Author Archives: Dan TheMan

Accessing HP3000 with Telnet and puTTY

Telnet has never worked properly on my physical HP3000. I never needed it so I never fixed it. I decided to to track down the problem this evening. Fixing the telnet server was fairly easy – in 2001 someone altered … Continue reading

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Replacing HP3000 Series 928LX SCSI Hard Drive with SCSI2SD SD Card interface

My HP3000/928LX uses a Fast SCSI hard drive. Not only are these are no longer available new, they are getting hard to find and expensive used. Not that I start the HP3000 that often, but every time I do I … Continue reading

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Repairing a female Molex .156 Found on Pinball Games

I recently purchased the pinball game Funhouse, my all time favorite. The machine was refurbished and looks brand new inside and out. Shortly after receiving it I noticed that coin door functions were working erratically. Most importantly, the buttons used … Continue reading

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GnuCOBOL’s Report Writer Module

I am finally to my goal made at the beginning of this (lousy) year! Use embedded SQL to extract data from a database and the COBOL report writer to produce a printed report. Thus, this is the last planned post … Continue reading

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COBOL Sort Module in GnuCOBOL

In this post I’m going to modify the code I wrote in My Own Embedded SQL GnuCOBOL Program. These days, it is almost certainly more efficient to allow the SQL to do the sort for you. When I was writing … Continue reading

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COBOL and $2,020,202.02

Over the years, in fact even in the past year or two I would see on the News some person either getting a bill or a check for some ridiculous amount of money that would be in the form $2020202020… … Continue reading

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My Own Embedded SQL GnuCOBOL Program

Having successfully compiled and executed the OCESQL supplied test program, I want to write my own program. My plan is to read data from the dvdrental database that I installed during the Installing PostgreSQL (for GnuCOBOL) post. The sample database … Continue reading

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Embedded SQL for GnuCOBOL using ocesql

After 6 months of messing around with gnuCOBOL, I am finally to the point of trying to implement Embedded SQL. What is Embedded SQL? In all of the programming I’ve done / seen, SQL is accessed via some type of … Continue reading

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Create Demo Application Using Lazarus for Android

I created this video for myself showing the basic steps for creating a very simple Android program using Lazarus. I am the intended audience and the intended audience cares about the content not the video quality, so don’t expect it … Continue reading

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COBOLWorx GnuCOBOL and Debugger

The next step in delving back into COBOL is to get a working debugger. While using DISPLAY debug lines was the only debugging I had available when I did this for a living, there should be no reason to have … Continue reading

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