User talk:Relet/Archive/1

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Mother Nature vs. The Internet vs. Civilization[edit]

The project is underway, slowly but surely. In a week or so, I will have read every expedition page on the site, and edited most of them. Opposing categories are exclusive - if the expedition failed, it will only have one failure type. Here's the statistical categories you can check out:

Up to May 30

  • 99 were reached vs 54 not reached.
  • Private property leads failures with 30, followed by Mother Nature with 18, then Technology failure with 4.

Eventually I hope to create a template or script to keep these counts. --Thomcat 17:35, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

->Reply on Thomcat's user page.
All categorized through August 15th, but I've found a few lurking in strange places (on the graticule page, on a user page, etc.) Eventually I will have expedition pages created for all of these, then we will have a nearly complete count.

Tnx for Raptor-ribbon[edit]

I just corrected the last case of "origin geohash". And I think I'll copy your userpage layout soon. Or be inspired by it.--Arvid 19:26, 10 August 2008 (UTC)


Beautiful Icons[edit]

Very nice job on sunrise and midnight. -Robyn 04:09, 12 August 2008 (UTC)


Was it eight, nine or ten? There seem to be ten points on the map, nine names in the list and you called it eight. Very impressive, and as I may just be the only person who can travel faster than a guy in a fast car on the Autobahn, I may have a duty to do more.

I'll make you a ribbon later. Any ideas for the icon.

I'm also thihking of creating a new achievement for "Getting to more hashes in a given week than Relet." It would be very difficult for most people to achieve, but almost impossible for you. I'd like to see you try! -Robyn 02:09, 18 August 2008 (UTC)


I actually didn't remember the multihash ribbon existing, but someone has been busy and made one. After I wrote the comment I realized that you already had the ribbon on your page, but I figured you'd find some other meaning for my comment, or just decide I was crazy. -)

Yeah, I've wanted to do the air monster hash for a while, but it seemed like cheating. I wanted to give the ground-based people a chance. Now that you've set a hard-to-beat benchmark, I don't mind finding a line across the country that takes me through 40 geohashes. I feel a little sleazy taking graticule virginity that way, though.

Oh and I looove my ribbon. I was more worried about bears than alligators at this latitude, but the sentiment is exact. -Robyn 13:37, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Most active graticules[edit]

God, I love Wiki. A person never has to either come up with original ideas OR finish anything, but there's always something interesting to do, and things get done anyway. Thanks for picking up the baton on the most active idea. There may be a way to automate the monthly score list, but I haven't played with that side of wiki yet. -Robyn

Land Usage request[edit]

I lack the time and/or skill to do this myself. Can you give me a Land usage for two graticules - my own Seattle, Washington and Jevanyn's Cape May, New Jersey. Many many thanks in advance! --Thomcat 16:46, 21 August 2008 (UTC)


Hey, that achievement ribbon wasn't even live yet. (Thepiguy hasn't uploaded all the images, which is why it didn't work properly. It should be fixed later tonight or tomorrow). Isn't it a clever design? He and srs0 thought it up. -Robyn 02:28, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Nice work on completing the minesweeper! I also like what Hessophanes has done with it. You are truly a force to be reckoned with! (I also think your one of the only ones with more geohashes than expeditions) Thepiguy 17:20, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks pi guy! Having nine reachable, well-surveyed graticules to choose from helps a lot. -- Relet 17:49, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Wow, Nice User Page[edit]

What an elaborate user page. I just came over to say sorry for being grouchy about the user page/expedition thing, and thanks for realizing that was what happened. I'll tell you why I always update my user page first: for a while I didn't know how to make a new page without first creating a link to it. I didn't know you could just type in the page title to start editing it. So I HAD to edit my user page in order to link to the expedition. So it became a habit. And I WAS tired. :-)

I hope you have an excellent weekend. This sport is such fun. -Robyn 05:28, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

Hallo relet, ich habe eine kurze Erläuterung der geohashing-Spielregeln geschrieben, die man Hausbesitzern als Vorwarnung am Tag vor einer Expedition einwerfen kann (wenn man schon mal am hashpoint vorbeikommt, also eher nicht jedes Mal): Ambassador-DE. Fällt Dir ein Verbesserungsvorschlag ein? Wenn nicht, dann werde ich eine passende Seite zum Einbinden suchen und auch noch eine englische Version erstellen. Und übrigens noch Gratulation zu den verrückten Aktionen wie z.B. dem Mega-Multihash. Danatar 14:21, 26 September 2008 (UTC)

i luv ju! lyx Always (UTC)

pics for 51,13 meetup 2008 OCT 18[edit]

the pictures are up, enjoy

Thanks a lot! Requesting requests inevitably yields requests, you know. :] -- Relet 17:34, 18 October 2008 (UTC)


why i don't see you no more since 2 days? krokus. longing me. taking green shirt. good night.

Reply from excellentdude[edit]

Thanks for the welcome; good to meet you! (Honestly, I don't know how communication works. Should I have replied on my page or yours or under what heading?) --excellentdude 22:04, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

meetup graticule bug[edit]

Hi, just thought you'd like to know I finally found and fixed the bug in the meetup graticule template. Sorry it took so long! Matty 00:16, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

re: Pirates[edit]

I got your message, and I do apologize for changing your user page. The problem stems from having no string matching functions in the wiki markup language. All I have is
It was especially tricky/annoying in your case because your user name is not capitalized, but the page title is. I tried
but surprisingly it didn't work. Your user page can be changed back if you like, it's hard to find the Pirates and Buccaneers categories at the bottom anyway, with all the others down there :-) -- Jevanyn

Thanks, I did not know that about category indexing. I checked mediawiki again, and I think I can get the template closer to what I want. With regards to merging the "Pirates" and "Water Geohash achievements" categories, I'm actually aiming to put only users into "Pirates", and only geohashes into the other. -- Jevanyn


Thanks for doing all the work creating the Norwegian graticules. I'm an immigrant to Norway (originally from Canada), but once I found this resource:

...which is a list of every cluster of people larger than 200 in Norway, my life got a bit easier, with regard to actually naming them.

Cheers, Ashley


Promise to use the Show Preview from now on and thanks for the encouragement! You, ilpadre and dawidi are sort of our heroes/mentors/spirit guides. –NCBears 1547 16 Jan 2009 (UTC).


Hi Relet! I'm in Berlin until Friday! Fingers crossed for some adventuring! Kate 20:38, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Land Usage and Map Zone Stats[edit]

Hello, I'm user User:Benjaminb37 from France. After reading your Python script "Land Usage" I tried to run it on the server that hosts my web site, and it failed (no Python out-of-the-box). Then I re-coded your script in PHP and tested it, it worked fine for very small pictures, failed for graticule images (no precise error message, I don't know if it's a "time-out" reason).

So, I was wondering how I could compute the precentages of my home graticule when I decided to make a console application to do that. This tool is called "Map Zone Stats" and is hosted at my homepage. It works fine testing pictures 7000 by 7000 pixels large. I would like your comments about it (but no obligation here, ok?), and I tested it with the (home) graticule picture and the zone definitions file you can get there: it gaves me a recognition rate of 71.24 % and :

  64.87022 %  ( 46.21049 % of map)  Fields
  20.12151 %  ( 14.33362 % of map)  Forests
   9.47996 %  (  6.75308 % of map)  Labels
   2.39477 %  (  1.70592 % of map)  Roads
   0.91437 %  (  0.65135 % of map)  Industrial
   0.86745 %  (  0.61793 % of map)  Highways
   0.72589 %  (  0.51709 % of map)  Water
   0.54957 %  (  0.39149 % of map)  Settlements
   0.07625 %  (  0.05432 % of map)  Natural reserves

I know it's not perfect, I'll try to test/make it O.S. independant soon (maybe with FreePascal, if it can accept the GraphicEx library I use to load very large pictures) and to add features like (as I'm considering doing now) a listing of un-matched pixel colors and a "tolerance" tweaking to accept pixels with colors very similar to "registered" ones. If you think this is a good idea, I'll add a new page to this wiki (Map Zone Stats), fill it with informations about the software, and link it to yours (Land Usage).

Although "Map Zone Stats" hasn't the same appeal as your script and lacks its straightforwardness, I'd like to thank you for your initial idea... --Benjaminb37 00:43, 25 January 2009 (UTC)


Are you ok? What was wrong? Poor relet :( --joannac 20:29, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Sorry I missed you in Germany. I hope you are better. Fingers crossed for a couch geohash then. Kate 02:20, 11 February 2009 (UTC)