Shaking up British Politics – The ‘For Britain’ Party #ForBritain

I emigrated from Britain ten years ago… Reluctantly leaving Blighty’s green and pleasant shores, optimistic for my future abroad but sadly mourning the collapse of the England I had grown up in: A gradual diminishing of the essence of what it means to be English. To me “Being English” is a mish-mash of feelings, emotions […]

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Thinking Days

Hands up and stand away from the keyboard. It’s time for a thinking day. Do a little less for one day might mean doing far more for many more…. It’s not often I blog about somebody elses blog… is that Blogging2? Yesterday, I read this excellent article by John Donahoe, previous CEO of Ebay. Published […]

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#IBMi RDi 9.6 (Rational Developer for i) is available. Lets grab it!

Second Cup of Coffee – Check. Consumed Doughnut – Check. Removed crumbs and sticky remnants of doughnut from laptop keyboard – Check. And Face – Check. Calendar confirms that todays the day IBM release #IBMi RDi 9.6 – Check. Lets got and grab it – Check. 🙂 I’ve been running RDi 9.5.1.2 for a while […]

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How to Update IBM i ACS Access Client Solutions

OK. I will admit that I’m a fan of IBM i ACS, it’s a long awaited breath of fresh air and a great replacement for the old AS400 Client Access connectivity suite. So when I foggily log on to my windows machine, gulping the mornings first scalding mouthful of todays (slightly dodgy tasting if truth be […]

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#IBMi Java – Avoiding the QSH “Press ENTER to end terminal session” message

So, yesterday I added a neat little snippet to my Control Language Program on this #IBMi system, and re-awakened an irritating feature thats bitten me before. I slept badly last night with this problem niggling away in my brain. But awoke to a bright chilly Las Vegas morning with a steamy coffee and a solution […]

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Search Scan Replace text in IFS files on IBM i using QSH – iSeries AS400

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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