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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.

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 [...] 

Quick-Tip: Missing a button in CKEditor? Here‘s why

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 2:47 PM UTC
I noticed this a while ago since I am using Domino V10 but now I did some investigation. For some reason the toolbar button to add a new image from a file was missing. This is the action that presents you a dialog where you could choose a file to upload. This is how the full toolbar looks like on Domino 9 and before: And this is what I got when running the same page on V10: The bu [...] 

Right out of hell - Domino Designer

Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 2:00 AM UTC
Since Notes 8 we have to use Domino Designer with Eclipse as the underlying framework. I never made bones about that I hate Eclipse in any flavor. In my opinion it’s the worst IDE you can work with. It’s unstable, it’s huge and slow - and dumb as fuck until you get the right plugins. Too many cooks spoiled the broth. Domino Designer on Eclipse (DDE) is even worse. It introduce [...]