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

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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)

Source error[edit]

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. :-) -- 17:43, 5 April 2011 (EDT)

Hello, 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
 11216.00 from SunGard
 11216.00 from
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. -- 10:13, 7 April 2011 (EDT)

historical Dow data?[edit]

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)

2013-12-03 47 11[edit]

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)

2012-09-15 46 6[edit]

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)

DJIA source for the wiki[edit]

Since the Peeron DJ source is unreliable and has now left parts of the wiki non-functional again, it would seem much more sensible to change the DJ source for the wiki to your servers. Do you think they could manage the load? Or is there another reason why this hasn't been done already? --Calamus 12:22, 6 March 2015 (EST)

And/or possibly even APB, which of course does a lot of requests too? --Calamus 12:34, 6 March 2015 (EST)
Hello, I'm not worried about the load, but maybe this needs to be part of a wider discussion about making the wiki more robust? --Crox (talk) 16:21, 20 April 2015 (EDT)

KML Tool[edit]

Thanks for your reply on the DJIA page. Also the link to Marble was interesting and useful. --Sourcerer (talk) 04:41, 28 January 2016 (EST)

Globalhash Alert[edit]

On Monday, 2016-04-18 global there's a globalhash at 46.917574, 5.554271 in the graticule next to your's. It's 18 km from 2016-04-18 46 5. --Sourcerer (talk) 14:35, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the notice! Unfortunately, I estimate an expedition would take me about 5 hours, which I don't have today. --Crox (talk) 08:15, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Changing the algorithm[edit]

There is a discussion about changing the algorithm. I'd like you to be involved because you are a developer.

SMS tool[edit]

Hi Crox, it seems that your SMS tool doesn't work any more, I didn't get a response message when I tried it earlier today. In a few hours I'll be off to visit a not-so-free country where I don't know if they have accessible/uncensored internet so I wanted to use your service as a backup. - Danatar (talk) 21:39, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Hello, sorry for that. Unfortunately either the SIM or the modem have an issue, so it's not going to be an easy fix. I'll check again this week-end and post an update afterwards. --Crox (talk) 20:31, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
It's been a bit longer than I expected (and wished). I have to replace the modem, which will take me another couple of weeks unfortunately... --Crox (talk) 00:35, 3 January 2018 (UTC)