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December 23, 2008  11:38 AM

Amazon: Those that work with System i have dementia

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Blogroll, Humor

Thanks to the automatic recommendation program at Amazon, those who buy the "Starter Kit for the IBM iSeries and AS/400" are offered the chance to buy another recommended (and presumably related) tome: "Reducing Stress-related Behaviours In Persons With Dementia." See here:

December 19, 2008  11:27 AM

System i vendor hands out development awards

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Humor, System i software, System management

Aldon, a configuration management software company for System i users, has announced awards in two categories: one for a developer that averted a potential catastrophe, and another for best project turn-around. The winner in the...

October 21, 2008  11:12 AM

The database debates: DB2 vs Oracle

Posted by: Leah Rosin
Databases, Humor

This fall we have been examining the power of DB2. Andrew Borts first wrote about what DB2 does on the AS/400. And Joe Pluta contributed a well-received

October 16, 2008  8:07 AM

Humor: IBM Galactic Empire introduces new Power server

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Humor has a new satirical article up on its site: "IBM Announces the New Power 995 Server." Some tidbits:

With unrivaled power, it can perform an infinite loop in under 4-seconds and...

September 18, 2008  6:23 AM

An expansion on the PC-Mac battle that includes System i

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

From the links page for Doug Hart, an IBM System i consultant:

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August 21, 2008  10:01 AM

Spoof: Ancient Egyptians ran the AS/400

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Humor's "article" is called "Egyptians More Advanced than Earlier Believed." Turns out they were running a data center with an AS/400. But I've got some problems with this piece. Clearly it...

August 7, 2008  12:17 PM

Thinking of switching from i to p?

Posted by: Leah Rosin
Humor, iSeries Blunders, Product recommendations or warnings

If your company is considering a switch from the iSeries to pSeries and you are skeptical, you may find a story that John M. Willis recently shared on his IT Management and Cloud Blog interesting (and even helpful to use in any discussions with CEO's who want to "change" things). In,

August 7, 2008  7:51 AM

System i news roundup – 8/7/08

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Humor, Operating systems, System management

  • IBM designates PTF security group for i OS: For years, IBM has stuck System i operating system program temporary fixes (PTFs) into other groups. Now it has its own, which could help i users find the PTFs they need instead...

July 28, 2008  8:26 AM

MoshiMoshi, part 2

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio
Humor, Security – alerts – compliance, System i software

The second episode of MoshiMoshi, an interactive Web game sponsored by System i vendor Bytware, is coming to a close this week (July 30, to be exact). We here had written pretty extensively...

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July 24, 2008  7:14 AM

IBM software engineers outwitted again

Posted by: Mark Fontecchio

Though it's only tangentially related to the IBM i, this joke about IBM and Microsoft software engineers would probably have a lot of iHeads nodding and laughing. Let's just say it involves three IBM...

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