Category Archive: Jeremy Irish

Challenges: Don’t Hate The Game, Hate The Player

The new Geocaching Challenges were released yesterday to very mixed reviews … okay, I’m being PC … nearly everyone hated them. Complaints ranged from detesting a number of frivolous frog-kissing locationless challenges to disliking there being no necessity to use a GPS. If you’re looking to further your hatred of this new game, you should check …

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Where’s Our Frog Prince When We Need Him?

Sometimes when you kiss a frog, it just stays a frog … Despite this morning’s fairytale start to Groundspeak’s challenges, the geo-community has rewritten its collective views about the company’s new take on virtual caches. While some geocachers took up the challenge, many hundreds more were venting their anger online. These warts-and-all comments centred on the poor …

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Summary Of Today’s Irish On Challenges Blog Post

For those who haven’t seen it Jeremy Irish (from this point known as J-Rish) has posted at Latitude 47 today about the new Geocaching Challenges. It is a good read but being a lengthy post I thought I would pull out the best bits and summarise them here: The Groundspeak team “sat in a room …

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The New Virtual Caches: A Vision Of The Future?

There has been a lot of talk about the reintroduction of virtuals in a new format since Jeremy Irish (from this point to known as J-Dog, Big J or simply J-Rish) made his now infamous comments on the geocaching.com forums: In the UserVoice updates I never said that virtuals were coming back in their previous …

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Wherigo … My Blackberry Follows

Wherigos: Until recently I didn’t have an opinion on them. With none in my area all I had to go on was various bits on the web that suggested it was a dying breed of cache, particularly following the Garmin/Groundspeak falling out. However, it does appear as if there is a fair amount of support …

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TB Giveaway: May Irish Eyes Smile On You

TRAVEL BUG GIVEAWAY Let’s play tag … Thanks to Groundspeak’s Bryan Roth, It’s Not About The Numbers has three new travel bugs featuring the company’s co-founders to give away. Their latest TB series depicts Roth, Jeremy Irish and Elias Alvord as swashbuckling adventurers of old – or at least the mid-1980s in the case of Indiana …

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A New Geo-Sign

How do you sign the word ‘geocache’? It’s a pretty common question on Groundspeak’s forums and now It’s Not About The Numbers has an answer – at least for Kiwi cachers. Yesterday, local organisation Deaf Aotearoa sent this video showing its newly-created ‘geocache’ sign in response to our query. . According to spokeswoman Kathryn Heard: …

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Groundspeak: A Hot Seattle Startup You Need To Watch

  Groundspeak has been included in the The 14 Hot Seattle Startups You Need To Watch at Business Insider. this Seattle company is the owner of Geocaching.com, the official hub for the game. And in case you’re prone to dismiss it as some weirdo trend, the site notes that there are more than 5 million active …

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Project APE: That’s A Wrap

Don’t expect any more monkey business from Groundspeak. An announcement on Facebook today by chief executive Jeremy Irish said the company had cancelled plans to create a series of geocaches for the new Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes movie – less than a week after he first posted of its intentions. “Instead, with …

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Geo-News: Luck Of The Irish

Welcome aboard Captain Irish … the dapper, new alter-ego of Groundspeak ‘pilot’ Jeremy Irish – and one of three geo-teasers now on Facebook. Firstly, the high-flying chief executive unveiled this design for his latest TB, which he will launch early next month in Ulm, Germany (presumably at GC2MEGA FORTsetzung: – Die DOSENFISCHER). In response to comments by …

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