Daily Archives: April 2, 2014

April 7, 2014, Golden Jubilee Of The S/360 (S/370) Mainframe: Some Of My IBM z990 & Mainframe tn3270 Documents.

geneandIAnura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


by Anura Guruge

Related post:
>> Gene Amdahl & I
Mar. 29, 2014.
>> IBM Hursley pictures
Mar. 16, 2014.
>> Malaysia flight 370: And ‘Poor’ IBM
>>Mar. 11, 2014.

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Search on “Hursley”, “IBM” & “mainframes” for other IBM (Hursley) related posts >>>>

The May 2003 edition of my “i-BigBlue”, 16-page, monthly, subscription-based Newsletter that I did from 1996 to about 2006. Click to ENLARGE. One of my then trademark schematics.

Click to download the z990 coverage from above Newsletter,

as a small, clean, safe Adobe Acrobat PDF.

One of my then quintessential mainframe network diagrams, and I drew 100s of these, this one about IBM mainframe-resident tn3270 server. Click to ENLARGE.

Click to download the Mainframe-based tn3270 Whitepaper
from which I culled this diagram

as a small, clean, safe Adobe Acrobat PDF.

This was one of my most widely read mainframe Whitepapers (and I wrote at least thirty of these). I wrote c. 1999. IBM’s mainframe-based tn3270 server was controversial and divisive at the time. I had a foot in both camps. I was doing work for both IBM and Cisco at the time — with Cisco promoting their router-based solution. So to be impartial and avoid claims that I wrote it because IBM paid me to do so, I wrote this Whitepaper, the ONLY one I ever did as such, for FREE. Pro bono. Says so write at the front. Caused quite a stir because Cisco was already to discredit it by saying that I was only saying what I was saying, not because I believed in what I was saying, but because IBM paid me. Those were fun times.

Chinese Cai Guo-Qiang, Life Size Model, “Falling Back To Earth” Show At the ‘Gallery of Modern Art’, Brisbane, Australia.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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Click to access coverage at the ‘Gallery of Modern Art’ in Brisbane, Australia. You definitely should check it out/


Ditto. Same link as above.


I happened to see a small preview of this show, this morning, in a February 3, 2014 copy of ‘Time‘ I had picked up at the Alton dump on Sunday. I was intrigued. I had not seen his work before — or at least been aware of his work. I went looking. Wow. I assume this show might make it to the U.S. I know that Deanna and the kids would want to see it.


Here is the link for the show.

Malaysian Airlines MH370 Farce: They Locate Stolen Truck In N.H. Using GPS, But They Can’t Find A Boeing 777?


So, so, so MANY holes.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


by Anura Guruge

Just SOME of the Related posts:
>> Maldives & Sri Lanka —
Mar. 15, 2014.
>> ACARS flip-flop —
Mar. 18, 2014.

>> MH370 flying at 5,000′ …
>>Mar. 13, 2014.
>> Malaysia flight 370:
>> My Thoughts

>>Mar. 10, 2014.
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Click to access WMUR (Channel 9) TV coverage.

Click to access WMUR (Channel 9) TV coverage.

I happened to see this late last night when I checked WMUR around 11:45 pm. I was struck by the irony. We can locate a stolen truck, with no passengers on board, within minutes using GPS, but we have spent nearly a month trying to locate a Boeing 777 with 239 passengers. Talk about incongruous.

I have known that we have had this GPS tracking technology, for fleet vehicles, for at least the last 15 years. You can even get $99 units for cars and even cheaper units for people.

Plus, it is GPS rather than cell. So works with the GPS satellites up in space rather than cell towers. So it can be definitely used to track planes.

Don’t tell me planes have transponders. We all know what they are TELLING US about the transponder (or transponders) on Malaysian MH370.

Why they just don’t superglue a few of these relatively inexpensive units to the fuselage of planes?

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I am so disgusted by the stupidity, gullibility, duplicity and inanity of this whole MH370 search saga.

That is why I stopped posting about it. It wasn’t worth it. It is all so stupid.

I am only convinced of one thing and of that we get daily confirmation of late — the Malaysians will never win any awards for intellectual acuity, competence, credibility or honesty. I said it, holding back no punches, right at the start, 3 weeks ago: Malaysians are best known for their skills as coolies, and nothing else. They sure have been acting like the ill educated, socially inept coolies, and it cracked me up to read yesterday that Malaysians, like gas pump attendants, are getting mad that the world is making fun of them and are saying: “Oh, if the Chinese are so much cleverer, let them find the damn plane”. Of course the Chinese are much cleverer.

The problem is that the Malaysians aren’t giving us ALL the FACTS. I think the Chinese should invade Malaysia and annex them (á la Putin and the Crimea). Put everybody over there out of their misery.