Automating Microsoft Excel Some More

As I said in Automating Microsoft Excel, I thought I might write some more about automating Excel. Recall I wrote about it because finding snippets of code to do what you want is difficult. So if I can add to that meagre stockpile on the web, I’m going to. That other post was about automatingContinue reading “Automating Microsoft Excel Some More”

Mainframe Performance Topics Podcast Episode 27 “And Another Thing”

So this is one of our longest episodes yet, but jam full of content which is very us. As usual, finding times when we can both be available to record was tough. What wasn’t difficult was finding material. I can say for myself what we talked about is a set of things I’ve wanted toContinue reading “Mainframe Performance Topics Podcast Episode 27 “And Another Thing””

SAP And Db2 Correlation IDs

Every so often I get to work with a SAP customer. I’m pleased to say I’ve worked with four in recent years. I work with them sufficiently infrequently that my DDF SMF 101 Analysis code has evolved somewhat in the meantime. The customer situation I’m working with now is a good case in point. AndContinue reading “SAP And Db2 Correlation IDs”

mdpre Markdown Preprocessor

mdpre Markdown Preprocessor A few days ago I released md2pptx, a Markdown to Powerpoint converter on GitHub as an open source project. You can find it here. Now I’m releasing a companion program – mdpre. This is a preprocessor for Markdown. You can find it here. I would’ve released them together and why I didn’tContinue reading “mdpre Markdown Preprocessor”

md2pptx Markdown To PowerPoint Converter

It’s been a long time since I started writing md2pptx. But finally I’ve open sourced it. A Problem Statement Of Sorts I wrote md2pptx because I got tired of four things: The process of embedding graphics in PowerPoint. The fact that pasting a picture into PowerPoint made the resulting presentation file huge. The location ofContinue reading “md2pptx Markdown To PowerPoint Converter”

What About The Others?

I just produced a new chart, which I think is worth sharing with you. I produced it for one specific use case, but I think it has slightly wider applicability. The Trouble With Outsourcers Quite often we get performance data from outsourcers, whether IBM or some other organisation. Generally they’re running LPARs from more thanContinue reading “What About The Others?”