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In this podcast, we'll take a look at the people, technology, and culture behind one of the world's most powerful and important computing platforms, the Mainframe. Expect interviews, discussions, and interesting tidbits along the way, with your hosts, Frank and Jeff.
 
Andy talks photography and life, Andy talks to photographers big and small about their photography and lives (and photo tips, duh). Andy loves *everything* in photography, so that's basically what this show is about. Fun is included at no extra cost. Andy is: Andy McSweeney, Photographer on the Loose as @andymcphoto & @phototourbrugge .
 
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Andy chats with Luka Esenko; travel photographer, photo guide and founder of the Photohound photo-location app and community. LINKS: Luka's site: https://lukaesenko.com/ Photohound: http://photohound.co/ Andy's Site: https://andymcsweeney.com Photo Tour Brugge: https://phototourbrugge.com That Photo Feeling (pod/tv/clubhouse) - https://thatphotofee…
 
With Clubhouse opening up on Android and this audio-only social media app having already cultivated a top spot for the global photo community… Andy talks to Clubhouse photographers about Clubhouse for photographers. See below the links for a listing of photographers, industry and interesting folk, and photo clubs worth a follow. Links: That Photo F…
 
Andy chats to Bart Heirweg: pro Belgian landscape photographer, instructor, author and neighbor to Andy in Brugge in more ways than one. Bart's website: https://bartheirweg.com Bart on Instagram: https://instagram.com/bartheirweg That Photo Feeling: https://thatphotofeeling.com Andy's website: https://thatphotofeeling.com…
 
Andy catches up with Ibarionex Perello but less about 2020 and more about podcasting life, fears over follies, worrying about others expectations, and more. Also and after the chat: A few pointers on who to follow on Clubhouse (after you follow Ibarionex of course!) and a teaser of things to change in times to come. VIDEO OF THE EPISODE: https://yo…
 
Andy talks with Peter Hurley, world renowned headshot photographer, educator, undisputed king of the "Shebang!" and cool fella at large. Peter and Andy chat about the joy of getting on the water, keeping focus, making a good first impression, and (of course) getting the "shebang!" worthy shot by getting others to open up for the camera. LINKS Peter…
 
Alongside the dizzying array of processors, I/O adapters, power management and networking hardware, nestled up in a far corner of the z15 sits a pair of servers with perhaps the most important job in the world; starting everything up. The Support Element (SE) and Hardware Management Console (HMC) give you all the controls needed to manage your Z re…
 
Andy catches up with pro adult & glamour photographer (and past guest) OG Foto on how 2020 and 2021 affected his photo life for plans (like the new house bought just before lockdown) to finding new inspiration on Onlyfans (as a video or photographer, not a model haha) to hope being held through and what to look forward to next. OG Foto's first visi…
 
Andy talks to humanitarian photographer, educator, author and all around Buddha of creativity David DuChemin about creative voices and bubbles, staying on the Loose, taking breaks... and oh so much more and (without trying to be precious about it all). 0:00 Start & Intro 5:30 Interview 1:22:18 Outro LINKS David's site: https://davidduchemin.com + h…
 
Andy catches up with family portrait photographer, past guest and friend of the show Pieter Claerhout about how 2020/21 has unfolded for him with work, family and (of course) photography. LINKS Pieter's site: https://www.jono-fotografie.be/ Andy's site: https://andymcsweeney.com/ Andy's Youtube: https://youtube.com/andymcphoto…
 
Rich and Randy are avid advocates of Z, but also know that the real magic happens when people can benefit from it without needing to know a whole lot about the tech underneath. That's the case with the most recent pivot towards serverless computing, and what this episode is all about. This episode is a good peek into what it takes to blend cutting …
 
Andy has a long and wide chat with accomplished portrait photographer, instructor and all around top fella Frank Doorhof on shared love of bikes and comics before hitting hard into the camera and photo talk of all kinds. See index & times below... https://frankdoorhof.com https://youtube.com/frankdoorhof https://andymcsweeney.com https://youtube.co…
 
Andy catches up with past guest of the show, photographer, Olympus educator, instructor and all around top cat Rob Knight on how 2020-1 unfolded in his photo life. Links: Rob's Site: robknightphotography.com Creative Immersion Photography: creative-immersion-photography.mn.co Andy’s Site: andymcsweeney.com Andy's Youtube: youtube.com/andymcphoto Ph…
 
Andy talks to prolific author, educator and music lover Rick Sammon about situational awareness & engaging as an instructor, the Beatles and practice practice practice, not to mention his Photo Therapy & Photo Quest book among other riffs and bits of conversation. LINKS: Rick's site: ricksammon.com Rick's Photo Therapy Group on Facebook: https://ww…
 
For many, Python is just _the way things get done_, and having it available on z/OS alongside so many other great languages, subsystems and features helps make the platform more accessible than ever. Hear straight from Chad McIntyre, IBM Open Enterprise Python for z/OS Dev Lead, on just how important this effort is, why now, and how you can be best…
 
This week and as we settle in to a season of interviews on the show: Andy catches up with past guest Valerie Jardin to see how 2020 and '21 has unfolded, from cancelled workshops to personal and creative inspirations to a new addition to the Jardin family. The first of a new segment ("Catching up in '21 with...") to see how past guests are holding …
 
Andy continues his chat with concert photographer Nathan Dobbelaere beyond C.R.A.P. (episode 40, here) and digs into how he found photography through family, a side hustle in shooting internationally, the joy and pain of socials, and of course some gear talk and settings. Nathan's site: nathandobbelaere.com/ Nathan on Facebook: facebook.com/natecon…
 
Before software goes into production, it needs to be tested, and "It looks good to me" just isn't good enough. To ensure maximum coverage is attained, testing tools and frameworks are the way to go, and in this episode, we hear from Will Yates and Michael Baylis about how the Galasa Project helps them ensure solutions pass all the right tests. http…
 
If you were able to open up a data set without knowing the volume it's on by heart, thank Catalog. This often-overlooked but absolutely necessary component of z/OS deserves a deeper look, and Stephen Branch is here to spell out all of the interesting bits, as well as explaining some data set basics for the new learners. Definitely an educational an…
 
On today's show Andy talks to Nathan about C.R.A.P. (Cultural Rescue Aid by Photographers)) and how the Belgian photo scene is stepping up to help the cultural sector in this oh-so-funky-2020. C.R.A.P. - https://crap.photo Live2020 - https://live2020.be Het Objectief Gent - https://hetobjectief.com/ Andy's site - https://andymcsweeney.com Brugge La…
 
It's been a while since we last got a deep dive into IBM z/OS Container Extensions, and there's much to discuss. Terminal Talk Top Tier Listener Anthony Giorgio is on the scene with an action-packed look at the what, how, and why of this wonderful new addition to IBM Z's bag of virtualization tricks. Anthony's got both hands on the pulse of these l…
 
The strengths of IBM Z have always been apparent in critical business applications, and as more and more businesses look to use cloud technology as part of their day-to-day operations, there is a great opportunity for Z to demonstrate its value once again. In this episode, we talk with Tom McPherson, Vice President of Platform Services, IBM Cloud I…
 
This week it's a bit more on keeping happy in this oh-so-glorious year of 2020, then talk of of the joy (we can all enjoy) of my new photo project "Brugge Landscapes: Unlocked for Light" (here) launching Sunday. LINKS: Brugge Landscapes: Unlocked for Light Andy's Photo Show 3d Gallery Launch on Sunday Nov 1st @8pm CET Andy's website Photo Tour Brug…
 
Maybe it's because nobody wanted to get on another web conference, or maybe we just like the sounds of our own voices... or maybe this year's Master the Mainframe is so much different and exciting that it's worth talking about for nearly 45 minutes. No matter the reason, in this episode, we talk about the changes and challenges that went into the t…
 
Feeling clear of his cold/bronchitis(!) for a while, Andy babbles about keeping happy in hard times, where the show is going (a little more pro), and announces his new project. Also, news and views in and around the Nikon z6 II & z7 II as well as the updated Fujifilm 10-24mm and S10 among others. Nice to see innovations in the camera game! :) Andy'…
 
This week I'm still sick with a cold (hey at least it ain't COVID!) but still on air and with some quick advice on keeping busy in photography. Apologies for delay on broadcast from last week, you would NOT have enjoyed hearing my sicky-boy voice then haha! LINKS Andy McSweeney .com Photo Tour Brugge .com Andy's Photo Show (live every Sunday 8pm CE…
 
Getting comfortable in z/OS takes a considerable amount of discovery. There are constructs and commands unlike anywhere else, which makes the learning curve somewhat daunting. Mike Fulton, IBM Distinguished Engineer for IBM Z Application Foundation is working to change that with IBM Z Open Automation Utilities. Now, leveraging some new capabilities…
 
Behind the scenes, but bathed in light, FICON connects powerful mainframe systems to massive storage devices. Encoded within that light lives some of the world's most important data which needs to get to their destination quickly. How do you get security without sacrificing speed? Give a listen to this week's episode with Chris Colonna: FICON Chann…
 
Guess I was wrong last episode to say This Photo Life was stopping... We're back and (I think) better than ever! :) This week it's photo news and views on the recently released Nikon Z 50mm & 14-24mm lenses, Sony's new A7c full frame, Fujifilm and thieir bokeh-licious 50mm f1.0 lens, and more. Also catching up on what I've been shooting and keeping…
 
It was a dark quiet night, just like this one, when a series of Linux guests running under z/VM suddenly gave up the ghost. Those in charge knew it was time to bring in the big guns. With Chief Sleuth Emily Hugenbruch hot on the case, and a deep bench of talent providing backup, this was one defect that got de-commissioned. Big thanks to Jim Ground…
 
You never know what's going to bring COBOL to the forefront of people's thoughts, but here we are. Jessielaine Punongbayan,Senior Mainframe R&D Engineer at Broadcom Inc., has made a name for herself over the years as a Systems Programmer and COBOL coder, but has recently been making waves with a series of posts on Medium.com highlighting ways that …
 
When it comes to keeping data safe, there's no such thing as too many options. In this episode, Eli Dow gives us a peek into how it all works, how it will help us from a personal and business standpoint, and how you can get started today. Learn more here:https://fhe-website.mybluemix.net Get the toolkit here:https://github.com/IBM/fhe-toolkit-macos…
 
What better to discuss and muse about for the last episode of this podcast than what to do when things end? From being aware of your work enough to evaluate if things should carry on, what priorities to consider if you're at that crossroads, and what we can take from these efforts even once they wrap up (or evolve into the next work). Also and to n…
 
This episode I continue and conclude my talk with glamour/adult/erotica photographer about his work as it unfolded into a full time career, the community he cares for next to the photos, and going long into gear talk for what he uses when on the job either on set or otherwise. OG Foto on Instagram: https://instgram.com/ogfoto (@ogfoto) OG Foto webs…
 
This week I chat with glamour and adult erotica photographer OG Foto from Las Vegas about his career in depth and detail, starting this episode with his life before it was work and the value of photographic therapy as he built up to the pro league. OG Foto on Instagram: https://instgram.com/ogfoto (@ogfoto) OG Foto website: https://ogfoto.com Andy’…
 
An episode of exploring the positive side of this lockdown situation as far as your photography goes, options to consider if you're stuck in the 4 walls of home and when/if you're allowed out for some air. LINKS Andy’s website: https://andymcsweeney.com Photo Tour Brugge: https://phototourbrugge.com Use promo code “thisphotolife” on checkout for -1…
 
As a photo tour operator and commercial photographer here in Brugge since 2012... I **definitely** noticed the Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation here big time to say the least. I talk about the situation as the exclusive topic this week, even got the wife in to ask the questions so it wouldn't get too monologue-y not to mention keep things smiling i…
 
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