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So I got my wife, daughter, and muggle family friends (The Evangelista's) to agree to go on the car rally.

I'd been on a car rally as a kid so I was interested to go on one with a geocaching twist.

We had a great start and were getting most of the clues. We had to double back for the first cache (no stickers, just a logbook) which threw off our odometer count.

When we finally made it through the hoard of cyclists we took some wrong turns. And even after opening the emergency map we were still lost because the police wouldn't double back through the cyclists.

So with two 4-yr-old kids in tow who were losing patience we decided to call it quits. We skipped ahead to the 1st Checkpoint, checked out of the race, and let the kids have fun running in the park.

The great news is that the rally was so well organized that we can do a bit each weekend over the next few months.

Thanks for the fun & the smiley!
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So I'm making a cache that will basically be a pull down blind that goes back up into a PVC pipe suspended by a pressure rod (like in your shower) between the front and back of a road sign (with permission). The idea is that it will just be a giant logbook. What size would you give it: Regular or Other?
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My #RaspberryPi wouldn't update to #OpenELEC 5.0 with a reboot. I'm supposed to be able to drop the .tar file in the update folder and do a reboot that way. There is no UPDATE folder. #Help
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Maybe this helps?  I haven't worked this distro yet.  https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues/3893
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I heard about this new technology. IKEA calls its the 'Book Book'.
The logbook contains a chronicle of everyone who has seen the bug, and where it has been. While most of that is recorded on the online logs, that information is often not easy to get to in the field. Not to mention it is cool to have a physical record of its journeys, like stamps in a passport.
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Truthfully, the IKEA catalogue IS awesome. The way they seamlessly integrated the physical catalogue with their app & website is something that should make MANY retailers jealous.
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Has anyone else noticed that the #PocketQuery emails no longer have an attachment but a download or preview link instead?
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June 18, 2014 was when they removed the attachments from the PQ e-mails.
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Is there a way to add a cache to a Bookmark list from the official ios app?
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I want to make a difficult Lamp Post cache. So I need to buy one of my own so I can build it.

The trouble is I can't seem to find a place that sells them. Ideas?
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also, for some reason I thought you were looking for the whole pole... not just the skirt
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I have a table (LINKS) where I want to create new records based upon old records. But some of the fields I want to change.

So from LINKS I want to auto populate with ENT_ID_1, ENT_TYP_1, ENT_TYP_2, but I want to make ENT_ID_2=185, and UPDATE_WHO=177 based upon WHERE ID in (1, 5, 12).

I know I can do the query below. But where do I fit my UPDATE_WHO & ENT_ID_2 fields in?

INSERT INTO Links(ENT_ID_1, ENT_TYP_1, ENT_TYP_2)
SELECT ENT_ID_1, ENT_TYP_1, ENT_TYP_2
FROM Links
WHERE ID in (1, 5, 12
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So it turns out you just need to name the field in the INSERT line and put the values you want to use in the SELECT line.

INSERT INTO Links(ENT_ID_1, ENT_TYP_1, ENT_TYP_2, ENT_ID_2, UPDATE_WHO)
SELECT ENT_ID_1, ENT_TYP_1, ENT_TYP_2, 185, 237
FROM Links
WHERE ID in (1, 5, 12
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Love it!
 
"At this point, we'd be better off printing a 3D penis, slapping it on the bank counter and saying, 'Hey society, f**k you. Pay me.'" -- Kristen Schaal

Watch the episode: http://on.cc.com/19lOM1l
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Hey There #Geocachers :

What do you look for in a #WhereIGo cache? Trivia, logic problems, tour guide, or something else?
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Bleh! I've tried Ingress. It seems cool. But I don't have that much spare time or tons of data on my plan.

I'm looking to do a series of caches themed on the TV show LOST and I wanted to do all the different cache types: Traditional, Multi, Mystery, Letterbox, & WhereIGo
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Has anyone else noticed that in your #PocketQuery emails from #Groundspeak that it's a download link instead of an attachment to your email?

I guess they are just saving upload bandwidth. But I used to count on those emails having attachments. That way I don't get boned for data usage when I save it to my smartphone later.
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these days I just download em to Locus Pro, then export a single aggregated PQ from there to my GPSr.  Saves a lot of futzing around.
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I'm really liking the beta Premium Advanced Search at Geocaching.com (#Geocaching +GoGeocaching).

A couple comments:

1. Pocket Query (#PocketQuery) - There needs to be a Create A Pocket Query button. Otherwise this super cool searching is all for naught.

2. Toggle - Once you click "Map these results" you seem to be stuck on the map unless you click on a cache. it'd be nice to be able to toggle back to your search to possibly fine tune it more. the radius would be common to want to adjust.

3. Filter Options - They rock. some are obvious (fav points, radius). But some options some were a pleasant surprise: exclude finds by specific users, corrected coords, & personal note.
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I really hope they make similar improvements to the PQ creation tool.
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