Category Archives for "Programming"

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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Oct 24

The great Viagra, Cialis, Acomplia swindle

Drupal , Life , Programming , Website

So, It’s thursday lunchtime and I’ve just wasted an hour of my life sifting through the thousands of website comments and deleting the spam. 99.9% of it was adverts for (yes, you’ve guessed it) various small blue pills and lotions promising monstrous erections and the ability to proudly say “Hung like BULL

What is it with these horrid companies generating internet spam and splashing it around the website?    Ooooh… it gets my blood pressure raising – AND I DIDNT EVEN NEED A PILL TO DO IT!!!

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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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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

AS400 , iSeries , 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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