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  1. Well, I've just realized that the colour arrangement in my flag is also the colour arrangement in the favicon you see when you go to Google. And since Google is the #1 search engine online, and Geocaching is the sport where you're the search engine, the colour scheme seems even more appropriate.
  2. I don't have the funds. Maybe you can help? The flag image is public domain, after all.
  3. Less white it is. Looks good. It just occurred to me that that would be the Groundspeak Geocaching flag as opposed to the standard geocaching flag. The colors are distinctively Groundspeak. Well, the thing is, not just Groundspeak is using that colour arrangement. Lots of other geocaching organizations use it. http://www.geosnippits.com/ http://www.geocaching-qc.com/ http://yogosc.org/ http://www.mi-geocaching.org/ etc., etc.
  4. You mean an orthogonal cross (+) instead of a saltire (X)?
  5. Oh my goodness... I'd consider that geocaching heaven!
  6. The black saltire can be removed, or even couped to put just an "X" in the centre, but adding a black border to the other colours would be a heraldic violation. The rule of tincture states, "metal should not be put on metal, nor colour on colour". White and yellow are considered "metals", while all other colours are called "colours". Touching black to blue, or white to yellow, violates this rule. But, since you sometimes have to put metal on metal to place a geocache (magnets), the border can be removed. Whaddaya think of this? Although I originally put the black saltire in to avoid the idea that geocaching was invented in Scotland.
  7. The time you choose to search for a caching buddy is the time all the caching buddies you know in your area are busy with a saturated schedule.
  8. That can be done for all events occurring in areas which aren't covered by any regional geocaching organization which has its own forum on its website.
  9. Heck, if anyone is willing and able, they can put this flag image on a full-colour geocoin.
  10. Thank you! I'm not planning any events in the foreseeable future, but it'll be a nice way to indicate which group are the lunatics in a crowded park Actually, I wasn't limiting that suggestion to you. Any geocacher can fly this flag to indicate that (s)he's a geocacher. It can be flown at any geocaching event, small or large.
  11. It's public domain, my friend. Feel free to have a flag in this design made for a geocaching event.
  12. That's what I like to call "zero out, then fan out". First, try to zero out the distance figure on your GPS, then start searching the site for 'candidate hiding spots', gradually expanding your search area, until you either find the cache or give up. Heck, you might just end up zeroing out on two locations on opposite sides of a long obstacle. You'll just have to approach the obstacle from opposite directions, then search. That's what I had to do on one of my finds today.
  13. OR the easiest path to a cache is the one you take leaving it. Boy, you got that right. I experienced just that kind of situation on one of my four finds today. A corollary to that is, "the first approach vector you take to the cache is always the hardest possible approach." Here's another: When you come to a fork in the trail, the first path you decide to take is always the wrong path.
  14. The proportion of this flag is the golden ratio, said to be the most beautiful ratio in the world, and that symbolizes the beautiful things you can find on a cache hunt. Each colour used on the flag is used at least once on the flag of each country of the world, symbolizing the worldwide nature of this activity, and the arrangement of the colours reflects the same arrangement in the geocaching.com logo. The black saltire symbolizes the act of homing in on a specific location, sometimes from many directions, and finding something (think "X marks the spot"), and the logo in the gold portion of the flag is the public domain geocaching logo. The black border on the yellow portion is just to satisfy the heraldic requirement "never put colour on colour, nor metal on metal".
  15. Yep, that's why webwhacking is so prevalent.
  16. If any of you have a TI-89 Titanium graphing calculator and are good at programming it on a high level, do you think you could design a paperless geocaching aid program, like CacheMate, specifically for the TI-89 Titanium? I'd love to be able to automate the process of putting geocache info onto a TI-89 and then browsing through that info on the same unit.
  17. Only at the exact moment you find a nano-cache do you realize you don't have the tools required to properly extract or replace the log.
  18. The cache is always in the last place you look. Which is true with everything else.
  19. And boy, was I out of my element. I thought that simply moving the bug and logging the move was enough, but I didn't know what to do with that tracking code on the dog tag. I chose not to write it down, because I thought I just needed that "TB" code to post the online log properly, and it came back to bite me in the rear, finding out too late that the "TB" or "reference code" is not the same as the tracking code, which is what you actually need to prove that you found the bug. You learn something new every day.
  20. Except that the GUID is not even remotely used by humans as much as the GC code. Just add a regex that allows any number of leading zeroes (within reason) to be put in between the "GC" and the rest of the code, and yet still resolve to the same GUID.
  21. Sorry, I googled but I don't know what that means. "Y (Why) Didn't I Think Of That?"
  22. Well, some database developers and programmers are more comfortable with fields that use data types providing a fixed number of characters, or simply a straight numerical value. Using a variable-length mixed alphanumerical ID can require, to them, some very complex work to define the data type properly.
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