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Well folks. 2000 is here, apparently without the world as we know it coming
to an end. I was tempted to go online at 01:01:2000:00:01 (EST) to send a
message saying "Helloooooo? Anyone out there?", but by then I was too tired
to bother (after all, it was 9 PM PT). I have found one minor Y2K problem
on the AKA site related to searching the guestbook by date. If you use the
full 4 digit year it works fine,but not with 00. I know this is related to
the cgi I use being old. I have an up-to-date version but installing it
requires a complete rewrite of all the functions that are handled by that
program. That is quite a bit of work, so it will take me some time.
I had one other personal Y2K-related dysfunction. Our pellet stove went out
last night. I am quite certain it was a Y2K problem because my wife Beth
and I drank a couple of bottles of wine and a bottle of champagne last
night while we watched various people around the world celebrate the entry
of 2000. When I went to bed I forgot to put pellets in the stove and it ran
out. By the way, I feel fine this morning, so it could have been worse.
Hope everyone had a good and safe celebration and also feels good this morning.
Incidentally, I think the world wide winner for most spectacular
celebration was Paris. The fireworks display they put on, on and around the
Eiffel Tower was fantastic. Felicitations à mes amis en France.
Barry J. Cooper, Prof. Dept. Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University
Current address: 27505 Riggs Hill Rd.
Sweet Home, OR 97386 (bjc3 at cornell_edu)
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