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  1. Have any of you tried out my pebble app that I released about a week ago?

     

    https://apps.getpebb...fdfeab1cf000004

     

    iOS and Android compatible, no companion app required: Geocaching using just your watch*

     

    *pebble must be connected to your phone via Bluetooth of course

     

    Hi Graeme,

    I have a Pebble 2 and it's finding my location and correctly loading the nearest caches, but when I click on the middle button to navigate it goes back the menu. If I click on Watch Caching it repeats this. How do I get it to load a cache?

  2. Youtube has a cool and humorous series on teaching Photoshop called "You Suck at Photoshop."

    is one example. Enjoy! :D

    Some well-done fun with Photoshop. That clip

    actually offers a decent tip about using the

    puppet-warp feature.

     

    I agree. There are 23 lessons so far. I like the way that he shows the actual steps. I wonder if he's using Adobe Captivate to create these tutorials?

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    Puppet Warp.

     

    LOL! You should color it yellow!

  3. Youtube has a cool and humorous series on teaching Photoshop called "You Suck at Photoshop."

    is one example. Enjoy! :D

    Some well-done fun with Photoshop. That clip

    actually offers a decent tip about using the

    puppet-warp feature.

     

    I agree. There are 23 lessons so far. I like the way that he shows the actual steps. I wonder if he's using Adobe Captivate to create these tutorials?

  4. I have a few items that may be of interest to people here:

     

    • I found a Yrium card (TNG #10) so I put it in our Little Oaks of Olivenhain cache:
       
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      I thought there used to be a forum for these, but maybe that shows more about how long it's been since I've visited the forums! :anicute:

     

     

    • I turned in our TFTC license plates to save some money so if anyone wants them, they may be available at the DMV.

     

    I've been "hardly caching" for the past few years but hope to get back into it again more sometime and see you out there!

     

    TFTC

     

    Nice to hear from you, TFTC! I've been caching less the past couple of years too, but still go now and then when I get some free time. If you ever want to go caching let me know in your San Diego Events thread...

  5. "Most of the caches take you to places you've never been before or you didn't even know existed," says Jeff Jost, 52, of West Hills.

     

    Really?

    Sure. I think it is safe to say that there are hundreds of lamp posts that I had never known about, let alone visited, prior to finding a cache there.

     

    Hundreds? Was it like Chinese water torture? :anibad:

     

    But seriously, finding cool new places is what got me into it! B)

  6. Ole heard voices from down in his pond and he went to check and found a bunch of young women skinny-dipping there. They all screamed and went down to the deep end where the water was up to their necks. One of the women shouted, "We're not coming out until you leave!" The old man said, "I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked. I came here to feed the alligator."

  7. It's been a long time since I posted in this thread. Does anyone still use this thread anymore?

    Hey, where y' been big guy?

     

    Truth is that FaceBook has destroyed the Forum threads.

    So it goes ... and the written language is going down

    the pooper with them.

     

    Too soon it will be "Back when I was a boy there were

    things we called sentences, paragraphs, letters, and

    books."

     

    Roman Empire ... all over again.

     

    Harmon

    SD Rowdies

     

    Hi Harmon,

     

    I haven't been caching as much to do other things like spending more time with my non-caching family. I recently took my daughter on a couple of hikes. It was great to get out again! It looks like you have a nice new hike up in the Cuyamacas! I guess they must have recently changed the cache rules in the Cuyamacas. That hike is on my short list! I'll try my luck at FB to see if anyone is game...

     

    In case, someone does check this thread, it looks like there are 3 hikes in the Cuyamacas:

    Cuyamaca Peak Loop: 10.4 miles with 2000' of vertical

    Cuyamaca West Mesa Loop: 7.3 miles

    South Boundary Fire Road: 8.6 miles

  8. I would like to share an experience with you all, about drinking and driving. As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years. A couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks with some friends and had a few too many margaritas. Knowing full well that I may have been slightly over the limit, I did something I've never done before -- I took a bus home. I arrived home safely and without incident, which was a real surprise, as I have never driven a bus before and I am not sure where I got it from...

     

    LOL! Nice work! :D

     

    Hope you didn't take Zeber's bus 00020285.gif

    :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

     

    :laughing::laughing::laughing:

  9. A man calls home to his wife and says, "Honey I have been asked to go fishing at a big lake up in Canada with my boss and several of his friends. We'll be gone for a week. This is a good opportunity for me to get that promotion I've been wanting, so would you please pack me enough clothes for a week and set out my rod and tackle box. We're leaving from the office and I will swing by the house to pick my things up. Oh! And please pack my new blue silk pajamas."

     

    The wife thinks this sounds a little fishy but being a good wife she does exactly what her husband asked. The following weekend he comes home a little tired but otherwise looking good.

     

    The wife welcomes him home and asks if he caught many fish. He says, "Yes! Lots of Walleye, some Blue gill, and a few Pike. But why didn't you pack my new blue silk pajamas like I asked you to do?"

     

    The wife replies; "I did, they were in your tackle box."

     

    Ouch! :laughing:

  10. THESE REALLY WORK!! I checked this out on Snopes and it's for real!

    AMAZING, SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES:

     

    1. AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES BY GETTING SOMEONE ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.

     

    2. AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT BY USING THE SINK.

     

    3. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS. REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.

     

    4. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON.

     

    5. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES. THEN YOU'LL BE AFRAID TO COUGH.

     

    6. YOU NEED ONLY TWO TOOLS IN LIFE - WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN'T MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE THE DUCT TAPE.

     

    7. IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.

     

    THOUGHT for the day:

     

    SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES - NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN THEY'RE PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS.

     

    hahahaha!!! Thanks for the laugh!!! :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

     

    It hurts you made me laugh so hard!!! :antenna::laughing::antenna:

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    :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:

  11. Old Cowboy Ya think you have lived to be 63 and know who you are……..

     

    then along comes someone and blows it all to the dickens...

    An old cowboy sat down at the Starbucks and ordered a cup of coffee. As he sat sipping his coffee, a young woman sat down next to him.

     

    She turned to the cowboy and asked, 'Are you a real cowboy?'

     

    He replied, 'Well, I've spent my whole life breaking colts, working cows, going to rodeos, fixing fences, pulling calves, bailing hay, doctoring calves, cleaning my barn, fixing flats, working on tractors, and feeding my dogs, so I guess I am a cowboy.'

     

    She said, 'I'm a lesbian. I spend my whole day thinking about naked women. As soon as I get up in the morning, I think about naked women. When I shower, I think about naked women. When I watch TV, I think about naked women. It seems everything makes me think of naked women.'

     

    The two sat sipping in silence.

     

    A little while later, a man sat down on the other side of the old cowboy and asked, 'Are you a real cowboy?' He replied, 'I always thought I was, but I just found out I'm a Lesbian.' 00020397.gif

     

    :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

     

    :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

  12. :rolleyes:

    At the Vet

     

    A man runs into the vet's office carrying his dog, screaming for help.

    The vet rushes him back to an examination room and has him put his dog down on the examination table.

    The vet examines the still, limp body and after a few moments tells the man that his dog, regrettable, is dead.

    The man, clearly agitated and not willing to accept this, demands a second opinion.

    The vet goes into the back room and comes out with a cat and puts the cat down next to the dog's body.

    The cat sniffs the body, walks from head to tail poking and sniffing the dog's body and finally looks at the vet and meows.

    The vet looks at the man and says, "I'm sorry, but the cat thinks that your dog is dead too."

    The man is still unwilling to accept that his dog is dead.

    The vet brings in a black labrador. The lab sniffs the body, walks from head to tail, and finally looks at the vet and barks.

    The vet looks at the man and says, "I'm sorry, but the lab thinks your dog is dead too."

    The man, finally resigned to the diagnosis, thanks the vet and asks how much he owes.

    The vet answers, "$650.

    "$650 to tell me my dog is dead?" exclaimed the man....

    "Well," the vet replies, "I would only have charged you $50 for my initial diagnosis.

    The additional $600 was for the cat scan and lab tests." :blink:

    Groan.... :rolleyes:

    Jodi, do I have to come down there and spank you?

     

    That one was ruff!

  13. Hi all! My son and I just started geocaching last week, and I thought I'd introduce us in this thread.

     

    It looks like SD has a pretty active geocaching community. My son, being 9, REALLY loves the caches with swag. Any recommendations? We live up in Rancho Penesquitos, where the 15 and the 56 intersect.

     

    Thanks all!

     

    Hammerfel

    Hi Hammerfel! Welcome! Harmon had some good advice. I'd also recommend looking for larger caches. The size of the cache container is indicated at the top of each cache page. Regular sized cache containers are your best bet to find swag. Good luck!

  14. How is Norma?

     

    A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph 's Hospital. She timidly asked,

    "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?"

    The operator said,"I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the patient?"

    The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said,"Norma Findlay, Room 302."

    The operator replied,"Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse's station for that room."

    After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said,

    "I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her

    physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow."

    The grandmother said,"Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried. God bless you for the good news."

    The operator replied,"You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?"

    The grandmother said,"No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 302, But no one tells me $hit."

  15. Once upon a time there was a young man who wanted to become a great writer. "I want to write things the whole world will read," he declared.

     

    "Stuff that will elicit strong emotions from people in every walk of life. I want my writing to make them scream, cry, howl in pain and anger."

     

    ...

     

    He now lives happily ever after in Redmond, Wash., writing error messages for Microsoft

    :laughing:

  16. Harmon, I'd like to get your expert opinion on

    . What the guy says makes a lot of sense but I've never used Adobe Illustrator.

    Hey ol' buddy, thanks for asking. Image forensics is near and

    dear to me and takes up a bit of my time now and then on

    request.

     

    What you see is a qualified and accurate discussion of image

    alterations as done by a rank amateur. The discussion applies

    to Adobe Photoshop as well as to Adobe Illustrator.

     

    Thing is that the information defining the individual pixels

    of an image comes down to a particular setting or not setting

    the bits of a pixel; whether 8-bits, 16-bits, or more. 'Tis

    the bits that determine color, brightness. opacity, texture,

    and more of image pixels. Bit level, that's the trick but

    mostly not worth the bother unless for motive or profit.

     

    Using a brush or line tool set to, say, black, and used to

    either draw or paint will result in a series of identical

    pixels as seen in the presentation.

     

    Of course one could vary the brush or line tool setting for

    a more convincing result but that would take great patience

    and skill for a convincing result. For printed characters

    either scanned or typed there's a far better way of altering

    the image as I've done many times on these Forum threads as

    described next.

     

    Altering a line, paragraph, or page of type with less chance

    of detection one should simply make use of the characters

    already within the image ... that is to either clone or copy

    and paste the charcters as needed to revise the text.

     

    When there's a need to alter written text it's far easier to

    forge on paper and then scan the result rather than trying to

    use a brush or line tool. Still, as last resort one could make

    use of brush or line tool if followed up by using dodge and

    burn tools to introduce pixel variations that would approximate

    signature pixels at the cost of a lot of detailed work.

     

    A crude example of this sort of thing can be seen at the link

    to follow. Note the fourth line of the signboard, altered by

    way of copying and pasting characters from the signboard and

    by using parts of other characters to construct new characters

    such as the 'B,' 'U,' and 'K' as I recall. Tedius would be the

    operative word.

     

    Altered Signboard

     

    So much to say about this subject but I shant go on. Of course

    the premise that the image was actually downloaded from the

    White House site should also be authenticated.

     

    Thanks for asking,

    Harmon

    SD Rowdies

     

    Thanks Harmon. Seems odd that someone would go to great lengths to make that document look like a forge, but I guess it's possible. I'm not a lawyer but it seems like they could open themselves to a libel suit by doing it and posting it on Youtube. My guess is that once the video got out, the document would have been pulled and fixed. If it's still there then they are even dumber than I thought.

     

    Love your work on the sign, Harmon. That is not that easy to do. I still on occasion use some of the Photoshop stuff you taught me. Take care!

  17. Bubba's pregnant sister was in a bad car accident, which caused her to fall into a deep coma. After nearly six months, she awoke and saw that she was no longer pregnant.

     

    Frantically, she asked the doctor about her baby.

     

    The doctor replied, "Ma'am, you had twins - a boy and a girl." The babies are fine. Your brother came in and named them.

     

    The woman thought to herself, "Oh, no! Not Bubba; he's an idiot!"

     

    Expecting the worst, she asks the doctor, "Well, what's the girl's name?"

     

    "Denise," the doctor answers.

     

    The new mother says, "Wow! That's a beautiful name; maybe I was wrong about my brother. I really like the name 'Denise.'"

     

    What's the boy's name?"

     

    The doctor replies, "Denephew."

     

    :laughing:

  18. A mature (over 50) lady gets pulled over for speeding....

    Older Woman: Is there a problem, Officer?

    Officer: Ma'am, you were speeding.

    Older Woman: Oh, I see.

    Officer: Can I see your license please?

    Older Woman: I'd give it to you but I don't have one.

    Officer: Don't have one?

    Older Woman: Lost it, 4 years ago for drunk driving.

    Officer: I see...Can I see your vehicle registration papers please.

     

    Older Woman: I can't do that.

    Officer: Why not?

     

    Older Woman: I stole this car.

    Officer: Stole it?

    Older Woman: Yes, and I killed and hacked up the owner.

    Officer: You what?

     

    Older Woman: His body parts are in plastic bags in the trunk if you want to see

    The Officer looks at the woman and slowly backs away to his car and calls for back up. Within minutes 5 police cars circle the car. A senior officer slowly approaches the car, clasping his half drawn gun.

    Officer 2: Ma'am, could you step out of your vehicle please! The woman steps out of her vehicle.

    Older woman: Is there a problem sir?

    Officer 2: One of my officers told me that you have stolen this car and murdered the owner.

    Older Woman: Murdered the owner?

     

    Officer 2: Yes, could you please open the trunk of your car, please.

     

    The woman opens the trunk, revealing nothing but an empty trunk.

    Officer 2: Is this your car, ma'am?

    Older Woman: Yes, here are the registration papers.

    The officer is quite stunned.

    Officer 2: One of my officers claims that you do not have a driving license.

    The woman digs into her handbag and pulls out a clutch purse and hands it to the officer.

    The officer examines the license. He looks quite puzzled.

    Officer 2: Thank you ma'am, one of my officers told me you didn't have a license, that you stole this car, and that you murdered and hacked up the owner.

    Older Woman: Bet the liar told you I was speeding, too.

     

    Moral of the Story: Don't Mess With Mature Ladies!

  19. Very sad news to report....

     

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    GRUBERT, CARL ERNEST 1942 to 2011 Born in Illinois. Family moved to San Diego in 1949 where Carl remained until his death. He married Stella Elena in 1964. Two children were born of their union. Carl served proudly in the military. He worked over 33 years for Pac Bell, never missing a day of work due to illness, and completed his college education during that time. Carl started at Pac Bell as a linesman and worked his way up to engineer, while going to school and raising a family. Carl was a fitness fanatic before a "healthy life style" became popular. He was known for his incredible endurance in running, biking, hiking, fishing, and geocaching, etc. Anything that involved physical activity. Carl just finished his last marathon, crossing the finish line in Heaven. Carl is survived by his beloved wife, Stella; son, Carl (Ashley); daughter, Laura (Jim); sister, Carleen (George), and two grandchildren, Joseph Street and Ariel Grubert, and large extended family. Memorial services will be held on March 26, 2011 at Del Cerro Baptist Church, 5512 Pennsylvania Lane, La Mesa, California, beginning at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of floral arrangements, please send donations to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association .

     

    He was a super nice guy full of energy. Rest in peace, Carl.

  20. I've been wanting this feature for years! It's already doing a great job capturing all the favorites that I used to add to a community favorites bookmarks list. I'm glad I will no longer have to maintain/update that list! This feature will really be useful once more people add their favorites! I added ~70 of mine! Thanks for adding this feature, Groundspeak! :D

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