Notice from my Broker (DLJ Direct) : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Dear DLJdirect Investor:

We at DLJdirect would like you to be aware of the two following important end-of-year service issues:

1. Scheduled Downtimes

Each morning we update investor account information from approximately 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., ET. On Sundays we update investor account information from 4:00 until about 10:00 a.m., ET. During these routine updates you cannot enter orders or check on the status of an open order.

At year's end - this year on January 1, 2000 - our update process will run somewhat longer, as it has at the end of previous years, to allow year-end dividend payments and other year-end transactions to be processed. Consequently, you should not expect updated account information, or the ability to make or check orders, until after the DLJdirect update restores full systems operations; that is, after 6:00 a.m. ET, on January 1, 2000.

2. Browser Upgrades

On December 20, 1999, DLJdirect will be updating its secure server certificates. This change will affect users of Internet browsers of versions 3.x or lower, as these browsers will not be able to gain a secure connection after this date. This means that 3.x users will not be able to login to the DLJdirect Web site, and will not be able perform secure transactions. Investors using imbedded version 3.x or lower browsers in combination with DLJdirect MarketSpeed(tm) software will also be affected.

To determine which version of your browser you are currently using, open your browser, click on "Help" in the top menu, select "About [name of browser]." The version number should be 4.x or higher. If your browser software is 3.x version or lower, you must update your software by December 20, 1999. To update your browser, you may go to either or and download a 4.x or higher browser.

If you have any questions regarding the above information, please contact DLJdirect Customer Service toll-free at 1.800.825.5723 or via e-mail at

We look forward to serving your online investing needs.


Barry Mione - Director of Investor Services - DLJdirect Inc.

-- Cheryl (, December 17, 1999


Make sure you get an updated browser that supports 128 bit SSL.
And if you have to get an updated browser, get Netscape instead of Microsucks.

To test your NETSCAPE browser, go to
this also will enable you to get the same protection outside U.S. as inside.

-- A (, December 17, 1999.

Um, apart from the fact that Netscrap sucks, there's the little issue of it being unable to work with DLJ Marketspeed.

Details, details...

-- Ron Schwarz (, December 17, 1999.

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