@#@#@#@ This is a Roll Call @#@#@#@

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Its high time to renew the forum tradition of a stand up review of ALL those posting on this forum at this time.

I know some of you old timers find this boring. It does, however make an enormous difference in the lives of newbies and Semi-DWGIs. Without the torch that was carried by the original GIs many here would still have no clue as to the severity of y2k. In a word, its a debt.

For this I ask a complete Roll Call.

ROLL CALL (open) Rules:

Poster name:

State and city:

Length of time on the forum:


Please keep responses as short as possible.

Thank you,

-- Mike (midwestmike_@hotmail.com), July 15, 1999


Dennis Olson

Hudson, WI

6 months on forum

Computer consultant (25+ years on the "box"), electrical engineer, member of IEEE.

Prepping for 7-8.

-- Dennis (djolson@pressenter.com), July 15, 1999.

Nadine Zint

Hillsboro, Texas

9 months (mostly lurking)


-- Nadine Zint (nadine@hillsboro.net), July 15, 1999.

Colorado, Arvada (currently) Soon to be SW Montana

On the forum since January 1999, lurking since June 1997 (Ah the days of only 5 or six posts!)

Window Washer/Specialty Agriculture

-- Jim the Window Washer (Rational@man.com), July 15, 1999.


6 months or so

Data entry

-- Julie (Flyer@primenet.com), July 15, 1999.


St. Louis, Missouri:

~2 months:

Microsoft/Novell systems anylist:

-- Mike (midwestmike_@hotmail.com), July 15, 1999.

Sue Stewart

Rochester,In. + Satsuma, Fl.

11 months

gun/pawn shop/ semi-retired

-- sue (deco100@aol.com), July 15, 1999.

Near Princeton, NJ

5 months here

Systems programmer - Network administrator - 31 years of getting paid for my hobby! <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), July 15, 1999.


Chicago Metro (IL)


Fine Artist - Mom -

-- Deborah (infowars@yahoo.com), July 15, 1999.


Joplin, Missouri

13 months (lurking mostly)


-- SgtSchultz (SgtHansSchultz@stalag13.com), July 15, 1999.

Thank you SgtSchultz.

Drop me a note please.

-- Mike (midwestmike_@hotmail.com), July 15, 1999.


West Michigan

Started lurking 7/98, started posting 9/98

Contract programmer at present, mostly SQL server, VB, intranet stuff. Started out on HP3000/Cobol ten years ago.

-- Tim (pixmo@pixelquest.com), July 15, 1999.

Hood County, Tx 5 mo Retired military Pre-babyboomer

-- Neil G. Lewis (pnglewis1@yahoo.com), July 15, 1999.

Carol Central Arkansas few months fossil fuel tech

-- Carol (glear@usa.net), July 15, 1999.


Florida Panhandle

Posting: about a month

Lurking: Forever :-)

System analyst

-- DuffyO (duffyo@mailcity.com), July 15, 1999.

Marcy Central, Ca lurking for 3 months, posted twice Farming

-- Marcy Sawyer (marcia@madnet.net), July 15, 1999.


Albany, N.Y. area

started lurking last fall, posting last spring.

churchorganist (really!) and family plumbing-shelving supply store.

I've been quiet, busy with my basement "supermarket" this summer. Will jump back in by Sept. Hi, A... in D.C.!!! Hi to all.

-- chrchorganist (swedemusic@webtv.net), July 15, 1999.

LuAnn Flatau

Hutchtinson, MN

Lurking since January 99, on forum since March 99


-- Luann (flataufm@hutchtel.net), July 15, 1999.

Jim Morris

Winnebago, Minnesota

7 months

Real Estate

-- Jim Morris (prism@bevcomm.net), July 15, 1999.

Ashton & Leska

All over Cascadia, now concentrating on far & greater west side of Willamette. Like the countryside here in paradise!

On Forum almost a year, since last September 1998.

We're hospice caregivers, escort ushers to the Door of Heaven, handmaidens to the Angel of Death.

xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), July 15, 1999.

Norm Harrold SW Oregon boonies 18 months 36 yrs a Fed; retired USAF Plans Officer

-- Norm Harrold (nharrold@tymewyse.com), July 15, 1999.

Meg Moss GI from Northern Virginia 6 months of mostly lurking President/owner of small communications and design firm

-- meg moss (meg@giglobal.com), July 15, 1999.


Dallas Tx

6 months

Special Ed Teacher (Middle School)

-- Mary (timmary0@airmail.net), July 15, 1999.


Kansas City

10 months lurking; 3 months posting occasionally

25+ years in healthcare administration. Spouse is MIS Director for North American operations for multi-national company, with 20+ years in MIS/telecommunications.

-- Wilferd (WilferdW@aol.com), July 15, 1999.

Nabi Davidson Rural southern area On TB2000 since early 1998 Federal bank examiner

-- Nabi Davidson (nabi7@yahoo.com), July 15, 1999.


Down in the Hills

Bugged out of Metro/Suburban Chicago 8/98

Been on this forum since July '98

Posting as INVAR since 9/98

Bus. to Bus. Graphic Designer/Art Director

-- INVAR (gundark@sw.net), July 15, 1999.

Sand Mueller Where the Canadian R. enters Lake Eufaula...Oklahoma two months, GI since 11/98 with previous try in 1974 29 years in horticulture. Former back to the land Hippie and still a liberal! Not that it matters much anymore!

-- Sand Mueller (smueller@azalea.net), July 15, 1999.


Northern NJ

9 months.

Programmer/Software Developer 15+ years

-- TECH (TECH32@NOMAIL.COM), July 15, 1999.

Dave W., Wichita (area), Kansas, forum since 6/98, residential loan officer.

-- DaveW (dwood@southwind.net), July 15, 1999.

Jeanne Lawton/Ft.Sill, OK Approx l yr on forum Farm/cattle/lawyer

-- jeanne (jeanne@hurry.now), July 15, 1999.

4 months new to forum but love it. (Thanks A&L). Live on a small mountain in Pac NW. Occupation: Hand holder & Prayer sayer (nurse).

-- Kym (LurkeRN@nowhere.com), July 15, 1999.

Lois Knorr Alberta, Canada Lurking (mostly) for over a year Accountant

-- Lois Knorr (knorr@attcanada.net), July 15, 1999.

Jim Edmondson DFW area of Texas 6 months to a year - don't know for sure, it's a blur Fire alarm and communication system designer

-- Jim Edmondson (jimed@iglobal.net), July 15, 1999.

Perry Arnett

-- Perry Arnett (pjarnett@pdqnet.net), July 15, 1999.

Real name Sharon, 6 months GI 2 months posting on Forum when I can. Springfield. Mo. - Health claims examiner Older than dirt. What's up, Mike?

-- Scat (sgcatique@webtv.net), July 15, 1999.

northern Illinois

8 months (off and on)

paralegal to politicians (on and off)

-- mabel (mabel_louise@yahoo.com), July 15, 1999.

[try this again]

Cedar City, Utah

on forum since Spring 98

inventor, machine designer, firearms designer, machinist, musician...single

Hi, Faith!


-- Perry Arnett (pjarnett@pdqnet.net), July 15, 1999.

Bill Porter

Cincinnati, Ohio

Lurking since early 1998

Industrial Sales, Engineering, Marketing

-- Bill P (porterwn@one.net), July 15, 1999.

Michael Taylor

South Bay area of Southern California just outside LA

Found the forum 5/98

Started posting sometime after...not sure when.

Self-employed Graphic Designer/Art Director



-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), July 15, 1999.

Bruce W. Blanchard

About 18 months, only post on communication issues

Communication Technician

-- Bruce (bwblanchard@ems.att.com), July 15, 1999.

Bruce W. Blanchard

About 18 months, only post on communication issues

Communication Technician

Chicago Il Metro

-- Bruce (bwblanchard@ems.att.com), July 15, 1999.


Boston, MA

Lurked at board inception, semi-frequent poster

Computer Analyst - Hardware/Software/Programming/Remediation

Y2K - 7/8

-- ExCop (yinadral@juno.com), July 16, 1999.

Nobody Special Western Washington + somewhere in Southern Idaho about a year, posting occasionally for 4 months Paralegal. Metalsmith/Welder Child of a "big Iron" mainframe senior systems analyst, retired.

-- nobody (nobody@nowhere.com), July 16, 1999.

Bobbyp42@aol also

Musician, electrical contractor, light duty programmer

been here since 11/98

Freehold, N.J. Bob P

-- Bob P (rpilc99206@aol.com), July 16, 1999.

Number Six

Melbourne Australia

10 months, under various handles.

underachieving philosophy student, then unemployed brain-attached-to-modem, soon to be unreliable network administrator.

-- number six (Iam_not_a_number@hotmail.com), July 16, 1999.

Sammie Davis, NW Washington, 7 months on forum (lurking & posting), Paralegal, ART, self-employed computer business, have been prepping about 10 months.

-- Sammie Davis (sammie0X@hotmail.com), July 16, 1999.

Poster name: FM

State and city: Michigan. A city within that lots of brainy people and a pretty good football team too. :)

Length of time on the forum: 7 months (lurking lately)

Occupation: Journalist

-- FM (vidprof@aol.com), July 16, 1999.


FM is functioning on about three hours sleep, and right now, FM is having difficulty typing. FM needs sleep. Right now. FM is gone after this post.

(by tHE wAY, Where's dIETER? sHOULDN'T dIETER bE pOSTING hERE tOO?!?)

(For those who don't know, "dIETER" is one of our favorite trolls.)


-- FM (vidprof@aol.com), July 16, 1999.

Chuck (a Night Driver) Rienzo

Ohio, Cleveland posting/lurking since July 1998 (+/-)

prepping for a 5-7, suspect it may be 7-10

CURRENT occupations: Driver for Black Car Service Auto Race Paramedic Red Cross Volunteer (Leadership core) for a First Aid Unit Disaster Services Volunteer SKYWARN Volunteer

( and NO that ain't HALF the resume cause it don't include the Systems Analyst etc)

-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), July 16, 1999.

In ENGLISH that would read:
CURRENT occupations:
Driver for Black Car Service
Auto Race Paramedic
Red Cross Volunteer (Leadership core) for a First Aid Unit
Disaster Services Volunteer
SKYWARN Volunteer


-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), July 16, 1999.

Michelle Victorville, CA Registered Nurse GI-10 months. 2-3 months on forum, mostly lurking I want to thank many of you for the support and great posting

-- Michelle (??@??.com), July 16, 1999.

Chuck! From one fellow spotter to another: keep to the South of the Flanking Line ever watchful for them nasty wall clouds under the rain free base.

Amazing the similarities between identifying Y2K and identifying signs of a severe supercell...though 3/4 inch hail is a bit more tangible evidence than say 3 million gallons of raw sewage....unless you live in a park....or a trailer when you hear a loud roar.

INVAR - Skywarn member - Multi-County Severe Weather Spotter Network

-- INVAR (gundark@sw.net), July 16, 1999.

Name: Craig Neal AKA: The Spoon City: Fort McMurray, AB, Canada........may be on contract in Silicon Valley shortly. Length: 7 inches.......huh.......O, sorry, LENGTH OF TIME ON FORUM: almost 2 years, long before acronoyms like Gi's and DGI's were even invented. Occupation: Webmaster/Programmer/General Pain in the Ass..........

-- Craig (craig@ccinet.ab.ca), July 16, 1999.

No Spam Please

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Almost a year

System analyst/programmer. Amateur astronomy and other hobbies.

-- No Spam Please (nos_pam_please@hotmail.com), July 16, 1999.

Don Florence

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

14 months


-- Don Florence (dflorence@zianet.com), July 16, 1999.

Dancr (Tracie)

near Monterey, California

Here's an index of my posts to TB2000, beginning with my self-introduction on June 11, 1999

Occupation: Homeschool mom & mIRC enthusiast, formerly research manager, then computer consultant/light programmer

-- Dancr (minddancr@aol.com), July 16, 1999.


Pittsburgh PA, Which has a better football team. :) 12 months Retail exec. y2k = 9.5 In my, not at all humble opinion.

-- FLAME AWAY (BLehman202@aol.com), July 16, 1999.

Faith Weaver

Beaver Co., PA

Since June, 1998

Adept Generalist, currently earning a living as administrative assistant at a mental health service.

-- Faith Weaver (suzsolutions@ yahoo.com), July 16, 1999.

cory hamasaki Washington, DC about 1 year off and on Owner and chief bottle washer of a software engineering firm.

-- cory (kiyoinc@ibm.XOUT.net), July 16, 1999.

Mumsie Northern Idaho several months on forum Occupation? (seven kids, you figure it out) (Husband is PE, and has enough concern about the grid to have moved us 1100 miles away...that's what I call a commute!) Prepping for 4-8

-- Mumsie (Shezdremn@aol.com), July 16, 1999.

marsh wilderness, State of Jefferson (far northern Calif.) forum - 4 mo. prepping since 1998 family farm/ranch and property rights advocate

-- marsh (armstrng@sisqtel.net), July 16, 1999.

Ocala National Forest, North Central Florida. Formerly Alaska and Cascade Mtns of Washington State.

Been on forum about a year and prepping for a year. Think I am finished.

Retired...para medical

-- Taz (Tassie@aol.com), July 16, 1999.

Nicki lurking & learning since Spring 1998 somewhere in New England self-employed writer

-- Nicki (y2kaware@excite.com), July 16, 1999.

Jon Williamson

Kalamazoo, Michigan

November, 1998. Post since maybe January, 1999

Manager, Temp employment services agency, recruiter

Prepping for 8-10, as best I can

-- Jon Williamson (jwilliamson003@sprintmail.com), July 16, 1999.

Cleveland, Ohio Been lurking since the beginning (around January 1998?) Mainframe programmer / Mom

-- CMD (cmd0903@aol.com), July 16, 1999.

Dog Gone

Katy, Texas (suburb of Houston)

Been here about 6 months

Attorney for an oil and gas company, which makes me one of the most hated persons in America

-- Dog Gone (layinglow@rollover.now), July 16, 1999.

Will continue.

South central Kansas ( 12 miles from OK border).

Lurking since Fall 98, posting since Spring 99.

21 yrs. cosmetologist, medical office, stained glass artist, full time wife and mother, keeper of 10 acres w/ livestock (and I DO mean 'keeping').

-- Will continue (farming@home.com), July 16, 1999.

Woodpile Harrisonburg, VA about 4 months FCC licensing speculator, market consultant, buy low/sell higher "still a little prone to emotional whiplash triggered by DGI's and social insanity"

-- Woodpile (whynot@zog.com), July 16, 1999.

Mike Cumbie

Wichita, KS

Mostly lurking for 15 months.

Programmer/Analsyt-Enterprise mainframes-Novell CNE-Consultant 31 years in the business.

-- Michael H. Cumbie (mikecumbie@yahoo.com), July 16, 1999.

Thomas Hale

Reston, VA

9-10 Months posting.

Current Student, former Salesman, & Restaurantuer.

-- Thomas G. Hale (hale.tg@att.net), July 16, 1999.

philpier San Antonio, TX lurking past two months--thanks for the info/discussions engineer in the Air Force

-- philpier (philpier@aol.com), July 16, 1999.

Iowa City, IA Lurking, very occasional posting since 11-98 Software QA

-- (y2kfallback@yahoo.com), July 16, 1999.


Norman, OK

GI in Oct 98, on forum since Jan 99 (no longer a newbie but still a dummy sometimes)

Homemaker, homeschooler, self-employed artist

-- newbiebutnodummy (Linda@home.com), July 16, 1999.

Post as Jon Johnson

Eau Claire, WI

7 months

GIS/GPS Systems for State of WI (Water Supply and LUST program).

Posting less and preparing more as time flies.

-- Jon Johnson (narnia4@usa.net), July 16, 1999.


coast o' Maine

late 1997


-- Cash (cash@andcarry.com), July 16, 1999.

PINKROCK Western Colorado Lurking since March 99 geologist, lately studying behavior of self-organizing systems. Preping like mad since 3/99, asleep with the rest of the sheeple before that. Hoping for a Yardeni, preping for Infomagic. Special thanks to Cory and Infomagic for the wake-up call.


-- PINKROCK (aphotonboy@aol.com), July 16, 1999.

Old Git

Durham, NC (since 1993, various and sundry places prior, b. near Sherwood Forest)

Posting about a year? Hell, I don't remember, I'm an old git.

Varied background over many years, currently crime stringer, newspaper/TV; Sweetie does computer stuff.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), July 16, 1999.


Hunterdon County, NJ

About 9 months


-- Thinman (thinman38@hotmail.com), July 16, 1999.


Austin, Tx area.

18 months, posting 1 year.

Systems Analyst: both application and hardware. 12 years - started @ age 20.

-- lisa (lisa@work.now), July 16, 1999.


New Jersey, now in New Hampshire

approx 1 year

electronic engineer, ATE and embedded systems programmer

-- biker (y2kbiker@worldnet.att.net), July 16, 1999.

The Dog

Rio Rancho, NM

1.5 years

electronics technician/machinist/amateur gunsmith/shootist/realist

Mr. Florence, hello from ABQ>>>>

eatin' breakfast...

The Dog

-- Dog (Desert Dog@-sand.com), July 16, 1999.

William in Dallas

Dallas, Texas

7 months or so

Headhunter. Former professional student. Standup comic (okay, amateur standup). Art dealer (early Texas painters). Deeply appreciative of this forum. Yall have a good day!

-- William (bcheek@onramp.net), July 16, 1999.

Dave Butts

No. Va.

Since Feb.99

Telecom co. (owner)

-- David Butts (dciinc@aol.com), July 16, 1999.

Linda A.

Western Kentucky

Been on the forum since May of 98. Thinking a 7.

Former Mkt. Research now housewife, babysitter and mini rancher.

Now would be a good time for Sysman to poll again on the accumulated years of computer experience on the forum. I think it was somewehre in the region of 800 years?

-- Linda A. (adahi@muhlon.com), July 16, 1999.

Charlottesville, VA

~ 9 months

PhD gradual student, working on anti-apoptosis signaling from EGF receptors in prostate cancer; 4 track recording addict/guitarist

My real name is Jonathan Carson. I sometimes question my sanity by participating here as often as I do (daily), but it more than fulfills my quotient of doom and gloom for the day. Here I hope to find inside information which will tell me one way or the other what level of preperation I need to be making. Currently I think It's going to end up between Yardeni and Yourdon's scenarios, with several weeks of acute problems in basic services and infrastructure, necessitating emergency actions/national guard on a local basis. As 00 drags on we face severe global recession.

On the other hand, things could get much worse if other global problems and conflicts spiral out of control; these include the worldwide liquidity crisis, a massive negative price loop from computer-hair-triggered securities trading, nuclear/chemical/bioweapon proliferation, the dwindling supply of readily-accessible oil, cracker attacks on critical infrastructure ("evil" hackers), asteroid attack, extraterrestrial invasion (okay, now THAT's just to make sure you're still awake ;) ), general millennial panic and zelous cults who WANT the world's end, etc.

-- coprolith (coprolith@rocketship.com), July 16, 1999.

Lousiville Ky (state motto- alcohol,tobacco and firearms)

Paramedic now formerly USMC

Been here since 11/98 dropped alias 3/99

-- Johnny (JLJTM@BELLSOUTH.NET), July 16, 1999.

What the heck, I post here too on rare occasions... ;-)

Pseudonym: OddOne, aka that insane guy with the white LEDSs

Locale: Florida panhandle area currently, although I've lived all over the southeastern US. If there are any other panhandlers around, drop me a note. :-)

Time around: Found the forum in Sept. 1998, lurked mosty and posted occasionally off and on since then.

Occupation: Self-employed. I run a small web design and consulting firm that recently expanded into custom app development for Winblows platforms. (I'm studying for MCSE and MCSP myself right now. BTW, Windows APIs -are- more annoying than they look.)

And I build some mean white-LED stuff. ;-D

-- OddOne (mocklamer_1999@yahoo.com), July 16, 1999.

Patrick Shannon

Brooklyn, NY

First posted here in, oh I don't know, late March or early April of '98.

Former computer techie/consultant for small businesses, now edit Sanger's Review of Y2K News Reports, largely because of this forum.

7-8 on WDCY2K scale.

-- pshannon (pshannon@inch.com), July 16, 1999.


A small, small, rural area in north-central New York state

Since late 1998 I think (mostly lurk now)

MCI Customer Service Rep

-- Bobbi (bobbia@telenet.net), July 16, 1999.

Steve W. N.W.Missouri Fire Department Captain 6 6 Months E-Mail me Mike!!!

-- steve (basscatcher5@hotmail.com), July 16, 1999.

Zach Anderson Kinder, LA (pop. 2100) - Rural SW Louisiana (Allen Parish), bugged out of Houston in 1994. Email me if in the area. We're working on a fully "Y2K- compliant" trailer park. About 3 months posting, first visited in 97 or 98. Retired: laid back but getting restless. Exit Zone Website
Figure Eight Website

-- Zach Anderson (z@figure.8m.com), July 16, 1999.

Name: rick

City: Prior lake, Minnesota

Been on the forum since about September, 1998

I am the accountant for a small custom software engineering firm where none of my co-workers is GI. They won't be welcome at my place.

real email is: rickh@poliac.com

-- rick (I'mset@home.house), July 16, 1999.

hover(hover@tampabay.rr.com) Seminole, FL 14 months Corporate Aviation(fixed & rotor wing)

-- Nick Bogaert (hover@tampabay.rr.com), July 16, 1999.


San Jose, CA

Chief cook&bottle washer small High Tech Firm & PC Programer

Started Lurking last June. Posting Late Summer, Email is real.

-- helium (heliumavid@yahoo.com), July 16, 1999.

Ahhh... memories of the old "What About You" thread! :-)

Gayla Dunbar

Live north of Dog Gone. :-) (Sprawling Houston metropolis)

Prepping since Jan. '98, posting here since last summer

Teacher, married to Programmer/Systems Analyst/Information Specialist

-- Gayla (privacy@please.com), July 16, 1999.


Mattawan, MI

Just found this forum.

I have 2+ months out of 8 months preferred, generator, heirloom seeds, garden, and a few guns.

Computer Programmer

-- Tim the Y2K nut (tmiley@yakko.cs.wmich.edu), July 16, 1999.

Diane J. Squire

Silicon Valley area, Northern California (CA native)

Length of time on the forum: Since October 1998

Current Occupation: Internet Information Navigator (Y2K volunteer)

(Also: Marketing/Communications/Small Business Re-Organization/ Research/Training and Entrepreneural Start-up Consultant in various hi-tech areas and Teacher/Practitioner/Workshop Presenter in esoteric knowledge areas--like Feng Shui & Aromatherapy--just to name a few. Currrently comtemplating additional new choices).

Diane, M.B.A.

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), July 16, 1999.

Name EC

State/City Oregon City, OR (Portland area)

Length Time about a year

Occupation- semi-homesteader, living history specialist, writrer, speaker former USMC officer

-- EC (JHnck1776@aol.com), July 16, 1999.


Albuquerque, NM

mainframe programmer doing Y2K remediation work

mostly lurking for approx. 1 year...

-- (Dawnbringr@aol.com), July 16, 1999.


Upstate New York

May 1998

ex-DoD computer tech, now writer

-- Arewyn (isitthatlate@lready.com), July 16, 1999.


Near the Idaho/Washington border

Lurking/Posting since 11/1998

Healthcare professional

-- RUOK (RUOK@yesiam.com), July 16, 1999.

marc & marianne

Winchester, MA

Since July 1998, sometimes poster (used to be ws000)

Cabinet/furniture maker, own business

5.5 can't wrap my mind around anything higher

hi Mike Taylor!

-- mar (derigueur2@aol.com), July 16, 1999.

Brooks - Greater Boston - 7 months this forum - paralegal

-- Brooks (brooksbie@hotmail.com), July 16, 1999.

Neil Williams

Vancouver, BC

November 1998

Credit Manager

-- Neil Williams (neilw@infoserve.net), July 16, 1999.


Columbus, OH

Lurking since last Christmas

Systems analyst/technical writer

-- yerfdog (yerfdog@qwestinternet.net), July 16, 1999.


Left coast, south of the great state of Jefferson

naturalist - {not naturist, King!}

June 1998

-- flora (***@__._), July 16, 1999.

In a lab jar in Costa Rica.

6 months.


-- Y2K Pro (2@641.com), July 16, 1999.


NE Florida

7 months on THIS forum

Software Engineer

-- DJ (reality@check.com), July 16, 1999.

Vic Parker

East Texas

Lurking/posting since June 1998; prepping since Winter, '97.

Journalist turned economic developer.

-- Vic (Roadrunner@compliant.com), July 16, 1999.


Waco, Texas (urban)

Been lurking here about 5 months

I teach graphic design and software, college level.

GI in Oct 98. Everyone I know thinks I'm crazy for prepping. For the final project in my Quark class I am making them design books around Robert Waldrop's Preparedness Nuggets. Maybe they'll even read the copy!

Lotsa Texans here, makes me feel a little better. Hi y'all! We should have a get together. (My email is real if you remove the antispam X.)

-- Mommacares (harringtondesignX@earthlink.net), July 16, 1999.


Raleigh, NC

Since June 1998

Computer & Network Security

-- Jay (havocuz@mindspring.com), July 16, 1999.


Phoenix Metro Area

Lurking and posting six months

IS Manager, CNE, Economist and Sociologist.

Y2K Pro -- you're a Costa Rican Sperm Sample? That would have been my guess...

-- ariZONEa (desertSW@AZ.com), July 16, 1999.


(Province) British Columbia, Victoria

early 99

Forklift operator, world famous stone carver (what you have never heard of me?:o) and of course classic forum prep archivist.

-- Brian (imager@home.com), July 16, 1999.

Oh boy, a !@#!$^* Roll Call!


Minneapolis (where winter without power is, like, really cold)

A year or so

Full-time IBM mid-range geek

-- Nathan (nospam@all.com), July 16, 1999.



Lurking about 2 months

Middle School Teacher

-- Beth (*****@*****.com), July 16, 1999.

Not Again

The World

18 months +

Self-made man

Former slave. Now independent and looking down.

-- Not Again! (Seenit@ww2.com), July 16, 1999.

Thanks to all for your response to this thread. As a guess Id put the number of responses at ~150 in 24 hours. Pretty impressive! If anyone here noticed that I wasnt around today that was because I was checking out the other Y2K forums on the net. Sad, very sad. In the 20 or so sites I visited not even 1 of them had 5% of the posts that this forum has in a single day. Imagine that! At some sites I found their most current post was late AprilGeeze!! TB2K had 150 responses to ONE thread in ONE day.

Now to the Debunker issue.

Anyone analyzing this post would come to the inascapable conclusion that we Doomers are professionals in our fields, and that its dominated by those in the broad range of IT. Funny isnt it, not one single answer to this RollCall admitted to being a malitia type. Well, maybe that is because WE ARE NOT!. Were just straight thinking workers that have assessed the potential problems and have decided it was in our best interest to prepare for the worst.

This should encourage all of you to keep doing what your doing, and keep in touch here at TB2K.

I have one final request (blind fold on) for ya all, lets send email to the moderators requesting they make this thread, or one similar to it available at the Top level. That way the new folks will have the opportunity to see the level of support this site garners. Its head and tails above the rest.


Uh...."Blind fold off"

-- Mike (midwestmike_@hotmail.com), July 16, 1999.

Jim Salisbury, MD on forum about 2 months, Y2K aware intellectually since about 1996, GI since August 1998. Programmer/IT person

-- Jim (x@x.x), July 16, 1999.

Sandmann is all you get;I will keep my identity to myself, since I believe anyone who high-profiles his preps will have MANY visitors after Jan 1.

Been on this forum about six months.

I am a novelist, writer, marketing man, communications guru

I think Y2K will be a 7 and am prepping for a year's worth of chaos.

-- Sandmann (Sandmann@alasbab.com), July 16, 1999.

Poster name: Steve Heller

State and city: Sulphur Springs, TX

Length of time on the forum: 6 months (?)

Occupation: computer programmer

I think Y2K will be a 10, and am trying to prepare for survival at a high technological level for up to a year or two, and a progressively lower level for up to a decade. I hope I'm wrong and it's not that bad (or that long). Unfortunately, I can't be sure of that, so the prudent approach is to prepare for the worst conceivable eventuality that I can possibly handle.

-- Steve Heller (stheller@koyote.com), July 16, 1999.


northeast oklahoma

been here about 1 yr (lurking mostly)

preping about 1 1/2 yr

police detective (hey, some of us GI)

-- sigmund (around@thebend.com), July 16, 1999.

I am RKCS a native Floridian now living in Long Island, New York. I discovered this forum while looking for Y2k info. Thanks for all the great post! I have been a lurker for 3 months. I've only posted once. My occupation is teacher/ My kids MOM and a Pastor's wife. I've been warning as many people as possible that are friends. Some have gotten it and some think Y2k is a joke. I just keep prepping. Not sure how long to prepare for.

-- R. Sager (Rkcs462@aol.com), July 17, 1999.

Well, better late than never...


Central Florida

Lurked since January, started posting (occasionally) in April.

Occupation: Cognitive Science/AI/Human Factors Research

-- Spindoc' (spindoc_99_2000@yahoo.com), July 17, 1999.

How many years of programming experience have contributed to this forum (those who have gone and some who are still here)?

Check out this "oldie but goodie" thread:


(Hot link please? I'm hot-linked impaired. I try, but it's low on the totem poll of priorities right now. Thanks in advance!)


-- FM (vidprof@aol.com), July 17, 1999.

boonies-northeast of cleveland found forum in jan 99 lurk mostly seamstress, prepping for 4 mo.

-- kitten (kitten@vcn.net), July 17, 1999.

Bob Watson

Albuquerque, NM

Prepping for 1 year.

Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering, 100% off the grid, patent agent.

-- Bob (janebob99@aol.com), July 17, 1999.

Hey Dianne!, This is great no? Can you believe the response to this thread? These are americans willing to stand up and say "I'm here"! Don't let the ship sail withuot ME!. It brings tears to my eyes.

-- Mike (midwestmike_@hotmail.com), July 17, 1999.

Poster name: sweetolebob aka S.O.B.

City & State: Just outside of Lake Charles, Louisiana

Length of time on the forum: About a year (?), maybe more.

Occupation: Retired. Spent 21 years as an Industrial Instrument Technician,(1976 - 1998), and before that I was a steely eyed SAC trained hired gun for Uncle Sam's Air Force from 1956 - 1976.

I know absolutely zip about computers.


-- sweetolebob (buffgun@hotmail.com), July 17, 1999.

Nuclear power plant operator. Here since late '98.

-- nucpwr (nucpwr@hotmail.com), July 17, 1999.

Milwaukee, WI area. On the forum almost 1 year. Formerly Y2k project coordinator for 2 companies, now doing "real" job working with Tandem mainframes.

-- Steve (hartsman@ticon.net), July 17, 1999.

North Indiana, Gods country. Been here a couple months, don't know what to think. Stresser tothe 9th degree :o)

-- RoosterCogburn (Gotitlate@wow.com), July 17, 1999.

Guess I'm the only preacher actively on the forum.

Pastor a Community Church near Cape May, N.J.

Lurked on forum since 97, became active when North's forum shut down in early '98.

Greatest desire is that fear be overcome by faith in God (Who is in control.) Nahum 1:7, Psalm 46, 91.

-- BB (peace2u@bellatlantic.net), July 17, 1999.

forum i.d.: TM

geographic location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

t.b.2000 duration: 10 months

occupation: Manufacturing / Engineering systems specialist (SAP PP/DMS, PDM, MS Access work group dbs, Network/Intranet product docs, etc.) 25 years in Manufacturing Engineering including extensive liason with mainframe, network and third party system providers.

-- TM (digiratoX@att.net), July 17, 1999.


Southern Utah desert

10 Mo., mostly learning to care for you.

Swineherd, housewife

5-up on the scale.

Best wishes in the times to come.

-- lbstillwell (silverfox@milfordnet.net), July 17, 1999.

Jerome Allison

Jackson, Mississippi

6 months

programmer/analyst, electronic and mechanical design & fabrication

-- Jerome (jallison@netdoor.com), July 17, 1999.

Gilda, Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. GI in Oct. 98. I've been on this forum since Jan 99, I think.

Secretary for umpteen years. Later bookstore owner, now retired.

-- gilda (jess@listbot.com), July 17, 1999.


Las Cruces, NM

Time on Forum: Can't remember, so it must be over a week.

Tired but not retired yet.

Started applications programming IBM mainframes in 1964, went on to Honeywell and then Control Data hardware.


-- Ray (ray@totacc.com), July 17, 1999.


Central Vermont

Since Jan 1999??- can't recall...

Occupation- Produce Farmer/Freelance Writer

-- farmer (hillsidefarm@drbs.net), July 17, 1999.

posting handle: dozerdoctor time lurking: 6 months time posting: not much] occupation: heavy equipment mechanic for beans; missionary to latin america for the Lord location: Ozark mountains, Arkansas spent 97 and part of 98 in South America. Not much prepping needed here, we know we can live on a lot less. been there, done that. Water, food and shelter, therwith be content.

-- dozerdoctor (dozerdoc@yahoo.com), July 17, 1999.

Paul Christy

Rural area N.W. of Detroit

on forum since 8/98

Industrial Advertising Sales Rep., former programmer/analyst

Y2K = 9.0, maybe a 10 if our "leaders" don't find the courage to alert and stress preps very soon. I know they won't...

-- PJC (paulchri@msn.com), July 17, 1999.

Wildweasel Northern PA 15 months at Ed's place retired USAF (electronics warfare systems development), since retirement; electronics engineering (including embeddeds) for a major automated assembly systems company and currently with an aerospace giant doing testing of aircraft and space launch vehicle control system computers

-- Wildweasel (vtmldm@epix.net), July 17, 1999.

madison wi 1 year lurkiung,7 months posting corporate-name-brand i.s.p.tech support------ species die-back is natural,when viewed dispasionatly.If you plan on feeding the starving masses,you will become the starving masses.

-- zoobie (zoobiezoob@yahoo.com), July 17, 1999.

when the have nots become cold and hungry,they will blame the halves for not trying harder to convince them to prepair.

-- zoobie (zoobiezoob@yahoo.com), July 17, 1999.


St. Albert, AB, Canada

Don't know how long - 1998, sometime 'twixt Feb and July

Respiratory Therapist currently working as a polysomnographist

-- Tricia the Canuck (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), July 17, 1999.

Tricia, do you draw pictures of lots of sleeping people for a living?

-- number six (Iam_not_a_number@hotmail.com), July 17, 1999.


-- top (top@top.top), July 19, 1999.

nah, she reads the pictures WE draw with the outputs from 30 or so leads secured to our scalp, as we sleep.

Chuck, who has been in a sleep study.

-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), July 19, 1999.

Libby Alexander, Washington, DC, 1 year on forum, writer

-- Libby Alexander (libbyalex@aol.com), July 20, 1999.

Hallyx-----Southern CA----Read Ed's book as he was writing it in the fall of 97----been on and off around here since.

[favorite sigline] "We wait, breathlessly, for a Deus ex Machina, realizing only to late that our intelligence is a sword made of feathers and our faith but a gossamer shield for our vanity."

-- (Hallyx@aol.com), July 20, 1999.

Elbow Grease

Eastern PA

Like forever.... late '97

Network Admin

-- Elbow Grease (LBO Grise@aol.com), July 20, 1999.

Actually, 6 (not a number), my favorite job description is that I get paid to watch people sleep ;-)

As far as any drawing, I'm one of those who last failed art in grade 6, after which it was no longer a compulsory subject.

-- Tricia the Canuck (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), July 20, 1999.

Verna Omaha, Ne Mostly lurking since 1/99 Finance

-- VE (tryin@hotmail.com), July 20, 1999.

Tricia wrote,

"I'm one of those who last failed art in grade 6"

NO, say it isn't so!!! A teacher would 'fail' a student in art?

Tricia, grades are subjective, just as art is. You're in very, very good company!!! So many of the worlds masters were "failures" at the time they were creating. Of course, you'll have to perish some how to bring a monetary value to your work...so...stick around and just do it for the fun!!!


(a "professional artist" who thinks childrens art is one of the most truthful expressions of a life's experiences)


-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), July 20, 1999.


I couldn't agree with you more.

I taught art to children between the ages of 3 to 16. I saved photocopies of so much of their work, because it is so alive....little ones never perfect the life out of their work, many adults could learn from them.

-- Deborah (infowars@yahoo.com), July 20, 1999.

Carrie Cleveland OH Lurking for along time, posting since Spring of 98 Insurance Agent Jack of all trades, mastered none..... Humor is my only defense

-- consumer (private@aol.com), July 24, 1999.

Poster name: Bingo1

State and city: The Beautiful Northern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.

Length of time as an inmate at the asylum: Admitted 'bout a year ago.

Occupation: Assistant to the assistant dishwasher at a VERY exclusive greasy spoon. Well, not actually hired yet. I'm working on it though.

Best Wishes,

-- Bingo1 (howe9@pop.shentel.net), July 24, 1999.

15 months since I first heard the term "Y2k"

Genealogical researcher/chicken farmer/cow herder/and optimist from Benalto, Alberta, Canada with a GI husband who thinks that gov.org will take advantage of disruptions to stick it to us.

-- Laurane (familyties@rttinc.com), July 24, 1999.

Posting Name: RonD (but that's how I sign everything!)

From: Canberra, Capital of Australia (and a nice place too, but a bit cold right now)

Time on Forum: Probably about 8 months but GI for longer.

Occupation: Computer Consultant, currently Team Leader Y2K Tech Team for large Gov Dept.


-- Ron Davis (rdavis@ozemail.com.au), July 26, 1999.


Bugged out from London UK (Up the Hammers) to San Francisco CA to Denver CO

Been here too long but determined to tough it out:) Sometime in '98

I usually try to do as little as possible, ex race-driver, Guinness imbiber, sloth, 21 Years Computer Realtime Systems (IBM ACP/TPF/MVS etc.) mainly Airlines, Rail and Banking in a bunch of countries.

The Banks are toast :)

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), July 26, 1999.

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.

I'm a forest officer for the BC Forest Service. 3 tours Canadian Forces service (infantry x 2 and naval radio operator). Tammy is my sweetie, Jonah and Callum are our men-in-training.

6 months on forum. 11 months research and prepping.

-- Kurt A. Borzel (Kurt.Borzel@gems8.gov.bc.ca), November 22, 1999.


New Philadelphia, Ohio

7 mo. lurker... recent poster

Artist, designer, sculptor, draw a lot, too.

y2k=10.5.............with luck, I'll be wrong.

-- Patrick (pmchenry@gradall.com), November 22, 1999.

Plonk! (Hoc nomen meum verum non est.)

Evanston, Illinois. first suburb north of Chicago by the lake.

I think I started reading this forum "just" after this thread started, 5 months ago. ;^)

Occupation: none that I can talk about at the moment.

Have been prepping for 8 since August 1998.

-- plonk! (realaddress@hotmail.com), November 23, 1999.



Midland, Texas

Lurking abt. 4mo made a couple of post

Small Business owner: prior to that Tax Deputy

GI since Jan. 1999 prepared for a 7

-- Marli (can'tget@it.duh), November 23, 1999.


Bugged out of New York Feb 99 moved to Big Island, Hawaii

lurking/posting since May 98

TV Producer, Y2K Projects Owner Digital production studio Jazz percussionist Started a garden for serius food production Outfitting jetski for big game trolling organizing spearfishing group for food Raising chickens 2 new Siberian Huskies 3 Kids, Wife -Sara (poster) Happy as a clam "far from the madding crowd"

Thanks to all of you for helping us shape this vision out of the knowledge that Y2K will change all of our lives.


-- Keith Nealy (keithn@aloha.net), November 23, 1999.

Still here.

Hey, where's my "lurkers" thread...


-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), November 23, 1999.

You should really learn to make hotlinks, Sysman ;-)

************LURKERS****************please check in!

-- (stealthy@link.er), November 23, 1999.

Thanks stealthy, but I didn't know where it was at the time.

It's on top now... <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), November 23, 1999.


Los Angeles CA or thereabouts

over a year

I spent ten years as a mainframe programmer, moved to a firm with a Y2K remediation product. I'm looking into web programming.

-- kermit (colourmegreen@hotmail.com), November 23, 1999.

Poster name: Malcolm

State and city: Central Otago, New Zealand

Length of time on the forum: About 6 months on this forum, and around a year on EUY2K

Occupation: Production Controller for an electricity generation company. Also part of our Y2K remediation team.


-- Malcolm Taylor (taylorm@es.co.nz), November 23, 1999.

Midas Mulligan

Hong Kong

About 3 months on this forum

Corporate communications, soon to return to the wonderful world of self-employment.

PS: The email address is real!

-- midas (midas_mulligan_2000@yahoo.com), November 23, 1999.

Lornna Mitchell Sebastian, Fl Since the Navy Report first came out Homemaker,Mom and Grandma Husband IT professional with small corporation

-- Lornna Mitchell (doone@digital.net), November 23, 1999.


Northern California

GI'd in mid 1998, lurking since August

28+ years in telecom and voice/data networking (just retired--Yesss!)

-- Nancy (wellsnl@hotmail.com), November 23, 1999.


Raleigh, NC

Approximately 15 months... mostly lurking.

Internet/Network Security for a Bank.

-- Jay (havocuz@mindspring.com), November 23, 1999.

Tom Woodbridge, VA Oct 98 System Design

-- Tom (nomail@nomail.com), November 23, 1999.

Lilly, NC

Have been around the forum since December, 98.

Have been living my dream of homesteading for 13 years, almost 9 of those primitively w/o electrity. Enjoy living with the cycles of the seasons, and trying to become as self-sufficent as possible.

Favorite homesteading occupations: dairying with goats and the general company of goats, raising and training fine companion/working/protection dogs, quilting, gardening, canning, butchering, pinching a penny, and sitting in the woods watching the wind blow through the trees..when ever I care too!

Hoping my lifestyle remains a choice, not a necessity.

-- Lilly (homesteader145@yahoo.com), November 23, 1999.

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