Screwups

Screw ups, flubs, accidents … everyone’s done them. Everyone will do them. They are inevitable.  We’re just human. So what’s your favorite flub?

IBM i in the Cloud?

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…

Maxava iFoundation

Something interesting crossed my inbox recently … turns out the Maxava company (makers of the Maxava High Availability Suite) has created a foundation to provide grants to IBM i community oriented organizations. From the website … The Maxava iFoundation has been established to provide assistance to not-for-profit organizations working to grow and strengthen the IBM…

New Search Engine

I’m experimenting with a new search engine for the mailing list archives and need a some folks to help test it. If you’re interested in helping out, please go to http://urlq.us/searchtest and try some searches. PLEASE use that URL, as the actual URL may change at some point and I’ll update the short URL to…

Al Barsa Scholarship Nominations

I‘m posting this on behalf of the COMMON Education Foundation board (of which I am a member). In 2008, after the untimely passing of Al Barsa, The COMMON Education Foundation established The Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship in honor and remembrance of Al. This allows the many people affected by Al’s life to honor him and…

Downtime

Trevor has an interesting post on his i4everyone site titled “What Downtime?” I suggest that “Downtime” is important … it’s crucial in fact. All systems need downtime … a chance to relax, stretch the legs, have a siesta, etc. The important question with downtime is: Who decides when it happens? The system or the users?…

IBM i Marketing

Trevor Perry has been creating, and collecting, a number of marketing ideas for IBM i. Check out his IBM i for Everyone site.

‘Twas the night….

An ‘original’ poem by Larry Bolhuis … ‘Twas the night before Christmas in the IBM i house Not an admin was worried nor even a spouse. Their systems ran smoothly not so much as a care. Secure in the knowledge no virus would hit theirs. The sysops were talking about gifts of toy sleds While…

Al Barsa Scholarship Challenge 2010 Wrapup

I’m please to announce that the Al Barsa Scholarship Challenge 2010 was a great success. $1,260 was raised with an additional $1600 in matching grants for a total of $2,860! Thanks to the following members of the IBM i community who donated: David Vasta Brad Stone Norm Dennis Michael Smith Carl Novit Wayne Evans Bryce…