I'm not in my right mind at present -- and my left mind is none too stable.
All you were sayin is that the technology is there for those who want to take advantage of it, and I go off on platform awareness.
Too many years battling developers with cutting edge equipment.
It IS cool that we have more fun than a tricorder almost at our fingertips.
Thanks for the pointer.
BarbJ (But still, be mindful when writing cache pages, there are still people out there using yellow eTrexes) Tygress
---------- Original Message ----------
From: "gumbietygress@..." <gumbietygress@...>
Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Rating a cache
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 12:53:18 GMT
Yeah, maybe. But for many people (me at present -- I'm weird, but not unique), we're not that interested in being technical. Not dissing GSAK, it's just that I have too much on my plate already than to suss out an interface, even if it is fantastically useful. I have technophile friends for that. But they're loading for CSs
And, well, "some Garmins" ...
Just because some use it, it's still reasonable to use the other elements (like T/D), is all I'm saying. I barely look at attributes on the cache page -- and have to remind myself to set them. =shrug=
As for loading spoiler pictures: pffft. I'm having enough trouble with data stream. (And I'm the only Oregon in the group.) Just suggesting, as COs we need to think beyond our own devices and tech savvy. Some of us just want to find things.... as streamlined as possible.
barbj - learned to put earthcache questions up front because they truncate - tygress
---------- Original Message ----------
From: "banda_geocacher" <banda@...>
Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Rating a cache
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:37:18 -0000
As an FYI, if you use GSAK you can have a list of attributes on your Oregon (and some other Garmins) by using this macro: (see #7 on the Jan. 31 post.)
Also, it takes a bit more effort, but there are now ways to get spoiler photos loaded onto the Oregon x50, Dakota, Montana, GPSMap 62/78 and eTrex 20,30 as seen in #25 here:
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "gumbietygress@..." <gumbietygress@...> wrote:
> However, attributes are not downloaded onto my Oregon. So for paperless caching, it's useless for me.T/D numbers, however, are part of the picture. BarbJ - Photographic hints are pretty much useless to me, too, when in the field - Tygress
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: Bill Ellis <zionzr2@...>
> To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Rating a cache
> Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 20:07:12 -0500
> there is a climb tree attribute icon that can be added to cache pages
> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 1:44 PM, busybeetoni <tfbrown@...> wrote:
> �I've tried using the rating scale guidelines, but some things just don't seem to fit. There is nothing in there about how to rate one when you put it in a tree. For terrain, it talks about slopes and whether you could ride a bicycle or push it. I've seen ratings where it's a 1.5/3 because the cache is up a tree, yet the walk to the tree is a breeze. To me, that rating is backwards because the difficulty isn't the journey there, the hard part is actually getting the cache. That's more of a puzzle. How to get it down from the tree.
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