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Free alternative to Teamviewer – Cloudberry Remote Assistant is excellent!
Having a Remote Desktop tool is a terrific bonus. For a few years I've used Teamviewer to remote control the[...]
How to upgrade from YOAST to Rank Math SEO
I recently discovered a new SEO plugin in the WordPress world - RANK MATH and its bloody good! Rank Math[...]
Big Brother, Freespeech and the Anti-Intellectual trend
I haven't enjoyed a decent blog rant for some time so... nothing technical in this blog but lots of blowing[...]
WordPress 5.3 upgrade error with Thrive Architect
This morning, I got a little linkedin notification from a subscriber letting me know that my nicklitten blog was exploding[...]
What is IBM i Email and SPF?
I've been chatting with a client of mine about sending emails from his AS400 iSeries Power IBM-i System. More specifically[...]
Updating Numeric DTAARA in RPGLE
Updating any numeric DTAARA in RPGLE is slightly different in RPG /FREEFORMAT than in the good old fashioned column based[...]
How to capture IBM-i job info for submitted jobs
Submitting jobs from within IBM i Control Language programs is a doddle. But sometimes we want to know the job[...]
Innies, Outies in SQL #bellybuttons
Going for the Guinness Book of Records for vague blog titles I decided to waffle about inner joins and outer[...]
Register license key in SOFTLANDING SOFTMENU
Bloody Annual License Codes If you have ever scratched your head wondering how to set the license key in SOFTLANDING[...]
Going the (Levenshtein) Distance in RPG Free
Over on the RPG Cafe website, a nice chap called Smit Dixit published a sample of his RPGLE code calculating[...]
Don’t hardcode library names in your TURNOVER SQL source #youbigsilly
One of the mumbling, drooling, gray haired programmers on my team asked me to peer review his code this morning.[...]
How to Install IBM Access Client Solutions (ACS)
IBM-i ACS is JAVA based, so it can be installed on Windows, MAC & Linux devices. The legacy IBM Client[...]
5733XJ1 IBM i Access Client Solutions – QuickStartGuide
The content of this document was last updated on: March 29, 2019 Contents: 1.0 Introduction2.0 Installation for Windows3.0 Installation for[...]
Install LANSA AXES – Automatic Web Interface for IBM i (AS/400) 5250 Applications
Now that's a mouthful! So, I've been asked to install the latest July 2019 version of Lansa Axes (v4.2.0) for[...]
IFS File system error occurred. Error number 3021?
Some of IBM's error messages are more cryptic than others. Copying files from the IFS using CPYFRMIMPF sometimes spits out[...]
Upgrade TURNOVER V100 to V101
How to upgrade Turnover V100 to V101 - IBM i Software Change Management Application Grab the latest Turnover ZIP file[...]
IBM i Data Obfuscation – Making Data Foggy Murky and Squinty
A little while ago, I wrote a data obfuscation tool - which I decided to call Data Fogging. This is[...]
How to rename IFS Files
Colleague asked me this question just a minute ago - as he said "its obvious when you know how but[...]