• Subject: Re: Hey Folks ! New Year's Eve/Day Rollover Feedback ?? !!
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2000 12:57:28 +0000

I've heard from a few folks that they had started getting flack about the money
spend on Y2K !! One friend said they kept a few 486's and several old servers 
and
volunteered to hook them back up and SHOW them what they would have had !

No problem here with the fact that they/we had to purchase an AS/400 and 3rd
party software to be OK for Y2K. We came in this morning and they looked at the
old NCR Unix that USED to run the business (we converted over ONE year ago this
past weekend) and the console said "Asleep until 1970"  !!!!

Chuck

Roger Boucher wrote:

> The first work-related laugh of the New Year!!!
> =)
>
> Roger Boucher
> Standard Pacific Corp.
> rboucher@stanpac.com
> 714-668-4326
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: boothm@earth.goddard.edu [mailto:boothm@earth.goddard.edu]
> Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2000 9:12 AM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: Hey Folks ! New Year's Eve/Day Rollover Feedback ?? !!
>
> I had a dreadful disaster.  I am reluctant to call it Y2K-related but it was
> a disaster.  Everything was in place, all plans were made, all testing was
> done, nothing more to do but to sit and wait.
>
> So, I decided to watch a little TV.   My remote was broke and wouldn't fire
> up.  Technical diagnostics soon determined the batteries were not checked
> for Y2K, and they were refusing to function.  I checked our emergency
> back-up stores and discovered we had overlooked purchasing a spare remote.
> Even worse, the family Purchasing Agent had cached a backup supply of
> Y2K-certifed batteries but not in the AA size.  Matters became worse as
> midnight approached and the weather worsened.  My immediate plan was to
> scavenge for batteries from the children's remote, but that plan failed upon
> implementation.  Finally, in a desperate attempt to be able to watch the New
> Years celebrations from my lounger I went to the store and purchased new
> batteries, including an extra set in case the first set proved inadequate.
> Thankfully all went well from that point forward.
>
> Wife said that televisions also have controls on them so the TV will work
> without a remote.  I felt it best to explain to her then about Urban Legends
> and how the internet perpetrates them so that she wouldn't be embarrassed
> later in front of knowing people.
> _______________________
> Booth Martin
> boothm@earth.goddard.edu
> http://www.spy.net/~booth
> _______________________
>
>         Steve_Roncskevitz@GriffinLLC.com
> Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
>
> 01/01/2000 10:58 AM
> Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
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>
>         To:        MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>         cc:
>         Subject:        Re: Hey Folks ! New Year's Eve/Day Rolloever
> Feedback ?? !!
>
> No problem in Valdosta, Georgia.
>
> I think it has been more hype than anything else.
>
> James_Turnbull@kaz.com.au on 12/31/99 10:57:00 PM
>
> Please respond to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> cc:    (bcc: Steve Roncskevitz/Griffin_Corp)
>
> Subject:  Re: Hey Folks ! New Year's Eve/Day Rolloever Feedback ?? !!
>
> Twelve hours post the rollover in Sydney, Australia and not a problem to be
> found.
>
> James Turnbull
> KAZ Computer Services
>
> Chuck Lewis <clewis@iquest.net> on 31/12/99 14:14:33
>
> Please respond to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
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> To:   Midrange Mailing List <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> cc:    (bcc: James Turnbull/Sydney/KAZ/AU)
> Subject:  Hey Folks ! New Year's Eve/Day Rolloever Feedback ?? !!
>
> Hi Everyone on the list from ALL over the world !
>
> How 'bout we let everyone know what "area" (world/country) we are in and
> pop a message to the list on the rollover status at our shops during the
> transition ???
>
> Chuck
>
> (In Indianapolis, IN, USA)
>
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