oops House of Representatives having problems with their own IT systems...greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
yet another case of government by example:
-- Arlin H. Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 28, 1999
heeheehehehehe, Arlin, have they been able to pay their staff and office rents yet?
-- Leska (email@example.com), January 28, 1999.
First the Senate, now the House. This is toooo funny!
Loved this quote:
"A spokesman for [the stuckee, Rep.] Thomas said the House has redoubled its efforts and now plans to finish Y2K repairs in June or July, leaving sufficient time to discover any problems."
They've redoubled their efforts, meaning that they were in deep yogurt if they'd continued on their previous pace. They weren't working flat out before - heck, they're going twice as fast now! Or perhaps senior management helped them out and sent along some extra completely-trained resources so they could speed up. That's probably what happened. Yep.
Yes, friends, all the Y2K work going on everywhere is going just fine. Yessiree, Bob, no problems here at all. Everyone working this problem is not even human, yah see, so they don't make mistakes or stupid decisions or fail to think problems through or mislead their superiors about progress or anything else. Everything is just fine.
-- Mac (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 28, 1999.
Yeah right...nothing to be scared about. I for one know when politicians say there is no need for concern that I should sit back and relax. I mean Bill did not have sexual relations with Monica. HAHAHAHA! Anyway...I think this Y2K bug is going to be far more frightening than the Government would have us believe.
-- PMM (email@example.com), January 28, 1999.
Here's the link to the "House Is Warned On Y2K Repairs" article...
-- Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 28, 1999.
Leska - I dunno, there are a couple of such folks who go to our church, but myself being one of those 'radical right wing' folks whose engaged in (what was that term Declan used? oh yeah!) "radical responses to the y2k problem" I'm not exactly in a position to ask them how their direct deposits are doing, you know?
Mac - well look at it this way: so they get the bugs fixed on capitol hill - D.C. is still projected not to get their water and sewer systems remediated in time - remember they announced they wouldn't make it way back in October.
-- Arlin H. Adams (email@example.com), January 29, 1999.