Free XA !

We, a couple of IBM mainframe enthusiasts, have started a campaign to petition our friends at IBM to release MVS/XA and VM/XA along with 31bit compilers. Please take a minute to sign the petition and make ourselves be heard by the power that be at IBM: Sign the petition!… Read the rest

DNS Pi-hole

Block annoying ads Click image for more info Wow, I just got rid of much of the annoying ads you see on almost every website you open nowadays. I did that by having one of my Raspberry Pi’s do some extra work as a DNS sink-hole. Want to know how… Read the rest

MVS output…

IBM printers IBM 1403 in the “Haus zur Geschichte der IBM Datenverarbeitung” museum, Sindelfingen, Germany When a IBM/370 system like MVS or VM generates output, it is stored in what we call output queues. These queues are divided in classes. There’s a ‘Held output’ queue where output goes that we… Read the rest

Honoring a giant

Larry Roberts (✝) Today, I would like to remember a pioneer, an internet giant, who passed away on December 26, Larry Roberts. He was the project manager of the ARPA net project, which was the precursor to the internet. He might not be the most well known person in this… Read the rest