June 2012

HC X01-00:   A new utility called HC (short for Header Count) has been added to the Downloads page. This utility gives you a count of the number of headers in use, and also gives you a count of the number of words that are free in INDEXF.SYS to store additional retrieval pointers. This gives you an idea of how many more times the index file can be extended before you hit the dreaded %SYSTEM-W-HEADERFULL error. (73 words, 2 comments, 0 pings)

ALMF X01-05:   I've just released a new version of ALMF, my licence analysis software. New features include updates for new values that can appear in the "Options:" field of a PAK, build support for IA64, and inclusion of IA64 objects and executable. You can download it from the Downloads page. (48 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

H/W downsizing:   I came across this article about how Andrew Back created a VAX Cluster using a couple of Rasberry Pi computers. There's even a pic of the cluster on top of an old MicroVAX 3500. This is truly hardware downsizing taken to the max :-) (45 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)