For an hour or two yesterday, a number of people with multiple cards on their Myki accounts found that one or more of those cards were registered to Hannah Whiting.
Upon advising the Transport Ticketing Authority of it, they managed to fix it pretty quickly, but it’s not yet clear what caused it.
I wonder if Hannah Whiting is a real person out there somewhere, or just a name in some test data?
The card in question is used by Jeremy, but was incorrectly attached to my name on the web site. His name is on the actual card, and legally he is the cardholder (because the rule is that the first person to use it is deemed the cardholder). It was just the web registration that got a bit messed-up (my fault). It doesn’t really matter, but when I asked it to be changed, I was told it can’t be done.
Well, unless I wanted it changed to Hannah Whiting, apparently.
By the way, I was having an al fresco lunch with some people in Little Collins Street yesterday when Premier Ted Baillieu wandered past (with new media adviser Josephine Cafagna) and said hello, and asked if I had been mean to him (for this Herald Sun article). If I was thinking a bit quicker, I would have asked him if he’d made up his mind on Myki, or how the Public Transport Development Authority is progressing. Oh well.