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May 16, 2008  2:45 PM

Slow Tech Week



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

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. It's been a slow boring tech week for me here and I have been pondering what I should post about all week and I have a big empty bag of nothing to post about. At least not much in the POWER or i arena. I am now living in Charlotte, NC and it's kind of the...

May 2, 2008  1:20 PM

i Disagree with your post Mark Fontecchio



Posted by: David Vasta
AS/400, David on System i, i on Power, IBM News, System i

So I don't really disagree with Mark, I just disagree with his post and wanted to post his name on my blog to steal hits away from his. See tons of people daily good for


May 2, 2008  2:05 AM

IBM really not ready for the letter i



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

While in Nashville at COMMON I mentioned to IBM that someone and maybe more than one person needs to work on taking out all the old System i, iSeries, and eeeek AS/400 terms out of the OS and the IBM.com web site. I hate to report it but it's not happening like I would like it to. If this were...


April 23, 2008  7:00 PM

Bytware’s i5virus Nominated for Webby – Please sign up and VOTE



Posted by: David Vasta
COMMON - A users group, David on System i, Offtopic, System i

So it's not everyday that an IBM vendor gets nominated for advertising, and I know IBM might never fall into that category. It's a cold hard fact of life. IBM has never attempted to really be bold in advertising. I digress. Bytware on the other...


April 21, 2008  7:23 PM

IBM i name change is not good for everyone . . . I guess



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

I reported a few weeks back that IBM changed the System i and i5/OS to "i for Business" and the hardware was going to be called POWER. This as one person put it was a...


April 12, 2008  1:46 AM

Al Barsa Jr – Farewell



Posted by: David Vasta
AS/400, David on System i, System i

LINK to STORY I was just at COMMON in Nashville with Al as most of you were. This past Friday Al Barsa Jr. passed away. I had to read it a few times as I did not think it was right or maybe it was some other Al...


April 2, 2008  5:40 PM

The day the System i went away – Bye Bye System i



Posted by: David Vasta
AIX on Power, COMMON - A users group, i on Power, Linux on POWER, POWER Systems, System i

i logoThe title is...


April 1, 2008  2:50 PM

Live from COMMON – Day 2 – Monday



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

Monday was pretty good. I arrived at my first session I was giving late and that threw me. I hate being late. The I think the whole session was odd and I was really uncomfortable. I then about mid session realized my slides needed to be reworked. Maybe next year I will be in better form. Thanks to...


March 31, 2008  2:38 PM

COMMON Day 1 – Good things are coming?



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

I woke up early in Charlotte, piled myself into my car and drove from Charlotte to Atlanta to Chattanooga and arrived in Nashville around 2:00 CST. The Opryland Hotel is entirely to huge. I will go into why I don't like the hotel and how they fail as a good hotel for conventions from my first...


March 29, 2008  2:25 AM

COMMON – Driving to Nashville



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

I am going to be driving to Nashville on Saturday! COMMON starts Sunday @ 9 AM for the SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) with a wonderful breakfast put on by the COMMON staff. What a nice thing to do. I am going to tell you this now. You need to pay attention to this blog. Something huge is coming...


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