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February, 2009

February 28, 2009  4:54 AM

How to ge the Economy on track…..

Posted by: David Vasta
Bad Economy

How to ge the Economy on track..... While I am not some brilliant economist, you can see that from the title of the blog. I am just one tech guy living in Charlotte who is concerned about the world and the economy right now. I have posted before how much I want to see it turn around fast and I...

February 23, 2009  8:57 PM

If we think happy thoughts will the economy get better?

Posted by: David Vasta
Bad Economy, Offtopic

If we think happy thoughts will the economy get better? I am not one to "think happy thoughts" or be positive for the sake of being positive. I do think there is something to it, but it's a hard pill for me to swallow sometimes. I have to firmly disagree with all the economist and politicians...

February 20, 2009  9:20 PM

DAOS Estimator from IBM for Lotus Domino 8.5

Posted by: David Vasta
8.5, DAOS, Domino 8.5, IBM, Lotus, Lotus Domino

If you are paying attention then IBM has recently delivered Lotus 8.5, and let me be the last to tell you. It's good. It's really good. It's on pace for being the best thing since R5 (R5 was a huge leap forward at the time.) There is a new Domino Attachment Object Service that looks at email...

February 19, 2009  7:43 PM

COMMON giving back – 5K Race/Walk & Blood Drive

Posted by: David Vasta
COMMON Cares, COMMON in RENO,, IBM, IBM i, NV, Reno, Users Groups

You will not catch me at the blood drive. I have a fear of needles and blood and while I am typing this I am breaking out in a cold sweat. I know it's ok to see blood and needles are just medicines great technological advances, but I must have been a CIVIL WAR solider reincarnate who had one of...

February 19, 2009  7:37 PM

Public Service :: COMMON is coming to RENO

Posted by: David Vasta
AiX, COMMON, COMMON Anuual Meeting, COMMON in RENO,, IBM, IBM i, NV, POWER Systems, Reno, Users Groups

Are you going to be in RENO? I am! COMMON is having it's convenetion in RENO and you need to be there. If you are an IBM i or an AIX person looking for POWER solutions, please come to the COMMON Annual Meeting in RENO, NV this year. We would love to have you. LINK ::

February 19, 2009  7:33 PM

IT needs the POWER Platform

Posted by: David Vasta
David on IBM, POWER, Power Platform

Right now IT in the world needs the IBM POWER Platform, yet no one is getting the message. Right now we are being told there is an economic downturn and that companies are cutting back. The timing is perfect for IBM to load up the guns and go big game hunting. Now is the time to crush Microsoft....

February 19, 2009  7:28 PM

DragonFlyBSD 2.2 is out

Posted by: David Vasta
BSD, Offtopic, UNIX

For those of you who are wondering...why is David talking about BSD? I am a closet BSD Fan. I am just in love with it. While the rest of the world is out lov'in on Linux and Ubuntu ( I do love them too..) and I one who would rather see BSD make it into Enterpise IT and more widley accepted. The...

February 12, 2009  5:01 PM

AiX Most Secure UNIX & MacOSX is the least secure

Posted by: David Vasta
AiX, David on AiX, IBM News, MacOSX, Security, UNIX

"Me Sad!" as my rough and tumble nephew in Colorado would say. Well I am kind of sad and kind of happy in that AiX, which is an IBM product, is the most secure. I would have thought OpenBSD would have been the top pick. LINK :: OSNews -

February 12, 2009  2:17 AM

UCLA – FDR’s policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate

Posted by: David Vasta

LINK :: UCLA - FDR's policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate While this has nothing to do with the IBM i or POWER Systems, it has everything to...

February 9, 2009  8:40 PM

Holy Countersuit Apple Man!

Posted by: David Vasta

I know, I know.....It's not IBM i news, but Apple once used a POWER chip and I am a hug fan of MacOSX. Pystar won round one of the countersuit in court the other...

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