Geocaching by the Light of the Super Duper Moon

first_img SharePrint RelatedBy the light of the silvery moon (GC1BT32) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 13, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Watch out for Wampas* — Big Four Ice Caves (GC1575A) — Geocache of the WeekNovember 27, 2013In “Community”Behind the Scenes of the PodCacher PodcastApril 3, 2013In “Geocaching.com Videos” By Annie StuderMoonrise by KrückstockLast night, Geocachers around the world ventured out via the light of the  “Super Duper Moon” when the full moon was at its closest orbital point (perigee) to the Earth. It will be 20 years before we’ll see another full moon this close to Earth, so whether you’re a new to geocaching or have over 10,000 finds, this was an excellent opportunity to find a geocache at night. View from GC15D5C by JamarajaSome may be familiar with NightCaching, OwlCaching, or SuperMoonCaching, but this was SuperDuperMoonCaching. Since the moon was at the nearest proximity to Earth, it appeared larger and brighter (due to an optical illusion), especially while rising on the horizon. Thus, moonrise often is the ideal time to photograph a lunar event. The extra bright moon (basically the brightest nightlight ever) can also illuminate night-time only geocaches.Geocaching at night can mean finding geocaches after dark and traditional NightCaching often means finding the way to a geocache by shining a light source (like a headlamp) on reflective trail markers (FireTacks).Can you spot the FireTack at GC41CCZ? by kari9999Whatever your style is for geocaching at night, here are three tips to help you become a SuperDuperNightCacher: 1. Read the geocache description before you head out in the night. It’s helpful to know the details about if you need tools, container size, and other hints.2. Bring the right gear. With all geocaching you’ll want your writing utensil and  GPS or smartphone, in addition to these handy tools, for NightCaching you’ll want a LED headlamp, flashlight, a UV light is also helpful and extra batteries.3. Check in before you check out on your geocaching night excursion. As a precaution (which is a good habit for all geocaching adventures), tell a friend or family member where you’re going and how long you’ll be gone.If MoonCaching isn’t your style, perhaps geocaching under a meteor shower is more to your liking. Keep your eyes out for the Perseid meteor shower each night before the moon rises and after it sets through August 13th.And don’t worry if you missed this SuperDuperMoon, there’s a SuperMoon in September to look forward to for more NightCaching by moonlight. And if you’ do like to geocache tonight, the moon only still pretty super. It’s about 93% as bright as last night.While out NightCaching, did you nab any amazing SuperDuperMoon shots or a pic at your favorite NightCache spot? Share it with us in comments below!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Event Check-ins Could Become Faster, More Interesting With New Mobile Apps

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#mobile#web Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Standing in line for the big conference could become a much less painful experience if a new class of mobile apps that use QR codes prove effective. Once you’ve gotten through the line, your experience attending an event could be made richer with the same technology. EventBee, a startup that sells tickets to events for a flat rate of $1 each, launched Android app today that event organizers can download to their phones. The app then scans 2D bar-codes, or QR codes, that attendees received with their receipts when they buy a ticket. The company says an iPhone app will be launched with-in the next 30 days.Eventbee isn’t alone in thinking QR codes could go well with events. Another startup called Mogotix aims to offer a very similar function, though its organizer-side app is listed as “coming soon.” The advantage of the Eventbee software is that attendees don’t have to do anything but bring their receipts, printed or on their phones. Leading competitor Eventbrite launched an iPhone app this Spring but does not support code scanning for check in. Using Eventbee’s new app, anyone on an event’s staff can be turned into a quick check-in administrator with a simple download to their phones. The check-ins will be much faster and richer than scanning names on paper. QR code-driven check-ins can also provide much richer analytics, in theory, than would be practical to collect manually. Every code can carry a payload of data about the person checking in.Beyond Check-insCodes for events are believed to have a lot of potential beyond checking in, too. Designer Andreas Carlsson articulated a number of different possibilities for consumer-side QR use in a recent blog post; imagine scanning a conference guide with your phone to get a speaker’s slide deck live on your phone while they are speaking, for example.So far event attendees have not adopted QR codes with the enthusiasm that advocates have hoped, however. That may change in the future, but Eventbee’s strategy of focusing on getting codes and readers into the hands of event organizers first seems smart.Regarding consumer features, Eventbee founder Bala Musrif says those are on the road-map. “We’ve got more in the pipe-line in that direction,” he says. “This is our first step – but we’ve got big games planned in real time check-in scenarios.”Disclosure: ReadWriteWeb has purchased the services of Eventbee for ticketing at past events.center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

World Championship slots up for grabs in Cobra Ironman 70.3

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games CEU escapes Batangas, advances to D-League semis FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Aussies Tim Reed and Dimity-Lee Duke are the favorites to rule the elite pro divisions, but it won’t be a cakewalk with other world-class triathletes also motivated to rule the Cebu staging.Tim Van Berkel and Sam Betten of Australia, Mauricio Mendez of Mexico, Brent McMahon of Canada, and Cameron Brown of New Zealand are also favored in the men’s category.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAlso joining the fray are Braden Currie, Eddie Rawles and Callum Millward of New Zealand, David Mainwaring, Alexander Polizzi and Luke Bell of Australia, Brad Williams and Iain Alexandridis of USA, Jakub Langhammer of Czech Republic, Johan Stofberg of South Africa, Jonathan Ciavatella of Italy, and Eric Watson of Bahrain.Meanwhile, the women’s division will also be a crowded one with Jacqueline Thisleton, Alise Selsmark, Kirra Seidel, Monica Juhart and Kerry Mulholland of Australia, Hungarian Anna Eberhardt, New Zealand’s Amelia Watkinson and local bet Kim Kilgroe all in the race. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The Ironman race won’t be the lone spectacle for the weekend, with youth events peppering the event.IronGirl kicks off the party on Friday, where female kids 12 years old and above will race in a 5-kilometer fun run.Alaska IronKids follow on Saturday morning, before triathletes of all ages take center stage on Sunday in elite, age-group, and relay events.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Triathletes at the Cobra Ironman press conference Saturday in Lapu Lapu City. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith South Africa in mind, professional triathletes will go all out as 30 slots for the 2018 Ironman World Championship are up for grabs this Sunday at the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu.Over 2,600 entries from a record 51 countries are going to partake in the grueling 70.3-kilometer race with the elite pros bannering the field as they stake their claim for the top $5,000 purse in the men’s and women’s divisions as well as a ticket to the world tilt in Mandela Bay, South Africa next year.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Boos for Steve Smith even after his hundred disappointing: Glenn McGrath on Edgbaston crowd

first_imgAustralia bowling great Glenn McGrath expressed his disappointment over the hostile reception received by Steve Smith by certain sections of the English crowd during his innings on the opening day of Ashes 2019.There were boos, chants, and men with masks that had Smith’s crying face as he walked on to bat in the morning session of the 1st Test against England.Former captain Smith hit his 25th test century in only 65 games after returning from 1-year suspension for being involved in a ball-tampering scandal during the third test against South Africa in 2018.Smith was booed even when the Australia batsman got to the 3-figure mark and again when he walked off the ground after being dismissed for 144 at the end of the innings.McGrath added that this was expected at the start but also said that the players themselves had moved on from the scandal.”You’d expect that at the start,” he said. “It was always going to be built up and quite hostile and they were going to give (them) a hard time. We saw it in the World Cup.”But it’s 16 months ago. People make mistakes, they paid the penalty and they’ve moved on.”To see people boo him when he got a hundred, an exceptional innings, is a little bit disappointing. But that’s the way it goes.”Australia recovered from 122-8 to 284 all out against England on the opening day of the Ashes series on Thursday.At Stumps, England were 10 for no loss and were still 274 runs behind.advertisementAlso Read | Doesn’t bother me: Steve Smith on boos from Edgbaston crowd after Ashes hundredAlso See:last_img read more