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Hey dude! Come and meet up with us tomorrow! Tongs (talk) 12:19, 11 March 2016 (EST)

02/03/16 - Your favorite geohashers Contd...

I have noticed your "Respect Zone" and I have also noticed the lack of my name... after those years of teaching me, and generally enjoying my company should earn my place. Hope your're well and no longer passing out.

I had a check-up at James Paget today. They seemed quite happy and told me to keep taking the tablets. My next goal is to become "world leader" (only in geohashing though). I have already achieved this for expeditions. Now I have to visit a few more to achieve the goal in the coordinates-reached category. I'm working on reviseOmatic version 4 for the new specifications starting in 2017 or some other date. It's interesting learning new techniques now that I've got time to do it. --Sourcerer (talk) 13:54, 2 March 2016 (EST)
As you were one of the best teachers, I am offering my Photoshop services to assist in your new website :p --ChromeCrusaders (talk) 07:41, 19 March 2016 (EDT)

17/11/15 - Your favorite geohashers

We are still a live and active... ooh god.. as in geohashing.. never mind..

Josh is at Uni and I'm a full time working adult (it sucks) but I do check up on the locations, and close ones will be attempted, and soon the Drone will be unleashed.. but just an update that you are not alone in Norwich... we do still care... --ChromeCrusaders (talk) 14:12, 17 November 2015 (EST)

Re: 2015-01-01

Thanks for the comment. I think there is more to know about Leipzig, but that was all which came to my mind that day. --TheOneRing (talk) 2015-01-20T15:12+0:00

Wiki Data

Hi Sourcerer. Here is the source code to compile the most active graticles. This code should run as it in MS Visual studio 2010. [1]

Oldest known active geohashers

Hi Sourcerer,
I asked Spindizzy and Brandon's Dad on their discussion pages whether they are still active.
GeorgDerReisende might be older then we.
Greetings --Q-Owl (talk) 08:55, 3 February 2015 (EST) (one of the oldest known active geohashers, too. :-) )

Pastori's a/s/g says 65.

Is Category:Geohashers_by_age manually maintained? It does not seem to be accurate. So I'm no longer claiming to be the oldest active geohasher - still ancient though! --Sourcerer (talk) 08:01, 4 February 2015 (EST)
I think it worksautomatically Template:ASG --Q-Owl (talk) 17:50, 6 February 2015 (EST)
I think I understand now. Some users have stated their age instead of date of birth and but not made the necessary annual update.

Monster Hash

I enjoyed seeing your north-south-pairs Monster Hash. I picked up hashing while I was living in Durham UK and got an adjacent-graticule pair, but they were on either side of midnight. I like yours better. Mcbaneg (talk) 07:08, 4 February 2015 (EST)

Yes - It can be a real advantage living near ,0 or ,179. I'm waiting for 89.999, X - then a polar explorer could visit 360 hashpoints by walking in a small circle.

February 2015

Congratulations on reaching more points in February than there were days in that month! It will be some time until I'm through all the data, but I believe that may be some kind of record! Well done sir! :) Mystrsyko (talk) 11:00, 14 April 2015 (EDT)

Thanks for the congratulations. I had fun that month! Should there be a ribbon? --Sourcerer (talk) 09:57, 16 April 2015 (EDT)

May bank holiday

Congratulations on your latest hash. We were only 4km away from it, at Kelling Heath Holiday Park, but didn't realise until 23.30, by which time we'd had too much booze to get to the hashpoint on time. We clearly need to be more diligent in checking for meeting opportunities in the future! Tongs (talk) 17:38, 4 May 2015 (EDT)

I can relate to that! --Sourcerer (talk) 03:52, 8 June 2015 (EDT)

May last-man-standing ribbons

Hi Sourcerer - I was going through Category:Last man standing achievement out of curiosity, and noticed that for that same hash missed by Tongs (2015-05-04 52 1) as well as 2015-05-10 52 1, other people uploaded more expeditions for the same date (presumably after you'd claimed your ribbons.) So for the accuracy of the category you should probably take those two ribbons down... the category will then be updated automatically. Sorry for the very minor bad news but congratulations on your formidable run of hashes this year!! I appreciate the weather reports you often include. -- OtherJack (talk) 23:37, 7 June 2015 (EDT)

I'm sure you are right. From time to time I check the "Last man standing" for exactly this reason. --Sourcerer (talk) 03:46, 8 June 2015 (EDT)

2015-08-08 52 0

Don't know if you're planning to be anywhere near Cambridge tomorrow, but this Saturday's hashpoint should be accessible and is close to Cambridge. I'll be there at 4pm. Hoping for some local hashers to join me, and it would be great to see you too, but don't change any plans if you've already made them. — Benjw  {talk} 14:01, 7 August 2015 (EDT)

I already did my Saturday expedition but I didn't reach the coordinates. If I can work out dog sitting arrangements, I might show up and afterwards, head towards North Norfolk to pick up 2015-08-09 52 0 just after midnight. It's a woodland hillside, not on a path so it might be another fail. Perhaps I'll get fish and chip at Wells next the Sea. --Sourcerer (talk) 20:45, 7 August 2015 (EDT)
I just checked out Eupeodes and there is car parking and even a dog poo bin. Perhaps I'll bring the hashdog. --Sourcerer (talk) 21:00, 7 August 2015 (EDT)
Well, I don't want to make you feel obliged to come if you'd rather not -- it's not exactly near you or on the way to north Norfolk. Not very hopeful for other local hashers, either, I'm afraid. Nobody seems to have hashed much in this graticule for a while (except you)! But I shall be there at 4pm so it will count as a Saturday meetup anyway. — Benjw  {talk} 07:37, 8 August 2015 (EDT)
All true but so wrong - there seems to be quite a lot of interest - I'll be there with the usual disclaimers for which there are ribbons.
Scratch all that -- I've just seen PaintedJaguar's response to say he'll come. Shame the Tongs aren't around! — Benjw  {talk} 07:40, 8 August 2015 (EDT)

2015-08-30 52 0

Hey dude - we're going to be in Oxborough on Sunday! Tongs (talk) 12:34, 28 August 2015 (EDT)

I did consider that one. The hall is impressive! But I had Sunday and Monday points in 52, 1 to attempt (both fails as it happened). Thanks for the message. One day we'll meet especially if a pub and food is involved. --Sourcerer (talk) 19:43, 30 August 2015 (EDT)


I probably should post it here. Thanks for the name drop.--NWoodruff (talk) 21:47, 13 September 2015 (EDT)


I would ask why I saw you today.. but maybe its best not ;) --ChromeCrusaders (talk) 17:46, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

--- Definitely not stalking, you were in my territory ;) --ChromeCrusaders (talk) 10:17, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

--- Indeed............ --ChromeCrusaders (talk) 18:14, 27 November 2016 (UTC)


Checking your still alive and haven't croaked it - bit quiet... --ChromeCrusaders (talk) 13:46, 13 March 2017 (UTC) Aww :( well as long as your okay! --ChromeCrusaders (talk) 19:15, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Tweaking the algorithm

Would it be possible for Western Hemisphere graticules to maintain their validity for a full 24 hours so that they can be visited early in the morning on the day afterwards?

I'd prefer if the whole world could be notified of the location at the same time and then have 24 hours to arrive, but if the Western Hemisphere could have 24 hours that would be nice.

Happy to hear your thoughts,


I'd be strongly in favour of a level playing field with a 36 hour lead time. You'd discover tomorrow's coordinates at noon today.
I've long been aware that Europeans have an advantage because the coordinates are known early enough to visit points on either side of midnight on weekdays. I've not put much thought into making the algorithm equal for all time zones. We'd probably need to abandon the Dow Jones and use a different metric issued for each time zone, valid for 36 hours from the time of issue. Then every time zone would visit different coordinates. This might be seen as a disadvantage but those who live near a boundary line could get bonus coordinates nearby. I'm wondering if something like this could be proposed as a tenth anniversary of geohashing upgrade.
In the spirit of eliminating discrimination from the world this idea is symbolic and should get support. --Sourcerer (talk) 10:26, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Radio Sourcerer?

I've been wondering for a while whether you're a fellow amateur radio licensee. I seem to remember you mentioning a trip to a radio club event in one of of your write-ups, and I thought it might be a fun thing to combine geohashing with (see Radio Communications). I might have got my 'wires crossed' though.. Tongs/B (talk) 20:09, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Are you healthy?

I saw a while ago that you had an unsuccessful expedition in Cyprus where you were complaining of being sick. I have also noticed that you haven't been going to any hashpoints lately. Are you doing okay? Yosef (talk)

Thanks for your concern :) I'm OK. In Cyprus I had a three week bronchitis which most English people caught in December or January. The Mediterranean weather helped my recovery and I had a nice time with a bonus chance air-geohash on my flight home. I have joined a local walking group which is taking up a lot of my time. I run the website and get to meet people. I still check for hashpoints every day. I'd like to get a globalhash which is very hard on a small island. I'm planning expeditions for Geohashing and Mouseover days. I've just returned from a 18km walk and 8km yesterday and the same the day before. So I'm well and healthier than I've been for some time. If you have a Google account, check out my kCal guiltOmeter. So healthy and getting thinner too! --Sourcerer (talk) 15:54, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Subdivision Geohash

You achieved the Subdivision Geohash!

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Sourcerer earned the Subdivision geohash achievement
by reaching hash points in all 7 districts of Norfolk.
Norwich, South Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, Broadland, North Norfolk, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Breckland
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Sourcerer earned the Subdivision geohash achievement
by reaching hash points in all 5 districts of Suffolk.
Babergh, Ipswich, West Suffolk, East Suffolk, Mid Suffolk

--Fippe (talk) 09:10, 19 September 2020 (UTC)