User talk:Tongs

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Welcome: Congratulations on joining this eclectic group. I have never yet had a chance-meeting and only one by arrangement. Last year, there were three visits to the same point on one particular day but even then, we never met. That was in 52, 1. I like the idea of an emergency fun box. That's totally in the geohashing spirit. --Sourcerer (talk) 07:40, 18 August 2014 (EDT)

Thanks for the welcome! Yes, perhaps we were being too hopeful, but we did have fun nonetheless, and will give it another go for sure. Tongs (talk)

You'll have to come to 28 -16 (Tenerife)! I'll be back next week and I do visit Cambridge, usually on the way to Staffs. I visited 2014-12-28_28_-16 yesterday. Very different from 52 1. --Sourcerer (talk)

I've just re-read your bit about setting up a mailing list. I don't think it's a good idea because it's effectively built into this wiki site. If you click "Watch", you get an email every time anyone edits the page (as I'm doing right now). I have altered my "settings" to watch every page I create or edit. This generates a few emails from time to time but not so many that it gets annoying. --Sourcerer (talk) 02:37, 20 January 2015 (EST)

2015-08-08 52 0[edit]

Don't know if you're still hashing, but this Saturday's should be accessible and is close to Cambridge. I'll be there at 4pm. Hope you can make it! — Benjw  {talk} 13:59, 7 August 2015 (EDT)

Shame you can't make it today, but perhaps we'll meet some other time. Thanks for responding. All the best. — Benjw  {talk} 07:41, 8 August 2015 (EDT)
Yeah, if I was anywhere near Cambridge I'd have come. I'm in East Devon, sadly. Definitely another time. I monitor the wiki every day, and right now don't have a job, so there'll be plenty of chances. —Tongs/B.

Fibonacci Level[edit]

Even if this never takes off, your write-up made me laugh a lot. It's a very xkcd-ish achievement! How can we include some romance and sarcasm? --Sourcerer (talk) 10:36, 8 October 2015 (EDT)

It's a great idea! Should we make a page for it? Romance? Well, the sequence has been used in the arts in all sorts of ways, maybe one of them is a start. Sarcasm? I'd hope the Tongs were already doing a good enough job of making themselves ridiculous, so much so that sarcasm isn't necessary. Tongs (talk) 11:14, 10 October 2015 (EDT)
Is this suitably relevant? Tongs (talk) 11:25, 10 October 2015 (EDT)
I love the cartoon! Counting dirty! --Sourcerer (talk) 06:21, 22 October 2015 (EDT)

Homerton College[edit]

Wander in via the lawn hashpoint. Head for the Porters Lodge/Reception and ask when the next open day is. --Sourcerer (talk) 10:16, 4 November 2015 (EST)

2015-05-08 52 -2[edit]

If you switch to Google satellite view and zoom in, it looks to me like there is a reasonably well-used path running along the north-eastern edge of the field, behind the gardens of the houses on Newcastle Road. OpenStreetMap also suggests a footpath there. Based on that, I'd be willing to take a guess that the hashpoint is in a field, rather than a garden, and is reachable from the path. On the other hand, I've been bitten before (in a non-geohasing sense) by a path shown on OpenStreetMap that turend out to be blocked by a barbed wire fence ;-) PaintedJaguar (talk) 21:30, 6 November 2015 (EST)

Thanks for taking a look and replying! Ever intrepid, I'm going to go and give it a go tomorrow. Tongs (talk) 04:36, 7 November 2015 (EST)


Jumping in puddles at the hashpoint? Also, I loved the use of bits to determine lunch and added the "Fun stuff" category to that page. --Sourcerer (talk) 07:24, 22 December 2015 (EST)

Amateur radio[edit]

I'm G4JUV but lacking antennas right now. Best 73 --Sourcerer (talk) 20:50, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Maybe we can somehow do some radio stuff the next time we meet at a hash. Tongs (talk) 11:03, 19 January 2018 (UTC)