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HumptyDumptyY2K (Ed Yourdons Forum)

Please note:

Phil and two other programers are working feaverishly behind the scenes right now. The software is still in the process of stabilizing on the new machines.

Following Phil's advice, we will do "whatever" is best to protect his servers.

Regular Posters:

Just keep the TBY2K Forum e-mail address handy...

You may want to send us your real e-mail addresses NOW as a back-up.

Then contact us or watch for news on Ed Yourdon's web-site at...

In case the Forums go down again. It won't be for long. And we are looking at alternates. Y2K is coming... soon.


A TBY2K Sysop

-- Diane J. Squire (, December 30, 1999


Thanks so much Diane for the latest 'news', and thanks to all of those who put in the efforts to get things resolved. Your hard work and dedication is appreciated more than I can say.

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@back.home), December 30, 1999.


Talked with Phil on the phone, about an hour ago and he is going to make a "zip" copy of the forum archives that people can download if they want a copy. More on that later.

He also really appreciates the response people have had to donating to his charity, so he in turn will match us in funds and get a new server for his MIT server farm.

While the forum was inaccessible, due to robot/spider attacks, Phil left us several messages. One final one was...

If you want to see the forums back, prove it!

Surf over to https:// (ignore the warning boxes about the MIT certificate authority not being recognized; your credit card is transmitted securely) and make a tax-deductible donation to SARA Sanctuary, a no-kill animal shelter. They will get 100% of your money. If the Y2K users collectively come through with at least $7,500 (so far we have about $1,500 committed), I'll pay for some new dual- Pentium Linux boxes out of my own pocket.

About an hour ago we were at $4,000 dollars... and climbing. Please keep it up!

It's a way of saying "THANK YOU PHIL!" for two years of free forum service, and it "really" motivated him to pull in help on a holiday week to get us up and running on back-up servers, until we can move to more permanent machines, that aren't on their last legs.

Thank you... to the Forum Posters... as well... for showing Phil we appreciate him and MIT.


-- Diane J. Squire (, December 30, 1999.

Ms. Squire,

I am currently happily married. Will you marry me in my next life?

-- d....... (, December 30, 1999.

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