Stuff that still works: the MK2
Monday, April 9, 2018 11:49 PM UTC
I have a lot of electronics, I love electronic devices though sometimes they seem to hate me.
I have a device that I love over all the others and I use it for 29 years now though not on a regular daily base: my turntable.
Turntables experienced a renaissance during the past decade. People like the real feel of putting vinyl on a real machine instead of just dragging mp3 files to a software. [...]
Philips Hue Dimmer Switch & Apple HomeKit issues
Monday, April 9, 2018 12:03 AM UTC
Man, SmartHome really can be rocket science, especially if you have devices from different vendors. I always try to buy HomeKit compatible devices (except for some stupid smart sockets that I don’t need to control manually) as I want to have them all available in a single app. I know, there are some options with other third party apps and servers but I really got used to HomeKit - though it [...]
Quick-Tip: Getting Rules to Work in IBM Verse #ibmchampion
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:46 PM UTC
One thing that bugged me for a long time since we migrated to IBM Verse SmartCloud was that my mailrules weren't working anymore. Though I checked and re-saved the rules via the Notes client (on the replica of the SmartCloud mail NSF) the rules did not work.
I just had some simple rules that moved mails away from the inbox under certain conditions (subject, sender etc.)
As Verse itself [...]
Quick Tip: „Design replace failed: cannot add role“ #ibmchampion
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:33 AM UTC
This is basically for me to remember and to find it again once I stumble upon this message again.
Sometimes you will get this error message when trying to refresh or replace the design of a database using a template. If so, please check if the template comes with a predefined ACL, especially roles. If the database that you want to update does not have all the roles in it’s ACL this me [...]
Make Domino Great Again!
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 7:49 PM UTC
IBM and HCL did their first webcast about the future of Domino V10. Yes, a real product upgrade and not another Feature Pack. This was a publicly announced event so I guess I am fine to post about details - and there were a lot of them!
The webcast with 1500+ 1900+ attendees (!) was hosted by some key people of the current collaboration construct announced in October last year:
Bob Schult [...]
Fixing HomeKit issue after update
Monday, January 29, 2018 7:18 PM UTC
After the latest iOS 11 update I experienced a problem with HomeKit remote access via the Apple TV. I was wasn’t able to get access to my devices outside the local wifi i.e. LTE/mobile network.
The solution was simple: update also to the latest tvOS, then goto Settings, Account, iCloud, HomeKit. Click on the option so that it displays „Disconnected“.
Open the HomeKit settin [...]
Cannot open XPage in DDE? A possible solution #ibmchampion #domino2025
Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:13 PM UTC
I recently encountered a weird behaviour in Domino Designer - again. There was one custom control I was not able to open anymore. The effect was that the XSP editor window appeared delayed but got no focus and didn't show anything. When I clicked the tab Domino Designer also almost crashed. I was able to open the XPage with the XML editor though. Just try it for yourself: create a blank X [...]
Apple Magic Mouse sucks - a bit less!
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:53 PM UTC
I never used the Magic Mouse from Apple with my devices as Apple chose the worst material in the world as the „gliders“, the „foot“ material - you know what I mean.
Last week I learned that you can tweak this with a very simple life hack: TESA (or any other glossy adhesive tape you can find).
Just put a stripe of this tape on the black gliders, crop it with a sci [...]
About Champions, Jams and THINK #domino2025 #ibmchampion
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:09 PM UTC
I am late to the party to thank IBM and all those who nominated me for IBM Champion 2018 during the last months. It worked out well, so here I am proud and humbled again for still being a part of this amazing bunch of nerds and friends - old and new.
One of the numerous benefits of being an IBM Champion is that I can give something back to you, the users, the cu [...]
The boon and bane of updates
Monday, January 15, 2018 11:00 PM UTC
I observe a phenomenon for several years. Software is getting more powerful, more feature-enriched but also more defective. It’s seems to be a natural thing that systems get screwed at some point the more complex they get.
Sometimes I wish vendors would keep a certain state of a software that runs nearly perfectly - and freeze it forever.
I’ll give you some examples:
Ubuntu Li [...]