I was signing up for a service yesterday, I can’t even remember what it was at this point. I was just going through the motions, pretty typical form stuff, right? I used Chrome’s handy dandy autofill thingy which means I was on total autopilot. That is, until I was ripped from the standard form experience when trying to enter my birthdate. Who defaults to 1996? And more importantly, how did defaulting to 1996 get by QA? I can’t imagine anyone filling out this form, seeing the default birth year set at 1996 and giving it two thumbs up - “Yup, good! Deploy deploy deploy!”
Note to self: go back and fix job title when you remember what service this was for.