Anybody here seen Cory? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Hi. Just wondering if anybody knows what's up at Cory Hamasaki's place. Last update was March 3rd. Hope he's O.K.

-- Johnny B. (jbg@qqq.???), March 30, 1999


He posted on Fri, 26

-- R. Wright (, March 30, 1999.

Where did Cory post? His web site still says #114 not available.

-- Taz (, March 30, 1999.

I guess it's status report time. I've been busy the last month. WRP114 (which isn't on the web yet, html formatting problems) was a tiny-font print issue and I still haven't mailed all the copies out.

I took an evening off to listen to Ed "Structure Programming" Yourdon and Paula "We need a Y2K bureaucracy" Gordon talk; this was followed by two days of recovery. A massive government bureaucracy isn't the solution to Y2K. This is just my opinion but it seems that the answer is in neighborhood watch, local churches, small family groups, pals working together.

I'm heading out to Hawai'i for a another boondoggle, ah, important business trip in a few days. I'm taking an inexpensive laptop with me and have been installing the Internet (it's hard when it doesn't have a CD rom drive.) I've been installing software for days.

WRP115 is ready to drop on the web, WRP116 is half written. I have more "personal" bad news. Two co-workers have had heart attacks, one died, Tim Wruk, 37 years; the other spent a week in the hospital, she's back, 40 years old. Both work at a place that called "DeathMarch" in February.

A guy who I've worked with for 15 years is taking a job as the deputy CIO for a place in Y2Kaos. Business is getting busy.

-- cory (, March 30, 1999.

Cory, thanx for checking in. We're never sure when the twinkies will take their final toll on you.

Got my newsletter (and gift) late last week, thanx! Look forward to all the newsletters, but a few letters ago you said you were going to be bending toward solutions instead of more predictions about the problem. I'm looking forward to concrete suggestions for implementing the 'Hamasaki alternative.'

Thanx again!

-- Cowardly Lion (, March 30, 1999.

Cory, thank you for all your concern, your very good example and the continuing efforts you have made to communicate the inside story to us. _You_ are appreciated.

-- D (C.D@I.N), March 30, 1999.

Cory, thanks for the knife. Enjoy Hawaii and thanks for all your hard work.

-- Mike Lang (, March 30, 1999.

this is a riot!

-- ha hah hee (?what@me.worry?), March 30, 1999.

Thanks again for checking in Cory. Your work in the trenches and in producing your Weather Report is greatly appreciated...and you've got a good sense of humour. It lightens things up a little bit for us hard core guys.

-- (, April 01, 1999.

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