Y2K7 (The sky is falling)*

What with the upcoming time change for those of us who server under the yoke of Daylight Savings Time, this weekend is going to be interesting. As you are probably aware, we are getting to celebrate early this year thanks to the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

We’re having bit of a mini Y2K event. This time it’s called Y2K7. Much like Y2K I expect it to be a big hullabaloo about a whole lot of nuthin’, at least for most of us. I know plenty of system administrators and application developers who have been burning the midnight oil making sure all systems are fully patched and prepared for the early time change.

There are some things you might want to look at technology-wise to be prepared as a computer/technology user.

I wrote a primer for my show web site. It’s called Daylight Savings Time (DST) – Preparing for Y2K7.

I’ve included some useful links for upgrading anything from XP to Apple OS X as well as Blackberry, Palm and Windows Mobile devices. Pass the link along to anyone you think might need it.

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2 thoughts on “Y2K7 (The sky is falling)*

  1. MacWorld gives locations for unofficial fixes for Mac OS X 10.0-10.2.

    Also, if you’re using MS Office (especially if you use the office email program for Mac, Entourage (because, apparently, you have brain damage)), there are fixes for it (official and unofficial depending on the version you’re running), because it cares about time and knows better than the OS.

  2. I dunno what you’re talking about with “a whole lotta nuthin'”. My company has been pretty hosed by it this week. One of my exchange servers (a pretty important one) is cratered b/c it’s on a W2K box, and I missed a meeting yesterday b/c one of my computers said it was at 1pm and the other said it was at noon.

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