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  1. Yip, that's the one - 'verstek'. Wonder if somebody knew that? I learned the word in the 80's while trying to write an Afrikaans document in the IT environment and nobody knew then. I had to task the special pool of typists/'taalversorgers' to find out for me. Wordprocessing on Wang machines, if I remember correctly. Those were the days... Not the good ones. Ever since then I have found maybe 1 or 2 people over the years who actually knew the answer off-hand. And nobody's ever offered 'standaard', which would be a fair option.
  2. I guess that is correct if you use it as a verb. But I am looking for the more general use as Ginger did, so a default that you resort to, i.e. 'default value', but not 'standaard waarde'
  3. 'standaard' is close - one online source gives 'standaard waarde' for 'default value' The question is, if you use the word 'standaard', will anyone ever translate it back to 'default'? So there is another (shorter) word...
  4. So, what is the Afrikaans for 'default'...
  5. Ag, remember, the game is open to anyone, so it attracts all sorts. For a lot of people the novelty wears off after a while, so the enthusiasm to maintain a cache too. Some become fanatics and for most of us it goes up and down! So forgive people in advance, ask their forgiveness for what you haven't done yet and enjoy the ride. There are awesome caches out there!!
  6. Icosagon. Always wanted to know that... Who sits and dream up these names? I mean, there I was sitting in my lab, and here this icosagon floats by... being chased by an avatar... Aparantly you can also call it a 20-sided polygon. Serious.
  7. No, my response not directed at you! And your common sense makes sense, different situation. Best advice that we all learn the hard way: Relax, don't try and fix everything. Apply a bit of that common sense in terms of logs and communication, develop a thick skin, ignore the caches that don't look great, then move on to the next cache and enjoy the game!
  8. Great! Mmm, that's a point... although not every single cache on the day will be a micro (and I simply don't have enough, actually very few , 35mm holders (go try and find them - photo places just don't see them much anymore) - but I have lots of micro variations), the actual caches published later will, as intended, be bigger. Hopefully Traditional, but I guess Small as well. Soooo, when you log against them they will not count against your micro count... Everyone ok with that? BTW, I have given the Micro thing a lot of thought though - I don't think it is that much fun hunting a micro in the middle of a rocky koppie. Especially when you are at number 80 for the day... hehe Where it is feasible and I am reasonably convinced that I will replace with a Traditional size, I will attempt to place the micro in a bigger temporary holder so as to make it easier to find.
  9. Nope, can't find Mondrian linked to Picasso's geometric patterns. The answer is also not an individual.
  10. Sorry, newbie error... Mondrian is not the answer I have - but will check if it might also be right. My answer is SA-based..
  11. Haven't checked the validity of this one, but here goes: From whom did Picasso borrow the geometric patterns used in his abstract paintings?
  12. Ngubu hut? First hut on the Otter trail.
  13. ...not mine, I hope!? Let's make a deal... Please leave me a hint inside Astrofix ? Ok! Oh, you mean the actual cache??? I just look at the numbers and I go numb - can hardly find my way home (with a GPS) then you want me to cross my mental block with maths, trig, that kind of stuff...!! Private Key is much simpler, just a cut-and-paste job... Laat ek sien of ek dit kan uitfigure (sonder om die GreenJaM gang te corner!)...
  14. I would have thought that C-Max in Pretoria Central would be far easier to access, but I suppose their braai facilities are not that good. That's nothing, I was thinking of making a Multi or a Puzzle that you have to solve before getting the final destination! Mmm, wonder if that's allowed... have to chat to FE...
  15. Who knows, you may even encounter something of value at the bottom? Don't you get demoted when you reach the bottom of the log...? Sorry, Private joke!
  16. 1) Just be aware of one thing - when I do a trip to i.e. Durban for a long weekend or so, I might pick up a trackable on the way there or down there and only log it when I'm back, meaning a normal delay of a couple of days. I used to get VERY annoyed when the next logger asks where is the TB or coin. Now I just ignore it, but still think someone must realise over a weekend or in the holidays it is better to wait before you make a song and dance about it. 2) But the most annoying thing you can do is - have something like 14 finds, then, when you don't find a cache where the previous log is still a find, log a DNF. Then go back a few days later when no other cacher was there, don't find it again and then log a Maintenance or Archive request, WITH a patronising tone! I think I put off a newbie for life with my response after I went to check up and found it safe and sound as I expected and I'm sorry about it, but pleaseeee... just because you're a newbie doesn't mean you can't apply common sense, or am I wrong?
  17. Must say, of my few caches, the logs of 'Star Crater' GC18JVF still provide me with the most entertainment. It started with Cabey and Alien3Inc's logs where I have heard the story behind the story...
  18. Cool! Just to get everyone interested started, the background refers to the most useful PGP tool that you can use - 'Portable PGP', you can download from http://ppgp.sourceforge.net - use the smallest download there, can't remember which one it is...
  19. Tx, good to know! BTW, Public Key encryption forms part of something like your online banking - every time you see the lock on your browser, it is the type of encryption in use (a bit more obfuscated, but part and parcel)
  20. Ok, the tentative date is Saturday, 27 March 2010. I've updated the first post. If we don't get any complaints or resistance to this event that need to be dealt with in time, I will publish the listing by the end of next week.
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