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macOS in black and white - WTF?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:37 PM UTC
Tonight I sat on my studio iMac to make some music. Suddenly by screen lost colors and turned black and white, preceded by some flickering. I first thought it was Chrome's fault as it updated to version 73 which brings the dark mode to macOS devices but it wasn't. After a restart the color went back. But the problem persisted. After some investigation I found out that this is a macOS ac [...] 

Quick-Tip: Instruments missing in Maschine/Komplete Kontrol?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:22 PM UTC
I just stumbled upon the fact that Native Instruments' Maschine and/or Komplete Kontrol plugins won't show up as expected when used in your DAW as a plugin directly. The browser window did not appear and for Mschine it's essential to choose your kit or instrument to work with. Other to when using those programs as stand-alone versions the browser might not show up. But it's easy to [...] 

Some hints for trying out DQL Explorer

Friday, March 8, 2019 4:46 PM UTC
Yesterday IBM released the prototype version of the DQL Explorer that was demoed some weeks ago at IBM Think by Luis Guirigay on OpenNTF and Github. Of course the interest was tremendous and so I was enthusiastic to test it out. However, there are currently some caveats to deal with and this post explains what I found so far. There are three different ways to get into the deploying process o [...] 

ADMIN_CLIENT_SKIP_DOMINO not working on Domino 10?

Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:52 PM UTC
I just noticed that the server's notes.ini variable ADMIN_CLIENT_SKIP_DOMINO=1 seems not work with Domino 10 anymore. I tested on V10.0.1 and the setting is defined in a configuration document. Maybe someone from HCL can confirm this issue and create an internal "case"? Update: It seems to be Linux only, Domino 10.0.1 on Windows acts as expected. For all who are not aware [...] 

Potential bug in Domino Access Services API

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:30 PM UTC
Just encountered a problem with Domino Access Services API (DAS). When using the endpoint to get all calendar entries of a given user with https://hostname.local/mail/tbuktu.nsf/api/calendar/events and you don't have any entries in the calendar, the response will be empty. It will be a 200 response though but the expected result would be an empty JSON object {} and not just "n [...] 

Quick-Tip: Starting Domino IAM as a service

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:46 PM UTC
Today I continued to work on our internal company server which will provide the IAM service. As the service app prompts for the service password when starting it’s not possible to use my favorite process manager for Node.js called „pm2“. Instead a colleague mentioned „screen“, a terminal multiplexer. I knew this little helper before but never used it. Now it comes in [...] 

Domino, Proton, IAM, OAuth - Part 4: IAM service

Monday, March 4, 2019 8:51 PM UTC
Sorry, folks, I had a week off but here we go again! Get ready for some console typing action! This is all about signing certs and creating new certs that will be used for the IAM application. You will also setup the IAM service app that has to run in order to setup your apps with OAuth, LDAP and the authentication via OAuth. In the Domino App Dev Pack unpack the archive domino-iam-servic [...] 

Goodbye, Watson Workspace

Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:52 AM UTC
In case you missed it: today is the end-of-life day for IBM's last innovative product in years. It started as a demo called "Project Toscana" and I admit I never thought it would be a game-changer. Over the past years we got friends somehow. Although others made their products evolve a bit faster (Slack, MS Teams) WW struck me when IBM integrated Zoom Meetings for web conferences wit [...] 

Slides & Demo Repository DNUG Development DayPost in german language / Artikel in deutscher Sprache

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:36 PM UTC
Vom heutigen in Essen durchgeführten DNUG Development Day gibt es hier meine Slides und das Repository mit dem Demos. DNUG Development Day 2019 from Oliver Busse Ein etwas "anspruchsvolleres" Beispiel gibt es hier: [...] 

Domino, Proton, IAM, OAuth - Part 3: Certs & Keys

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:41 PM UTC
This is the most critical part in the whole process. If you make errors here everything will fail in the upcoming steps. Please download the kyrtool from IBM’s website first and copy the kyrtool file from the linux64 folder to /opt/ibm/domino/notes/lates/linux You will need kyrtool to create the certificates. To use Proton with SSL you need certificates. If you grab the Domino Ap [...]