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What a beauty!

Monday, November 20, 2017 11:13 PM UTC
After 72 hours I try to write down my experiences with the iPhone X. By the way: I call it iPhone Ten and not X. Disclaimer: this is not a comprehensive review but my personal thoughts. Coming from a 6s I already enjoyed the benefits of iOS and the whole Apple ecosystem. Using iOS 11 on all my devices already brought me the idea of what to expect from the iPhone X. You can see that version 11 w [...] 

Spaß mit O2, Teil 2Post in german language / Artikel in deutscher Sprache

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 5:30 PM UTC
Ich reise kommende Woche in die Schweiz. Laut meines Vertrages ist die Schweiz nicht mehr Teil meiner EU-Option, die mir zuvor bei BASE im EU-Ausland (inkl. eben der Schweiz und Norwegen) meine Datenflat zusicherte. Dank der EU-Regulierung ist die Schweiz nun nicht mehr dabei. Neulich war ich in einem O2-Shop (kein Partnershop, sondern ein "echter" - darauf muss man achten!). Dort bes [...] 

Narcissistic? Not at all!

Monday, November 6, 2017 4:57 PM UTC
Y’all know it nomination time - until November 13, not even a full week left. In the IBM Champions Slack channel one post from our Champion wrangler Libby stroke me today which definitely encourages me to nominate myself - though I didn’t plan to do so: "Current Champions will need to submit a renomination form for themselves. Nominations from the community are GREAT but DO NOT [...] 

First aid on my iMac

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:32 PM UTC
What happened? Some weeks ago I encountered the 1TB HDD in my iMac died a slow death. First I couldn't access the data anymore and then the disk was mounted and unounted once in a while. This resulted in a very annoying click sound every few minutes and it drove me crazy. Now, as I got the right tools for the job, I replaced the broken HDD with a spare 500GB SSD. This is how it worked out. [...] 

Google Home Mini - my first take

Sunday, October 29, 2017 3:15 PM UTC
Intention I own two Amazon Echos, one in the office and one in the living room, and I use them regularly during the day. Though the Echos do not always understand what I am saying I am quite happy with what they offer. I mostly control my smart home devices with it and use timers. Very rarely I use the personal assistant features like telling the news or adding something to my calendar. Especia [...] 

Alive - and kicking?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:38 PM UTC
On October 25 IBM announced some big news. To be short: IBM is investing in the Domino platform for the next years without even mentioning an „at least“ date for support and product development. They call it #Domino2025. They also announced that there will be a channel for all to submit proposals for the upcoming release and feature packs. By the way: there will be finally be [...] 

Bananen-Republik Deutschland, Teil 2 - O2Post in german language / Artikel in deutscher Sprache

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:07 PM UTC
Ich war jahrelang ein sehr zufriedener BASE Kunde. Ich hatte einen Tarif, der übersichtlich war. Ein Paket für X Euro, ein Paket dazu für Y Euro. Insgesamt ein Paket mit 5GB nationaler Datenflatrate plus EU-Option (inkl. Norwegen und Schweiz) für ebenfalls 5GB, d.h. gemeinsamer Nutzung des Gesamtpakets. Im Grunde musste ich mir keinen Kopf machen, wo ich gerade bin, die 5GB war [...] 


Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:59 PM UTC

Quick-Tip: Kill Domino server tasks reliably

Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:49 AM UTC
I just ran into a weird behaviour on one of my local Domino running on Linux: the server was not available but there were all processes active when I fired top in the console. But they weren't really active as CPU time was below 1% - which is suspicous. pstree gave the answer: several "Zombie" processes like router or pop3 were still around. A simple killall -u notes [...] 

Nomination time again - but different

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 7:08 PM UTC
Autumn is here and it's the time of the year again when you and others can earn recognition by being nominated as an IBM Champion. No idea what an IBM Champion is? Check out this site! If you nominated someone during the years before then you know what to do. There are some changes I associate with the IBM Champion program this year: the IBM Champion wrangler for ICS [...]