IBM Power System Technical University

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, […]


It’s time for the COMMON Conference once again … this time in Orlando Florida. This conference will be especially auspicious because it’s the 50th anniversary of the COMMON organization. If you would like to say Hi, stop by the MKS booth on the expo floor. You can also pick up an official button. I […]

Distinguished Service Award

Today I was honored by the COMMON organization with it’s highest award … the Distinguished Service Award. Although I did have a slight inkling that something was in the works … due to a flub by Anne Lucas in the mailing list … I really wasn’t prepared for it. I was presented with the award […]


For those of you who have been paying attention, was nominated for a System i Innovation Award in the Community Support category. While we didn’t win the award (Trevor Perry of won), it was quite an honor to be a finalist. It certainly shows that people have noticed, and appreciate, the work that […]