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Recently IBM announced a new category for their Champions program … Power Systems Champions. I was honored to be one of the first community members inducted into the new category. IBM Champions are IT professionals, developers, and educators who lead and mentor others and help them make best use of IBM solutions and services. Get […]

Simon Coulter

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This is a very sad month for the IBM i community … First Lukas passed away … and today I learned that Simon Coulter, also a frequent contributor to many midrange.com lists, passed away after a rather short battle with cancer. Simon had remarkable insight & intelligence … and was always willing to help solve […]

I learned today that my friend, and frequent midrange.com contributor, Lukas Beeler passed away recently. I received an event invitation from Lukas’s Facebook account … but the content was in German. I ran it through Google’s translate function and, although far from perfect, the resulting text made mentioned “died in intensive care”. It also gave […]

Just a quick note to wish our friend, Trevor ‘Angus’ Perry, a very happy 50th birthday.

Al Barsa

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This morning, on my way back from COMMON, I received email from a friend informing me that Al Barsa had passed away last night. This news hit me very hard … Al has been a pillar of the AS/400 (yes, I use that name deliberately) community for many years and a friend. His passion and […]