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  14. <title>Version 10 and beyond – I Aint Dead</title>
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  17. <pubDate>Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:15:11 +0000</pubDate>
  18. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
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  29. <description><![CDATA[<p>You are a Connections / WebSphere admin what do you care about Domino? I hear people ask &#8211; well actually I care a lot .. I use these products every day &#8211; I can&#8217;t do my job with out Domino &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/version-10-i-aint-dead/">Continued</a></p>
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  32. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>You are a Connections / WebSphere admin what do you care about Domino? I hear people ask &#8211; well actually I care a lot .. I use these products every day &#8211; I can&#8217;t do my job with out Domino / Verse / Notes and Sametime.</p>
  33. <p>After what can only be described as a lack of love for the Domino/Notes stack IBM have made a HUGE announcement in partnering with the development team at <a href="https://www.hcltech.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">HCL Technologies</a> to bring a new version to the beloved Domino stack.</p>
  34. <pre><em>IBM signs strategic partnership with HCL Technologies to increase commitment and deliver major release in 2018 </em></pre>
  35. <p>No official press release as such but there is a post over on the <a href="https://www.ibm.com/blogs/social-business/2017/10/25/ibm-announces-investment-notes-domino-version-10-beyond/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IBM Social Business Blog here</a>.</p>
  36. <p>The IBM Team that look after the Domino family will be working closely with the team at HCL to bring us version 10 of the Domino family products as early as the second half of 2018. When I say Domino family it really is the entire stack .. so obviously the server (Domino), but we will also be seeing new versions of the Notes client (yes .. you heard me correctly .. a new client version with new features and things will be fixed), Verse and Sametime .. so it really is the WHOLE family.</p>
  37. <p>Needless to say on the IBM Champions call that I attended last week there was a lot of excitement and questions .. this partnership is for the Domino family so the Connections and Docs development stays with IBM &#8211; I see this as a good thing. It&#8217;s fair to say for the past few years as the Domino family worked it wasn&#8217;t shown a lot of love, but there are things that need attention and IBM didn&#8217;t have the resource. Now they have &#8211; existing Connections and Docs development can continue at its agressive rate and the Domino family of products will get the development attention it deserves.</p>
  38. <p>Some naysayers may say too little too late &#8211; but I can tell you that even though some customers have moved their mail away from Domino on premises to MS, Google or IBMs cloud there are hundreds of thousands of customers who rely on their Domino applications and can not run thier businesses without them.</p>
  39. <p>I for one actually like using my Notes client for mail, I also use verse (both cloud and on premesis) and have a bunch of apps that I need to use both for my employer and customers that are Domino based.</p>
  40. <p>To quote Granny Weatherwax from Terry Prattchet&#8217;s Discworld series</p>
  41. <p>&nbsp;</p>
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  47. <h2>I Aint Dead</h2>
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  52. <p>I am looking forward with excitment to what the new partnership is going to bring, improvements to the Domino family and news of the roadmap. This is not just about a version 10 .. this is a long term, forward thinking continuous longevity plan.</p>
  53. <p>There is a video that Ed Brill has published with some information and a jam that you can register for to give feedback, ideas etc in to what you need in any future versions of the product. The jam is entitled Domino2025 and you can <a href="https://www.ibm.com/social-business/us-en/announce/domino-jam2025/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">register for it here</a>.</p>
  54. <p>Don&#8217;t be put off by the name .. that doesn&#8217;t mean that it will all end in 2025 &#8211; infact IBM have said they could have picked any name &#8211; they just selected 2025 , maybe they should have used <a href="http://domino4ever.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Domino4ever</a> <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f609.png" alt="😉" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  55. <p>We are encouraged to get as many people who care about the future of Domino to sign up for the jam .. you can use the hash tag #domino2025 when talking about it .. This jam will help shape the future and plan the roadmap going forward &#8211; I do like it when people ask for feedback and then listen. It has taken IBM as a lumbering beast to get this .. but our ICS community has always got this.</p>
  56. <p>The IBM Champions play a great role in getting feedback to IBM and I am still honoured and humbled to be part of this community and part of this group of awesome people.</p>
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  63. <title>IBM Docs 2 CR3 is here – and with some cool new features</title>
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  66. <pubDate>Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:10:08 +0000</pubDate>
  67. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
  68. <category><![CDATA[docs]]></category>
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  72. <description><![CDATA[<p>So at last IBM Docs 2 CR3 has been released and with it some awesome new features that the community have been asking for (thank you IBM). &#160; What&#8217;s new in Docs 2 CR3? LOADS of new features and fixes &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/ibm-docs-2-cr3-cool-new-features/">Continued</a></p>
  73. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/ibm-docs-2-cr3-cool-new-features/">IBM Docs 2 CR3 is here &#8211; and with some cool new features</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
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  75. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>So at last IBM Docs 2 CR3 has been released and with it some awesome new features that the community have been asking for (thank you IBM).</p>
  76. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  77. <p>What&#8217;s new in Docs 2 CR3? LOADS of new features and fixes including &#8230;</p>
  78. <p>The most exciting is probably the ability to deploy the Conversion server on linux (finally)!!</p>
  79. <ul>
  80. <li>You can directly deploy Conversion server on Linux when installing IBM Docs.</li>
  81. <li>If you already have IBM Docs installed with Conversion server on Windows, you can migrate existing Conversion server from Windows to Linux.</li>
  82. </ul>
  83. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  84. <p>A track change feature for the Docs editor which is another feature that has been on the wish list for a while</p>
  85. <ul>
  86. <li>Added Track Change support in Document Editor. People with editing access can use a new view in the sidebar to see what changes were made to the file and when and who. Changes can be filtered by the timeline and editors. File owners can turn Track Change on and off, and clear change history.</li>
  87. </ul>
  88. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  89. <p>You can install CR3 straight over Docs 2, no need for the other CRs or iFixes &#8211; make sure you run the DB updates though to update the Docs schema.</p>
  90. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  91. <p>Additional features and full realse notes can be found here: <a href="http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22010087&amp;myns=swglotus&amp;mynp=OCSSFHJY&amp;mync=E&amp;cm_sp=swglotus-_-OCSSFHJY-_-E" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IBM Connections Docs 2 CR3 release notes</a></p>
  92. <p>Download it now from Fix Central <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
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  99. <title>Issues with IBM Connections 5 / 5.5 and Chrome 60</title>
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  102. <pubDate>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:58:42 +0000</pubDate>
  103. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
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  117. <description><![CDATA[<p>There is a known issue with Connections 5 CR4 and all versions of Connections 5.5 when using Chrome version 60. It affects events not being displayed and errors relating to events in the UI. It has also been reported that &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/issues-ibm-connections-5-5-5-chrome-60/">Continued</a></p>
  118. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/issues-ibm-connections-5-5-5-chrome-60/">Issues with IBM Connections 5 / 5.5 and Chrome 60</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
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  120. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>There is a known issue with Connections 5 CR4 and all versions of Connections 5.5 when using Chrome version 60.</p>
  121. <p>It affects events not being displayed and errors relating to events in the UI. It has also been reported that comments can be affected also.</p>
  122. <p>After multiple BP&#8217;s and Customers reported this IBM Support have come up with a fix very quickly.</p>
  123. <p>The fix you need is IFLO92844 &#8211; currently it is only available from IBM support &#8211; not sure how long it will be until it is available on fix central.</p>
  124. <p>Open a PMR with IBM and reference these 3 PMR numbers: 76364,082,000 &#8211; 76379,082,000 &#8211; 38309,756,000 and ask for IFLO92844. You will need to specify the Connections version and CR.</p>
  125. <p>The fix updates the Common app and takes about 10 mins to deploy.</p>
  126. <p>Thank you IBM Connections Support / Dev for resolving this so quickly</p>
  127. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/issues-ibm-connections-5-5-5-chrome-60/">Issues with IBM Connections 5 / 5.5 and Chrome 60</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
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  136. <pubDate>Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:00:08 +0000</pubDate>
  137. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
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  154. <description><![CDATA[<p>I am sure that lots of you have installed or started migrations to Connections 6 by now .. but I have found a couple of gotchas across the installs and updates that I have managed so far. I am listing &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/connections-6-migration-observations/">Continued</a></p>
  155. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/connections-6-migration-observations/">Connections 6 migration observations</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
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  157. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>I am sure that lots of you have installed or started migrations to Connections 6 by now .. but I have found a couple of gotchas across the installs and updates that I have managed so far.</p>
  158. <p>I am listing them here for sanities sake as I know when we google an error &#8211; this blog will show up <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  159. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  160. <h3>Connections 6 itself</h3>
  161. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  162. <p>Generally this was a nice smooth install and all worked as it should in a clean 6 environment</p>
  163. <p>On testing a migration though I found issues when trying to migrate some of the DBs.</p>
  164. <p>After dropping and restoring the DBs some were not updating to the latest DB2 version &#8211; this is resolved by running the update DB command</p>
  165. <pre>db2 upgrade db &lt;DBNAME&gt;</pre>
  166. <p>this upgrades the DB to the latest DB2 version &#8211; I run this after each restore command now to ensure the DB does update</p>
  167. <p>for example</p>
  168. <pre>db2 restore db BLOGS from E:\install\V55_Backup\db2_backup taken at 20170718123342 ON E:\ into BLOGS
  169. db2 upgrade db BLOGS</pre>
  170. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  171. <p>The metrics DB would not restore as it was complaining about heap size &#8211; after a quick google on the error I found a page suggesting just to change the application heap size using the following command</p>
  172. <pre>db2 UPDATE DB CFG FOR METRICS USING APPLHEAPSZ 4000</pre>
  173. <p>This resolved the problem and the metrics DB could be restored</p>
  174. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  175. <p>I have also seen issues with the Connections DB update wizard when the databases have a lot of data. In a mature environment I generally run through the wizard and save the update commands to a text file. Then execute them manually from the db2 command window &#8211; for example</p>
  176. <pre>Activities
  177. 1. E:\IBM\SQLLIB\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 [email protected] -vf connections.sql\activities\db2\upgrade-55CR2-60.sql
  178. 2. E:\IBM\SQLLIB\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 [email protected] -vf connections.sql\activities\db2\appGrants.sql
  179. 3. E:\IBM\SQLLIB\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 [email protected] -vf connections.sql\activities\db2\reorg.sql
  180. 4. E:\IBM\SQLLIB\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 [email protected] -vf connections.sql\activities\db2\runstats.sql
  181.  
  182. Blogs
  183. 1. E:\IBM\SQLLIB\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 [email protected] -vf connections.sql\blogs\db2\upgrade-55-60.sql
  184. 2. E:\IBM\SQLLIB\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 [email protected] -vf connections.sql\blogs\db2\appGrants.sql
  185. 3. E:\IBM\SQLLIB\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 [email protected] -vf connections.sql\blogs\db2\reorg.sql
  186. 4. E:\IBM\SQLLIB\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 [email protected] -vf connections.sql\blogs\db2\runstats.sql
  187.  
  188. Bookmarks
  189. 1. E:\IBM\SQLLIB\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 [email protected] -vf connections.sql\dogear\db2\upgrade-55-60.sql
  190. 2. E:\IBM\SQLLIB\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 [email protected] -vf connections.sql\dogear\db2\appGrants.sql
  191. 3. E:\IBM\SQLLIB\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 [email protected] -vf connections.sql\dogear\db2\reorg.sql
  192. 4. E:\IBM\SQLLIB\bin\db2cmd -c -w -i db2 [email protected] -vf connections.sql\dogear\db2\runstats.sql
  193.  
  194. .................. ETC.</pre>
  195. <p>For some reason if you have large DBs the wizard struggles massively. Running the commands manually from the command window also allows you to dump each commands logs out into a text file if you need to. Great for debugging and used a LOT when I ran through the<a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/migrating-connections-db-oracle-db2-part-1/"> AIX Oracle to Windows DB2 migration</a> last year.</p>
  196. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  197. <p>Once the DBs were restored and updated run the reorg and runstats against each of the DBs before you start it up and if you can also run the clearScheduler.sql for each DB.</p>
  198. <p>That should sort out the majority of DB issues you may see during the update.</p>
  199. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  200. <h3>Connections TouchPoint</h3>
  201. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  202. <p>Again a fairly easy process once you work out what the documentation is talking about &#8211; things of note</p>
  203. <p>The document speaks of copying the touchpoint folder contents to the htdocs directory &#8211;</p>
  204. <p><img class="alignleft wp-image-1062 size-large" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/touchpointHTTP-1024x237.jpg" alt="" width="1024" height="237" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/touchpointHTTP-1024x237.jpg 1024w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/touchpointHTTP-300x69.jpg 300w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/touchpointHTTP-768x177.jpg 768w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/touchpointHTTP.jpg 1723w" sizes="(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px" /></p>
  205. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  206. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  207. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  208. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  209. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  210. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  211. <p>you have to copy the entire folder &#8211; for example</p>
  212. <p>Copy files from<strong> E:\install\Connections\Touchpoint\touchpoint</strong> to <strong>E:\IBM\HTTPServer\htdocs\touchpoint </strong>the wording in the documentation doesn&#8217;t really make that clear.<strong><br />
  213. </strong></p>
  214. <p>All of the paths etc in the documenation are case sensitive.</p>
  215. <p>Another thing of note which has tripped me up twice now so I have to blog it (thank you <a href="https://collaborationben.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ben </a>for the extra eyes on this one) is the contents of the touchpoint.deploy.properties</p>
  216. <p>The touchpoint.deploy.properties which is included in the install files is different from the example the documentation gives, we basically mix the two and have the contents of the file looking like this</p>
  217. <pre># when install to a clustered environment, provide clusterName.
  218. # when install to a standalone server, provide node and server name.
  219. clusterName=apps
  220. #nodeName=icbvtDB2Node01
  221. #serverName=server1
  222.  
  223. # setting required REE custom properties
  224. ree.prop.image.upload.path=E:/IBM/CnxData/shared/touchpoint/upload_pic
  225. ree.prop.profiles.app.entrypoint.host=connections.url.com
  226. ree.prop.profiles.app.entrypoint.scheme=https
  227. ree.prop.profiles.app.entrypoint.port=443</pre>
  228. <p>NOTE:  If using windows the image upload path must have / the linux way not \ the windows way. It will fail if you don&#8217;t even if you have it in &#8220;E:\IBM\etc&#8230;&#8221; it appears to be a java / python thing and the error will complain that it can not pass the properties file if the slashes are not /</p>
  229. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  230. <h3></h3>
  231. <h3>IBM Docs CR2</h3>
  232. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  233. <p>To use IBM Docs with Connections 6 you must update to CR2 for Docs &#8211; that is fine (and see <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/docs-2-0-cr2-go/">previous blog posts about issues with applying the CR2</a> fix).</p>
  234. <p>There is an awesome gotcha that my good friend <a href="http://www.robertoboccadoro.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Roberto </a>pointed me in the direction of the fix for &#8211; this one was a good one (thank you Marti for writing the <a href="http://socialibmer.com/ibm-docs-viewer-not-working-with-ibm-connections-6-0-with-error-clfaf401w-clfaf400w/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">blog</a>)</p>
  235. <p>The symptoms are Docs editing works fine, but when attempting to view a file the error : CLFAF400W: Can’t access the document repository appears</p>
  236. <p>Its a super quick fix &#8211; edit the viewer-config.json which can be found in the (i.e \IBM\WebSphere\AppServer\profiles\Dmgr01\config\cells\&lt;cell name&gt;\IBMDocs-config)</p>
  237. <p>Under the section</p>
  238. <pre>"components": [
  239. {
  240. "config": {
  241. "uploadRepository": "lcfiles",</pre>
  242. <p>find the line</p>
  243. <pre> "class" : "com.ibm.concord.viewer.lc3.repository.LCFilesEJBRepository",</pre>
  244. <p>and replace it with</p>
  245. <pre> "class": "com.ibm.concord.viewer.lc3.repository.LCFilesCMISRepository"</pre>
  246. <p>Just above that you can see the files_path</p>
  247. <pre> "files_path": "E://IBM//CnxData//shared/files/upload"</pre>
  248. <p>Add the additional info to that section</p>
  249. <pre><strong> "j2c_alias": "connectionsAdmin", </strong>
  250. <strong> "s2s_method": "j2c_alias", </strong>
  251. <strong> "server_url": "https://connections.url.com/files",</strong>
  252. "files_path": "E://IBM//CnxData//shared/files/upload"</pre>
  253. <p>So the full section will now look like this:</p>
  254. <pre> "components": [
  255. {
  256. "config": {
  257. "uploadRepository": "lcfiles",
  258. "adapters": [
  259. {
  260. "config": {
  261. "j2c_alias": "connectionsAdmin",
  262. "s2s_method": "j2c_alias",
  263. "server_url": "https://connections.url.com/files",
  264. "files_path": "E://IBM//CnxData//shared/files/upload"
  265. },
  266. "id": "lcfiles",
  267. "class": "com.ibm.concord.viewer.lc3.repository.LCFilesCMISRepository"
  268. },</pre>
  269. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  270. <p>Save the file and do a full sync once a restart of the viewer app is done the viewer will now work.</p>
  271. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  272. <p>One other thing of note when it comes to migrating the Docs data and DBs is that almost every time you do a migration the wasadmin user will be out of sync and you will see duplicate user issues in the log.</p>
  273. <p>easily resolved by running the syncMember command from the DMGR\bin directory</p>
  274. <pre>wsadmin.bat -lang jython
  275.  
  276. execfile("filesAdmin.py")
  277.  
  278. FilesMemberService.syncMemberExtIdByLogin("wasadmin")</pre>
  279. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  280. <p>Other things you should do once the docs data has been migrated is to run the generate thumbnails command (also from wsadmin in the filesAdmin section)</p>
  281. <pre>wsadmin.bat -lang jython
  282.  
  283. execfile("filesAdmin.py")
  284.  
  285. FilesThumbnailService.generateForAllFiles()</pre>
  286. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  287. <p>Also to migrate any drafts from the docs installer directory i.e</p>
  288. <pre>wsadmin.bat -lang jython -f E:/IBM/ConnectionsDocs/Docs/installer/docs/tasks/start_migration_tool.py</pre>
  289. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  290. <p>Hopefully you won&#8217;t come across any or more than one of these issues, but if you do hopefully there will be a quick resolution.</p>
  291. <p>If I find anything else I will be sure to blog them.</p>
  292. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/connections-6-migration-observations/">Connections 6 migration observations</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
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  298. <title>It’s that time of year again ..</title>
  299. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/socialshazza/~3/HL_mkHz6KRM/</link>
  300. <comments>http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/its-that-time-of-year-again/#respond</comments>
  301. <pubDate>Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:38:58 +0000</pubDate>
  302. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
  303. <category><![CDATA[General]]></category>
  304. <category><![CDATA[charity]]></category>
  305. <category><![CDATA[ftfd]]></category>
  306. <category><![CDATA[fund-raising]]></category>
  307.  
  308. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/?p=1052</guid>
  309. <description><![CDATA[<p>I am Running for Feel the Force Day &#8230;. My partner in crime Sam will be joining me again this year, along with Jonathan and Mandy will make up the #TeamRun4FTFD to raise funds. Jonathan has cerebal palsy and he &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/its-that-time-of-year-again/">Continued</a></p>
  310. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/its-that-time-of-year-again/">It&#8217;s that time of year again ..</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
  311. ]]></description>
  312. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>I am Running for <a href="http://www.feeltheforceday.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Feel the Force Day</a> &#8230;. My partner in crime Sam will be joining me again this year, along with Jonathan and Mandy will make up the #TeamRun4FTFD to raise funds.</p>
  313. <p>Jonathan has cerebal palsy and he doesn&#8217;t let that slow him down. Mad on trucks, cars and any kind of awesome vehicle (just see Shaw on Tour for details), he has recently done a bunch of exciting stuff including running (in a race chair), ice skating and trampolining.<br />
  314. Mandy is the biscuit queen <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> Famous for her cakes and biscuits at Feel the Force Day &#8211; last year she raised over £250! As well as baking she is Jonathan&#8217;s carer and they are a formidable team .. We are really looking forward to having them on the journey this year.</p>
  315. <p>For those of you who do not know what Feel the Force Day is ..  Feel the Force Day events are film and TV conventions with a difference. The events are designed around disabled people and make them as accessible as possible. Access does not just mean a disabled loo and a ramp, it&#8217;s about attitude, contact and all the subtle things that make things easier. Most conventions have signs to do not touch &#8211; FTFD events are all about touch and smell in every sense. Costumers make themselves available to visually impared guests to touch, quiet rooms are available for guests who can not cope with the hussle and bussle of a busy event and there are one on one sessions with costumes and props for guests too.</p>
  316. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  317. <p>So I am asking kindly for any donations to our team and for you to spread the word ..</p>
  318. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  319. <p><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1054" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/runForFTFD-724x1024.png" alt="" width="724" height="1024" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/runForFTFD-724x1024.png 724w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/runForFTFD-212x300.png 212w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/runForFTFD-768x1086.png 768w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/runForFTFD.png 1240w" sizes="(max-width: 724px) 100vw, 724px" /></p>
  320. <p>Any sharing or *pimping* of the cause would be amazing .. and thank you to those who donated last year and have this year too .. I feel so pasionate about this cause and it is entirely run and funded by volunteers.</p>
  321. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  322. <p>PDF version of the poster can be found <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/runForFTFD.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">here</a></p>
  323. <p>WebSite: <a href="http://run4ftfd.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://run4ftfd.co.uk</a></p>
  324. <p>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Run4FTFD/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Run4FTFD</a></p>
  325. <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/run4ftfd" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Run4FTFD</a></p>
  326. <p>Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/run4ftfd/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Run4FTFD</a></p>
  327. <p>Sponsor page: <a href="http://bit.ly/run4ftfd17" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://bit.ly/run4ftfd17</a></p>
  328. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  329. <p>THANK YOU so much</p>
  330. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/its-that-time-of-year-again/">It&#8217;s that time of year again ..</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
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  335. <item>
  336. <title>Let’s get Stitch talking – Project #talkie pt 3</title>
  337. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/socialshazza/~3/WCfmVpveWC4/</link>
  338. <comments>http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/lets-get-stitch-talking-project-talkie-pt-3/#respond</comments>
  339. <pubDate>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:41:48 +0000</pubDate>
  340. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
  341. <category><![CDATA[Cosplay]]></category>
  342. <category><![CDATA[RaspberryPi]]></category>
  343. <category><![CDATA[aiy]]></category>
  344. <category><![CDATA[coding]]></category>
  345. <category><![CDATA[cosplay]]></category>
  346. <category><![CDATA[google]]></category>
  347. <category><![CDATA[project-talkie]]></category>
  348. <category><![CDATA[stitch]]></category>
  349. <category><![CDATA[voice-recognizer]]></category>
  350.  
  351. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/?p=1032</guid>
  352. <description><![CDATA[<p>So after building the kit and testing that it worked .. It was time to get creative .. there are some examples on what to do code wise on the AIY kit voice site First I had to go through &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/lets-get-stitch-talking-project-talkie-pt-3/">Continued</a></p>
  353. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/lets-get-stitch-talking-project-talkie-pt-3/">Let&#8217;s get Stitch talking &#8211; Project #talkie pt 3</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
  354. ]]></description>
  355. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>So after building the kit and testing that it worked .. It was time to get creative ..</p>
  356. <p>there are some examples on what to do code wise on the <a href="https://aiyprojects.withgoogle.com/voice#makers-guide-3-custom-voice-user-interface" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AIY kit voice site</a></p>
  357. <p>First I had to go through the billing set up and processes. Even though the code is free, and the kit is free and they give you $300 worth of credit &#8211; you still have to set up billing. It was a pain as I already had a cloud dev account for some of the APIs I use on bit of my sites, but eventually I worked it out &#8211; I may have cussed a little. Once that was sorted and I created the credentials I needed I could copy those to the right place and I was good to start experimenting.</p>
  358. <p>There is even a quick script that checks it all for you .. if there are any errors &#8211; you have missed a step.</p>
  359. <p><img class="alignleft wp-image-1034" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/checkCloud-1024x607.png" alt="" width="590" height="350" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/checkCloud-1024x607.png 1024w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/checkCloud-300x178.png 300w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/checkCloud-768x455.png 768w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/checkCloud.png 1693w" sizes="(max-width: 590px) 100vw, 590px" /></p>
  360. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  361. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  362. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  363. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  364. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  365. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  366. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  367. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  368. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  369. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  370. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  371. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  372. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  373. <p>Now its all set up to use the cloud speach API we are good to start playing.</p>
  374. <p>First thing is to change the default API to use the cloud speech .. edit the</p>
  375. <pre>/home/pi/.config/voice-recognizer.ini</pre>
  376. <p>ensure that the cloud-speech = true line is uncommented</p>
  377. <pre># Uncomment to enable the Cloud Speech API for local commands.
  378. cloud-speech = true</pre>
  379. <p>Now we are all set to use local commands and not the google assistant.</p>
  380. <p>Firstly I wanted to make sure I could get a sound to play when I pressed the button, in the /home/pi/voice-recognizer-raspi/src directory I created a new file and called it raspi-audio-button.py</p>
  381. <pre>#!/usr/bin/env python
  382.  
  383. import vlc
  384.  
  385. from time import sleep
  386.  
  387. import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
  388.  
  389. GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM)
  390. GPIO.setup(23, GPIO.IN)
  391.  
  392. while True:
  393.     if (GPIO.input(23) == False):
  394.         p=vlc.MediaPlayer('file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/hi.mp3')
  395.         p.play()
  396.  
  397.     sleep(0.1);
  398. </pre>
  399. <p>This basically tells the AIY kit to play the hi sound when I press the button. After a bit of a fiddle to get vlc working (but that was my lack of skills) it works great .. I run the script from the src directory using the &#8220;dev terminal&#8221; on the desktop (which in turn is just another script /home/pi/bin/voice-recognizer-shell.sh) and it works ..</p>
  400. <p>I press the button and the box says Hi in Stitch&#8217;s voice <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  401. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  402. <div style="width: 608px;" class="wp-video"><!--[if lt IE 9]><script>document.createElement('video');</script><![endif]-->
  403. <video class="wp-video-shortcode" id="video-1032-1" width="608" height="1080" preload="metadata" controls="controls"><source type="video/mp4" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ProjectTalkiePt1.mp4?_=1" /><a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ProjectTalkiePt1.mp4">http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ProjectTalkiePt1.mp4</a></video></div>
  404. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  405. <p>Awesome ..  so lets move on to actually creating the code to get Stitch to talk.</p>
  406. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  407. <p>Edit the action.py which lives in /home/pi/voice-recognizer-raspi/src</p>
  408. <p>There are 2 chunks of code we needed to add ..</p>
  409. <p>a class and a set of voice commands</p>
  410. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  411. <p>The Class</p>
  412. <p>We took the code from the RepeatAfterMe class and editied it .. I couldn&#8217;t have done this piece without my good friend <a href="https://twitter.com/timsterc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tim Clark</a> who managed to work out what we needed to do to.</p>
  413. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  414. <p>RepeatAfterMe Example</p>
  415. <pre># Example: Repeat after me
  416. # ========================
  417. #
  418. # This example will repeat what the user said. It shows how you can access what
  419. # the user said, and change what you do or how you respond.
  420.  
  421. class RepeatAfterMe(object):
  422.  
  423. """Repeats the user's command."""
  424.  
  425. def __init__(self, say, keyword):
  426. self.say = say
  427. self.keyword = keyword
  428.  
  429. def run(self, voice_command):
  430. # The command still has the 'repeat after me' keyword, so we need to
  431. # remove it before saying whatever is left.
  432. to_repeat = voice_command.replace(self.keyword, '', 1)
  433. self.say(to_repeat)</pre>
  434. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  435. <p>Stich Says Class</p>
  436. <p>We have created the class below if the keyword = a certain word spoken the coresponding mp3 is played using vlc player</p>
  437. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  438. <pre># STITCH : Classes
  439. # ========================
  440. #
  441. # Classes to make Stitch talk are here
  442. #
  443.  
  444. class StitchSays(object):
  445.     """Plays a Stich sound file based on the user's command."""
  446.  
  447.     def __init__(self, keyword):
  448.         self.keyword = keyword
  449.  
  450.  
  451.     def run(self, voice_command):
  452.         keyword = self.keyword
  453.         if keyword == 'Thanks':
  454.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/thankyou.mp3"
  455.         elif keyword == 'Laugh':
  456.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/laugh.mp3"
  457.         elif keyword == 'Nutty':
  458.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/nutty.mp3"
  459.         elif keyword == 'No':
  460.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/noTalk.mp3"
  461.         elif keyword == 'Sing':
  462.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/sing.mp3"
  463.         elif keyword == 'Behind':
  464.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/ohana.mp3"
  465.         elif keyword == 'With':
  466.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/withFamily.mp3"
  467.         elif keyword == 'Love':
  468.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/loveyou.mp3"
  469.         elif keyword == 'Name':
  470.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/nameStitch.mp3"
  471.  
  472.         p = vlc.MediaPlayer(soundmp3)
  473.         p.play()</pre>
  474. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  475. <p>Once we have a class defined the keywords must be added. Again we used repeat after me as an example</p>
  476. <pre>    actor.add_keyword(_('repeat after me'),
  477.                       RepeatAfterMe(say, _('repeat after me')))</pre>
  478. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  479. <p>We add the word I wll speak, then the class and keyword</p>
  480. <pre>For example I say "Thanks" and the thanks mp3 is played
  481.  
  482.     # =========================================
  483.     # STITCH! voice commands here.
  484.     # =========================================
  485.  
  486.     actor.add_keyword(_('Thanks'), StitchSays(_('Thanks')))
  487.     actor.add_keyword(_('Giggle'), StitchSays(_('Laugh')))
  488.     actor.add_keyword(_('Nutty'), StitchSays(_('Nutty')))
  489.     actor.add_keyword(_('No'), StitchSays(_('No')))
  490.     actor.add_keyword(_('Sing'), StitchSays(_('Sing')))
  491.     actor.add_keyword(_('Oh'), StitchSays(_('Behind')))
  492.     actor.add_keyword(_('Family'), StitchSays(_('With')))
  493.     actor.add_keyword(_('Love'), StitchSays(_('Love')))
  494.     actor.add_keyword(_('Name'), StitchSays(_('Name')))</pre>
  495. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  496. <p>This is probably not the most elegant way to do this .. but it WORKS ..</p>
  497. <p>I was SO pleased that we managed to get this far ..</p>
  498. <p>The issue now is that if the Pi can&#8217;t understand what i say .. it throws an error and speaks in the robot voice .. that is the next thing to fix &#8211; we will do that in part 4 of #projecttalkie</p>
  499. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  500. <div style="width: 608px;" class="wp-video"><video class="wp-video-shortcode" id="video-1032-2" width="608" height="1080" preload="metadata" controls="controls"><source type="video/mp4" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/projectTalkiePart2.mp4?_=2" /><a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/projectTalkiePart2.mp4">http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/projectTalkiePart2.mp4</a></video></div>
  501. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/lets-get-stitch-talking-project-talkie-pt-3/">Let&#8217;s get Stitch talking &#8211; Project #talkie pt 3</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
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  509. <title>Building the AIY – Project #talkie pt2</title>
  510. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/socialshazza/~3/7FAetUMB5-0/</link>
  511. <comments>http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/building-aiy-project-talkie-pt2/#respond</comments>
  512. <pubDate>Sat, 27 May 2017 23:55:02 +0000</pubDate>
  513. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
  514. <category><![CDATA[Cosplay]]></category>
  515. <category><![CDATA[RaspberryPi]]></category>
  516. <category><![CDATA[aiy]]></category>
  517. <category><![CDATA[coding]]></category>
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  519. <category><![CDATA[google]]></category>
  520. <category><![CDATA[project-talkie]]></category>
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  522. <category><![CDATA[voice-recognizer]]></category>
  523.  
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  525. <description><![CDATA[<p>Before I could attempt to get creative with the code examples &#8211; we first had to build the kit and make sure it worked with the things and code that was provided. I have used the images from the aiyprojects.withgoogle.com/voice &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/building-aiy-project-talkie-pt2/">Continued</a></p>
  526. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/building-aiy-project-talkie-pt2/">Building the AIY &#8211; Project #talkie pt2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
  527. ]]></description>
  528. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Before I could attempt to get creative with the code examples &#8211; we first had to build the kit and make sure it worked with the things and code that was provided.</p>
  529. <p>I have used the images from the <a href="http://aiyprojects.withgoogle.com/voice" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">aiyprojects.withgoogle.com/voice</a> page. They are great pictures and show step by step how to put things together, I may have forgotten to take step by step pics as we built it too.</p>
  530. <h3>Prep the SD Card</h3>
  531. <p>With the voice SD image we downloaded in <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/project-talkie-pt1-getting-grips-rasberrypi/">pt1</a> &#8211; use <a href="http://etcher.io" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">etcher </a>to flash the SD card and get it ready for the Pi.</p>
  532. <p>The voice image is a version of Rasbrian with some added extra&#8217;s to help with the project.</p>
  533. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  534. <h3>Second Step &#8211; Build the hardware</h3>
  535. <p>The hardware was pretty straight forward &#8230; following the instructions on the <a href="https://aiyprojects.withgoogle.com/voice/#assembly-guide-2-assemble-the-hardware" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AIY site</a></p>
  536. <p><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-978" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/hardware-1-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /> <img class="alignleft wp-image-979 size-thumbnail" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/hardware-2-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /> <img class="alignleft wp-image-980 size-thumbnail" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/hardware-3-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /> <img class="alignleft wp-image-981 size-thumbnail" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/hardware-4-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /> <img class="alignleft wp-image-982 size-thumbnail" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/hardware-5-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /> <img class="alignleft wp-image-983 size-thumbnail" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/hardware-6-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /><img class="alignleft wp-image-984 size-thumbnail" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/hardware-7-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></p>
  537. <p>&nbsp;</p>
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  547. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  548. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  549. <p>Once it was all assembled put the prepped SD card in the pi .. its too difficult to wrangle it in once in the box.</p>
  550. <h3>Step three &#8211; Build the box</h3>
  551. <p>This bit is a bit like origami with cardboard ..  I may have got a bit sweary at this point .. but if you follow the picture guide and work out what way up things need to go you are good .. it took longer to build the box than add the HAT to the Pi &#8230;</p>
  552. <h3>Step four &#8211; Put the Pi Hat in the box</h3>
  553. <p><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-988" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/together-2-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/together-2-300x200.jpg 300w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/together-2.jpg 720w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></p>
  554. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  555. <p>Took a bit of sliding and making sure the cables weren&#8217;t tangled</p>
  556. <p>Make sure all the ports line up as they should so you can plug the pi in</p>
  557. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  558. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  559. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  560. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  561. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  562. <p>Now to fit the arcade button, switch, light and wire it up .. Then line the mic up and tape it on the inside flap of the box.</p>
  563. <p><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-989" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/together-6-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /> <img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-990" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/together-7-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /> <img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-991" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/together-9-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /> <img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-992" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/together-11-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /> <img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-993" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/together-12-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></p>
  564. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  565. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  566. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  567. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  568. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  569. <p><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-994" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/together-13-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-996" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/together-14-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></p>
  570. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  571. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  572. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  573. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  574. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  575. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  576. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  577. <p>As if by magic .. it is done .. we have a BOX of AIY fun to start playing with</p>
  578. <p><img class="aligncenter wp-image-999 size-full" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/together-16.jpg" alt="" width="720" height="480" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/together-16.jpg 720w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/together-16-300x200.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 720px) 100vw, 720px" /></p>
  579. <h3>Plug it in .. and update it</h3>
  580. <p>Plug you pi in and fire it up. You need a USB keyboard and mouse and HDMI connection to a monitor ot TV. I had an issue with getting some of the built in code to run &#8211; this was resolved by updating the pi. Boot it up and connect it to the wireless network and then update.</p>
  581. <pre>sudo apt-get update
  582.  
  583. sudo apt-get upgrade</pre>
  584. <p>Once your pi has updated you should be good. You have a lovely desktop environment with all the example code ready installed to play with</p>
  585. <p><img class="aligncenter wp-image-1005" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/PiDeskTop-300x173.png" alt="" width="500" height="288" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/PiDeskTop-300x173.png 300w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/PiDeskTop-768x442.png 768w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/PiDeskTop-1024x590.png 1024w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/PiDeskTop.png 1875w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" /></p>
  586. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  587. <h3>Verify its working</h3>
  588. <p><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-1007" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/audio-1.png" alt="" width="127" height="111" /></p>
  589. <p>Let&#8217;s check the audio first &#8211; on the desktop there is a Check Audio file. Double click it to run. the speaker test will play first, you are then prompted to speak so it can test the playback.</p>
  590. <p><img class="size-medium wp-image-1008 alignright" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/audio-2-300x188.png" alt="" width="300" height="188" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/audio-2-300x188.png 300w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/audio-2-80x50.png 80w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/audio-2.png 659w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></p>
  591. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  592. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  593. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  594. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  595. <p>Here is a short video of it working.</p>
  596. <div style="width: 1140px;" class="wp-video"><video class="wp-video-shortcode" id="video-976-3" width="1140" height="641" preload="metadata" controls="controls"><source type="video/mp4" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/testAudio.mp4?_=3" /><a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/testAudio.mp4">http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/testAudio.mp4</a></video></div>
  597. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  598. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  599. <p>There is also a check wifi file .. but we know the wifi is good as we have updated already .. but if you REALLY want to test it .. go for it <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  600. <p><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-1011" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/wifi-1.png" alt="" width="141" height="124" /> <img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1012" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/wifi-2-300x188.png" alt="" width="300" height="188" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/wifi-2-300x188.png 300w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/wifi-2-80x50.png 80w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/wifi-2.png 659w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></p>
  601. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  602. <p>&nbsp;</p>
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  604. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  605. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  606. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  607. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  608. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  609. <p>We are ALL set and ready to go .. next step is playing with the example code .. come back for <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/lets-get-stitch-talking-project-talkie-pt-3/">part 3 of #projecttalkie</a> and I will show you what I did next</p>
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  617. <title>Who knew my love for StarWars would win me a prize</title>
  618. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/socialshazza/~3/ZNJG9JiD7C8/</link>
  619. <comments>http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/knew-love-starwars-win-prize/#comments</comments>
  620. <pubDate>Sat, 27 May 2017 22:29:42 +0000</pubDate>
  621. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
  622. <category><![CDATA[Charity]]></category>
  623. <category><![CDATA[Cosplay]]></category>
  624. <category><![CDATA[charity]]></category>
  625. <category><![CDATA[cosplay]]></category>
  626. <category><![CDATA[starwars]]></category>
  627.  
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  629. <description><![CDATA[<p>On May the 4th (also known as StarWars day &#8211; you work it out) one of my good friends and former co worker (not sure how he put up sitting opposite me for 2 and a half years 🙂 ) &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/knew-love-starwars-win-prize/">Continued</a></p>
  630. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/knew-love-starwars-win-prize/">Who knew my love for StarWars would win me a prize</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
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  632. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>On May the 4th (also known as StarWars day &#8211; you work it out) one of my good friends and former co worker (not sure how he put up sitting opposite me for 2 and a half years <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> ) <a href="https://twitter.com/david_sheryn" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Mr Dave Sheryn</a> pinged me with an interesting link to a starwars costume competition ..</p>
  633. <p>&#8220;That&#8217;ll be fun&#8221;, I thought, &#8220;will give it ago .. have a snowballs chance in hell of winning&#8221; &#8211; so I posted this pic of me</p>
  634. <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-972" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MayThe4th-296x300.jpg" alt="" width="296" height="300" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MayThe4th-296x300.jpg 296w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MayThe4th-768x778.jpg 768w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MayThe4th.jpg 959w" sizes="(max-width: 296px) 100vw, 296px" /></p>
  635. <p>With the message</p>
  636. <pre>O well if we are showing off star wars costumes .. this is my mandalorian - made, painted &amp; worn by me :D</pre>
  637. <p>Didn&#8217;t expect to hear a thing back ..</p>
  638. <p>For those of you that know about my StarWars obsession &#8211; I spent about 2 years inbetween life, work, illness, getting married etc. to make my mando costume &#8211; it was a labour of love which I made and painted myself and its always in upgrade mode <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  639. <p>Imagine my surprise when I recieved this tweet on Revenge of the 5th (that&#8217;s the 5th of may incase you were wondering) &#8230;</p>
  640. <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-973" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MayThe4th-300x243.png" alt="" width="300" height="243" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MayThe4th-300x243.png 300w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MayThe4th-768x623.png 768w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MayThe4th-1024x830.png 1024w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MayThe4th.png 1285w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></p>
  641. <p>O M G was one of the nicer <span data-dobid="hdw">expletives</span> that may have left my lips &#8230;. I NEVER win anything &#8230;</p>
  642. <p>The prize is a Nerf Millenium Falcon and I can&#8217;t thank <a href="https://twitter.com/__Freakyclown__" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Freaky Clown</a> enough for this .. thanks again for picking me</p>
  643. <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-974" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/20170527_224900-300x169.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="169" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/20170527_224900-300x169.jpg 300w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/20170527_224900-768x432.jpg 768w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/20170527_224900-1024x576.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></p>
  644. <p>It&#8217;s bloody amazing &#8230; I haven&#8217;t unboxed it yet as I am worried I will spend hours playing with it and not want to stop <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  645. <p>I do have plans for it though .. I am going to lend it to <a href="http://www.feeltheforceday.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Feel the Force Day</a> for their touch table &#8211; and i really need to find it somewhere to live at home ..</p>
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  655. <title>Project #talkie pt1 – getting to grips with a rasberrypi</title>
  656. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/socialshazza/~3/MpX_Xq7wcYc/</link>
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  658. <pubDate>Sat, 27 May 2017 21:45:58 +0000</pubDate>
  659. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
  660. <category><![CDATA[Cosplay]]></category>
  661. <category><![CDATA[RaspberryPi]]></category>
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  669.  
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  671. <description><![CDATA[<p>What&#8217;s all this #talkie stuff about then? So I have been posting stuff on facebook twitter and instragram with the #projecttalkie or #talkie hash tag .. Most of you know that I costume .. and as well as my love &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/project-talkie-pt1-getting-grips-rasberrypi/">Continued</a></p>
  672. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/project-talkie-pt1-getting-grips-rasberrypi/">Project #talkie pt1 &#8211; getting to grips with a rasberrypi</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
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  674. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<h2>What&#8217;s all this #talkie stuff about then?</h2>
  675. <p>So I have been posting stuff on facebook twitter and instragram with the #projecttalkie or #talkie hash tag ..</p>
  676. <p><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-955" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Stich_Cap-214x300.jpg" alt="" width="214" height="300" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Stich_Cap-214x300.jpg 214w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Stich_Cap-768x1075.jpg 768w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Stich_Cap-731x1024.jpg 731w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Stich_Cap.jpg 810w" sizes="(max-width: 214px) 100vw, 214px" /><br />
  677. Most of you know that I costume .. and as well as my love for star wars (and my mandalorian costume), I also LOVE to costume as Stitch &#8230;</p>
  678. <p>You can see me here as my favourite fluffy blue alien experiment (626) with my good pal and all around lovely Captain America friend Mr James Budd.</p>
  679. <p>Again most of you know that i am a HUGE supporter and raise money for an amazing cause &#8211; <a href="http://www.feeltheforceday.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Feel the Force Day</a>. FTFD events are for guests with disabilities &#8211; physical and mental &#8211; and we have a lot of guests that are visually impared. Stitch is great for touch as he is big, blue and fluffy &#8211; but I have been desperate to get him to talk and to allow him to interact with the FTFD guests.</p>
  680. <p>It would be super cool for other events to have Stitch able to interact with people as kids and adults LOVE him <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  681. <p>The traditional <a href="http://www.electronics123.com/page/diy-cosplay-sound-glove" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">sound glove method</a> wouldn&#8217;t work as his hands are big and bulky and I would be limited to 4 sounds.. so thinking cap was well and truly on &#8230;</p>
  682. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  683. <p>Fast forward to sitting on the ferry on the way to the amazing Engage user group. My good buddy, work <span data-dobid="hdw">colleague</span>, fellow IBM Champion and all around lovely chap <a href="https://tc-soft.com/blog/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Mr Tim Clark</a>. He told me that <a href="https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi57.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Issue 57 of the MagPi</a> (the best rasberrypi magazine) came with a Goolge powered AIY kit &#8211; which is a handy little voice had and the code to enable the use of a handy little voice recognizer you can connect to the Google Assistant. All in a handy little cardboard cube, powered by a Raspberry Pi.</p>
  684. <p><em>Could I use that?</em> I wondered, to get Stitch to talk .. out game Tim&#8217;s version of the mag and we had a looksy through it .. HELL YEAH .. we both decided it was worth a go .. all I needed extra was a PI3 &#8211; which I wanted to get one for tinkering with anyways &#8230;</p>
  685. <p>How much for this amazing voice kit that came with the MagPi? A bargain at £5.99 &#8211; yup a whole kit to get voice recognizing to work in a similar way to alexa and siri but WAY better as i can customize it &#8211; FOR LESS THAN 6 QUID !!!! Needless to say I had to have one .. and the plea went out on social media to acquire one whilst we were in Belgium doing the day job.</p>
  686. <p>No joy whilst I was away, as it was selling out as quickly as the mag was hitting the shelves. To put it blunty they were <em>&#8220;as rare as rocking horse poo&#8221;</em> &#8211;  but I did manage to grab the last TWO copies in my local Sainsburys store on my way back from Belgium. I did feel slightly guilty taking the last copies BUT Stitch needs to talk and <a href="https://twitter.com/cubey00" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Nathan </a>wanted to give the<a href="http://lifehacker.com/how-to-build-your-own-amazon-echo-with-a-raspberry-pi-1787726931" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> home made alexa project</a> a go and this kit is just what he needs.</p>
  687. <p>So I had my kit, but no pi &#8211; so off to <a href="https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/raspberry-pi-3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pimoroni </a>to grab me a PI .. being new to the Pi, I opted for the starter kit so I would have everything I needed. The AIY kit states it needs the Pi3, but a few people have managed to get it working with a pi zero w &#8211; which for my Stitch project would be better as it will need to run headless, run off a usb power pack (like you use for charging your phone), and basically sit in Stitch&#8217;s head. Let&#8217;s not run before I can walk I thought so all my testing so far has been with the Pi3.</p>
  688. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  689. <h2>What I have used (so far)</h2>
  690. <p><img class="alignleft wp-image-960 size-thumbnail" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Pi3b-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Pi3b-150x150.jpg 150w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Pi3b-300x300.jpg 300w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Pi3b-768x768.jpg 768w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Pi3b.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></p>
  691. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  692. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  693. <p>A shiny new RasberryPi 3b from the lovely people at Pimoroni</p>
  694. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  695. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  696. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  697. <p><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-963" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/magPi57-150x150.png" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></p>
  698. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  699. <p>A copy of MagPi 57</p>
  700. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  701. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  702. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  703. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  704. <p><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-964" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/AIY-Projects-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" /></p>
  705. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  706. <p>The fab AIY kit that comes with MagPi 75</p>
  707. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  708. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  709. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  710. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  711. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  712. <p><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-966" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/SDCard-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/SDCard-150x150.jpg 150w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/SDCard-300x300.jpg 300w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/SDCard-768x768.jpg 768w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/SDCard-1024x1024.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></p>
  713. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  714. <p>Micro SD card which you need to load the <a href="https://dl.google.com/dl/aiyprojects/voice/aiyprojects-latest.img.xz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">voice kit sd image</a>.</p>
  715. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  716. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  717. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  718. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  719. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  720. <p><img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-965" src="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/etcher_io-150x150.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="150" srcset="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/etcher_io-150x150.jpg 150w, http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/etcher_io.jpg 204w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></p>
  721. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  722. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  723. <p><a href="https://etcher.io/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Etcher.io</a> a really handy tool for making sd cards bootable with the image of your choice</p>
  724. <p>So now everything is assembled we can get down to the good bit &#8211; building the kit and editing the code &#8211; dangerous for an admin to have a go at coding I know .. visit back soon for <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/building-aiy-project-talkie-pt2/">part 2</a> of #projecttalkie <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  725. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/project-talkie-pt1-getting-grips-rasberrypi/">Project #talkie pt1 &#8211; getting to grips with a rasberrypi</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
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  731. <title>Docs 2.0 CR2 – here we go again</title>
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  734. <pubDate>Sat, 27 May 2017 20:05:37 +0000</pubDate>
  735. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
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  744. <description><![CDATA[<p>I am blogging this mainly so I remember how to solve this Big thanks to fellow ICS community member and all round great guy Robert Farstad for blogging this Again you can see a problem when patching Docs 2 to &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/docs-2-0-cr2-go/">Continued</a></p>
  745. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/docs-2-0-cr2-go/">Docs 2.0 CR2 &#8211; here we go again</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
  746. ]]></description>
  747. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>I am blogging this mainly so I remember how to solve this</p>
  748. <p>Big thanks to fellow ICS community member and all round great guy Robert Farstad for <a href="http://blog.robertfarstad.com/2017/04/ibm-docs-20-cr2-upgrade-issue-with.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">blogging this </a></p>
  749. <p>Again you can see a problem when patching Docs 2 to CR2 as it can&#8217;t find the FQDN of the hosts.</p>
  750. <p>The code has changed so it&#8217;s not possible to use the work around that we had <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/docs-2-cr1-ifix-1-not-playing-ball/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">previously</a>.</p>
  751. <p>There is a slight twist to getting it to work which Rob has explained fabulously so thank you mate .. you saved me a lot of grief .. and even IBM point people to that blog as they did when I opened a PMR to find out how to fix it .. <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
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