• Subject: RE: Y2K blowups - Was: Too many replies to "too many answers" pos t
  • From: Krys Theodore <ktheodore@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 14:05:37 -0600
  • Organization: Marks Bros. Jewelers, Inc.

One place I worked cleared up it's Y2K problems in 1995.  They allowed 
future orders and/or pays.  5 year max.  Guess what happened in 95....

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From:   Dibrell, Branston[SMTP:branston.dibrell@eds.com]
Reply To:       MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Sent:   Thursday, January 14, 1999 12:58 PM
To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject:        RE: Y2K blowups - Was: Too many replies to "too many answers" 
pos     t

Kathleen,

I am a member of a Y2K mailing list and one of the things that they were
discussing was actual examples of problems related to passing the Jan 1 
1999
'threshold' date.  Do you mind of I forward your comments onto that mailing
list?

-Branston DiBrell, EDS in Colorado Springs - branston.dibrell@eds.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathleen Kostuck [mailto:kkostuck@execpc.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 1999 12:54 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: Y2K blowups - Was: Too many replies to "too many answers"
post


Spent the first Monday after the New Year patching (not fixing, these
aren't 'fixed') Y2K related problems.

The worst; A non-client called me out of desperation because invoicing had
come to a complete halt.  The problem?  A year edit on the initial screen
prevented entry of a date in which the year was greater than the current
year plus 1.  Ugly ancient S/3x code.  The quick patch?  Change year field
from 2 long to 3.  Very simple, but their ability to invoice was _down_
because of it.  All I can do is wish them luck on their compliancy efforts.
 I don't have time to actually help them.  And I get the strong feeling
that they're going to need some help.

Kathleen Kostuck
___________________
(414) 402-0820       fax (414) 495-4986
kkostuck@execpc.com
AS/400 Solutions
Secretary - Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professionals Association
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> From: Krys Theodore <ktheodore@marksbros.com>
> To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> Subject: RE: Too many replies to "too many answers" post
> Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 4:19 PM
>
> I don't know about anyone else, but we have already had a couple of Y2K
blow ups.  Minor MRP future plan reports.  Still.....
>
> ----------
> From:         Dennis Lovelady[SMTP:dennis@lovelady.com]
> Reply To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Sent:         Monday, January 11, 1999 2:45 PM
> To:   Midrange
> Subject:      Too many replies to "too many answers" post
>
> Hi, Folks:
>
> Just wanted to wish you all a great year-of-the-big-test.  I'll bet this
> message won't be read much, on the merit of its subject line.  What can I
> say?  I am me.  :^)
>
> I read somewhere that the dark ages began over a Y1K crisis.  :^)  So
I've
> run out and bought a bunch of batteries.
>
> Dennis
> --
> Dennis Lovelady                    Simpsonville, SC
> mail: dennis@lovelady.com
> URL:  http://lovelady.piedmont.net
> ICQ:  5734860
> --
> "If living conditions don't stop improving in this country, we're going
to
> run out of humble beginnings for our great men."
>         - Russell P. Askue
>
>
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