While attempting to connect today I received a timeout. So I checked the Slack System_Status channel and nothing reported. I also checked connection_issues…nothing reported. I tried again…same problem. Finally rechecked connection_issues and someone reported the timeout. The response was something like it was Upgrade Sunday. Doesn’t Slack have a stick lead page feature (or whatever […]
Microsoft-Connected CloudGuru Doesn’t Care About GNU/Linux and Now It’s Gradually Killing the BSD/Linux-Centric Jupiter Broadcasting (Bought by Linux Academy) WTH? Does Microsoft think they change my computing philosophy and lure me back to them? Lol…Right! When I say me I mean people like me, because obviously I’m of no importance to them. These kind of […]
Well as I expected being able to edit my z/OS mainframe programs with VS Code makes things much easier. Don’t get me wrong doing it the traditional harder way on a 3270 screen is good to know. When I was punching cards, I would have killed for ISPF on a 3270. Anyhoo… I didn’t want […]
Just got email Congratulations on finishing Part 1 of Master the Mainframe Learning System!! which is funny because I finished Part 3…6 days ago!
The following commands are taken from a link Professor Rene’ Ferland’s pointed to on his website. enscript –font=Courier-Bold@8 -l -H3 -r –margins=25:25:40:40 -p cobol01.ps cobol01.cob ps2pdf cobol01.ps cobol01.pdf The professor’s script used Ghostscript rather than ps2pdf. The above 2 commands can be combined into one. enscript –font=Courier-Bold@8 -l -H3 -r –margins=25:25:40:40 -p – cobol01.cob | […]
I asked a question about a YouTube video I watched “Using Cobol and VSAM on DOS/VSE – M174” concerning greenbar listings shown, and Professor René Ferland, the video author, responded that it was created using his script that uses enscript. I’ve never even heard about this program or the Adobe program it’s based on, and […]
The admin (Paul) reset my password and it worked. He said he’s seen issues with RACF where that fixed it. Now I can work on the REXX program if I don’t get too distracted. At any rate it is nice to have it working in VS Code.
I start most mornings with my cup of coffee, in front of my computer screen reading news headlines and various articles from RSS feeds that interest me. I’ve been using the RSS reader built into Thunderbird for many years. I read the major news headlines from many of the top news sites and try to […]
Even though I technically finished the MTM course as long as I still have access to z/OS I would still like to work on the final challenge using the zowe extensions in the VS Code editor. Up until now I used the old school TSO/ISPF in a 3270 emulator. Without being specific I have over […]
I thought this was a good intro into z/OS. I had been playing with MVS on Hercules, and I wanted to have some idea on how MVS and z/OS differed. Is MVS so old that I’m wasting my time learning it? Other than obvious improvements over the years, I found the biggest differentiator is the […]