• 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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  • My real name is Robert Peter Gordon Miller

    So why am I called Herb? When I was a schoolboy at Portsmouth Grammar we were initially all called by our surnames. Being too dumb to ask each others Christian names ( in those days we all had Christian names, even those who weren’t C of E ) we invented nicknames for each other e.g.…

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