Re: millenial madness

Charlie Stross (
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 17:36:14 +0000

On Wed, Dec 08, 1999 at 09:45:52AM +0000, Kathryn Aegis wrote:
> A less serious, non-techie thread....
> Just curious as to what folks will be doing at the 'turn of the century'.
> Are you planning to partake in the glitzy public celebrations? Will you
> be on the internet? Or a quiet evening at home?

Well, as home happens to be ten minutes' walk from the centre of Edinburgh, well-known for going completely apeshit on Hogmanay at the best of times, your guess is as good as mine! And luckily Scotland is pretty short on millennialist loonies expecting the Rapture, so the crowds should be pretty good-natured.

As my other half works in a microbrewery we'll be following the timehonoured Scottish tradition of getting insanely drunk -- although we'll probably only have a couple of casks of real ale tapped.

Sort of makes the private/public dichotomy a bit blurry, doesn't it?

Of course, at five minutes past midnight my mobile will probably begin ringing off the hook with annoyed sysadmins whose servers aren't Y2K compliant trying to blame _my_ servers for falling over. But that's all part of the job ... let's just say that the quality of sevice for out of hours support calls won't be what t iusually is!