We've moved. We've notified the post office, and are sending
out address change information to customers and friends. We've
also tried changing our address on-line or by phone when possible.
Sometimes this was easy. Sometimes it wasn't. The worst
was Cingular, which refused to change anything because, according to
their computer, our new address doesn't exist. It's a new road, so
it's not in their database yet. Their programmers apparently never
anticipated this possibility, so the new address simply can't be
entered. Let's hope that gets resolved before the Post Office forwarding
I had the same problem with Discover Card. Their automated voice
system wanted to find my address to verify that it understands what I
said, and of course it can not. So I got stuck in "Let's try that again
- please say the street address again" and several variations. This
went on far longer than seemed reasonable to me, but I did eventually
get to a human who apparently could type in an unverified address.
Searching maps on-line for the new address turns up some strange results.
Yahoo maps politely says it can't be found, but shows a map of the
center of town. Google maps pinpoints "Tac-9 Radio" on North Main
Street in Randolph, MA, an entirely different street in an entirely
different town. Typing other incorrect addresses into Google Maps
produces the expected "Your search did not match any locations";
I don't know why my address sends it to Randolph.
Google Earth and other satellite views do show what might be the outline of
the street, though faintly, so it was perhaps still unpaved when
the satellite took its picture. Or perhaps I'm just seeing an old
trail in the woods, who knows? Google says its sattelite data is
approximately two years old, so it may be a while before I can
see my house from space.
If this page was useful to you, please help others find it:
More Articles by Anthony Lawrence
- Find me on Google+
Have you tried Searching this site?
Unix/Linux/Mac OS X support by phone, email or on-site:
This is a Unix/Linux resource website. It contains technical articles about Unix, Linux and general computing related subjects, opinion, news, help files, how-to's, tutorials and more. We appreciate comments and article submissions.
Publishing your articles here
Jump to Comments
Many of the products and books I review are things I purchased for my own use. Some were given to me specifically for the purpose of reviewing them. I resell or can earn commissions from the sale of some of these items. Links within these pages may be affiliate links that pay me for referring you to them. That's mostly insignificant amounts of money; whenever it is not I have made my relationship plain. I also may own stock in companies mentioned here. If you have any question, please do feel free to contact me.
I am a Kerio reseller. Articles here related to Kerio products reflect my honest opinion, but I do have an obvious interest in selling those products also.
Specific links that take you to pages that allow you to purchase the item I reviewed are very likely to pay me a commission. Many of the books I review were given to me by the publishers specifically for the purpose of writing a review. These gifts and referral fees do not affect my opinions; I often give bad reviews anyway.
We use Google third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.