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IBM Workplace installation

8 novembre 2005 | 0 commentaires

You might think all I do is install software, and no, I actually also do work… But as said before, I find that installing my software helps me understand how it works and answer some of the initial questions our clients ask me in pre-sales situations. Today, I install the IBM Workplace Version 2.6. This…

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Contributing to Wikipedia

8 novembre 2005 | 0 commentaires

Well, it had to happen one day… I finally signed up for a Wikipedia account last week. The reason? I didn’t feel like the entry on WebSphere did it justice. Now, before you treat me of WebSphere FanBoy, I didn’t rewrite the whole entry, I didn’t completely refactor it and I certainly didn’t make it…

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Analog books

7 novembre 2005 | 0 commentaires

I love the book analogy… this was too good not to share. And in pure Slashdot style, no, I haven’t RTFA (that’s Read The F%^$# Article. Kylar writes « When you have spare time and decide to do something with a book (That’s like an analog webpage, for the neuronauts among us), how often do…

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Managing day-to-day information

6 novembre 2005 | 0 commentaires

Since I like to improve how I work, and make it faster and more convenient if possible, my latest quest has been to find software that would let me take notes on the fly, quickly find them back and provide cross-referencing capabilities, a la wiki. Of course, I’m a fan of Lotus Notes and all,…

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Happy user of Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files

6 novembre 2005 | 0 commentaires

I’m always looking for software that can take care of boring tasks for me without intervention. For linux, one can easily hack a cron job with rsync and they’ve got a poor’s man backup in little time. For Windows, things get a little messier. While it’s possible to play with the Task Scheduler, there are…

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Installing WebSphere Integration Developer V6

4 novembre 2005 | 0 commentaires

Well, it’s been rather busy lately with most of my colleagues attending the WebSphere Technical Exchange in Miami. When 60% (3 out of 5) of your team leaves, it makes a BIG difference. While I’ve still got my hands full with the day-to-day stuff (sales requests, RFPs, sizings, dept projects, etc), I still need that…

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GDS 2 now supports multiple Notes databases

3 novembre 2005 | 0 commentaires

Well, thanks to Google, I now have the-mother-of-all-search-engines in Google Desktop Search for Enterprise V2. It now sports the same sidebar (if you’re into that) as the regular Desktop Search Version 2, but includes the security. One of my gripes with the previous Enteprise edition, as I had previously discussed on this blog, was that…

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IBM and podcasting

3 novembre 2005 | 0 commentaires

From ZDNet News: IBM is jumping into the podcast stream by creating Internet radio shows on technology trends and encouraging its employees to create their own podcasts. The move comes less than six months after the company launched an initiative to encourage its more than 300,000 employees to write blogs… The most recent podcast, «…

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Oracle To Offer A Free Database

31 octobre 2005 | 0 commentaires

« By introducing a free entry-level product, Oracle intends to get more developers and students familiar with its namesake database, Mendelsohn said. Those customers, Oracle hopes, will eventually upgrade to a higher-end version. » [Via ZDNet News] I wonder what this means for IBM’s DB2 Express. Or should we consider we already have an offering…

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8 weeks to go for 2005

31 octobre 2005 | 0 commentaires

With only 8 weeks to go to 4Q and 2005, it’s time to work on those remaining todos that I’ve been procrastinating for the last few months. Some of the items, like product certification and cleaning up my team’s knowledge base on WebSphere should prove quite entertaining as I stare at the deadline… When you’ve…

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