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Evil Pokey Plants

I’m sure every part of the world has them. They are not in any particular Genus or Species of plant, but more like a characteristic qualifier: The Evil Pokey Plant. Not that all pokey plants are evil mind you. There are many a benevolent pokey plant out there I’m sure; those that do not poke ME for instance. Those that do their poking elsewhere or might be pokey in circumstances and conditions other than those I participate in (Geocaching!).

No my friends, I’m talking about those plants that poke me, stick me, splinter me and seem to do it with verve! They attach themselves to my person, then revel and savor the irritation, pain and annoyance they cause.

See the image for a closer view of the Evil Pokey Plant (EPP) that recently got us on our Kayak / Lake adventure (Show #163)

Cache Maintenance

Cache Maintenance

One of our caches needed maintenance recently. Maintenance is one of those things that cache hiders can sometimes ignore or disregard all together. Not a good idea.

It’s not only important to hide good quality caches, but also maintain those that we are responsible for on a regular basis. Seasoned cachers have all experienced the disappointment or frustration, after spending the time to find a cache, to discover that the container is damaged or the contents are soaked.

The photo on the right was taken after I had glued magnets to the bottom of a few film cans. I needed one to replace an old rusted Altoids tin from a cache we had hidden. I really needed only one replacement, but since I had the epoxy out, I made a few extra for future use.

 

A NEW month at Podcast Alley!

Happy February! – Thanks for helping PodCacher gain exposure by voting on podcast alley.

The earlier you vote (like right now) the sooner our standing is “propped up” in the ratings and gives the show a chance to be noticed. It’s a pretty easy way to help support this show. You wouldn’t believe how much your ONE vote can make a difference!!!

We also love to read your encouraging comments when you vote, so THANK YOU! And we just might have a special surprise contest on an upcoming show…

Vote For PodCacher

 

Show 148.1: PMM – January 12 of 12

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On this geocaching nano-show we chat about our 12 of 12 photos on our geocaching adventure with Spindoc Bob from Australia. This is an experiment in using the Enhanced Podcast, so the best way to listen and view the photos, is with iTunes or a capable iPod.

Please give us feedback about how this podcast played for you. Does it play normally on your portable audio player?

If you don’t have iTunes, you can go to the Flickr set and follow along manually.

Have a Great Week!
Go get ‘em!

 

Show 132.2: Wildfire Update #2

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Another audio update from Sonny & Sandy on the current wildfire situation here in San Diego.

Images mentioned in the show: Go to the Flickr set

Follow our Twitter updates

Follow our Fire map

Flickr photo pool – San Diego wildfires

Discuss the show in the PodCacher Forums

 

Show 132.1: Wildfire Update

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A first-hand report and quick audio update on the wildfire situation here in San Diego.

San Diego Fires


At the time of this posting we’re fine, but may be evacuated from our home at any moment. Sonny is at the office (he’s part of the Emergency Operations Team) and Sandy is at home with family who have been evacuated from their homes.

It’s tough to post here, but easier to post updates here at twitter:

http://twitter.com/podcacher

We’ll keep you posted as we can.

A Podcast Award!

What you see in our hands is a Podcast Award Trophy!

Now given, it’s not an award that we won, and it’s actually someone else’s trophy, but it’s a trophy nonetheless.

Although we were disappointed that we didn’t actually win the award for the Best Produced podcast, we are still honored to have been NOMINATED (there were only 10!) out of all the podcasts out there!

Thanks for all your continued support and Keep on Cachin’!!!

The Podcast Expo

We’re getting ready to head off to the Podcast and New Media Expo. We’ll be sure to grab some audio and share some of the experience with you. We’re very excited about the possibility of winning the Best Produced Podcast award, and are simply amazed that we made the final nominations (you guys are the BEST!)

Here’s a link to the awards event if you’d like to watch LIVE:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/2007-podcast-awards

Friday September 28th. Starting a Little after 4pm (Pacific)

Expo

Podcast Alley (a podcast listing) currently lists 35,213 podcasts from around the world. To have been nominated as one of the top 10 of the Best Produced, to be ranked #15 overall and #1 in the Technology category for September is just unbelievable … all because of YOU cachers out there!!!

Go Get ‘em!!!

Last Chance: The PodCacher GeoCoin

This is your LAST CHANCE to get your hands on the 2007 PodCacher Polished Nickel GeoCoin!
We are currently taking pre-orders for a 2nd and FINAL order (“The Last Wave”). DEADLINE for placing your order is September 23. Order yours now!

This a fund raiser for the PodCacher Podcast. If you enjoy the content that we provide for you on the weekly audio show, this website, or the PodCacher forums, this would be a great way to help support our efforts (and get a nice, highly-sought GeoCoin to boot!).