I'm glad I don't live in Ottawa

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According to this article in Wired Canada Rolls into Fiscal 2000,

Those trouble dates include New Year's Day itself, the start of the new fiscal year, and 9 September 1999 (the ninth day of the ninth month of 1999). Ottawa has also tested for 7 April 1999 -- the 99th day of 1999 -- and for 29 February and 1 March 2000. The first year of the 21st century is a leap year, while the first year of the 20th century was not.

Ummm, unless my calendar is not y2k compliant, April 7 is the 97th day of 1999. I sincerely hope they are better at y2k remediation then they are at math......

-- DQS (anon@anon..), April 02, 1999


My neighbor is an accountant at Revcan, and he told me that some of the accounting fields have to be entered using the date of 31 Mar 99. From an internal memo he showed me, it appears that they have to use this date because the new SAP accounting software is not completely ready. It seems as if they are muddling around there.

He also told me that the staff of Revcan, in his office, have not been fully trained in how to use the new software package.

It seems to me that they don't really have everything under control that they say they do. Oh well, I hope I'm just being paranoid and nothing will go wrong........go wrong.......go wrong.......

-- bob lambie (blambie@home.com), April 02, 1999.

I'm glad you don't live in Ottawa too! We have enough sanctimonious assholes here already - Cheers!

-- ottawaboy (plaidjacket@wearing.com), April 02, 1999.

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