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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.

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 [...]