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HCL Updates from Engage

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 8:07 PM UTC
Though not physically present, I captured some news from Engage which takes places these days, thanks to my fellow peeps who post infos on Twitter. My personal highlights from the OGS and other sessions during the day are: Rivers Domino product codes now follow geographical naming standards like Apple does for decades, so future versions of Domino are named after famous rivers. Danube, Th [...] 

Same, same - but different

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 8:00 AM UTC
April 1, 2015 marked my beginning at We4IT, April 1, 2022 the end. Or better: a change - after 7 years.  We4IT started two subsidiaries based on the former teams for development and managed services. It's not about a particular product or platform but of what we are really doing. I am part of the managed services team for about a year now, so we now built Nintera from it. Our focus is [...] 

Goodbye, Philips Hue Homekit Integration

Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 8:39 PM UTC
I am running Philips Hue and Homekit for years now. I always had trouble with this combo. Philips Hue has native Homekit support. This basically means that every device (Philips Hue stuff only) is automatically exposed to Apple's Homekit ecosystem and appears in the Home app. This is true for lights, sensors and switches (basically all that Homekit is able to use properly). The Problem I [...] 

Quick Tip: Enabling STARTTLS for SMTP inbound

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 9:09 PM UTC
Just a quick note to myself for whenever I stumble upon this again. Today I made the final touches on a new Domino server. The last bit was configuring the SMTP inbound ability using Microsoft M365 custom connector. This one is basically routing certain addresses to the Domino server which will handle those mails itself. Beside the usual configuration of SMTP, an SMTP website setting and all th [...] 

HCL Domino 12.0.1 FP1 is out - and fixes a recent problem

Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7:59 PM UTC
HCL released FP1 for Domino and Notes 12.0.1 today. I wondered if 12.0.1FP1 will contain the code of 11.0.1FP5 that caused a big problem under certain conditions. Fortunately it doesn't. In parallel I received a test fix for my issue in 11.0.1FP5 from HCL support which I reviewed but did not test it until now. The Code contains similar co [...] 

Before you update to FP5 of 11.0.1

Monday, March 28, 2022 at 2:29 PM UTC
A customer encountered a problem with our platform Aveedo after upgrading their server to the latest FP5. XPages that contain a view or folder could not be opened anymore and threw an exception: java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: Array index out of range: 1 [...] 

The Mac mini - the underdog

Monday, March 21, 2022 at 1:59 AM UTC
While everyone in the western hemisphere is testing the new Mac Studio, I started my Mac mini journey some weeks ago. I always thought that this form factor is the most appealing one in the Mac ecosystem. I had iMacs and MacBooks for quite a while now but I always found that using external displays on those machines are nice but quite off the grid - they both have great internal displays. Using [...] 

Speaking about the Unspoken

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 11:20 PM UTC
Disclaimer This post - as always - reflects my personal opinion, I am not speaking on behalf of someone else, whether a person, a company or an affiliated organization. Preamble The pandemic challenged us during the past 2 years. We all suffered from that more or less, we faced restrictions or even casualties in our near range. But... The situation (as documented publicly) As if thi [...] 

Engage updates

Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:12 PM UTC
It is much to my regret that I won’t attend Engage this year.  This decision was made wisely but came in lately, so if you considered to team up with me: I have to disappoint you this time. I am very sad about this as I really wanted to meet the gang again after 2 years of physical absence, but hey, time will tell if it will be possible again some time. The focus of my daily wo [...] 

Friendly reminder (to myself): send an Engage session abstract!

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 9:01 PM UTC
These days I got a friendly reminder mail from Theo to encourage us to send a session abstract for Engage - or more than one. I am late this year but I promise I will send some  It's also this time of the year when I ask others to team up with me for a session. This way I want to encourage people who never spoke at a conference. Speaking is such great fun and - even more important [...]