Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox


Yantacaw Brook Park

Another two geocaches for this evening. The first one was "Fowl" Is Fair in Yantacaw Brook Park in Montclair. The first stage of this multistage cache is in a different park, but the subsequent two stages are in Yantacaw. Then I went over to Clifton for Styretown Parking Lot Micro. Yes, it's at a strip mall, although it's surprisingly hard because it's very near a busy intersection and you want to time it so that as few people as possible see you remove and replace the cache.

There were two free food promotions today. One promotion was at McDonald's, where you could get a Southern-style chicken sandwich with drink purchase. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on what you think of McDonald's food :) ), I missed the offer because it was only until 7pm. Of course, my dinner was a little later than that because I eat after geocaching. However, I did get the other promo, which was a free iced coffee at Dunkin' Donuts. That was nice.

Opera Mini 4.1 has come out of beta. I only found out about that today because I likely missed that piece of news when it happened. So I installed it on my phone. One of its new features allows you to save a web page to the phone. However, when I tried that, I saw that by default, Sprint-Nextel disables J2ME application access to the phone's filesystem. That's for safety reasons, of course. I did a bit of digging and found out that I could enable "developer root" on my phone through the Device Activation page. (Sprint ADP login required) The problem is it requires SMS to confirm that I'm the phone's owner and I don't have SMS on my account. So I sent in a support request to ask if there's a way around that and I'll see what they have to say.
Tags: clifton, developer root, dunkin donuts, geocaching, mcdonald's, montclair, opera mini, phone, yantacaw

  • Metro Gathering 2019

    The last few years, Metro Gathering was in October and had a Halloween theme. This year though, the geocaching mega event is in September and has a…

  • Metro Gathering 2018

    I was in Northern New Jersey October 18 thru 22 for Metro Gathering, the only geocaching mega event I've been attending annually. I went to fewer…

  • Patuxent Ponds

    16 years ago, I lived in Northern New Jersey and I used to travel very far from home because at the time, geocaches were few and far between. One of…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded