About Chris Hird

I have been around the IBM i or it’s predecessors (AS/400, iSeries, i5, System i etc.) for about 24 years now. I started after being retrained by IBM from a Buyer into a programmer! I always loved to get involved […]

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Employer Info

What we do! We develop solutions for High Availability and Disaster Recovery which we distribute through a network of partners and web based portals. If you wish to contact us please visit our website at http://www.shieldadvanced.com. The blog and website […]

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Downloads

We no longer provide a download link for the IBM i 5733 SC1 option. We removed the downloads from the Blog sometime ago due to a lot of abuse, we may decide to put up some new downloads in the […]

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Interests

As you can tell from my posts I am very passionate about the IBM i and the ‘C’ programming language. PHP is really similar to ‘C’ so it has become my favorite language for building website content, however I use […]

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Latest Blog

Move to Mac

I finally made the jump to the Apple Mac! Not that I was needing to move for any other reason than I decided to have a look at what all the fuss was about. I did also get a new […]

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Yet Another Solution

I was discussing an opportunity with a collegue when I was asked if I had heard of a new player in the High Availability Market called Berco Solutions. I had not, so I decided that I should take a look […]

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C programming on the System i5

I have been known to be a bit of a bigot when it comes to the IBM System i5 (i5), for those who dont know what it is I hope you know of the AS/400! IBM does a pretty poor […]

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Virtual Storage on System i5

I have been looking into the possibilities available to users of the new Virtual Storage options for the System i5. Virtual Tape was recently announced in Version 5 Release 4 but Virtual Optical has been available since V5R1. I never […]

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Why you should look at JobQGenie

OK so this is my sales bit! I have been trying to get people to at least look at a product I developed. The problem seems to be the lack of understanding about the product and what its function is, […]

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Today we start with the new Blog

This is my first blog and the first time I have even tried to view one! Yes we all catch up with the times eventually I am just a little slow on the uptake… The blog is going to be […]

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