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Jim Spath

Instead of my prior practice of doing a blog-a-day on the just-concluded SapphireNow/ASUG Annual Conference [2018 version], I’m piling all of my session reviews into one post.  I did related posts each day, and thought

In years past, I’d do a daily travelogue king of blog, with a recap of the days events from session to session and some fun photos.  This year, at the ASUG Annual Conference/Sapphire, I’ve written

Glad it’s over. I thought I had an interesting topic.  Dam it Jim, I’m an engineer not a marketeer.   I presented at the Sapphire/ASUG conference today on enterprise output management.  The crowd was on

At ASUG/Sapphire/TechEd conferences, I usually write technical views, with some social viewpoints, and hopefully some humor.  This year, something different.   As an ASUG Volunteer, I participate in the speaker selection process for sessions presented

If all goes to plan I’ll be talking about a global  printer project at ASUG 2018/Sapphire.  To whet your appetite on a dry subject, some thoughts on device localization. Not regional character sets/code pages or

My friend and Mentor Gregor Wolf posted recently on setting up Linux print services with a modern SAP install base ( https://blogs.sap.com/2017/06/25/setup-a-hp-color-laser-jet-on-the-sap-netweaver-as-abap-developer-edition/ ).  As I will be presenting on an enterprise output management consolidation project at the 2018

I was asked to check on a classic SAP GUI login fault when testing a network connectivity solution. Getting to a point of knowing enough to ask intelligent questions was my first step, sort of

Last time I popped my detective hat above the cubicle wall was 6 months or so ago, in the last episode called I Carry A Spool or How The ABAP Detective Found His LP. That was

After time off in early Fall, November filled up with project meetings and task lists. We’re working with offsite server image farms, and the first order of business after getting network routing up was connecting

With really bad timing, I had planned a short conference followed by personal time off, immediately after the SAP community site upgrade on October 10. Making matters worse, the house needed to be turned upside