• Quite What is an Object Action interface

    I accidentally invented an Object Action Interface for ISPF/PDF – I called it “Quite What” (QW) In the early 80’s, I programmed a suite of routines that performed an appropriate action for the object you had most recently selected (either by browsing or editing). In most cases the routine performed the next most logical action […]

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  • Two of my colleagues have committed suicide.

    I remember a Peanuts cartoon where Linus (7) and Charlie Brown (9) are leaning over the picket fence considering life. Linus asked “Do you think there’s one day on your life that’s better than any other?” Charlie Brown replied “There must be.” Linus paused then said “Suppose you’ve already had it”. For my colleagues who […]

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  • Driving lessons

    I learnt to drive in the IBM Havant car park. On my second lesson I nearly kangaroo’d backwards into the Building 27 machine rooms. At the tender age of 16 years, 11 months and 28 days my Dad said I could have my first driving lesson, round the IBM Havant car park. There was a […]

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  • It’s not my mistake but I can fix it

    I once closed a Severity 1 APAR (bug) as “User error” – then re-released every module in the online system to correct it. The system was HVP (High Volume Products – an internal ordering system) I was responsible for the rewrite of the online system. Each online program had an edit on a list of […]

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  • 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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Tide Times & Heights for Langstone Harbour on
2nd December 2022
06:28 High Tide ( 4.27m )
11:47 Low Tide ( 1.79m )
18:51 High Tide ( 4.04m )

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Tide Times & Heights for Northney on
2nd December 2022
06:41 High Tide ( 4.21m )
11:52 Low Tide ( 1.5m )
19:05 High Tide ( 3.94m )
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