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September 6, 2008  12:05 PM

Is it September already?



Posted by: David Vasta
AS/400, COMMON - A users group, David on System i

It's already September 4th and I have not posted anything here. Much less any place else. The COMMON folks are busy with other events, and I am starting to gear up for COMMON in Reno, NV. COMMON Directions...

August 31, 2008  1:20 AM

Thanks for coming here



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

I do see all you i people coming here and I do thank you. While this may not be the most popular blog on ITKE, it has some passion behind it and make sure you tell your friends I am here and blogging my little heart out. Again THANKS!


August 25, 2008  7:34 PM

Search400.com – Open Source on i



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, i, i on Power, IBM i, Linux in System i, PHP on i

Today in my mail box I received the newsletter from the folks at Search400.com and this is what it said: FROM THE EDITOR Open...


August 23, 2008  9:52 PM

POWER = IBM i +AiX + Linux?



Posted by: David Vasta
AIX on Power, David on System i, i for business, i on Power, Linux in System i, Linux on POWER, POWER Systems

It's been a few months and not much has come from the POWER Equation. I don't see what I expected to see from IBM over the new POWER thingies and I really wanted to see more. I have been on the IBM Power site every week for...

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August 18, 2008  10:54 AM

Help/Systems acquires PowerTech



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, i, IBM i, IBM News, System i

The Four Hundred is reporting that Help/Systems has acquired PowerTech, an large security firm and software developer, in a move that shows the IBM i space is still active and changing. "The consolidation of the midrange continued last month when The PowerTech Group, a leading developer of i...


August 16, 2008  1:17 AM

Good week for Blogging



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

It was not a hard week at work. I had a chance to blog and keep you all up today. Hope you all have a good weekend. See you all next week. I have some stuff to post this weekend.


August 13, 2008  5:00 PM

Search400.com – Linux for IBM i: Introducing Linux to IBM i people



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, i, IBM i, Linux in System i

Link :: Search400.com - Linux for IBM i: Introducing Linux to IBM i people The IBM i is a great platform. Not many of you out...


August 8, 2008  2:02 PM

Forum Thread on System i Network – Zend PHP Getting Started



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, Forums on i, i for business, IBM i, Linux in System i, PHP on i

PHP on the IBM i is going to be huge and here is a good thread that might help you get started using PHP on your IBM i. Thanks to all who have contributed to the thread. Forum Thread on System i Network...

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August 7, 2008  5:13 PM

Search400.com – What the heck is converged System p?



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, Other Blogs

Search400 has a post on their blog that is interesting to say the least. I suggest you read it and if you are a stock holder you might want to rattle some cages and find out what is going on up there in IBM-ville? "Further, the “converged System p” numbers from this quarter — which...


August 7, 2008  12:12 AM

Why is IBM still selling HATS and not pushing PHP?



Posted by: David Vasta
David on System i, IBM i, Linux in System i, PHP on i

So full disclosure, I am an SME for COMMON and I speak and present about Linux on IBM i. I have pretty strong ties to the PHP @ IBM group in that the other two SMEs are both IBMers who preach the word for PHP, and other open source inititives at IBM. I have also worked for


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