If you ask me I think that all the hype of
the year 2000 problem is put about by
people who want to sell their services for
doing very little.
I even had my solicitor ring up suggesting
we could do a little sideline in suing large
software companies for coming to grief on
it I was able to put her straight on that.
I think that I put %100" after tm_year
as a conditioned reflex action after all
these years of coding, but even if I hadn't
a quick tags search would do the trick.
Of course the real fun will come at
03:14:07 on Tuesday 19/01/2038 when
UNIX times held as a 32-bit signed long
overflows into the sign bit.
I take it that the plan is for us all to be
swapped out into the great UUG in the sky
John M Collins
Xi Software Ltd
UNIX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
£25,000 to £30,000
ITnet are looking for someone to join a
small team managing systems on behalf of
its London customers.
If you have several years UNIX system
management experience, shell scripting
skills, understand security issues, TCP/IP
and - ideally - AIX, we would like to talk
As well as system configuration and
monitoring, the work includes some
second-line helpdesk support.
Management of NT servers may also be
involved, although NT experience is not
If you are interested, telephone Keith
Davies on 0171-393 4607 for more details.
Tel: 01763 273 475
Fax: 01763 273 255
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