Life as a IBM i Software Developer is fun, but life as an AS400 software maintenance programmer can be a bit grim. I seem to spend the bulk of my time maintaining older applications – archaic code monstrosities that started life in the AS400 generation. “The AS400 generation?” You remember these days in the early

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Windows Key + PrintScreen: Screen capture I’ve long used the SHIFT-ALT-PRINTSCREEN technique to capture screen shots in Windows XP thru 7. But in Windows8 there is a new PrtSc function – when you press WindowsWindows-PrtSc it not only captures the screen but also saves the screen short as a PNG FILE into the Screenshots folder

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Here I am – a huge advocate of IBM i technology. I’ve grown up through the ranks of IBM System 3x systems and evolved alongside IBM through the AS400 and ‘i’ years. I’ve excitedly played with the quiet, yet groundbreaking changes in hardware and software that came with the iSeries/eServer range of Servers. I’ve scratched my head

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I’m not a fan of the ‘IT Consultant‘ moniker because its kind of generic, non-descriptive and dull. Sadly, being called an ‘IT Consultant’ seems to be the industry standard for anyone tinkering with software on these computer things… so maybe I’m stuck with it. 🙁 I prefer describing myself as a Programmer in the same

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Courtesy of the very nice chaps at Kensington Motor Cars here in Las Vegas: A new engine crank sensor! The LR3 crank sensor Now… this might seem like a tiny little bit of plastic and metal but is it the savior or haunted LR3 engines everywhere? After many, many, many discussions with the garage owner (Bill)

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