Creating a better emailed statement in RPG using CGIDEV2

We had some… problems with our utility bill emails. They weren’t worded clearly enough that some people were getting confused. See, when I wrote this, used the only approach I knew and manually assembled a string of text until the email was created (depended upon if they were auto-pay or not), but over all the… Continue reading Creating a better emailed statement in RPG using CGIDEV2

Chili Bread Bowls

I have been loving the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes series of books so today when we thought that making bread bowls and chili sounded good I went to my bible of bread. To start with, make your own favorite chili and let it simmer all day in the crock pot (because it tastes better… Continue reading Chili Bread Bowls

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First Data Global Gateway Web Service API setup for Visual Studio 2010

First Data’s directions for setting up their web service in Visual Studio is very confusing and I ended up calling them for help. Visual Studio 2010 has different directions than previous versions of Visual Studio. Here is how I got it to work. First install the certificate, go into Internet Options in the Control Panel.… Continue reading First Data Global Gateway Web Service API setup for Visual Studio 2010

Calendar Fix for iOS/iCal

This isn’t really a “fix” as it was something that I learned that was causing me a headache. My wife just got a Samsung DROID Charge and was sending me “meeting requests”. These appointments would be automatically added to my calendar without me accepting them. I finally realized that I had both Mail.app and iCal… Continue reading Calendar Fix for iOS/iCal

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Validate the Expiration Date of a Credit Card

I needed an attribute to validate the credit card expiration date and couldn’t find any good examples. I have it working now, so others can use it. Here is the action that does the validation: In your form model, do the following:

Disable Adobe Acrobat Reader in Google Chrome

Are you annoyed that Adobe Acrobat Reader pops up in Google Chrome? I was. With some searching I found out you can enter about:plugins in the URL bar then search for Adobe Acrobat and disable it.

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What was the name of the last spool file my program created? Here is how to determine that.

I had a problem recently where because of some old programs with built-in O-specs I didn’t really know what the name of the spool file generated is in CL. I found this API that can figure that out for you. Here is how to use it. First declare your variables: /* QSPRILSP Fields */ DCL… Continue reading What was the name of the last spool file my program created? Here is how to determine that.