May 2004

Quiet week:   Summary for the week (74 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

A little bit of ink:   Tomorrow, I get to take the day off work and go and sit around in a room for a few hours. I have been advised to take a good book with me to stave off boredom. Tomorrow, I get the little bit of ink stamped in my passport that I've worked the last six years for. Tomorrow, I finally get the green card. (63 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

ACMS/DB problems:   I have spent the last two and a half days assisting the application developers in trying to chase down a couple of problems in an ACMS server. The code is not good. It includes issuing BASIC PRINT statements when something goes wrong. Too bad an ACMS server process has no standard output for it to write to... (57 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Unix to VMS translation for Oracle DBAs:   Here is a great web page that has a list of the unix commands most used by DBAs and the OpenVMS equivalents listed with explanations: VMS Translation Table. (40 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Positive article from CNET:   CNET published an article on Friday entitled HP brings OpenVMS to the SuperDome, which paints OpenVMS's future in a bright(er) way. About time we had some decent press. (29 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Patch withdrawn:   Please note that OpenVMS Engineering withdrew version 3 of the FIBRE_SCSI patch for OpenVMS 7.3-2 yesterday. That is, VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0300. (34 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Green Card:   Today, I was informed by my immigration attorney that my request for permanent residency status in the USA has finally been approved. (43 words, 1 comments, 0 pings)

Python on OpenVMS:   Every twelve months or so, I try and teach myself a new programming language or technology. In the last year, I have been playing a lot with Java and related technologies. The time has come to move on to something else, and after looking around, I decided to look at Python. (132 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)