I’ve been working with computers for over 30 years and I still am amazed at how fast they are. I do these little exercises every now and then to remind myself. I ran a Python program I wrote to create real “looking” customer data. It uses sqlite databases of first name, last name and zip […]


Continuing my look at COBOL. Previously I had typed/compiled/ran the customary “hello world” program to test the compiler. But wanted to learn to read/write typical PC files with variable length records with each line terminated with a CR. The mainframe programs I’ve written in the past always used blocked/fixed length records. Success! I’m rusty but […]