until now. I didn't keep the original data, but I think it only differs from your data on holidays, and definitely only from Peeron on 2008-07-03. You could diff against Peeron and see if it's all on holidays. I think checking for absent days in Yahoo's CSV also works.
Hmm, now that I look at my list, I think my first day — 2008-05-21, when the comic was posted — actually has the highest value. I guess geohashing is bad for the economy. --62.163.112.228 10:13, 7 April 2011 (EDT)

[edit] historical Dow data?

I'm interested in doing some serious retrohashing number crunching, and would like to get copies of your historical Dow opening data. Is this feasible? JesseW 02:02, 23 May 2012 (EDT)

Ping... I totally understand if you are busy, but I'd love to get my hands on that data... JesseW 21:22, 10 July 2012 (EDT)
hi, haven't forgotten :o) hopefully I can get back to you in the next few days... --Crox 16:22, 19 July 2012 (EDT)
No worries. Thanks for the reply! JesseW 01:22, 2 August 2012 (EDT)
JesseW, are you doing something similar to User talk:AeroIllini/GeoHistory ? I'm also interested in historical tracking, but for 47,-122 in my case. --Thomcat 18:05, 15 October 2012 (EDT)

[edit] 2013-12-03 47 11

Thanks for the hashcard ribbon, crox :D It was earned with a stubborn cold from which EleanorAbernathy and me are recovering these days... --LeslieHapablap (talk) 12:18, 8 December 2013 (EST)

[edit] 2012-09-15 46 6

Can you confirm whether or not this expedition was attempted? It looks like expedition planning but that's all. -- Jevanyn (talk) 12:11, 19 December 2013 (EST)

Hello, as you can tell from this edit, it was attempted and reached. This is one of the reports that I still need to complete (mardked with an asterisk on my user page). I will get to do it, eventually... --Crox (talk) 19:22, 21 December 2013 (EST)