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Quick-Tip: Kill Domino server tasks reliably

Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:49 AM UTC
I just ran into a weird behaviour on one of my local Domino running on Linux: the server was not available but there were all processes active when I fired top in the console. But they weren't really active as CPU time was below 1% - which is suspicous. pstree gave the answer: several "Zombie" processes like router or pop3 were still around. A simple killall -u notes [...] 

Nomination time again - but different

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:08 PM UTC
Autumn is here and it's the time of the year again where you and others can earn recognition by being nominated as an IBM Champion. No idea what an IBM Champion is? Check out this site! If you nominated someone during the years before then you know what to do. There are some changes I associate with the IBM Champion program this year: the IBM Champion wrangler for ICS has [...] 

Bananen-Republik DeutschlandPost in german language / Artikel in deutscher Sprache

Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:03 PM UTC
Nein, es geht hier nicht um den Ausgang der Bundestagswahlen vom 24. September 2017. Dazu haben andere genug geschrieben und gepostet. Nur soviel: es ist ein Trauerspiel. Meine Wahlentscheidung hing u.a. davon ab, wie sehr sich eine Partei für das 21. Jahrhundert bezüglich Digitalisierungsprozesse, nachhaltige Energienutzung und Bildung einsetzt. Der Bereich „Digitalisierung&ldq [...] 

Creating a simple REST service in XPages

Monday, August 28, 2017 10:18 PM UTC
This evening I encountered this question on twitter: Do any Notes friends know if you can use JAXB to unmarshall XML in a java Notes Agent? — Steve Zavocki (@szavocki) 28. August 2017 The answers were clear and so was mine: don't try to mimic XML or something using an Agent. Use a Custom REST Service instead. The principle is very simple: create an XPage, place a REST [...] 

Midpoints LE4Domino - a closer look

Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:42 PM UTC
2 days ago Ulrich Krause and Detlev Poettgen posted about Midpoints' free NSF-based tool for all of us running a Domino server with an SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt. If you are not familiar with this service: they offer SSL certifcates for free, valid for 90 days. You have to re-new the certificates after that period which is not that convenient. Midpoints' tool fixes th [...] 

XSL Transformation on Domino - same but different

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 9:09 AM UTC
Lately I encountered a weird behaviour when it comes to XML handling and transforming in a server side executed code on Domino. My code does the following: grab a document or design element from an NSF export it to XML via the DXLExporter grab the XML and translate it with XSL via a javax.xml.transform.Transformer use the translated XML for further use I use the XSL Transformer wi [...] 

Schalten - aber smart!Post in german language / Artikel in deutscher Sprache

Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:12 PM UTC
Seit einiger Zeit befasse ich mich mit Smarthome und Homeautomation. Die Möglichkeiten, die sich bieten, sind vielschichtig und bringen etwas mehr Komfort ins eigene Zuhause. Die Dekoration mit unterschiedlichen Lichtquellen und Szenen macht mir dabei am meisten Spaß. Da einige Lichtquellen wie z.B. günstige LED-Strips meist nicht “smart” sind, wollte ich sie wenigstens [...] 

Thank you, crazy cat lady!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 7:58 PM UTC
Today the ICS community got this important information via common social networks aka Skype, Twitter and Facebook: The cat's out of the bag! in just a few weeks I'll be joining the @salesforce #Ohana I'm ridiculously excited! — Amanda Bauman (@amandabauman) August 15, 2017 To be honest: I expected that sooner or later. We talked about the situation inside IBM months ag [...] 

Introducing: JAAI

Monday, August 7, 2017 11:49 AM UTC
JAAI - JUST ADD AI is a new subsidiary of We4IT focused on utilizing artificial intelligence systems and technologies. JAAI covers a wide range of solutions with products from various vendors such as IBM, Amazon, Microsoft and Google. The goal is to deliver ideas and solutions using AI for your business to make great products even better, to gain more information from your existing da [...] 

iOS 11 beta 4 on iPad - makes sense

Sunday, July 30, 2017 11:23 AM UTC
Now with the 4th beta of iOS 11 I gave it another try on my iPad Pro 9.7". I was quite happy before with it on this device (not on the iPhone though) and I heard a lot of positive things about the new version from July 24. It seems Apple is seeding updates every 14-16 days now which is great. Besides from others blogged about (new icons and animations and other useless stuff it's one t [...]