Thursday, June 10, 2021

Happy 8th birthday!

Wow! Another year has passed and RPGPGM.COM celebrates its eighth birthday today. I know I act surprised every year, I do so for two reasons:

  1. I cannot believe that another year has passed!
  2. There is more interesting IBM i stuff I have not written about yet

Despite lockdowns and COVID I have an exciting year:

I was very pleasantly surprised and honored to be recognized as an IBM Champion for the Power platform this year.

ibm champion for power 2021 logo

The RPGPGM.COM headquarters relocated from Southern California to Central Texas.


Founded the Central Texas IBM i User Group.

CTXiUG

Presented nine times to various IBM i users groups in Europe and North America, including at COMMON's NAViGATE conference last month.

If you are involved with a local IBM i user group, anywhere in the world, and would be interested in my presenting to your group use the Contact Form, on the right, to message me. In a world of online meetings, distance is not a problem.


Every year I like to give my favorite posts of the past 12 months:

I try to pick just five, but always find more I think are worthy of including in this list.


I need to thank y'all (I can use that as I am now in Texas) for taking the time to read my work.

A special thank you to all of you who took the time to send me your feedback and encouragement, it has been the "fuel" that has kept me writing.

I need to say "vielen Dank" to RZKH for allowing me to use their IBM i partitions, and being responsive to my request to load and apply the latest PTFs.

Thank you to the advertizers. Without you I would not be able to run this web site and create the content it contains.

Well, that's it for this year. Onward into the ninth year for this blog. I wonder what exciting things the next 12 months will bring?

 

For those of you who know me you will know I am a bit of Geography geek. I have not done this for a few years: I wanted to know which countries in the world had visited this blog. There are so many it is easier to list the countries that have not:

  • Central African Republic (Africa)
  • Comoros (Africa)
  • Djibouti (Africa)
  • Equatorial Guinea (Africa)
  • Eritrea (Africa)
  • Kiribati (Oceania)
  • North Korea (Asia)
  • South Sudan (Africa)
  • Tonga (Oceania)
  • Tuvalu (Oceania)

28 comments:

  1. Happy bday rpgpgm

    ReplyDelete
  2. Anton GombkötöJune 10, 2021 at 8:47 AM

    Congratulations, this blog is getting more valuable with every post and i love it more and more and like to search it first when i have to look up something with RPG or SQL.
    Thank you very much and keep going!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sandeep KhandelwalJune 10, 2021 at 9:47 AM

    Congratulations Simon

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy Birthday rpgpgm

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nirosh A. FernandoJune 10, 2021 at 11:18 AM

    Great job..

    ReplyDelete
  7. Congratulations Simon!

    ReplyDelete
  8. thanks Simon! Happy birthday

    ReplyDelete
  9. You have contributed a lot to IBM i community. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very useful blog, I appreciate your efforts Simon !

    ReplyDelete
  11. Allan Lindsay ArceJune 10, 2021 at 12:05 PM

    Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Happy Birthday and wishing many more.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy bday rpgpgm, from Indonesia, keep making great contents.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Happy birthday from Asuncion, Paraguay. Sudamerica. Adicted to RPGPGM.com. Thanks for all your help.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Congrats, thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thank you for sharing your very helpful tips all these years.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Happy Birthday!!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Congrats and many thanks for your help!
    Shami

    ReplyDelete
  19. Happy birthday

    ReplyDelete
  20. Sergio Luis Puentes-ValladaresJune 11, 2021 at 3:08 PM

    Thanks for sharing so much knowledge

    ReplyDelete
  21. Kristof AnthonisJune 12, 2021 at 8:06 AM

    Happy Birthday

    ReplyDelete
  22. Happy Birthday

    ReplyDelete
  23. Congrats! on eighth birthday for RPGPGM.COM. Hope many more years to come.

    ReplyDelete
  24. This site has helped me on more than one occasion, keep it going and Happy Birthday!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete

To prevent "comment spam" all comments are moderated.
Learn about this website's comments policy here.

Some people have reported that they cannot post a comment using certain computers and browsers. If this is you feel free to use the Contact Form to send me the comment and I will post it for you, please include the title of the post so I know which one to post the comment to.