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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.

These are the days....

Monday, September 12, 2016 8:02 PM UTC
Summer is going to end with a "bang" - it's hot although it's September. Personally it's too hot for me. I like the warmth but not the heat. These are the days of several events and conferences. There is the business partner event in Athens currently going on, directly afterwards ICON UK is going to start and the next week we have a local annual conference in Germany calle [...] 

Update on conferences

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 1:39 AM UTC
Due to my own stupidity I hurt myself by a fallover and I broke my wrist. I am deeply saddened not to attend the next two conferences ICON UK and AdminCamp as traveling isn't possible for me for the next 6 weeks.   Typing and working on a PC is also a real pain right now. It's the right hand which is my main one so I am currently training my left hand - which is challenging. [...] 

Quo vadis, IBM?

Monday, August 22, 2016 7:23 PM UTC
Hard times for us hardcore Domino developers: No IBM Domino release announced for 12 months on any conference or user group meetup extended support announcement for the current version (9.0.1) until 2019 (2017 +2 years) no major release for over 3 years above repeated for at least 4 user group events in this year I could continue this list with tweets and blog posts regarding the [...] 

Upcoming Conferences

Sunday, August 21, 2016 10:33 PM UTC
In a little more than 3 weeks the autumn conference tour starts for me. Again, I will be speaking at ICON.UK usergroup in London at the IBM client center, Southbank. This time I have two sessions: Find your data - use GraphDB capabilities in XPages applications I am very happy and humbled to present this together with my friend Paul Withers The Domino Admin from Hell goes IBM B [...] 

My road to Windows 10 - no rant today

Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:46 PM UTC
I actually didn't think about writing something positive about Windows 10 here but I have to. Today I brought an old PC back to a new life using Windows 10. For several years I own 6 Windows 7 licenses (2 "Family Packs") that I used before. I have an old PC which I used as a media center some years ago before I started to use a Raspberry Pi for that. This PC is an "out-of-the-bo [...] 

My road to Windows 10 - Edge (lost but found)

Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:30 PM UTC
Today I encountered a very strange behaviour of my Windows 10 machine. I have to say that I didn't update to the "Anniversary" update on my production machine, yet (as I am not able to start any update until my admin opens it for us). So the following happened on a Windows 10 build 1511. I used Edge to open some pages from the company's intranet and tools. I set them as start [...]