Aug 05

One of my heroes is Dave Litten (Google him).

Life , Projex Academy

‘Uncle Dave’, as I like to call him, is a world class trainer in all aspects of project management; notably PMBOK® and Prince2®. He’s a big name in the field of Project management training and has spent decades being flown all over the world to host PM training courses. Fast forward twenty years and this […]

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Jul 26

Tagadelic for drupal

Drupal , Website

Those KEYWORD CLOUDS that you see on some websites are cool aren’t they!?! They’re also very simple to use in Drupal… but as I discovered… not so simple to setup. Or at least to find out how to setup anyway. So, for my failing memory and for anyone else out there that this may assist […]

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Jul 18

Bank Holiday Monday and Spain seems so far away

Life

After our fantastic family vacation @ Uncle Buck’s villa in Monte Pego, Spain. We discovered the delights of lunchtime by the pool with a selection of tapas and a jug of chilled Sangria! Now we are back in England, it’s a Sunny (yes I know this is a rare thing!) bank holiday, the neighbours are […]

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Jul 10

Mapping visitors to the website

Programming , Website

Just for the geeky / nerdy / techie / cone heads among us some wonderful websites allow a simple installation of free website maps. This little bits of fluff show the location of visitors to the website from all over the globe. It’s one of those self gratifying things that makes you think "oooh, someone from the Antarctic has just read my blog"

I’ve narrowed it down to 2 favourites and will be running one or the other over the next few weeks until I decide which one I like the best.

The first is:

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Jan 16

AS400 QMQRY – Query Management Queries

IBM i , Programming , SQL

So, I was emailed the following hints and tips document discussing the ubiquitous Query Management Query object type on the IBM Power Server (the artist formerly known as AS400). It’s useful to refer to so, here it is: QMQRY – QUery Management Query A SOURCE FILE FOR YOUR QUERY The key to making a query […]

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Jan 08

PWMTR32V.DLL side by side configuration problem error during windows vista start boot up

IBM i

Just did a clean in install of Windows XP Pro followed by an immediate upgrade to Vista… yes I know its a pain…. but I only have an upgrade disc.
 
After sitting through hours worth of service packs, hotfixes and various other massively packaged Microsoft downloads i eventually got my trusty Ibm Lenovo Thinkpad Z60T to a stage where it’s more or less working… now its on to the next stage… Thinkpad bits.
Mainly I like the fingerprint scanner… it’s great just to power up, swipe and be logged in.
 
So, this time i downloaded the Lenovo System Updater…

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Jul 31

What happened to Projex400?

IBM i

PROJEX/400 – The Developers Freeware Toolkit for the IBM AS400 iSeries evolved over time from the System/38 through iseries machines. I stopped developing it during 2002, but left the installer and some source code stagnating in a dark and dingy corner of the website. Doing a little spring clean a while back, thinking that it […]

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May 08

Health and Safety in the English Navy

Life

Imagine the scene. all those years ago, aboard HMS Victory:-

Nelson: "Order the signal, Hardy."

Hardy: "Aye, aye sir!"

Nelson: "Hold on, that’s not what I dictated to Flags. What’s the meaning of this?"

Hardy: "Sorry, sir?"

Nelson (reading aloud): ‘England expects every person to do his or her duty, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious persuasion or disability.’ What heathen gobbledegook is this?"

Hardy: "Admiralty policy, I’m afraid, sir. We’re an equal opportunities employer now. We had the devil’s own job getting ‘England’ past the censors, lest it be considered racist."

Nelson: "Gadzooks, Hardy. Hand me my pipe and tobacco."

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