500 finds, finally

As I mentioned earlier this year, we’d set ourselves a goal of reaching 500 geocache finds, ideally by our 10th anniversary of starting geocaching (our cache-a-versary). Well, I’m pleased to announce that we have finally cracked the 500 find milestone, and we managed to do it the day before our … Continue reading

Sensible Shoes’ 10 years of Geocaching – a Retrospective

Ten years ago today we found our first geocache at Little Beach on the Central Coast (GCTZ15 – now archived, unfortunately). We were a new couple and geocaching was a great activity to hang out together and have a few adventures along the way. Back when we started it took … Continue reading

Original Aussie geocaches

Inspired by the discussion on show 566 of the Podcacher podcast about when and where the first of each type of geocache was placed, I decided to try and find this information out for Australian caches. The following list (from oldest to newest) shows the earliest currently active cache of … Continue reading

A week in the life of a medical librarian: day 5

Well, we’ve made it to the end of the week. It was another mixed bag today: One-and-a-half hours working on my presentation One-and-a-half hours updating our e-book holdings One hour on email Two hours working on our offsite access URLs Two hours troubleshooting access to our e-journals So what did … Continue reading

A week in the life of a medical librarian: day 4

Another day where a lot of my time was spent working on our online resources: Three-and-a-half hours on the front desk (which includes some of the following) One hour providing EndNote training Two-and-a-half hours finishing a literature search Half an hour on emails Three-and-a-half hours doing various troubleshooting of online … Continue reading