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This site is dedicated to (web) development with IBM Collaborative Solutions (esp. IBM Notes/Domino and XPages), work, life and other stuff I may find important enough to write about. The rules are simple: if it fits in here I post it - and you are invited to comment on that if you like.

Where am I? Using GPS data in Notes apps

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 12:09 PM UTC
With the latest beta of HCL Nomad and the beta 2 of Notes/Domino 11 you are now able to use GPS functions in your Notes apps. This might be interesting for apps that users will use exclusively on their mobile devices to track where they were when the document was created. I think of all kinds of service apps that document e.g. damages on vehicles or track the location of parts during a process. Th [...] 

Nominate an HCL Master - last chance

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8:03 PM UTC
The HCL Master nomination period is still up until October 31. You can read here how to access the nomination form. There are a lot of people around who deserve to be a HCL Master - and you know them already. Just take some time to nominate them. If you want to nominate me as HCL Master for 2020, this post gives you the final "approval" [...] 

Quick-Tip: Re-ordering Watch faces not working

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 4:06 PM UTC
I just solved a little issue with the Watch app on iOS. With several wtach faces installed on my Apple Watch I wanted to re-order them. There is a button (link) for this in the Watch app - but it did not work for me. It was just unresponsive, no touch/click possible for me. The place for this action is quite unusual for Apple apps. It's just a "link" within the app layout. Wit [...] 

Watch out!

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:32 PM UTC
I am always late to the party when it comes to expensive technology. The reason is: I am waiting for the product to be mature and idiot-proof. My Macs were 4+ years old when I bought them from ebay. The only devices I bought new were iOS devices such as the iPhone X, the iPad Pro 9.7 from 2016 and my latest addition the iPad Pro 12.9 from 2018. When I saw the Apple keynote in September introduc [...] 

How to nominate an HCL Master

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 5:44 PM UTC
The nominations for HCL Masters are open since a few days. I didn't use the nomination survey yet but I will. However, there seem to be problems using the form from the official blog post though. The nomination form is realized with a SurveyMonkey form this time. The required informations are similar to what we are used from the IBM Champion nomination form. I don't have a f [...] 

The HCL Digital Solutions forum for Notes & Domino is live

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:28 PM UTC
After months of work HCL activated the community forum for HCL Notes & Domino today. You can register for free though your HCL FlexNet or Support and Partner login also may work. I preferred a personal login to post there with my own name. Please allow up to 2-5 minutes for the confirmation mail to appear in your inbox. Also check your SPAM folder as mails from HCL may not be on your whitel [...]