My mate Toby sent me this email: I love RDI … But I do come across one issue that I’m sure you can sort out… using SEU if I wanted to find the start of a subroutine, I always made them # something like #Clr or #Bld etc. and there was only 1 place in

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This morning I wanted to find a quick and dirty way to “Scan Replace text in IFS” files without writing a program to do it…. SPOILER ALERT – it’s really really insanely simple using JAVA QSHELL and the SED command So, before I start into techno-babble mode, here is some background of why I’m looking

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The Internet is a wealth of facts, fictions, opinions, lies, and halftruths! This thing called the internet has lots of information, lots of misinformation, lots of good guys, and lots of bad guys in it. Just like the human society we live in. In real life, we read signals of danger from how people look,

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You can use IBM I ACS two ways – INSTALLED or STANDALONE Personally, I prefer to run IBM i ACS as a simple Java application that is linked by a shortcut on my desktop. No installs to worry about and everything opens when I click it. I call this a standalone install. What does this

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Download Install or Upgrade CNX Valence Fresh in my email this morning, I had a notice from the propellor heads at CNX that a new fixpack was released. This includes a number of enhancements that I have requested so I’m intrigued to see it in action. Sounds like an interesting update to Valence! Looking for

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SupportCandy Helpdesk Support Ticket System Support Candy is a really neat WordPress plugin that adds a full support and ticketing system to your site. It’s easy to install, easy to use and looks pretty good. What’s not to like? From their own website some of the other features include: Core Features Unlimited Tickets There is

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PARLER the last bastion of “FREE SPEECH” During the course of 2020, we have seen the dystopian silencing of free speech on social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. New discourse applications like PARLER have spawned in this space to defend and champion this thing called freedom of speech. The four Big Tech companies

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SPOILER ALERT – it’s ODYSEE YouTube has become Big Brother It’s time to look for a Youtube Alternative! America’s First Amendment prohibits the government from passing a law that forces any company to censor content. Ironically, it does not prohibit American Companies from censoring content and presenting skewed political views and news. Public sources should

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I’m sick of Covid It’s time for another Covid Rant 🙂 I posted on social media this morning, expressing my opinion that: “I believe some governments are mishandling the Covid19 pandemic response and blowing it out of all proportion! The minimal effect of Covid19 on the world’s population (with a 99%+ survival rate) makes this

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Tale of a Tattoo Nearly thirty years ago, while working in the USA for the first time, I found myself sitting in a hotel bored out of my mind and decided to get a Tattoo. Yup, the impetuousness of youth! First Tattoo [June 1994] I was in the USA working on an old JBA system

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Built-In Functions in RPGLE – %EOF & %FOUND %EOF(filename) This built-in function is used to detect end-of file, beginning of file, or subfile full conditions while performing a file operation. Rather than using indicators, we should use %EOF to check if the end of file is reached. %EOF returns ‘1‘ if end-of file, beginning of file,

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404 Solution This neat WordPress Plugin will give your readers a much smoother experience of your website. If someone comes looking for something on your website but has misspelled their URL slightly, rather than display an error message “the dreaded 404 not found error” the 404 Solution Plugin will search your existing content looking for

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