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IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Alpha Nerd and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and in the words of the most interesting man in the world: Stay thirsty my friend.

Dec 01

How can I learn Microsoft MS Project 2010

Life , Projex Academy

Microsoft Project 2010 is arguably the best project management application out there. I regularly brush with it, see its efficacy, try to use it but will sooner later get confused by gantt charts and how they can be setup. I always seem to spend a lot of time trying to create a Project before completely […]

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Rank Math SEO
Nov 25

How to upgrade from YOAST to Rank Math SEO

Website , Wordpress

I recently discovered a new SEO plugin in the WordPress world – RANK MATH and its bloody good! Rank Math is a FREE WordPress plugin for writing SEO friendly content and ranking higher in search engines. Rank Math SEO plugin helps YOU optimize your content for search engines and outrank your competitors. Rank Math features […]

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Big Brother, Freespeech and the Anti-Intellectual trend
Nov 24

Big Brother, Freespeech and the Anti-Intellectual trend

Life , Website

I haven’t enjoyed a decent blog rant for some time so… nothing technical in this blog but lots of blowing off steam 🙂 There is a disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in 2019 American culture: the flippant dismissal of science, the decline of arts and humanities. Critical thinking is being replaced by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, […]

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wordpress 5.3 upgrade error thrive architect
Nov 13

WordPress 5.3 upgrade error with Thrive Architect

Website , Wordpress

This morning, I got a little linkedin notification from a subscriber letting me know that my nicklitten blog was exploding ( Thanks Toby 😉 ) I log on and see all kinds of weird WordPress 5.3 Upgrade Error with Thrive Architect PHP ERRORS on the front screen: Warning: Declaration of TCB_Menu_Walker::walk($elements, $max_depth) should be compatible […]

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Oct 18

What is IBM i Email and SPF?

IBM i

I’ve been chatting with a client of mine about sending emails from his AS400 iSeries Power IBM-i System. More specifically about sending emails from his system, but with the email address of the user that is signed on. This emails send but frequently go to spam. Luckily, setting up IBM i Email and SPF will […]

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Updating Numeric DTAARA in RPGLE
Oct 17

Updating Numeric DTAARA in RPGLE

IBM i , RPG

Updating any numeric DTAARA in RPGLE is slightly different in RPG /FREEFORMAT than in the good old fashioned column based RPG/400. Using RPG ILE, data structures are treated as character data. The nature of a data area is that its a string of data that can contain a mixture of various data formats. If we […]

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Sep 11

Innies, Outies in SQL #bellybuttons

SQL

Going for the Guinness Book of Records for vague blog titles I decided to waffle about inner joins and outer joins in the world of bellybuttons *cough* Structured Query Language. Since plagiarism is the best form of flattery, Chirag Sharma (over at Guru99) wrote a very nice article about the finer points of SQL INNER […]

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