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  14. <title>It’s that time of year again ..</title>
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  25. <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>
  26. <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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  28. <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>
  29. <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 />
  30. Mandy is the biscuit queen <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.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>
  31. <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>
  32. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  33. <p>So I am asking kindly for any donations to our team and for you to spread the word ..</p>
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  36. <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>
  37. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  38. <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>
  39. <p>WebSite: <a href="http://run4ftfd.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://run4ftfd.co.uk</a></p>
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  43. <p>Sponsor page: <a href="http://bit.ly/run4ftfd17" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">http://bit.ly/run4ftfd17</a></p>
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  45. <p>THANK YOU so much</p>
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  52. <title>Let’s get Stitch talking – Project #talkie pt 3</title>
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  55. <pubDate>Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:41:48 +0000</pubDate>
  56. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
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  68. <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>
  69. <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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  71. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>So after building the kit and testing that it worked .. It was time to get creative ..</p>
  72. <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>
  73. <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>
  74. <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>
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  76. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  77. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  78. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  79. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  80. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  81. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  82. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  83. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  84. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  85. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  86. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  87. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  88. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  89. <p>Now its all set up to use the cloud speach API we are good to start playing.</p>
  90. <p>First thing is to change the default API to use the cloud speech .. edit the</p>
  91. <pre>/home/pi/.config/voice-recognizer.ini</pre>
  92. <p>ensure that the cloud-speech = true line is uncommented</p>
  93. <pre># Uncomment to enable the Cloud Speech API for local commands.
  94. cloud-speech = true</pre>
  95. <p>Now we are all set to use local commands and not the google assistant.</p>
  96. <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>
  97. <pre>#!/usr/bin/env python
  98.  
  99. import vlc
  100.  
  101. from time import sleep
  102.  
  103. import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
  104.  
  105. GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM)
  106. GPIO.setup(23, GPIO.IN)
  107.  
  108. while True:
  109.     if (GPIO.input(23) == False):
  110.         p=vlc.MediaPlayer('file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/hi.mp3')
  111.         p.play()
  112.  
  113.     sleep(0.1);
  114. </pre>
  115. <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>
  116. <p>I press the button and the box says Hi in Stitch&#8217;s voice <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  117. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  118. <div style="width: 608px;" class="wp-video"><!--[if lt IE 9]><script>document.createElement('video');</script><![endif]-->
  119. <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>
  120. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  121. <p>Awesome ..  so lets move on to actually creating the code to get Stitch to talk.</p>
  122. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  123. <p>Edit the action.py which lives in /home/pi/voice-recognizer-raspi/src</p>
  124. <p>There are 2 chunks of code we needed to add ..</p>
  125. <p>a class and a set of voice commands</p>
  126. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  127. <p>The Class</p>
  128. <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>
  129. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  130. <p>RepeatAfterMe Example</p>
  131. <pre># Example: Repeat after me
  132. # ========================
  133. #
  134. # This example will repeat what the user said. It shows how you can access what
  135. # the user said, and change what you do or how you respond.
  136.  
  137. class RepeatAfterMe(object):
  138.  
  139. """Repeats the user's command."""
  140.  
  141. def __init__(self, say, keyword):
  142. self.say = say
  143. self.keyword = keyword
  144.  
  145. def run(self, voice_command):
  146. # The command still has the 'repeat after me' keyword, so we need to
  147. # remove it before saying whatever is left.
  148. to_repeat = voice_command.replace(self.keyword, '', 1)
  149. self.say(to_repeat)</pre>
  150. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  151. <p>Stich Says Class</p>
  152. <p>We have created the class below if the keyword = a certain word spoken the coresponding mp3 is played using vlc player</p>
  153. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  154. <pre># STITCH : Classes
  155. # ========================
  156. #
  157. # Classes to make Stitch talk are here
  158. #
  159.  
  160. class StitchSays(object):
  161.     """Plays a Stich sound file based on the user's command."""
  162.  
  163.     def __init__(self, keyword):
  164.         self.keyword = keyword
  165.  
  166.  
  167.     def run(self, voice_command):
  168.         keyword = self.keyword
  169.         if keyword == 'Thanks':
  170.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/thankyou.mp3"
  171.         elif keyword == 'Laugh':
  172.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/laugh.mp3"
  173.         elif keyword == 'Nutty':
  174.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/nutty.mp3"
  175.         elif keyword == 'No':
  176.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/noTalk.mp3"
  177.         elif keyword == 'Sing':
  178.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/sing.mp3"
  179.         elif keyword == 'Behind':
  180.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/ohana.mp3"
  181.         elif keyword == 'With':
  182.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/withFamily.mp3"
  183.         elif keyword == 'Love':
  184.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/loveyou.mp3"
  185.         elif keyword == 'Name':
  186.             soundmp3 = "file:///home/pi/Downloads/StitchSounds/nameStitch.mp3"
  187.  
  188.         p = vlc.MediaPlayer(soundmp3)
  189.         p.play()</pre>
  190. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  191. <p>Once we have a class defined the keywords must be added. Again we used repeat after me as an example</p>
  192. <pre>    actor.add_keyword(_('repeat after me'),
  193.                       RepeatAfterMe(say, _('repeat after me')))</pre>
  194. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  195. <p>We add the word I wll speak, then the class and keyword</p>
  196. <pre>For example I say "Thanks" and the thanks mp3 is played
  197.  
  198.     # =========================================
  199.     # STITCH! voice commands here.
  200.     # =========================================
  201.  
  202.     actor.add_keyword(_('Thanks'), StitchSays(_('Thanks')))
  203.     actor.add_keyword(_('Giggle'), StitchSays(_('Laugh')))
  204.     actor.add_keyword(_('Nutty'), StitchSays(_('Nutty')))
  205.     actor.add_keyword(_('No'), StitchSays(_('No')))
  206.     actor.add_keyword(_('Sing'), StitchSays(_('Sing')))
  207.     actor.add_keyword(_('Oh'), StitchSays(_('Behind')))
  208.     actor.add_keyword(_('Family'), StitchSays(_('With')))
  209.     actor.add_keyword(_('Love'), StitchSays(_('Love')))
  210.     actor.add_keyword(_('Name'), StitchSays(_('Name')))</pre>
  211. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  212. <p>This is probably not the most elegant way to do this .. but it WORKS ..</p>
  213. <p>I was SO pleased that we managed to get this far ..</p>
  214. <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>
  215. <p>&nbsp;</p>
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  225. <title>Building the AIY – Project #talkie pt2</title>
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  228. <pubDate>Sat, 27 May 2017 23:55:02 +0000</pubDate>
  229. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
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  241. <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>
  242. <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>
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  244. <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>
  245. <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>
  246. <h3>Prep the SD Card</h3>
  247. <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>
  248. <p>The voice image is a version of Rasbrian with some added extra&#8217;s to help with the project.</p>
  249. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  250. <h3>Second Step &#8211; Build the hardware</h3>
  251. <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>
  252. <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>
  253. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  254. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  255. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  256. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  257. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  258. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  259. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  260. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  261. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  262. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  263. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  264. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  265. <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>
  266. <h3>Step three &#8211; Build the box</h3>
  267. <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>
  268. <h3>Step four &#8211; Put the Pi Hat in the box</h3>
  269. <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>
  270. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  271. <p>Took a bit of sliding and making sure the cables weren&#8217;t tangled</p>
  272. <p>Make sure all the ports line up as they should so you can plug the pi in</p>
  273. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  274. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  275. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  276. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  277. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  278. <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>
  279. <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>
  280. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  281. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  282. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  283. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  284. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  285. <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>
  286. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  287. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  288. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  289. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  290. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  291. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  292. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  293. <p>As if by magic .. it is done .. we have a BOX of AIY fun to start playing with</p>
  294. <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>
  295. <h3>Plug it in .. and update it</h3>
  296. <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>
  297. <pre>sudo apt-get update
  298.  
  299. sudo apt-get upgrade</pre>
  300. <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>
  301. <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>
  302. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  303. <h3>Verify its working</h3>
  304. <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>
  305. <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>
  306. <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>
  307. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  308. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  309. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  310. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  311. <p>Here is a short video of it working.</p>
  312. <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>
  313. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  314. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  315. <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/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  316. <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>
  317. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  318. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  319. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  320. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  321. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  322. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  323. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  324. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  325. <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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  333. <title>Who knew my love for StarWars would win me a prize</title>
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  336. <pubDate>Sat, 27 May 2017 22:29:42 +0000</pubDate>
  337. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
  338. <category><![CDATA[Charity]]></category>
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  345. <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>
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  348. <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/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.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>
  349. <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>
  350. <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>
  351. <p>With the message</p>
  352. <pre>O well if we are showing off star wars costumes .. this is my mandalorian - made, painted &amp; worn by me :D</pre>
  353. <p>Didn&#8217;t expect to hear a thing back ..</p>
  354. <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/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  355. <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>
  356. <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>
  357. <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>
  358. <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>
  359. <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>
  360. <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/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  361. <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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  371. <title>Project #talkie pt1 – getting to grips with a rasberrypi</title>
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  374. <pubDate>Sat, 27 May 2017 21:45:58 +0000</pubDate>
  375. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
  376. <category><![CDATA[Cosplay]]></category>
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  387. <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>
  388. <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>
  389. ]]></description>
  390. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<h2>What&#8217;s all this #talkie stuff about then?</h2>
  391. <p>So I have been posting stuff on facebook twitter and instragram with the #projecttalkie or #talkie hash tag ..</p>
  392. <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 />
  393. 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>
  394. <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>
  395. <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>
  396. <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/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  397. <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>
  398. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  399. <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>
  400. <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>
  401. <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>
  402. <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>
  403. <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>
  404. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  405. <h2>What I have used (so far)</h2>
  406. <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>
  407. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  408. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  409. <p>A shiny new RasberryPi 3b from the lovely people at Pimoroni</p>
  410. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  411. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  412. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  413. <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>
  414. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  415. <p>A copy of MagPi 57</p>
  416. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  417. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  418. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  419. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  420. <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>
  421. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  422. <p>The fab AIY kit that comes with MagPi 75</p>
  423. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  424. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  425. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  426. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  427. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  428. <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>
  429. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  430. <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>
  431. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  432. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  433. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  434. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  435. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  436. <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>
  437. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  438. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  439. <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>
  440. <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/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  441. <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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  447. <title>Docs 2.0 CR2 – here we go again</title>
  448. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/socialshazza/~3/VdpxqcwfCbc/</link>
  449. <comments>http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/docs-2-0-cr2-go/#comments</comments>
  450. <pubDate>Sat, 27 May 2017 20:05:37 +0000</pubDate>
  451. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
  452. <category><![CDATA[community]]></category>
  453. <category><![CDATA[docs]]></category>
  454. <category><![CDATA[Technical]]></category>
  455. <category><![CDATA[ibm-docs]]></category>
  456. <category><![CDATA[issues]]></category>
  457. <category><![CDATA[patch]]></category>
  458.  
  459. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/?p=952</guid>
  460. <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>
  461. <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>
  462. ]]></description>
  463. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>I am blogging this mainly so I remember how to solve this</p>
  464. <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>
  465. <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>
  466. <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>
  467. <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/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
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  474. <title>Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 part 3</title>
  475. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/socialshazza/~3/13CHsFMJ3LM/</link>
  476. <comments>http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/migrating-connections-db-oracle-db2-part-3/#respond</comments>
  477. <pubDate>Sat, 27 May 2017 19:48:35 +0000</pubDate>
  478. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
  479. <category><![CDATA[connections]]></category>
  480. <category><![CDATA[database]]></category>
  481. <category><![CDATA[Technical]]></category>
  482. <category><![CDATA[aix]]></category>
  483. <category><![CDATA[connections-5]]></category>
  484. <category><![CDATA[connections-5.5]]></category>
  485. <category><![CDATA[db2]]></category>
  486. <category><![CDATA[migration]]></category>
  487. <category><![CDATA[oracle]]></category>
  488. <category><![CDATA[windows]]></category>
  489.  
  490. <guid isPermaLink="false">http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/?p=891</guid>
  491. <description><![CDATA[<p>In part 3 of the series we will actually attempt to migrate the data. &#160; Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 In my experience the database migration is always most time consuming, so I always do the database first &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/migrating-connections-db-oracle-db2-part-3/">Continued</a></p>
  492. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/migrating-connections-db-oracle-db2-part-3/">Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 part 3</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
  493. ]]></description>
  494. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>In part 3 of the series we will actually attempt to migrate the data.</p>
  495. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  496. <h3>Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2</h3>
  497. <p>In my experience the database migration is always most time consuming, so I always do the database first</p>
  498. <p>Use the text file of Commands that we created in <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/migrating-connections-db-oracle-db2-part-2/">part 2</a>.</p>
  499. <ul>
  500. <li>Back up the exisitng Connections databases</li>
  501. <li>Drop database, create database, app grants (for homepage also initdata, and re org and run stats)</li>
  502. <li>CR update scripts</li>
  503. <li>Pre DB fixer script</li>
  504. <li>Run the DBT command</li>
  505. <li>Application specific scripts (IBM provided addional fixup scripts for Blogs, Files and Wikis for me)</li>
  506. <li>Post DB fixer script</li>
  507. <li>Re org script</li>
  508. <li>Run stats script</li>
  509. </ul>
  510. <p>I run the commands one database at a time. This made it much easier for troubleshooting issues and ensuring that each database was in a <span data-dobid="hdw">consistent</span> migrated state before moving onto the next &#8211; if I had issues I made notes in the commands text file and moved on to the next DB.</p>
  511. <p>Homepage took a very long time to migrate as there was a LOT of data here, the other DBs I had issues with were Files, Wikis and Blogs which are the ones that IBM expect to cause issues. I will use Blogs as an example on how to troubleshoot later.</p>
  512. <p>I also had some DBs that were already using DB2 like IBM Docs, Surveys app for Communities and ProjectExec &#8211; we backed these up also and migrated them across to the server in the sameway that we would do a normal DB migration &#8211; Droped, restored and checked the DB roles and permission. These all came across with no issues.</p>
  513. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  514. <h2>Troubleshooting</h2>
  515. <p>It goes without saying that you should <em><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">ALWAYS RUN THIS ON A TEST / DEV SERVER FIRST!</span></strong></em></p>
  516. <p>If i could have this as scrolling flashing marquee text with it playing a siren I would. I <strong>CAN NOT</strong> emphasise enough how important it is that you should run this in a test environment &#8211; which we did 3 times before actually doing it for real.</p>
  517. <p>The most troubleshooting I did on this project revolved around the dbt transfer script (see example below).</p>
  518. <p>The database schemas are quite different between types and even between OS versions so there will be a lot of tinkering to resolve the problems. Typically its where one DB type expects a NULL and the other expects a NOTNULL</p>
  519. <p>Firstly run the script</p>
  520. <pre>java -cp D:\IBM\Connections\ConfigEngine\lib\DBT_HOME\dbt.jar;D:\IBM\Oracle\ojdbc6.jar;D:\IBM\SQLLIB\java\db2jcc.jar com.ibm.wps.config.db.transfer.CmdLineTransfer -logDir D:\IBM\Connections\ConfigEngine\lib\DBT_HOME\logs -xmlfile D:\IBM\Connections\ConfigEngine\lib\DBT_HOME\files\activities.xml -sourcepassword <em>sourcepassword</em> -targetpassword <em>targetpassword</em></pre>
  521. <p>If there are problems it will be shown in the console and written out to a log file.</p>
  522. <p>for example you may see an error like this:</p>
  523. <pre>[07/20/16 13:22:56.756 PDT] com.ibm.db2.jcc.am.SqlIntegrityConstraintViolationException: Error for batch element #50: DB2 SQL Error: SQLCODE=-407, SQLSTATE=23502, SQLERRMC=TBSPACEID=3, TABLEID=5, COLNO=1, DRIVER=3.65.110</pre>
  524. <p>All of these issues I saw related to the NULL / NOTNULL issue.</p>
  525. <p>The next step is to make a note of the tablespace id, table id and column number as we need those for an sql query.</p>
  526. <p>Fire up your DB client and run the following query</p>
  527. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  528. <pre>SELECT C.TABSCHEMA, C.TABNAME, C.COLNAME
  529. FROM SYSCAT.TABLES AS T, SYSCAT.COLUMNS AS C
  530. WHERE T.TBSPACEID = 3 AND T.TABLEID = 5 AND C.COLNO = 1 AND C.TABSCHEMA = T.TABSCHEMA AND C.TABNAME = T.TABNAME</pre>
  531. <p>Use the TBSPACEID, TABLEID &amp; COLNO from the error message</p>
  532. <p>The query will report back the DBName (as the TABSCHEMA), the table name (as TABNAME) and the column name (as COLNAME)</p>
  533. <pre> TABSCHEMA     TABNAME             COLNAME
  534.  ---------     ---------------     --------
  535.  BLOGS        ROLLERLOGINNAME        USERNAME</pre>
  536. <p>Now you have the name of table and column with the null/not null issue.</p>
  537. <p>The next step is to edit the createDB.sql script to make the change in the example here remove the not null from the username field as below.</p>
  538. <pre>create table BLOGS.rollerloginname (
  539.     userid             varchar(48) not null,
  540.     username           varchar(255),
  541.     ORG_ID             varchar(36) not null
  542. ) IN BLOGSREGTABSPACE@</pre>
  543. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  544. <p>Once that change has been made the process needs to start again&#8230;</p>
  545. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  546. <ul>
  547. <li>Drop database, create database, app grants (for homepage also initdata, and re org and run stats)</li>
  548. <li>CR update scripts</li>
  549. <li>Pre DB fixer script</li>
  550. <li>Run the DBT command</li>
  551. </ul>
  552. <p>Rinse and repeat until the DB transfers all the tables over correctly. This part of the process took the longest. Working out which tables to remove the not nulls from was SO time consuming. I kept a record of all the tables / columns I changed for my records more than anything else, at least the Post DB fixer script puts things back to the way it should be &#8211; and if you do hit issues with that you can manually fix them as you have a record.</p>
  553. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  554. <pre>ALTER TABLE BLOGS.ROLLERLOGINNAME ALTER COLUMN USERNAME SET NOT NULL;</pre>
  555. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  556. <p>So hurrah .. after all of that mucking about we have the Connections 5 data from Oracle on AIX in to DB2 on Windows &#8211; now what?</p>
  557. <p>Well I backed it ALL up, including the existing V5 DB2 databases Docs, FEB and Projexec and migrated it to Version 5.5.</p>
  558. <p>On the whole this part of the process wasn&#8217;t too bad and it was a good test for a real live migration ..</p>
  559. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  560. <h2>Migrating to Live</h2>
  561. <p>The whole migrating to live took about 21 hours in total &#8211; including waiting time for the DBs to transfer and the steps were are follows</p>
  562. <p>On the <strong>Live5 machines</strong></p>
  563. <ul>
  564. <li>Stop Connections</li>
  565. <li>Backup the File system</li>
  566. <li>Back up the DB2 databases that need migrating (FEB, Docs, Projexec)</li>
  567. </ul>
  568. <p>On the <strong>Dev5 DB machine</strong> (that I had been using for testing)</p>
  569. <ul>
  570. <li>Drop database, create database, app grants (for homepage also initdata, and re org and run stats)</li>
  571. <li>CR update scripts</li>
  572. <li>Pre DB fixer script</li>
  573. <li>Run the DBT command</li>
  574. <li>Application specific scripts (IBM provided addional fixup scripts for Blogs, Files and Wikis for me)</li>
  575. <li>Post DB fixer script</li>
  576. <li>Re org script</li>
  577. <li>Run stats script</li>
  578. <li>Restore the backed up Live DB2 databases (FEB, Docs, Projexec)</li>
  579. <li>Backup the DBs &#8211; so we now have a FULL set of V5 DB2 data</li>
  580. <li>Copy backups to LIVE 55 DB2 machine</li>
  581. </ul>
  582. <p>On the <strong>Live5.5 machines</strong></p>
  583. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  584. <ul>
  585. <li>Stop Connections</li>
  586. <li>Drop the DB2 databases</li>
  587. <li>Restore the V5 DB2 databases</li>
  588. <li>Set numb dbs to at least 25</li>
  589. <li>Run the upgrade scripts to update them to V5.5 &#8211; ran these manually not using the GUI as the amount of data caused issues</li>
  590. <li>Run the CR updates</li>
  591. <li>Run the Docs DB2 Fixes</li>
  592. <li>Run the FEB DB fixer from the FEB admin GUI</li>
  593. <li>Started Connections</li>
  594. <li>Cleared the scheduled tasks</li>
  595. <li>Post migration steps</li>
  596. <li>Restarted Connections</li>
  597. </ul>
  598. <p>And we were live <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  599. <p>This took WAY longer than it should have done because of all the issues we had with the DBT to begin with .. but hopefully info in these posts will hope anyone who needs to do this pre PINK.</p>
  600. <p>This was a LONG journey &#8211; but we all learned a lot in the process of doing this .. the main lesson learnt was don&#8217;t attempt this unless you HAVE to <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
  601. <p>If you missed the other 2 parts of this series you can find them here:</p>
  602. <ul>
  603. <li><a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/migrating-connections-db-oracle-db2-part-1/">Part 1</a></li>
  604. <li><a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/migrating-connections-db-oracle-db2-part-2/">Part 2</a></li>
  605. <li>Part 3 &#8211; this page you are reading <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></li>
  606. </ul>
  607. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  608. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  609. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/migrating-connections-db-oracle-db2-part-3/">Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 part 3</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
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  615. <title>Connections 6 system requirements are available</title>
  616. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/socialshazza/~3/ujKVlZ1CEww/</link>
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  618. <pubDate>Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:21:04 +0000</pubDate>
  619. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
  620. <category><![CDATA[connections]]></category>
  621. <category><![CDATA[Technical]]></category>
  622. <category><![CDATA[connections-6]]></category>
  623. <category><![CDATA[downloads]]></category>
  624. <category><![CDATA[pre-reqs]]></category>
  625.  
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  627. <description><![CDATA[<p>thanks to my friend and co-speaker Roberto Boccadoro for sharing these .. &#160; you can find the system requirements for Connections 6 here &#160; The basic info is: WAS 8.5.5.10 IBM install manager 1.8.5 DB2 11.1.0 / Oracle 12.1.0.2.0 (enterprise) &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/connections-6-system-requirements-available/">Continued</a></p>
  628. <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/connections-6-system-requirements-available/">Connections 6 system requirements are available</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza">Social Shazza</a>.</p>
  629. ]]></description>
  630. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>thanks to my friend and co-speaker <a href="http://www.robertoboccadoro.com/" target="_blank">Roberto Boccadoro</a> for sharing these ..</p>
  631. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  632. <p>you can find the system requirements for <a href="http://www-969.ibm.com/software/reports/compatibility/clarity-reports/report/html/softwareReqsForProduct?deliverableId=670DD6B085AF11E6A66B8253C435768F&amp;osPlatforms=AIX|Linux|Mac%20OS|Windows&amp;duComponentIds=D000|S000|M000&amp;mandatoryCapIds=30|13&amp;optionalCapIds=7|12|9|35|20|46|140|19|27|26|40" target="_blank">Connections 6 here</a></p>
  633. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  634. <p>The basic info is:</p>
  635. <p>WAS 8.5.5.10</p>
  636. <p>IBM install manager 1.8.5</p>
  637. <p>DB2 11.1.0 / Oracle 12.1.0.2.0 (enterprise) / MS SQL 2016</p>
  638. <p>TDI 7.1.1 fix pack 6</p>
  639. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  640. <p>Connections 6 is going to be released on Friday 31st of March &#8211; happy downloading and installing <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
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  647. <title>IBM Cloud migration and management Webinar</title>
  648. <link>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/socialshazza/~3/ICJlvuzvy5A/</link>
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  650. <pubDate>Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:27:39 +0000</pubDate>
  651. <dc:creator><![CDATA[Sharon]]></dc:creator>
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  660. <description><![CDATA[<p>I have the pleasure of giving another webinar on Wednesday at 4pm UK / 11 am EST &#8211; with my friend and IBMer Luis Guirigay We will be talking about migrating to the cloud and user management once you are &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/ibm-cloud-migration-management-webinar/">Continued</a></p>
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  663. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>I have the pleasure of giving another webinar on Wednesday at 4pm UK / 11 am EST &#8211; with my friend and IBMer Luis <span id="hs_cos_wrapper_post_body" class="hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text" data-hs-cos-general-type="meta_field" data-hs-cos-type="rich_text">Guirigay</span></p>
  664. <p>We will be talking about migrating to the cloud and user management once you are there &#8230;.</p>
  665. <p><span id="hs_cos_wrapper_post_body" class="hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_rich_text" data-hs-cos-general-type="meta_field" data-hs-cos-type="rich_text">Join this webinar to learn more. <a href="https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7557972940951909634" target="_blank">Register here</a>.</span></p>
  666. <div class="blockquote blockquote-full postclass clearfix">
  667. <p>Are you interested in running some or all of your messaging platform in the Cloud? Interested in IBM Verse? Worried about how to manage the user-lifecycle in a hybrid or cloud environment? Not sure about how or where to start?</p>
  668. <p>If you ever had any of these questions join IBM&#8217;s Luis Guirigay and BCC&#8217;s Sharon James for a quick but thorough review of how to deploy a SmartCloud Notes infrastructure, how to start your user migration project in no time and how to manage a hybrid or cloud environment with ease using BCC&#8217;s AdminTool for Connections Cloud.</p>
  669. <p>AdminTool for Connections cloud offers centralized user management and administration, customizable user interface, security and logging features whether on-premises, hybrid or cloud only</p>
  670. </div>
  671. <p>&nbsp;</p>
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  678. <title>Want to go to IBM Connect .. be nice to a Champion for a discount</title>
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  681. <pubDate>Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:01:30 +0000</pubDate>
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  694. <description><![CDATA[<p>Being an IBM Champion is great and it does come with some benefits. Today all IBM Champions are happy to announce that we can offer YOU a discount of $100 for IBM&#8217;s upcoming ICS event &#8211; IBM Connect in San &#8230; <a href="http://dilf.me.uk/socialshazza/want-go-ibm-connect-nice-champion-discount/">Continued</a></p>
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  698. <p dir="ltr">Being an IBM Champion is great and it does come with some benefits.</p>
  699. <p dir="ltr">Today all IBM Champions are happy to announce that we can offer <strong>YOU</strong> a discount of <span style="color: #0000ff;"><strong>$100 </strong></span>for IBM&#8217;s upcoming ICS event &#8211; IBM Connect in San Francisco</p>
  700. <p dir="ltr">So what do you need to do &#8211; just reach out to an IBM Champion tell us why you want to go to Connect and what your expectations are and as if by magic we will give you the dscont code.</p>
  701. <p dir="ltr">Now is a great time to register .. and I wish I was going to be there with you all (but I will be in Orlando &#8211; on a very long awaited family holiday) &#8211; so ping a champ and get the code <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.2.1/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></p>
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