lobotomizing the smartrip
I recently took apart a SmarTrip card — one of the RFID-based farecards that work on DC's buses and subways (and subway parking lots!). Those interested can have a look at a Flickr set of the proceedings here. A detailed writeup should be appearing on DCist soon (possibly tomorrow), so keep an eye out for that. My goal is to get this thing reliably mounted on my keychain, freeing my wallet of the SmarTrip card and bringing my ass one precious millimeter closer to seated equilibrium.
UPDATE: The longer DCist version is now online.