Kill It Already

01 Jan 1966, Houston, Texas, USA --- Sandy McGee at the Laboratory Universal Control computerized lab controls using IBM equipment --- Image by © Pete Vazquez/Science Faction/Corbis

01 Jan 1966, Houston, Texas, USA — Sandy McGee at the Laboratory Universal Control computerized lab controls using IBM equipment — Image by © Pete Vazquez/Science Faction/Corbis

“Agencies reported using several systems that have components that are, in some cases, at least 50 years old. For example, the Department of Defense uses 8-inch floppy disks in a legacy system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation’s nuclear forces. …”

For more information, read the Network World article Not dead yet or see the General Accounting Office document http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/677436.pdf

Department of Veterans Affairs
System: Personnel and Accounting Integrated Data
Age: 53
Function: Automates time and attendance for employees, timekeepers, payroll, and supervisors.
It is written in Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL)—a programming language developed in the 1950s and 1960s—and runs on IBM mainframes.
Replacement coming?: Yes -The agency plans to replace it with a project called Human Resources Information System Shared Service Center in 2017.

Department of Veterans Affairs
System: Benefits Delivery Network
Age: 51
Function: Tracks claims filed by veterans for benefits, eligibility, and dates of death. This system is a suite of COBOL mainframe applications.
Replacement coming?: No -The agency has general plans to roll capabilities into another system, but there is no firm time frame associated with this transition.


For Sale Cheap

NOTE May 9: The used tablet for $20 is now sold.

But wait: there are more! I have a gently used 10.1″ tablet that I carried for a year with A33 processor, 8G storage, 1G RAM, Android Kit Kat 4.4.2 – no scratches, no cracks, no dings, no bumps – $60. Also Adult Life Training has new tablets for $120 with A33 processor, 16G storage, 1G RAM. All come in box with cables, charger, and new leather case. I can stamp your name on the case if your name is short, or your initials, at no extra charge upon receipt of payment.


10.1″ AllWinner Tablet. I think it is A33, 8G or 16G storage. Some scratches on screen but no cracks.  AS IS. First person to me with $20 gets it.

 


For Sale Cheap

Used 10.1″ AllWinner tablet, I believe A33 quad core. Android Kit Kat 4.4.x. AS IS. Seems to work fine. I re-imaged it. Some scratches on right side of screen, no cracks that I see. No backies.

First $20 to me gets it. On Abundant Life campus, 3301 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, 260.432.0014 x128


Replace Spaces

locked-computer-cartoonHint from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2709458/bash-script-to-replace-spaces-in-file-names

Uploading files to a web site for a customer, the customer frequently places spaces into the file names, which should be removed. From the GNU/Linux command line, to replace space characters in file names with an underscore character, try this:

find -name "* *" -type f | rename 's/ /_/g'