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Going Pro. Big Pro.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 8:00 PM UTC
I am using my iPad Pro 9.7 from 2016 for several years now and I love it. I got it in 2017 when I extended my contract with my mobile carrier. At this time I didn‘t need a new phone so I grabbed the iPad. Now as this baby has been paid in full and also got outdated I thought it was time to upgrade. My carrier offered the 12.9“ iPad Pro from 2018 even 50 bucks cheaper than you can or [...] 

It's summer time - build your own smart thermometer

Friday, July 5, 2019 at 4:23 PM UTC
During the past days I played around with another Raspberry Pi project. I love this little computer which is so versatile! I built a thermometer / hygrometer with a Pi 2 for testing and today with a Pi Zero W using the sensor DHT22. I bought a pre-built sensor that includes the 4.7kOhm resistor already on a stable PCB and also comes with a pre-configured 3-wire cable to connect it to the GP [...] 

Sunday, 37°C and a move to a renitent Domino server

Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 5:43 PM UTC
Time was up to update my LE certificate for the Domino web server. Unfortunately Letsencrypt needs a more modern OS than I had to offer, even when trying to do it manually and without LE4D. I already had a Domino V10 installed on another host with CentOS, so I just had to change DNS entries and also some internet sites. Those were causing the first trouble for me: they weren’t doing anyth [...] 

Our slides from the #EngageUG 2019 session

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:25 AM UTC
These are the slides of our session at this year's Engage.UG in Brussels - "The NERD stuff: opening Domino to the modern web developer"   The NERD stuff - opening for Domino to the modern web developer from Oliver Busse   [...] 

#EngageUG 2019 - Wednesday

Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:01 AM UTC
Today we had our session about the NERD stuff in the afternoon. Before that the day was also packed with sessions and talks at our booth. My highlights were the Domino on Docker Bootcamp done by Daniel Nashed and Thomas Hampel and the Node.js session by Heiko Voigt and Graham Acres. We feared that our session would interfere a bit but it turned out they had a different focus and our session j [...] 

#EngageUG 2019 - Tuesday

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:21 PM UTC
What a day! I am tired but I try to explain what happened today with a few lines. The venue - Autoworld - is a museum full of cars from all eras, most of them very rare and unbelievable expensive. I am not so much into cars but I like the exhibition. Our area is split into two major areas: the main area at the first floor where also 3 rooms/areas for the sessions are and where the OGS was t [...] 

#EngageUG 2019 - Monday

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 12:03 AM UTC
This day was traveling day for me. The majority of the crowd arrived on Sunday to have a full Monday for the HCL and Panagenda workshops as well as the IBM Champion meetup and the LetsConnect jam also here at the venue. My trip was quite relaxing: just 2 small hops from DRS to FRA, from FRA to BRU. The train ride from the airport was quite a challenge though I prepared it. The ticket I bou [...] 

My journey to Engage #engageug #dominoforever #ibmchampion

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 8:59 PM UTC
Only 12 days left to the highly awaited European conference around Collaboration Solutions (fka IBM ICS, now HCL Collaboration Workflow Platforms) - Engage. I am planning my trip already because I don’t like surprises when I am traveling. Flights and hotel is already booked for months now but the local transportation usually is a challenge when you visit an unknown area or city. I only once [...] 

Quick-Tip: Solving a problem with Letsencrypt and Python < 2.7

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 12:35 AM UTC
I just stumbled upon a problem on my older system as I tried to update my SSL certificate with Letsencrypt. The certbot-auto script stopped working and gave me errors regarding the pip module. As of version 0.32.0 Letsencrypt stopped supporting Python version older than 2.7. There is a solution though: The line numbe [...] 

AppDev Pack 1.0.1 released

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 3:09 PM UTC
Today HCL released the AppDev Pack version 1.0.1. For those of you having a passport advantage account, the part number is CC0NGEN. Supported operating systems: Red Hat Entrprs Linx RHEL Base Srvr, Red Hat Entrprs Lnx RHEL Adv Pltfrm, Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows Server 2016 Datacenter, Windows Server 2016 Standard [...]