FW: A Dave Barry Moment

Dan Kohn (dan@teledesic.com)
Sat, 30 Nov 1996 21:43:44 -0800

> I'm wondering if anybody can help me
> with a problem I'm having on my
> computer at work. I recently upgraded to
> Windows 95 from Windows 3.1416, and
> I've noticed that when I running
> WordWanker Version (which I
> upgraded from in conjunction
> with FaxBuddy! Version,
> everything works fine for about the first 25
> minutes, but then if I try to type a
> subordinating conjunction followed by any
> form of the verb foment, the keyboard
> locks up permanently and the hard drive
> makes a whimpering sound and all current
> data is erased, including data in computers
> several cubicles away. I have tried
> everything, including reformatting my hard
> drive and exorcism. Please help!
> I had exactly the same problem, and after
> a lot of trial and error I found out that if
> you click on the Windows Control Panel,
> then on Command Center, then on Reset
> Variables, then on Establish New
> Parameters, then on Define Standards,
> then on Modify Criteria, then on
> Effectuate Paradigms, then on the little
> icon that says Do Not Ever Click On This
> Little Icon, then go down to the box that
> says Enter New Value, and type in 2038,
> you will still have the same problem. This
> is why I started using heroin.