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The Buzz › IBM Systems Magazine Launches its First iPad App

June 28th, 2013 Comments off
With the redesign of IBM Systems Magazine completed, the editorial and design teams, which are always looking for a new challenge, set their sights on...


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Geekish Garrulous Grumblings blogs › sync outlook calendar with google calendar

June 24th, 2013 Comments off
once upon a time I was able to synch all my calendars

A few months ago, Google announced they were discontinuing Google Sync and Google Calendar Sync. These applications were designed to synchronize Gmail accounts with Outlook, various devices and other software via Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) protocol.

So, before Google calendar synch vanishes from the digital world:

This is how you easily setup your Google calendar and outlook calendar to synchronize with each other.

If you make an entry in outlook and it appears in your Google calendar and vice versa. Edit a diary entry in either - the changes are reflected. Very cool. and very free  :)

The original free version of Google Calendar Sync (v 0.9.4.1) still works for me and is attached to this post. Download it and install.

Once installed, simply enter your Google account email address and decide how you want to synchronize it. I choose 2-way synch:

Google calender synch


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Geekish Garrulous Grumblings blogs › Thank you Doctor Frank Soltis

June 21st, 2013 Comments off

So, back in June 1986, at the tender age of 18, I went looking for a summer job. After seeing an add saying 'Warehouse Help Needed' in the local job centre, I rode my Yamaha DT125 down to a local company who needed young fellas to move boxes around a warehouse during the summer break. "Sounds simple enough" I thought and the possibility of driving a forklift truck spun me into a frenzy of excitement.

Who knew, that being denied the job on the basis of being 'over qualified' (ie: I had good school grades) I was ushered upto a beige coloured room with a huge star-trek like computer in it. After a brief chat with a chap wearing 1970's coloured trousers I was offered a job as a trainee programmer working on the project to migrate from the companies System/36 to the new and shiney System/38.

A couple of years later, with rumours of the new Silverlake system or Olympic System or 'application system 40' or AS/400 system about to land on British shores, I was already a confirmed IT-junkie. The AS/400 transformed the midrange computer industry. It's kept me employed and enjoying my work for the last twenty some years. The AS/400 sucessor, the IBM Power System running IBM i operating system is poised to do it all over again.


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midrange.com - In My Humble Opinion › Happy Birthday IBM i

June 21st, 2013 Comments off
Happy Birthday IBM i! This video was taken during the 2013 COMMON Annual Meeting & Conference in Austin. Unfortunately they didn’t include my wishing IBM i a Happy Birthday (where I promised not to sing). I have to say, IBM i (formerly System i, iSeries, & AS/400) has been extraordinarily good to me and my […]


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The Buzz › Sharing the Cake

June 21st, 2013 Comments off
The day has finally arrived. We’ve been working on celebrating the IBM i 25th birthday for several months. We worked with IBM to create the...


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PowerUp › The LUG – Giving to Gain

June 3rd, 2013 Comments off
The IBMi25 anniversary celebration enters the home stretch with Lynne Benedict’s commentary about a grass roots customer effort that evolved into a strategic partnership with...


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