Palm Beach County Property Owner Database Y2K Glitchgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
We get the Palm Beach local news here in Vero. Tonight the anchor mentioned a Y2K glitch with the Property Title database that has made it difficult to do title searches the last two weeks. The report said that the information was there, but somehow couldn't be accessed. Yes, the phrase Y2K was used. Don't ask me the station. I was doing something else at the time.
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), January 25, 2000
Will this interrupt my cocaine supply?
-- Lars (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 25, 2000.
thanks mara every little bit helps. the more we hear the better informed we are.
-- pam&bob (P&B prepped@pikes peak.com), January 25, 2000.
A rare tidbit from your neck of the woods. Always appreciated.
-- Michael (email@example.com), January 25, 2000.
COMPUTER GLITCH FIXED FOR COURT CLERK Published on 01/25/2000, Article 7 of 274 found. (109 words)
PALM BEACH COUNTY
Computer technicians on Monday said they had resolved the glitch in the Palm Beach County Clerk of Circuit Court computer network that was causing mortgage, deed, and other files to disappear from the system's index.
(it's $1.95 to download the article from their archive...)
-- John Galt (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 25, 2000.
John, Thanks. That was a good find.
Palm Beach is not a cocaine capitol--that's Miami. Palm Beach is social--always was, from the 1920s when Henry Flagler built two big, exclusive, expensive hotels there. The rich came down in their privately owned train cars that they attached to the Eastern Seaboard Railway trains. The end of the season was a big Washington Days' ball in February.
Nowadays, of course, the Kennedy family has a compound there--where Willie Smith is alleged to have raped a young woman and probably did, although he was acquited. Donald Trump also has an estate there.
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), January 25, 2000.
Thanks for the Florida lore. I may have been thinking of West Palm---that's quite different than Palm Beach, isn't it?
I once saw an interesting program on the History channel about Flagler and his railroad project--all the way to Key West.
Wonder whatever happened to Wm Kennedy Smith. Still living the lush life I'll bet.
-- Lars (email@example.com), January 26, 2000.
I posted a good chunk of that article in the January 23rd Y2K NEWS CENTRE y2k-related stories daily report, together with a newspaper link to the original full article which still works...
-- John Whitley (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 26, 2000.