Emidor

Maurer's Music Mayhem

Palm OS & Windows 64-bit

October 24th, 2012

Jen and I are avid GeoCachers. We download between 200 & 500 geocaches in a pocket query and then load those onto three GPSrs and a Palm Tungsten E. This gives us ultimate capability with no paper. These devices work much better out in the woods where there is no cell phone service than our smart phones.

I upgraded my computer this week to a 64-bit Windows Pro machine. There are updated apps and drivers for all my utilities and programs EXCEPT my Palm. ARGH!

So, after a bit of searching on Google, I find Aceeca, a New Zealand based company that uses Palm in their rugged barcode and RFID scanners. And they have built drivers for 64-bit machines to use the PalmOS!

A few mouse clicks later, my Tungsten is back up and running using data from my 64-bit machine.

Man I love technology!

 

September 23rd, 2012

DarK JazZ has 2762 Finds on 2758 unique Geocaches

Statistics generated on 9/23/2012

Cumulative Finds by Month

Cumulative Total
Annual Totals

Finds by Month

  2012  
    2011  
    2010  
    2009  
    2008  
    2007  
    2006  
    1900  
    All  

2012
  17

 
54

 
33

 
30

 
29

 
72

 
115

 
36

 
Total finds 386
Days caching 25
Average finds per caching day 15.4
Overall finds per day 1.4
Average finds per week 10.1
Average finds per month 44.0
Month: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days caching:   3 2 2 1 3 9 3 2      

2011
  25

 
14

 
34

 
24

 
42

 
22

 
78

 
12

 
32

 
23

 
22

 
Total finds 328
Days caching 19
Average finds per caching day 17.3
Overall finds per day 0.9
Average finds per week 6.3
Average finds per month 27.4
Month: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days caching: 1 1 1 1   2 2 4 1 1 2 3

Milestones
Milestone Date Interval Code Cache Name
1 1/1/1900 GC30YCA 2011 City of Sandy Centennial, Geocoin Challenge
100 5/29/2006 38864 days GCV8CK Goin the Back road
200 5/26/2007 362 days GCNCQP The Family Who Rescued A Covered Bridge
300 7/21/2007 56 days GC11A8T A “3rd” of Fun
400 9/2/2007 43 days GC12DT9 Mrs Oak”s
500 10/13/2007 41 days GC11PD7 Ginger Spice
600 1/13/2008 92 days GC118C3 Sunstone Cache
700 2/23/2008 41 days GC188AM Soup or Salad
800 4/5/2008 42 days GC16RAR Three Billy Goat”s Troll
900 5/10/2008 35 days GC1BA25 The Blair Witch Chimney
1000 7/4/2008 55 days GC1722V All Endings are also Beginnings
1100 8/17/2008 44 days GCK32Y B.Y.O.M.
1200 11/22/2008 97 days GC1H9B1 Guarding Goats
1300 2/14/2009 84 days GC1JG87 Christmas Tree Wanna Be
1400 4/4/2009 49 days GC181DN Kitty Cache
1500 5/16/2009 42 days GC1MVKX Between 5 and 99
1600 7/11/2009 56 days GC12ZPV Lookin Thru Me
1700 1/16/2010 189 days GC220WW Babe”s Pool
1800 4/24/2010 98 days GC1AAYR Vaders Watching You
1900 7/4/2010 71 days GC24F0W Peace Sign Series #6-Easy
2000 11/13/2010 132 days GC2H8G8 Would you stop railing on me?
2100 3/26/2011 133 days GC25R3F Hasten Mason #2
2200 7/9/2011 105 days GC2H5RB Cache In Trash In
2300 10/29/2011 112 days GC34R0B Poles Rock!
2400 3/10/2012 133 days GC2K5K7 Pitstop
2500 5/26/2012 77 days GC1VM2H gerrish valley overlook
2600 7/6/2012 41 days GC3D0QQ Caitlyn”s Cache CCXXVIII “A dead ringer”
2700 8/18/2012 43 days GC36PX2 LOST-30 Now that”s a Rockslide!
2762 9/16/2012 29 days GC2DH9M Let”s Tie the Knot


DarK JazZ should reach 2800 finds in 28 days (3 Caching days) on 10/21/2012

3000 finds in 171 days (16 Caching days) on 3/13/2013


Finds by Miles from Home

  Number Percent  
< 10 401 14.5 %  
10 – 20 639 23.1 %  
20 – 30 498 18.0 %  
30 – 40 269 9.73 %  
40 – 50 142 5.14 %  
50 – 100 481 17.4 %  
100 – 200 116 4.19 %  
200 – 500 98 3.54 %  
500 – 1000 24 0.86 %  
> 1000 94 3.40 %  

Average Distance: 213 Miles


Finds by Type

  Number Percent  
Traditional 2475 89.6 %  
Multi 122 4.41 %  
Mystery 116 4.19 %  
Virtual 21 0.76 %  
Earth 10 0.36 %  
Letterbox 8 0.28 %  
Event 5 0.18 %  
Webcam 3 0.10 %  
Project Ape 1 0.03 %  
Mega Event 1 0.03 %  


Finds by Difficulty Rating

  Number Percent  
1 542 19.6 %  
1.5 1033 37.4 %  
2 692 25.0 %  
2.5 239 8.65 %  
3 151 5.46 %  
3.5 57 2.06 %  
4 29 1.04 %  
4.5 10 0.36 %  
5 9 0.32 %  


Finds by Terrain Rating

  Number Percent  
1 548 19.8 %  
1.5 1293 46.8 %  
2 559 20.2 %  
2.5 209 7.56 %  
3 94 3.40 %  
3.5 30 1.08 %  
4 11 0.39 %  
4.5 12 0.43 %  
5 6 0.21 %  


Finds by Owner

  Number Percent  
1 – Unkle Fester 163 5.90 %  
2 – Team ALE 113 4.09 %  
3 – geogold 80 2.89 %  
4 – baradam 65 2.35 %  
5 – TWIGMEISTER 45 1.62 %  
6 – ornith 44 1.59 %  
7 – Geojeepnlove 37 1.33 %  
8 – Geo Chick”s & Truc… 34 1.23 %  
9 – Chirpz 31 1.12 %  
10 – amygems 28 1.01 %  

  Number Percent  
11 – Lady Orca & Charli… 28 1.01 %  
12 – wg 24 0.86 %  
13 – BNMac 19 0.68 %  
14 – 4STER5FORGEO 18 0.65 %  
15 – stealthyhunters 18 0.65 %  
16 – jpfountains 17 0.61 %  
17 – Mt Hood Explorer 17 0.61 %  
18 – GlenMart 16 0.57 %  
19 – Hopalong & HobbleA… 16 0.57 %  
20 – Queens Blessing 15 0.54 %  

These didn”t make it to the top:

143Chaos (14) Beachguy (14) monkeypirate (14) Queen Stinkerbell (14)
tater71 (14) GeoLite69 (13) LegendOfThePickle (12) lincolncityparksre… (12)
Nogs (12) subwaymark (12) Team Esp (12) 1fairygirl (11)
DoodleCat & Mister… (11) Monkeypal”s Gang (11) rvstauff (11) Steve “n” Nancy (11)
dneuwir (10) ko102177 (10) roybatty (10) The Wilde Ones (10)

DarK JazZ has also found caches placed by 885 other people

USA – 2690 finds in 11 States – (22%)
States cached in

  1   2 – 5   6 – 10   11 – 20   21 – 50
  51 – 100   101 – 200   201 – 500   501 – 1000   1001+

 OR:2256,  WA:335,  NC:40,  MT:35,  ID:12,  OH:4,  IN:3,  NV:2,  DC:1,  SC:1,  VA:1

Canada – 72 finds in 2 Provinces – (15.4%)
Canadian Provinces cached in

  1   2 – 5   6 – 10   11 – 20   21 – 50
  51 – 100   101 – 200   201 – 500   501 – 1000   1001+

 British Columbia:46,  Alberta:26


Finds by Weekday

  Number Percent  
Monday 106 3.83 %  
Tuesday 77 2.78 %  
Wednesday 27 0.97 %  
Thursday 37 1.33 %  
Friday 51 1.84 %  
Saturday 2069 74.9 %  
Sunday 395 14.3 %  

2464 Weekend Finds (89.2%) : 298 Weekday Finds (10.8%)


Finds by Container

  Number Percent  
Micro 1010 36.5 %  
Small 786 28.4 %  
Regular 712 25.7 %  
Not chosen 139 5.03 %  
Other 86 3.11 %  
Virtual 21 0.76 %  
Large 8 0.28 %  


Some Numbers
Overall Total Finds: 2762 finds in 212 caching days over 41167 total days (0.51 %)
Overall Averages: 13.03 finds per caching day, 0.07/day, 0.47/week, 2.04/month
Last 365 Days: 463 finds in 31 caching days over 365 total days (8.49 %)
Last 365 Days Averages: 14.94 finds per caching day, 1.27/day, 8.88/week, 38.61/month
Most consecutive days with finds: 9, from 6/30/2012 to 7/8/2012
Most consecutive days without a find: 38778, from 1/2/1900 to 3/4/2006
(Current streak): 1, 9/16/2012
Most finds in a day: 112 on 8/18/2012; 53 on 4/4/2009; 51 on 11/22/2008
Best weekend caching: 112 finds, on Saturday 8/18/2012 & Sunday 8/19/2012
Best week caching: 112 finds, from Monday 8/13/2012 to Sunday 8/19/2012
Most finds in a calendar month: 125, in Apr 2009
Most Cache Types in a day: 5 on 6/28/2008
Most Countries in a day: 2 on 7/3/2012 Note: includes locationless caches.
Most States in a day: 4 (OR, WA, ID, MT) on 6/30/2012 Note: includes locationless caches.
Fastest 100 finds: 1 day on 8/18/2012
Last 100 finds: 30 days
Fastest 1000 finds: 506 days from 4/14/2007 to 8/31/2008
Last 1000 finds: 919 days
Total cache-to-cache distance: 39151 Miles, Note: includes locationless caches.
1.57x Earth Circumnavigation,
0.164x Distance to the Moon
Maximum distance in a day: 342 Miles – 4 caches, on 7/6/2012

Note: includes locationless caches.
Nearest cache found: Birds of a Feather HANG Around GC3NGV6
Furthest cache found: 7745.42 Miles, Faraday Road:2011 Estacada Geocoin Cha… GC3B5QR
Most Northerly cache found: N 49° 18.834, Cameron’s Cache GCF102
Most Southerly cache found: N 35° 04.794, LakePark Home Run GC1V7M0
Most Easterly cache found: W 77° 03.021, The view of an “Honest Man” GCEB2
Most Westerly cache found: W 124° 48.936, Harbour Quay… GCV3MV
Cache centroid: N 45° 29.334 W 121° 50.922

Centroid is 55 Miles from home: Oregon, United States
Youngest cache found: 9/1/2012, BUGGY”S 2 MOMS WEDDING TRIBUTE GC3VY91
Oldest cache found: 5/12/2000, GC12 5/12/2000 GC12
Caches found which are now archived: 876 (31.7 %)
Most FTFs in a day: 2 on 10/6/2007; 1 on 7/8/2006; 1 on 8/11/2007
Most FTFs in a calendar month: 2, in Oct 2007
Most consecutive months with a FTF: 2, from Jul 2008 to Aug 2008
Log Length, words: Total Words: 73437, Average: 26, (Total Characters: 387303)
Longest: GC23YGD 133, Shortest: GC1AJBM 1

DarK JazZ has 9 FTFs (0.32 %) – Average Distance 12.8 Miles, Average Interval 131.6 days
Count Date Interval Code Cache Name
1 7/8/2006 GCWTJY H2O
2 8/11/2007 399 days GC14RF1 Good To Go Again!!!
3 10/6/2007 56 days GC16EXX Cache and Dash #2
4 10/6/2007 0 days GC16EY0 Cache and Dash #3
5 1/26/2008 112 days GC18MM8 VHS or DVD??
6 5/6/2008 101 days GC1BZZJ Jaquith v2
7 7/28/2008 83 days GC1EM63 G.I.”s to Gymnastics
8 8/3/2008 6 days GC1EWP1 Why Can”t We Be Friends?
9 5/26/2009 296 days GC1QR82 I Love Green Beans!

Notes

Owned Caches Statistics
Owned: 20, 6 now archived, (30%)
Total finds of my caches: 809 finds in 2403 total days, 0.34/day, 2.36/week, 10.25/month
Total finds I”ve made: 2762
Caching Karma: 0.29 (809/2762)
Hide with most finds: 93, Newberg TravelBug & GeoCoin Hotel GC15JG8
Hide with most fav points: 2, Bruin Fox GC1C0MA
Hide found most frequently: Every 4.7 days, WAVe 4 GC1D90G
Log Length, words: Average: 24, Longest: GC1CCVG 235

373 Geocachers Have Made 809 Finds on 20 Geocaches Owned By DarK JazZ

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Placed Last Find Finds Days/Find Fav Code Cache Name
4/28/2012 4/29/2012 1 148 0 GC3J6DW Old Man in the Tree
4/19/2010 10/22/2011 15 59.2 0 GC274GD Dr. Tom Gail
3/30/2010 10/23/2011 16 56.7 1 GC25WM9 Home Sweet Home: Hotel for Trackables
6/15/2008 8/22/2011 63 24.7 1 GC1D90J Fern Gully
6/15/2008 12/11/2011 73 21.3 0 GC1D90R For Elli
6/15/2008 9/9/2008 18 4.7 0 GC1D90G WAVe 4
6/14/2008 9/1/2012 17 91.8 0 GC1D90D WAVe 3
6/1/2008 10/19/2011 77 20.4 2 GC1CBHV Hoover History
5/18/2008 11/12/2009 29 18.7 0 GC1CBJG B.C.
5/18/2008 10/22/2011 69 23 0 GC1CCVG WAVe 2
5/18/2008 12/31/2011 64 24.8 2 GC1CBK1 WAVe to Nate
5/11/2008 11/24/2011 53 30.1 2 GC1C0MA Bruin Fox
4/27/2008 1/26/2012 38 42.3 0 GC1BPB1 Bye Joe, We Think We”ve Got It
8/31/2007 5/7/2009 93 6.6 0 GC15JG8 Newberg TravelBug & GeoCoin Hotel
3/15/2006 6/2/2010 34 70.1 0 GCTXEP Far From Home
3/15/2006 6/2/2010 40 59.6 0 GCTXDY My Girl
3/5/2006 6/20/2010 32 49 0 GCTQDP A Man”s Best Friend
3/4/2006 4/12/2010 26 74.1 0 GCTPWA Just a Baby
3/4/2006 4/26/2008 12 96.6 0 GCTPVN Tubular, Man
2/25/2006 6/2/2010 39 61.5 0 GCTM0B Where Flat Stones Lie


Cumulative Finds of My Caches


Caching Karma


Finders of My Caches

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  Number Percent  
1 – PDXJim 11 55 %  
2 – PeterAndTrisha 11 55 %  
3 – vintagezx 11 55 %  
4 – jpfountains 10 50 %  
5 – MOLE MAN 10 50 %  
6 – SARS Cacher 9 45 %  
7 – snosrfpolo 9 45 %  
8 – SuperDiggers 9 45 %  
9 – Unkle Fester 9 45 %  
10 – dishpan man 8 40 %  

  Number Percent  
11 – Fakari Mama 8 40 %  
12 – lady orca 8 40 %  
13 – snowmann 8 40 %  
14 – baradam 7 35 %  
15 – Geo Chick”s 7 35 %  
16 – tincuphunter 7 35 %  
17 – tnt58 7 35 %  
18 – tobe4evr1 7 35 %  
19 – ukrainian princess 7 35 %  
20 – 4max 6 30 %  

These didn”t make it to the top:

charlietd (6) Geodude2008 (6) Inquisitor Clayton (6) longtrails (6)
MrWalkie (6) ornith (6) pokerace (6) wicopee (6)
ZSteve (6)

344 other people have also found caches placed by DarK JazZ


Finds by Month

  Number Percent  
Jan 171 6.19 %  
Feb 181 6.55 %  
Mar 226 8.18 %  
Apr 326 11.8 %  
May 333 12.0 %  
Jun 180 6.51 %  
Jul 389 14.0 %  
Aug 380 13.7 %  
Sep 181 6.55 %  
Oct 189 6.84 %  
Nov 150 5.43 %  
Dec 56 2.02 %  


Finds by Year Cache Placed

  Number Percent  
2000 2 0.07 %  
2001 8 0.28 %  
2002 42 1.52 %  
2003 73 2.64 %  
2004 120 4.34 %  
2005 164 5.93 %  
2006 281 10.1 %  
2007 526 19.0 %  
2008 560 20.2 %  
2009 371 13.4 %  
2010 261 9.44 %  
2011 305 11.0 %  
2012 49 1.77 %  


Finds to 23 Sep for Each Year

  Number Percent  
1900 44 7.66 %  
2006 91 15.8 %  
2007 316 55.0 %  
2008 574 100 %  
2009 390 67.9 %  
2010 293 51.0 %  
2011 251 43.7 %  
2012 386 67.2 %  


Finds by Found Date
Date
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Jan 44 2 5 6 18 24 25 16 31 171
Feb 22 15 21 36 27 14 33 11 1 1 X X 181
Mar 1 1 17 4 27 34 3 27 51 27 34 226
Apr 7 3 53 25 3 19 42 15 8 1 8 3 7 14 27 22 6 34 29 X 326
May 22 31 11 11 3 1 13 19 20 1 14 5 9 37 3 35 55 2 2 20 19 333
Jun 1 13 31 30 17 1 22 3 3 2 2 12 2 6 30 5 X 180
Jul 15 16 62 55 18 27 22 5 21 20 10 5 23 7 7 36 4 10 8 18 389
Aug 5 5 19 10 14 22 2 12 26 127 14 43 13 18 2 16 1 11 10 10 380
Sep 4 14 1 57 6 20 23 20 13 1 1 21 X 181
Oct 11 12 3 42 15 4 10 12 25 32 23 189
Nov 3 16 18 24 51 18 20 X 150
Dec 15 6 1 16 7 4 7 56
92 38 98 135 55 63 33 80 82 91 156 42 171 100 1 105 77 143 64 99 67 91 70 111 94 189 40 103 119 52 101

163 Found Dates, out of 366 (44.5%)

8 FTF Found Dates, out of 366 (2.1%)

Green cells or black text indicate at least one FTF on that day

Difficulty / Terrain Chart
Terrain
Difficulty 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5
1 268 216 37 9 8 1 1 1 1 542
1.5 134 648 181 50 14 2 2 1 1 1033
2 88 250 236 72 31 10 1 2 2 692
2.5 23 90 63 40 17 4 1 1 239
3 21 53 29 25 17 3 1 2 151
3.5 9 19 8 8 4 4 2 2 1 57
4 3 10 2 4 2 5 2 1 29
4.5 1 4 2 1 1 1 10
5 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 9
548 1293 559 209 94 30 11 12 6

73 Diff/Terr combinations found, out of 81
357 (12.9%) finds were rated with Diff or Terr of 3 or greater


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North Portland?

June 16th, 2012

Which way do we go?

We spent the day geocaching in Kelley Point Park near St. Johns today. When trying to pick a new location, Sara located a couple parks in North Portland. None of us expected much, I mean after all, this is N. Portland, known for gang activity and being the “rough part of town.”

But we were pleasantly surprised by two beautiful parks. Kelley Point Park is at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette rivers. Filled with trails and places for picnics, this was a gorgeous place to start our day.

Pier Park is nestled in an industrial area just outside of St. Johns. But this, too, was a beautiful park. This urban locale featured several softball fields, a Frisbee golf course, and nearly a dozen caches.

Needless to say, we were all pleasantly surprised with this part of Portland. We’ll definitely be back, as there are plenty more caches to discover!

#1,800

May 23rd, 2010

Foghorn Leghorn is #1,800

Jen and I have been geocaching for nearly 4 years. Cousin Sara has been caching with us for 3 years. And today, we spent the day in Keizer at the 2nd annual Keizer Iris Festival Geocaching Event. We had a great time and collected a great new geocoin for our efforts.

After the event, we cached for a couple more hours and found our 1,800th career geocache. It was called Foghorn Leghorn, and when we arrived this is what we discovered! How would you like to have this eight foot statue in your front yard?

This was a memorable day, and an accomplishment to really crow about.

GeoCaching in the OC

January 31st, 2009

It has been ten months since we last went caching! So it was good to get back out after blustry and cold winter months. We had a beautiful day, crisp, clear, and sunny. We teamed up with cousin Sara, our regular caching partner, and headed to Oregon City. We’ve enjoyed caching here before, so I was looking forward to another outing.

Nearly 100 ducks greet the geocachers

Today turned into a numbers day. We grabbed 30 caches. Most of them were not incredibly memorable. But that is becoming the norm with urban caching. A highlite for me was the hide at a duck pond. As we walked up, it seemed that all the residents waddled toward me. Quacking and honking as the approached, the sun glinting off their green heads. It was quite spectacular.