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Apr
20

Wanted: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims

In New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy has put out a call for volunteers who know how to code the decades-old computer programming language called COBOL because many of the state’s systems still run on older mainframes.

In Kansas, Gov. Laura Kelly said the state’s Departments of Labor was in the process of modernizing from COBOL but then the virus interfered. “So they’re operating on really old stuff,” she said.
Connecticut has also admitted that it’s struggling to process the large volume of unemployment claims with its “40-year-old system comprised of a COBOL mainframe and four other separate systems.” The state is working to develop a new benefits system with Maine, Rhode Island, Mississippi and Oklahoma. But the system won’t be finished before next year.

“Literally, we have systems that are 40-plus-years-old,” New Jersey Gov. Murphy said over the weekend. “There’ll be lots of postmortems and one of them on our … Read More

Mar
30

Most Wanted Windows Desktop Gadgets

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Since 2007, there have been more than 30 million downloads of our desktop gadgets for Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012.
Windows desktop gadgets are small applications that run on the desktop and are sometimes called “Windows Sidebar,” “Desktop gadgets” or “Windows gadgets.”
Since Q4 2011, Microsoft has no longer supported the uploading of new gadgets to their gadget gallery, saying they want to instead “focus on the exciting possibilities of the newest version of Windows.” However, this doesn’t mean that gadgets no longer work or that you can’t get them anymore. The most popular, most sought-after and highest-rated gadgets are here. We’re still rolling out new gadgets and updates, and all our gadgets are 100% free for use.

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