This month, I shared photos of a mystery box I discovered in a meeting room at work which turned out to be an adapter to a proprietary kind of 13A plug socket and developed a software tool which pixel-scrapes open mapping data to estimate what percentage of a given graticule (degree of latitude by degree of longitude) is covered with water, which could be expected to affect the challenge level for geohashers based in that graticule. This coincided with two consecutive-day geohashing expeditions of my own: one to East Adderbury (with accompanying vlog) where I met some cows and was served an unexpected number of eggs at a pub, and one to the South Downs National Park (with accompanying vlog, and via three geocaches: 1, 2, 3).
Posts marked by an asterisk (*) are referenced by the summary above.
- Geohashing expedition 2018-08-23 50 -1 *
- Dan Q found GC5P5KN SDGT South Downs Way Mile 20 *
- Dan Q found GC2X5BJ Small Down Boogie 3 *
- Dan Q found GCTNZ6 V’s own @ M4 – J13 *
- Geohashing expedition 2018-08-22 52 -1 *
- One off the #bucketlist this morning when local radio station @JACKfmOxford said, on-air, “Dan, please stop texting us puns.” *
Reposts marked with a dagger (†) include my comments or interpretation.
- Swiss startup Energy Vault is stacking concrete blocks to store energy Quartz
- Oxford IndieWebCamp is go! *
- Before You Turn On Two-Factor Authentication †
- Battle of the Bulge: Why We’re So Fascinated by Superhero Codpieces
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