WebSphere Products that are not in the WebSphere pillar

First, let me explain what’s a pillar. For anyone that’s delt with IBM, like any large organizations, we have different teams that handle different product sets. This allows us to become specialists over a smaller number of products, which in turn helps you get answers quicker when you call us for support. I’m part of…

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Simplify your daily life

Sometimes, you speak to people who want to change, but attack it from such a narrow angle that you wonder how it’s ever going to make a difference for them. I personally think that small changes have only a small impact. I don’t mind big changes, such as changing jobs, moving to a new city…

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EgoSurf – just had to try it

My colleague Luis Suarez blogged about one of those try it once kinda web apps, called EgoSurf. Essentially, once you plug your name and domain name (what, you don’t have one?!?), it will go out and search all the familiar sites we know (Google, Technorati, Del.icio.us, etc) and assign a point value to each appearance…

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Disabling « Get Mail » button

I’ve got a nasty habit of pressing the Get Mail button when I’m pretty certain that there aren’t any. Why I do it is beyond me. Because Lotus Notes lets me schedule the replication of my mail and other databases on a 7-day basis anyway. And I have. And it’s set to replicate every 15…

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VCMU aka Videotron Cable Modem Usage

What do you know: an opensource software has been available for ages, it’s pertains to my cable provider and I only learn about it now! It’s referred to as VCMU and is a registered project in SourceForge. It really serves a very simple purpose: most of the plans on Videotron are limited in terms of…

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Why am I still waiting?

For the last two days, as I try to launch Visio, I get this box telling me it wants to update my installation, and of course it fails, because at IBM, we install our software from an intranet website, and everything’s pre-packaged for us (which is good and bad, depending on how you look at…

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