User talk:Felix Dance

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Felix, your Geohashers in -37, 145 category should suffice for grouping you. I deleted the Geohashers in Victoria category you put on your page because no one has actually created the category, and there are so many Victorias in the world that I don't think it's a very good name. I hope that's okay with you. -Robyn

Geohashing across Asia[edit]

I have to agree with relet, geohashing in several countries in Asia is definitely notable! -- Jevanyn 16:02, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks man, it's been fun!
Felix Dance 07:19, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Editing your user page[edit]

The ASG template adds Category:Geohashers_in_their_20s automatically for you. By having both the template and the category it created a bug that listed your age on that page as twenty-U. I hope you don't mind the correction. -Juventas 06:41, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

No probs. Not that I understood any of that. Felix Dance 10:22, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

And the award goes to...[edit]

Felix, I loved your story about your 2012-06-18 hash where you had been involved in the construction of the road. To that end, I placed the following ribbon on your expedition page and adding it here if you want to use it on your page.

Highway engineers.png
Felix Dance earned the We Built This City achievement
by having been part of the construction of the hashpoint (-38, 145) geohash on 2012-06-18.

Great story! That's so cool.

--Thanks RocketMac, that looks awesome!! :)
Felix Dance 23:40, 19 June 2012 (EDT)

Cairns, and cloudy[edit]

Felix, I loved 2012-11-15 -16 145 - In Cairns the day after a total eclipse. I used to live in Cairns, many moons ago :-) and my son travelled to Cairns then on to Port Douglas for the eclipse... which he saw! :-) 1PE (Canberra) 09:24, 16 November 2012 (EST)

--Hi 1PE, glad to hear your son saw the eclipse, our group was pretty close but just missed out. Even better would have been to see the eclipse FROM a geohash - that would have deserved a ribbon of some sort! Liking your hashes in Canberra, keep it up! Felix Dance 02:09, 20 November 2012 (EST)

snaplatitude & trespassing[edit]

Felix Dance Wrote at 05:24, 12 December 2012 (EST):

Interesting to limit yourself to not trespassing - I can't even remember a time in which I failed to trespass in reaching a hash. Do you find yourself resigning yourself to not succeeding some hashes based on satellite images showing law-abiding successes to be impossible, or do you just not check? I like the self-imposed limitation though - an added layer.

Snaplatitude Wrote at 22:05, 12 December 2012 (EST):Snaplatitude

I don't mean to be "that guy" because everybody's geohashing experience is unique and that's what makes it such an amazing sport, but when I first began I read on the How it works page the disclaimer:

Disclaimer: When any coordinates generated by the Geohashing algorithm fall within a dangerous area, are inaccessible, or would require illegal trespass, DO NOT attempt to reach them. Please research each potential location before attempting to access it. You are expected to use proper judgment in all cases and are solely responsible for your own actions. See more guidelines.

But of course these rules are not set in stone, and I am not saying I haven't overstepped certain boundaries at certain times, but I think my main reason for sticking to the no-trespassing idea is to make geohashing last as long as possible for me. If I successfully hashed say ten or twenty times in the first few months I would have fast lost interest in it.

I do often check satellite imagery before I go out, and if it's obviously in private property I'll probably not attempt it. It also makes it a little more exciting on days when there is an accessible one nearby!

P.S, I am quite a rookie at wiki editing and have no idea how I'm supposed to use a discussion page or talk page, as you may have realised :)

I think that "playing by the book" is somewhere between common courtesy / good manners and clever. I work in an area that is ultra-conscious of "work health and safety" and the laws that apply to business owners/companies if anything goes wrong on their properties. So, I don't broach somewhere that is not 'common ground'. 1PE (Canberra) (talk) 20:38, 14 March 2013 (EDT)

Woomera / Prominent Hill[edit]

I loved this one! I'm in a work area in Canberra that has something vaguely to do with that. :-) There's no emoticon for "chuckle", is there? 1PE (Canberra) (talk) 20:24, 14 March 2013 (EDT)

Hey don't tell me that! ASIO will be all over me if I know about any of that stuff :)
Felix Dance (talk) 20:33, 14 March 2013 (EDT)

Automated Geohashing map of hashes[edit]

I needed an automated way of creating a map of all my hashes. It was getting very hard to do it manually, and keep track of them all. So, one day I sat down and wrote the program. After I finished I found that it was easy to create a map for other people. I created one for you... [1]

You can copy this link to your main page if you would like. I have the link on my main page and so does Greenslime. It is hosted on my own web server. If you want you can view the source of the map and save it to where ever you would like. --NWoodruff (talk) 12:01, 19 July 2013 (EDT)


Hi there. Nick Fredriksson, Toaster (talk) 23:45, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Quotable 2016-08-06??[edit]

Heheh, can I put the bit about a "betrayal of everything I hold dear" on the quote page? -- OtherJack (talk) 01:15, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Absolutely, please go for it :) Felix Dance (talk) 01:31, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Done! -- OtherJack (talk) 02:26, 12 August 2016 (UTC)