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  1. Homemade oatmeal rasin cookies.
  2. According to my stats page I have 407. I haven't found a cache in several months though. Maybe tomorrow I'll have time to go find a few new ones. I don't pay too much attention to the numbers. I get the most fun in going places that I've never been to before and enjoying the scenery and just being outdoors. Some caches are even a great excuse to go 4-wheeling in my Jeep, those are some of the most fun ones.
  3. I'm glad that worked. Just think of all that ink that you paid for is there instead of on a piece of paper. One thing that is good for cleaning anything that needs a lint-free type of paper is white coffee filters. I didn't read all the way through the HP web page, just enough to look and see if it had halfway decent instructions to clean up the gunk in the head cleaning area. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  4. Try this. I have seen many ink jet printers that are thoroughly caked with old ink. This will usually help. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  5. quote:Originally posted by PilotMan: quote:"The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo I must say that quote is quite amusing, however, I love my Mac and would not toss it out of a window. No offense to the Mac users. One of the first computers I had was an Apple //e, after that a Mac SE. Now all I use is PC's, but I've been impressed with what Apple is doing with their newest G5's & some of the other consumer electronics they are selling. Wonder what the world would be like if Apple would have let the clones sell like IBM did with Compaq & the rest instead of squashing all the other companies that started making Mac clones? BTW, the park has had that sign up for several years and it has never been closed due to any wild animals, only due to fire earlier this year in the very South section that is not used as much as the rest. I have been a little wary while looking for geocaches back in the little used sections though. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  6. Oops, sorry. You can go to the 'Hide and Seek a Cache' page and enter the waypoint there to bring up the cache page. Thanks GeoBond007 for the link, I should've posted it that way. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  7. There are quite a few caches that are near ( <1000 feet) areas where people go out to shoot up trash that others have left in our area. I wouldn't worry about it. I don't know about your area, but around here people can and have used many areas for target shooting, even if there aren't old cars/appliances/etc in the area. I'd just re-visit the cache when no one else is around. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  8. GC10E7 This is one in our area. It was a lot of fun finding it. Basically he used different colored reflectors for the markers. The night I found it, there was a lightning storm off to the east about 30 miles which made the story even better. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  9. This is a sign at the entrance of our largest city park. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  10. You might have spyware installed on your computer. Some web sites are setup to install spyware/adware, etc on your computer when you visit them. Your computer may be set to automatically install any 3rd party software through IE or you may have inadvertantly clocked on Yes when a pop-up message showed up. What I would do is download Spybot Search & Destroy or Ad-Aware and run them. Make sure after you install the software, you check for updates and download them. These programs are free and will remove any adware, spyware, malware, etc from your computer and also clean out tracking cookies along with most other stuff that is used to track your online activities. Hope this helps. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  11. That is terrific news. We're glad she is home safe. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  12. May your niece return home safely. Our two nieces lived with us for many years when they were 13-18 and we have an almost 3 year-old son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. David
  13. What I do when I revisit a cache to get/leave a travel bug, etc is post a Note saying that I grabbed the bug or placed a bug in the cache. Don't post it as another Find though. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  14. I have a Palm m515 and the GPS Companion. I mostly use the Palm for cache pages using Spinner/Plucker, but I also use Cetus GPS which is a much better program for using the Palm as a GPS than the garbage that Magellan provided. My main GPS is a Garmin III+ which I use most of the time. The Palm Companion is only used in areas where the Garmin can't get a good lock (under heavy tree cover, etc) or when the batteries get low. The only bad part about using a Palm/GPS Companion combo is that it is not rugged at all and would be very easy to damage if you dropped it. I also bought a generic multivoltage car adapter with all the different tips. It works great for the car at 6 volt output to run the Palm/GPS companion and even recharges the Palm battery. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  15. David, Rhona and Ryan. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  16. We have had 3 fires in areas where there are caches located. The area are still off-limits, so no info on if the fires burned up any caches yet. I do know of one that was in the area where firefighters confirmed the coordinates were within the burned area. We might have lost up to 6-7 caches. One fire was started by an idiot 17 year-old kid tossing a cigarette butt in the dry grass. He might get the $300,000.00 bill for firefighting costs for his stupidity. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  17. Download GPSBabel and use it to convert the .loc files you saved from the cache pages to .gpx file. Then Watcher will load them in using Merge. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  18. quote:Originally posted by mknoll3:GREAT WAY TO MAKE MONEY-READ THIS!!!!!! Monday, 20-Nov-25 03:09:13 Hope the admins can delete this rejects post without deleting the entire thread. Keep this garbage off of this site. We don't want it. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  19. They are mostly for when you find a locationless cache that requires you to post the coordinates where you found the object that you are supposed to find for the cache. Also, if you find a traditional cache and feel that the posted coordinates are quite aways off from what your GPSr indicates. Mostly, they are optional and don't need to be filled in. You would definitely NOT post the final coordinates of a multi-cache for example. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  20. Stands for the Difficulty/Terrain ratings for the cache. Read up on it here. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  21. Check this out. They are trying to get a memorial plaque at the original site. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  22. It would seem that the poster is talking about a few caches in a certain area and the way a couple of geocachers have went to those locations. I would tend to agree somewhat that there are areas where the ground plants, etc are sensitive to being trampled on. Most of the caches around here are either in the city or are out in the woods where there isn't any kind of trail at all. Those that I have found that are near a hiking/walking trail are in areas where there would be very little to no damage by someone walking off-trail. What little damage there would be would be to a bunch of weeds anyway. The kind of posting that she made seems to me like it should have been to some local people, not to the entire world. My own personal belief is that we are here to enjoy our world. If I want to walk, ride a bike or drive my Jeep to an area I will do that. I won't deliberately try to damage the area and I stay on the roads and trails whenever possible. Some trails are just old skidder trails that were made many years ago. As far as staying out of the woods at night, forget it. I have found several caches at night and have camped many times in the middle of nowhere. Basically what it boils down to is don't tell me what to do. I will do what I please, but I will also follow the rules in the areas where they are needed to protect the local species from being killed off. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  23. That is a really great idea. I'll have to visit the cache once everything is in place and it's all approved. It's only about 280-300 miles from home too. Good excuse for a road trip. Hope everything goes well in the whole process. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  24. I have found quite a few micros, both in the city and out in the woods. I have placed several myself out in the woods and along the highways. I enjoy the challenge of finding them wherever they are. The only thing that I don't really care for about in finding any kind of geocache, is when they are right in a very busy area where there are a lot of people most of the time. I think it is up to the cache hider to put a standard or micro cache wherever they please, be it in the woods or along a street or in a park. If you don't like a micro, then don't look for it. As for myself, I'll try and find it whatever it is. To each their own. There has been too much of this 'we know what's best for you' type of thought going on in this country lately. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
  25. Hmmmm, another thread on stealing software. Let's see how long it takes for this one to be blasted away by the admins. "The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec/sec." -Marcus Dolengo
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