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Welcome to my life... obviously this chaps life is slighty different as he *cooks* his cheese'n'biscuits/cracker/frenchstick/insert-crunchy-carb-of-choice-here... cooking cheese? weirdo!!!!
ps: Pizza gives you diabetes and obviously given the fact that I am a beautiful Grecian god like persona of a human being.. nearly Norse Thor-like in fact, a diet of cheese, crusty bread (crackers at a pinch) and cheap table plonk builds the bodies of gods. Forget Bullworker, shake weights or that P-90-Cheddar-X....
RPG is a vibrant modern programming language and its getting moderner.
is moderner a verb? it should be :)
If you are an established RPG programmer, its just too easy to use the same old tried and tested techniques when coding. Doing things the good old fashioned way (or perhaps you call it the tried and tested way) generally means no SURPRISE delivering program code to your customers, or Bosses... but... are you taking advantage of all the terrific new opcodes and programming techniques that have been flooding into our IBM i RPG arena in recently?
How do we know whats out there?
There's always the "good ole" RPG Redbook -- Who Knew You Could Do That with RPG IV? A Sorcerer's Guide to System Access and More -- which is probably still the best place to start learning about the more advanced part of RPG programing. This redbook has a bit of everything. Written for OS400 V4R2 (before the IBM i rebranding?) I think so a fair bit has changed. But it was partly written to show previous generation RPG developers how and why they should make the switch to RPG IV.
Even now, years later, it has some neat programming techniques that still strike me as modern and just plain cool.
Moving house is always tricky... Remembering all the virtual places that have been setup to find you at your old address is even trickier.
That will teach me to go tinkering in SQL... *sigh*
Intro to Linux is normally a $2,400 course from the Linux Foundation, but it's being offered for free now on edX. If you've ever wanted to learn how to use the open source operating system, there's no better time than now.
The free course starts on August 1st, but to get the best experience from the class, you should install Linux on your computer before it starts. The Linux Foundation has a helpful guide for doing just that--so you can hit the ground running when the course starts in a couple of days.
The class is designed to give you a good working knowledge of Linux over 40 to 60 hours of course work. It's taught by Dr. Jerry Cooperstein, who oversees all the training content at the Linux Foundation. There's no syllabus for the course yet, but it promises to teach experienced computer users with little or no previous experience with Linux the ins and outs of the OS, from both a command line and graphical perspective.
Sign up to audit the course, try for a certificate, or get a verified edX certificate below. See you in class!
You know you're in California when the welder at the Muffler Shop gives you dietary advice on vegetables and fruits!
So, in my search for an alternative to the wallet busting quote of $1,300.00 to replace Hermans the Honda's full exhaust system I stumbled across a local muffler shop and dropped by for a free estimate.
One day later Herman is back on the road, wallet is only $200 lighter and the rotten sections have been cut out and replaced with fresh shiny fabricated replacement pipes, bolts and stuff. On top of that I also had a couple of other very minor items fixed, replacement rear hanger under the car plus fresh spot welds on the fuel cap door which was regularly coming off if pulled too hard.
Boris is Dead! Long live Herman :))))
So, Herman has been a terrific little car over the last year. The complete opposite experience from my nightmares with Boris the Landrover.
These Honda Elements are great little mini-SUV's that are economical, cheap to run, roomy inside and generally just good fun!
He's driven from South Carolina to Texas (twice), raced up and down the interstate between Charleston SC and Roanoke VA every two weeks for the last six months. In February we loaded up with stuff and drove to California. Never missed a beat. Started every time. Cruised at highway speeds merrily. Never been washed during my 14k miles of ownership. Only problems have been: one new tire (from nail on the road) and one head lamp bulb replacement. Bloody good job Honda!
Then I come out from work and the exhaust (or muffler as my American chums call it) seems to have died a terminal death.
So, its time for a little service at Pep Boys in San Clemente - Oil change, drive belt, alternator belt, filters, brake pads for $200. Huzzah!
aka WEB-ENABLING AS400 and iSeries
Converting an old green screen application to run in a website is as easy as typing an email or uploading a photo to facebook. If you are an IBM i Software developer then the only change to the RPG code is addition of a single line below the WORKSTN definition in the 'F' Specs: using the HANDLER keyword. This basically tells the IBM i operating system that we are expanding the interface for the DSPF to allow conversation with a web browser. Modernizing applications really is easy!
Here is an example of an old fashioned green screen that I have just modernized (the jury is still out regarding the use of the word "modernize") using the Profound Logic Screen Designer:
(1) Green Screen AS400 Application
Here is the old 1980's style green screen... amazingly still used in this exact style throughout the business world today. It's like the users have been frozen in time for the last twenty years, while their IT Department failed to notice this modern invention *cough* called the internet. I frequently hear the same message from the green-screen programmers "if its not broke -- don't fix it".