sharpbiker

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About sharpbiker

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  1. sharpbiker added a post in a topic Civics/History Quiz   

    You answered 32 out of 33 correctly — 96.97 %
  2. sharpbiker added a topic in General Discussion   

    Anyone want to joint me for the Astros game tonight?
    My buddy just bailed...

    PM me if you're interested.

    Gary
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  3. sharpbiker added a post in a topic News IQ   

    12, but a couple were educated guesses...
  4. sharpbiker added a post in a topic Caches By Owner   


    I see for the later list that you have 29 for me. The two that are missing from the earlier list (for some reason) are:
    GCWDW6 Hotel on Park Place (archived 9/14/2006)
    GCY43J    Beat the Heat SB#03 - R U Handy (archived 10/22/2006)

    Not sure why they didn't show.

    Thanks for all the work on the list, I like it!
  5. sharpbiker added a post in a topic Completely Arcane Review - Paper - Part 2 - Long term tests   


    What the hey, count me in as the fourth.

  6. sharpbiker added a post in a topic Caches By Owner   

    I have had 29 (not 27) caches, 11 archived.

    As of today, 18 active, no disabled (but "a few weeks ago" I would have had 17 active, 1 disabled).

    So the list seems a little off for me.


  7. sharpbiker added a post in a topic SETX Octoberfest 2009   

    For the impatient, HERE'S the link...
  8. sharpbiker added a post in a topic question about needs maintenance   



    Mine too.
  9. sharpbiker added a post in a topic Another use for EZ Tags.   



    A few years ago I bought a couple packs of disposable baby wipes for a primitive camping trip at Krogers with the card. I got "new mother" junk mail for two years.
  10. sharpbiker added a topic in General Discussion   

    No night caching in NW Harris County tonight?
    Aerial Spray Operation Scheduled to Combat West Nile Virus

    Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services (HCPHES) Mosquito
    Control Division has scheduled an aerial spray operation for portions of
    northwest Harris County to combat mosquito borne disease.  The aerial
    application will begin Wednesday evening, July 15th after dusk and continue
    until approximately 4:00am.  It is anticipated that the aerial operation will
    take only one night to complete.  The plan for the proposed aerial operation
    is to spray approximately 100,000 acres by air, weather permitting.. 

    The insecticide, Dibrom (EPA-approved), is routinely used for aerial
    operations to combat mosquito borne disease and will be used during the spray
    operation in Harris County.  While Dibrom is considered to be safe for the
    environment, some people may be sensitive to direct contact with the
    chemical.  HCPHES asks that individuals go indoors while the aerial treatment
    is being conducted in your area.

    Map of the proposed spray area

    The aerial spray operation is being conducted in response to recent
    surveillance findings indicating that West Nile Virus (WNV) activity has
    increased, especially in the northwest areas of Harris County.  "This year's
    mosquito season is unlike last year.  Harris County is experiencing a very
    hot and dry year.  This type of weather is conducive for increasing the risk
    for transmission of mosquito borne diseases such as West Nile Virus.  As a
    result, there have been clusters of disease activity detected necessitating
    the need to implement the aerial treatment in the designated areas," says Dr.
    Rudy Bueno, Director of HCPHES Mosquito Control.

    To date, West Nile Virus has been confirmed in 55 mosquito samples.

    Because of limited road accessibility in the northwest portions of the
    county, aerial spraying is necessary to combat and control mosquitoes
    carrying the virus where ground spraying (truck) is less accessible and
    effective.
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  11. sharpbiker added a post in a topic 2009 Tour de France   



    298
  12. sharpbiker added a post in a topic Favorite country Texas artists?   

    Though his politics may offend some, I would add Steve Earle to the list. His "Telephone Road" was written in his Houston days...
  13. sharpbiker added a post in a topic question: how to add graphics to new geocache posting   

    From my notes (can't remember the source to give proper credit):

    How do I add an image to my cache description?

    Solution:

    You'll first need to upload the image to the cache page. You can do this
    by clicking the link in the uppper right corner of the page that says
    'Upload Images'.

    Once you have uploaded the image you'll need to open it, right click the
    image, and select 'properties'. There you'll see a link like this

    http://img.groundspeak.com/cache/xxxxxx.jpg

    Where the x's are random numbers.

    Now that you have the link, you'll need to insert it into the body of your
    cache description using HTML tags like this

    <img src="http://img.geocaching.com/cache/xxxxxx.jpg">

    With the link in between the apostrophes.

    If you are still having trouble at this point, please check out this page
    describing some basic HTML for use in your cache descriptions:

    http://www.xsnrg.com/geocachingwa/tutorial.asp
  14. sharpbiker added a post in a topic Anyone wanna take a quick ride to Utah?   

    Speaking of "commercial caches", this new cache seems much more commercial, yet I guess it passed muster just because it didn't use the "club"s name in the title
  15. sharpbiker added a post in a topic Park & Gab: Ninth Edition 1-26-09   

    You can use Google calendar to e-mail you and/or create an alert "pop-up" box at any time you set before an appointment...