Archive for February 2007

Chinese variant of the Y2K bug

I was watching the broadcast of the Chinese New Year festivities last night, complete with a countdown to the Year of the Pig with all the enthusiasm of an overrated movie. Well, I should say that the VIPs on stage tried their best to stoke the spectators, but this was no rock concert, nor was this January 1st at Times Square.

But either way, at approximately 16 or so seconds after the clock chimed twelve, the broadcast cut off inexplicably. Followed by minutes of "technical difficulties; sorry for the inconvenience."

Definitely not the same as a Gregorian New Year.

新年快樂、恭喜發財!!