Category Archives for "Programming"

Mar 17

download open source image resizer – a free powertoy for windows

I stumbled across a great open source power tool for windows Vista (which I’m running on this laptop) The Image Resizer PowerToy Clone is a free Windows Shell Extension that enables you to resize one or more image files on the fly by simply right-clicking on them. Exactly the same as the standard Microsoft one […]

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Mar 09

I remember the IBM AS/400

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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Nov 27

The rise and fall of JBA software – AS400 ERP System21

JBA was one of the world’s leading business software providers in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. Based in Birmingham, England, it had offices nationwide due to explosive growth partly due to the phenomenal success of IBM’s “AS/400” midrange computer system. Founded in 1981 by two former IBM employees, JBA focused on developing business applications for […]

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Oct 24

The great Viagra, Cialis, Acomplia swindle

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

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

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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Feb 26

I used to be an AS400 programmer

OK, so just what the heck DO we call The AS400 nowadays? On a few blogs and forums this topic is frequently raising its head. It seems to be a bone of contention with virtually every IBM ‘thingie’ System developer out there. The HERD continues to call this machine an AS400, a few confuse it further […]

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Oct 23

The AS400 and iSeries had a baby AS500

I wish the new IBM system was called the AS500! Honestly, the aimless re-branding that IBM is doing is really starting to get me down. I’m losing my sense of identity. I’m helplessly floating adrift in a world of business buzzwords and corporate power branding. I’m desperately trying to think outside the box, leverage this and […]

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Mar 25

SDLC System Development Life Cycle

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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