Category Archives: Tech

Tap, Tap, Tap. Is this thing on?

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*drops 50p into the meter and the lights flicker on* I have come… BACK TO LIFE! Yes, it has been a while. Yes, I am fine, thanks for asking. No, I haven’t gone off caching, blogging or life in general. … Continue reading

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Pokémon Go? iPhone says Pokémon No!

As a geocacher, the idea of getting out and about with phones in hand is second nature. We were keen to try out what Pokémon Go was all about but sadly our household is rather technology retro at the moment. … Continue reading

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Using TinEye to identify images for puzzle solving

If you have ever spent anytime squinting at images on a puzzle cache page trying to work out who the heck a particular “celebrity” is or what breed of sheep is displayed then TinEye could be your new best friend. … Continue reading

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Mapping our walks

I have started trying out a new app on my iPhone. Not specifically for geocaching but to keep track of how far we walk. The app is called Map My Walk and I am sure you may have heard of … Continue reading

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Can a blind person geocache – one year on

In 2013 I wrote some blog entries on the subject of whether a blind person could geocache (see Can a blind person geocache, A must-have app for blind geocachers, Can a blind person geocache – part 2 and Washknight walks … Continue reading

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2000 Blog Views!

I was astonished to discover that in only 6 months this blog has received over 2000 views. I am chuffed and elated to know that people are reading it and finding it interesting… hopefully. I just want to say thank … Continue reading

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Opening geocache locations in Navigon

The following explains a method to enable you to quickly and easily open the location of a geocache in Navigon so that you can use the turn by turn navigation system to get you to the cache. For this to … Continue reading

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RFC 1321

RFC or Request For Comments number 1321 is a document that describes the application of a digesting algorithm called MD5 which will generate a 32 character hexadecimal “hash” when performed on any binary file or other data. So this means … Continue reading

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Washknight Walks 1 – Blind Geocaching

Today I decided to give the new walking sat nav, Navigon, its first real test. But where to go? Well it so happens that geocaching.com are running a challenge to all geocachers to try and find a cache on every … Continue reading

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