Partly cloudy sky above a layer of light brown apparent pollution occluding the distant East Bay, Treasure Island in the middle of the photo, the sunlit Bay Bridge emerging from it, a crane on a barge in the bay, a ferry to the left of the barge.Early evening dim blue sky above an occluded East Bay except for distant partially visible Port of Oakland lights, Treasure Island, the Bay Bridge lit with decorative lightning, a crane on a barge in the bay, and a boat heading North about to go under the Bay Bridge.MUNI Clipper Card reader with blue yellow green red lights lit up, OUT OF SERVICE written in all caps, with a cryptic error message below: CD-Action..8% UD-176Yesterday, first day in the office this year. Crane on a barge in the bay for some reason and sad to see a layer of smog occluding the East Bay(1). No better in the early evening, could only see lights from Treasure Island and the Port of Oakland(2).

Good to see and catch-up with co-workers. Picked up my Caltrain Go Pass. http://www.caltrain.com/Fares/tickettypes/GO_Pass.html

Took the MUNI after, a new train, which had OUT OF SERVICE Clipper card readers(3) with the cryptic error message: “CD-Action..8% UD-176”. Zero web search results as of today:

* DuckDuckGo: “No results.”: https://duckduckgo.com/html?q=%22CD%2DAction..8%25%20UD%2D176%22 or https://duckduckgo.com/html?q=%22CD%2DAction%22%20%22UD%2D176%22
* Google: “No results found”: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22CD-Action..8%25+UD-176%22 and “It looks like there aren't any great matches for your search”: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22CD-Action%22+%22UD-176%22
* Bing: “22,900 Results” but the first page of results are nonsense, none of which have anything to do with the search term: https://www.bing.com/search?q=%22CD-Action..8%25+UD-176%22

Curious. Though obviously “CD-Action” and “UD-176” are meaningless and bad UX. Who knows what company produced the software, or who wrote it, and what these mean. I doubt it’s open source. I’m not even sure where or who to ask. I feel like this kind of embedded software is getting sloppier, less reliable, more fragile. Any software running shared urban infrastructure should be open source, available for inspection by citizens.

#bay #SFBay #TreasureIsland #BayBridge #MUNI #OUTOFSERVICE #CDAction #UD176 #latergram #2020_003 #20200103 #nofilter

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