Resetting forgotten IBM i (aka iSeries and AS400) passwords is a PITA! And I don’t mean PITA BREAD. So, a simple captcha style password reset, accessible from the user password signon screen has got to be a good idea… right? So, rather than the old “have you called the helpdesk to reset your password?” routine….

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I wrote a data encryption routine a few years ago. In my ongoing mission to refactor my old utilities, I was looking at it this weekend thinking about ways to improve it: The basic premise behind my routine is to read a row of information from a file, perform encryption of said data based on

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Over recent years I’ve become increasingly focused on connecting IBM i Systems to the Internet – aka cloud for you trendy peeps. We live in an internet connected world and the requirements for a business to plug their back-office Power Servers into this big cloud is rapidly becoming a standard. With the huge increase in

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Talking about an OBJECT in the IBMi world conjures up images of all kinds of wonderful screens defining object parameters: AS400 iSERIES and IBM i Object Authority Question: If a library has security for a user of *USE will this user be able to update files in the library and If files were created with

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As 2011 New Years Eve came and went I spent a long time considering what my core personal resolutions should be: Eat Less, Exercise More, Speak Less, Think More. Obviously I have my slightly more extravagant resolutions which are bound to fail: Take up Aikido, Become a Wine Connoisseur, Learn how to write Android & iPad

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Today, I was talking *techie* to a colleague in I.T. who still calls the IBMi Operating System – ‘The AS/400’. *sigh* We bumped over a few technology sleeping policemen during the conversation. Software is easy to upgrade. Mindsets are sometimes overlooked. This reminded me of the importance of keeping our skill sets current. If we

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