Quotably Quoted #47

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But then again, it is called Y2K for a reason. Doesn't surprise me that we didn't have huge failures earlier in the year. I expect we will see many more slapping us in the face, as more and more states/cities/counties/companies start slamming in new systems. Heck, where I worked, we installed a Y2K compliant system from a MAJOR vendor. From testing, it was discovered that this system couldn't recognize a silly little date, Feb. 29, 2000. OOPS! Now I call that compliant! We would not have been able to do anything on that day, but through what little testing was performed, we did uncover that little "built in feature".

Just my thoughts.

Ms. Cannot-Say

-- (cannot-say@this.time), October 12, 1999.

Actually, some memetic doomers began hiding before their hopes and dreams were dashed by the non-event...

Vindicated Regards,
Andy Ray

-- Andy Ray (andyman633@hotmail.com), July 07, 2000


If Phil does close this place down, I must admit I will not miss you or your worn out vindictive messages.

Lets here it for forum censoring!

-- Won't miss Andy (or his vindictive messages@here.anymore), July 07, 2000.

Never fear. Even if Phillip does shut it down this evening (which we shall see), you'll be able to relive all the Fantastic Frenetic Fun-Filled Frolicing times in AndyRay's new book, Vindictive Regards: The Meme and I. (So when is that book coming out, AndyRay? You may be left without a source of material pretty soon, y'know -- and original thought is hardly your strong suit.)

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), July 07, 2000.

Let's NOT hear it for censoring of the forum.

Would I like AR and especially cpr to chill - yes. But I support the fact each of us is provided an opportunity to air our thoughts here. In fact I'm downright grateful to be able to compose a post without giving any thought to styling it in such a way so that it would pass a censor's litmus test.

That AR receives so much grief should open your eyes to the fact that this is his chief aim - infliction of punishment on the reader. When he is ignored, truly ignored then he MAY move on. Or MAY join us in discussing issues. I have enjoyed chatting with AR in Bok's. He has much to offer the forum. Unfortunately he is stuck in a time warp. This is not an atypical syndrome.

-- Bingo1 (howe9@shentel.net), July 07, 2000.

What a joke. If anyone else posted what AR posts, his "fans" above would have nothing to say. I've proved this by posting under assorted names, articles that are akin to what AR or I or Cherri and others post.

Luckily, AR's "fans" prove his case for him. Just as I evoke statements that are so empty of content or logic as to be laughable. Heller is the great demonstration of that. Like the rest, he shovels the shit higher and higher around his own position, time after time.

-- cpr (buytexas@swbell.net), July 07, 2000.

Andy Ray,

I am one of your greatest fans and I hope you stay forever because you are such a beautiful person and I love you in spite of your fat ass and your bad teeth. When can we meet, honey?

-- (nemesis@awol.com), July 07, 2000.

Andy Ray,

I am honored. You finally selected one of my posts. :) I have not gone anywhere, just had a name change along the way. Most here know that, as I even stated it here.

We did uncover a problem where our Financials and HR systems could not process on the 29th of February 2000. The vendor did say that the system was compliant, but due to testing at various client sights many uncovered this small oversight. Lucky for us (and them), they did come up with some patches to the software problem.

Can I say that things ran just great after the 1st of the year? No, as we did have issues with our payroll, but due to hard work from all the programmers/systems/payroll department, we got payroll out. Should we have had to manually edit the files this multi-million dollar system produced, so that the funds which were transfered to the bank accounts was correct? Maybe you think so, but somehow I hope to never have to edit another payroll file for about 5000 employees. See, I'm not the best typist in the world, and an error on an employees pay could have caused some problems. Oh well.

I am glad that things did turn out as they did, as I personally learned much from the experience of working during the date rollover. Was I ever afraid that the world would end? No. It will end when it ends, and if I'm here then I shall experience it. If by chance I am not around, then the dust from my bones will be.

Feeling Honored, Sheeple aka cannot-say

-- (Sheeple@Greener.Pastures), July 07, 2000.

Andy Ray,

And another thing, that I forgot to mention. We put into place last year at the beginning of our fiscal year a new Financials package (which I mentioned before).

To this date, we have closed out month end for every month, meaning that no other processing can be performed for those months. Strange thing.... we have yet to be able to balance the books. It is actually quite funny when you think about it, cause they have no idea as to how much funds are available or have been spent against their budgets. While this is a small problem, it has caused various departments here to have high blood pressure. Was it Y2K? Doubt it, but due to Y2K, we did have to install this software as the old system could not be brought into compliance due to actual hardware restrictions (it was a very very old machine). Was the system tested fully before it was turned on as "live", NO. But, alas, I have no controls over those matters, and my voice is just one in the huge wave of voices here.

Still Honored, Sheeple

-- (Sheeple@Greener.Pastures), July 07, 2000.

Hey Sheep, I'm "teal" with envy. Wear your honor with pride. Let us know when the certificate of achievement arrives in the mail. Maybe you could scan it and post it.

-- Bingo1 (howe9@shentel.net), July 07, 2000.

So that was you, Sheeple? Finally someone admits to an old TB2000 post :) Not a really horrible post at all though, you musta been a "mild" doomer, lol. Anyway, thanks for 'fessin up, Miss;)

-- FactFinder (FactFinder@bzn.com), July 08, 2000.

Nowhere as near foaming at the mouth as I was,those were the times.Now there's no hope of us being saved from commercial television.Damned mohawked yuppies.

-- zoobie (zoobiezoob@yahoo.com), July 08, 2000.


-- (BIG@TEXT.MAN), July 08, 2000.


-- (hmm@hmm.hmm), July 08, 2000.

Nowhere as near foaming at the mouth as I was,those were the times.Now there's no hope of us being saved from commercial television.Damned mohawked yuppies.

I think what Zoobie is trying to say is that while shaving he accidentally sprayed the shaving cream in his mouth. The horrific taste caused him to lose his balance, knocking over a glass of water that was sitting on his television set. The water seeped down inside the television set damaging it so that it no longer turns off, and the only channel it recieves is the highly commercialized MTV. He is also tired of MTV's continual airing of that lame punk band with the mohawks.

-- What is he trying to say? (catsbutt@umailme.com), July 08, 2000.


Yes, it was I. There were many aspects of my job with Y2K that made me appear to be a "super doomer". I had to draw up business continuation plans. I had to consider the worst possible outcome of any situation and provide resolutions to those problems. Where I work, if we had not been ready, life could have been lost. We had numerous pieces of medical equipment that we had to retire as the function would at best be questionable after the rollover. We could not take the chance.

In my data centers, we stored a light source. TPTB there also wanted to store water, but I won the fight for not storing water around computer equipment. I thought that idea was a little crazy. We did explore the avenue of flooding our underground tunnels with water, just so that water would be available, should the situation require us to have our own water. They did store vast amounts of food in a few tunnels, just in case.

Disaster has hit this area of the country a few times. Where I work, we are a vital part of helping the communities heal. From Bombings to F5 tornadoes, we have seen some major damage. We continue to do our jobs of service.


-- (Sheeple@Greener.Pastures), July 08, 2000.

test... having problem responding

-- (Sheeple@home.now), July 08, 2000.

Just for the record, Sheeple, I never saw you as a super-doomer. In fact, your job responsibilities [as I recall discussing them with you] led me to believe you were a polly that WANTED to error on the side of prudence.

-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), July 08, 2000.


Thanks. My job required that I prepare for the worst. We were all very glad that nothing serious happened.

I'm not a doomer, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn last night (NOT!)

-- (Sheeple@Greener.Pastures), July 08, 2000.

"it is called Y2K for a reason"

Hey, that's my line! Oh well, that's OK. At least now I know that I was not alone in thinking that way...

This should be good. Mr. Andy "there never was a need to prepare" Ray, vs. Ms. Cannot-Say, who's job it was to help prepare her community.

Yup, think I'll get me a big ol' bucket o' pop-corn, 'n' sit back and watch this un...

Then again, maybe it won't be that interesting. After all, it's hard to get more than one line of original thought out of Mr. "copy & paste" Ray...


-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), July 08, 2000.


You realize you play into AR's hands by responding, don't you? Let it go if you wish for him to do the same. It is easy for me to state this as I have not been taken to task for preparing. But you are capable of fending off the urges to retaliate. Or not.

-- Bingo1 (howe9@shentel.net), July 08, 2000.


You'll have yourself a long wait, as I will be out of town for a week.

However, if Andy Ray does wish to have a conversation, I'd be more than happy to speak to him.


-- (Sheeple@Greener.Pastures), July 09, 2000.

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