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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.

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 [...] 

Mac & I - Virtualization

Monday, April 17, 2017 8:33 PM UTC
As long as I use virtual machines I am using VirtualBox instead of VMWare. I used VMWare when it was the only virtualization software on the market back in the early 2000s though. As VMWare isn’t free software (except for the player) I moved to VirtualBox. It’s a versatile and fast solution to bring your isolated operating systems on your host system. I used in on Linux servers and des [...] 

Last minute: see you in Antwerp!

Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:30 PM UTC
This morning I got a big surprise: one of my session proposals for the upcoming Engage in Antwerp got finally approved so I will be speaking there! Engage is the most popular user group meeting after IBM Connect with the most attendees and an overall great event. The agenda for this year is impressive again: I am thankful to b [...] 

Quick-Tip: IBM Bluemix & Node.js - timeout

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:43 PM UTC
It's been a while since I ran into this issue but this evening I ran into it again - so I didn't remember the solution instantly. This post is basically for me to find it later  When deploying a Node.js app on IBM Bluemix make sure you check your app's "server listen" part wisely. Normally a Node app will provide a web server/service running on the default port 3 [...]