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Help wanted: no mp4 playback on my MBP

Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:06 PM UTC
This post is a shout out for help and suggestions. 2 days ago I found out that my MBP wasn’t able to playback mp4 anymore - or let’s say, not as usual - but wait for it. I tweeted about it: DO NOT INSTALL the latest Mojave beta - it breaks Home and Photos (video playback) — Oliver Busse ✫ (@zeromancer1972) 8. November 2018 But it’s more complex.  The s [...] 

Quick-Tip: Disable Screenshot Preview in macOS Mojave

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 7:03 PM UTC
Bothered by the screenshot preview that came with macOS Mojave and acts similar to the one on iOS? The problem is not that the preview appears so that you could edit the picture before saving it finally, the problem is that even if you don’t use this feature it takes a while (a couple of seconds) for the image to appear at the location you set for them (desktop is the default). I just dis [...] 

Cover me - mesh networking

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 10:31 PM UTC
It’s a few years ago since Google launched the first consumer mesh networking solution, simply called „Google Wifi“. You could get up to 3 devices that build a mesh network. Since then there were a few others from Netgear, AVM and Linksys - and all of the named are quite expensive (250+ EUR). What is a Mesh Network? Simple answer: it’s just a wireless router syst [...] 

IDMA Test App

Friday, November 2, 2018 10:36 PM UTC
This evening I played around with IDMA and created a very basic test NSF to use with IDMA on my iPad. Feel free to download it. You should test the following: working with views ans forms using actions create documents with and without attachments create different attachments (photos, camera, files, docs etc.) open, view the attachments The app also allows to open the workspace [...] 

Quick-Tip: Remove Tile from IDMA Recent Apps

Friday, November 2, 2018 10:37 AM UTC
I just found a way to remove a tile from the "Recent Applications" home screen in IDMA. There is a way to open the old workspace page (though not officially supported and not working as expected): create an action button in a view or form of an app that you can open in IDMA as action formula use @Command([WindowWorkspace]) When you click this action it will bring up the o [...] 

IBM Domino Mobile Apps BETA is available

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:44 PM UTC
Happy Halloween, everyone! Right on point and as promised IBM released IBM Domino Mobile Apps (IDMA) for beta testers via Apple's Test Flight ecosystem. Once registered on the beta page, we received the invitation for the Test Flight app today. Setup Once installed you have to setup the connection to your Domino ecosystem. Choose our user ID name and the serv [...] 

5th anniversary of the new blog

Sunday, October 21, 2018 3:43 PM UTC
Today, 5 years ago, I started with this "new" blog. I blogged for years before that but I started with a new blog template and a focus on technology, IBM software, daily business things and other stuff that I find important. Thanks for following my thoughts over this time and stay tuned for more!  [...] 

Quick-Tip: IBM Champion nomination is open - but be warned!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:14 PM UTC
It’s the time of the year again (for about one or two weeks now I guess?) to nominate an IBM Champion. I just learned that the nomination time is extended to November 1 - this is one extra week. So please nominate YOUR IBM Champions here  As it was for the last years, the form has changed - again. Even worse: it has a timeout which is very short. So best practice is op [...] 

Quick-Tip: Monitoring Domino V10 with New Relic

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 5:11 PM UTC
One feature that was mentioned on slides months ago but wasn’t as prominent as it should be is the built-in monitoring feature of your server with a service called „New Relic“. This is by far the most simple setup I’ve ever experienced during my 18-year lasting Domino career. It just takes a few simple steps to start: Create an account at - it&rsqu [...] 

One week V10 - a brief summary

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:13 PM UTC
The first week with the final V10 release is almost done. There was a lot of testing going on in the community and I also did some deep dive into some of the new features. I wasn’t that interested in those new admin stuff like streaming replication, auto healing or scheduled mail. I even don’t have a test environment for that to play around with that. I was interested in the Domino Des [...]