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All graticules devolution[edit]

I noticed that ReletBot hasn't created any new grat pages in a while. Is it still looking in All_Graticules for changes (as opposed to the new subpages, e.g. All graticules/Eurasia)? Or is it just not feeling well? --starbird 20:35, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

It should be looking at the subpages only. But I will check if it is up and running. -- relet 20:38, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. It had indeed stopped working a while ago. -- relet 21:23, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the Ribbon...[edit]

Is there a Second and Third place winner? --NWoodruff 23:16, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

As if there could be a second Atlanta. ;) -- relet 23:21, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

just upgraded the hash page...

Shmulik's taste in music[edit] excellent (so far, with the statistics being at n=1) - Danatar 20:57, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

 :D Thank you! -- relet 21:00, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Saturday hashes[edit]

'xcuse me, but i count only 19 such items (assuming your bolds are correct), not 29: 9 in 2008, 9 in 2009, and 1 in 2010. Where's the mismatch? ;-) -- CrystyB 15:48, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

Hey. Bold items are the more interesting expeditions, not the saturdays. I started this before I realized that Saturdays are more important for some. :) -- relet 15:55, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Oh, i see. Too bad there's no mention about this particular meaning of the boldiness...
Anyway, shall we design a way to mark those which were on Saturdays? It would help the Xkcd centurion achievement page. Also, in case you don't want to bother, would you mind my editing your archives to address this? -- CrystyB 16:23, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
No, go ahead. If you find a nice icon to represent Saturdays, you could just prepend it... or affix it... or something. :) -- relet 18:17, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
I was thinking of a (searchable) text-only mark (like "(Sat)" near the date), but i've seen other use Saturday meetup, considering that Meetup.PNG might not apply to some expeditions. I could add both text and image, if that's ok. -- CrystyB 20:00, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
I'd prefer something not too wide, please. :) I use some small screens. One icon, or maybe a text, but not both. -- relet 21:15, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Are those icon sizes acceptable? How about an asterisk or percent sign, and icon? -- CrystyB 21:40, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
I have my icons in 24px usually. Asterisks are good I guess. And if you happen to find that I have had 13 weekend hashes out of 52 in the graticule 52,13, that must be a sign of sorts. -- relet 16:30, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome :)[edit]

Hi Relet, thanks for your welcome!

I didn't know you could just fill the continental All Graticules list and let the bot do the hard work of creating the pages, so thanks for the tip, it will save me a lot of work :) I'll move the map to the proper page once it's finished.

I'll write some reports eventually, when I manage to unstick myself from my computer chair and actually go geohashing :) --Ivan 20:56, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

You survived MÉXICO THE RIDE!![edit]

dude, why did you went to Tecámac!!!

nice you accomplished a geohash here in México and that you survived going all the way down there in a "colectivo" without being robbed (let's be honest, that region of the valley isnt a good place to be roaming around).

dude, hope you come sometime soon and do a Geohash then.

Saludos desde México --Cid

Forthcoming epic battle[edit]

The battle lines have been drawn. Prepare to defend yourself! --aperfectring 19:52, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Grat page "standard format"[edit]

I just noticed ReletBot forced one of my edits into the "standard format". Do all grat pages really need to conform to such a format? I believe the extra data i had added in there would've been useful for lazy people (like me), who can't be bothered to reason out the coords of adjacent grats... -- CrystyB 12:51, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

If you don't want any bots editing your pages, you can add Template:Maintained to them. The bot will be kind enough to skip over them :) --Meghan 15:17, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

I smell adventure![edit]

Any particular reasons why you put User:LadyDeathstrike into Category:Needs attention? *nudge nudge* :D -- relet 22:04, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

There's an expedition on that page to move to its own. Jiml 22:37, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
It has been moved. You can find it in the same Needs attention category Scratch that. I took care of it :) --Meghan 22:40, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Regional Geohash Maps[edit]

Hi Relet,

On the Georgia page, your comment for one of the edits was, "I don't really see the point of making these, when we have [1], but still." I just wanted to throw my two cents in: I think the maps are less for showing which graticles are virgin, and more for regional geohashing. That, at least, is the root of some of the early maps of European countries. The virgin/non-virgin coloring is then just added information on the map. It may also be possible that newcomers to the wiki might search for their home state (in the U.S.) and use the map to find their home graticule. Maybe more than anything, I just enjoy making them and I only have three left to do, so I'll just finish the 50 U.S. states. --Dvdllr 15:11, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

I see. That makes much more sense for me now. Thanks for pointing that out. :) I created the original map of Germany to see how much coverage we have achieved - IIRC before dawidi wrote his tool. Re: Cosmetic changes in Georgia - In the graticule templates we had eventually settled on giving the full name of graticules named after places in neighbouring countries (or US/CA/AUS states). That's why I left them written in full in the map of Georgia.. but then I realize that we haven't done that in any of the other regional/country maps. Yay for consistency! -- relet 16:01, 26 July 2010 (UTC)


Ich bin leider nicht mehr in Oslo, sondern seit letztem November in Kalifornien. Sonst wäre ich auf jeden Fall dabei. Was treibt denn Dich wieder nach Oslo, bist du da jetzt permanent?

  • Das klingt ja lustig, da bist du sicher nicht der einzige Geocacher :-) Ich arbeite jetzt bei IMVU, einem Startup in Silicon Valley, das nur tangentiell etwas mit Spielen zu tun hat. Ist auch schön, aber ich vermisse Norwegen regelmäßig, und komme sicher irgendwann zurück.

Calendar girl links[edit]

Just found that none of the links to on the Calendar Girls achievement page are working?

Link to the IRC client gives a 404?[edit]

Hey there, noticed that the link on the main page to the IRC web-client ([2]) has been giving a 404 for a while now. Could you have a look at that otherwise we should probably remove the link ... cheers - Mampfred 06:52, 16 January 2011 (EST)

Should be fixed in the meantime. Server has been down for a good while. Thanks for the notice! -- relet 17:54, 20 January 2011 (EST)

Is ReletBot DEAD?????[edit]

He hasn't made a page in quite some time, I'm worrying. Maybe you have overworked him and he died due to lack of sleep mode? Or has he not been oiled? Or is he just taking a long nap? I'm pretty sure he is the closest thing to a friend any robot has ever been, so I worry! --Hewhoamareismyself 21:29, 22 January 2011 (EST)

Sorry, I didn't know you know each other so well. He is in the process of moving, and usually operates whenever he's needed. I'll make sure he pops around some time soon. -- relet 02:52, 24 January 2011 (EST)

Also something I just found, a while ago he named a graticule in Brazil (Indian Ocean) if I had time right now I would fix it, but I don't. --Hewhoamareismyself 22:02, 27 January 2011 (EST)

2012 geohashing calendar[edit]

You are in the November winning picture of the 2012 calendar. Could you please confirm that you are okay with being published in print and being hung up on our walls? ;) --HiroProtagonist 13:25, 1 March 2011 (EST)

Oh noes! Not again! -- relet (go ahead!) 20:02, 1 March 2011 (EST)


I just happened to goole a podcast of your Polylux appearance on telly (, didn't know about that (and a lot of people here probably don't), very nice indeed :) - Mampfred 03:51, 5 May 2011 (EDT)

Thanks! Yup, that was 2008-09-29_52_12. Didn't we have a media/press section somewhere? Well, at least it's in the Hall of Amazingness. -- relet 04:04, 5 May 2011 (EDT)
Could be more prominent I guess. And no tv coverage since then, what a shame ... - Mampfred 04:07, 5 May 2011 (EDT)
I guess we could add this somewhere: 200809295212-P1020201.JPG - Unfortunately mediawiki is b0rken beyond repair, and does not allow to both add an image caption in "thumb" mode and link to an external page at the same time, or we could add a caption. -- relet 09:05, 5 May 2011 (EDT)
Not sure what you mean. Like that?
Linkage to the link
Only problem is that it doesn't work inline ... - Mampfred 09:19, 5 May 2011 (EDT)
Ah I see, external link from the picture itself and a caption ... doesn't work, u win - Mampfred 09:21, 5 May 2011 (EDT)
No, we all lose. :P But yeah, that's what I meant. -- relet 09:49, 5 May 2011 (EDT)


Awesome! Best way to communicate your intentions to Vancouver is to create a section on the Talk page under the dates you'll be here. I don't think most people monitor the main page. It's pretty static and not a place we use for chat. We've had the worst summer ever, so it's rainy and miserable and we're not gettingout hiking, biking and kayaking, but they keep saying we might get summer later, so give it a try. - RObyn


Is this your implementation, or are you only hosting it? --Juventas 16:13, 30 December 2011 (EST)

Both. Any feedback is welcome! :) -- relet 17:06, 30 December 2011 (EST)
Your implementation looks great, and the method for changing dates is much more intuitive. Unfortunately OpenStreetMaps doesn't seem to have any data for undeveloped areas around here (50km radius of the colour beige isn't very helpful). While Google Maps often doesn't have every road either, I can still rely on satellite imagery and contour lines. On a different topic, the date parameter always brings me to the previous day (e.g. goes to the 25th). --Juventas 21:41, 3 January 2012 (EST)
Yes, I will add a google (or bing) layer as soon as it becomes available in the library I am using. The two maps are kind of tricky to get if you are not using their API or the one from OpenLayers who manages to interface.
The date issue is weird... your link goes to the 26th for me. I have to check that, thanks for the notice! -- relet 03:38, 4 January 2012 (EST)
I tried it in a different browser, same problem. So I investigated a little further and discovered if I changed my system's timezone to say +01:00 it fixed the problem, back to -08:00 and the problem returns. --Juventas 21:40, 4 January 2012 (EST)
Could you check if it's fixed now? Apparently the date would be parsed as UTC, which is the day before if you look at it from your side. -- relet 08:35, 9 January 2012 (EST)
It's fixed. --Juventas 01:39, 10 January 2012 (EST)

Mad skills in Svalbard[edit]

Total respect for you hashing in Svalbard. Are you record North Geohash?Cjk 16:54, 6 February 2012 (EST)

Maps and retro hashes not lining up[edit]

I've been hacking on an erlang tool that calculates all retro hashes around you and outputs javascript for easy google maps access. You can see sample output around my location here. Looks like a green cheese if you zoom out.

Anyway so I got the code working today and went out and retroed a bit and visited 5 retro hashes just after dark. I used geohash droid to create the pages automatically. But some of the maps on the pages don't have the hash point in the right spot. The coords look right and geco looks right but not the map on the expedition page.



You who have been coding this before, do you have any clue to the errors? I used peeron as the source for DJIA. --Cjk 15:50, 8 February 2012 (EST)

Looks like all the correct ones are Sundays so unaffected by 30W, but the incorrect ones are a Tuesday and a Friday. Maybe the templates are using 30W rule for dates before 2008-05-27? Cause your code, my code and geohash droid all agree. --Cjk 16:08, 8 February 2012 (EST)
I've solved it! The wiki map is not 30W compliant since it uses it for dates older than 2008-05-27 as well. Here is some code I tried in erlang and if you look at the first incorrect link above you can see that this is where the map puts its marker!
81> <<A:64,B:64>> = crypto:md5("1931-11-17-106.35").
82> A*math:pow(2,-64).
83> B*math:pow(2,-64).
106.53 is the DJIA for 1931-11-16 and not 1931-11-17 as it should be! --Cjk 18:34, 8 February 2012 (EST)