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Night sky over Brunswick Heads Australia. I particularly like the Southern Cross mid frame. 
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A tremendous document on the history of the VM operating system by Melinda Varian. Written in 1987.
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Melinda was a goddess of VM, back in the day.
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1442 in operation - an inside look: http://youtu.be/viGAZwDB57A

National Museum of Computing, 2012
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The IBM 1442, that was a combination of card reader and a card punch
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IBM reused the name in the 90s. They were a wee bit smaller and a bit more capacity ;-) . It was RAID5 from memory.
 
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Christmas drink for Howie #rescuecats #cats
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A blog entry I wrote to coincide with the IBM mainframe 50th anniversary and a video I made of the same. The Mainframe Turns 50 - A Personal Memoir: http://youtu.be/Nj7XuDxl7kk
At the time of writing, it is approaching the 50th anniversary of the announcement of the IBM System/360 aka "The Mainframe". By now, anyone who's been even tangentially involved with this beast is familiar with the number of...
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VM/ESA Version 2 Announcement 1995: http://youtu.be/IUaweuFkh64
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Just as I had gotten out of the VM/370 biz...
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1130 loading cards from 1442: http://youtu.be/w62NC1R6WLs

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Westpac were to become one of IBM's largest customers in the Asia Pacific area
The Westpac IT team tasked with running the bank's first computer will this weekend get together to celebrate 50 years since the bank installed the GE225 General Electric machine. The then-Bank of New South Wales (now Westpac) held a press conference in 1964 to announce it would purchase its ...
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Apologies if you have seen this before... As part of the 50th anniversary of S/360, I wrote a blog entry on my experiences with the Mainframe that I subsequently presented in Johannesburg and turned into a video.

http://butmostlyaboutcats.blogspot.com/2014/03/mainframe-memories.html
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