Monthly Archive: December 2011

INATN Profiled In NetGuide Magazine

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it … It’s Not About The Numbers has been profiled in the January 2012 edition of glossy technology magazine NetGuide. kjwx and I are quite honoured to have been included in their monthly series on New Zealand bloggers. As NetGuide points out, the arrangement we have here at INATN is great, …

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New Year Honour For Services To Geocaching!

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Brendan Lindsay Okay, so it’s not quite “services to geocaching”, but the founder and current owner of Sistema Plastics – the company which produces the plastic snaplock container most commonly used by Kiwi geocachers  - has been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his business acumen. Given how good Brendan Lindsay’s snaplock containers (similar …

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What Does Your GPS Units Accuracy Reading Really Mean?

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Some interesting info popped up in the New Zealand Recreational GPS Society forums regarding what the accuracy displayed on your GPSr really means. The website kowoma.de explains (emphasis mine): The declaration of the accuracy by Garmin GPS receivers often leads to confusion. What does it mean if the receiver states an accuracy of 4 m? This …

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How Many Caches Can You Find?

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Tired of singing Christmas carols and basting that gigantic turkey but just can’t find an excuse to go caching? It’s Not About The Numbers has the answer … See how many geocaches and yellow perils (Garmin Etrex units) you can find in the photograph below. If your family requires you to be sociable over the festive …

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Geocaching Can Get You A Job

Who knew geocaching might help you land a job? kjw recently spotted this employment ad for a location-based technology firm in the New Zealand district of Canterbury … Web Developers for Mobile Applications Listing #: 427563167 Location: Christchur­ch City, Canterbury Listed: Mon, 28 Nov Type: Full time, Permanent Telogis is an award-winning software development company …

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Petition For New Geocaching Hand-glider Safety Warning Following Crash

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The Geocaching Association of Safety (G.A.S.) has announced that they intend to file a petition with Groundspeak following an horrendous geocaching hand-glider crash. The petition, if successful, will require all geocache owners with caches neighbouring the sky to place warnings regarding the suitability of hand-gliding to the cache. “Obviously we are concerned about the serious risk of geocachers being …

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Did You Go Geocaching On Christmas Day?

Last Christmas, It’s Not About The Numbers wanted to know if geocachers were naughty or nice on December 25th. That holiday poll produced some surprising - or possibly not so surprising – results, so we’re now eager to see if the same situation applies this year …  

Merry Christmas From INATN!

I’d planned to begin this festive season post by saying “another year” had passed … but then realised it has only been just over a year since It’s Not About The Numbers first started. In fact, it was on December 20 last year that we migrated to our own domain, having existed on WordPress.com for …

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Signal Baby – Excellent YouTube Video

YouTube user hOneychile has uploaded an excellent video giving the 1953 classic tune Santa Baby a geocaching twist. I’m a little sceptical as to whether her Christmas wishlist is a marketing ploy for the Geocaching.com shop but, even if it is, the clip is still excellent. Take a look for yourself! [Hat Tip: GSVNoFixedAbode]  

The Jeremy Irish TEDx Talk

kjwx spotted this at Only Googlebot Reads This Blog and I saw it at GPSTracklog – the Jeremy Irish TEDx talk (check it out below). I’ve not met the head of Groundspeak, nor really seen any video of him talking, so I was fascinated to watch this, as well as wanting to hear what he …

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