jump to navigation

They Get Better With Age, Folks June 16, 2009

Posted by kinzuakid in Cache Construction, Geocaching, Geocaching.com, Philosophy, Snark.
Tags: , ,
add a comment

I thought I had already heard, seen and done all the craziest numbers running Geocaching stunts in the world.  And then I read this Geocaching Forum thread:

Do you archive your older caches that have slowed down just so you can place a new one in the area?
That’s not the craziest, however, as several readers have hinted they do just that.  They call it “refreshing the game”.  Once a Geocache has been found by the 8-10 people the owner cares about, out comes another.  With all these caches being built to archive I am certain the quality of the hide and swag must be incredible.  Awesome, even.
The first response is dead on the freakin’ money, folks:
No, If I own a real old cache it has historical value and I wanted people to see what I brought them there for. I don’t hide caches so people can increase their number.

If I archive a cache in the area I don’t place a new one there because one of two things has happened.
1. What I wanted to show off no longer exist or is significantly different to where I don’t think it is interesting any more
2. I am too far away to maintain the cache

-webscouter
Listen to that one.  He knows of what he speaks.  Around these parts we have honor attached to the oldest caches.  I have a PQ specifically for the oldest hides and I have two caches on my bucket list of note: Groundspeak HQ and Geocache #1.
That’s it for me, I’m on my way to the Mile High City for a few days of work and they’re closing the door to the plane.  Maybe I’ll get off my rear and drop you all another quickie in the AM.
Advertisements

Quick and Dirty Update June 6, 2009

Posted by kinzuakid in Events, Geocaching, Geocaching.com, Reviews, Snark, Software.
Tags: , , , , , ,
2 comments
  • I’ve hit over 85,000 Geocaching miles.  Suck it, Lotrat.
  • Calipers pointed out I need to review GeoBuddy and compare it to GSAK.  Stay tuned.
  • Somebody was musing about a North SD County meet and greet.  Let’s get it on, folks.
  • I’m still looking for more interesting spoofs to target for my “Don’t Do This!” series.  Take a look at my profile and send me your ideas if you want to have them immortalized with the “Frown-O-Meter”.  (See my GC profile and caches for more details)

Free GSAK Key For the Taking May 9, 2009

Posted by kinzuakid in Geocaching, In the News/Blogosphere, Resources, Snark, Software, Somebody Else's Stuff.
Tags: , , ,
14 comments

This is GSAK, or Geocaching Swiss Army Knife.  I’ve written about GSAK before, both here and here.

A good handful of you thieving pirates have found this blog by way of Google searches for “GSAK Key”, “GSAK Crack” and a handful of other search terms that are both indicting and depressing all at the same time.  You probably found your way here because you are trying to avoid this:

GSAK Nag Screen

GSAK Nag Screen

First off, this is one of the cooler nag screens you’re going to see.  It is the GSAK Spouse, after all.  But let’s break this down for a minute.  I want you to meet Clyde: (more…)

Wherein I Get Pwned May 8, 2009

Posted by kinzuakid in Geocaching, In the News/Blogosphere, My Finds, Snark, Statistics.
Tags: , , , ,
1 comment so far

On my own blog, no less.

I made this braggadocio entry about my mileage and states knocked off the list with a find and then a single commenter weighs in: Lotrat, with some even more impressive stats.  18:32 with 56K miles and including a pair of smileys in China.

I’m jealous.  I was supposed to go to Hong Kong this year but kept missing my connection due to weather delays.  When I heard Lotrat was heading over there for a trip I knew he’d have a couple to throw in my face.  Punk.

Now go get one in North Korea and I’ll stay impressed.  Just one- that’s all you need to log.  😉

Wherein I Learn A Lesson About Geocaching February 2, 2009

Posted by kinzuakid in Cache Construction, Education, For the Newbies, Geocaching, Snark.
Tags: , , , ,
add a comment

I love reading the logs.  One out of 100 logs is just a side splitter.  Today I found one.

I called Calipers to ask him about one of my caches and the moment he answers I know he’s already read the log.  The bastard reads my logs before I read them.  Dammit, I’m never FTF any damned thing in the Geocaching world!  🙂

This one was a doozy:

“January 31 by ANONYMOUS (16 found)
After a diligent search, no cache. And if you are going to give a hint, then give a hint. Do not give a hint telling there is no hint. That is just rude and annoying.”

Now anonymous has a name but I’m just snarky and not a complete ass; close, though.  The irony is that this is one of a series of good examples caches, perfect for newbies like this one.  It was a 1/1.5 ammo can under a bush.  Easy pie, good view, super kid friendly.  My hint was essentially garbage since this is really a 1.  Really.  I just started laughing when I saw he had 16 finds.

Who makes a comment like that after 16 finds?  My reaction, below the fold.

(more…)

Don’t Do This: Crappy Cache Containers January 9, 2009

Posted by kinzuakid in Cache Construction, Geocaching, Snark.
2 comments

I’m collecting for a gallery and write-up of the worst cache containers ever come across, in line with my “Don’t Do This” Geocache series.  If you want to make sure that Dixie Cup is included, drop me a line or a note in the comments here.  Pics are always good (um, pics are actually awesome); and I’ll link to your profile as an added bonus unless you wish to remain anonymous.  I’m just trying to have a little fun, so no posting Waypoints or hider names, just the container description/picture.

I’m also looking to catalogue a list of good caches for the beginning Geocacher, particularly in and around San Diego County.  I know about a few, but I like to add more background when I publish these things.  Depending on the response a North American collection might be worth a shot.  A positive cache or two from various metro areas is always helpful for the newbies.

We need to show them what the good ones look like before they start finding all of my LPCs.  😉

Happy Caching!