May 26

Single Page Subfiles

IBM i , Programming , RPG

What are single page subfiles? A single page subfile is a SCREEN OF DISPLAYED DATA loaded at a one time in one go. The displayed data is equal to the maximum number of records which can be displayed at a time. In other words in a single page subfile all loaded records are displayed at […]

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Apr 25

Windows Browse Master – find PC on wireless network


I had a funny problem at a customer site yesterday where he had a small office setup with one of the PC’s effectively running as a server (using simple folder sharing) and 4 other computers accessing it wirelessly.


Three of these PC’s running Windows XP SP2 and two running Vista SP1. Three hardwired using ethernet and the others wirelessly.


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Mar 09

I remember the IBM AS/400

AS400 , IBM i , iSeries , Programming

Old Wrinkled Programmer remembers those giant creamy computers My earliest exposure to BIG COMPUTING was back in the late 1980’s. Computers were a new thing to the world, business were running on mainframes or a new range of mini-computers. The personal computer was just evolving and the brand of “mini-computers” was about to be renamed […]

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Feb 24

Awful Arthurs T-Shirts and Quality Hangovers


Back in ’94 I worked on this side of the pond for a couple of years. It was my first time in the States and led to an extensive exploration of all the bars and restaurants in the surrounding areas. At the time, the Awful Arthurs Seafood Company in downtown Roanoke VA was new and […]

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Jan 27

Back when ebusiness was young and the AS400 had just become the iseries

iSeries , AS400 , IBM i , Life , Religion , RPG

I found this old email tucked away in a dark, damp corner of my old desktop. Covered in cobwebbs, sticky with splashes of Jolt Cola and sticky bits of snickers bars it raised a wry smile whgen I read it. A quick cut/paste later and here it is. I sent this to some of my AS400 team members when on site for a client in London. A big German bank who’s name rhymes with… erm… well it doesnt rhyme with anything actually.

Anyway, this was my first visit to the Annual News400 conference back in 2000. I had a fantastic time and was in full geek delight for the entire week:



So, I attended the News/400 International Conference in Vail, Colorado, last week.

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Jan 04

Outlook PST File errors fixed by download of scanpst.exe


Fix corrupted OUTLOOK email PST files Awoke this morning to find my Outlook email not working because Outlook2007 was reporting that my PST file was damaged… Aaaaaargh!!! Much scratching of head ensued and vaguely worried faces were pulled while I drank a cup of coffee and wondered what to do next. Outlook says there is […]

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Dec 10

windows vista got a hard time


I’ve grown up with all the flavours of MS Windows from Windows 3.1 through to Vista… Back in the early days my first experience of computers was with the BBC Acorn and BBC-B at School and at home I saved up my pocket money and bypassed the Sinclair ZX81’s that my friends had got for […]

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