Digital Dad, Global Nomad, IT Nerd and semi-professional consumer of Cheese & Biscuits.

Modernize AS400 iSeries Queries – Convert to IBM i SQL
This week I be mainly.... working on a Casino System upgrade, dragging decades old code into the twenty first century.[...]
Use IBM i SQL to validate email addresses in Customer Master File
So, we have a customer masterfile that's been around for years. Users have been keying in customer info and sometimes[...]
Ubuntu 18 is here – upgrade for a tidy looking Beaver
What's new, Ubuntu 18.04 Linux? The biggest change is heralded as the switch from the traditional Ubuntu UNITY DESKTOP in[...]
How to find the fastest DNS Server
I've been playing with my home Wifi this week, trying to resurrect my old SCALEO Home Server which has been[...]
Set off all RPG Indicators in a program
RPG INDICATORS are switches Just like car indicators (or 'blinkers' as my American cousins call them) they can be switched[...]
Gravityforms write to SQL with the WPDB plugin
This week I 'ave mostly been... trying to create a Gravity Form to allow users to pay for a Memberpress[...]
DSPLY Sucks. QUILNGTX Rocks.
AKA - writing a new DSPLY opcode that shows more than 52 characters Using the DSPLY opcode to quickly debug[...]
What is DevOps and how does it work?
DevOps helps businesses respond to business, project and market changes quickly and fluidly. I'm not sure if fluidly is a[...]
Playing with Secure (SSL) FTP on IBM i Power System
Or as the grey haired folks would say "How to configure the ISERIES FTP server to use SSL" or as[...]
Better performance for re-entrant programs aka reduce static storage
I found this article ages ago and book marked it. I just re-read it and found it just as pertinent[...]
Free RPG Editor – ILEDITOR could be called RDi Lite 😉
I've been waiting for a simple free-format RPG editor for the longest time. Opensource ILEditor delivers. It's free, open source,[...]
“Turnover Change Management” Graphical Editor Error Message
I really like the Softlanding (aka Unicom) TURNOVER Graphical Editor. It's simple to use, not as clunky and old fashioned[...]
Thinking Days
Hands up and stand away from the keyboard. It's time for a thinking day. Do a little less for one[...]
WooCommerce Multicurrency Free – on product pages only
I just could not think of the best way to describe this blog without using a hundred words. I wanted[...]
Programming standards for debugging RPG Webservices
Debugging RPG Webservices can be a pain in the proverbial; finding the IBM i background jobs that are running the[...]
+Happy New Year 2018
+Happy New Year 2018. One of my new years resolutions was to write cleaner code, and in the spirit of out[...]
Make ‘System Request 3’ do WRKJOB instead of DSPJOB
AKA Command Line Access from System Request 3 If you are an IBM I software developer or power user -[...]
Shaking up British Politics – The ‘For Britain’ Party #ForBritain
I emigrated from Britain ten years ago... Reluctantly leaving Blighty's green and pleasant shores, optimistic for my future abroad but[...]