Posts Tagged ‘mystery’

PTV website redesign, and a trail of broken links

On 21 April 2013 Public Transport Victoria launched their new public transport information website, but they missed one big item in the move to the new website – making sure all of their old links continued to work.

'Page not found' error for an old URL on the PTV website

The wardriving tram and ‘hacking’ Myki machines

As an eagle-eyed observer of Melbourne’s Myki ticketing system, I have stumbled across many different error messages displayed on the Tram Driver Consoles located inside the cab of each of Melbourne’s trams. But this ‘myki was p0wned’ message is a new one… So how did it get there?

Playing around with WiFi SSID (network names) on a Tram Driver Console

Fairfax website redesign, and a trail of broken links

The other night I was doing some research for an upcoming blog post, and via Google I found some useful newspaper articles published in the ‘Moonee Valley Weekly‘.
But when I clicked through to each of the links, I ended up at a error message. So what is going on?

Missing article at the 'Moonee Valley Weekly' website

What data does Myki save on your card?

With Myki now in use all over Melbourne, one question you might be asking is “What data actually gets saved to your card?”. Unlike Metcard where all of the relevant information was printed on the back, Myki stores it on a computer chip inside the card – so how is all of the data kept in sync?

Commuters try to touch on at Melbourne Central Station via a faulty Myki barrier

Lost mobile phones and taxi drivers

Normally a story about lost mobile phones and a taxi involves the passenger leaving their prized possession behind, and their difficult quest to be reunited with it – but this tale flips it right around.

Queue of taxis at Melbourne Airport