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...still turned off? How many "things" that were known to be problematic are just sitting there, and the companies and operators are waiting for other similar places to power up and run to see what happens? "You go first, after you" deal. Just curious is all. And yes, for the record, still at a 15, I don't think it's over whatsoever. And I think there's a lot of problems "out there" , and they are being worked on now, with zip reporting. I had posted at least two days after rollover before some major problems become evident.
-- zog (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000
Hey zog, I know it's all just media manipulation and all. Ummm, how many people did you say were gonna die again?
-- Bad Company (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.
I'm with you, zog. I keep thinking about how so many stories first said "...sources report that there is NO danger to residents as a result of this problem, and there is NO need for concern..." then turned into "... authorities are evacuating residents within a 10 mile radius ...."
Know whut I mean? I was prepared for a power outage, sudden death sort of event. Instead, I think we're in for the slow painful kind. .
-- Arewyn (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.
My company has shut everything down. They will begin about lunch time today bring things back up. Thursday night I was on the phone for about 3 hours with a bug that we did not get resolved (not Y2K related, TNS/Oracle configuration stuff). The systems were sheduled to be shut down in a couple of hours and the users had been without for about 6 hours already. We decided to wait until today, when the regular systems staff was on site to address the issue instead of waking up the world just before shutdown. I am honestly expecting some phone calls later today....
-- BH (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.
I think we saw about 1% of the computers runing. Wate a week or two bet you see things by then. After a month I know it will be geeting hard to hide what have we heard about phone and power nothing about OIL it makes the world go. Hang in there give it a chance. dident have a flat tire list night but I still going to keep the spair tire in the jeep. Hang in there........Wacko
-- wacko (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.
Howdy, Uncle Zog!
I kept my PC running all night because the Internet news reports were positive, and I started a complete defrag which was finished successfully when I awakened this morning.
The IS manager told me yesterday afternoon that he would be monitoring the company AS/400 system until 2:00am or 3:00am. If there were no problems, he would leave. And yes, there have been some minor Y2K glitches earlier this week regarding payroll, but the IS department corrected them. I plan to wait and see what develops.
I guarantee everyone that this year will hold far more deadly surprises than 1999!
-- dinosaur (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.
Well, this is not a big deal to anyone but us, however our supposedly ugraded program is not running at either of our stores. We own a small video rental business, we can maually do our work, but when you rent appox.200 movies in one day and get back around 80, this is a major problem for us. Of course the programer is out of town for the holidays. But we are thankfull the electricty stayed on or we would be a done deal.
-- Marli (can't firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.
What's it like being on the end of the limb zog? Lonely? Now if you had maintained the moderate "Death of a Thousands Cuts" prediction you'd probably be dead on - see Marli's post about their video store having to go manual. (Also post about time clock that's toast for company of 15) Actually I would consider that a severe contusion rather than a cut. Too labor intensive to revert to manual for a video store but the point is there are many thousands of small businesses like Marli and even though there software was supposed to be compliant lots of small businesses were waiting for fix on failure because they were resistant to shoveling money at the problem.
Death of a thousand cuts or hospital visit caused by Y2k thug either way that's far from a "15" BUT still verifiable nuisance.
-- Guy Daley (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.