Microsoft recently announced that the upcoming release 5.0 of Windows NT will be renamed ''Windows 2000,'' which will presumably be abbreviated Win2K in the press. That got me to thinking about a comparison between Win2K and Y2K...
Win2K - Represents large problem for computers, looming in the near future. Y2K --- Ditto.
Win2K - Projected to ship in mid 1999. Y2K --- Projected to start causing problems in mid 1999.
Win2K - Real effects won't be known until sometime in the year 2000. Y2K --- Ditto.
Win2K - Will cost corporations millions in support, upgrades, and time. Y2K --- Ditto.
Win2K - Will result in a need to upgrade most hardware. Y2K --- Ditto.
Win2K - Entire industry waiting for the product to slip...uh, ship. Y2K --- Entire world waiting for solutions to ship.
Win2K - Many characterize it as being an evil plot created by programmers. Y2K --- ditto.
Win2K - Probably could have been avoided if UNIX had a better U/I. Y2K --- Probably could have been avoided through foresight and planning.
Win2K - Likely to cause more bugs than it cures. Y2K --- Ditto.
I take old Starbucks Drink Cups and turn them into Lamps
The warm panels are made from melting down old Starbucks drink cups, but it looks and feels like mica or some organic material. The wood in the lampshade and base is pulled from our 100 year old house in Astoria Oregon during a remodel, and it all comes together for a beautiful, classic look.
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