"Normal" problems

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Last night my email inbox got hosed. I knew it needed weeding, but I just had not had the time. How do I deal with thoudands of emails?

It took all day to get it back.

This is a "normal problem", the kind that the company computer gurus handle on a daily basis. What happens now, when they have the normal, regular problems to deal with and then we pile the Y2K problems on top?

How long can they handle double duty? How long have they been doing double duty?

How long can they keep it up without making the kind of errors that you make when you are exhausted?

I remember sitting at my desk at the software company where I worked. Our system administrator was performing some standard housekeeping when she realized that she was in the process of deleting a working, development, constantly changing program file.

We were lucky and she restored it. Are all the backups out there in good shape. Are all the mistakes quickly noticed and easily fixed?

I'll be watching for interesting times.

-- Sally Strackbein (sally@y2kkitchen.com), January 04, 2000

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