ADP has the worst web programmers in the world.
Jared was trying to check his 401K info at this site.
Enter social security number, press tab, enter PIN, press tab, and press Space to press the "Login" button.
Because the morons who wrote that page are using the "tabindex" attribute without understanding it, this actually activates a button way down at the bottom of the page which locks you out of your account and mails a new PIN to you via snail mail.
That's why Fog Creek stopped using ADP for our Payroll - now we use Intuit QuickBooks and it's a million times better.
And while I'm complaining...
Thinking of wireless networking? Stay away from SMC Networks. Their products are terrible. We tried a bunch of their 802.11 wireless networking PC cards and discovered that they barely worked at 10 feet; one wall was enough to stop them cold. Serves me right for buying the cheapest brand.
We switched to the Lucent/Orinoco stuff, which works much, much better.
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