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How do I get a test specialist job with IBM?

I have 17 years experience in the computing industry at 33. Web design, hardware, etc. I am looking to either move sideways and learn more, or exit the industry (which I do not want). [more inside]
posted by squirbel on Dec 21, 2013 - 4 answers

Vintage IBM keyboard (Personal Computer 5150) sends computer to a halt

I have recently acquired the keyboard for the IBM 5150 Personal Computer. It also came with a DIN-5 to PS/2 adapter, so I plugged into my desktop, and everything screeched to a halt -- typing occurred very delayed from the key presses, mouse became inoperable. Is this the keyboard, the adapter, some software incompatibility, or something else completely? [more inside]
posted by subversiveasset on Dec 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Arcane RAM question

Trying tp revive (as an educational exercise) a 17-year-old computer with an unusual memory structure. [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Oct 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Meet you in Frisco / Rome / Tokyo

A TV commercial with two high-flying business consultants talking back and forth from different cities -- what was it? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Jan 3, 2012 - 2 answers

How feasable is a RAIF (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Flash media) on a T40 Laptop?

How would placing two (or more!) Compact flash drives in my T40 laptop and using them as a striped RAID 0 compare to installing an equivalent (PATA) SSD? Is there some other thinking-further-out-of-the-box way of getting lightning-fast disk performance into a Pentium M-class laptop? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Nov 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Please help me find this 1980s IBM exhibit.

Does anyone remember the exhibit at the IBM building in NYC in the 1980s? [more inside]
posted by sholdens12 on Oct 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Howto: IBMJCEFIPS and Tomcat?

How to setup Tomcat with the IBMJCEFIPS provider? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Jul 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Ubuntu 10 on an IBM T60?

I downloaded the pendrive version of Ubuntu 10 and it boots fine on my IBM T60 laptop. But when I actually ran the full install it doesn't want to boot up . The boot process just ends with a blank, non-responsive screen.. Any ideas?
posted by Scoops on Dec 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Looking for help with a circa 1996 IBM Think Pad

I have acquired an old IBM Thinkpad Type 9547 and I am having a difficult time figuring out it's place in the IBM timeline as well as it's specifications. [more inside]
posted by will wait 4 tanjents on Aug 20, 2010 - 12 answers

which ibm laptop should i get?

Which new IBM laptop should I get? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Aug 17, 2010 - 17 answers

help my student get a working laptop

Why can't I get into the BIOS on this Thinkpad? Alternately, how can I get this machine working? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on May 12, 2010 - 4 answers

THINK (not Think Different)

Looking for an Apple version of the classic IBM Think signs (sample photos inside). [more inside]
posted by furtive on Apr 17, 2010 - 2 answers

JRE Switcher?

What's the easiest way to switch between different JVMs? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Dec 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Find IBM Ad

Hey does anyone remember this IBM commercial from the late 90's or so? [more inside]
posted by canoehead on Oct 4, 2009 - 0 answers

slow PC complaint from IBM users

Hi fellow MeFites! You are all Great! Today, I am posing a question that has hounded me for a year or so... at work, we have an IBM workstation environment, with some M50's, M52's, S51's, etc. in the line-up. the issue that I am having is with our/my S51's. [more inside]
posted by rxbert on May 26, 2009 - 9 answers

IBM Websphere Portal vs Microsoft SharePoint?

IBM Websphere Portal vs Microsoft SharePoint: which is less loathsome? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Any GPFS gurus out there?

Grasping at straws here: have you successfully configured GPFS to operate in a multicluster environment? [more inside]
posted by larsks on Apr 27, 2009 - 1 answer

Name that tune!

Today during NFL games, there was an IBM ad that featured big hits, quarterbacks getting sacked, etc. In the background a delightful jazz tune was playing, kind of an antithesis to the action on screen. What was the song?
posted by downing street memo on Jan 11, 2009 - 4 answers

p vs. i - the heck?

IBM-Hardwre-FIlter - So it's a shot in the dark, but anyone in the know about IBM Power servers? Specifically differences between the P550 and i550 offerings? I've got a bit [more inside]
posted by niteHawk on Oct 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me break into my own computer's BIOS

How do I reset the BIOS administrator password on an ex-IBM NetVista motherboard? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Jul 31, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I get data off a bad hard drive?

I am having a very unusual problem with my hard drive and CANNOT recover any data from it after trying numerous methods. Please help me with your technical expertise. [more inside]
posted by deafmute on Jun 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Lenovo T61p alternative?

Alternative to T61p? I'm looking for a laptop that is highly reliable, has a good graphics card and lots of storage. [more inside]
posted by Popcorn on Apr 26, 2008 - 19 answers

Guide to Tivoli backup in O'Reilly cookbook style?

Does anyone have a practical guide for IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager (Express)? Specifically restoring. I'm particularly after a step by step guide to restoring an entire server after a major hardware failure or disaster.
posted by krisjohn on Mar 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Old mainframe computer market?

How would one go about pricing and buying an old mainframe computer, an IBM 360/30 to be specific?
posted by zorro astor on Jan 30, 2008 - 7 answers

What is the name of the song playing in the IDM "Ideating" tv commercial?

The new IBM "Ideating" commercial...What is the music in the background? [more inside]
posted by Apo11o on Jan 9, 2008 - 16 answers

Technical help with an IBM Model M

Can you help me repair my IBM Model M keyboard? [more inside]
posted by danb on Nov 15, 2007 - 3 answers

Should I fix my thinkpad?

Should I/Can I get my Thinkpad repaired [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Oct 4, 2007 - 10 answers

How to get my Thinkpad into workable condition?

I've got an old IBM Thinkpad G40 circa something like 1998 that runs Pentium II and I want to get it running as fast as possible while spending as little money as possible. [more inside]
posted by alona on Sep 10, 2007 - 8 answers

Oh, please help Me(fi)!

So I thought I knew computers... but this network is killing me. I can connect, full strength, etc. But I can't actually connect to the internet. My IP is 192.168.10.32. Using an 850G (motorola) WAP, Cox SurfBoard modem. Other computers (this one, which is 192.168.10.28, connect fine, it seems. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Aug 27, 2007 - 13 answers

I need some help with Lotus Notes 6.5

I just started a new job at a very large corporation and the office uses Lotus Notes 6.5 for e-mail and scheduling; while fooling around with it I decided to try the To-Do feature in Lotus Notes and quickly got confused. [more inside]
posted by Vindaloo on Jul 26, 2007 - 3 answers

What does a supercomputer do?

What do supercomputers actually do? Specifically... [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on Jun 27, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me queue smarter... Where do I begin learning about Websphere MQ / MQSeries?

Where do I begin learning about IBM Websphere MQ / MQSeries? [preferably online or in recommended books] [more inside]
posted by kaydo on Jun 11, 2007 - 1 answer

Where are the Thinkpad stores?

Is there anywhere in the Chapel Hill/Durham, NC, area where I can just show up and buy (or at least get a good look at) a Thinkpad X60 (or preferably, X40/X41)? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jun 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Looking for a good, used "travel" laptop

Help me select the best cheap, lightweight, "travel" laptop for my needs, please. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Apr 11, 2007 - 16 answers

Lenovo battery failure: a cruel April Fools joke?

The battery in my IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Z60t went out of warranty 4/29/07. When I woke up today, the machine says "Irreparable damage to the battery has been detected. Replace the battery with a new one." Is it really damaged? Could it be a broken sensor? Some kind of software glitch? Is this typical? Is there a better alternative to the $159 replacement?
posted by fourstar on Apr 1, 2007 - 15 answers

PHP/MySQL to IBM WebSphere?

I'm a fairly recent college grad that never really worked with an IBM iSeries computer. Now I'm being asked to maintain an existing project at my job which resides on our iSeries machine. Where should I look for advice? I've scoured IBM's resources, and none of them make very much sense at all. I just want to get this project off of my plate. [more inside]
posted by bofe on Mar 23, 2007 - 2 answers

Error Message 00192

My IBM Thinkpad 600 (Pentium 2) has crashed. Whenever I start it up, I get error message 00192. I'd like to avoid going to a technician if possible. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by alona on Feb 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Make My Laptop A Light Sabre

(Thinkpad Filter) Just been given a T42 by work (thank you) and am looking for some fun stuff to do with the motion sensor [more inside]
posted by eb98jdb on Dec 12, 2006 - 5 answers

"Error loading operating system" after laptop fall

Dropped my laptop (IBM Thinkpad T42) from about 3 feet. It seemed ok for a week except that it randomly rebooted from time to time. However now it says it can't even load the operating system. I don't have a recovery disk. I don't have the original XP CD. I can't send this to a repairman because I have very sensitive information stored in files on the desktop. How sunk am I? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Nov 24, 2006 - 19 answers

Backspace Malfunction?

I can't backspace in Microsoft office and I don't know why. [more inside]
posted by azriel2257 on Nov 2, 2006 - 2 answers

Go *beeep* *beep* *beep* yourself...

I have a Thinkpad G41. About an hour ago, I (shut it off) packed it in a backpack-style case, and rode my bicycle to the radio station where I work. Upon arriving, I turn it on and the screen does not do anything at all. Everything else about bootup appears normal, except the total deadness of the screen (the light behind the TFT does not appear to come on). Also, there are (what I presume to be) BIOS beeps, one long two short. Googling produces this which informs me I have a "video adapter error". What do I do now? (This laptop is about a year old, I think it's out of warranty now... is it just doomed to become a server?)
posted by phrontist on Oct 27, 2006 - 14 answers

Properly enabling USB 2.0 via a Thinkpad docking station?

Help! Stuck with USB 1.1 on a Thinkpad T40 when connected to an IBM Mini Dock. [more inside]
posted by MaverickX on Oct 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Hook a ThinkPad up?

I need your google-fu and/or vendor hookup assistance...help me shop for a replacement motherboard. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Aug 16, 2006 - 2 answers

UML Certification

Which UML Certification is the best choice? IBM OOAD/UML or OMG Certification? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Jul 13, 2006 - 5 answers

Old IBM sub-sub-notebook information?

Asking for the boyfriend: I saw an extremely small IBM ThinkPad sometime in the mid-90's. It ran DOS and had an external floppy drive, and it sparked my love of sub-sub-notebooks. Does anyone else remember the machine I've described, or know its model number or where more information can be found?
posted by dreamyshade on Jun 25, 2006 - 7 answers

saying goodbye to my IBM PCjr

I have an old IBM PCjr 4860 that once upon a time we added a jrCaptain Tecmar extension piece onto it so we could attach a printer. I have three questions. I want to get rid of this beast but I want to print everything off the disks (I was quite the prolific writer as a kid). Unfortunately we lost the jrCaptain power transformer and cable (power supply) for this extension piece so we think that's why every time we turn on the printer it stops the computer from doing anything (no keyboard, no running of whatever it was running) and then upon turning off the printer it suddenly is back to normal. Where can I get my hands on that power supply or what could I use in it's place that wouldn't kill the extension. (voltage?) Second question: what about a way to transfer the big floppies onto a modern storage device? What are the options out there? Anything I can do at home? Any places that do this for you? Third question: what do I do with an old IBM PCjr when I want to toss it? [more inside]
posted by toftk on Jun 11, 2006 - 6 answers

Am I using the wrong power adapter?

used old IBM power adapter on new IBM laptop. The voltage was the same, amperage was lower, but now the machine won't boot with a major Windows 2000 registry error. Am I frying my machine? [more inside]
posted by Parannoyed on Mar 1, 2006 - 8 answers

Ad Agency for IBM Middleware's Boxing Glove campaign?

Seeking contact info for the advertising agency responsible for IBM Middleware's "You VS [Concept]" campaign that has been appearing in glossy business mags lately... [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Dec 22, 2005 - 2 answers

Thinkcentre is too proprietary

Okay, I don't usually like to ask this sort of thing on ask mefi but... I installed a unattended windows over my IBM Thinkcentre's OS and now of course it's completely crippled. Even worse I can't restore from the partition. Help... anyone! [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza on Nov 22, 2005 - 9 answers

Will I regret a Celeron?

I've been happy with my IBM Thinkpad T21, but I want CD-RW, DVD and something shiny & new. I'm looking at an IBM TPad R40 model 2681 - Celeron 2.0GHz RAM256 HD40G CD-RW/DVD + 802.11B Wifi from a reliable online vendor. US 575. Will I regret the Celeron as opposed to PIII? [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Oct 29, 2005 - 14 answers

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