User talk:Wenslayer

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[edit] Congratulations on your successful Puppet Master

Wenslayer earned the Puppet Master Geohash achievement
by manipulating his parents to reach the (49, -123) geohash on 2010-07-04.
2010-07-04 49 -123.WsSr.jpg
I'm really quite surprised they went out and got it with only an email prodding from me! --Wenslayer 06:00, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
They were awesome. Your dad was stepping in front of taxicabs in the quest for the perfectly zeroed shot. -Robyn 23:57, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
Heh heh, that doesn't surprise me. Ironic thing is, they've met more Geohashers in person (you) than I have (none)! BTW, I have their photos -- shall I upload them and make them available to the expedition page? --Wenslayer 00:46, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Sure! Whatever enhances the expedition report. The proof is obviously sufficient already, so it's all gravy now. I think the one I took of your mom photographing your dad illustrates their expedition very well, and it would be good to see it from their point of view, too. We'll meet up someday. We rely on you to get the island spots in the 49 -123 graticule, but someday we'll be in the same place and time. -Robyn 01:02, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Welcome to the area!

Greetings! It's nice to see another Western BC geohasher. - Elbie 18:56, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Wenslayer, fabulous. Do you have a bicycle? Vancouver geohashers come to your graticule all the time. SO cool to have a local there. There have been some excellent Victoria geohashers. Too bad you weren't active a few weeks ago when you could have joined us for Geohashing Day! -Robyn 19:12, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the nice welcome, Elbie & Robyn -- I've read a few of your adventures, and yes, it's unfortunate I didn't join up a month earlier. Yes, I have a (road) bike, but no kayak :-). Oh, and no GPS (yet) -- any advice? Weekend hashes will be the easiest for me to pursue since I work full time. --Wenslayer 19:29, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

I was able to do a no batteries hash in Saanich using Google Maps print-outs. It's a bit inexact, but works on land. Pick a closeby landmark and use the map legend to determine its distance from the point. I then use my bike's odometer to measure it out. As for getting GPSes, you can find old ones on eBay for cheap (>20$), or head over to MEC to get one new (120$). Also, if you're doing it on a weekend, you can opt meet up with me or another hasher with a GPS. I hop over to your graticule on weekends fairly often. - Elbie 19:36, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

Hehe! Your wiki page is less than a day old and you've already been mobbed by Vancouver! Glad to hear we finally have someone on the island! I already can't wait to get back to Canada to meet you! And don't let the lack of technology stop you, google maps are more than accurate enough. I bought my GPS on sale at London Drugs for really cheap, and geohashing really doesn't require anything fancy. Looking forward to your first expedition report! Thepiguy 22:18, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Generator

Can you please generate one of those retrohash diagrams for 49 -123? How do I tell the date of any particular one? -Robyn 00:30, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

See the updated KML Generator page. If you don't have access to Cygwin, or *nix, I can generate one for you; just let me know the date range you're interested in. --Wenslayer 04:53, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
Oh, and to tell what date it is, just click on the place marker, and it will show the date (hyperlinked to the meetup page), the latitude and longitude, and finally the DOW price on that day. I found the map would get extremely busy if each place marker was labeled. --Wenslayer 05:35, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

[edit] 2009-07-05 49 -125

I'll be on the Island this Sunday for 2009-07-05 49 -125. Want to join me? Do you have a car you could contribute to the expedition? - Elbie 16:14, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Doh! I'm on vacation up at Whistler, so unfortunately, I won't be able to participate. Have fun! --Wenslayer 22:43, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Problems with Geohashing historical data

The problems you identified have been fixed - now I've got to work out how to fix my autoupdate script to avoid these in future ;) --Psud 14:22, 7 July 2009 (UTC)