Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Case of the Phantom Cache Log

Got an email today from a fellow geocacher in upstate NY. Worf's Pack visited Claustrophobia or THE RING this morning and saw my log entry already in there. Yeah... so I went up to the Cold Spring area in the wee hours of the morning to beat everyone to it, right? Not so. I didn't leave the state today. And the other problem with that explanation is that cache log was dated 2/7/2004!

One reasonable explanation is the cache hider must have reused a log from an old cache. So I checked my past logs to see what I did on 2/7/2004. I only got 3 caches that day and none of those were by this cache hider. In addition, none of those caches were micros, whereas Claustrophobia was a sheet of paper in a film canister. I also visited this cache hider's profile to see what else this hider had hidden. I see that I've done 3 caches by this hider, but I visited all of them in the year 2005. So it's still a mystery where that 2/7/2004 log came from. Yes, it's the... Case of the Phantom Cache Log.

In other news, I uploaded a command-line word completion script to the Vim script archive. (It's my first upload.) Previously, I'd tried two other command-line completion scripts from the archive but both of them had some limitations. So I took a few ideas from them and wrote my own. After using this new script for a while, I submitted it to the archive. (to give something back to the community, but mostly as a backup in case I screw up my vimfiles directory)

In other other news, while browsing the Vim website, I came across a tip on integrating Thunderbird with Vim. It described the External Editor extension, which actually does work pretty well. Nice. It's perhaps a little clunky for short emails, but for longer emails that would be good to edit in Vim, it's golden.

Five days late for Friday Five...

From fridayfiver:

1. What color is your hair?

2. When is the last time you accepted a dare?
I don't recall ever accepting one.

3. Do you think you could have an affair?
Slight technical problem here... first, one would need a relationship.

4. How often do you feel like walking on air?
Every time I walk off a cliff... before I look down.

5. How about despair?

From manonica:

1. Are you vain?
Not very.

2. Do you have a pet?

3. Are you a hard partier?
I'm just here for the soup and wi-fi. :)

4. Do you believe in God?

5. Are you content with your life?
Yes, but still fine-tuning.

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