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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 [...] 

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 [...]