ANA (All Nippon Airways) is famously restrictive when it comes to using their miles. They’re also picky about names (see above). If you’re like me and have anything like a middle name, multiple first/last names (Spanish naming etc), they’ll make you modify your name to fit their style (I’m thankful they have that guide rather than having us guess).
Unfortunately, this became an issue when I attempted to transfer AMEX MR (American Express Membership Rewards) points to ANA, as AMEX sent my name as-is (correctly, as they have it on file), and ANA still rejected it (silently, after 3 business days).
After 2 and a half years of no updates to DDR Finder’s “Interactive Map” (although it kept functioning!), I thought it would be nice to make a release post for once, not just to speak about the changes, but also the background and technical challenges along the way.
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Recently, I saw a sale on this Samsung battery pack, and having been in the USB-C ecosystem for a while, plus wanting to upgrade my non-fast charging old battery, decided to just go for it. At the time of purchase and as of the time I wrote this post, it was at $15.99 (plus any student discounts, and it’s a good chance to burn any spare Samsung Rewards points!)