This is nuts!

This is nuts!


The IBMi - almost 26, and still “Future Proof”

The IBMi – almost 26, and still “Future Proof”

kjrose:

Every business we end up bringing an IBMi into is amazed at how powerful it is and how quickly their business processes improve. It’s definitely not for a small business, but if you are growing, or planning to grow, IBMi’s are still one of the best long term investments you can make.

Originally posted on Blog - Panda Rose Consulting Studios, Inc.:

The IBMi system turned 25 in 2013. This…

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Did HeartBleed affect you? Then donate to OpenSSL to keep it from happening again.

Did HeartBleed affect you? Then donate to OpenSSL to keep it from happening again.

For everyone who heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability. OpenSSL is the foundation that develops this encryption standard used by a very large chunk of the web. Here is a note from them about how many donations they get in perspective to how important they are.

In a typical year the OpenSSL project receives about US$2000 in donations.

This week we have received roughly 200 donations totaling…

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St. Augustine, freedom from the slavery of the flesh

St. Augustine, freedom from the slavery of the flesh

Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.

~ St Augustine of Hippo.

Now, I’m going to expose a bit of my weakness here. Some of you may be more familiar with the story behind St. Augustine’s early life and his latter conversion into Catholicism than I am. For those who aren’t he was one of the foundational saints of Catholic theology. Arguably, he’s one of the most foundational and important…

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The more you read, the more you see most obvious truths could be very wrong.

The more you read, the more you see most obvious truths could be very wrong.

The Politics Book (© Dorling Kindersley)

I have been reading way too much of late, and I started to come to a weird and disconcerting conclusion. Many of the ‘truths’ that I read every day may not actually be the end of the story.

Truths like: Democracy is the best of all bad systems of government; Capitalism allows people to be most free, which then is also assumed to be a good thing; People…

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Moderates, madness and the march to extremism.

Moderates, madness and the march to extremism.

Anyone who has been watching the world crisis is probably well aware of the extreme unemployment issues among the youth in Spain and Greece. Spain, I believe has been formally past 50% unemployment for a while. Greece is the same, or will be there shortly with the current trends.

First, I want to clear up some common misconceptions I see on blogs and in the media. Unemployment is not a measure of…

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Got some help with the shoveling today.

Got some help with the shoveling today.


Suzanne and I built some epic snow people + baby today.

Suzanne and I built some epic snow people + baby today.


Shipping department.

Shipping department.


6 rules you should follow to practice safe web surfing.

6 rules you should follow to practice safe web surfing.

People who have sat down at my compute to use it on the web discover very quickly that I run a tight ship. I view surfing and the work I do on the web similar to how many people view sex. If I do a lot of it, with a lot of unknown partners then I’m taking on considerable risks; Thus, I have to either protect myself accordingly or I have to not be so promiscuous, and promiscuity is so much funner…

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