User talk:Meghan

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People who are shamed into signing[edit]

I've found you can't count on getting a hash on a quick trip, but that if you're patient, it doesn't matter how rugged your graticule or how restricted your movements: eventually something attainable arises.

If you get a chance on the wedding trip, don't forget that there's an award for geohashing in formal attire! -Robyn 02:50, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

  • I have found, travelling all over as I do, and being stuck in some pretty nasty graticules with pretty limited transportation, that the geohash will always come to you if you have enough patience. In your case, either the geohash or spring will come soon. Take inspiration from the ru when your geohash is in a dark, snow-covered forest! Good luck. I'm very sorry you weren't active the day I had a lovely August Edmonton geohash in a field. I would have been so thrilled to have you come strolling up. -Robyn 04:13, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

New banter[edit]

Hey Meghan, you need to show up all those Edmontonians who apparently gave it one shot and quit! The Germans are going to start thinking we're lazy up here. Juventas 02:43, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

I don't know if we're lazy, they just have the advantage of living east of 30W and knowing the coordinates the night before :D Meghan 20:32, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
It's true, it's a big advantage. I don't know why Randall thought it was reasonable to not find out the coordinates until almost ten in the morning. -Robyn 20:42, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
When I go to Germany for 8 months, who's side am I on? Am I some sort of undercover geohashing secret agent[1]? Or just a run-of-the-mill geohashing traitor? Thepiguy 18:54, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
I say if your passport is Canadian, then you're still a Canadian geohasher. You'll be one-upping them by hashing on a different continent :D --Meghan 20:29, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
[1]Isn't that what you call an Ambassador? -- relet 20:39, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Only if Germany has No Trespassing - Keep Out signs posted at the borders. - Robyn
What happens if (like me) you have two different passports (both valid) from two different continents? If you then go hashing in a third country, which side are you collecting for?  :-) -- Benjw 22:52, 10 March 2009 (UTC)
Hooray! I shall do Canada proud! Thepiguy 20:25, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Gulf of St. Lawrence[edit]

I just realized you named it Gulf of St Lawrence, Québec but I think that it should probably have the same neutral no-country name as Atlantic Ocean, and just be Gulf of St. Lawrence. Because there are parts of it around PEI and Maine, too, for example. -Robyn 03:07, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

I was curious about that. I named it the way I did because looking at the provincial borders all of that water is in Québec. I can change it later. -- Meghan 12:34, 12 March 2009 (UTC)


I wondered if you were seeing any signs of a thaw out there? -Robyn 19:45, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Slowly. It's been kind of a cool spring, with temperatures being about 8 degrees cooler than they should be. The fields are still covered in snow, and most rural roads are slush/mud. In urban areas things are clearing up nicely. Too bad most hashes are in some field somewhere. --Meghan 15:16, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Now I know you're old enough to remember PC. Are you old enough to remember when postal codes first came out? :P -Robyn 22:28, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Heck no. I'll refer you to my userpage, with the handy A/S/G template. I only remember the PQ thing because I went to a French Immersion school and it was forced into my head :D --Meghan 22:36, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
Heh. It was changed when you were about eight. I guess your head was easily forced back then. -Robyn

Gratuitous Ribbon[edit]

Meghan earned the Attendance in Effigy Ribbon
by having other geohashers build snowmeghans representing her presence at the (49, -123) geohash on 2009-03-09.
2009-03-09 49 -123 snowmeghans.jpg

Thanks Robyn!

Notification Program[edit]

Meghan, if you want to make sure you don't miss an easy geohash when you're so busy, use the User:Aperfectring/Notification program. You can tell it to watch your graticule for geohashes in your centicule (within about 7 km of your house) and e-mail you as soon as one comes up. You have to check yourself to make sure it isn't in a lake or a firing range, but at least you won't miss one. Good luck with the house: it sounds exciting. -Robyn 16:06, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

I was considering it, but then I wouldn't have an excuse to check the wiki while at work every morning :D --Meghan 17:35, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Oh you still get to check. I'm sure you can think of an excuse. -Robyn 23:24, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Graticule names in Southern Alberta[edit]

Howdy there! I see you've helped name a lot of the graticules in Southern Alberta. I'm proposing to rename a bunch of them, namely the Calgary suburbs, Bassano (to Vauxhall), and Fort Macleod (currently misspelt as MacLeod, and is smaller than both Pincher Creek and Cardston.) Thoughts? - Elbie 05:25, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm not partial to any graticule names really. I helped name some grats, but any graticules that were named before I discovered geohashing I left alone. There are some others that I think should changed, like Sparwood, but I'm leaving that to the locals.
I've added in my two cents on the individual graticule pages.--Meghan 17:32, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm also rather iffy on Sparwood, so I started that talk up: Talk:Sparwood, British Columbia. - Elbie 18:43, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

New Denver[edit]

I re-read your comment about your aunt in New Denver. Have you ever been to the Wild Rose Cafe there? Call me uncultured, but it's possibly my favourite place to eat in the world. The location is serene, and the mexican is as good as it gets. My girlfriend and I planned an overnight trip just to go back there. Juventas 21:07, 1 August 2009 (UTC)


Don't let the spamers get to you! And please don't expload! Thepiguy 19:20, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

LOL I won't explode. That particular spammer was just VERY annoying.
But I won :D --Meghan 19:37, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Free Bicycle[edit]

I have a free bicycle for you if you can get a ride/bus to Fort Saskatchewan to pick it up. It's a full-sized mountain bike. Front derailleur doesn't work, but it's fine for around here. It's better than ICWB, and did I mention free? The only string is that you have to post a picture of it at some point, and if/when you buy a better bike you have to find this one a new home. - Robyn 19:46, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Who needs a bus? I LIVE in Fort Saskatchewan :D I will DEFINITELY take the bike. If the brakes work it's already a step up. Name the time and place. --Meghan 20:01, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
Awesome! I'll e-mail details. - Robyn
Damnit, you don't have your e-mail details set on the wiki. Send me your e-mail through the "e-mail this user" link for me, and I will send you the phone number of the person who has it. - Robyn 05:06, 1 September 2009 (UTC)
Now I do, and I sent you my e-mail address. :D --Meghan 14:12, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Bike Name[edit]

Well, since it is Fort Saskatchewan, and it's supposed to be the successor to the ICWB, which Robyn wanted to toss off a cliff at times, may I suggest Huck as the bike's name? - Wmcduff 15:39, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

LOL! Awesome. The only other name I have come up with is Trent (Robyn paid thirty (trente) dollars for it). --Meghan 15:59, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Farmer's Fields[edit]

I found the farmer's fields thing pretty annoying. I went as close as I could to one geohash anyway, but I found myself not attempting doable geohashes because the point was in a field, and everyone has crops on this time of year, and I just didn't want to go all that way to look at some wheat. I sooooo wish there had been one in downtown Fort Sask while I was there. We would have met, and both been completely astonished by the other's presence. -Robyn.

It makes me so curious to know what you were doing in Fort Saskatchewan, of all places. My best guess is you were flying out of Josephburg for whatever work you do. How long were you here?
Fortunately for me this time of year should be prime for geohashing. The crops are being harvested and there's no snow yet. Unfortunately for me the short ride between the Super8 and my house made me realize just how out of shape I really am. Here's to getting healthy again! :) --Meghan 17:29, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

User error[edit]

Oops, didn't engage brain before using copy and paste. Thanks for changing all those! -- Benjw 19:12, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

No problem :) --Meghan 19:13, 19 July 2010 (UTC)


Congratulations on your new status. --Juventas 21:08, 4 January 2011 (EST)

Thanks! The little guy made his debut on January 24th, so he's six months now (already!). --Meghan 14:23, 26 July 2011 (EDT)