Good to see current and relevant information on the Emacs Wiki.
Appraoching #cat tessellation.
It's snowing. Let's rest. #cats
Y2K follow up
I wrote a letter to the editor a couple weeks ago noting that Y2K was not, in fact, a hoax. Someone responded a few days later saying it was all manufactured and equated it to climate change.
Today someone else wrote in reaffirming my position. It's a good letter.
Transcribed for your convenience:
Let me, a computer engineer with 30 years' experience, assure Rob Howard that Y2K was no "manufactured crisis."
There's an old joke in I.T. circles -- "To err is human. To really screw up royally requires a computer." Bug-free software is extremely difficult to develop and when software goes wrong very, very bad things can happen. We don't need to look any further than the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
It is undoubtedly tempting for someone who doesn't know or understand the details to minimize the threat of an unexploded bomb after the bomb disposal expert has done his or her job. The Y2K threat was averted by many years of effort by many highly skilled people. It is a huge mistake, not to mention a disservice, to demean and deride their efforts.
Chillin' on the bookshelf. #cats
Caya, guarding the router/modem. #cats
This is the kind of holiday I want. #cats
Hard to be mad at these two. #cats
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.