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Ingressing 
8th-Jun-2016 10:29 pm
Yesterday, I picked up my Onyx Sojourner badge, having hacked a portal daily for 360 consecutive days. The biggest challenge there was at FilkONtario when I was at a hotel with no portal and had a phone with no data access. Fortunately, the Montana restaurant across the parking lot had both free Wi-fi and a portal, which meant they got a lot of my business. :)

Today, I added a Silver Explorer badge, which is not nearly so impressive, but which indicates that I've hacked 1000 different portals. This was most recently on the back of our trip to Balticon, which managed to add about 70 or 80 portals to my previous total and put me close enough that I was able to make it with the three new portals I hacked tonight while Gretchen drove us to dinner after Katie's softball game.

Which Katie's team won, 3-0, with Katie scoring two out of the three runs. Run, Katie, run!
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9th-Jun-2016 04:10 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the badges. I am a couple of days from the 180 day mark (due to having to restart in December, after a bit of an unplanned break on day 143 of my first attempt at that badge.) I am not sure if I am going to bother for the next 180 days since I don't need the badge to make it to that level.

My biggest challenge (so far) was getting a hack during the blizzard we had back in January.

Congratulations to Katie and her team.
9th-Jun-2016 06:44 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I got mine last week, after restarting after a break at 91. My last badge before that was gold Engineer -- which represents a -lot- of modding, and is still only 1/10th of the way to onyx engineer, (which I doubt I'll ever get unless I start getting people to donate trash mods to me; something I probably won't do until and unless the NYC Res player already doing that finishes up.
10th-Jun-2016 02:39 pm (UTC)
My hacking streak got broken this last week when I went to South Wales for some walking in the Brecon Beacons. There are portals there, but no mobile data sufficient to sustain an Ingress session, and I didn't manage to find any WiFi (free or otherwise) within range of any of them. I suspect it might just be possible for me to get to 180 days, but 360 will be seriously tricky.
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