January 3, 2011
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache.
This clip from the movie Splinterheads is the best explanation I’ve seen so far:
For Those Already in the Geo-Know…
This would be PERFECT for the geocaching theme song! I totally cracked when I saw the geocacher’s reaction to the “muggles” part (been there done that)! These folks did an OUTSTANDING job on this vid…
September 26, 2007
I’m one of those people who just finds life and the things in it interesting. I’m curious about so many things, and I love to read, so when my curiosity gets in high gear, one thing usually leads to another, then another, then another.
Today’s journey began with , where I was assembling the various items I’d been clipping over the last week or so. When I finished, I hit the button, which shows you random clips posted by other users. Well…. this led to quite a “surfing adventure”, and I found so many delicious, informative, interesting, or just plain entertaining sites…. I just had to share them!
So here you have them, in no particular order, and with a few examples of what you might find when you get there….
Pictures– taken at JUST the right time
August 16, 2007
Today’s installment of internet entertainment comes from Grant Robinson, and his simple web-based apps that uses Google’s image search to produce two unique gaming grids.
Montage-a Google is a simple web-based app that uses Google’s image search to generate a large gridded montage of images based on keywords (search terms) entered by the user. Not only an interesting way of browsing the net, it can also be used to create desktop pictures or even posters.
If you want to print or save your montage you can take a screen grab of it (‘Prt Sc’ key on PC) and paste it into you favorite photo or paint application to print or save it from there.
Here are two I created. The first one I created simply using the word “tech”.
The next one I created using the terms “pompeii”, “herculaneum” and “ruins”. It should also be noted, that a repeat search with the same words can end up with vastly different montages.
Also, as you move the cursor over the pics, the reference point for each one is listed, and as you click each pic, the link pops up for you to check out.
Guess-The-Google reverses this process by picking the keywords for you, the player must then guess what keyword made up the image – it’s surprisingly addictive. The basic premise of the game is to guess what search phrase was used to find the 20 different partial images displayed in the box. This is not as simple as it may seem! A few of the harder keywords included the likes of “onomatopoeia”, “kiosk” , and “gates”.
So go at it! Create something! Guess something. Just have fun!