Monthly Archives: February 2017

Feb 28

RPG **FREE is finally fully free form

IBM i , Programming , RPG

Modern ILE RPG now (finally) supports “fully-free” RPG Source code This means, we can write RPG code from column 1 to the end of the line — just like other languages. No more jumping to character 10 to get passed the old reserved (H,F,D,I,C,O) specification column. You must code **FREE in column 1 of the […]

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Feb 24

Forget MAGA Vote MGWA – Make Greenscreen Wide Again

IBM i , Programming

Make Greenscreen Wide Again Good old fashioned Green Screen. Not, not the trendy computer graphics – look I can superimpose myself in space type “green screen”. I’m talking about the original – the green on black, 1960’s style terminals that we associate with old mainframe computers. Call it what you will; terminal emulator, 5250 screen,  […]

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Feb 20

Latest RDi Fixpack for IBM Rational Developer (RPG Code Editor) is V9.5.1.1

IBM i , AS400 , iSeries , Life , Programming , RPG , Software Change Management , Webservice

Why use RDi

IBM Rational Developer for i Service Pack V9.5.1.1 is now available This fixpack includes fixes, enhancements and the long awaited Refactoring capability: letting us Rename Declarations from Column based to free format. If you are an RDi User — and if you are an RPG programmer then you will be — use the IBM Installation […]

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Feb 18

Free SSL with ICDSOFT Hosted Websites

Life , Website

ICDSOFT Websites now include free SSL Certificates I’ve used ICDSOFT as my preferred web host for years now. I’ve always been very happy with there prices, fast servers and fantastic customer service. Seriously – their sure support team are the best I’ve every worked with! Let’s Encrypt is a certificate authority that provides free SSL […]

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Feb 04

Reset Drupal password using HASH value


During yesterdays reversion back to Drupal7 and subsequent website resurrection, module updates, database rebuilds and general housekeeping… I got a bit clever with myself and managed to lock up my admin profile and lose the password and disable the “email lost password” mechanism in Drupal ;Aaaaargh!!! But after a little googling I found a need solution. […]

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