Monthly Archives: February 2012

Feb 11

Securely connecting your IBM i System to the Internet

IBM i

Over recent years I’ve become increasingly focused on connecting IBM i Systems to the Internet – aka cloud for you trendy peeps. We live in an internet connected world and the requirements for business to plug their back office Power Servers into this big cloud is rapidly becoming a standard. With the huge increase in […]

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Feb 05

quotes and he said she said gubbins

Life

Note: The following are humorous (and sometimes serious) quotes gathered from the internet. Since it’s all a big rip-off, I am assuming no copyright whatsoever. I don’t even guarantee that they are accurate. Now that you’ve been warned, enjoy. I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. — Thomas Watson, Chairman of […]

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Feb 05

“IBM I Cocoa” is the new Java

AS400 , DDS , IBM i , Life

Glendale, CA – Cocoa is a hot new programming language developed by Nestle Microsystems. The language was originally designed for programming hot chocolate machines but Nestle soon realized that the language had the potential to do much more. Because it is “architecture neutral” it can run on any device with a microchip including PCs, the […]

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Feb 05

Creators Admit Unix and C Language Hoax

Life

In an announcement that stunned the computer industry, Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan admitted the Unix operating system and C programming language created by them is an elaborate prank, kept alive over 20 years. Speaking at the recent UnixWorld Software Development Forum, Thompson revealed the following: “In 1969, AT&T had just terminated their […]

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Feb 05

RPG Programmer is the oldest profession?

IBM i

There was a doctor, a civil engineer, and an RPG programmer sitting around late one evening, and they got to discussing which was the oldest profession. The doctor pointed out that according to Biblical tradition, God created Eve from Adam’s rib. This obviously required surgery, so therefore that was the oldest profession in the world. […]

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Feb 04

Dear Uncle AS400

AS400 , IBM i , iSeries

Dear Uncle AS400, my disk space keeps creeping higher and higher, and I don’t mean up the stairs!  Is there a simple way I can clean up my disk drives to reduce this amount of disk space being wasted by unnecessary ones and zeros? A: Yes, the system has a very simple command that will […]

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json
Feb 02

JSON JSONP and P/JSON – Whats the difference?

IBM i , Programming , RPG , SQL , Webservice

Lets start from a point where you know what JSON is right? JSON JavaScript Object Notation or JSON (/JAY-sən), is an open-standard file format that uses human-readable text to transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs and array data types. It is a very common data format used for asynchronous browser/server communication, including as a replacement for XML in some AJAX-style systems. Data types in JSON include string, number, boolean, array […]

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