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I would like to know more about Groundspeak:

 

Photos: I would like to see photos of the Groundspeak HQ; the computer(s) that facilitate it; the people that work there, etc.

 

Stories: Who, what, where, when and why...etc.

 

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**(the other 9 out of 10 voices in my head say: "Don't do it.")**

 

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But can you maintain a virtual there if you live in Indiana?

 

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According to a reliable source, this guy is really running the show, and this is the HQ.

 

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**(the other 9 out of 10 voices in my head say: "Don't do it.")**

 

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And here is a photo of the Groundspeak lawyer.

 

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**(the other 9 out of 10 voices in my head say: "Don't do it.")**

 

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I believe that was actually Criminals avatar you posted.

 

Brian

 

As long as you're going to think anyway, think big. -Donald Trump

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I believe that was actually Criminals avatar you posted.

 

Criminal and Jeremy are the same person you knucklehead!

 

"Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day" - Dave Barry

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Originally posted by BrianSnat:

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I believe that was actually Criminals avatar you posted.

 

Criminal and Jeremy are the same person you knucklehead!

 

_"Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day" - Dave Barry_


 

Jeremy: Likes rules and permission

Criminal: Dislikes rules and permission

 

Jeremy: Closes threads that do no pertain to geocaching or Vespa Scoter

Criminal: Opens threads that do not pertain to geocaching or Vespa Scooters

 

Also, "Criminals" would be more than one Criminal. Criminal's relates to things or ideas that are mine.

 

http://fp1.centurytel.net/Criminal_Page/

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Originally posted by Criminal:

Jeremy: Likes rules and permission

Criminal: Dislikes rules and permission

 

Jeremy: Closes threads that do no pertain to geocaching or Vespa Scoter

Criminal: Opens threads that do not pertain to geocaching or Vespa Scooters


 

So all you've substantiated is that the "collective you" has a multiple personality disorder.

 

Grin,

 

Randy

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I'm so confused, and yet intrigued!

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Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!

 

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Come on you guys (and ladies). Hasn't anyone out there ever been to Groundspeak HQ? Somebody must know someone that has worked there (or maybe GPSaxophone's idea about a virtual cache there is more valid than I thought).

 

Hey...what about Jeremy? He claims to work there. He might even have a photo or two.

 

Come on Jeremy, fork 'em over. Let's see what kind of business you're running.

 

Pleeeze? icon_rolleyes.gif

 

==============="If it feels good...do it"================

 

**(the other 9 out of 10 voices in my head say: "Don't do it.")**

 

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Follow the yellow brick road to the land of OZ!

 

But be warned, there is no wizard, just some guy behind a curtin punching buttons. icon_biggrin.gif

 

smile02.gif We're all here, because we're not 'all there'.

 

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HQ? There is no HQ, Jeremy is really a 15 year old pimple face kid doing webpages html from the upstairs of his parents house. It is a big front. Like a man actually landed on the moon. Give me a break!

 

Good Luck Cache Baggers

- Paul Ag

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why do you want to know where Groundspeak physically resides, so you can go burn it down??

 

Creativity Within The Bounds Of Conformity

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quote:
Originally posted by sept1c_tank:

According to a reliable source, this guy is really running the show, and thisis the HQ.


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Oh yeah, I see the resemblance!

 

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==============="If it feels good...do it"================

 

**(the other 9 out of 10 voices in my head say: "Don't do it.")**

 

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Someone sent me this photo of one of the "rocket scientists" at Groundspeak.

 

(I'll try that again)

 

Look over here>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 

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==============="If it feels good...do it"================

 

**(the other 9 out of 10 voices in my head say: "Don't do it.")**

 

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[This message was edited by sept1c_tank on July 31, 2003 at 04:19 PM.]

 

[This message was edited by sept1c_tank on July 31, 2003 at 04:22 PM.]

 

[This message was edited by sept1c_tank on July 31, 2003 at 04:24 PM.]

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Gee, thanks for the crotch shot...I coulda done without that...

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Sorry...haven't got these URL things entirely worked out! (see two posts up^)

 

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**(the other 9 out of 10 voices in my head say: "Don't do it.")**

 

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Originally posted by Criminal:

 

Jeremy: Closes threads that do no pertain to geocaching or Vespa Scoter

Criminal: Opens threads that do not pertain to geocaching or Vespa Scooters

 


 

really? my dad used to have a vespa. is this the key to keeping any thread open?

 

and has anyone considered that it would be handy to have two radically different public personae?one for the company line and the other for whatever...

 

it doesn't matter if you get to camp at one or at six. dinner is still at six.

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Jeremy: Likes rules and permission

Criminal: Dislikes rules and permission

 

Jeremy: Closes threads that do no pertain to geocaching or Vespa Scoter

Criminal: Opens threads that do not pertain to geocaching or Vespa Scooters

 

Also, "Criminals" would be more than one Criminal. Criminal's relates to things or ideas that are mine.


 

That's some funny sh*t.

 

-Vb

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quote:
Originally posted by Woodsters Outdoors:

I believe that was actually Criminals avatar you posted.

 

Brian

 


 

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I FOUND IT!

I FOUND A PHOTO OF THE TOP SECRET Groundspeak HQ's!

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Peace!

 

iBrew

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quote:
Originally posted by BrianSnat:

quote:
I believe that was actually Criminals avatar you posted.

 

Criminal and Jeremy are the same person you knucklehead!

 

_"Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day" - Dave Barry_


 

I think I get it. Criminal is Jeremy's evil twin! icon_eek.gif

 

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"We've got the hardware and the software, the plans and the maps ..." -- Citizen Wayne Kramer

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HEADQUARTERS

 

Corporations Division - Registration Data Search

 

Groundspeak, INC

 

UBI Number 602 079 037

Category Regular Corporation

Profit/Nonprofit Profit

Active/Inactive Active

State of Incorporation WA

Date of Incorporation 11/03/2000

License Expiration Date 11/30/2003

 

Registered Agent Information

Agent Name PTSGE CORP

Address 925 FOURTH AVENUE STE 2900

City SEATTLE

State WA

ZIP 981041158

 

There you go..now someone go get pictures.

 

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Once more, an anonymous person has sent me a photo of "Groundspeak HQ". I don't know whether to believe it or not. (If you look closely, it does appear that everyone entering the building is carrying a GPSr or a cache page.)

Hasn't anybody ever been there...can't SOMEONE show me a verified photo of Groundspeak? Is it possible that no one has ever returned?

 

 

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==============="If it feels good...do it"================

 

**(the other 9 out of 10 voices in my head say: "Don't do it.")**

 

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[This message was edited by sept1c_tank on July 31, 2003 at 11:38 PM.]

 

[This message was edited by sept1c_tank on July 31, 2003 at 11:41 PM.]

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On a more serious note you might really spot a pic of a couple of the admins if, with a little imagination, you look at picture #8 here.

 

Hint: other pics might also be pertinent.

 

Mike

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quote:
Originally posted by iBrew:

I FOUND IT!

I FOUND A PHOTO OF THE TOP SECRET Groundspeak HQ's!

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Peace!

 


 

I thought this was the new server?

 

Dave_W6DPS

 

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Could this be the first Irish settlers?

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This is getting too wierd!

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Originally posted by Team GPSaxophone:

This is getting too wierd!

 


 

It's just like those pictures with the disappearing cosmonauts ...

 

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Originally posted by Team Kender:

Could this be the first Irish settlers?

http://www.seamountains.net/geocaching/irishsettlers.jpg

 

Team Kender - "The Sun is coming up!" "No, the horizon is going down."


 

ROTFL!!!! That is the funniest thing I've ever seen here!!!OMG

 

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Hmmmm :...Is IBrew coming out of the closet? icon_rolleyes.gif

You know guys it's worthless usage of bandwidth like this thread that is causing all of the login/out problems. Let's try to keep on track in these forums shall we?!? icon_wink.gif

 

These changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes;

Nothing remains quite the same.

Through all of the islands and all of the highlands,

If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane

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I cried for 20 minutes after seeing the old family photo of the Irishes!

 

Have done a little research and pin-pointed (thumb-nailed) the real Groundspeak HQ on the map below. Won't someone be brave enough to get a drive-by photo?

 

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==============="If it feels good...do it"================

 

**(the other 9 out of 10 voices in my head say: "Don't do it.")**

 

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I found it.

 

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Don't Drink And Park: Accidents Cause People.

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Originally posted by sept1c_tank:

Have done a little research and pin-pointed (thumb-nailed) the real Groundspeak HQ on the map below.


Interesting - I came up with a completely different address:

 

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<digs around online some more>

 

Ahhhh.... I just discovered that the address I found is a private mailbox, not a real honest-to-goodness physical address.

 

<digs around even more>

 

I *think* that I just came up with Jeremy's home address. I'm not going to post it (for obvious reasons), but perhaps that's the REAL physical location of the Groundspeak, Inc. HQ!

 

If so, I commend Jeremy on not wasting a bunch of money on office space and furniture, a phone system, etc. Any business that can be run out of the home should be run out of the home. The money saved can mean the difference between being in business and not being in business...

 

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quote:
Originally posted by sept1c_tank:

Have done a little research and pin-pointed (thumb-nailed) the real Groundspeak HQ on the map below. _Won't someone be brave enough to get a drive-by photo?_


 

Ha. The bus drops me off for my walk down to the ferry one block away from that address in Seattle every day.

I'll have to bring my digital camera to work on Monday.

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Not that it matters, but here's a nice little Markwell for you.

 

I remember the ol' office cam.....anyone else?

 

Bret

 

"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.

When a man found it, he hid it again." Mt. 13:44

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Thanks, CY. Very interesting thread.

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posted January 05, 2003 08:26 PM

That picture shows half the office and looks about the same today, though I had to chop off the end unit to make room for the conference table to the left (off-camera).

 

All of our machines are now hosted off-site in a cabinet at InterNAP in Fisher Plaza, which itself is an amazing building to behold. We were fortunate enough to get in at the ground price when they moved in. We share the cabinet with KillerLink to split bandwidth and expenses. It is actually cheaper to lease our own cabinet at this point, as we use the same bandwidth at our office (and essentially become our own ISP). We're also in good company like Amazon.

 

Almost all of the web site machines have been moved over to cabinet-mount servers at this point, except for the web server. The database server is a 4U Quad processor machine that usually gets the most work of all the machines. Elias would have to go into the details since he handles the hardware pieces and security for the cabinet.

 

**(THE OFFICE)**

 

Our office is in the basement of a residence, which was once dark, concrete, and filled with cobwebs and mold. It was redesigned with some help from IKEA, and almost everything in the office was purchased on auction from failed dot-coms.

 

We're all tea drinkers (except me, so I'm a pot-a-day guy now), but we've got the traditional junk food, and our Jones Soda fridge is usually stocked with Snapple, bottled water, Coke, Mellow Yellow, and occasionally a few Red Hook beers. We hope one day to have a Slush Puppie machine.

 

Almost all our machines run Window$, except our mail server at InterNAP and an office box (formerly www.geocaching.com) which runs our Jukebox, Jabber server, newsgroup server, and print server. We also have a Mac Classic which we have been able to network but have yet to install a browser to work as a front-end for our jukebox.

 

Suprisingly enough there aren't too many cables lying around anymore. Each of us do have several computers under our desk, and for a while we had a few cabinet machines resting on conference chairs, but most of the equipment is now humming at Fisher Plaza.

 

Jeremy Irish

Groundspeak - The Language of Location

Posts: 1041 | From: Emerald City, USA

 

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That's a real good start, but I want to see some REAL PHOTOS of REAL OFFICES and REAL PEOPLE. (preferably taken by real geocachers)

 

I'm sure Bull Moose and maybe some other geocachers in the Seattle area can get, or have some original photos of HQ and personel. And don't forget stories to go with the pictures!

 

==============="If it feels good...do it"================

 

**(the other 9 out of 10 voices in my head say: "Don't do it.")**

 

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[This message was edited by sept1c_tank on August 01, 2003 at 04:21 PM.]

 

[This message was edited by sept1c_tank on August 01, 2003 at 04:39 PM.]

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As requested, here is more...

 

Just outside the front door of Groundspeak HQ, you'll find this marker:

 

frog.gif Rothstafari

Groundspeak

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quote:
Originally posted by mikemtn:

On a more serious note you might really spot a pic of a couple of the admins if, with a little imagination, you look at http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4291850193.

 

Hint: other pics might also be pertinent.

 

Mike


 

Anybody spot the admins here? I guess after Jeremy and Elias and mikemtn Clay Jar would be the next most famous one in the pic.

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Geesh. All these false images of the Groundspeak server....

 

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Brian

Team A.I.

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QUOTE: Rothstafari

 

Groundspeak Lackey

posted August 01, 2003 08:22 PM

As requested, here is more...

 

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Now we're making some progress. "Tanks," Rothstafari. (Still want to see more...and some stories)

 

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None of the addresses listed (even my own) is the location of Groundspeak HQ. It is at a private residence so we're not going to tell you either. icon_wink.gif

 

I'll try and take some pictures of the cabinet at InterNAP, but I'll have to cover up the one Mac we have up there so it doesn't get embarrassed.

 

frog.gif Jeremy Irish

Groundspeak - The Language of Location

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Jeremy, you're OK, I don't care what anybody else says! icon_wink.gif

 

==============="If it feels good...do it"================

 

**(the other 9 out of 10 voices in my head say: "Don't do it.")**

 

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I have an address I was given to send in a signature item.

 

Wonder if that is the real one?

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Originally posted by Jeremy:

None of the addresses listed (even my own) is the location of Groundspeak HQ. It is at a private residence so we're not going to tell you either. icon_wink.gif

 

I'll try and take some pictures of the cabinet at InterNAP, but I'll have to cover up the one Mac we have up there so it doesn't get embarrassed.

 

frog.gif Jeremy Irish

Groundspeak

 

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I don't mean to seem impatient, or pushy, but LET'S SEE 'EM!

 

Could this possibly be another of Jeremy's ancestors? There is some resemblance.

 

==============="If it feels good...do it"================

 

**(the other 9 out of 10 voices in my head say: "Don't do it.")**

 

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Ahhhh.... I just discovered that the address I found is a private mailbox, not a real honest-to-goodness physical address.
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You silly rabbit--that mailbox is really a mailbox in disguise. Hey wait a minute. That's a brilliant idea for a cache.

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