Domino starting..personal experience : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Just thought I would let you all know I have been locked out of work at 2 different worksites due to y2k system problems...Now today I find out one of my clients is in deep trouble over it. They will probably not make it...lucky for me they aren't necessary for my survivial! ITTTTT'SSSSSS SSSSTTTTAAARRRTTTTIIIINNNNGGGG!!!!!!!

-- More Dinty Moore (Not @this, December 07, 1998

Answers, December 07, 1998.

Is this disinformation Mr. Moore?

-- Dunno (, December 07, 1998.

No, I'm sorry to say it is not disinformation. I cannot, for obvious reasons, just tell you who my client, can I????? I can't tell you, either, which institution's computers locked me out...due to upgrading for y2k. I am not a computer whiz, I was simply telling you what has happened to me personally in the last 2 months. And I'm yelling today because it was this afternoon when I had problems getting to my longtime 13 yr client via modem. When I called them on the phone...after a hair ripping session with their "consultants" that lasted over a month...they finally admitted what the problem has been all along...they also do not have the money it takes to just redo all of their systems. I am very sad as they used to be my number one client. It would have been devasting to my company at one time ....but we survivied this one...I think my other clients will fare better.. One down..only 5 left to go....

-- More Dinty Moore (Not @this, December 07, 1998.

sorry, devastating..wish this thing had spell check...why don't you all work on that project for while..spell check for this forum?:> I've noticed quite a few of us miss it!!:>

-- More Dinty Moore (Not @this, December 07, 1998.

boy, I hate this...survived...have to start slowing down...sorry

-- More Dinty Moore (Not @this, December 07, 1998.

Hey MDM,

As a consultant myself I can fully identify with the worry about watching the dominos you depend upon fall. At this time I can say this hasn't happened to me yet but I know it will. My largest client has a president that thinks y2k is all hype. This client is fully dependent upon technology and represents worldwide corporations that are technologically driven. Many of these clients are well known, huge international corporations on the cutting edge of technology.

Regading a spelll chequer and grmarical formats and stuff, I dont' really pay any attencion to it becuase of my years in advertising I understand and am so used to having some profesional proofreaders do it for me and since where all posting "live" on this forum typos and grammaar problmes are bound to happen/. Whew.

Whew cares? We all just tend to write like we talk and I'm totally comfortable with that.

We don't need no stinkin' spell chequer : )

Mike ===========================================================

-- Michael Taylor (, December 07, 1998.

This site also could also use a veracity checker.

-- PNG (, December 07, 1998.

Michael: Well said. I'm a fast typist and sometimes my brain gets ahead of my fingers. We all know the jist of what everyone is talking about and I think in an informal atmosphere as this, spelling and grammar isn't going to account for anything. It's the message of information that matters to me.

-- bardou (, December 07, 1998.

Thanks guys,

I feel alot better now...I won't worry any more abt the mistakes...:) but I thought we had a school teacher here proofing things...:) .....and yes, I am worried about my clients...they don't seem to have a clue. I keep asking and they keep saying." saywhat? what are you talking about????" That's scarey!!!!

-- More Dinty Moore (Not @this, December 08, 1998.

Thats an interesting point, first time I've heard it, companies not being able to afford y2k fixes or new compliant systems. BTW "We don't need no stinkin' badges."

What film did this come from, I can visualise the scene.

-- Richard Dale (, December 08, 1998.


Film: "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" with Humphrey Bogart.

-- Max Dixon (Ogden, Utah USA) (, December 08, 1998.

Also from Blazing Saddles, with Slim "well raise my rent!" Pickens.

-- Lisa (, December 08, 1998.

...close your freakin' tags!

-- ... (...@...), December 08, 1998.
So now we have to deal with the Tag Police on top of trolls?

Look at the source code Dothead. The blockquote error seems to have started on it's own through no fault of anyone. I've noticed this forum has a few other quirky problems also.

-- Chris (, December 08, 1998.

uh..too bad I can't take back my post *blinking innocently*. Seems attempted to enter a hotlink to chittums at first. Oops. Sorry.

(you're still a Dothead ;) )

-- Chris (, December 08, 1998.

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