• Avoid saying I didn’t think you’d find it

    I also learnt that when a tester complains about a problem you were already aware of the list of acceptable responses does not include “I didn’t think you’d find it” Many years later, after I’d avoided the customer care course, the following events took place 1. I found a bug in some code, only a…

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  • What did you expect

    I now understand there is more than one way to ask “Well, what did you expect?”. In the early 90’s we were developing the Technical Infrastructure being used by a number of projects for utility companies. We provided C APIs. At one customer the IBM contact called to report that when their program called our…

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  • I can use a model 29 card punch

    I used to be able to multi-punch semi-colons using a model 29 card punch. They could only do BCD – not EBCDIC For those of you who have only worked on Windows or -ix systems there are other types of character representation systems than ASCII or Unicode. IBM mainframes use(d) EBCDIC – Extended Binary Coded…

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  • I’ve never used a coding pad

    Not even at university, where I used to write my programs on a quarter of a piece of green lined paper. In pencil; in case I had to rub the code out or change indentation. There was no way I could write big enough letters to fill in the empty blocks on a coding pad.…

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  • All code used to be CAPS

    Nowadays nearly all code is written in mixed case. But in the late 70’s and early 80’s we used dumb screens (3270’s) and the ISPF editor would be configured to automatically capitalise just about everything you typed. So PL/1 programs were written in CAPS. When we started using Script/DCF (which became GML (leading to HTML…

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