Happy Birthday IBM i

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 […]

Blogs for LUG’s

I’m pleased to announce a new free service for IBM i Local User Groups: Blog hosting. Oh yeah, you say, big deal … there are lots of free blog hosting services. What makes your so special? Well, how many IBM i oriented LUGs hosted in the ‘ibm-i.org’ domain? The blogs will be hosted in a […]

Maxava’s iFoundation: Helping the “i” Win

I appreciate David inviting me to discuss Maxava’s launch of iFoundation. As David mentioned in his blog post, there is certainly a component of “enlightened self-interest.”  We hope however that it is enlightened self-interest for all of us that make our livings in the IBM i community. As you may know, Maxava is exclusively focused on the […]

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 […]


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? […]