doug chanco | 1 Jan 14:07 2008

[U2] happy new year!

Happy new year all, may 2008 be a good year for you and yours!

dougc
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MAJ Programming | 1 Jan 23:24 2008
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Re: [U2] testing

I don't know what's special about me, MAJ. I guess I'm lucky in having a
great group of clients that appreciate what I do for their MV systems
(Uv/Ud/D3/Mcd/GA and native) and am not caught up with internal company
policies.

Not that I have an exclusive on being a good MV person nor a good business
person. I do thank my lucky stars that I've grown my business with my
clients and the solutions I deliver, despite some criticisms from those more
technically as advanced than I.

In fact, I just uncovered a $90,000 billing error for one client whereby
another mv programmer had overlooked a basic premise and I caught it during
a year-end analysis that piqued my curiosity. The client had no idea and
when I showed them the error, my next mission became very clearly defined.

I don't work on commission but $90,000 won't be forgotten for a long time. I
guess when my skills go beyond MV programming and venture into standard
business practices then my value to my clients grow. Nothing says that I
can't be good at both.

Hopefully that helps.
Mark Johnson

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From: "Tom Dodds" <ttd <at> ix.netcom.com>
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Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 12:33 PM
Subject: RE: [U2] testing

> That has been my experience, but then I am not MAJ. :-)
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Allen E. Elwood | 1 Jan 23:40 2008
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RE: [U2] happy new year!

A healthy and prosperous new year to all!!

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Subject: [U2] happy new year!

Happy new year all, may 2008 be a good year for you and yours!

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HENDERSON MIKE, MR | 2 Jan 09:27 2008
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RE: [U2] Server Processors (Universe) {Unclassified}

Dave,

We run our 250-user UniVerse system (10.1.x at the moment) on Windows
2003 Server.
We have 2 x quad-core Xeon E5345 2.33GHz/1333FSB and 3GB RAM (no point
in more on 32-bit O/S like Windows, Windows-64 could use more). So we
have eight actual CPU cores, and it shows as 8 CPUs in Windows Task
Manager.

Yes, multiple Telnet, phantom and uvcs (UniObjects) processes do
'spread' themselves across the available CPUs. This is completely
automatic and it 'just happens'.
An individual job is a single process (BUILD.INDEX and some sorts
excepted) and will run on a single CPU core.
To get a single job to run across multiple processors, you would have to
re-architect it as a controlling process splitting up the data and
somehow allocating it to a number (# CPUs - 2?) of phantom processes to
run in parallel. I know of an ISV who looked seriously at this, but
decided they didn't need to bother, the Moore's Law 'free lunch' solved
their throughput issues! :-)

Happy New Year

Mike

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> [mailto:owner-u2-users <at> listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Liesse, Dave
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Bill Haskett | 2 Jan 10:20 2008
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[U2] UD read anomolies

I'm running a midnight phantom that phantom's a program that logs into the
appropriate account and runs the daily cleanup process.  One of the tasks this
program performs is it cleans up the mv.NET with the following code:

*
** Clean up MV.NET by chaining to it (because mv.NET can't execute
** through nested EXECUTEs).
CHAIN \MVNET.CLEANUP\

This code makes the following log entry:

Process started at 00:30:02 Jan 02 2008
mv.NET Global Housekeeping Routine
==================================
*** WARNING : It is vital that this routine is only executed when ALL ***
*** mv.NET users/processes have been closed/terminated.  ***
Type 'YES' to run complete housekeep
Type 'FILES' to only delete temporary files
or press [Return] to cancel : MVNET.CONNECTS is cleared.
File size(0) is < minimum hash file size, blocksize(1024) *
(modulo(503) + 1).
E:\MVNET\MV.NET\MVNET.READIMAGES is not a UniData data file
Cannot open file MVNET.READIMAGES, Unidata internal errno is 0.

Normally (nine times out of ten) the message looks like:

Process started at 00:30:03 Jan 01 2008
mv.NET Global Housekeeping Routine
==================================
*** WARNING : It is vital that this routine is only executed when ALL ***
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Martin Phillips | 2 Jan 10:59 2008

Re: [U2] UD read anomolies

Hi Bill,

Is it possible that the phantom is starting up twice or the file is being 
opened simultaneously by two processes for some other reason?

The reason I ask is that we have encountered a very strange behaviour of the 
anti-virus software that we use here. If two processes attempt to open a 
file (any file, not just a database file) at the same time, one will 
frequently fail with a permissions error. Disabling the anti-virus system 
makes it all work ok. There is no problem having the file open to multiple 
processes; it is just that the actual file open operations must not overlap.

We have sent a simple test program that demonstrates this to the anti-virus 
vendor and are awaiting their response.

Martin Phillips
Ladybridge Systems Ltd
17b Coldstream Lane, Hardingstone, Northampton, NN4 6DB
+44-(0)1604-709200 
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Symeon Breen | 2 Jan 10:59 2008
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RE: [U2] testing

I donbt understand how reading a forum is any different to reading an email ?? - except that the date/time
order is always correct and it does not clog your mail, and you get dozens of forum style benefits which of
course you do not have to take as it then implies spending time on that darn web thing ?  - Infact it takes me
longer with the email list as I have to do my own housekeeping and setup my mail client to place all the mails
in a separate folder and then go through and delete the emails etc. On a forum I just go to it, look at what has
changed since I last logged in and come away again all happy and relaxed.

The reason why we all use the list is because everyone is on here, I use the forum as well but no one is on there so
it is pointless. The point is if we all used a forum (the existing one or a new one) we would get certain things
that people complain about fixed like the time lag - which gets me on virtually every post.

Rgds
Symeon.

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Sent: 30 December 2007 23:34
To: u2-users <at> listserver.u2ug.org
Subject: Re: [U2] testing

In message <001d01c84995$e2411550$6501a8c0 <at> asibill>, Bill Haskett 
<wphaskett <at> advantos.net> writes
>Wol:
>
>I just don't get this attitude.  Why is it necessary to pick up our toys and go home?
>To say, "if you don't do things my way I'm quitting the team"?  There are too many
>postings that forswear any solution that doesn't result in a complicated mess of
>things.

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Susan Joslyn | 2 Jan 13:16 2008

[U2] List v Forum

The digest works really well to resolve many of your complaints.  The only
time it is a disadvantage is when I'm waiting for an answer.  Then I always
try to say "please email me directly with any responses" and folks usually
do.  The rest of the time I'm not bombarded with the emails, they are
stacked into the digest in a reasonable facsimile of "order", you can see
how many responses are in a thread.  If it were my perfect world, the digest
summary at the top would be hyperlinks to the message in the body, but they
aren't.  But still, it works pretty well for me.

My 2c.
Susan
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Thomas Derwin | 2 Jan 16:05 2008
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Re: [U2] UD read anomolies

Hi Bill,

Can't be sure without seeing the actual code, but my guess is that the
CLEAR-FILE on MVNET.READIMAGES is still running when a subsequent
command tries to use the file.

CLEAR-FILE on Unidata is essentially a DELETE-FILE followed by a
CREATE-FILE with the original modulo and block size. If you try to
access the file before the CREATE-FILE is finished, you get the
"<filename> is not a UniData data file" message.

Happy New Year,
Tom Derwin

>>> wphaskett <at> advantos.net 01/02/08 4:20 AM >>>
I'm running a midnight phantom that phantom's a program that logs into
the
appropriate account and runs the daily cleanup process.  One of the
tasks this
program performs is it cleans up the mv.NET with the following code:

*
** Clean up MV.NET by chaining to it (because mv.NET can't execute
** through nested EXECUTEs).
CHAIN \MVNET.CLEANUP\

This code makes the following log entry:

Process started at 00:30:02 Jan 02 2008
mv.NET Global Housekeeping Routine
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Jerry Banker | 2 Jan 16:27 2008

[U2] list vs. email

Maybe you didn't get my last message. It doesn't matter around here if a
forum is better or not, the PHB's will not allow the users to surf the
net even to get email. At one time I was registered on this list as my
personal hotmail account but I had to stop using it because they blocked
access to hotmail. I also have accounts at yahoo and my space but those
are or were blocked so I have to use my business email account to keep
from having it blocked. The only other way would be to only look at the
questions and responses from home afterhours; in that case I would be an
observer and not a participant. Personally I like to think on occasion I
have helped someone on this list instead of just gathering the knowledge
of these fine people without giving anything back.

Jerry Banker
Sr Programmer Analyst
Affiliated Acceptance Corp
Sunrise Beach, MO
1-800-233-8483
www.affiliated.org
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> From: Symeon Breen [mailto:symeonb <at> gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 4:00 AM
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> Subject: RE: [U2] testing
> 
> I donbt understand how reading a forum is any different to reading an
email ?? -
> except that the date/time order is always correct and it does not clog
your mail, and
> you get dozens of forum style benefits which of course you do not have
to take as it
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Gmane