OCNA Admins and friends of OCNA – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge



OCNA Admin Mr.Yuck received the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from guest blogger HikerJamz about 9:00 PM on Saturday night, September 20th, and did the challenge within 24 hours outside the event cache Happy Trails, BarbershopDru in Tonawanda, New York. He declined (i.e. forgot) to challenge anyone else.

OCNA Admin DudleyGrunt’s Father Ben was diagnosed with ALS in late October, 2013. Please visit DG’s fundraising page at tinyurl.com/bens-buddies to see DG doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, and please consider donating.

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Geocaching, with The Doc on the side

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A funny thing happened, on or before June 12th, 2014, when we went to post a Geocaching Doc video on this blog. We found we could no longer copy and paste a description of a YouTube video! We were using Firefox, so no problem, lets try Chrome. Nope, didn’t work there either. Internet Explorer, same thing. We’re sure Google has their reasons, but it is a fact you can no longer copy and paste the description, or “about” a certain video, as they call it, on YouTube.

So not to be deterred, and inspired by another Geocaching blog, which posts the latest video of another Geocaching Vlogger to their blog, we threw The Geocaching Doc’s latest video up on the sidebar of this blog via a WordPress Widget. Works like a charm, and when his latest video came out on his RSS feed, it updated to the newest one, replacing the previous one, just fine.

So we’re moving the Geocaching Doc to the side! The sidebar, that is, on the right hand side of this blog. Whenever he posts a new video to YouTube, it will immediately show up on the sidebar of this blog, via an RSS feed. Underneath the little thumbnail image on the sidebar, will be the Title of the video. When you click on said thumbnail image, the video will open in a large lightbox window  in the middle of this webpage. In other words, the whole webpage will be dimmed out, and you will see the video full sized in the middle of your screen.

We’re sure just about everyone has seen the so called “lightbox technique” all over the internet, and many just didn’t know what it was called. Now you know, and we’ll even give you the link to the wikipedia page on the subject, for further reading! We have discussed moving to the side with The Doc, and he’s OK with it. We too are OK with it, and feel it might even help this blog to load faster! A win-win all the way around. So you can, as you have for almost a year, see the latest from The Geocaching Doc right here on this blog!

CONNECT WITH THE DOC!
http://plus.google.com/+TheGCDoc
http://facebook.com/thegcdoc
http://instagram.com/thegcdoc
http://twitter.com/thegcdoc
http://pinterest.com/drjbroke
[email protected]

THE GEOCACHING NETWORK – http://www.youtube.com/geocachingnetwork

HE DOC!
http://plus.google.com/+TheGCDoc
http://facebook.com/thegcdoc
http://instagram.com/thegcdoc
http://twitter.com/thegcdoc
http://pinterest.com/drjbroke
[email protected]

THE GEOCACHING NETWORK – http://www.youtube.com/geocachingnetwork

– See more at: http://blog.opencaching.us/gcdoc-video-gadget-geocache/#sthash.NgELnQoN.dpuf

CONNECT WITH THE DOC!
http://plus.google.com/+TheGCDoc
http://facebook.com/thegcdoc
http://instagram.com/thegcdoc
http://twitter.com/thegcdoc
http://pinterest.com/drjbroke
[email protected]

THE GEOCACHING NETWORK – http://www.youtube.com/geocachingnetwork

– See more at: http://blog.opencaching.us/gcdoc-video-gadget-geocache/#sthash.NgELnQoN.dpuf

CONNECT WITH THE DOC!
http://plus.google.com/+TheGCDoc
http://facebook.com/thegcdoc
http://instagram.com/thegcdoc
http://twitter.com/thegcdoc
http://pinterest.com/drjbroke
[email protected]

THE GEOCACHING NETWORK – http://www.youtube.com/geocachingnetwork

– See more at: http://blog.opencaching.us/gcdoc-video-gadget-geocache/#sthash.NgELnQoN.dpuf

 

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OpenCaching NA Admins interviewed on GeoGearHeads Podcast

customLogo.gifOur OpenCaching North America Admins Dudley Grunt and NativTxn were interviewed on GeoGearHeads episode 125, recorded live on May 22nd, 2014, and the archived show was released on their website on May 24th, 2014. You can listen below in the embedded audio player, and below that is the live video session from YouTube. GeoGearHeads is a near weekly feature with The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 discussing topics of interest to Geocachers, Location-based Gamers, and Technology Enthusiasts. They record the shows live through Google+ Hangout On Air Thursday nights at 9:10PM Eastern/6:10PM Pacific (The upcoming shows are listed on the Google+ GeoGearHeads page). You can subscribe to the audio version through iTunes, RSS, or Stitcher, watch the shows on YouTube, and check them out on FaceBook, Google+, and Twitter. This is also a rare episode in that The Bad Cop (Washington), and DarrylW4 (Michigan) were able to get together for GeoWoodstock, and record the show together live. As with most guests on GGH, Dudley Grunt and NativeTxn appear via webcam, should you like to check out the video session. And (blatant plug) should you, note that Dudley Grunt is donning a sporty OpenCachingNA T-shirt, available at our Swag Store at Spreadshirt.com. And all T-Shirts at Spreadshirt.com are 15% off until June 10th, 2014. 🙂




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Guest Post: The GCDoc Interview by Benign Source

Today we have  guest post about a guest poster to this blog! YouTube celebrity The Geocaching Doc was interviewed by Mark, AKA Benign Source, AKA Banana Source of The OhBeep! Geocaching Podcast, as heard on episode 27 of that podcast, which was released on April 27th, 2014. The interview is approximately 39 minutes long, and you can listen right here in the embedded audio player below. Be sure to listen to The OhBeep! Geocaching Podcast, a new episode of which is generally released on Sunday Evenings U.K. time, and of course you can check out the latest from The GCDoc every week right here on this blog. His entire body of work can be viewed on his YouTube Channel.

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