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2003-10-10 15:36:42.417711+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Hey, Meuon, I don't know how much of your work involves supporting HTMMS, but just in case you hadn't seen it yet, this /. entry pointed to Free CMMS.

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#Comment Re: FreeCMMS made: 2003-10-10 16:08:39.974189+00 by: mkelley

Wow, I actually know a little about HTMMS. Ran like a champ on a little 386.

#Comment Re: FreeCMMS made: 2003-10-10 16:19:22.815834+00 by: Dan Lyke

Did fairly well on some 286s. And at various times I wrote some code to look like terminals and printers to some large enterprise systems that shadowed those systems into HTMMS so that people would actually use said systems. Part of my long-standing antipathy towards corporate IS groups involves political fallout from some of those systems [grin]. "Oh no, maintenance guys are actually using the system! This will not do!"

(Most of the rest of it involves network guys who don't know what netmasks are, and the acronyms "CNE" and "MCSE"...)

#Comment Re: FreeCMMS made: 2003-10-14 14:07:28.758603+00 by: meuon

There are STILL several local hospitals whose BioMedical and Plant systems are running on the original DOS/Paradox/PAL version of HTMMS. (Higher Technology Maintenance Management System). Kludge that it was, it fit the task well. One regional hospital is asking for a web based version to roll up Plant and BioMedical maintenance, and add Housekeeping, Dietary and Materials Management. - I'm trying to decide if I want to develop and maintain such a hydra for any amount of money. It seems their new high-dollar HIS (Hospital Info System) still barely prints out usable forms, let alone basic reporting, preventative maintenance, work order completion, departmental billing..

Very timely post Dan. Karmic, Truly Karmic.