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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.

Mac & I - Mission Complete

Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:01 AM UTC
Today I added the last bit to my setup - and to my personal convenience. I bought an old iMac 27“ from late 2009. This machine is still awesome. The specs: 16GB, 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, ATI 4850 plus wireless keyboard, Magic Mouse (which I don’t use) and another Trackpad 1. Sierra was preinstalled. This machine is huge and the display only has one pixel failure - I can [...] 

Quick-Tip: Solving issues with Fixpack installer on Linux

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:35 PM UTC
Some days ago I encountered a problem for the first time installing a Fixpack for Domino on Linux. I don’t know why I didn’t come across with that before but I guess I was lucky until then. The problem was that the install script stopped immediately right after hitting ENTER in the console. The OS was Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS. With the help from the XPages Slack (domino-admin ch [...] 

Mac & I - Seperation and Combining

Monday, October 17, 2016 10:24 PM UTC
The idea of the past days was to separate my various workspaces I am using. I have a work-workspace that was located in our work-room (yes, we have something like this for different tasks) and a space where my home recording studio resides. The latter was a mess. Cables, devices, computers, monitors - and instruments of course. As I am using my Macbook Pro on a daily basis now for private stuff I [...] 

Going to Prague

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:00 PM UTC
Today I received an email saying that my session proposal for the upcoming SUTOL conference in Prague got approved! "Find your data - use GraphDB capabilities in XPages applications" This is my second SUTOL I can attend and I'm really looking forward to it. This event is one of the most important European user group events. Personally I experienced a very cuddly and pe [...] 

Mac & I - another journey

Friday, September 30, 2016 12:10 AM UTC
People who know me for longer are aware about my attitude towards Apple and their products. Expensive and not better than products of the same price. It's still one thing I don't like about this company. But there's a big BUT though: they just work. It started with an iPhone I bought last year. It was an iPhone 6. I changed it to a 6s this year. Using this device and the OS made me [...] 

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 [...]