Y2K is Dead...Long live Y2K

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From Year 2000 Discussions. Just an anecdote from the field - so to speak. In June 1997 I undertook analysis of the Y2K risk posed by our NT 4 & NT 3.51 servers then on Service Pack 2 and the analysis showed that many applications running on these servers reported years such as 1976 or 2036. Data bases got the date wrong. If you looked into the application and security logs there were messagess prefixed by dates other than 2000. Multiply this by over 1000 (the number of potential servers) and you get a good grip on the logistical complexity this would have generated. From the analysis we developed a plan and that plan led to no disruptions at the rollover. Multiply this example by millions and you get a good sense of the chaotic time we would have had if nothing had been done. To management's credit, the facts spoke for themselves and I am convinced that if we had not spent the money then we would have spent more trying to retrieve a situation that could have gone out of control. This is my opinion and not that of my employer. Greg greer casgryn@zip.com.au

-- John (littmannj@aol.com), April 02, 2000


Look Meatball, You are just in major denial. I suggest you "prepare" cause really soon like, it is all going bye-bye. Have you not been a listening cousin?

So what you fixed some minor db issue in some windy thingee. What about the grid my friend? huh never thought about that now did you Einstein. No juice---no db, GI yet? didn't think so. Don't you read? Try the Senate report for starters.

If you still doubt, read Eddie. Who is Eddie? A freaking expert pal and he says New York City be looking like Lebbienon real soon so you best get your act together and head-out of Dodge. What kind of a man are you? Your wife will be raped and your kin sent to pinata factories if you are not careful.

Regards, Chet

-- One with my Beanness (ibready@noneofyourbeeswax.nt), April 02, 2000.

Chet, Chet, Chet,

We don't know if it's going to be as bad as you say in your response. It's looking doubtful if it's going to multiply into that bad of a situation. Even if it does get bad, try to use a little tact, huh? If I were not "into" preparedness and I read your letter, I would say, "yep, these survivalists are all nasty and wacked."

If things do get that bad where the grid goes down and New York is hell on earth, then help out those who don't realize it. Don't abuse them.

-- Paul (skypilot99@aol.com), April 02, 2000.

Paul, Paul, Paul,

Maybe you can help me. You seem like the "helpful sort" from your response to that nasty Chet fella. Been trying for quite a longtime to find the Any-Key. Do you know where that be located?

-- Mabel (loosescrew@keyboard.web), April 02, 2000.


That is a cost exta-option.

Best wishes,,,,


-- Z1X4Y7 (Z1X4Y7@aol.com), April 02, 2000.

Chet, you asked What about the grid my friend?,

Well Chet, what would like to know about the grid? You do seem rather sure that it is going to go down, so I would ask you "WHY?".

What y2k concern is going to take the grid down?

Or if it is something else that is going to cause it to fail, then what? And for how long?

-- Malcolm Taylor (taylorm@es.co.nz), April 02, 2000.

Chet, Chet, take a few deep breathes and settle down. My post says that Y2K has been a non-event so far because so many people worked so hard to fix everything they could. I'm still not 100% that its not all duct tape and coat hangers, but its looking pretty settled.

I prepared for the grid to be down for six months. I've got the generator, fuel, firewood, lantern oil, food, water purification supplies. I'm ready for the next emergency or economic collapse.

Petroleum is still an issue. Some people think the Market could nosedive after the November election. Its a mystery to me that its all up.

-- John (littmannj@aol.com), April 02, 2000.

What's wrong with duct tape and coat hangers? :)

-- Buddy (buddydc@go.com), April 03, 2000.

Wow! Am I the only one that thinks that Chet is being a bit sarcastic here? Kind of adding the hysterical pre-rollover counterpoint to a post that shows the logical well-reasoned approach that most companies applied to their y2k issues.

-- abc (123@456.789), April 03, 2000.

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