The final list, MIDRANGE-L, has been migrated to the Amazon AWS Lightsail server. The migration has a bit rocky, but I think it’s been successful. When I say the migration was rocky … the issues were not of a technical nature. The technical migration went extraordinarily smoothly. The issues came from email providers blocking or […]
The migration of the mailing list server from in house machines to Amazon AWS hosted VM’s continues. Tonight the following lists were migrated… RPG400-L JAVA400-L LINUX5250 MAPICS-L BPCS-L This leaves only MIDRANGE-L to be migrated … this will be done this weekend (1/12). As a reminder: If you have made any modifications to your firewall […]
I’ve started the process of migrating lists to the new list server host. Because Yahoo wants me to ‘warm up’ the new sending IP address, I’ve decided to migrate the lists in phases. The first batch were active, but relatively low traffic lists… pctech c400-l cobol400-l consult400 domino400 midrange-jobs midrange-nontech web400 wdsci-l opensource In order […]
This blog post was started a LONG time ago … after moving the blog from my in-house server to an external server, I’ve decided to finish it. This may sound like a no brainer … but I’ve found this bit of advice is sometimes ignored… Fix the problem, not the symptom! I’ve been struggling with […]
Happy Birthday IBM i! This video was taken during the 2013 COMMON Annual Meeting & Conference in Austin. Unfortunately they didn’t include my wishing IBM i a Happy Birthday (where I promised not to sing). I have to say, IBM i (formerly System i, iSeries, & AS/400) has been extraordinarily good to me and my […]
Recently the Power Systems Academic Initiative launched a Power Systems Job Board featuring entry level and internship positions: powersystemsjobs.com. If you are a Job Seeker you will find a list of computer-related technology jobs available today in business, health care, government, and other organizations that are looking for skills to satisfy their Information Technology needs. […]
Today is midrange.com’s 19th birthday (using the domain registration date). Next year will (obviously) be 20 years that midrange.com will have been providing free resources to the IBM i (System i, iSeries, & AS/400) community. We need something to mark the event. I’ve got some ideas … but would be interested in hearing what the […]
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.
Those of you who follow the midrange.com lists probably are aware that I’m not a big fan of application code generators.
This includes (but is not limited to) …
* Case Tools (AS/SET, Synon, etc)
* SQL Pre-processors (RPG SQL, COBOL SQL, etc)
* JSP (to a limited extent)
* Various 3rd party application generators
The reason is simple … the code you write is not the code that executes.
Update 16-Jan-2012: Looks like the SOPA bill has been killed in the house, although the senate version is still alive. We will still be observing the blackout on the 18th. Just a word of warning … on January 18th, between the hours of 8am and 8pm, the midrange.com mailing list archives will be observing a […]