So as you may remember, last month an infection caused a 6” hole to be blown in my leg. I acted quickly so whilst I had a plaster the size of an iPad and industrial strength antibiotics, I was relatively OK. It has stopped me working or doing things I normally enjoy other than geocaching (and even then I managed two drive-by caches in Bradford).
My latest Geocaching article for GPStracklog has gone live, this month looking at how you can use your field notes together with GSAK to write and publish your logs super-fast. This will be of real benefit to Geocachers who’ve been looking to use the geocaching.com access publish logs feature in GSAK but never knew how to go about it.
Be sure to check it out.
Anyone who has read the novel will know that I’m very interested in hidden parts of Wiltshire. The vampire D’Toeni is found in a tunnel system based loosely on the Burlington Nuclear Bunker, located over near Corsham. In that case, I’ve never been able to visit the location, basing my research on photos and articles. But it’s not the only secret military location in the county.
In between all the book promotion I’ve also been continuing to do my columns and my latest one is now out.
Over at GPSTracklog my latest Geocaching column has gone live with a look at Field notes. It’s surprising just how many cachers don’t know about them so I go over the basics and the methods I use to make the best use of them. Whether you are a smartphone or dedicated unit user, there’s information that could be handy to you (and preps the way for my next article in the new year on using GSAK ‘Publish logs’ feature).
Be sure to check out the article over at GPSTracklog.
When I got offered my current day job I got warned that I might be required to travel and would I be OK with that. I think it’s a pretty standard question these days in interviews. I replied that I was more than happy to travel and the thought of being stuck in a hotel with nothing to do but write or find the local geocaches was my idea of Heaven.
This got put to the test this past week when I had to go to Birmingham for a set of training courses. Being in the middle of NaNoWriMo the idea of a week of no distractions sounded great so my Macbook got packed along with my work PC and taken with me.
My latest article for GPSTracklog, ‘Getting accurate coordinates for your geocache hides’ is now live over on their site.
Be sure to check it out and join what is likely to be a big discussion on getting your GPS co-ordinates as accurate as possible.
Just a quick note to let everyone know that I will be appearing on the GeoGearHeads Google Hangout tonight at 9pm EDT (2am Friday UK time) to talk about Geocaching and specifically using GSAK.
I’m likely to be either falling asleep due to the time or wired from too much caffine, but either way it should be a good show. You can check out previous shows (or catch this one at a later date if you can’t catch it live) at the Cache-A-Manics Network. Hope to see some of you there!