I found my first nano cache today, and I’m very proud of it. Not only was it a nano cache, it was a very small nano. Like about halfway down to the knuckle on my little finger. And I have very small hands. That was exciting, because most folks cut their geocaching teeth looking for things the size of a breadbox. Or a shoebox. But I always have to be different.
What was even more exciting is that the cache was literally right outside my door. Obviously, this is an area I know well. I wouldn’t have found it without the GPS, though. There are a million places to hide a nano that small around here.
I am especially delighted, because there’s one cache I’ve gone after three times now, and haven’t found. But it’s a multi-stage with some figuring to do to get the correct coordinates. I think I have them now, but haven’t found it yet. The wiki for Geobeagle, the software I use, says n00bs ought to look for ammo cans or larger caches, but I think I’m going to make micros and nanos a specialty.
I managed to be one of the first in the Pacific time zone to download Firefox 3.5. I got in so fast that even though the tweet said it was live, it wasn’t quite. It went live shortly after I and probably a thousand others tweeted that it wasn’t working.
It is faster and cleaner looking than previous editions. Now if they’d only fix some of the add-ons I lost, like Netvibes, Google buttons, and a couple of others. Oh, well, as long as Twitkit works, I guess I can’t complain too much.
And now for something completely different, I offer you a slideshow of the Seattle Pride Parade, which was also literally outside my door.