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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.

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 The Domino Admin from Hell goes IBM Bluemix The second is my first admin session ever. I also have the pleasure to do this on [...] 

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 [...] 

My road to Windows 10 - Notification area (part 2) - I don't get it

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:16 PM UTC
Back to the notification area: what the hell is the logic behind it? I already wrote about notifications that don't exist but are "alerted" in the tray. Another weird thing is the "Plane mode" which should indicate if the plane mode is active or not. Plane mode means: all wireless connections should be disabled - you know that from your mobile devices [...] 

My road to Windows 10: Fonts, colors & buttons

Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:14 PM UTC
Windows 10 is a huge redesign and a facelift to the older versions, even against Windows 8.1. If you look at the new UI you can get the idea that there were very different designer teams at work because nothing looks uniform or consistent. Here is the gallery of ridiculousness... Win-X shortcut menu for the control panel Though I use the default fonts and sizes some applications are rend [...]