Recent News and Tips
Summit Migration Story
City and County Credit Union describes their successful migration from
MPE to HP-UX. The Summit application uses the Eloquence database and
our Suprtool/Qedit products on HP-UX.
Rid of the Cool Web Search Hijack
You go to Google and type in a search, but you end up at some
other web site. You have been invected by a variant of the CoolWebSearch
(CWS) hijack, which exploits the ByteVerify vulnerability in the MS Java VM.
The invection comes from browsing the web, not from email or downloads,
and some of our PCs have been invected despite having Norton and/or
McAfee anti-virus installed.
It is quite difficult to remove CWS - almost impossible in the latest variants.
Click the link above for the CWShreader
program to remove CWS and, optionally, protect you from re-infection. More
Trivia Questions About the 3000
We added questions from Eugene Volokh to our trivia quiz.
"Qedit and Suprtool rock"
Robelle customer Craig Erwin of Tempe City Government.
Comments on Our Newsletter
Neda Bahrani of Superior Dental Care, Inc. writes:
"If it were not for What's Up Doc,
I would never get to learn new things!"
net.digest for December
John Burke has posted his December column from
The 3000 Newswire,
including tips on Samba and a good discussion of spare peripherals (why the A and N class are better
than the older systems).
Paul Edwards on Homesteading
"The concept of homesteading comes from the 19th century United States law and practice of people moving west to settle the open public lands available. These rugged settlers had to endure many hardships to have a 160-acre plot of their own to cultivate and raise a family. Often they were far from their nearest neighbors and had to fend for themselves. My mother's family used the land runs in Oklahoma territory to acquire land for their settlement. We still have several pieces of family furniture in our house that were in their wagons used for the Run."
"This concept applies to the HP 3000 site that will continue to provide self-support for the platform long after the support from HP is gone. Since their announcement, HP has not shown to be proactive in providing the kind of support you have been used to in the past. But you don't have to be left out in the wilderness on your own if you apply the information in this article.
Suprtool is a high-speed data extraction tool which at times depending on your type of system, version of OS, and even the
amount of memory you have, will consume too many resources. Read Neil Armstrong's suggestions for tuning Suprtool to be more
resource friendly. A must read for any customer who has a system with greater than 2Gb's of memory.
Published for January 2004
Robelle is proud to publish the first newsletter of 2004.
Some of the topics covered (or linked) in this issue include:
- History of the HP 3000 Spectrum
- The Future of Powerhouse
- New versions of Qedit and Qedit for Windows
- Variable substitution enhancement for Qedit
- All about Line Numbers in Qedit
- Easier Oracle migration for Suprtool
- $Edit, $Split, and many more Suprtool improvements
- New consultant resources
December issue of "Hidden Value"
John Burke's web site has the Dec issue of this column from
The 3000 Newswire,with Q&A
on tape drives, home up without CR/LF, file create, modify, etc. times down to the second, FINFO on temp file only, KSAM/XL space reuse, restricting VT-MGR connections,
multiple LANICs on the same network, patch "versions", and more.
A good read.
In the Northwest: Multi Platforms Consulting, Inc.
Providing contract technical consulting expertise to major companies in the Pacific Northwest since 1992. HP 3000/9000: Data Extraction, Conversion, and System Migration. Suprtool, SQL, Image, Image SQL, MPE, Quiz, Qedit, Cobol. ERP and CRM experience.
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HP 3000 Evolution:
Bob Green of Robelle, from articles written by Robelle,
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HP 3000 Tune Up
Migrating a 3000 application.
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