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This site is dedicated to (web) development with HCL Digital Solutions (esp. HCL 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.

The Phoscon app and switches

Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 7:10 PM UTC
Today I noticed a weird issue using the Phoscon app. For all who are not aware: this is the software that is used to setup smart stuff on the Conbee Zigbee gateway. Every time you add a new switch, it will create a new group. Depending on the device type the group's name is different. I was at IKEA today to buy a LED panel (FLOALT 30x90) for the ceiling in one room and I also bought 4 sw [...] 

Nope. The MBP 16" 2019 still sucks

Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:22 AM UTC
Remember when I thought my issues with the MBP 16" were history after the macOS 11 update? They are still there. This machine is unusable once you do one of the following: try to tame the crazy fan with Macs Fan Control use Teams/GotoMeeting with a webcam AND sharing your screen in general use external monitors and try to outperfo [...] 

Zigbee, Homekit and a Pi

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 7:05 PM UTC
Today I decided to note down my experiences during my journey setting up various Zigbee devices with Apple Homekit. There are several steps involved. As I wrote them down in markdown, you can find the document on my Github account here. [...] 

Moving Domino to a container

Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 8:07 PM UTC
Today I successfully moved a Domino server from a native installation on a non-supported Linux to a docker container. It actually wasn't really a moving as I installed a different server version. The original server was V11 and the containerized one now is of course the latest code drop of V12.  I used my own guide to create the new container, copied over the existi [...] 

Domino 12 EAP and OpenNTF Webinar Recap

Friday, November 20, 2020 at 6:33 AM UTC
Yesterday OpenNTF hosted the November webinar about Docker in general and Domino on Docker in particular. The aspects were diverse: from a manager's point of view, a developers perspective and for administrators. Christian Güdemann, our OpenNTF chairman opened the session by talking about general benefits using container. Then Dan Dumont, also OpenNTF board m [...] 

Finally fixed - thermal issues on my Mac

Monday, November 16, 2020 at 8:23 PM UTC
Accidentally I noticed two things after the update to macOS 11 (Big Sur) that drove me nuts during the past year that I am using the 16" MacBook Pro and that now seem to be fixed: fan craziness and mouse dongle stupidity. If you followed this blog you learned I had to make compromises with my setup, the cables, how the machine resides on my desk and with software I can use without having t [...]