I am NOT addicted to this forum

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Really, I'm not, no, not moi. I honestly didn't notice that the forum was down for three hours and forty-seven minutes tonight.

BTW, does anyone know how long it takes for the shakes and hallucinations to subside?

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), October 25, 1999


Lol Old Git! I hear that, glad to see a familiar face... did they put us on a bigger server or what? Any idea what that was about?

-- @ (@@@.@), October 25, 1999.

You noticed that too, eh?

What with people asking where all the regulars have gone, it's a good thing...this server can't seem to handle the measly load put on it now.

But I am starting to sense the Y2K news/publicity starting to worm its way into the collective mindset of this dumbed-down civilization.

I said about 4 weeks ago that it would REALLY sink in with a sneak early severe blizzard somewhere that knocks out power and dumps 2 feet of snow in 24 hours.

That should start the lineups at COSTCO!

-- profit of doom (doom@helltopay.ca), October 25, 1999.

OG, Funny you should mention it. I thought it was just me.

-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), October 25, 1999.

It's a good thing Boko started a chat room for us addicts. I was just gettin ready to jump in, and I will next time if this one keeps having problems.

-- @ (@@@.@), October 25, 1999.

I've just bookmarked it--wish I had before the dreaded "Server Busy" sign took a liking to my screen. Got tired of reading various foreign AP news selections--was down to Tierra del Fuego by the time things opened up again.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), October 25, 1999.

Well now that was a bizarre sense of deja vu. With the forum down tonight, I hadn't had that sinking sensation since a flight left without me with the wife and all our luggage aboard.

Nasty feeling.

Let's hope that don't happen again too soon.

-- INVAR (gundark@sw.net), October 25, 1999.

Well, another chat room for the shakes is Cory Hamasaki's site at http://www.kiyoinc.com/y2kchat.html which is active nights roughly about 9:30 onwards EST. Adios

-- shakey fingers (tb2kaholics@anonymous.com), October 25, 1999.

I even went to a chat room--never have in my life. Hope they got it fixed for awhile.

-- Curly~Q (Curly@Q.COM), October 25, 1999.

I couldn't get on for 3 1/2 hours either, but assumd it was because ALL OF YOU WERE ALREADY HERE taking all the resources! Wrong, I guess...


BTW: I also am NOT ADDICTED to lurkin' here. What does it matter that I haven't been to bed the same time as my husband for weeks now... Yikes!

-- Jenny (Jenny@Idunno.net), October 25, 1999.

Uh, Git, I believe that was three hours forty-seven minutes and 46 seconds.

-- a (a@a.a), October 25, 1999.

Poor OG

I must be getting cured myself, been at home all this time with the comp on and didn't even check.

I remember when Ed wrapped up his site and this one went down. It was a scary time.


So do we have a search engine yet :o)

-- Brian (imager@home.com), October 25, 1999.

Hey Old Git,

Same thing happened to me! I didn't bookmark the chat link and then when this one went down, I thought well where should I go now. Then I remembered you can go to your folder of temp internet files, and I found it there! Think we better have a lot of alternative forums bookmarked in case some of these ISP's start crashing.

-- @ (@@@.@), October 26, 1999.

Wondered if TPTB finally had a nervous breakdown and started spam-cram-jamming the Server.

Even the formerly Happy Faces la la la la 99.99% All Done Now! in our neck of the woods are beginning to b-a-c-k-t-r-a-c-k.


Ooooooo, some Doomer concepts in there ;^) We must've made an impact during the last Meeting. And we hardly said .00001% of what is in these incredibly valuable archives.

We actually got depressed today thinking the new chat frat had siphoned off so many Yourdynamites that the Forum limped to a standstill.

Relief to see it was technical difficulties! (can't believe we said *that* !!)

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), October 26, 1999.

Just ate my chocolate pudding and came here to get the whip cream.

-- bardou (bardou@baloney.com), October 26, 1999.

Hay Old Git,

Thanks for the response and encouragement, again. I am feelin better all the time, just from hearing from you and so many others. Thanks, thanks, thank you all.

Who is Chuck?

Your friend, Crybaby

-- CBB (crybaby@tearsforfears.net), October 26, 1999.

Whoo's addicted? Whooo?


-- Owl (a@a.com), October 26, 1999.

CBB, Chuck is a moderator. Mods can be reached at


Cold up there? It is down here!

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), October 26, 1999.

Welcome back, Owl. Very nice to see you! :-)

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), October 26, 1999.

"Bill Gates died in a car accident. He found himself in Purgatory being sized up by God... "Well, Bill, I'm really confused on this call.. I'm not sure whether to send you to Heaven or Hell.. After all, you enormously helped society by putting a computer in almost every home in the world and yet you created that ghastly Windows 95. I'm going to do something I've never done before. In your case, I'm going to let you decide where to go!"

Bill replied, "Well, thanks, God. What's the difference between the two?" God said, "I'm willing to let you visit both places briefly if it will help you make a decision." Bill said, "OK, let's try Hell first."

So Bill went to Hell. It was a beautiful, clean,sandy beach with clear waters. There were thousands of beautiful women running around, playing in the water, laughing and frolicking. The sun was shining and the temperature was perfect. Bill was very pleased..

"This is great!" he told God, "If this is Hell, I REALLY want to see Heaven!" : "Fine," said God and off they went. Heaven was a high place in the clouds, with angels drifting about playing harps and singing. It was nice but not as enticing as Hell. Bill thought for a minute and said, "Hmm, I think I prefer Hell."

"Fine," retorted God, "as you desire." So Bill Gates went to Hell. Two weeks lat er, God decided to check up on the late billionaire to see how he was doing. When God arrived in Hell, he found Bill shackled to a wall, screaming amongst the hot flames in a dark cave. He was being burned and tortured by demons.

"How's everything going, Bill?" God asked. Bill cried out in anguish and disappointment, "This is awful, this is not what I expected. I can't believe this happened. What happened to that other place with the beaches and the beautiful women playing in the water?"

God said, "That was the screen saver" ...

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (allaha@earthlink.net), October 26, 1999.

Good joke, but the punch line is supposed to be "that was the beta version"

-- @ (@@@.@), October 26, 1999.

Well, me too. I figured it was traffic and all, gave up and fell asleep in front of the tv. Today was getting a bit back to normal after yesterday. It must have been the full moon or something, but I felt edgy and restless and most of the posts reflected the same. I think I posted that we all seemed 7 mos. pregnant.

Time to bookmark the chat room... If we all get knocked of the air come January (maybe that is a when) we will feel withdrawals for sure.

-- nancy (wellsnl@hotmail.com), October 26, 1999.

"Relief to see it was technical difficulties! (can't believe we said *that* !!) "

Friends of mine had weekend guests at their apartment in Honolulu. They passed the evening drinking wine and watching "The Amityville Horror." About an hour after they went to bed, the apartment suddenly started shaking. The guests wakened in terror and called in quivering voices, "Mmmmonique? Yuji?" My friends replied that it was an earthquake. "Oh! Thank God!" the guests sighed.

Okay, so how do I get to this chatroom anyway? I've seen it mentioned in three threads without a hint. If it's a private party, can I come? Email me er something!

-- Faith Weaver (suzsolutions@yahoo.com), October 26, 1999.

Found it. For the rest of you who were in the same boat as me, http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=001duX

Morning fix, this.

-- Faith Weaver (suzsolutions@yahoo.com), October 26, 1999.

Quick note Old Git & Company:

Still sort'a taking the rest of the week off. Things to do.

Back later.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), October 26, 1999.

You sad, sad people. Addicts...every one of you.

Uh --a it was three hours, forty-seven minutes and forty-EIGHT seconds by my clock...grin


-- beej (beej@ppbbs.com), October 27, 1999.

I didn't want to appear obsessed so didn't mention the seconds. I have to go with a's number--it was at least .75 seconds before the 7 clicked over, let alone the 8. But who's counting?

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), October 27, 1999.

Ahh, my monitor seems to have cured itself again, at least for now. But do you have any idea how hard it is to access the forum when you're shaking from *days* of deforumitis?

-- T the C (tricia_canuck@hotmail.com), October 28, 1999.

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