Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mar 28

left adjust alpha into numeric using RPG language

IBM i

So, I was writing a little code snippet for a client after being told that all warehouse codes must be treated as 3 numeric character integers ranging from 1-999 and soon saw that the warehouse value was an alphabetic field? Huh? A little more digging around and I soon found a problem in their database […]

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Mar 23

Boris the Landrover break down in the rain

Life

The bugger got me again at Lunchtime today.. in the rain… which is pretty rare in Charleston SC… rain that is… not Boris refusing to start (which is very very common). The only bright side to this damp tale of sorrow… is using the mysterious ‘remove spark plug 1’ technique to fire the engine up… […]

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Mar 22

Bloody Boris the Landrover

Life

Bloody sparkie thing… so I’m just not brave enough or (the real reason) rich enough to start switching out the electrical components yet… but maybe next month… Boris refused to start again… so I decided to say SCREW IT and rented a rather pleasing little black Jeep Wrangler. The rental was way too expensive but […]

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Mar 13

Is the Land Rovers engine haunted?

Life

After the last bout of engine work (replacing the crank sensor thing) Boris was nice for nearly 3 months… before acting up again. Although a lot less frequently…. Up until this month hes only refused to start once every few weeks… I’ve been just living with it. Last month he had major sulk and left […]

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Mar 03

Twenty years of Marriage

IBM i

A woman awakes during the night to find that her husband was not in their bed. She puts on her robe and goes downstairs to look for him. She finds him sitting at the kitchen table with a hot cup of coffee in front of him. He appears to be in deep thought, just staring […]

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