User talk:Ephphatha

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Nice to see you back! Most users who take a break that long don't return. I took a similar break, but only because I don't have the means to traverse miles of deep snow on mountains. Juventas 01:03, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Technically I never took a break, the two reports from 2008 were uploaded after the first report from 2009 :P -Ephphatha 10:13, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
A break from geohashing, not the wiki. Or am I still wrong? Juventas 03:05, 18 April 2009 (UTC)
Ahh, yeah. I went overseas for the holidays and didn't get a chance to go on a trip until recently. Ephphatha 04:51, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Bicycle maintenance

I don't remember everything the bike shop guy said, since I didn't really listen and he kept repeating himself. But it was mostly like "dry the chain after rain with a cloth", "do not let the dirt dry on the chain", "apply oil regularly"... You better ask Arvid, he's the professional cyclist here. I just repair broken pieces when needed. - Danatar 14:38, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Possible Future Achievement

Hi! I'm wmcduff from the Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada graticule. If I ever get off my rear end and do a hash, and you do one on the same day, we should totally both get a gratuitous ribbon for that. (Tale of Two Cities Achievement!) - 17:23, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Sound like a good idea :). Due to the whole date issue though, it might be hard finding a day where we can both reach the hash point. I'll attempt anything nearby, and I'll keep watching your userpage. Ephphatha 14:51, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
I think you're ahead of me temporally speaking. Though send an alert my way if you get a Bathurst, Austrailia hash done, and I'll do my darndest to match the effort on this side of the globe! :) - Wmcduff 16:29, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
I like what I suspect is your achievement proposal. I assume it is for people in two or more graticules to reach geohashes within the legal boundaries of different cities with the same name (spelling counts?) on the same day? -Robyn 16:34, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Mmm, that would be a good achievement! I was just thinking graticules with the same city name (Bathurst; Portland, OR & Portland, ME.) but your idea would be very neat. Special notice if both are done by one person of course. (Say, Vancouver, BC and Vancouver, WA, if that's even possible... :D) - Wmcduff 17:39, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
I like this idea. There's also two Edmontons (Alberta, Canada; Kentucky, USA). --Meghan 17:50, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Oh wait, my way makes it harder for the coordinates to work ... oh almost impossible, really, because unless the cities were really large, in the same centicule (or across the 30W line) they would never match. Maybe there's some way to do it, with the geohashers having to pass through the identically named city on the way to their geohash. It needs to be extended to more than just identically named graticules, though, or else it's unfair to people in places like Uchasumaku Pikwayipanan, Québec (not that there's anyone there, but you know what I mean). I really like the idea of a cooperative achievement that has to work across graticules, kind of like the hashcard. Maybe one person does a geohash in a city/town/region/graticule then sends a challenge to a person who is near an identially named one and when the recipent of the challenge gets a geohash there, both parties get the ribbon. Or you could do it yourself by getting two different places on different dates yourself. The "both on the same day" aspect could then be a bonus, for people with the same graticule name, or really lucky coordinates. Gee, we should make a proposal page for this. -Robyn 18:08, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Hmm. A Tale of Two Hashes achievement for meeting the challenge of a geohasher and hashing a similarly named city within a week, bonus points for a) doing it on the same day or b) doing it yourself. Slightly lesser kudos for doing this in similarly named graiticules. What do people think?- Wmcduff 18:37, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
I think it has potential and I'm copying this to the talk page of the achievement proposal you started. (BTW needs renaming to comply with Naming conventions but worry about that later). -Robyn 19:55, 22 May 2009 (UTC)