The iSeries Blog:

February, 2009


February 26, 2009  2:13 PM

Is it COMMON for System i’ers to run 5K?

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM System i humor, IBM System i user groups

Hat tip to David Vasta, who pointed me to the site of the COMMON 5k charity walk/run, which will take place during COMMON's annual meeting in Reno in April. Proceeds from the

February 26, 2009  2:00 PM

IBM’s expanded Power Rewards program includes System i

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM System i and Power, IBM System i migration

IBM has announced an expansion of its Power Rewards program, which hands out "points" to customers who migrate from other server vendor platforms. The expansion, which includes migrations to IBM System i, now...

February 26, 2009  1:25 PM

Train your RPG employees and pay them well

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM System i, IBM System i programming, IBM System i staffing, RPG on System i

It turns out that the secret to retaining good RPG programmers is simple: pay them above average, and train them well. Is this different from any other profession? Probably not, but in the System i world, holding onto good RPG talent and keeping them happy is not an easy task. During a surprise...

February 12, 2009  2:10 PM

Hey Microsoft, stop infiltrating my i

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM System i humor

The Rational Developer for System i blog has this to say about the auto correct feature of Microsoft Office products:

I don't know how many times a day I have to hit Ctrl+z to...

February 12, 2009  2:01 PM

The return of Frank Soltis

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
IBM System i, IBM System i high availability, Vision Solutions on IBM System i


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