(Originally posted 2015-04-19.)

Regular readers of this post will have noticed the masthead [1] changing.

I thought it appropriate to replace the zEC12 (and zBX) graphic with the new z13. I’ve also taken the opportunity to weave in a little gag. The blog’s title remains “Mainframe Performance Topics” but you’ll see I’ve injected a couple of commas in the masthead.

These commas make all the difference to the blog’s prospectus but absolutely none to its content. If that’s unclear Venn šŸ™‚ this might help:

As (perhaps non-existent šŸ™‚ ) regular readers know, I write about all sorts of things. I’m not particularly motivated to assert breadth of interest; I’m more interested in writing about what I want to.

In fact it’s not very broad: It’s mostly technically geeky stuff, rather than philosophy or politics. There are places for those (and I use them) but an IBM-provided platform is not the place for them.[2]

I’ve always written about:

  • Mainframe stuff,
  • Performance, and
  • Topics

And now I guess I have to defend my use of the “Oxford Comma”. šŸ™‚ In fact in the graphic it’s more a “Comma Splice”. And now I’m burbling on about commas. So perhaps I do have Commatosis. šŸ™‚

Seriously, I’ve a platform here for writing about whatever technical topics I want. With no constraints imposed on me.

And nobody’s yet said “what on earth are you writing about that for?”

So I’m going to keep writing – and the masthead graphic is perhaps a little more honest.

So I hope you like the new graphic. And enjoy the content.

  1. The graphic at the top of this blog.  ↩

  2. Facebook and Twitter are good examples of places where my more personal side is expressed – but there’s quite enough of me in all the ways I choose to communicate.  ↩

Published by Martin Packer

I'm a mainframe performance guy and have been for the past 35 years. But I play with lots of other technologies as well.

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