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Last Friday, 10th March, our Y2K manager's contract was completed. Our companies Y2K team no longer exists, and we are all free to carry on with our normal duties.
It was certainly an interesting couple of years, particularly in the identification stage of the project. I didn't realise just how many systems we had untill it came time to actually list every single item.
The actual testing stage of the project was just plain boring as it became apparent very early on that we had no system that could cause any loss of generation should they fail.
There were some items that had to be replaced or remediated, and one or two that we just had to work around, but overall we went into the roll-over very confident that there would be no major problems. Fortunately we were right.
Despite all of our efforts though there were some six glitches that sneaked through, but these were easily fixed as soon as they they became apparent. A further two glitches showed up on Feb 29th, but again they were not serious.
The most serious problem didn't show up untill 14 days into January (pay day), when those employees who had the month of January as their anniversary had their pay slips showing that they had a minus balance for their holidays owing. It didn't affect anyone else fortunately, but we did have fun kidding some employees about how they would have to work for 99 years to earn the holidays that they had already taken.
Overall a very interesting time, and one that showed that even though we have become reliant on technology we are still able to handle difficulties as they arise.
-- Malcolm Taylor (email@example.com), March 14, 2000
"Overall a very interesting time, and one that showed that even though we have become reliant on technology we are still able to handle difficulties as they arise."
We people's are an amazing bunch, huh?
Now, if I could just get my oven fixed....
-- Laura (Ladylogic@...), March 14, 2000.
Our team was officially dumped as of February 1st although there a few small leap year problems to clean up on the 29th. In reality, we didn't exist for any real purpose after about January 10th when it was apparent there was nothing big that was going to break.
The testing wasn't as bad as assembling the data needed for the embedded systems inventory. I was so sick of trying to find errors or duplicates in our database by last March that I would have taken a job flipping burgers at McDonalds to get out of it :^)
It's kind of nice to be working 40 hours a week again instead of the 50 or 60 that had become normal during the past two years.
-- Jim Cooke (JJCooke@yahoo.com), March 15, 2000.