• If at first you don’t succeed, don’t try again

    I once brought down both the Development and Production mainframes by running the same SQL query on both of them. When we first started using DB2 the performance was not good enough for online production systems but was OK for decision support. We had a system where the developers had access to both the development […]

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  • The Silver Bullet list

    There are now over 1400 entries in the Silver Bullet (SB) list (example Saxon Base) When I was working for Chris Winter on the Silver Bullet project we started a collection of word pairs where the first word started with an S and the second started with a B The list now contains over 1400 […]

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  • Three times older than when I started

    I celebrated being exactly 3 times the age that I was when I first started working for IBM, on 30th April 2009. Here’s the REXX exec to demonstrate it /* Routine to calculate when you will be exactly 3 times older than when you first started working. */ dob = date( “B”, “30 Jul 1958″ […]

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  • I was once locked into two tapes drives

    After my first year at University I worked on shift as a computer operator, in Building E machine room. My job involved – typing “k e,1″ to clear a line from the Master terminal of a System 370 running MFT. – sitting behind a line printer fanning the greenline paper into the box when the […]

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  • top 10 list of questions to ask when some code doesn’t work

    Unfortunately I have never seen such a list. But I’m prepared to start one. If you’re the asker – find the “stupid question asker” and start explaining the problem to them. You’ll realise your mistake quite quickly – if you’re worried that that it could be a silly mistake, and not worth being awarded “the […]

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Tide Times & Heights for Langstone Harbour on
30th September 2022
02:45 High Tide ( 4.97m )
07:56 Low Tide ( 1.08m )
15:09 High Tide ( 4.96m )
20:17 Low Tide ( 1.19m )

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Tide Times & Heights for Northney on
30th September 2022
02:48 High Tide ( 4.63m )
08:04 Low Tide ( 0.43m )
15:09 High Tide ( 4.62m )
20:23 Low Tide ( 0.53m )
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