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Our slides from the #EngageUG 2019 session

Friday, May 17, 2019 11:25 AM UTC
These are the slide of our session at this year's Engage.UG in Brussels - "The NERD stuff: opening Domino to the modern web developer"   The NERD stuff - opening for Domino to the modern web developer from Oliver Busse   [...] 

#EngageUG 2019 - Wednesday

Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:01 AM UTC
Today we had our session about the NERD stuff in the afternoon. Before that the day was also packed with sessions and talks at our booth. My highlights were the Domino on Docker Bootcamp done by Daniel Nashed and Thomas Hampel and the Node.js session by Heiko Voigt and Graham Acres. We feared that our session would interfere a bit but it turned out they had a different focus and our session j [...] 

#EngageUG 2019 - Tuesday

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:21 PM UTC
What a day! I am tired but I try to explain what happened today with a few lines. The venue - Autoworld - is a museum full of cars from all eras, most of them very rare and unbelievable expensive. I am not so much into cars but I like the exhibition. Our area is split into two major areas: the main area at the first floor where also 3 rooms/areas for the sessions are and where the OGS was t [...] 

#EngageUG 2019 - Monday

Monday, May 13, 2019 12:03 AM UTC
This day was traveling day for me. The majority of the crowd arrived on Sunday to have a full Monday for the HCL and Panagenda workshops as well as the IBM Champion meetup and the LetsConnect jam also here at the venue. My trip was quite relaxing: just 2 small hops from DRS to FRA, from FRA to BRU. The train ride from the airport was quite a challenge though I prepared it. The ticket I bou [...] 

My journey to Engage #engageug #dominoforever #ibmchampion

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:59 PM UTC
Only 12 days left to the highly awaited European conference around Collaboration Solutions (fka IBM ICS, now HCL Collaboration Workflow Platforms) - Engage. I am planning my trip already because I don’t like surprises when I am traveling. Flights and hotel is already booked for months now but the local transportation usually is a challenge when you visit an unknown area or city. I only once [...] 

Quick-Tip: Solving a problem with Letsencrypt and Python < 2.7

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 12:35 AM UTC
I just stumbled upon a problem on my older system as I tried to update my SSL certificate with Letsencrypt. The certbot-auto script stopped working and gave me errors regarding the pip module. As of version 0.32.0 Letsencrypt stopped supporting Python version older than 2.7. There is a solution though: The line numbe [...] 

AppDev Pack 1.0.1 released

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 3:09 PM UTC
Today HCL released the AppDev Pack version 1.0.1. For those of you having a passport advantage account, the part number is CC0NGEN. Supported operating systems: Red Hat Entrprs Linx RHEL Base Srvr, Red Hat Entrprs Lnx RHEL Adv Pltfrm, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, Windows Server 2016 Standard [...] 

I will be co-speaking in Brussels at Engage 2019!

Monday, March 25, 2019 4:59 PM UTC
Today the session approvals were sent throughout the community. Within minutes the tweets and messages came in saying "I will be speaking". Together with my friend from the Czech Republic, Jan Krejcarek, I got the approval, too  We will be doing a show and tell session about the NERD stack which stands for Node, Express, React and Domino. This is all about the domino-db [...] 

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 [...]