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Holiday Surprise: LinkedIn Removes Activity Feed from User Profile Page

linkedin official icon In December 2013, LinkedIn removed the activity feed from your LI full profile page. You can no longer see other user’s activity feeds. Here are the details. Continue reading

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Recommended IT Jungle Reading: The Once and Future IBM i System

itj-logoIf you’re involved in the IBM i world, I recommend you read two recent articles by Timothy Prickett Morgan, where he covers the aging of IBM i servers and what IBM could do about it.
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IT Jungle: 2013 – An IBM i Year in Review

itj-logo Heading into 2014, it’s worth looking back at 2013 in the IBM i midrange marketplace. It was an eventful year. Continue reading

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Three Quotes that Could Have Come From IT Professionals…But Didn’t

Things that famous people might say if they were IT. Continue reading

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Another Thing You Can’t Ship to a Data Center Any More…Compressed Air

For Data Center managers, the latest entry in the items that can go boom when shipped is..compressed air cans. Continue reading

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IT Management and the Hertvik Paradox: Invisibility is Your Friend

Here’s the formula for success in IT infrastructure:

Success=Invisibility

The more people actually see you doing your job, the less successful you are.
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Using Zemanta’s Related Post Plugin with WordPress

I added the Related Posts plugin by Zemanta to my WordPress Web site last week. It’s been a great addition and so far, it’s been incredibly easy to install and configure.
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Having Problems Accessing the WideOpenWest Email Portal?

Contacted WideOpenWest (WOW) technical support today when I could no longer reach my email over the Internet through the portal.wideopenwest.com URL. It turns out that WOW’s portal.wideopenwest.com URLĀ no longer works for accessing email over the Web. If you’ve been using … Continue reading

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Expect Delays When Changing IBM i Disk Cache Batteries

Expect two sets of processing delays when changing IBM i disk cache batteries. Continue reading

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Will Opening the CEC Cover Turn Off Your Power 7 System?

Be careful when you take the cover off your Power 7 IBM i Central Electronics Complex unit (CEC, commonly pronounced “Keck”). You could accidentally power down your entire Power 7 system. Continue reading

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IBM Updates External Storage Summary for IBM i on Power & PureFlex

IBM recently updated its IBM i on Power Systems External Storage Support matrix summary, during the 12-3-13 to 12-5-13 timeframe. Continue reading

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And Now WordPress 3.8…

Days after updating joehertvik.com to Wordpress 3.7.1, I took the jump and updated again to the new released Wordpress 3.8. Continue reading

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Translating IBM i Communication Traces to Wireshark Format

Did you know that you can get IBM i communications trace data in Wireshark format? Continue reading

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My Favorite #FiveWordTechHorrors Tweet

Having a good time this lunchtime reading the #FiveWordTechHorrors tweets that have suddenly gone viral on Twitter. In five words or less, people are describing their own horror stories. But by far, this is my favorite tweet from @supermantweets: This … Continue reading

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URL to View All Group Activity for Your LinkedIn Connections

Use this URL if you only want to view just the group activity of your LinkedIn connections (which connections joined a group, who started a discussion, who commented on a discussion, etc.). It’s a handy way to get current on … Continue reading

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