3. Simulating Y2K at UBC

posted Sep 20, 2010, 6:53 AM by Jeff Ogden   [ updated Sep 29, 2010, 7:32 AM ]
I received this e-mail from Doug Wade at UBC:

From: Doug Wade <@UBC>
Date: September 20, 2010 2:35:17 AM EDT
To: Jeff Ogden
Subject: MTS - I need help

Hey Jeff

Your MTS contributions to both Wikipedia and the MTS archive are really cool. I've worked at UBC as a "computer operator" since 1981. Except for Dennis O'Reilly that makes both me and Dean Main the dinosaurs of UBC IT (Computing Centre -> Computing Services -> IT Services -> UBC IT). I'd love to help you out with the MTS stuff.

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4) You asked about the final IPL of MTS at UBC. I was there. We put it into the future (Y2K + a few years). My memory is nothing in the system broke and we were quite surprised. I had asked about doing that previous to the final shutdown and was told "dont you dare" because it might break things to the point  that the system would never come up come up again if needed,

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Keep in touch and any way I can help is no problem. BTW, I would die and go to heaven if I ever managed to get a version of MTS running on my iMac!

Doug Wade