Category Archives for "IBM i"

Oct 14

The importance of using quality people on your IT project

IBM i

Randomly surfing around the web this morning I stumbled across an interesting page from an Australian IT Recruitment company. One of their guys had writen a piece on the importance of using quality people on your project from grass roots to upper echelons. It’s a good read with a humourous but all too accurate twist:

 

 

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Aug 14

What is a Computer Virus and how do I avoid one?

IBM i

Email messages with attachments may seem entertaining and harmless… but don’t be fooled! Viruses are commonly spread through email attachments. All it takes is one mouse click to launch a virus that may potentially send itself to everyone in your address book or destroy all of the data on your hard drive. You can avoid […]

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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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Mar 25

SDLC System Development Life Cycle

IBM i , Programming

another snippet from an old document I found in a dim dark and hazy corner of an even older HDD… The SDLC System Development Life Cycle… rather than let it disintegrate, here it is migrating to the web just in the (extreme) off chance that it may be useful to someone out there. Hey.. if […]

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Oct 10

RPG Code Specifications

iSeries , AS400 , Programming

EDIT: 2014: NOTE- this is an OLD blog from over ten years ago. Most of it is complete Guff now that we live in the world filled with freeformat RPG code 🙂 The first thing you should know in RPG3 or RPG400 is that it is a positional language. This means that we are allowed […]

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