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Archiving your Instant Messaging Chats with Lotus Notes

22 septembre 2005 | 0 commentaire

Here’s something frightening: I’ve got 7,344 instant messaging chats currently archived in a Lotus Notes database. I’ll let that sink in a little… I’ve got chat sessions dating back to 2001. And the effort to keep those neat and tidy in a full-text searcheable database was… ZERO. The reason is I’ve been using a Notes…

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WebSphere Technical Journal

22 septembre 2005 | 0 commentaire

Something I’ve always found of great value in helping me keep up to date on our technology is the WebSphere Technical Journal. This is a monthly web publication from the IBM developerWorks team, that provides a synopsys of the recent articles submitted to dW, as well as some weblinks to current events such as classes,…

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Why pay for a Java Application Server

21 septembre 2005 | 0 commentaire

Rich Sharples, from over at the Sun Blogs, posted this oh so true entry discussing why someone should consider purchasing a J2EE application server versus simply choosing your favorite open source alternative… Via Mirror World One reason you would pay the license fee is because free can often be more expensive. Sounds silly ? Let…

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On life or tracking all your moves online

18 septembre 2005 | 0 commentaire

This is simply too cool… automated tracking of what I do, if it could only keep track of the time and be used for any application, would be fabulous. I can even smell applications for a business context… can anyone spell timesheets? Onlife: « Onlife is an application for the Mac OS X that observes…

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WebSphere Application Server and OpenSSL

16 septembre 2005 | 0 commentaire

Got a call today from a Business Partner asking some really tough security-related questions on WebSphere Application Server Express, but sometimes, what seems most obvious is not. That particular question seemed simple enough: Can WAS Express 5.1.x use the OpenSSL libraries instead of the IBM provided ones? Humm, welll, I think so… lemme check… huh……

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Starting the wiki – for real!

16 septembre 2005 | 0 commentaire

Well, after months of having one installed, launching the front page every 2nd day and thinking of how I would start, I decided to just start writing – anything – to start getting content in there. There’ll be lots ot trial-and-error, I’m sure, but I’m thinking it’ll probably become a great reference for all the…

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Mambo was nice, but it’s over…

14 septembre 2005 | 0 commentaire

After having wasted so many hours making my family website look good, I’ve decided I had enough with the clunky user interface that Mambo offers. I mean, the stupid rich-text editor wouldn’t work consistently across platforms, it would blink non-stop, and using other editors proved to be major pains. The fact that the development is…

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First Domino application in production!

13 septembre 2005 | 0 commentaire

Well, now I know how it feels to become something you’ve never studied for (again): I’ve just had my first Domino application deployed on a production server inside IBM, to support the business of managing RFPs addressed to my department! What’s great is that I don’t have any background or experience as a programmer. I’ve…

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Locked out of Windows XP

8 septembre 2005 | 0 commentaire

Well, again, after tinkering with some settings on my T40, I managed to lock myself out once more. I mean, I should know better – I uninstalled close to 10 programs, three of which requested a reboot, which I denied – of course. I then proceeded to disable a bunch of services and run/load entries…

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Applying Business Process Management Techniques

7 septembre 2005 | 0 commentaire

Improving efficiency has always been something I’m interested in. From doing the dishes in 3 minutes flat to building a compound business document with incredibly tight deadlines, I always strive to maximize my productivity by improving the processes which support these activities. It should be no surprise that I am also constantly on the lookout…

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