• 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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  • My desk name plate is 24 years old

    My desk name plate celebrated its 21st birthday three years ago. In June 1985 I attended a course entitled PSL/PSA. The Instructor was Rolf Moerman, the course manager was Jon Tappy. I can’t remember anything about the course except a) I have a photo of the class and can recognise 5 in the picture (including…

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  • Give your computer a nice name

    I had a computer called Drinkstable… as in “I haven’t had a drink all night occifer” Are computers people too? Perhaps not, but they can have nicer names than “IBM-B7L3R8616″ I’ve named computers after film characters, favorite music and jokes. There was forrest, majordan (should have been lieutenant dan), jenny and drillsergeant. We had two…

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  • Draw diagrams with 8 boxes

    In the early 90’s we were still drawing diagrams using box characters in Script. My colleagues pointed out that many of my diagrams consisted of 8 boxes. After some consideration I replied that this gave me an edge as … most people can only remember 7 things at any one time. … and the one…

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  • I’ve never won a project naming competition

    For Technical Infrastructure my slogan was “tired of doing it by hand… then get yourself a FlowJob”. For the recent CLS competition my submission was in the form of a poem. The bean counters at CLS desired a slogan blue They offered wide screen for success in competition. TRUE! The entries varied, more or less…

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