Disney domains

 

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In less than a week after creating a Disney account these are the domains I have received email from:

@disneyonline.com

@wdw.disneyonline.com

@experience.disneydestinations.com

@disneydestinations.com

@vacations.disneydestinations.com

@disney.com

@mkt5993.com

@disneyprivacycenter.com

I’m looking forward to even more email.

 

 

 

Disney servers suck

This has been happening for days.

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I’m so sick of it. I’ve stumbled across tons of 404s on their site as well. Page render times are terrible as well. Sometimes 20 to 30 seconds to render a page. Trying to plan your trip using their tools is pretty painful. Their pages are in no way optimized. Look at this one stat:

3578 rules (87%) of CSS not used by the current page

There are other horrific examples.

I had to call tech support for My Disney Experience to get our accounts to be able to access a single itinerary. The CSR told me that most people just share a login.

What is with go.com for all their sites. Seriously how does it help SEO, no one remembers you use go.com for anything, give it up already. It is a horrible idea that should be long retired at this point.

In terms of password security, they don’t allow non alpha-numeric characters to be used. They allow four character passwords of all lower case numbers or letters. They allow 1234 as a password. Yikes. The password recovery tool sends email and it comes from a twdc.com domain which is not immediately recognizable although they do a domain forward to thewaltdisneycompany.com if you investigate a little. They really should have an immediately recognizable domain for email. The best part is in the footer they say the following:

Copy and paste mydisney@disney.com into your address book to ensure optimal receipt of these communications.

Talk about a mess for people who like to have some semblance of email security. The worst security is probably over the phone. The only thing they verify a caller against is the name and address on the account. They then tell you the current email address and ask if you if that email address is correct.

They also still have SSLv3 enabled which makes them vulnerable to POODLE attacks. The certificate uses a weak signature, SHA1. Perhaps upgrade to at least SHA2. This server accepts the RC4 cipher, which is also weak. The server does not support Forward Secrecy with the any browsers i tried. Disney … get it together.

Arctic Ocean Trip Day Nineteen

Arrived home in Salt Lake City Utah. The trip is finally over. The total distance traveled is currently up for debate. The motorcycle odometer reports 7689 miles traveled (12374 kilometers). Two different GPS units report a distance of 7542 miles traveled (12137 kilometers). Either way it was quite a distance traveled.

 

trip-map

Nineteen days of traveling and I’m pretty tired. The bike managed to get me home in one piece, which I’m pretty happy about. I’m none too happy with the Alaska Department of Transportation and their complete lack of construction zone warning.

 

This is final photo of the trip:

 

 

Arctic Ocean Trip Day Twelve

Departed Wiseman in the morning and made it half way to Coldfoot, AK before running out of gas. I had to use some fuel from my emergency tank. It was plenty to get to Coldfoot to refuel. Bryan came back to check on us and he proceeded to run out of gas. The roads were still wet and slippery but at least I could see. My jacket and pant are still mostly wet but the rain liner is keeping my insides dry. My boots were so crusty with mud I had to bang them on the ground for a few minutes in order to free up the laces. The insides were still pretty wet. I put on the same socks because it was too much effort to get out new ones. They had mostly fried on the floor of the cabin overnight. We made it to the Yukon River crossing and they still had fuel. GS snob was back again. Mentioned he had a GS like five times, even managed to work in the fact that it was a 2014. I got to hear all about his awesome shocks. Dude … no one cares you have GS. Shut up.

Tyler had another flat in Fairbanks. This time it was terminal. We had to send a to truck to get the bike at a place called Mocha Dans where we shipped the wounded bike three miles to Dan the Man’s place Adventure Cycleworks. On a Sunday evening no less he replaced the Michelin Anakee III tires with Heidenau K76 tires, big improvement; much better tire. Dan is quite a character, but those are the best people. He was a big help and anyone thinking of doing the Dalton highway should look to him for guidance. He gave us many tips on how to take care of our bikes. Met a cool Brazilian guy named Riccardo who is a professional photographer.

Had dinner at some place called the family restaurant. Bryan wanted to eat there. It was really the only place open. He became violently sick afterwards. We stopped at a gas station (imagine that), I purchased a bear claw. Spent the night at the dorm room at the University of Fairbanks. This place must be miserable during the winter.

I was unable to record any video on the GoPro’s; too much work, not enough electricity, not enough time.

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Arctic Ocean Trip Day Eleven

 

 

 

 

Scariest ride of my life. The weather was so awful today. Constant rain and the road was turn to six inched is slushy mud. Visibility was non-existent. We managed about 100 miles in seven hours. When a truck passed by the mud splashed onto your visor and you could not see anything. If you opened your visor the rain stung your eyes. The DOT here coats the road with Calcium Chloride which eat motors and your face off. It makes the road doubly slippery. Antigun Pass was covered in fog and we could only see about thirty feet in front of us. Huge trucks appeared right in front of us doused us in mud. I was honestly very nervous the whole time.

We managed to get to Boreal Lodge in Wiseman, AK. We stayed in the new Polar cabin. Passed out on the bed.

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Arctic Ocean Trip Day Six

Managed some x miles today. Was unable to take Campbell highway. Quite disappointed in the loss of that adventure. Maybe some day.

Ended up in Whitehorse, YT. It is starting to never ever get dark. I mean to say is that at 3:00 am in the morning there is a surprising amount of light outside. As we move even further north the light will become even more pronounced. It is a little weird to be honest. I can understand why it bothers a lot of people. If you grow up with 24 hours of sunshine it might seem normal and may not irritate you. On the other hand if you grew up in the lower 48 states it is quite unusual to experience.

 

Wifi

old bmw guy

bridge crossing

rain storm

melted 12v circuit

pot holes, tires

oil levels

bryan headaches

tags gas stop

signs in Watson Lake

town and mountain hotel

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