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IBM i 5250 Screen Sizes – Widescreen for the Win!

Back in the good old days (thats programmer-speak for decades ago, when doing anything on a computer was a lot more complicated than it is today)  5250 screen sizes of 24 rows and 80 characters wide seemed like plenty of room. Monitors were green text, on black background, with none of those fancy annoying graphics […]

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IBM i gets a medieval System Reset Button

Breaking news from a medieval insider at the IBM laboratory rochest’r, mn – in ‘rd’r to bett’r competeth with the growing competition from microsoft s’rv’rs, ibm plans to installeth a big r’d did reset button on the newly did announce pow’r systems and changeth all ibm i op’rating system ‘rr’r message text to readeth “gen’ral […]

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Green Screen to Web Application in 5 minutes (aka how the AS400 got on the World Wide Web with IBM i)

Twenty years ago… I was typing on a dumb terminal, connected to a great big beige computer called IBM AS/400 with a thick grey Twinax cable. Screens were green on black, text only — or sometimes orange on black if you were posh. The internet was this thing we used to send emails (if you knew […]

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