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This site is dedicated to (web) development with IBM Collaborative Solutions (esp. IBM Notes/Domino and XPages), work, life and other stuff I may find important enough to write about. The rules are simple: if it fits in here I post it - and you are invited to comment on that if you like.

Nanoleaf Feedback

Monday, July 3, 2017 10:22 PM UTC
I am a proud owner of the nice Nanoleaf Aurora RGB panels, I joined the beta programme for the app (iOS Testflight) and added an account on their website. Nanoleaf Aurora with Apple Homekit as light effect source from Oli on Vimeo. As long as I don't know where to post my feedback properly I will do it right here. not ready for iOS 11 (Homekit isn’t either) [...] 

How I bricked my iPhone [updated]

Monday, July 3, 2017 9:29 PM UTC
You maybe read my post about my first smarthome gadget, the Nanoleaf Aurora. The setup was a bit pain in the ass, but I managed to do it though the app is crap at the moment. With Apple Homekit it worked like a charm - until I updated to iOS 11 - again. Since WWDC I installed iOS 11 on my iPad Pro and iPhone 6s, it worked „ok-ish“ but not perfect. Even wth beta 2 released some d [...] 

Hands on the Nanoleaf Aurora wall light

Monday, June 26, 2017 7:46 PM UTC
I don’t remember where I first saw a demo of the Nanoleaf Aurora, but it must have been somewhere on you Youtube. I was impressed from the beginning and I showed the video to my girlfriend. Fortunately she remembered that when considering a birthday present for me - and here we are now. Unboxing I got the starter package which contains 9 panels, the controller, the power brick an [...] 

My take on ISBG 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 7:51 PM UTC
For the second time I was invited to join the Norwegian IBM User Group event in Oslo. I knew what to expect and again the organisers did a great job. Despite a smaller amount of attendees the sponsor line-up was awesome and this time entirely from local business partners. Times are hard for user groups in the ICS branch but the overall mood upon attendees and sponsors were posit [...] 

DNUG 44 - ein Rückblick Post in german language / Artikel in deutscher Sprache

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 5:44 PM UTC
Ich weiß gar nicht, wie ich überhaupt dazu kam, für die 44. DNUG eine Session einzureichen. Es war 3 Jahre her, dass ich auf dieser Veranstaltung war bzw. direkt mit ihr zu tun hatte. Das letzte Mal als ein sogenannter Trackmanager für die Ausgabe in Leipzig und Dortmund. Ich kann mich daran erinnern, das dies kein leichtes Unterfangen war, für den jeweiligen Track al [...] 

My recap on Engage.UG 2017 in Antwerp

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8:38 PM UTC
This year’s most appreciated European user group get-together lead us to the city of Antwerp in Belgium. The country is famous for it’s ancient cities mixed with modern architecture, stunning buildings and open-minded people - and the beer, of course. The event itself is also famous for great hospitality, awesome speakers and sessions, generous sponsors (which keep the event free for a [...]