User:DanQ

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Dan Q

Based near Oxford; in the Swindon, UK graticule.

Expeditions

  • Wednesday 19 February 2014 - successful expedition by bike (57.75 mile round trip) to a the geohash in the nearby London West graticule, to commemorate the second anniversary of his father's death.
  • Monday 21 April 2014 - successful expedition on foot (1.2 mile round trip, including finding some nearby geohashes) to a hashpoint just 300 metres from his house, along with his partner Ruth and her baby Annabel.
  • Saturday 12 July 2014 - successful expedition by car and foot to a geohash that was broadly-speaking sort-of between his house and an interview he'd just been to
  • Saturday 22 August 2015 - failed expedition (actually a completely accidental "near miss"!) while driving South from Edinburgh to Oxford with a coincidental diversion via Lanark, as determined by retroactive reverse-engineering of Google Takeout data five years after the fact!
  • Saturday 4 August 2018 - successful expedition by bike at midnight to a hashpoint about 2 miles from his house
  • Tuesday 7 August 2018 - successful 6.5km expedition by bike (and foot at the very end) to a field South of Oxford after his afternoon's work meeting got cancelled
  • Wednesday 22 August 2018 - successful expedition to East Adderbury to a hashpoint in a field of cows
  • Thursday 23 August 2018 - cancelled expedition after the hashpoint location was revealed to be entirely in the wrong direction for my intended day's travel
  • Thursday 23 August 2018 - successful expedition to replace the cancelled one; this time a hashpoint South one graticule, deep in a forest
  • Tuesday 16 October 2018 - successful expedition to a roadside near a windfarm while en route to an exam
  • Friday 9 November 2018 - successful expedition to the middle of a field in Somerset as a diversion from a journey from Oxford to Penzance (for Challenge Robin II)
  • Tuesday 8 January 2019 - successful expedition to the A34 on the way to work to earn a Birthday Achievement (and to hide a geocache!)
  • Monday 27 May 2019 - successful expedition to a cul-de-sac in South East Oxford as a break from studying
  • Thursday 1 August 2019 - successful expedition by bike to a field near Charlbury Railway Station
  • Friday 29 November 2019 - failed expedition to a footpath near Charlbury; stopped by flooding/falling into ooze; this was during the Dark Ages, so it was first documented only on my blog
  • Friday 21 February 2020 - successful expedition to the village of Curbridge as a diversion on the way to a coworking space
  • Saturday 22 February 2020 - a drive from Oxford to Preston is made much better by a diversion to the Peak District to climb part-way up a hill in a successful expedition to find a geohash
  • Wednesday 9 September 2020 - successful lunchtime expedition to the Vale of White Horse

Achievements

In reverse order of aquisition (i.e. most-recent first):


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This user earned the Last man standing achievement
by being the the only hasher world-wide to go on a geohashing expedition on 2019-01-08.
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DanQ earned the Birthday Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (51, -1) geohash on his 38th birthday, 2019-01-08.
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DanQ achieved level 4 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Swindon, United Kingdom and 4 of the surrounding graticules.
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DanQ earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching hash points on 2 consecutive days starting on 2018-08-22.
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This user earned the Last man standing achievement
by being the the only hasher world-wide to go on a geohashing expedition on 2018-08-22.
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This user earned the Midnight Geohash achievement
by reaching the (51, -1) geohash on 2018-08-04 in the middle of the night.
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This user earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging Ruth (and carrying baby Annabel) to the (51, -1) geohash on 2014-04-21.
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This user earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (51, -1) geohash on 2014-04-21 on foot.
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This user earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (51, -0) geohash on 2014-02-19.
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This user earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 93km to and from the (51, -0) geohash on 2014-02-19.

Elsewhere

Find me online at:

Contact me via:

  • geohashing@danq.me - good old-fashioned email
  • Contact form - sends me an email; sometimes these go to spam and may take a few days to respond to; sorry