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Running a Batch IBM i Full System Save–Is It Worth It?

Here’s a link to a nice IBM post about how to run a full system save in batch mode while the system is restricted. Batch saves in restricted state are made possible by a Batch Time Limit parameter (BCHTIMLMT) added … Continue reading

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Using Generic IBM i Sign-ons for Reaching a Second System

Let’s say you have the following IBM i partitions at your location: PROD1 = Production machine (system 1) DEV1 = Development machine (system 2) Everyone has to log on to PROD1 but only selected people need to log on to DEV1 (mostly programmers … Continue reading

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The Twitter @-Sign Trap–Starting a Tweet with an @ is a Reply

dont start a twitter with a ampersand The gist is that if you send a tweet that starts with a twitter handle in the first position of your tweet (ex., @joehertvik), that message will only be sent to your followers who also follow the twitter account you reference in your tweet. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Minimizing IBM i IPL Surprises With The IPL Startup Kit

IT Jungle has posted my current article on properly prepping for an IBM i IPL by creating and using an IPL Startup Kit. I cover the following territory in this article: To help prevent surprises, here’s an IPL startup kit … Continue reading

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IT Jungle Potpourri: Determining IBM i Library Backup Dates, Limiting FTP Access, and Autostarting TCP/IP Servers

Click here to read a fast-moving IT Jungle article I wrote that details how to do the following IBM i administrative tasks:     How to determine the last time your IBM i libraries were backed up and whether they … Continue reading

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IBM i QuickTip: When You Can’t FTP from a Windows Desktop to an IBM i

Here’s a common fix for when you can’t perform a Windows FTP transfer with your IBM i partition. It’s common for a Windows-to-IBM i FTP transfer to get blocked when the Windows desktop firewall blocks port 20 traffic to the Windows … Continue reading

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Coming Soon? Auto-adding Courses and Certs to Your LinkedIn Profile

According to TNW (The Next Web), LinkedIn is piloting a program to allow users to automatically add course completions and certifications to their LinkedIn profiles. Under the program (which is being piloted with seven “premiere” online education firms), LinkedIn would … Continue reading

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Joehertvik.com is looking for a few good guest authors

Contact Joe Hertvik if you’re interested in writing a guest post for his blog Continue reading

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Subscribe to joehertvik.com–Get New Posts by Email

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My First Job: Customer Service & Entrepreneurship Through Newspaper Delivery

There’s a popular series of articles circulating on LinkedIn right now where mega-successful people discuss their first jobs and what they learned. While I don’t fall in the ranks of the mega-rich, mega-successful business people, it might still be somewhat educational … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: IBM Enhances Disk And Flash For Power Systems

From Timothy Prickett-Morgan at IT Jungle: We are winding down our coverage of the fourth quarter Power Systems platform announcements, and this week we take a look at the substantial enhancements for I/O controllers, disk drives, and flash storage that IBM … Continue reading

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Stopping Graphics Suppressors in LinkedIn Status Updates

I’ve noticed that when I post a link to my LinkedIn status updates, the LinkedIn update doesn’t always display any of the graphics associated with my story.  Ideally, when I post a link to my blog as a LI status … Continue reading

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Disk: Oh, How Cheap Thou Art…

Two things struck me today about disk: Went to buy some USB thumb drives for my users. I wanted to get 4 Gb drives so that they would only have the files we wanted them to have without giving them … Continue reading

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MS Office QuickTip: Re-enabling Overtype Mode in Word 2010

I was typing in a Word 2010 document today when I pressed the Insert key to type over data that was already in the form. Nothing happened. The new words just kept inserting into the old words, spreading the existing … Continue reading

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IT Jungle: The 4 GB Access Path Size Time Bomb

From my latest IT Jungle article: The time bomb I’m referring to is the Access path size (ACCPTHSIZ) parameter in some application files. In older versions of the OS/400 operating system (the precursor to the modern IBM i OS), the … Continue reading

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