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Command Defaults

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This may seem to be a no-brainer … but it’s very important to NOT change command parameter defaults on commands in the QSYS library. This is especially true if you use 3rd party software that may not expect your commands to have different defaults.

This post is written by guest blogger Michelle August The CAAC (COMMON Americas Advisory Council) called snowy, icy Rochester home for three days in early December. They started off the meeting with a warm welcome from Dave Nelson and a Power Systems Update from Ian Jarman. This great start to the meeting set the tone […]

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 […]

There’s a very interesting article in The Register (written by Timothy Prickett Morgan) about IBM getting into the ‘cloud’ computing space. One of the most interesting parts, at least to me, is the reference to IBM i … Ric Telford, vice president of cloud services at Global Technology Services, says that IBM understands that there […]

iSociety

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Responding to a recent post in MIDRANGE-L about iSociety, Joe Pluta wrote … What a shame! I remember the enthusiasm in the i community when isociety was rolled out. If there is anything that I can do to help please contact me offline. I am more than willing to do whatever I can. I don’t […]

I’m currently at the IBM Power System Technical University conference in Las Vegas. Originally I wasn’t going … but a scheduling problem with another person in my office came up and I got tagged to pinch hit for him. So far the conference is going well … although I’m only here for the “Solution Center” […]

Well, another COMMON Conference & Annual Meeting is in the bag. I’m currently at my departure gate in Orlando Airport and I figured this is a great time to make a post (especially since they have free wifi). My current, totally unscientific, impression is that attendance was up. I’ve heard other people, including COMMON officers, […]

There are a few IBM i related videos that were created by IBM (during COMMON in Reno) starring various community luminaries.

Norm Dennis made a very interesting comment in response to a post by a person new to the system … Well firstly, it’s not an AS/400 it’s an E Server I Series, er , i Series, um, System i, oh stuff it, Trevor can you explain? While Norm did make the comment in jest … […]

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 […]

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