System i Blogger:

November, 2008


November 28, 2008  3:18 PM

Would you want to see video blogging here?

Posted by: David Vasta
Blogging, David on IBM i, David on System i, Just Blogging

I have been playing with video blogging, and wondered if that would be something you would want to see here?

November 28, 2008  3:17 PM

IBM buys another software company

Posted by: David Vasta
IBM News, IBM Software

This should go under my "what bad ecconomy" section too, but it's not. IBM, the big blue giant has purchased Transitive Software. I will  let the IT Jungle explain: Link :: IBM's Transitive Buy Presents Interesting...

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November 28, 2008  3:12 PM

What bad ecconomy?

Posted by: David Vasta
Bad Economy, Offtopic

So I keep hearing about this bad ecconomy and keep looking around wondering if it's not just a bad housing market and the rest of the ecconomy is fine. Sure there are some bad signs out there that point to "doom & gloom" but I was out in Charlotte last weekend and the malls were all packed, the...

November 15, 2008  4:54 AM

This can’t be good – SUN to lay off 6000 employees

Posted by: David Vasta
Bad Economy, Just Blogging, SUN

It's not going to be easy to get throught this hard economic time. Sadly SUN was not in a position I think to survive it anyway. They have been on the bubble for years. I wish all the empoyees who got thier walking papers good luck, there are jobs out there you just have to be creative.

November 13, 2008  1:20 AM

Ross Mauri – Chat Transcript from iSociety

Posted by: David Vasta
David on IBM i, Fire Side Chat, i on Power, iSociety, POWER Systems

Ross Mauri is the new POWER SYSTEM Exec at IBM over all the POWER SYSTEMS. iSociety held a fireside chat with him to find out how things are going at IBM with the new single hardware platform, POWER! Here is the Transcript @...

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November 12, 2008  9:42 PM

The Father of the now IBM i, Frank Soltis, is not working at IBM anymore

Posted by: David Vasta
David on IBM i, Frank Soltis, IBM News

Frank Soltis, the father of the IBM AS/400 in 1988, is rumored to not be working at IBM anymore. Let go or whatever, it's hard news for a person like me to stomach. It's pretty sad really. Frank has always been that rock star engineer who quantified the IBM i. He was the corner stone and in person...

November 5, 2008  8:40 PM

Running a Users Group – Jim Grisanzio

Posted by: David Vasta
Japan, Just Blogging, Offtopic, Other Blogs, SUN, User Groups

Jim writes an blog post that I found is not just for OpenSolaris User Groups, but could be used for all User Groups. Thanks Jim for the great post and sharing you thoughts on the matter.

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November 5, 2008  12:19 AM

I hope you all VOTED!

Posted by: David Vasta

If you are reading this and it's still Tuesday 5 NOV 2009, you need to stop reading and go VOTE please. It's fun and you get to be apart of a US tradition.

November 5, 2008  12:17 AM

IBM Get your i act together please

Posted by: David Vasta
David on IBM i, i on Power, IBM Drive-Thru, IBM News

I was riding home from work in my car and on the radio came an IBM i ad, or maybe I should say a System i ad. It was one of the IBM Drive-Thru commercials that I truly do like, but in the end they were still selling the System i Express? IBM if you plan of anyone taking you seriously in the IBM i...


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