Re: [U2] Another job ad written by people who have no clue

2012-11-02 Thread Wols Lists
On 02/11/12 02:49, Bill Haskett wrote:
 Kind of reminds me of my phone.  It's gotten so many functions, that
 barely work, now I can't even make a simple phone call.  So I ditched my
 Android and went to a pay-as-you-go simple phone.  Now I can receive and
 make calls without any problems.  Who'd have thought?  :-)

:-)

I follow Linus on Google+ and there's been a major rant about screen
resolution and how laptops (and indeed desktops) are now so lo-res.

The typical top-end laptop ten years ago had a screen res about
2000x1280. Now it's pretty much impossible to find anything above 1080!

(And no, hi-res does not necessarily equal small. When working close-up
at a large screen it often is the difference between readable and
unreadable - large HD screens are meant to be viewed at a distance far
too far away for sensible working.)

Cheers,
Wol
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Re: [U2] Another job ad written by people who have no clue

2012-11-02 Thread Brian Leach
There's a comedy radio show I listen to, and a few weeks back they had a 'My
New App Does ..' round.
One of the contributors said (paraphrased)

I've got a brilliant new app!

It shows a set of numbers on my display.. 
and if you press them in the right order .. it sends a message to one of
your friends.. 

And you know what? If they respond - you can even talk to each other!

Whoever would have thought of adding that to a phone?

Brian

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On 02/11/12 02:49, Bill Haskett wrote:
 Kind of reminds me of my phone.  It's gotten so many functions, that 
 barely work, now I can't even make a simple phone call.  So I ditched 
 my Android and went to a pay-as-you-go simple phone.  Now I can 
 receive and make calls without any problems.  Who'd have thought?  :-)




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Re: [U2] Another job ad written by people who have no clue

2012-11-02 Thread Charlie Noah
I'm with you, Bill. My phone makes and receives calls - period. I think 
you might be able to text on it (remember having to press 3 numbers to 
get 1 letter?) - but I don't use it. The best part - it costs me 
$99/year! And no, I don't talk on it while driving.


Charlie

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On 11-01-2012 9:49 PM, Bill Haskett wrote:
Kind of reminds me of my phone.  It's gotten so many functions, that 
barely work, now I can't even make a simple phone call.  So I ditched 
my Android and went to a pay-as-you-go simple phone.  Now I can 
receive and make calls without any problems.  Who'd have thought?  :-)


Bill

P.S.  Now I'm waiting for the new Thinkpad X1 to get a better docking 
station and offload my business email to the cloud, where I can 
securely store and access 10Gb of archived email.  Then I'll just walk 
around with a phone that works and an ultra-thin ultra-fast 
workstation I can open up and access the internet in a few seconds, to 
get whatever I need (and be able to read it and interface by typing 70 
wpm).  Ahhh...



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*From:* 3xk547...@sneakemail.com
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*Date:* 11/1/2012 4:25 PM
*Subject:* Re: [U2] Another job ad written by people who have no clue

In the mainstream, it's generally understood that one must be in a
constant learning cycle, or skills get outdated in a matter of 6-18
months. So .NET people need to understand the difference between
WebForms and MVC, and adapt to generics, lambdas, and dynamic types.
Java people need to adjust to changes in frameworks, networking,
security, and XML parsing. PHP people need to understand competing
frameworks as well as balance their server-side skills with JavaScript
and related client frameworks. Any browser developer needs to shift
with browser changes, now HTML5, CSS3, etc. And some of us need to do
all of the above and then some.

But what changes in the Pick world? Not much. And how do a lot of Pick
people respond to that? By not feeling a need to do anything but
R83-compatible BASIC.

There are a lot  of jobs out there for developers of new UI's for
existing MV apps, but few people available who can satisfy the demand.
And yet Pick people have  had nearly two decades to improve their
skills. Every developer here should be qualified for the job
associated with this thread, because that ad looks pretty much like
any other ad in this industry these days.

I'm not trying to paint every Pickie as a dinosaur or a laggard - far
from it. I'm just saying there are too many people who still only know
BASIC while there have been any number of opportunities to move beyond
that. And there are any number of examples of people in the mainstream
who are in a constant mode of adaptation to prove that this is not
only possible but the established norm.

We are where we are in the Pick industry because Pick people generally
become complacent in the belief that they are already using the best
database in the world, so they don't need to learn anything else.
That's just wrong at so many levels. That cripples the industry,
making it more difficult for VARs to sell their software and for the
DBMS providers to continue investing in this niche market.

And let's face it, the additional problem that many here face is that
the developer base is now aging, and it's difficult to start from
scratch and jump on Mr Toad's Wild Technology Ride. We just can't do
that anymore - myself included. What this means is that many people
need to recognize their own limitations, and transition their approach
to finding employment and consulting gigs. Position as a manager
rather than as a programmer. Profile your skills as a problem solver
who can get qualified people to write code, rather than competing with
a million people who can write code but can't solve real world
business problems. Sell your understanding of business rules, because
this is an area where you excel compared to all of those people who
can write code but have no idea what to write.

T



From: John Lorentz

David Jordan wrote:

you have to change the way you get the job interview.

Only works if there are jobs available.

In Portland, the long list of what people are looking for in skills

when

hiring does not include Pick (or other varieties).  And years of
experience in the field plus knowledge of xxx (say, PHP) does

not

equal five years of experience in PHP specifically using tools x

and y

in their equation, and you don't get past the initial screening.

So I scramble to get what I can.  Right now, I'm working QA on a
contract and haven't had a chance for a permanent job for seven

years

now.

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Re: [U2] Another job ad written by people who have no clue

2012-11-02 Thread Mecki Foerthmann

Come on Charlie, texting is cool and it is easy.
If I want to talk to my son in France for instance, I send him a text to 
switch on his PC so we can use Skype to actually talk and vice versa.
The workshop sending me a text that my bike is ready to be collected - 
now how cool is that?

You're an American and you guys had letters on your phone keys for ages.
OK if you would have to remember that B is hitting 2 twice and S is 
hitting 7 four times I could see your point, but it's really not that 
difficult when the letters are actually displayed on the keys and you 
soon get the hang of it.
I bought a phone with especially big keys so I can see the letters 
because my eyes are not what they used to be. ;-)
And no, it's not one of those so called smart phones - it cost me just 
15£ including bluetooth and camera - and no contract.


On 02/11/2012 12:07, Charlie Noah wrote:
I'm with you, Bill. My phone makes and receives calls - period. I 
think you might be able to text on it (remember having to press 3 
numbers to get 1 letter?) - but I don't use it. The best part - it 
costs me $99/year! And no, I don't talk on it while driving.


Charlie

Tiny Bear's Wild Bird Store
Home of Safety Net Shipping
http://www.TinyBearWildBirdStore.com
Toll Free: 1-855-TinyBear (855-846-9232)



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Re: [U2] Another job ad written by people who have no clue

2012-11-02 Thread Charlie Noah
Just old fashioned, I guess, Mecki. My phone has 12 buttons: 1-0, * and 
#, and the necessary Send, End, Menu and cursor arrows. That's enough 
buttons for me. I know what you mean about the eyes not being what they 
used to be. I've been looking for an easier to read keyboard, maybe with 
black letters on white or yellow keys. I've tried lighted keys and they 
never worked very well. The painted (or inked) letters rub off so fast, 
and I've never mastered touch typing. Having only one hand to type with 
doesn't help, either. And speaking of being old fashioned, do you know 
it's almost impossible to get a keyboard with the big, L shaped Enter 
key and the \ on the top row next to the Backspace key?


Getting older by the second,
Charlie

On 11-02-2012 7:52 AM, Mecki Foerthmann wrote:

Come on Charlie, texting is cool and it is easy.
If I want to talk to my son in France for instance, I send him a text 
to switch on his PC so we can use Skype to actually talk and vice versa.
The workshop sending me a text that my bike is ready to be collected - 
now how cool is that?

You're an American and you guys had letters on your phone keys for ages.
OK if you would have to remember that B is hitting 2 twice and S is 
hitting 7 four times I could see your point, but it's really not that 
difficult when the letters are actually displayed on the keys and you 
soon get the hang of it.
I bought a phone with especially big keys so I can see the letters 
because my eyes are not what they used to be. ;-)
And no, it's not one of those so called smart phones - it cost me just 
15£ including bluetooth and camera - and no contract.


On 02/11/2012 12:07, Charlie Noah wrote:
I'm with you, Bill. My phone makes and receives calls - period. I 
think you might be able to text on it (remember having to press 3 
numbers to get 1 letter?) - but I don't use it. The best part - it 
costs me $99/year! And no, I don't talk on it while driving.


Charlie

Tiny Bear's Wild Bird Store
Home of Safety Net Shipping
http://www.TinyBearWildBirdStore.com
Toll Free: 1-855-TinyBear (855-846-9232)



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[U2] How to create an entry in the Universe errlog file?

2012-11-02 Thread Don Robinson
Hello guys,
 
Today's challenge...
 
I routinely check the Universe errlog file for problem programs.
 
I would like to write my own errors to the errlog but can't find any way to to 
so.
 
An example would be if an invalid or blank print Q is used in SETPTR.
SETPTR doesn't check for a valid print queue but I can by reading the DEVICE 
file and displaying a message to the user.
 
The problem is this can occurs in processes that log to COMO or PH and looking 
through a bunch of these is a pain.
 
If I could write directly to the errlog file it would be much easier.
 
Universe on AIX.

Don Robinson
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Re: [U2] Another job ad written by people who have no clue

2012-11-02 Thread Wjhonson
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing

Took me from 42 wpm to 78 wpm in two weeks.
I'm not kidding

 

 

 

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Sent: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:07 am
Subject: Re: [U2] Another job ad written by people who have no clue


Just old fashioned, I guess, Mecki. My phone has 12 buttons: 1-0, * and 
#, and the necessary Send, End, Menu and cursor arrows. That's enough 
buttons for me. I know what you mean about the eyes not being what they 
used to be. I've been looking for an easier to read keyboard, maybe with 
black letters on white or yellow keys. I've tried lighted keys and they 
never worked very well. The painted (or inked) letters rub off so fast, 
and I've never mastered touch typing. Having only one hand to type with 
doesn't help, either. And speaking of being old fashioned, do you know 
it's almost impossible to get a keyboard with the big, L shaped Enter 
key and the \ on the top row next to the Backspace key?

Getting older by the second,
Charlie

On 11-02-2012 7:52 AM, Mecki Foerthmann wrote:
 Come on Charlie, texting is cool and it is easy.
 If I want to talk to my son in France for instance, I send him a text 
 to switch on his PC so we can use Skype to actually talk and vice versa.
 The workshop sending me a text that my bike is ready to be collected - 
 now how cool is that?
 You're an American and you guys had letters on your phone keys for ages.
 OK if you would have to remember that B is hitting 2 twice and S is 
 hitting 7 four times I could see your point, but it's really not that 
 difficult when the letters are actually displayed on the keys and you 
 soon get the hang of it.
 I bought a phone with especially big keys so I can see the letters 
 because my eyes are not what they used to be. ;-)
 And no, it's not one of those so called smart phones - it cost me just 
 15£ including bluetooth and camera - and no contract.

 On 02/11/2012 12:07, Charlie Noah wrote:
 I'm with you, Bill. My phone makes and receives calls - period. I 
 think you might be able to text on it (remember having to press 3 
 numbers to get 1 letter?) - but I don't use it. The best part - it 
 costs me $99/year! And no, I don't talk on it while driving.

 Charlie

 Tiny Bear's Wild Bird Store
 Home of Safety Net Shipping
 http://www.TinyBearWildBirdStore.com
 Toll Free: 1-855-TinyBear (855-846-9232)


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Re: [U2] Another job ad written by people who have no clue

2012-11-02 Thread Charlie Noah

Left handed only, when I used to be right handed?

On 11-02-2012 10:54 AM, Wjhonson wrote:

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing

Took me from 42 wpm to 78 wpm in two weeks.
I'm not kidding

  

  

  


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From: Charlie Noah cwn...@comcast.net
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Sent: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 6:07 am
Subject: Re: [U2] Another job ad written by people who have no clue


Just old fashioned, I guess, Mecki. My phone has 12 buttons: 1-0, * and
#, and the necessary Send, End, Menu and cursor arrows. That's enough
buttons for me. I know what you mean about the eyes not being what they
used to be. I've been looking for an easier to read keyboard, maybe with
black letters on white or yellow keys. I've tried lighted keys and they
never worked very well. The painted (or inked) letters rub off so fast,
and I've never mastered touch typing. Having only one hand to type with
doesn't help, either. And speaking of being old fashioned, do you know
it's almost impossible to get a keyboard with the big, L shaped Enter
key and the \ on the top row next to the Backspace key?

Getting older by the second,
Charlie

On 11-02-2012 7:52 AM, Mecki Foerthmann wrote:

Come on Charlie, texting is cool and it is easy.
If I want to talk to my son in France for instance, I send him a text
to switch on his PC so we can use Skype to actually talk and vice versa.
The workshop sending me a text that my bike is ready to be collected -
now how cool is that?
You're an American and you guys had letters on your phone keys for ages.
OK if you would have to remember that B is hitting 2 twice and S is
hitting 7 four times I could see your point, but it's really not that
difficult when the letters are actually displayed on the keys and you
soon get the hang of it.
I bought a phone with especially big keys so I can see the letters
because my eyes are not what they used to be. ;-)
And no, it's not one of those so called smart phones - it cost me just
15£ including bluetooth and camera - and no contract.

On 02/11/2012 12:07, Charlie Noah wrote:

I'm with you, Bill. My phone makes and receives calls - period. I
think you might be able to text on it (remember having to press 3
numbers to get 1 letter?) - but I don't use it. The best part - it
costs me $99/year! And no, I don't talk on it while driving.

Charlie

Tiny Bear's Wild Bird Store
Home of Safety Net Shipping
http://www.TinyBearWildBirdStore.com
Toll Free: 1-855-TinyBear (855-846-9232)


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Re: [U2] How to create an entry in the Universe errlog file?

2012-11-02 Thread Wjhonson
You can kludge it.
The errlog is used by a motley collection of snarky routines.
Most of them are not going to be useful for what you want, and only God and his 
Dog know why this collection was selected while other routines were ignored.

But you want something like tell me something is wrong and its name

Let's say your BASIC routine discovers an invalid print queue called Blonds 
Have More Fun
You could make that routine attempt to execute a VOC entry called 
INVALID.PRINT.QUEUE.BLONDS.HAVE.MORE.FUN
EXECUTE INVALID.PRINT.QUEUE.BLONDS.HAVE.MORE.FUN
You can even HUSH it if you don't want the users to come screaming down the 
hall in alarm.

Doing this EXECUTE will generate an entry in the ERRLOG

Verb INVALID.PRINT.QUEUE.BLONDS.HAVE.MORE.FUN is not in your VOC


Which at least tells you exactly what the issue is, although the error is 
kludged together.

 

 

 

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From: Don Robinson donr_w...@yahoo.com
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Sent: Fri, Nov 2, 2012 8:28 am
Subject: [U2] How to create an entry in the Universe errlog file?


Hello guys,
 
Today's challenge...
 
I routinely check the Universe errlog file for problem programs.
 
I would like to write my own errors to the errlog but can't find any way to to 
so.
 
An example would be if an invalid or blank print Q is used in SETPTR.
SETPTR doesn't check for a valid print queue but I can by reading the DEVICE 
file and displaying a message to the user.
 
The problem is this can occurs in processes that log to COMO or PH and looking 
through a bunch of these is a pain.
 
If I could write directly to the errlog file it would be much easier.
 
Universe on AIX.

Don Robinson
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[U2] 10.3 JDBC driver on W2K8 R2 x64

2012-11-02 Thread John Hester

Does anyone know if there are any issues using the 10.3 JDBC client
drivers on Windows 2008 R2 x64 on the client end?  We had no issues with
installation, but are having some connectivity issues that may or may
not be related.

Thanks,
John
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