I just talked to Tavio from Phat Beets, he had a few cards that did not
seem to be working. I tested all three and got unreliable results. I got
every combination of both light (green blink, green solid, red blink) and
failure / success of opening latch.
Especially of note, is that one card of a type I'm fairly certain does not
work correctly, when swiped incorrectly, creates a red light, but also
successfully opens the latch. This gives me the impression that an error
code (rather than a card's unique code) has been incorrectly added to the
And overall, swiping is incredibly inconsistent even for my own card, which
I know to have worked well for a long time.
I'm going to buy at least one usb magnetic card reader right now, please
join me in fixing this system so it works consistently, reliably, and
I noticed that a bunch of people are being added to the access control
system without any contact info. Just a name and the name of the person
Is it reasonable to require an email or phone number for people who have
access to the omni? I suppose if the collective they're a part of is
listed then it should be OK to just put their name..
also, when people put someone into the access database, i think they
should either be entered with #ANNOUNCE "handle" or #OPTOUT so that we
know whether people have been offered the announce feature or not.
presently if someone doesn't have ANNOUNCE enabled i assume that they
haven't been offered and ask them if they will opt-into announce.
Although that's hard if there is no contact information listed for them.