Tag Archive: Jeremy Irish

Worshipping At The Altar Of Geocaching

Artist Pauline Lim hasn’t just taken a shine to geocaching, she’s created nine shrines to the sport. Over America’s Thanksgiving holiday, the Massachusetts resident installed all nine creations around her hometown of Somerville for her new Geocaching Urban Shrines Project. And she’s now offering a prize for one lucky person who locates them all using …

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A Big Party Weekend At Groundspeak

It seems our friends at Groundspeak have a few things to celebrate this weekend. Facebook tells us that Jon Stanley (aka Moun10Bike, the man who invented geocoins) celebrated his birthday on November 19th. We’re also informed that Geocaching.com co-founder Jeremy Irish celebrates his birthday just a few days later on the 21st. But if that wasn’t …

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Father Of Geocaching Not The Only One Fired Up

… Or how It’s Not About The Numbers discovers some rather forward material while reviewing a geocaching guide. Man’s discovery of fire pales in comparison to the invention of geocaching, if you believe our sport’s founding father. In the forward to Layne Cameron’s recently reprinted The Geocaching Handbook: The Guide For Family-Friendly High-Tech Treasure Hunting, …

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TB Giveaway: The Life Of Bryan

TRAVEL BUG GIVEAWAY Ready for another game of tag? You may recall It’s Not About The Numbers recently received three new travel bugs featuring the Groundspeak co-founders to give away. This TB series depicts Bryan Roth, Jeremy Irish and Elias Alvord as swashbuckling adventurers of old, each holding a piece of map pointing to Groundspeak HQ …

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Speaking Of Ground-Breaking Stuff …

Groundspeak’s moving on up in the world – or at least a little sideways. And if the photograph above of the company’s new lobby is anything to judge by, its latest digs are pretty flash. According to its Latitude 47 blog, about 60 lackeys spent last Tuesday packing up their desks and loading boxes to shift Groundspeak …

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Groundspeak Block Party: Live From The Lily Pad

Washington’s Glen Silvers (GC handle: valleyAGs47) also volunteered to be our lackey at the Groundspeak Block Party. He reports: “This event was truly not about the numbers; this was a celebration of the geocaching community. The new Lily pad is in a unique part of Seattle called Fremont, sitting below the I-5 and Fremont St …

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Jeremy From The Block

Yes, that is Groundspeak boss Jeremy Irish … . And, yes, he’s obviously got a sense of humour, though he’s welcome to be the poster blogger for It’s Not About The Numbers anytime (Ditto Bryan Roth and Elias Alvord). Both videos clips were captured by American geocacher Theresa Wines (GC handle: Three Bottles) at the …

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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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