Just went to renew my DL at the DMV.. ohmygodIhategoingtothetheDMV!! Gee, that would be a great url! I never seem to be amazed by the lineups, the disorganization, the endless waiting etc… with the technology we have access to its simply amazing that one can go into a DMV, take a little paper number (what is this a freaking bakery???) and come back several hours to see if your number has come up yet. I went into the DMV at around noon, grabbed ticket number 161 – they were currently serving customer number 93 – I assume they got there about 8 AM! The lady at the counter tells me to come back later if I want or simply call in while I’m away to see how the numbers are progressing. So, I leave and take the dog for the walk.. obviously I can’t sit in there for 8 hours with the dog in the car. I come back after 1.5 hours or so… now serving number 116! So now I’m home, I’ll head back over around 4 PM and see how things are coming. Amazing as it seems there’s only one Dept or Rev. office that serves all of Ft Collins, Loveland, Windsor and surrounding areas… I guess I could hoof it south to Longmont but would I be any better… simply amazing! Hold on… let me call the number now to see what person is currently being served…. Gee, the number is busy… AGAIN! Stay tuned on my progress! Got any DMV tales to share???
Archives for June 5, 2007
Date: Wednesday, June 6th
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PST) – see here or more on ADSK events st http://experience.autodesk.com
Recently I’ve noticed a new way for web masters to implement a nifty anti-spam solution into their contact forms. Recall “back in the day” when you typically would have to enter a string of letters/numbers that were displayed in a separate box – you know, those often non-legible scribbles that you had to retype in order to prove it was a real human posting through the form. Now google maps developers are integrating a map-based anti-spam solution when you need to look at a map, locate a place name that appears near the center of the map, then pick that name from a list. A clever way to avoid those pesky spammers who we all love to hate! I found this example over at locr – see http://www.locr.com/contact.php – note: sometimes I find that the place name that I feel is near the center isn’t in the list so its nbot perfect, but it is cool!