The cascade effect..in person ;(greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Little bug in my computer. Not something big; my computer-savvy friend says it's a tiny thing. Screwed up something. Which brought down Netscape and makes IE unusable. (More so than it already is.) Which prevents me from accessing the damn Web, and has for the past 2 weeks. If little things like that can happen, imagine how bad y2k itself will be.
Btw, I got a promise of funding for my enterprise..woohoO!!
-- Leo Champion (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 04, 1999
I hate to say it, but ... get a Mac
-- Ed Yourdon (email@example.com), March 06, 1999.
Why don't you just reload IE or Netscape instead of sitting around for two weeks waiting for the problem to fix itself??
Y2K is not a hard problem it's the management that is causing trouble.
-- (Lancelot @ tavern link.com), March 04, 1999.
Hate those times when you need to reformat the hard drive and reload everthing just to clean out the pests!
That's good news Leo.
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 04, 1999.
Leo! Wondered what happened ta ya. Zee BizzyNest man is buzzing! Keep us updated :-)
-- Leska (email@example.com), March 04, 1999.
That computer associated with a CQ manufacturer?? I did 45 Quickrestores before chucking it for a Gateway!
-- Kev Steven (Kev123@a.com), March 06, 1999.
LOL Why would you hate to say the best advice?
Macs RULE! And yes, saw with my own gleeful eyes that Ed uses a Mac on the road :-D
Hey, if a dummie newbie like me can take it out of the box and start cruising the Internet in five minutes, first time around, then anybody can learn to love their computer :-)
Easy is good.
Ashton & Leska in Cascadia, still hugging their iMac
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-- Leska (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 1999.
Ed - I thought you were a serious programmer!
A Mac? Anything with less than 3 buttons that can't run a DOS prompt correctly isn't a real computer.
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (email@example.com), March 06, 1999.
You think I can afford to buy a new computer right now? I've got a lot of other things to buy..such as silver coins, canned food, Stinger missiles for when those black choppers come around...
Had to wipe the entire damn hard disk. Good ol' Format C:. Did it at noon. Reinstalled Windows. Now I'm downloading Netscape.
In the meantime..well, I've posted a couple other threads. You can see what I've been doing from that ;)
-- Leo (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 08, 1999.
wow... Ed said what I was gonna say!
Ed, glad you said it first!
awww Robert... you can run a three button mouse on the Mac no problem. Also, you can run Windoze via Virtual PC. And the new G3's come with USB and Firewire built in too so no more hassles about peripherals.
Leo... glad to hear about the biz funding!!! Best of luck and send me some pointers on how you went about getting the venture capital.
-- Michael Taylor (email@example.com), March 08, 1999.
Sorry - I'm prejudiced. Prejuiced?
The only thing a Mac is good for is heating french fries. That's my li(n)e and I'm sticking to it.....
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 09, 1999.