You have found, or been given, my VioNMR pathtag! It is my dual purpose geocaching calling card and business card. If you met me at a meeting, or found it at my poster, and don't know what geocaching is, this token is yours to keep. If you're interested in more about my research interests and publications, please follow a link below to one of my academic profiles. Most have the same information, but I keep the Mendeley one the most up-to-date.
For everyone else, you know what this is! :-) I've collected only a few pathtags as I've been out geocaching. I mostly like keeping the ones of friends and cachers that I've met. That said, I never had much interest in having my own tag until recently when it occurred to me that it could make for an amazing 'business card' at an upcoming conference. Paper business cards always seemed too impersonal and quickly become inaccurate as you move up in your career or move to a new place. But how many people have you met that handed you a well crafted, unique, metal coin as an introduction? I'm guessing no one, ever (except other geocachers! )
Now, I'm picky about publication quality figures, but I don't have a clue about what would make a good pathtag. So I contacted my good friend AddHam and he fixed me up quick. I gave him a few chicken scratch ideas, and he turned it into what you hold now. I am in his debt! If you'd like his help on your own design, he's looking to get into being a pathtag designer, so give him a shout!
That's a lot for one little pathtag! Check out my cache stats at