Vic Porlier - a MUST READ!!! : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Vic's Westergaaaaard column is jaw-dropping stuff.

(Someone please hot-link this fer me, Thanx)

-- rick blaine (, February 10, 1999

Answers P/vp9906.htm

-- Arnie Rimmer (, February 10, 1999.

Oooops. one more try..


-- Arnie Rimmer (, February 10, 1999.

Talk about jaw dropping;

dropping from the sky

-- sam (we', February 10, 1999.

Don't need a hotlink if you've got the URL in plain text.
With mouse, place cursor on left of URL
Press and hold left mouse button.
Run mouse to right end of URL (URL should be highlighted)
Release mouse button
Press key combination Ctrl-C Click mouse on "Location" window at top of browser (Netscape, or whatever for MicrosoftSucks Internet Explorer)
Present URL will then highlight.
Press key combination Ctrl-V and press enter. Voila!

-- a (, February 10, 1999.

Also along the same lines as Victor Porlier's latest article... =all

"Feds Plan Y2K Spin Control"

-- Kevin (, February 10, 1999.

Wow! Full of significant information, such as:

"Hearing so many reports assuring us that remediation projects are currently meeting the target dates dictated by the top managements in government and corporations, Harden reminds us that, 'Traditionally, a target completion date was really only that: a target. It could be moved, and in many cases it had to be moved, because historically, IT projects have a notoriously bad record of on-time completion. In fact, 87 percent of all IT projects come in late. This is why a sense of urgency was never bred into most programmers and why they don't have one now.'"

Cut, pasted and snipped by

-- Old Git (, February 10, 1999.

This reiterates what has been said by me and others on this forum.

Windowing has become the de facto salvation for previous poor programming practices: the business implications and ramifications of windowing make it...a sleeping giant with the potential to create all types of business related problems in the near and far term." Harden goes on to point out that, "Auditors are already finding extraordinary high error rates in systems fixed by windowing techniques."

-- RD. ->H (, February 10, 1999.

Oh, come on guys. De Jager says he's in the bag. OOPs. I mean, it's in that bag, you know, that old Y2K thing. We've got it licked. Just mopping up, now .........

-- BigDog (, February 10, 1999.

a., the problem isn't that everyone doesn't know how to cut/paste into location, it's more that we can't right-click a plain text link to a new window. Rick was sensitive to this and asked for someone to make a hotlink.

The html tags used most often on this forum such as hotlinks are very easy to learn by simply looking at the page source usually under the view menu. (Remember to separate each paragraph with a <.p> tag when using any html at all). Hotlink is the one most useful html to learn for this forum and very much apreciated.

-- Chris (, February 10, 1999.

Yup, Rick. reality reset time.

Got Lehman's address? got Truck and Gas??


-- Chuck, night driver (, February 11, 1999.

BTW we review Porlier's new book at:


-- Declan McCullagh (, February 11, 1999.

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