Registered and started the IBM course Master the Mainframe. I thought I looked at this before but it was only available for younger students. Anyhoo I think I’ll skip the COBOL course because I don’t think that will add anything I don’t already know about COBOL. However I am glad, for reasons I explain below, […]
Article Didn’t see that one coming…did you? So…videoconferencing is a thing. We’ll do it too and crush them, because we hate to see another company succeed. Reminds me of when Microsoft went after Netscape. Early in the days of the Internet little Netscape was selling their web browser for a modest price because they realized […]
The most interesting thing I’ve found about this course, at least as taught at this level is how similar it is to old MSV. I say at this level because it’s not really taking advantage of the advances of z/OS.
Looking into The COBOL Training Course, an open source initiative under the Open Mainframe Project. Saw a YouTube video titled “COBOL Fridays – Get hands-on – Run a COBOL program”Which talks about running COBOL on a z/OS.It requires …VS Code for COBOL development which I’m already using for COBOL on my MVS emulator and GnuCOBOL.Also […]
First time trying to use since I installed 19.3.Installed XsaneFirst it didn’t even recognize it.So tried to add printer with cups.Then got message “Failed to scan, Unable to connect to scanner”Next installed HP Tools which at least could scan USB and then recognized the printer.Scanning software still didn’t find scannertail -f /var/log/* seemed to report […]
In the past this has bitten me so many times. I don’t know if this will remain true and I might have stayed with Manjaro long ago if I knew this one thing. Don’t use the pamac GUI to apply big updates to Manjaro. If you use the pamac GUI to install an individual program […]
Trying to download a little hex editor and a required ~50MB Rust download is estimated to take over 15min. This is a problem I’ve seen in Manjaro more than a few times before. I think they need more distributed servers.
I decided I’d take a look at Julia again. The SQLite module is very important to me right now. More than important, for me…essential! But I guess I’m too stupid to figure it out. Add to this that some of the documentation applies to different versions. This is something I used early on and got […]
I feel my past thoughts about Zoom seem on track. Security expert Steve Gibson gave his thoughts about Zoom which seem to confirm my thoughts. Steve approaches the subject as an expert. My approached was based more on a feeling based on listening to the CEO and judging his sincerity. And my feeling about how […]
Watched an interesting video about COBOL on YouTube called “The New COBOL” – Benno Rice (PyCon AU 2019). In that video he showed a quote [COmmon Business-Oriented Language] (Synonymous with evil.) A weak, verbose, and flabby language used by code grinders to do boring mindless things on dinosaur mainframes. Hackers believe that all COBOL programmers […]