Yesterday, 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.
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