User talk:OtherJack

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Issue with the current events bot is that it figures links to user pages are strong indicators of participation in the expedition. I suggest using the discussion page for talking about an expedition. I am moving your comments over to the discussion page of the 2010-07-03 47 -122 expedition. --aperfectring 21:04, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

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[edit] Greeting

Hi -- thanks for the good wishes! My trip went better than expected. I have visited Seattle a few times and can't think of many places I'd rather live. I hope you're enjoying it! Swensonj 08:43, 17 September 2012 (EDT)

[edit] High geohash

Thanks for the concern brother, the wording is a bit confusing on the achievement page I believe. Never fear, I'll remove it from my pages so that nobody thinks I beat a record.

[edit] Hey

Thanks man, today's went much better! 2012-07-13 39 -105

[edit] The Old Neighborhood

If you're ever back in the Chicago area, throw me a line. We'll have to try a geohash meetup! RocketMac 13:04, 4 March 2012 (EST)

Seconding this. I'm another popping in and out of the Chicago area, but hopefully we can all meet up eventually. December perhaps? -Haberdasher 20:06, 22 March 2012 (EDT)
Yeah, that's probably the next time I'll be back! You guys (and Evil Uncle Nomo and others I've seen around on here) could certainly meet before then, though... OtherJack 22:36, 22 March 2012 (EDT)
Now I'm back, but it's November not December... plans changed. Will be here through Thanksgiving Saturday (the 24th) but not for the winter holidays. Attempting 2012-11-17 41 -87. -- OtherJack 17:33, 16 November 2012 (EST)
Unfortunately, I'm currently in London, and will be until after you leave. -Haberdasher 17:56, 16 November 2012 (EST)
So I gather... best of luck on Sunday! -- OtherJack 18:15, 16 November 2012 (EST)
And to you tomorrow! -Haberdasher 18:30, 16 November 2012 (EST)

[edit] Food

Any allergies/dislikes? When or if I (repeatedly) attempt the pie achievement, probably with cheesecake, it's good to know. Weekly meetups will be popular targets. --Traveller 15:08, 23 March 2012 (EDT)

[edit] Hello

Did you set up a bot to contact newly successful northwest geohashers? I got a message from you! howdy! Pearldog 00:46, 7 April 2012 (EDT)

Haha no, it wasn't a bot, I just watch to see if vaguely-Seattle area folks show up on this. Sorry if the message was overly generic. OtherJack 13:32, 7 April 2012 (EDT)

[edit] Geohashing Day 2012

Netting three in a row, at least in the Seattle graticule, is looking unlikely. Any plans? --Thomcat 13:06, 21 May 2012 (EDT)

I wasn't going to try today given the bike-unfriendly weather and the remoteness of the Seattle and Snoqualmie points from evening-running public transport. I guess I could have taken the day off work and aimed for the Seattle one during the daytime using Kitsap transit, but didn't really think about it. So I'm at work now with gps and camera at home. If you want to try for one, though, I'm up to join you. --OtherJack 14:54, 21 May 2012 (EDT)

[edit] 100

So the requirement for 100 is to either geohash or meetup on Saturday's at 4:00. I am taking the next few weeks off baseball, so we should totally go for a semi-regular meetup. If interested, we will post meeting announcements in Seattle discussion pages each Friday and start racking up the meetups. --Thomcat 19:10, 18 June 2012 (EDT)

Sweet! No guarantee I'll be free every time, but if I am free then I'm game.
Technical wiki-question: I've been largely skipping the talk page and just posting (links to) planning directly on the Seattle main page, and I figured that was ok since they both tickle people's watchlists equally well. Or at least, I thought so from experience. Am I missing something here?
--OtherJack 19:31, 18 June 2012 (EDT)
The Talk page is a hazy mess and overdue for cleanup. Back in the day, I used to post at the top of it for each weekend and each hash point during the week that was achievable by me. Expedition planning pages are fine too - they are much easier to auto-generate than they used to be. --Thomcat 01:43, 19 June 2012 (EDT)
Done. Now I wish I could take today off - [1] looks worth of an expedition - is it archaeology? Naturally straight lines? Dang! --Thomcat 12:13, 26 June 2012 (EDT)
Yeah - that is super odd looking. There's another patch of the same white stuff in a field further north, but shaped totally differently, just a blob, no lines. --OtherJack 12:45, 26 June 2012 (EDT)

[edit] Hi!!

Thank you for the welcome! I have been to North America and I bet geohashing there is a lot harder- I mean, even though I live in a fairly wild area by Southern European standards you guys have a lot more wilderness to explore! I know not every hash is going to be as easy... but I guess that harder hashes get even more enjoyable, right? :) Werther 15:50, 14 August 2012 (EDT)

[edit] Seattle Audit

Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to audit the Seattle expeditions to determine how many were attempted and how many succeeded. I referenced an expedition ( 2012-03-15 47 -122 ) which was added by Traveller on March 22nd - he added the link to the Seattle page but didn't create an expedition page. NWoodruff my have counted this as a Seattle Success, or might not have. With no expedition page, Relet's GECO certainly did not. --Thomcat 18:19, 18 December 2012 (EST)

Ah, March 15, not April... makes sense now. I don't especially care to audit the expeditions, since I'm not counting or anything... I was just curious what you were referring to. -- OtherJack 18:32, 18 December 2012 (EST)

[edit] Doctor Who?

You around? We are planning something exciting, and also a normal meetup. You should be in on one of these at least! --Thomcat (talk) 17:45, 2 November 2013 (EDT)

I'm in Massachusetts for a conference through Monday! With no convenient hash points unfortunately ... hope your crazy dst idea went well! -- OtherJack (talk) 07:36, 3 November 2013 (EST)

[edit] Handshake

Looks like "this one goes up to 11"

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OtherJack earned the Handshake achievement
by meeting 11 other geohashers since 2012-02-25.

[edit] About glacial boulders and huge-disaster square

Thanks for this really interesting story! Bulwersator (talk) 05:55, 16 March 2014 (EDT)

You're welcome! -- OtherJack (talk) 05:55, 16 March 2014 (EDT)
and wow, thanks for the quote page add! -- OtherJack (talk) 16:30, 16 March 2014 (EDT)

[edit] Dalek y subjects on the parking lot

Bit prozaic, but they're dumpsters. JwB (talk)