Kevin McCarthy, Sr.

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Pedal to the Point

Posted by Kevin McCarthy, Sr.

July 25, 2012 | 2:00 PM

Kevin McCarthy on Sanity, Biking and a Good Cause

I shaved my head on Sunday, leaving just a bare hint of stubble – a lesson I learned a few years ago. It was August of 2009, and the sun beating down on my bicycle helmet was making a nasty sweaty matted mess out of my hair. So, with an eye on comfort – and not really all that keen on the amount of gray hair I have accumulated over my 46 years – off goes my hair annually just before Pedal to the Point.

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Topics: Culture

What's In A Name

Posted by Kevin McCarthy, Sr.

October 4, 2011 | 1:00 PM

In a midsummer night’s blog, I waxed historic about my career-long association with the “AS/400”.

Little did I dream of the tempest it would create by referring to my old friend by its common name.  While I can understand the need in our community to call the machine by its most current name: “IBM i on Power Systems” or is it “IBM i for Power Systems” or simply(?) “IBM Power Systems” ~ all roll off the tongue like Silly Sally’s seashells.

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Topics: Technology, IBM i

Commuting and Computing - Part 2

Posted by Kevin McCarthy, Sr.

August 19, 2011 | 11:00 AM

In this economy, are you trying to squeeze a few more years out of that commuter car of yours? Many of us are facing the same challenge, that delicate dance between often-costly repairs and buying something new. We may even spend a few extra dollars to spruce up the car. A Saturday morning wash and wax might help hide the “necessity” and renew the “desire” to hang on to the car one more year.

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Topics: Technology, IBM i

Commuting and Computing (Part 1) - RPG/iSeries

Posted by Kevin McCarthy, Sr.

August 5, 2011 | 11:00 AM

There was a period in the 1990s when automobile designers became infatuated with cup holders. They had it all, flip up, flip down, rubber gaskets - even one that popped out of the dashboard like a CD tray. I owned a minivan that actually had MORE cup holders than it could carry passengers! I am all for improvement and change, but why monkey with a design that works?

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Topics: Technology, IBM i, RPG

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