IBM Engineers DO have a sense of humor

It seems that IBM engineers have a sense of humor … as noted in: IBM eServer iSeries Support: PTF Cover Letter: SI17148 … Thanks to Elvis Budimlic at Centerfield Technology for pointing it out in MIDRANGE-L.

Microsoft targets iSeries

Looks like Microsoft is taking aim at iSeries … We look at the iSeries as having this well-deserved reputation as superintegrated and ultrareliable — Tim O’Brien, a senior product manager at Microsoft If you read the article, there are a number of great marketing points that IBM should pick up on… there are iSeries customers…

Easy400 — Easy400 has a number of useful tools for internet technology resources for iSeries. The Easy400 site provides free tools that enable RPG and COBOL programmers to develop full-functional e-business solutions by just exploiting their current skills. All tools are delivered with sources.

Sockets in RPG

Scott Klements has an excelent tutorial on using TCP/IP Sockets from within ILE RPG at

Happy Birthday to Us!

Today is 11 years old. Of course the concept behind is even older … the domain was registered 11 years ago. I find it quite amazing that something that started as a 286/8 Compaq Portable II with a 2400 baud modem could have grown into something as useful as this.

Resurecting the old IMHO section

I’ve decided to repost some of the old IMHO articles that were on Currently I only have Dean Asmussen’s articles (who passed away in the spring of 2003) as sort of a homage to his memory. I’ll have to contact the other authors to make sure they want their old articles reposted.

Change port that the iSeries FTP server listens on

Found this on Search400 … … how to change your FTP server to use a port other than the default port of 21. Ports in the range of 0-1023 are reserved and well-known ports, with port 21 being the established standard for FTP. The reason most people want to do this is to make it…