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A few years back I put up a web site for SD Cache Event Team photos. I've had a lot of fun with it, but it doesn't see much use of late and it is time to retire it gracefully. I know Harmon uses it a lot, but Facebook has evolved as the more common way to share photos and comments about our favorite outdoor activity. If there are photos on the SDGeocachers web site you want to keep, just download them by right-clicking on them and choosing 'save image'. I will be archiving the site contents, so if you have a large number of photos you'd like to preserve, please contact me and we can work something out. Harmon: I've got your back, ol' bud :)

 

The web site will 'go dark' on 15 Nov 2012.

 

I've had a lot of fun with the site and I hope it has been useful for the Cache Event Teams over the years. I don't geocache much any more, but I'll always treasure my "first to find" on the DAK Girls' TOMB RAIDER cache. That was a tough puzzle cache and a great adventure!

 

I still get out exploring the San Diego (and AZ, NV, and UT) back-country quite a bit. I hope to run into some old geocaching pals on the road!

 

M2 (aka Michael)

 

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Michael,

 

You've been a prince by supporting the site for such a long time.

 

I would step in but for nine grandchildren and my sweet ex-nun

bride.

 

I've seen some images of late showing your recent activities you

rascal you.

 

Live it up pal,

Harmon

SD Rowdies

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A few years back I put up a web site for SD Cache Event Team photos. I've had a lot of fun with it, but it doesn't see much use of late and it is time to retire it gracefully. I know Harmon uses it a lot, but Facebook has evolved as the more common way to share photos and comments about our favorite outdoor activity. If there are photos on the SDGeocachers web site you want to keep, just download them by right-clicking on them and choosing 'save image'. I will be archiving the site contents, so if you have a large number of photos you'd like to preserve, please contact me and we can work something out. Harmon: I've got your back, ol' bud :)

 

The web site will 'go dark' on 15 Nov 2012.

 

I've had a lot of fun with the site and I hope it has been useful for the Cache Event Teams over the years. I don't geocache much any more, but I'll always treasure my "first to find" on the DAK Girls' TOMB RAIDER cache. That was a tough puzzle cache and a great adventure!

 

I still get out exploring the San Diego (and AZ, NV, and UT) back-country quite a bit. I hope to run into some old geocaching pals on the road!

 

M2 (aka Michael)

 

Michael,

 

You've been a prince by supporting the site for such a long time.

 

I would step in but for nine grandchildren and my sweet ex-nun

bride.

 

I've seen some images of late showing your recent activities you

rascal you.

 

Live it up pal,

Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

Are you referring to my awesome Utilikilt Harmon?

 

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Mike,

 

Thanks for maintaining that site for so long. Not many even get on these forums now. I visit once in a while but Jodi doesn't even respond to Harmon's digs anymore. The evolution of social media continues.... We will look to save some pictures. Happy trails to you Commander.

 

John and Jodi

 

A few years back I put up a web site for SD Cache Event Team photos. I've had a lot of fun with it, but it doesn't see much use of late and it is time to retire it gracefully. I know Harmon uses it a lot, but Facebook has evolved as the more common way to share photos and comments about our favorite outdoor activity. If there are photos on the SDGeocachers web site you want to keep, just download them by right-clicking on them and choosing 'save image'. I will be archiving the site contents, so if you have a large number of photos you'd like to preserve, please contact me and we can work something out. Harmon: I've got your back, ol' bud :)

 

The web site will 'go dark' on 15 Nov 2012.

 

I've had a lot of fun with the site and I hope it has been useful for the Cache Event Teams over the years. I don't geocache much any more, but I'll always treasure my "first to find" on the DAK Girls' TOMB RAIDER cache. That was a tough puzzle cache and a great adventure!

 

I still get out exploring the San Diego (and AZ, NV, and UT) back-country quite a bit. I hope to run into some old geocaching pals on the road!

 

M2 (aka Michael)

 

69bbbcd7-0641-4312-9f15-de0545804bd2.jpg

Michael,

 

You've been a prince by supporting the site for such a long time.

 

I would step in but for nine grandchildren and my sweet ex-nun

bride.

 

I've seen some images of late showing your recent activities you

rascal you.

 

Live it up pal,

Harmon

SD Rowdies

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Mike,

 

Thanks for maintaining that site for so long. Not many even get on these forums now. I visit once in a while but Jodi doesn't even respond to Harmon's digs anymore. The evolution of social media continues.... We will look to save some pictures. Happy trails to you Commander.

 

John and Jodi

 

 

Are you saying if poor ol' Harmon wants to keep playing with us, he is going to have to go over to the dark side (FB)?

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A few years back I put up a web site for SD Cache Event Team photos. I've had a lot of fun with it, but it doesn't see much use of late and it is time to retire it gracefully. I know Harmon uses it a lot, but Facebook has evolved as the more common way to share photos and comments about our favorite outdoor activity. If there are photos on the SDGeocachers web site you want to keep, just download them by right-clicking on them and choosing 'save image'. I will be archiving the site contents, so if you have a large number of photos you'd like to preserve, please contact me and we can work something out. Harmon: I've got your back, ol' bud :)

 

The web site will 'go dark' on 15 Nov 2012.

 

I've had a lot of fun with the site and I hope it has been useful for the Cache Event Teams over the years. I don't geocache much any more, but I'll always treasure my "first to find" on the DAK Girls' TOMB RAIDER cache. That was a tough puzzle cache and a great adventure!

 

I still get out exploring the San Diego (and AZ, NV, and UT) back-country quite a bit. I hope to run into some old geocaching pals on the road!

 

M2 (aka Michael)

 

Michael,

 

You've been a prince by supporting the site for such a long time.

 

I would step in but for nine grandchildren and my sweet ex-nun

bride.

 

I've seen some images of late showing your recent activities you

rascal you.

 

Live it up pal,

Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

Are you referring to my awesome Utilikilt Harmon?

 

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Don't tempt me Michael ... you know what photos I have!

 

Note to Self: Hate t' see an ol' man go bad like this.

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Mike,

 

Thanks for maintaining that site for so long. Not many even get on these forums now. I visit once in a while but Jodi doesn't even respond to Harmon's digs anymore. The evolution of social media continues.... We will look to save some pictures. Happy trails to you Commander.

 

John and Jodi

 

 

Are you saying if poor ol' Harmon wants to keep playing with us, he is going

to have to go over to the dark side (FB)?

That'll be the day my friend, email with cell-phone snapshots, don't think so.

 

Truth is I maintain a photo website on a server in London and a photo gallery

on Google+. Michael is sending me a DVD backup of the San Diego Geocacher

site and I'll take good care of it by backing it up on one of my Cloud accounts.

After all, it's the memories, not the images.

 

Serious photographers have fled the Facebook scene in favor of Google+ where

large images are supported. Cell-phone cameras are causing chaotic changes for

professional photography ... driving the practitioners into journalistic and

advertising fields rather than portrature and special-occasion engagements.

 

Sea change going on ... cell-phone cameras and tablet computers are driving

point-and-shoot and DLSR cameras, and desktop computers into a dark corner.

The days of well composed and properly post-processed images will soon be a

thing of the past for the general public.

 

For me, I'm keeping busy with development of a new encryption technique using

depth-mapped 3D images. Still, I do miss the interaction we once had with the

Geocaching Forum.

 

So it goes,

Harmon

SD Rowdies

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This just in ...

 

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O.K., I've got it ... this is the sort of thang that y'all can do without.

On the other hand you will hike five miles uphill during hot weather

to spend thirty minutes lookin' for a Bison tube in a huge bush even

with bad GPS coordinates and an uncalibrated compass.

 

Note to Self: Go figure.

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The days of well composed and properly post-processed images will soon be a thing of the past for the general public.

For the record, Harmon said the same thing when the Kodak Brownie came out...

 

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Why I oughta ... but on the other hand there's some truth in what you say James.

 

Back when I was a boy we had t' make our own cameras out of cigar boxes and make

our own photographic film by cuttin' out pichers from old National Geographic

Magazines to put inside th' camera to serve as prints. That's where th' term "box

camera" came from.

 

My first mistake was to aim my cigar-box camera at my dear old momma, snap my

fangers (begetting the term "snapshot") and reach into the camera to select and

present her portrait image ... which image turned out to be a photo of a wallowing

African Rhinoceros from the December 1934 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

The result was an ambitious round of whuppin' from my dear ol' momma and a lasting

impression that photographic post-processing calls for a great deal more care when

the photographic subject is of the female gender.

 

Cigar-box cameras worked perty good with the right amount of imagination but it

really upset me when my step-dad whupped me for messin' up his cigars. Of course

I knew not t' show my emotions around my step-dad ... that's where th' photographic

term "composure" came into being.

 

So it goes,

Poor ol' Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

Note to Self: Right here is where my Geocaching pals could show a little heart-felt tenderness.

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Mike,

 

Thanks for maintaining that site for so long. Not many even get on these forums now. I visit once in a while but Jodi doesn't even respond to Harmon's digs anymore. The evolution of social media continues.... We will look to save some pictures. Happy trails to you Commander.

 

John and Jodi

 

 

Are you saying if poor ol' Harmon wants to keep playing with us, he is going to have to go over to the dark side (FB)?

 

I think so but the odds aren't good..... Jodi is on facebook, but I'm not so what does that tell you?? :blink:

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Mike,

 

Thanks for maintaining that site for so long. Not many even get on these forums now. I visit once in a while but Jodi doesn't even respond to Harmon's digs anymore. The evolution of social media continues.... We will look to save some pictures. Happy trails to you Commander.

 

John and Jodi

 

Are you saying if poor ol' Harmon wants to keep playing with us, he is going to have to go over to the dark side (FB)?

I think so but the odds aren't good..... Jodi is on facebook, but I'm not so what does that tell you?? :blink:

John,

 

That means that Jodi is done with both of us.

 

Maybe we should put ourselves up for adoption.

I'm sure we have strong points ... sort of.

 

Unlikely as it seems there may be a Geocaching

newbie that doesn't know about our rough edges

and so will look after us.

 

On the other hand I'm pretty sure that there

isn't a woman living that isn't on Facebook.

Why women want to be on Facebook is a mystery

to me what with those tiny little cell-camera

photos to squint at.

 

So it goes,

Poor ol' Harmon

SD Rowdies

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This just in ...

 

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A odd thing happened near GC3FT7C, Buggy #13, but it happened

on my way back down from Oakzanita Peak. It surprised me to

see a very long column of hikers approaching along the trail.

More and more they came until there were twenty-five of them

marching along in a sort of tailgating, lockstep fashion.

 

I stepped aside to let them pass and while doing so made what

I supposed might be humorous, friendly remarks to a few of the

passing individuals. They passed on as a unit without pause or

conversation as if a squadron of misanthropes.

 

Once they passed I looked carefully at the trail and noted that

their synchronized lockstep left but one set of footprints in the

dust of the trail; that set being the twenty-fifth person at the

rear of the column. How odd, a sight I have seen never before.

 

Thinking back on the unusual experience I might consider some

doubt as to whether or not it really happened. Luckily I passed

on down the trail into the meadow and encountered there a twenty-

sixth member of the silent squadron with his lunch spread trailside

while he sat in the weeds to enjoy his repast. I stopped in hopes

of exchanging pleasantries and, I freely admit, held out hope of

rounding out my impressions about so unusual an encounter.

 

In the end I simply vocalized a speculation, asking of the seated

feaster "Sierra Club walk-a-bout perhaps?" He shook his head in

affirmative directions while munching upon his fare. What that

left me to do was to march on while wondering what there might

be about my appearance or behavior that had rendered me as a

persona non grata with so many hikers?

 

Damfino,

Poor ol' Harmon

SD Rowdies

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Hmm, and hardly anybody remarks about my Forum posts.

 

Note to Self: Truly, I'm th-i-i-s close.

 

Cuz we have been camping in the desert at the 10th annual GeoOcotillo event which had its own moments this year. Just got back after leaving early(0600) Friday morning. Sorry Mr. Harmon. :anicute:

J&J

Had its own moments? Sounds like a story you should tell.

O, excuse me, no doubt you have told the story on Facebook

by now. So it goes ...

 

By the way, I was contacted by email this morning sent from

the other Geocacher in San Diego County that doesn't have a

Facebook account. We are going to start a protest movement.

 

Just so you know,

Sweet ol' Harmon

SD Rowdies

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Hmm, and hardly anybody remarks about my Forum posts.

 

Note to Self: Truly, I'm th-i-i-s close.

 

Cuz we have been camping in the desert at the 10th annual GeoOcotillo event which had its own moments this year. Just got back after leaving early(0600) Friday morning. Sorry Mr. Harmon. :anicute:

J&J

Had its own moments? Sounds like a story you should tell.

O, excuse me, no doubt you have told the story on Facebook

by now. So it goes ...

 

By the way, I was contacted by email this morning sent from

the other Geocacher in San Diego County that doesn't have a

Facebook account. We are going to start a protest movement.

 

Just so you know,

Sweet ol' Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

Mr.Harmon I do not have a facebook account and the "extra" story has not been told there. Other stories about the good time have been though. I am ready to protest with you!!

 

R, your servant, John :ph34r:

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Hmm, and hardly anybody remarks about my Forum posts.

 

Note to Self: Truly, I'm th-i-i-s close.

 

Cuz we have been camping in the desert at the 10th annual GeoOcotillo event which had its own moments this year. Just got back after leaving early(0600) Friday morning. Sorry Mr. Harmon. :anicute:

J&J

Had its own moments? Sounds like a story you should tell.

O, excuse me, no doubt you have told the story on Facebook

by now. So it goes ...

 

By the way, I was contacted by email this morning sent from

the other Geocacher in San Diego County that doesn't have a

Facebook account. We are going to start a protest movement.

 

Just so you know,

Sweet ol' Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

Mr.Harmon I do not have a facebook account and the "extra" story has not been told there. Other stories about the good time have been though. I am ready to protest with you!!

 

R, your servant, John :ph34r:

Three of us! One more and we'll need uniforms.

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Hmm, and hardly anybody remarks about my Forum posts.

 

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Oh, I get it...these are all forum posts...

James,

 

I'm so proud of you, you've got a mind like a speeding bullet.

 

You are the only chance I had for that pun to pay off. Think

how far I had to walk for those posted post photos.

 

You get the gold star for 2012 even if 2012 ain't over yet.

Of course 2012 ain't over 'til it's over.

 

Well done,

Sweet ol' Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

Note to Self: Hope he doesn't mind my being sweet t'day.

Note two Self: Y' can't get this kind of good stuff on Facebook.

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This just in ...

 

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O.K., I've got it ... this is the sort of thang that y'all can do without.

On the other hand you will hike five miles uphill during hot weather

to spend thirty minutes lookin' for a Bison tube in a huge bush even

with bad GPS coordinates and an uncalibrated compass.

 

Note to Self: Go figure.

Uh, Harmon, The prints on the fabric are in the wrong places,ya think? Bells on the toes and stockings on the legs. :blink::rolleyes:

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Like that 'Harmon' print textile.

 

Can't play since my main computer decided to go down after this weeks MS updates were finished. Sometimes I hate those things, they often cause more problems than they solve. Hope I can get it back. I did recover this laptop when it was crashed the same way, but it cost a whole reload and lost everything else... then it got messed up and we were locked out of our own laptop... figured out how to reclaim that after some thinking.

 

Almost not worth hooking the good machines up to the net.

 

Doug 7rxc

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Like that 'Harmon' print textile.

 

Can't play since my main computer decided to go down after this weeks MS updates were finished. Sometimes I hate those things, they often cause more problems than they solve. Hope I can get it back. I did recover this laptop when it was crashed the same way, but it cost a whole reload and lost everything else... then it got messed up and we were locked out of our own laptop... figured out how to reclaim that after some thinking.

 

Almost not worth hooking the good machines up to the net.

 

Doug 7rxc

O, so it's time for you to go to a Nexus 7 Tablet, eh?

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Question: What's so wrong about Geocaching newbies?

 

Answer: No personal images in their Profile Gallery.

If they aren't going to write more than "TFTC" in their logs, why should we expect photographs?

 

Perhaps we should count our blessings that they were able to spell "TFTC" correctly...

Yeah, that too ... good point pal. Texting and Facebook

are Satan's work, more or less. Maybe we should have

an annual event where we are permitted to pinch nubs.

 

By the way James, we had a young granddaughter stay

over last night and she brought Disney's "Brave" with

her for viewing. Highland culture explained in full!

 

I'm still plowing through the collected-works of Sir

Walter Scott, might finish by year end. What with our

spring-time trip to the Scottish Highlands and reading

the Scott stories I've come to know much more about

my own attitudes and behaviors. Result is that I'm

making a spreadsheet of the people I should but don't

intend to offer an apology.

 

Note to Self: It's really hard t' remove blue facial paint.

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By the way, with the hot summer weather at an

end I am reaping heaps of enjoyment from the

Geocache log entries for CRSP hides.

 

Thanks to all for the entertaining log entries. I

read them with delight and always revisit those

cache pages to view posted images. I promise

that I will never, ever Photoshop a single one

of the posted images. Honest.

 

Thanks,

Sweet ol' Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

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By the way, with the hot summer weather at an

end I am reaping heaps of enjoyment from the

Geocache log entries for CRSP hides.

 

Thanks to all for the entertaining log entries. I

read them with delight and always revisit those

cache pages to view posted images. I promise

that I will never, ever Photoshop a single one

of the posted images. Honest.

 

Thanks,

Sweet ol' Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

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