5 Best Linux Distros for Beginners

Linux For those people who dip their toe into Linux systems for the first time, the endless options for distributions can be overwhelming, mainly when you are unsure for what to search. Just a few years ago when Linux was still in its early stages, this task would be much more comfortable as you could … Continue reading 5 Best Linux Distros for Beginners

8 Most Useful Linux Commands For Beginners

Linux Do you think that the command lines are an old-fashion leftover from previous decades or an antiquated way of using a PC? Think again. Indeed, it is one of the most powerful and flexible ways to perform and manage in Linux. If you come from the comfort of a Mac or Window desktop, however, … Continue reading 8 Most Useful Linux Commands For Beginners


Writing and The Written Word

What is more large than knowledge and more sweet;
Knowledge of thoughts and deeds, of rights and wrongs,
Of passions and of beauties and of songs;
Knowledge of life; to feel its great heart beat
Through all the soul upon her crystal seat;
To see, to feel, and evermore to know;
To till the old world’s wisdom till it grow
A garden for the wandering of our feet.

Oh for a life of leisure and broad hours,
To think and dream, to put away small things,
This world’s perpetual leaguer of dull naughts;
To wander like the bee among the flowers
Till old age find us weary, feet and wings
Grown heavy with the gold of many thoughts.

–Archibald Lampman

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DataStage – Timestamp from Datetime

Timestamp from date is one of those data type conversions, which I occasionally have to do in DataStage but can never seem to remember. So, I thought I would write this quick post to document the data type conversion code, which is easy, once I finally remember how to do it again.  The TimestampFromDateTime Function … Continue reading DataStage – Timestamp from Datetime

Infosphere Knowledge Resources

Infosphere Knowledge Resources IBM Knowledge Center The IBM Knowledge Center is the IBM product documentation Site designed to help you plan, install, configure, use, tune, monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain the product. URL:  https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ IBM InfoSphere Information Server Version 11.7.0 documentation The IBM InfoSphere Information Server Version 11.7.0 documentation provides IIS specific documentation about how to … Continue reading Infosphere Knowledge Resources

What is Information Server– LaunchPad?

Information Server– LaunchPad What is Information Server– LaunchPad? The IBM Information server LaunchPad is a central access portal to access the Administration and Application Web-based ‘Thin-Clients’ and consoles. LaunchPad provides access to IIS data governance, quality, management, and integration capabilities. Not all applications icons displayed in LaunchPad are licensed or available for use. Related References WHAT … Continue reading What is Information Server– LaunchPad?