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Laurens"/><category term="GONAD"/><category term="GUDEX"/><category term="Geektopia"/><category term="Gettysburg"/><category term="Going through Sarah Connor withdrawl"/><category term="Golf"/><category term="Grumble"/><category term="IBMConnect"/><category term="IBMConnectED"/><category term="IMAP"/><category term="Idea Jam"/><category term="ImstillcallingitLotusphere"/><category term="Indiana Jones"/><category term="Integrated Samtime Connect"/><category term="Intellisync"/><category term="Invalid Time or Date Encountered"/><category term="Just for fun"/><category term="Lotus Certification"/><category term="Lotus Knows"/><category term="Lotus Marketing"/><category term="Lotus Quickr 8.1"/><category term="Lotus Symphony"/><category term="Lotusphere 2009"/><category term="Lotusphere 2015"/><category term="Lotusphere Comes To You"/><category term="Lotusphere Idol"/><category term="Lotusphere2011"/><category term="MWLUG"/><category term="MWLUG2010"/><category term="MWLUG2012"/><category term="Microsoft"/><category term="Migration"/><category term="NetBackup"/><category term="Nigeria Scam"/><category term="Noise"/><category term="Notes 8"/><category term="Notes/Domino 8"/><category term="Nothing"/><category term="Observations"/><category term="PST"/><category term="Palm Foleo"/><category term="Palm TX"/><category term="Quickr"/><category term="Quickr Personal"/><category term="Redneck"/><category term="Revolutionary War"/><category term="Road Trip"/><category term="SHA-2"/><category term="SSL"/><category term="STARTTLS"/><category term="Security"/><category term="Security Bug"/><category term="Shenanigans"/><category term="Single Item Recovery"/><category term="SiriusXM"/><category term="Social"/><category term="Stuff"/><category term="Stunts"/><category term="Symantec"/><category term="Tablet"/><category term="Text Import"/><category term="Time to start building an ark"/><category term="Timmy"/><category term="Tornado"/><category term="Training"/><category term="Weird Al"/><category term="Where&#39;s my money"/><category term="Windows 7"/><category term="Windows Firewall"/><category term="Yellow"/><category term="adoption"/><category term="eBay"/><category term="encryption"/><category term="iOS 5"/><category term="iOS10"/><category term="iPod Touch"/><category term="install"/><category term="journal.nsf"/><category term="names.nsf"/><category term="notes.ini"/><category term="notes8beta"/><category term="pernames.ntf"/><category term="profile documents"/><category term="storage"/><category term="x509"/><title type='text'>Andy&#39;s House O&#39; Blog</title><subtitle type='html'>Lotus Notes and Domino Stuff, Work Stuff, Personal Stuff.....just plain stuff.  Where good grammar goes to die!</subtitle><link rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#feed' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/'/><link rel='hub' href='http://pubsubhubbub.appspot.com/'/><link rel='next' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default?start-index=26&amp;max-results=25'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><generator version='7.00' uri='http://www.blogger.com'>Blogger</generator><openSearch:totalResults>854</openSearch:totalResults><openSearch:startIndex>1</openSearch:startIndex><openSearch:itemsPerPage>25</openSearch:itemsPerPage><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-3468069148958093501</id><published>2016-12-12T19:32:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2016-12-12T19:32:47.858-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Our story continues.....</title><content type='html'>In &lt;a href=&quot;http://macian-v2.blogspot.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;The Next Chapter&lt;/a&gt;.......&lt;br /&gt;(the new blog)</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/3468069148958093501/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=3468069148958093501&amp;isPopup=true' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/3468069148958093501'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/3468069148958093501'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2016/12/our-story-continues.html' title='Our story continues.....'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-8039214784861036114</id><published>2016-11-15T17:46:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2016-11-15T17:46:03.766-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="#employed"/><title type='text'>#employed</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;It happened. &amp;nbsp;Finally. &amp;nbsp;I landed another position. &amp;nbsp;This time, it really has nothing to do with IBM Notes/Domino being a prominent part of the position. &amp;nbsp;More details later on what it is I&#39;m doing, but I do get to stay within the IT field and utilize &lt;b&gt;ALL&lt;/b&gt; of the skills I&#39;ve gained over the past 20+ years I&#39;ve been in it.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;I&#39;ve learned a lot over these past few months. &amp;nbsp;Hell, this past year. &amp;nbsp;It was right around this time last year, October 29th, 2015 to be exact, that my wife Denise had the mass discovered inside her that lead to her surgery the day before Thanksgiving 2015. &amp;nbsp;Then finding out a few weeks later before Christmas that it was cancer and the battle that was her treatment that started in January. &amp;nbsp;I chronicled that whole story on a &lt;a href=&quot;http://e100andcarnegie.blogspot.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;different blog&lt;/a&gt; and it was a journey. Then in April, I was told that I was no longer needed in the office that had been my second home for 17 years and I was &quot;on call&quot; until the end of May. &amp;nbsp;When I awoke May 28th, it was official. &amp;nbsp;I was unemployed. Thus began the search for employment. &amp;nbsp;After being in a career for 17 years that you defined and it defined you it was hard to step outside of that. &amp;nbsp;And it was scarier than hell. &amp;nbsp;Yes, we had been through a lot leading up to April with the chemo and its side effects, but this was a new war to wage. &amp;nbsp;The FUD war. &amp;nbsp;Fear, uncertainty and doubt. &amp;nbsp;Fear that I would lose everything I have worked for. &amp;nbsp;Uncertainty that I had skills for the job hunt. &amp;nbsp;Doubt that I would find anything. &amp;nbsp;When you&#39;ve gotten to my point in life it&#39;s easy to think that if you lose a job like I had, you&#39;re done.&lt;br /&gt;So, I took a week or two off to myself. &amp;nbsp;Needed to regroup and decide what the next step was. &amp;nbsp;Once I was officially separated, it was time to start the hunt. &amp;nbsp;Right away I found a job I thought I was perfect for. &amp;nbsp;I interviewed and later found I was turned down. &amp;nbsp;So I kept hunting. &amp;nbsp;In the middle of it all, my Mom passed after her own battle with Alzheimer/Dementia. &amp;nbsp;That of course took the wind out of my sails for a bit. &amp;nbsp;Then I found another job opportunity in Pittsburgh, but got turned down for that. &amp;nbsp;Found another job up near Cleveland. &amp;nbsp;That panned out too. &amp;nbsp;But during all this, the first job kept popping up as available. &amp;nbsp;So, I hounded them about it. &amp;nbsp;Kept it polite and professional, but the persistence paid off. &amp;nbsp;I landed a second set of interviews. &amp;nbsp;Well, the rest is history. &amp;nbsp;So, yes, there were a lot of lows, and I sure hit them, but having faith in something greater than me and being persistent about going after what I wanted payed off. &amp;nbsp;I got the job.&lt;br /&gt;But also, there were a lot of HUGE highlights from these last 5 months that have added to the strange trip. &amp;nbsp;Like a great group of people sending us on an adventure of a lifetime to Ireland. &amp;nbsp;Like my son marrying the love of his life. &amp;nbsp;Like my Grandson, Gideon, coming into the world and filling my days with love and snuggles. &amp;nbsp;Like watching my daughter start her senior year of high school and continue to blossom into the women she is becoming.&lt;br /&gt;So I guess my point is and it&#39;s something I&#39;ve reminded myself often, there truly are no guarantees on this rock. &amp;nbsp;You only get so many sunrises and so many sunsets. &amp;nbsp;People get sick. &amp;nbsp;People are born. &amp;nbsp;People die. &amp;nbsp;People are generous and gracious to you. &amp;nbsp;People lose their jobs. &amp;nbsp;People offer advice, even when you don&#39;t want it. &amp;nbsp;People care. &amp;nbsp;The best advice I can offer someone is, don&#39;t give up hope and have faith. &amp;nbsp;Faith in something greater than you, faith in yourself, faith in those around you. &amp;nbsp;It sucks, sure. &amp;nbsp;But if you give up then you&#39;re done. &amp;nbsp;I came close a few times but didn&#39;t like the view of the abyss. &lt;br /&gt;So, where does that leave us, here? &amp;nbsp;Well, I&#39;ve been thinking it&#39;s about time I pull the plug on the old &lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Andy&#39;s House O&#39; Blog&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;. &amp;nbsp;The blog was started to share my ups and downs as a Domino Admin and it served its purpose well. &amp;nbsp;But in looking at it, I haven&#39;t done a whole lot with it in a while. &amp;nbsp;It will stay here, active. &amp;nbsp;People are still looking up things Notes/Domino related, at least according to my stat counter. &amp;nbsp;But, I will likely not publish anything new beyond this. &amp;nbsp;It&#39;s time to move on and start a new chapter, but I thank you for following along with this one.&lt;br /&gt;Geronimo!&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/8039214784861036114'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/8039214784861036114'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2016/11/employed.html' title='#employed'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-1835948082886041809</id><published>2016-09-15T14:08:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2016-09-15T14:08:30.900-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="iOS10"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="iPhone"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="storage"/><title type='text'>An iOS10 gotcha for the 16GB&#39;ers</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;16Gb iPhones suck.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;There, I&#39;ve said it. &amp;nbsp;They do. &amp;nbsp;There is no other way around it but to state the obvious. &amp;nbsp;The OS takes up around 4GB of real estate and then if you&#39;re like me, you take a whole lot of pictures and have your apps on there. &amp;nbsp;You can forget about any music existing on your device because there just isn&#39;t any space for it. Yes, this has all been stated by others 1000 times over, but when you employer, former in my case, purchases the device for you saving you hundreds of dollars, you just live with it. &amp;nbsp;One of the tricks I learned though through the years was to recover some space, (sometime up to 1.5 GB of space), was to try and rent a movie on iTunes. &amp;nbsp;iTunes would then try to complete the transaction but then tell you that there wasn&#39;t enough space on the device. &amp;nbsp;iOS would then kick off some sort of clean-up script and would start dumping saved searches, caches, temp file, etc and give you some more breathing room for a while. &amp;nbsp;A pretty handy little feature. &amp;nbsp;So after I updated to iOS10 the other day, I noticed that things were getting a little tight on the iPhone again so I went ahead and tried the trick again. &amp;nbsp;(&lt;i&gt;Editors note: I was also taking a bunch of pictures too because my grandson was born and had my phone in hand at all times. Even with iCloud storage purchased it was&amp;nbsp;still&amp;nbsp;filling&amp;nbsp;up quick).&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;What I found, however, was that when I went to &quot;try&quot; and rent a film, it &lt;u&gt;&lt;b&gt;actually did&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/u&gt;. &amp;nbsp;It appears Apple closed that little loophole in functionality and you actually end up renting the film. &amp;nbsp;Sigh. &amp;nbsp;I did notice that it had the little cloud with the down-arrow icon on the screen and I attempted to download it. &amp;nbsp;THAT kicked off the cleanup scripts and I got what I was looking for, but I had to pay for it.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So I ask Apple, make life easier for your 16GB customers. &amp;nbsp;Make an app available that your customers can download that will do what iTunes tries to do and clean up the devices to give it some space. &amp;nbsp;I&#39;m sure it&#39;s a simple little script that can be packaged into an app, just make it happen! &amp;nbsp;For now, I&#39;ll just start saving my pennies for the 7 plus with a ton of storage. &amp;nbsp;I&#39;m most wanting to play with the RAW functionality of the new camera it has ;-)&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/1835948082886041809/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=1835948082886041809&amp;isPopup=true' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/1835948082886041809'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/1835948082886041809'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2016/09/an-ios10-gotcha-for-16gbers.html' title='An iOS10 gotcha for the 16GB&#39;ers'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-7692035335942700099</id><published>2016-08-16T21:13:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2016-08-16T21:13:47.723-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Missed the blog-o-versery</title><content type='html'>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WyDBFYIv610/V7O6Opx8nKI/AAAAAAAAgow/W_lKPzJ_sBowDqMBFNfgGoa2jP5k9rMFQCLcB/s1600/save-house%2Bo%2527%2Bblog.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WyDBFYIv610/V7O6Opx8nKI/AAAAAAAAgow/W_lKPzJ_sBowDqMBFNfgGoa2jP5k9rMFQCLcB/s320/save-house%2Bo%2527%2Bblog.png&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Yesterday was the blog&#39;s 13th birthday. &amp;nbsp;It&#39;s now officially a teenager. &amp;nbsp;Boy has a lot gone on in my life since I started this. &amp;nbsp;Really, it was almost like an official log of my career as a Lotus Notes administrator. &amp;nbsp;I learned an awful lot over the years and tried to share what happened with me with others here. &amp;nbsp;Even the stoopid mistakes, because those are the ones you learn the most from. &amp;nbsp;I don&#39;t blog like I used to. &amp;nbsp;Heck, a lot of the Yellow-verse doesn&#39;t seem to either. &amp;nbsp;Most of what is shared these days is either on Twitter or Facebook. &amp;nbsp;But I am happy about the outcome of this simple blog. What started out as a project on here landed me on the stage at Lotusphere and I faced one of my greatest fears (public speaking), so I got that goin for me. &amp;nbsp;Met a lot of great people through this as well and forged strong friendships with them. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So, who knows how often I will update this thing in the future. &amp;nbsp;But, just knowing it&#39;s around thanks to Google keeping it free, I&#39;ll pop back every now and again to look in on it and maybe post something. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Thanks for reading. &amp;nbsp;Who knows what my next adventures will take me.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/7692035335942700099/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=7692035335942700099&amp;isPopup=true' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/7692035335942700099'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/7692035335942700099'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2016/08/missed-blog-o-versery.html' title='Missed the blog-o-versery'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WyDBFYIv610/V7O6Opx8nKI/AAAAAAAAgow/W_lKPzJ_sBowDqMBFNfgGoa2jP5k9rMFQCLcB/s72-c/save-house%2Bo%2527%2Bblog.png" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-4861515825492535339</id><published>2016-06-28T10:13:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2016-06-28T10:47:52.805-04:00</updated><title type='text'>My updated birthday edicts! - OBEY!</title><content type='html'>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m7qdqCvDf8A/Uc2Lp70XtLI/AAAAAAAAYCw/Ga2HJXf6qJk/s264/obey.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m7qdqCvDf8A/Uc2Lp70XtLI/AAAAAAAAYCw/Ga2HJXf6qJk/s264/obey.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;(&lt;i&gt;Three years ago, I wrote this blog post as I was feeling reflective on my life. I have updated it with a few new things and will likely to update this yearly&lt;/i&gt;)&lt;br /&gt;So today I celebrate the 47th anniversary of my birth.&amp;nbsp; Still am amazed I made it this far.&amp;nbsp; But with the love of a good women at your side, two wonderful kids, a soon to be daughter-in-law, a grandson on his way and two ornery Beagles, it&#39;s not all that hard.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;But this morning after I awoke, I had a revelation.&amp;nbsp; One day, the birthdays for me will end.&amp;nbsp; Okay, I&#39;m not saying that to be morbid, so stick with me here.&amp;nbsp; But yes, one day I will slip loose from this mortal coil and no longer be &quot;here&quot;.&amp;nbsp; Okay, a little heavy, yes.&amp;nbsp; So that has led me to come up with my &quot;Birthday Edicts&quot; for you all to obey here-forth.&amp;nbsp; So here we go.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;1.&amp;nbsp; From here on out, it is expected of you and deemed necessary that you spend at least some part of your day, every day, doing something creative.&amp;nbsp; Something.&amp;nbsp; Anything.&amp;nbsp; Be creative with your creativeness.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;Take a picture with your cell phone&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Take a picture with your camera&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Draw a picture&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Color a picture&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Mold something out of clay&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Play in the sand&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Learn to play an instrument&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Pretend you know how to play an instrument and play anyway&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Write a poem&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Write a book&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Sing with your kids&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Tell jokes&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Make up a recipe and cook something&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;I&#39;m convinced that the world is lacking creative thinking.&amp;nbsp; Creative thinking sparks ideas.&amp;nbsp; Many a time when I&#39;m either taking or working on my photography, I spend that time thinking, praying, opening my mind to possibilities.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s easy.&amp;nbsp; I think if more people spent time doing that the world would be a much better place.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;2.&amp;nbsp; My second edict is simple.&amp;nbsp; Love.&amp;nbsp; Love those in your life.&amp;nbsp; Don&#39;t be afraid to show it either. &amp;nbsp;If there is anything that has shown me this, it has been this past year. &amp;nbsp;With all that has gone on, the love I have for my wife has grown stronger. &amp;nbsp;But also, the love that has been shown to us from our family and friends is what has gotten us through some very dark days. Love can conquer all &amp;nbsp;&quot;And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.&quot; &amp;nbsp;That is so damn true.&lt;br /&gt;3.&amp;nbsp; Dream big. Always.&amp;nbsp; Dreaming big&amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;never&lt;/b&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;hurts&lt;/b&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;anyone&lt;/b&gt;.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s free.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s what led me back to doing photography.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s what&#39;s driving the notion of the business called Andy Donaldson Photography.&amp;nbsp; Share that with your kids, too.&amp;nbsp; And if you are having problems with dreaming big, ask a kid for help.&amp;nbsp; They are good at it.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;4. &amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;GO WATCH A SUNSET OVER OPEN WATER&lt;/b&gt;, like a Great Lake or an ocean. &amp;nbsp;And if you&#39;re lucky, you&#39;ll do it when the moon is hanging over the water and casting it&#39;s light across it. &amp;nbsp;A true bonus is if there is another bright object hanging low in the sky like a planet and you can see the light from that shimmering across the water. &amp;nbsp;This past week I saw that and it was breathtaking. &amp;nbsp;You really should experience it.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;5. &amp;nbsp;In case you didn&#39;t get it with #2, I will repeat it here. &amp;nbsp;Love those in your life.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We are only on this rock for some many revolutions. Some are here longer, some are here shorter. We just don&#39;t know and have no guarantees whatsoever. &amp;nbsp;In the grand scheme of things it is just a flash. Stop screwing it up fellow humans. &amp;nbsp;Make it worth something for yourself and for those around you. Stop getting caught up in the latest arguments on social media. &amp;nbsp;Just life and make the lives or those around you better!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So there.&amp;nbsp; If you follow at least one of my edicts, then consider that your birthday gift to me and I will be appreciative. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/4861515825492535339/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=4861515825492535339&amp;isPopup=true' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/4861515825492535339'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/4861515825492535339'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2016/06/my-updated-birthday-edicts-obey_28.html' title='My updated birthday edicts! - OBEY!'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m7qdqCvDf8A/Uc2Lp70XtLI/AAAAAAAAYCw/Ga2HJXf6qJk/s72-c/obey.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-3239934636193181043</id><published>2016-04-14T19:14:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2016-05-17T12:02:57.988-04:00</updated><title type='text'>With my boots on</title><content type='html'>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VhxcZHSbTE4/VxAfd4xXiZI/AAAAAAAAgZQ/QIeCl5eF3_0XVmhvbC4Rzv2dYfkrp1i1ACLcB/s1600/IMG_1678.JPG&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VhxcZHSbTE4/VxAfd4xXiZI/AAAAAAAAgZQ/QIeCl5eF3_0XVmhvbC4Rzv2dYfkrp1i1ACLcB/s320/IMG_1678.JPG&quot; width=&quot;256&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Today wasn&#39;t the best of days. &amp;nbsp;After 17 years at the company I had been working for, my position was eliminated. &amp;nbsp;The writing had been on the wall for some time that changes and cuts were coming to all departments and with the migration away from the Notes/Domino stack, I knew it was a matter of time. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Well, times up. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;I truly hold no ill will to my former employers, they really are good people and a good company. &amp;nbsp;It&#39;s just surprising and sad when you get the news. &amp;nbsp;It&#39;s purely business. So now the question is, what next? &amp;nbsp;Anyone who reads this blog knows that the IBM social stack at least in my part of North America is an endangered species. &amp;nbsp;More and more companies are going &amp;nbsp;to or already have migrated to one of the other vendors in the collaboration and message space. &amp;nbsp;When I dedicated my career to IT, I jumped head first into it. &amp;nbsp;But, I didn&#39;t learn nor had the chance to get into other technologies. &amp;nbsp; I tried but there was always another project to be done or another issue that needed resolved. &amp;nbsp;I wonder if I&#39;ll even stay in IT as a career choice. &amp;nbsp;I have a lot of experience with messaging and mobile platforms and that&#39;s where my strengths are, so we will see. &amp;nbsp;I&#39;ll figure it out. &amp;nbsp;This isn&#39;t the end of the road, it&#39;s just the start of a new future for me. &amp;nbsp;I have a lot to offer and plan on offering it. &amp;nbsp;For the immediate future I will take a little bit of time and explore my photography business some more. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So for now I can say that I am no longer a Domino Administrator. &amp;nbsp;It&#39;s been a hell of a fun run. &amp;nbsp;I&#39;ve always loved the product and it&#39;s quirks. &amp;nbsp;But let&#39;s face it, it&#39;s time has past and it&#39;s time to move on. &amp;nbsp; I&#39;ll always be grateful for the people I&#39;ve met because of Lotus Notes/Domino. &amp;nbsp;Let&#39;s face it, Lotusphere&#39;s were as much of a family reunion as they were a technology conference.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;I can at least say that when I left today, I had my chin high and I walked away with my boots on.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;(Editors note - Any negative comments towards my former place of employment will not be tolerated and will be deleted. &amp;nbsp;Like I stated I truly hold no ill will towards them. &amp;nbsp;They are a great company with a great future ahead of them and I truly wish them well!)&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/3239934636193181043'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/3239934636193181043'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2016/04/with-my-boots-on.html' title='With my boots on'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VhxcZHSbTE4/VxAfd4xXiZI/AAAAAAAAgZQ/QIeCl5eF3_0XVmhvbC4Rzv2dYfkrp1i1ACLcB/s72-c/IMG_1678.JPG" height="72" width="72"/></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-7320238251934076106</id><published>2016-02-07T11:44:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2016-02-07T11:45:41.956-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Configuration Document"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Domino"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="SSL"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="STARTTLS"/><title type='text'>The Curious Case Of The Configuration Document</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Wow, had to blow the dust off of the old blog here so that I could share something I learned over the weekend. &amp;nbsp;And it was a bitter lesson, indeed.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Here&#39;s the scenario:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Had to stand up a new Domino server in my domain that would allow for SMTP traffic between us and our cloud based anti-spam/malware service. &amp;nbsp;A requirement of this mail flow topology is that the connectivity between my on-prem and cloud solution must have TLS connectivity. &amp;nbsp;Okay, not a big deal, right? &amp;nbsp;Well, it didn&#39;t work out that smooth.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;First, I followed Gab&#39;s steps on how to create a secure &lt;a href=&quot;http://turtleblog.info/2015/06/22/creating-sha-2-4096-ssl-certificates-for-domino/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;SSL certificate with Domino&lt;/a&gt;. &amp;nbsp;Yes, Gab is awesome for writing these steps up. &amp;nbsp;Then, I went through and followed the standards that I&lt;a href=&quot;http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21108352&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;BM has had set for years&lt;/a&gt; on setting your configuration document up to allow for TLS to work. &amp;nbsp;Okay, no worries, right? &amp;nbsp;Well just like in life, things don&#39;t always work the way you want them to. &amp;nbsp;When we started testing of the mail flow, we were getting repeated messages from the vendor in the cloud that they Domino server was not allowing for a STARTTLS session. &amp;nbsp;So I opened a ticket with IBM, I opened a ticket with the vendor, I had people at work much more knowledgeable then me try to hack into the servers connection and they were able to get a STARTTLS, but nothing I did with anyone , vendor, consultant worked. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;And that&#39;s when it hit me.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;I deleted the configuration document for that particular Domino server, replicated that delete around, then went back in and recreated it from scratch. &amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;&lt;u&gt;Brand new document&lt;/u&gt;.&lt;/b&gt;&amp;nbsp; Made sure all my settings were set correctly, (based on the IBM doc and a server that is already doing this in my enviroment), and then walked away from it for a while. &amp;nbsp;After a bit, I started seeing STARTTLS, (we had logging on), start flashing across my server console. &amp;nbsp;Yes Virgina, there is a STARTTLS Santa Claus! &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So, why did that work? &amp;nbsp;The simple answer is, I don&#39;t know. &amp;nbsp;It&#39;s Domino. &amp;nbsp;Domino, while it&#39;s a powerful server platform, does fall prey at times to corruption in documents. &amp;nbsp;My thought was creating a brand new server config document from the ground up may help. &amp;nbsp;In this case it did.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;My word to the wise, when all else fails, go back to the basics and start over. &amp;nbsp;In this case, it paid off and we are securely communicating.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/7320238251934076106/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=7320238251934076106&amp;isPopup=true' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/7320238251934076106'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/7320238251934076106'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-curious-case-of-configuration.html' title='The Curious Case Of The Configuration Document'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-5889697619917861453</id><published>2015-08-14T22:28:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2015-08-14T22:28:47.875-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Lotus Notes Traveler"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="SHA-2"/><title type='text'>A friendly reminder about iOS9, Traveler and self-signed certificates on Domino </title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Hey gang! It&#39;s your old pal Andy here with a friendly reminder on the 12th anniversary of the old House O&#39; Blog. &amp;nbsp;If you have a IBM Traveler server running and you are using a self-signed certificate on the Domino portion of the server, you better make sure you fix that before iOS9 launches! &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;One of the features that iOS9 offers is that if you make an HTTPS call to a server, any server, and the certificate of that server is not signed by a trusted authority the connection will fail. &amp;nbsp;I verified that today when I upgraded one of my test devices to beta iOS9 and validated my assumption. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;But if you&#39;re like me and have had issues with getting certs to work in Domino in the past, you might be a little gun-shy about getting a signed cert, especially one that really protects you with SHA-2 protection, fear not! &amp;nbsp;The lovely and awesome &lt;a href=&quot;http://turtleblog.info/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Gab Davis&lt;/a&gt; has put together an awesome step-by-step how to on creating that very protective cert and you can find the instructions &lt;a href=&quot;http://turtleblog.info/2015/06/22/creating-sha-2-4096-ssl-certificates-for-domino/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;right here&lt;/a&gt;! &amp;nbsp;So don&#39;t wait around too long. &amp;nbsp;It&#39;s likely iOS9 will be officially announced at Apple&#39;s September 9th love fest. &amp;nbsp;Now go, get to cert-ing!&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/5889697619917861453/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=5889697619917861453&amp;isPopup=true' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/5889697619917861453'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/5889697619917861453'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2015/08/a-friendly-reminder-about-ios9-traveler.html' title='A friendly reminder about iOS9, Traveler and self-signed certificates on Domino '/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-8729105771798185373</id><published>2015-06-28T11:38:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2015-06-28T11:38:08.663-04:00</updated><title type='text'>My Birthday Edicts - Obey!!! (Updated!)</title><content type='html'>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m7qdqCvDf8A/Uc2Lp70XtLI/AAAAAAAAYCw/Ga2HJXf6qJk/s264/obey.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m7qdqCvDf8A/Uc2Lp70XtLI/AAAAAAAAYCw/Ga2HJXf6qJk/s264/obey.jpg&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;(&lt;i&gt;Two years ago, I wrote this blog post as I was feeling reflective on my life. I have updated it with a few new things&lt;/i&gt;)&lt;br /&gt;So today I celebrate the 46th anniversary of my birth.&amp;nbsp; Still am amazed I made it this far.&amp;nbsp; But with the love of a good women at your side, two wonderful kids and two ornery Beagles, it&#39;s not all that hard.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;But this morning after I awoke, I had a revelation.&amp;nbsp; One day, the birthdays for me will end.&amp;nbsp; Okay, I&#39;m not saying that to be morbid, so stick with me here.&amp;nbsp; But yes, one day I will slip loose from this mortal coil and no longer be &quot;here&quot;.&amp;nbsp; Okay, a little heavy, yes.&amp;nbsp; So that has led me to come up with my &quot;Birthday Edicts&quot; for you all to obey here-forth.&amp;nbsp; So here we go.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;1.&amp;nbsp; From here on out, it is expected of you and deemed necessary that you spend at least some part of your day, every day, doing something creative.&amp;nbsp; Something.&amp;nbsp; Anything.&amp;nbsp; Be creative with your creativeness.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;Take a picture with your cell phone&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Take a picture with your camera&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Draw a picture&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Color a picture&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Mold something out of clay&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Play in the sand&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Learn to play an instrument&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Pretend you know how to play an instrument and play anyway&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Write a poem&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Write a book&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Sing with your kids&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Tell jokes&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;I&#39;m convinced that the world is lacking creative thinking.&amp;nbsp; Creative thinking sparks ideas.&amp;nbsp; Many a time when I&#39;m either taking or working on my photography, I spend that time thinking, praying, opening my mind to possibilities.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s easy.&amp;nbsp; I think if more people spent time doing that the world would be a much better place.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;2.&amp;nbsp; My second edict is simple.&amp;nbsp; Love.&amp;nbsp; Love those in your life.&amp;nbsp; Don&#39;t be afraid to show it either.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;and&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;3.&amp;nbsp; Dream big. Always.&amp;nbsp; Dreaming big&amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;never&lt;/b&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;hurts&lt;/b&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;anyone&lt;/b&gt;.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s free.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s what led me back to doing photography.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s what&#39;s driving the notion of the business called Andy Donaldson Photography.&amp;nbsp; Share that with your kids, too.&amp;nbsp; And if you are having problems with dreaming big, ask a kid for help.&amp;nbsp; They are good at it.&lt;br /&gt;4. &amp;nbsp;&lt;b&gt;GO WATCH A SUNSET OVER OPEN WATER&lt;/b&gt;, like a Great Lake or an ocean. &amp;nbsp;And if you&#39;re lucky, you&#39;ll do it when the moon is hanging over the water and casting it&#39;s light across it. &amp;nbsp;A true bonus is if there is another bright object hanging low in the sky like a planet and you can see the light from that shimmering across the water. &amp;nbsp;This past week I saw that and it was breathtaking. &amp;nbsp;You really should experience it.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;5. &amp;nbsp;In case you didn&#39;t get it with #2, I will repeat it here. &amp;nbsp;Love those in your life.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We are only on this rock for some many revolutions. Some are here longer, some are here shorter. &amp;nbsp;In the grand scheme of things it is just a flash. &amp;nbsp;Stop screwing it up fellow humans. &amp;nbsp;Make it worth something for yourself and for those around you. &amp;nbsp;Stop getting caught up in the latest arguments on social media. &amp;nbsp;Just life and make the lives or those around you better!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So there.&amp;nbsp; If you follow at least one of my edicts, then consider that your birthday gift to me and I will be appreciative. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/8729105771798185373/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=8729105771798185373&amp;isPopup=true' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/8729105771798185373'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/8729105771798185373'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2015/06/my-birthday-edicts-obey-updated.html' title='My Birthday Edicts - Obey!!! (Updated!)'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m7qdqCvDf8A/Uc2Lp70XtLI/AAAAAAAAYCw/Ga2HJXf6qJk/s72-c/obey.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-2474017198558508602</id><published>2015-06-11T10:32:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2015-06-11T10:32:59.201-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Issues with IBM Verse (Traveler) App</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Feels a little weird being in here. Haven&#39;t blogged in a while. &amp;nbsp;Smells kind of musty. Better open a window.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;There. That&#39;s better.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Hey kids, Andy here with a brand new blog update. &amp;nbsp;Seems that last week our pals over at IBM decided that the Traveler app for Android devices needed a new coat of paint and a shiny new name. &amp;nbsp;Yup, they went ahead and called the latest update to the app Verse (insert heavenly angelic chorus here). &amp;nbsp;That&#39;s all fine and good, but, soon after the update hit Google Play, people started hitting our Help Desk with issues that when they go to set up Verse,&amp;nbsp;(insert heavenly angelic chorus here), and follow through the steps to put in their server information and credentials, they are given a white screen and nothing happens. &amp;nbsp;No mail synce, no Verse, (insert heavenly angelic chorus here), home screen....nothing.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;We did find that if they remove the Verse, (insert heavenly angelic chorus here), app, install an older version of the Traveler app for the Android and configure that, they are able to connect. &amp;nbsp;We also saw that if the user had already had Traveler on their Android and updated to Verse,&amp;nbsp;(insert heavenly angelic chorus here), then that worked just fine to. It was only fresh new installs that were having the problem of the white screen of death! &amp;nbsp;I reached out to IBM today and opened an ESR about it. &amp;nbsp;I heard back rather quickly that they are aware of the issue and sent me a link to a beta download of Verse, (it&#39;s old, not doing that anymore), and the new beta version was able to install on a fresh Android without any problems. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Not sure if anyone else has seen this or not, but wanted to share because along with the Verse issues, we&#39;ve also seen numerous issues with Samsung Verizon devices getting all boned up after a software upgrade from Verizon and we thought that the two issues were related. &amp;nbsp;For now our work around includes having the user completely remove the Verse app, emailing the old Traveler apk to their GMail account and having them set that up, then do the upgrade to Verse if they want. &amp;nbsp;The version of the troubled Verse client that we are seeing this on is&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;IBM Verse version 9.0.1.4&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;201506041639&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;I am waiting to hear back from IBM on when they are going to release the updated Verse app to the Google Play store and have not yet heard back.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Well, that&#39;s it for now. Back to other things.&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/2474017198558508602/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=2474017198558508602&amp;isPopup=true' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/2474017198558508602'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/2474017198558508602'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2015/06/issues-with-ibm-verse-traveler-app.html' title='Issues with IBM Verse (Traveler) App'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-6391556295054713882</id><published>2015-03-16T12:14:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2015-03-16T12:14:56.602-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Binary Tree"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="CMT"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Domino"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mail Migration"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="PST"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Single Item Recovery"/><title type='text'>The horrors of migrating to Domino when Single Item Recovery is in use on Exchange</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Here&#39;s a new one for ya, true believers.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;The past couple of weeks I have been involved with migrating email users from a recent acquisition my company made to Domino from Exchange. &amp;nbsp;This is a process I have done &lt;b&gt;&lt;u&gt;many&lt;/u&gt;&lt;/b&gt; times in the past and when using CMT from Binary Tree, it&#39;s a very straight forward but drawn out task. However, this time posed a bigger challenge. One that I have never encountered before. &amp;nbsp;And it was a pain.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Like migrations in the past, I&#39;ve relied on someone who understands the dark arts of Exchange to supply me with a .PST copy of the mail files for each of the users. &amp;nbsp;This migration was no different and I had a support person on site do that for me. &amp;nbsp;But after migration was done, I was getting a lot of reports that peoples calendars were all buggered up. &amp;nbsp;Upon investigation, I looked at a users Notes calendar and saw something similar to this:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O6n7ioh3Z0w/VQbtFONGYHI/AAAAAAAAfrI/CqGSwCOQrDc/s1600/calendarserrors.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O6n7ioh3Z0w/VQbtFONGYHI/AAAAAAAAfrI/CqGSwCOQrDc/s1600/calendarserrors.png&quot; height=&quot;284&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Ya. &amp;nbsp;That doesn&#39;t look right, does it?&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;But when I opened their .PST file in Outlook, those repeating calendar items were only in there once. &amp;nbsp;I also noticed that in the .PST files, there were also folders called &quot;Recoverable Items&quot;. &amp;nbsp;Have never seen that before in my migrations, it was off to the interwebs! &amp;nbsp;After consulting Google, I found the answer. &amp;nbsp;The Exchange server was set up to use &lt;b&gt;Single Item Recovery&lt;/b&gt;, (&lt;i&gt;you can read more about it &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.simple-talk.com/sysadmin/exchange/single-item-recovery/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;. The more you know!)&lt;/i&gt;. &amp;nbsp;In Exchange,&amp;nbsp;Single Item Recovery&amp;nbsp;is a function that allows users to&amp;nbsp;delete and edit things in their mail file while keeping a copy of everything they do tucked away in a &quot;dumpster&quot;. &amp;nbsp;As what normally happens with calendar entries, there were a lot of edits to those repeating meetings, so when the onsite tech person did a standard migration to a .PST it included all of the &quot;dumpster&quot; data with it. &amp;nbsp;When CMT opened the .PST and started the migration tasks, it saw the information in those Recoverable Items folders and acted upon it like any other data, hence all of the deleted emails and calendar entries were merged into the Domino mail file and caused a mess. &amp;nbsp;Harrumph.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Luckily, CMT has a great function that keeps track of all the migrated items and will remove them from Domino if needed. &amp;nbsp;I had to go through and do that for all those users. &amp;nbsp;I then posed the question to Binary Tree if there was some way to do the migration without migrating anything in the Recoverable Items folders but was told that it can&#39;t. &amp;nbsp;CMT will do anything in the .PST.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So after some more Googling, the team found the the magic key. &amp;nbsp;The .PST&#39;s needed to be generated with the following Powershell command.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;b&gt;New-MailboxExportRequest -Mailbox UserName -ExcludeDumpster:$True -FilePath \\filelocation\UserName.pst&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: x-small;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Once my onsite&amp;nbsp;person&amp;nbsp;migrated the Exchange data to new .PST files, they now didn&#39;t contain that &quot;dumpster&quot; data and were then migrated into Domino just fine. &amp;nbsp;Whew. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So if there is ever an instance in my future where I have to migrate a .PST to Domino, the first question I&#39;m going to ask is is Single Item Recovery is in use. &amp;nbsp;And if there is ever an instance where you have to do a migration, never overlook this either.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/6391556295054713882/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=6391556295054713882&amp;isPopup=true' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/6391556295054713882'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/6391556295054713882'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-horrors-of-migrating-to-domino-when.html' title='The horrors of migrating to Domino when Single Item Recovery is in use on Exchange'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O6n7ioh3Z0w/VQbtFONGYHI/AAAAAAAAfrI/CqGSwCOQrDc/s72-c/calendarserrors.png" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-5704175329956153969</id><published>2015-02-05T20:18:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2015-02-05T20:18:39.414-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="#IBMConnectED"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="#LS15"/><title type='text'>Don&#39;t cry because it&#39;s over. Smile because it happened.</title><content type='html'>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VeBlNXTmWG4/VMllqbbhKhI/AAAAAAAAfmU/ypqaVbqX8pM/s1600/_MG_9309.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VeBlNXTmWG4/VMllqbbhKhI/AAAAAAAAfmU/ypqaVbqX8pM/s1600/_MG_9309.jpg&quot; height=&quot;425&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;(And now it&#39;s time for some rambling thoughts)&lt;br /&gt;Prior to this year, every January for 12 years I have spent a week of my life away from work and the family and traveled to this place. &amp;nbsp;And in that time spent there, I learned a great many things. I also met a great many people. &amp;nbsp;Many of which I consider good friends. &amp;nbsp;These are people from all over the world that normally I would never have met otherwise. &amp;nbsp;We all come from different backgrounds and and have differences that possibly may have never led us to meet one another. &amp;nbsp;But here, we all came together, learned, laughed, argued, sang and stayed up too late only to get up early the next morning and do it all over again. &amp;nbsp;All for a specific brand of software and its related products. &amp;nbsp;Yes, a piece of computer software brought us together under a common banner, but there was much more to it. &amp;nbsp;A community sprung up that has always amazed me. &amp;nbsp;We were social before social was cool. We constantly share information with each other, are always there to have each others back when needed. &amp;nbsp;It&#39;s truly an incredibly unique thing in the software industry. &amp;nbsp;I often talk to others at work about it and they just don&#39;t seem to get it. &amp;nbsp;That&#39;s fine. &amp;nbsp;I think people just have a hard time thinking that something like this just exist. &amp;nbsp;But it does. &lt;br /&gt;This year, it was pretty much written in stone that I wasn&#39;t going to be able to attend. &amp;nbsp;But that didn&#39;t stop Mat Newman from coming up with a plan to get me there. At least to visit. He executed the plan, members of the community backed that plan and I went. &amp;nbsp;I&#39;m still amazed at the generosity and awesomeness of everyone involved. &amp;nbsp;So with little warning I was off for my 13th January trip to Orlando. &amp;nbsp;But this time, I didn&#39;t attend the conference as an attendee, I was there to visit and to take pictures. &amp;nbsp;I was there for my business, not the &quot;day job&quot;. &amp;nbsp; It was an odd experience to just be there while everything was going on. &amp;nbsp;I still found my way into a few things however. It was odd being there, being part of it, but still not a part of it. &amp;nbsp;Walking around following the same paths that I&#39;ve followed in the years before, but not being able to get into things. &amp;nbsp;It was liberating in a sense. &amp;nbsp;While I was there to work for my own business, I didn&#39;t have to worry about &quot;the day job&quot; business. &amp;nbsp;So, I got to sit, talk and fully enjoy the time I had with these people. &amp;nbsp;Sure, &quot;day job&quot; related topics came up and were discussed, but it was relaxed and not &quot;I have to do this for my overlords!&quot; &lt;br /&gt;I will always cherish this trip over all the others before for these reasons.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;Having a message on my phone when I got off the plane from Devin making sure I had a place to stay.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Rooming with a handsy Australian.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Taking pictures of many people.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Sitting and just talking with people, (Carl, Andrew, Alan, John, Kathy, many others)&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Being &quot;stuck&quot; and extra day thanks to the blizzard.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Singing with Ray.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Meeting Steve McDonagh&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Many, many other moments.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The future of a conference held in January in Orlando is uncertain. &amp;nbsp;My future still holds many changes as well with my role at work. &amp;nbsp;But again, I&#39;m okay with it. &amp;nbsp;Change is good, needed and unavoidable. &lt;br /&gt;So if this was my last trip along the yellow fantastic, I won&#39;t cry because it&#39;s over. &amp;nbsp;I&#39;m going to smile because for 13 years straight, it happened.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;Thank you&lt;/b&gt;, again, to &lt;u&gt;all those involved&lt;/u&gt;, (pictured or not), that had a hand in getting me to Orlando.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iTuHNI38HdM/VNQVSNePAZI/AAAAAAAAfm8/eGI__SOCe78/s1600/export-collage.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iTuHNI38HdM/VNQVSNePAZI/AAAAAAAAfm8/eGI__SOCe78/s1600/export-collage.jpg&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/5704175329956153969/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=5704175329956153969&amp;isPopup=true' title='4 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/5704175329956153969'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/5704175329956153969'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2015/02/dont-cry-because-its-over-smile-because.html' title='Don&#39;t cry because it&#39;s over. Smile because it happened.'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VeBlNXTmWG4/VMllqbbhKhI/AAAAAAAAfmU/ypqaVbqX8pM/s72-c/_MG_9309.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>4</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-22832319090600549</id><published>2015-01-21T21:22:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2015-01-21T21:22:04.355-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="#LS15"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="IBMConnectED"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Lotusphere 2015"/><title type='text'>Andy&#39;s Guide To......</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;At 2 PM today, this appeared on my Facebook messenger&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OtyZhmIX-9o/VMBafbRnOsI/AAAAAAAAfl8/2DTd1FobkWw/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2015-01-21%2Bat%2B6.33.40%2BPM.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OtyZhmIX-9o/VMBafbRnOsI/AAAAAAAAfl8/2DTd1FobkWw/s1600/Screen%2BShot%2B2015-01-21%2Bat%2B6.33.40%2BPM.png&quot; height=&quot;48&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;I won&#39;t go into the details here about what the next couple of hours had in store for me, but suffice it to say, a lot of incredible happened. &amp;nbsp;Yes Virginia, I will be in Orlando this year. &amp;nbsp;At least for a couple of days. &amp;nbsp;I won&#39;t be attending ConnectED as an attendee, however. &amp;nbsp;I will be down there to fulfill client request for headshot photos. &amp;nbsp;Aside from being a Domino Admin at a local Fortune 500 company, I do after all &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.andydphotography.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;have a photography business&lt;/a&gt;. &amp;nbsp;So now that I&#39;m going to be onsite during the launch of what many, (including myself), feel is the last premier event for individuals of the IBM/Lotus stack, I have a few tips to pass along to make this years event everything that it could be for you.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;ol&gt;&lt;li&gt;First, review last years &quot;&lt;a href=&quot;http://blog.macian.net/2014/01/andys-guide-to-connect-o-sphere-2014.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Andy&#39;s Guide to Connect-o-sphere 2014&lt;/a&gt;&quot;. &amp;nbsp;Not much has changed on my advice. Lotusphere 2015 has a lot to offer you as an technical professional in the ICS world. &amp;nbsp;Go, drink from the firehose of knowledge and collaboration!&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Second, meet people and make friends. &amp;nbsp;Connect, (see what I did there), with others in this field. &amp;nbsp;There are people here that we only see IRL once a year. &amp;nbsp;Cherish that. &amp;nbsp;Enjoy that. &amp;nbsp;Make those connections that can last a lifetime.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Lastly, if this is the last late January event held at the Swan/Dolphin, let&#39;s not make this a wake where we beat our chests and wail to the heavens. &amp;nbsp;Lets go out with a bang! &amp;nbsp;Let&#39;s let the heavens know that we were there. &amp;nbsp;That something great happened there. &amp;nbsp;And let&#39;s have fun. &amp;nbsp;Last year I ended my wrap-up blog post with the idea of &quot;See ya&#39;all down the road&quot;. &amp;nbsp;Well, that road lead me back to there. &amp;nbsp;You NEVER know in this world where the road will take you and sometimes you will just be amazed when it leads someplace great.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ol&gt;So there you have it. &amp;nbsp;I look forward to seeing as many of you down there that I can. &amp;nbsp;I&#39;l be around. &amp;nbsp;Just look for the big guy with the camera around his neck.</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/22832319090600549/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=22832319090600549&amp;isPopup=true' title='2 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/22832319090600549'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/22832319090600549'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2015/01/andys-guide-to.html' title='Andy&#39;s Guide To......'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OtyZhmIX-9o/VMBafbRnOsI/AAAAAAAAfl8/2DTd1FobkWw/s72-c/Screen%2BShot%2B2015-01-21%2Bat%2B6.33.40%2BPM.png" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>2</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-1810478892190566147</id><published>2015-01-16T13:02:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2015-01-16T13:02:14.762-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Lotus Traveler"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traveler"/><title type='text'>Does Traveler have an issue with the Domino Domain?</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;This blog post is going to serve two purposes. &amp;nbsp;First, to give a heads up of something I ran into this week. &amp;nbsp;Secondly, if someone has seen this before, to give me a smack on the back of the head and and tell me that this is a known issue. &amp;nbsp;So here goes.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;This week we were in the process of adding new mobile users onto our MDM system where Traveler is the endpoint for their mobile mail. &amp;nbsp;Like most other organizations I&#39;m sure, we use groups to secure who can and cannot access the Traveler server. &amp;nbsp;During setup it was discovered that these users were not in one of the groups that Traveler users are assigned to, so, I added them in. &amp;nbsp;Since they are all on the same OU, I went into the Domino Directory, located those users, copied them out as a table and pasted it into Excel and then extracted their Domino email address from the column and pasted their addresses into the proper group. &amp;nbsp;I then saved the group out, replicated to my Domino server, did a &lt;b&gt;show nlcache reset &lt;/b&gt;command on the Traveler server&amp;nbsp;and informed the support staff that mail on the mobile device should work now. &amp;nbsp;After about a half hour, I started hearing reports that they still were not getting mail on the mobile devices. &amp;nbsp;To troubleshoot, I opened a browser and went to the Traveler server to try and log in with the users name and password. &amp;nbsp;While I didn&#39;t capture the exact error message, it told me that it couldn&#39;t access the users mail on their server. &amp;nbsp;The same message one gets if the users name is not in a security group or listed in the allow field for the Traveler server. &amp;nbsp;Wasn&#39;t making any sense. &amp;nbsp;I went into the Domino group to double check they were in there and that&#39;s when it stood out to me.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Normally are users are added in one at a time, so selecting them off the pick list is a straight forward process. Find them, click Add, click OK, save and close the group. &amp;nbsp;But like I said, these users were added in by my short cutting the process and pasting in their addresses. &amp;nbsp;When it pasted, it pasted the username in there with the @Domain at the end like is displayed in the People view of the Domino Directory.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Example: User [email protected]&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;For fun, I removed all of the @Domains at the end of the peoples names, saved the group again, replicated again to the Traveler server, issued another &lt;b&gt;show nlcache reset&lt;/b&gt; and after a few minutes attempted to access their Traveler accounts via a browser. &amp;nbsp;It worked!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So when I had a few minutes after that fun, I tried to see if I could replicate that behavior on my account. &amp;nbsp;I went to my Traveler test server, added the domain of my organization to my username, saved and closed, did the same steps above and when I tried to access me on the test server, it still worked. &amp;nbsp;So my only thought is that on initial setup it doesn&#39;t like the @Domain listed.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So what say you, Yellowsphere. &amp;nbsp;You ever see something like this?&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/1810478892190566147/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=1810478892190566147&amp;isPopup=true' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/1810478892190566147'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/1810478892190566147'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2015/01/does-traveler-have-issue-with-domino.html' title='Does Traveler have an issue with the Domino Domain?'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-686854540199071547</id><published>2015-01-09T11:26:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2015-01-09T11:26:25.543-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Unable to find where I am in Sametime</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Had an issue crop up this morning that is worth a share. &amp;nbsp;For some oddball reason, I noticed that my geographic location was not working in Sametime. &amp;nbsp;Normally haven&#39;t noticed it, but with working from home today I thought it would be nice if someone was looking for me. &amp;nbsp;I went into the Sametime-Geographic Location section of the Preferences menu and tried to adjust the settings there. &amp;nbsp;Wouldn&#39;t take. &amp;nbsp;When I looked at the &quot;Show Advanced View&quot; option of the screen, I noticed that The Subnet and MAC Address fields we not populated like they normally would be either. &amp;nbsp;Time to open a PMR!&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;The helpful IBM representative gave me the key to finding the information. &amp;nbsp;When I looked in the &lt;b&gt;Domino Directory-Web-Internet Sites-Web SSO Configuration: LtpaToken&lt;/b&gt; document, I noticed that my Sametime Community Server was missing from the list of participating servers. &amp;nbsp;I added the server name to the list and replicated the Domino Directory over to the Sametime Community server. &amp;nbsp;I didn&#39;t think it would take until I did a reboot of the server. &amp;nbsp;Wrong. &amp;nbsp;After about 15 minutes, I got the notification that I was in a new geographic location and I should update that. &amp;nbsp;Went in, changed the default one to my home location, the Subnet and MAC Address fields were populated as well, saved it out and I was good to go. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So if you cannot have Sametime tell you where you are, check out this link to help with that.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21643370&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21643370&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/686854540199071547/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=686854540199071547&amp;isPopup=true' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/686854540199071547'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/686854540199071547'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2015/01/unable-to-find-where-i-am-in-sametime.html' title='Unable to find where I am in Sametime'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-5704264975608732303</id><published>2014-12-13T14:13:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2014-12-13T14:13:00.451-05:00</updated><title type='text'>Andy&#39;s Guide to (dis)ConnectED2015!</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Every year about this time, I sit down in front of my computer and bang out my guide and tips for making your yearly journey to the holy land of collaborative awesomeness, Lotusphere. &amp;nbsp;(&lt;i&gt;You can &lt;a href=&quot;http://blog.macian.net/search?q=Andy%27s+Guide&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;click here&lt;/a&gt; to see all of the past years write-ups.&lt;/i&gt;) &amp;nbsp;Well, it used to be called Lotusphere, but over the past couple of years it&#39;s had a bit of an identity crisis. &amp;nbsp;This coming January it has once again had a change of name and is called ConnectED. &amp;nbsp;Okay, no problem. But this year for the first time since &amp;nbsp;I started going in 2003, I will not be able to attend. &amp;nbsp;There are many reasons why, but none of which I will get into here. &amp;nbsp;It&#39;s not from a lack of wanting to, I can assure you of that. &amp;nbsp;But, I will be dis-ConnectED. &amp;nbsp;See what I did there.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Anyways, from what I am reading on the interwebs, this year&#39;s conference is going to be like no other held at the end of January in Orlando. &amp;nbsp;It&#39;s going to be a lot different. &amp;nbsp;It&#39;s going to be more technical and back on point to the ICS stack. That&#39;s a good thing. &amp;nbsp;But, it&#39;s going to be a whole lot smaller. &amp;nbsp;Ends Wednesday instead of Thursday. &amp;nbsp;Only going to be held in the Swan and not both the Swan and Dolphin. &amp;nbsp;No big Monday morning OGS production like in years past. &amp;nbsp;More like a user group then the grandiose event we&#39;ve come to know. &amp;nbsp;Not even a big trip to a local theme park. &lt;br /&gt;Like others have speculated and I have been thinking for some time, this will probably be the last time we see a January event in Orlando at the Swan and Dolphin. &amp;nbsp;Times and things change. &amp;nbsp;But it&#39;s been a good run, hasn&#39;t it? &amp;nbsp;I&#39;m not going to beat my chest and cry foul at IBM over this. &amp;nbsp;A lot of organizations that have attended over the years have moved on, unfortunately, so the numbers are down and can&#39;t support the event like in the past. &amp;nbsp; So this year, there will be no official guide for this. But I will say this. &amp;nbsp;If you have a chance to go, drink in all the useful and awesome information that&#39;s available there. &amp;nbsp;Make connections with others. &amp;nbsp;The Yellowverse is such a dynamic group of individuals that have always been willing to help out without question. &amp;nbsp;It&#39;s a great thing. &amp;nbsp;I think &lt;a href=&quot;http://turtleblog.info/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Mrs. Davis&lt;/a&gt; put it VERY properly on a comment on her Facebook this week with regards to Lotusphere and it&#39;s attendees:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;blockquote class=&quot;tr_bq&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;background-color: #f6f7f8; color: #141823; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, &#39;lucida grande&#39;, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 15.3599996566772px; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;I think the strength in this community was in the love of the product and what it did - not the blind devotion to a brand.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;I can&#39;t agree with that more.&lt;br /&gt;So, if you&#39;re going, enjoy. &amp;nbsp;I&#39;ll be sitting in Ohio watching from afar and will hoist at least one for y&#39;all during the week.&lt;br /&gt;(&lt;i&gt;But if IBM needs an event photographer and is willing to cover travel, food and lodging expenses, you know who to talk to. &amp;nbsp;Just sayin.&lt;/i&gt;)&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/5704264975608732303/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=5704264975608732303&amp;isPopup=true' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/5704264975608732303'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/5704264975608732303'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2014/12/andys-guide-to-disconnected2015.html' title='Andy&#39;s Guide to (dis)ConnectED2015!'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-5967286623488952697</id><published>2014-06-09T21:08:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2014-06-10T12:01:14.305-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Adios Domino"/><title type='text'>Another one bites the dust.</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;I&#39;ve been feeling it coming for a long time now.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;The eventuality that my days as a full time Domino Administrator coming to a close.&amp;nbsp; I&#39;ve known for some time at work, (past couple of years), that there has been a lot of conversation about migrating away from the Domino stack.&amp;nbsp; At first I fought it.&amp;nbsp; Nobody listened.&amp;nbsp; Nobody cared.&amp;nbsp; No help from IBM either.&amp;nbsp; As far as I&#39;m concerned, they gave up on us as a customer a long time ago. Haven&#39;t heard from my rep in months.&amp;nbsp; So why fight it.&amp;nbsp; My mantra this past year has been, &quot;100 years from now, ain&#39;t nobody going to care about who managed an email system at a Fortune 500 company in Ohio.&quot; A couple weeks back I tweeted out:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;js-tweet-text tweet-text&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Getting that &quot;I&#39;ve backed the wrong horse feeling&quot; a lot today.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;context&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;a class=&quot;with-icn js-action-reply js-tooltip&quot; data-modal=&quot;tweet-reply&quot; data-original-title=&quot;&quot; href=&quot;https://twitter.com/AndyDonaldson_/status/465890013776195584#&quot; role=&quot;button&quot;&gt;        &lt;/a&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;That horse has been a Yellow one.&amp;nbsp; I&#39;ve realized that if I ever wanted to make a change in scenery with the day job, I would have to move.&amp;nbsp; Either Cleveland, Pittsburgh or Columbus.&amp;nbsp; Moving is not something that Denise, the kids or I want to do.&amp;nbsp; We love where we live.&amp;nbsp; It was odd a couple weeks later after tweeting that that my boss called me into her office.&amp;nbsp; I was being given an opportunity at work, I took it.&amp;nbsp; I&#39;m going to train someone new and make the majority of my time at work be on the network side of things. &amp;nbsp; Don&#39;t know a whole lot about the ins and outs of that but there is more room for growth then in my current position and they are willing to train me.&amp;nbsp; I&#39;ve spent so much of my professional career dealing with Notes/Domino and mobile messaging, I haven&#39;t invested a lot into other areas of my day job career.&amp;nbsp; So I figure now is a good time.&amp;nbsp; I&#39;ll still have my hands in plenty of Domino from time to time but, I have something else to focus on that if something drastic were to change at the office, I would be in a better place then the one I&#39;m in now. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Am I sad?&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;A bit.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Would still love to have 6 numbers appear, then I can say to hell with it all and just do the photography thing. But that is unlikely to happen.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;It&#39;s been a fun ride in the Yellow Bubble.&amp;nbsp; Made lots of great friends and relationships over the years that have really made me feel that I was a part of something great.&amp;nbsp; I doubt I will ever find that with another group of passionate people.&amp;nbsp; That&#39;s what I will miss the most.&amp;nbsp; Well that and Orlando in January singing &quot;I got you babe&quot;.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So, that&#39;s it for now.&amp;nbsp; I haven&#39;t posted a whole lot of Notes/Domino stuff on this site for a LONG time.&amp;nbsp; Will likely be even less now.&amp;nbsp; May just go back and make this a personal blog.&amp;nbsp; Doubt it though.&amp;nbsp; The personal stuff usually lands over on the photo site.&amp;nbsp; So, if you want to see what I&#39;m up to, follow me on Facebook on my &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.facebook.com/macian&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;personal page&lt;/a&gt; or the &lt;a href=&quot;https://www.facebook.com/AndyDonaldsonPhotography&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;business site&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So that&#39;s it for now.&amp;nbsp; Onward and upward.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;u style=&quot;font-weight: bold;&quot;&gt;JUST TO BE CLEAR:&lt;/u&gt;&amp;nbsp;I have not been involved in any conversations with others at my place of employment about ANY decisions, etc about strategy. &amp;nbsp;But in my opinion, the writing is on the wall. &amp;nbsp;So there is no date/time/whatever set about migrating to anything. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/5967286623488952697'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/5967286623488952697'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2014/06/another-one-bites-dust.html' title='Another one bites the dust.'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-3849083889794931444</id><published>2014-04-25T05:00:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2014-04-25T05:00:05.694-04:00</updated><title type='text'>17 years. 16 an honest man.</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8ooYlHmQSso/U1mVK0BgWSI/AAAAAAAAbrE/pBgvaN20JZw/s1600/IMG_2016.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8ooYlHmQSso/U1mVK0BgWSI/AAAAAAAAbrE/pBgvaN20JZw/s1600/IMG_2016.jpg&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; width=&quot;300&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Back before the turn of the century, I didn&#39;t know what I wanted in the world. &amp;nbsp;I thought I did and that took me down many roads. &amp;nbsp;But most of the time, it was roads that others had already paved. &amp;nbsp;I hadn&#39;t made any of my own. &amp;nbsp;I was at a crossroads in life I felt. &amp;nbsp;I was on the verge of making a decision to either sticking it out in Ohio, or move back to Michigan and live in my parents basement to start over. I was looking for answers on a direction in life and that&#39;s when I decided to look upwards for an answer. &amp;nbsp;I found a 10 day novena online one day and decided to do that. &amp;nbsp;My prayer was simple: What am I to do? &amp;nbsp;With Grandma Crowley&#39;s rosary in hand, I set out to find the answers.&lt;br /&gt;Those were the days when the Internet was young, new and exciting. This new idea of online personal ads seemed like an interesting concept, so I gave it a try. What would it hurt if I tried this new option in dating while things get sorted out? &amp;nbsp;I wasn&#39;t looking for anything serious after having been in a couple screwy relationships. &amp;nbsp;So I did. &amp;nbsp;I answered an ad for a young women who, as the ad said, lived in Canton, OH. &amp;nbsp;Canton wasn&#39;t that far from where I was living in Kent, so why not. &amp;nbsp;Well, that young women replied. We got to talking over email and that led to phone calls and eventually to meet.&lt;br /&gt;(&lt;i&gt;Sidenote: She lied. She put Canton on there to be general about her  location. She lived much further south. Had she not lied, I probably  would have passed&lt;/i&gt;). &lt;br /&gt;It was a beautiful Friday night, April 25, 1997, when I made the drive down to New Philadelphia from where I was employed near Cleveland. &amp;nbsp;At the time the drive seemed like it took forever. &amp;nbsp;We arranged to meet at the mall near where she lived. &amp;nbsp;We went to dinner, talked, laughed and pretty much feel for each other that night. &amp;nbsp;We weren&#39;t looking for that but ended up finding it.&amp;nbsp; An answered prayer.&amp;nbsp; And Klingons.&amp;nbsp; There were Klingons at Denny&#39;s when we stopped later that  night.&amp;nbsp; They were from the Star Trek convention at the hotel that was  across the street. A couple days later, I met Alex for the first time and Denise&#39;s mother. &amp;nbsp;I don&#39;t know what was scarier. &amp;nbsp;When you date a person with a child, your not just dating the person. &amp;nbsp;You&#39;re also dating the child. &amp;nbsp;Sounds weird I know, but go with me on this. &amp;nbsp;For most normal people with their head on straight, you have to realize that if the relationship is going to work at all it must work on all levels. &amp;nbsp;Alex needed to accept me as well. &amp;nbsp;But, I got to a point in our courtship where I got scared. &amp;nbsp;Who am I to step in and be an influence on this boys life when I don&#39;t have my own crap together? &amp;nbsp;Was I ready to be a father? &amp;nbsp;I almost ended it, but, we didn&#39;t. &amp;nbsp;Lots of talk and tears were involved there. &amp;nbsp;It wasn&#39;t too much longer after that when I was leaving to go somewhere when Alex said, &quot;Bye, Dad&quot;. &amp;nbsp;No prompting. &amp;nbsp;No anyone telling him to say it. &amp;nbsp;He did it on his own.&lt;br /&gt;Well, the rest as you say is history. &amp;nbsp;Denise and I were married on Saturday, April 25, 1998. &amp;nbsp;Alex was my honorary best man. &amp;nbsp;I asked the Monsignor to do me a favor at the wedding. &amp;nbsp;When it came to the, &quot;I would like to introduce...&quot; part at the end of the wedding, I asked him to say, &quot;I would now like to introduce Mr. and Mrs. Donaldson and son.&quot; &amp;nbsp;He did. &amp;nbsp;Alex joined us and we all walked down the isle together. &amp;nbsp;It was a proud moment for me.&amp;nbsp; (And more Klingons again!&amp;nbsp; When we passed that same hotel, there were out and heard the horns honking. I may have even gotten a K&#39;plah!)&amp;nbsp; Even prouder came later that year when I adopted Alex and he took my name. Then in June of the next year, my little peanut Molly was born.&lt;br /&gt;Since then, it&#39;s not always been easy. &amp;nbsp;Anyone who says they have a perfect relationship is just plain wrong. &amp;nbsp;Nobody does. &amp;nbsp;But we try. &amp;nbsp;We are each others best friend. &amp;nbsp;We can sit there and make crude jokes to one another and laugh. &amp;nbsp;Lots and lots of laughter. For 16 years and hopefully for many, many more, she has been my wife.&lt;br /&gt;Denise, you made me the person I have become today. &amp;nbsp;You&#39;ve made me want to make myself a better person, husband and father. &amp;nbsp;You&#39;ve been my muse for many things. You&#39;re the inspiration behind me launching my business. &amp;nbsp;I can never truly put into words what you, Alex and Molly mean to me. &amp;nbsp;I just hope that I show it through my actions.&lt;br /&gt;Happy Anniversary, darlin. &amp;nbsp;I love you.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3WDsamdT0I0/UZAmsqm4JSI/AAAAAAAAbZc/hqW0F5sPssg/s1600/IMG_8647.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3WDsamdT0I0/UZAmsqm4JSI/AAAAAAAAbZc/hqW0F5sPssg/s1600/IMG_8647.jpg&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; width=&quot;259&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/3849083889794931444/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=3849083889794931444&amp;isPopup=true' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/3849083889794931444'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/3849083889794931444'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2014/04/17-years-16-honest-man.html' title='17 years. 16 an honest man.'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8ooYlHmQSso/U1mVK0BgWSI/AAAAAAAAbrE/pBgvaN20JZw/s72-c/IMG_2016.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-2611737331443900818</id><published>2014-03-27T11:05:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2014-03-27T11:05:43.068-04:00</updated><title type='text'>Sametime Video Calls on a MacBook Pro - not happening</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Okay, blogosphere, I need your ear for a few minutes.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;The overlords here at the day job want to start support Macs. &amp;nbsp;That&#39;s a good thing in my opinion. &amp;nbsp;IBM has had a Notes client for Mac, (but not an Admin or Dev client), for some time now. &amp;nbsp;But with rolling out new hardware, we have to make sure everything works of course. &amp;nbsp;What&#39;s not working for me right now, &amp;nbsp;and is reproducible on another like Mac, is that video calls in Sametime won&#39;t work. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;We have nice, shiny new MacBook Pro&#39;s with Retina, Late 2013 models. &amp;nbsp;They have 2.4 GHz i5&#39;s with 16 GB of RAM and running the latest 10.9.2 OSX and all OSX fixes applied. &amp;nbsp;I would LOVE one of these for the photo biz. &amp;nbsp;I&#39;ve installed 8.5.3FP6 for the Notes client and have gotten all the latest hot fixes from IBM. The problem is, the iSight camera on the Mac will not work with Sametime. &amp;nbsp;Sametime doesn&#39;t even recognize it.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RDdJwenWEBM/UzQ8PtsVJAI/AAAAAAAAbow/EsVLhrFxn2E/s1600/Screen+Shot+2014-03-24+at+3.18.45+PM.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RDdJwenWEBM/UzQ8PtsVJAI/AAAAAAAAbow/EsVLhrFxn2E/s1600/Screen+Shot+2014-03-24+at+3.18.45+PM.png&quot; height=&quot;398&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;This is the weird part. Sametime allows me to make video calls to another computer, but where the video of me, the caller, is suppose to be there is just a white box.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rQqsj1CKJ-U/UzQ8lE31m4I/AAAAAAAAbo4/y05LVh-jD9Y/s1600/Screen+Shot+2014-03-24+at+3.39.13+PM.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rQqsj1CKJ-U/UzQ8lE31m4I/AAAAAAAAbo4/y05LVh-jD9Y/s1600/Screen+Shot+2014-03-24+at+3.39.13+PM.png&quot; height=&quot;341&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;The camera works fine in Skype, Facetime and Photo Booth, but it won&#39;t fire up with Sametime. &amp;nbsp;Odd, isn&#39;t it. &amp;nbsp;I&#39;ve had a PMR open on the issue but we can&#39;t seem to get anywhere on that. &amp;nbsp;So I ask you, dear reader, have you seen something like this before? &amp;nbsp;I&#39;m hoping someone might read this that knows Mac&#39;s better then I do. &amp;nbsp;Frustration level has set in. Any help would be greatly appreciated.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/2611737331443900818/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=2611737331443900818&amp;isPopup=true' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/2611737331443900818'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/2611737331443900818'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2014/03/sametime-video-calls-on-macbook-pro-not.html' title='Sametime Video Calls on a MacBook Pro - not happening'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RDdJwenWEBM/UzQ8PtsVJAI/AAAAAAAAbow/EsVLhrFxn2E/s72-c/Screen+Shot+2014-03-24+at+3.18.45+PM.png" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-178912166299485780</id><published>2014-03-15T08:44:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2014-03-15T08:44:46.885-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="GUDEX"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Lotus Notes Traveler"/><title type='text'>Migrating Traveler to HA Error</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Today was the day I made the leap to migrate our production Traveler server from running on the Derby database to an SQL database. &amp;nbsp;While we are not taking full advantage of HA with multiple servers, I wanted to at least get us migrated to a more robust database. &amp;nbsp;Having walked through the migration steps at &lt;a href=&quot;http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/Configuring_IBM_Lotus_Notes_Traveler_High_Availability_with_enterprise_Microsoft_SQL_database&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;this link&lt;/a&gt; in our test environment, I felt pretty confident with the task ahead. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;After the server restarted and Traveler launched, the migration process began. &amp;nbsp;But not too long after the migration started, I started to see errors like this:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:28452947&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:28452947&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:28884237&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:28884237&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:28884237&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:28884237&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:29766495&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:29766495&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:29766495&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:29766495&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:14930891&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:14930891&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:14930891&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:14930891&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:27175522&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:27175522&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:27506501&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:27506501&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:28452947&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;[2144:00D2-1518] 03/15/2014 07:40:54 AM &amp;nbsp;Notes Traveler: WARNING USER NAME[migration] GUDEX:28452947&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;and lots of them for lots of different users. &amp;nbsp;Of course this didn&#39;t show up when I migrated the test environment and I feared the worst. &amp;nbsp;I opened a severity 1 PMR with IBM just to be sure. &amp;nbsp;I quickly heard back from them and was informed that:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;blockquote class=&quot;tr_bq&quot; style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;tt&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: x-small;&quot;&gt;For the GUDEX warning, it is just a warning and indicates previous data issues. &amp;nbsp;Traveler has two database tables (GUD and GUDEX (ex = &amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/tt&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;tt&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: x-small;&quot;&gt;extended)). &amp;nbsp;If the data is too large to fit in GUD, it gets put in GUDEX. &amp;nbsp;This warning means that data exists in GUDEX that isn&#39;t &amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp; &amp;nbsp; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/tt&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;tt&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: x-small;&quot;&gt;referenced by GUD. &amp;nbsp;The data is essentially orphaned. &amp;nbsp;It can&#39;t be migrated because there is no GUD reference to it, so it is effectively getting cleaned up/fixed as part of the migration. &amp;nbsp;The warning is just there in case we need to refer back to it and is part of a general path that could have other warning messages. &amp;nbsp;But this particular WARNING is not a concern. &amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/tt&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;So there you have it. &amp;nbsp;Nothing to get overly concerned about. &amp;nbsp;At least as far as I&#39;ve seen. &amp;nbsp;Didn&#39;t see this error message anywhere else after multiple Google&#39;s, so I wanted to share out the info in case someone else comes across it. &amp;nbsp;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/178912166299485780/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=178912166299485780&amp;isPopup=true' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/178912166299485780'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/178912166299485780'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2014/03/migrating-traveler-to-ha-error.html' title='Migrating Traveler to HA Error'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-7811033995959783410</id><published>2014-02-02T15:38:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2014-02-02T15:38:43.743-05:00</updated><title type='text'>My time with the Surface Pro</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;One change I made this year to the tools I took with to IBM Connect was the computer I carried with me.&amp;nbsp; This year I was fortunate enough to borrow a 1st generation Windows Surface Pro tablet with keyboard and pen.&amp;nbsp; I have to say, I have fallen quite smitten for this device.&amp;nbsp; Not just because it&#39;s a new toy to play with but because it is a fully functional laptop and tablet all in one!&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;Since the announcement of the iPad several years ago, tablet computing has brought with it the promise of being able to do what you do in the office to these devices that are lightweight and portable.&amp;nbsp; I bought into that too and did my best to sell it in the organization.&amp;nbsp; But one thing began to come clear about a year ago.&amp;nbsp; Yes, you can get your mail, calendar and contact information on there, but when you try to work on Word or Excel, it suddenly becomes obvious that this might not be the tablet you were looking for.&amp;nbsp; iPads and their Android cousins are GREAT for consuming data.&amp;nbsp; But producing information on it can be kind of a pain.&amp;nbsp; Not to mention that if you have an infrastructure that doesn&#39;t have a developed tools to connect to the back-end, you have to create them yourself and push those out for people to use.&amp;nbsp; But companies still appear to be on the bandwagon of dumping capital into development and MDM&#39;s to support these tools. Okay, that&#39;s fine if that&#39;s what you want to do.&amp;nbsp; So along comes Microsoft and they put out their own tablet.&amp;nbsp; The Surface.&amp;nbsp; There are two flavors.&amp;nbsp; The RT unit is a lower cost and doesn&#39;t support Win32 or 64 bit applications or support VPN clients.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s very reminiscent of Windows CE.&amp;nbsp; But for what it can do with Office installed, it in my opinion, makes for a GREAT table for a kid that needs to write papers for school and wants to play Angry Birds.&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;Then there is the Pro version.&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;This is a 100% Intel i5 processor computer.&amp;nbsp; Able to run all of your corporate desktop applications without having to re-invent the wheel in the process.&amp;nbsp; For me, the ability to run Notes, Domino Administrator, connect VPN to work and remote into servers, this device is the proverbial bomb in my opinion.&amp;nbsp; The other HUGE HUGE HUGE draw for me is that I can use my Adobe products on there to work on pictures as well.&amp;nbsp; The problem with Windows based laptops is the color calibration of the screens.&amp;nbsp; Macs, (which I still truly want for my photography business), have always excelled with their colors and tones.&amp;nbsp; The screen on this Surface is just as good as a Mac.&amp;nbsp; If you look at the pictures I posted to &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/macian/sets&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Flickr &lt;/a&gt;from Connect, all of them were post processed with the Surface.&amp;nbsp; I shoot in RAW mode for all my pictures, so most all of them require post-processing to adjust colors, tones, etc.&amp;nbsp; It can be a processor intensive process.&amp;nbsp; But this Surface tablet didn&#39;t even falter once.&amp;nbsp; Even with my Notes and Admin clients open, it took the workload and sped right through it.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; Okay, the table might not be for everyone.&amp;nbsp; But here&#39;s my pro&#39;s and con&#39;s run down of this particular device:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Pros:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;Lightweight&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Powerful. i5 processor and 4 GB of RAM.&amp;nbsp; Not powerful enough to run games I&#39;m sure, but it was plenty for Adobe, Notes and Domino admin as well as Office apps like One Note running in the background&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Using One Note to take notes during sessions with the pen was PERFECT.&amp;nbsp; So many times I&#39;ve taken notes in a notebook and then lost them.&amp;nbsp; Now I can save them out and keep better track of them.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;The pen worked REALLY well for note taking and even editing pictures&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;The keyboard/cover that Microsoft has for the device works REALLY well.&amp;nbsp; Just about as well as my Apple keyboard I have for my old Mac Mini.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Battery life was pretty good with the brightness turned down.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Again, having all my regular day in-day out apps available for me to use was GREAT.&amp;nbsp; This is a regular computer!&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;VPN.&amp;nbsp; Having to connect back to the office is important on the go.&amp;nbsp; Remote desktop is still the best way to do it.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;Okay, now the Cons:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;While the pen is good, it can get lost VERY easily.&amp;nbsp; It connects to the tablet via magnets situated where the power cord plugs into it.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s not really secure and can fall out easily.&amp;nbsp; Other tablets have a way of storing the pen inside of it which I think is better.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Only one USB port. So if you want to use a mouse, get a blue tooth one.&amp;nbsp; But you&#39;ll also need a USB hub if you want to connect several things&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Only 128 GB of storage on the device.&amp;nbsp; You can run out of space fast.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Micro SD slot.&amp;nbsp; While that can extend storage space, if you use a regular SD card like I do in my camera, you&#39;ll need to connect the camera with the USB cable, again needing a hub.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;It&#39;s not a full keyboard on this device.&amp;nbsp; So doing a Ctrl-Break is impossible with the Microsoft keyboard cover.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;No VGA port to connect to an external monitor.&amp;nbsp; You have to use a display adapter like on a Mac.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Windows 8.1.&amp;nbsp; Sure Windows-D is used a lot by me.&amp;nbsp; I hope Microsoft works out some of the issues it has.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;If you get one, don&#39;t get the touch keyboard.&amp;nbsp; Get the regular keyboard.&amp;nbsp; The touch keyboard doesn&#39;t work all that great and doesn&#39;t give you the typing feel that you&#39;re used to.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;You can&#39;t always use this like a laptop.&amp;nbsp; I like to sit on the couch with a laptop on the arm of it.&amp;nbsp; It might be hard to balance with on your lap or other surfaces like you are used to with a &quot;normal&quot; laptop.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;So there you go.&amp;nbsp; My 2 cents on a device in a market that is highly volatile and evokes much emotions.&amp;nbsp; If I had the money, I would still get a MacBook Air or Pro for the photo business.&amp;nbsp; BUT, if I didn&#39;t want to wait, I would likely get one of these Surface Pro tablets for about half the cost. &amp;nbsp; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/7811033995959783410/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=7811033995959783410&amp;isPopup=true' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/7811033995959783410'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/7811033995959783410'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2014/02/my-time-with-surface-pro.html' title='My time with the Surface Pro'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-1432060503830442814</id><published>2014-02-02T14:55:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2014-02-02T14:55:42.786-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="#IBMConnect"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Connect2014"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="IBMConnect"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Lotusphere2014"/><title type='text'>All good things..... My week at IBM Connect 2014</title><content type='html'>&lt;table align=&quot;center&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; class=&quot;tr-caption-container&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;tbody&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6SoWGwYr7uo/Uu6VXYMxYdI/AAAAAAAAayM/dQE9V0_62Yo/s1600/connect2014familyportrait.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6SoWGwYr7uo/Uu6VXYMxYdI/AAAAAAAAayM/dQE9V0_62Yo/s1600/connect2014familyportrait.jpg&quot; height=&quot;227&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td class=&quot;tr-caption&quot; style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;Photo courtesy of John Roling.&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/tbody&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Back home in Ohio after a long week away in Orlando.&amp;nbsp; This years Connect conference was different on many levels.&amp;nbsp; For one, a lot of the normal faces that I&#39;ve come to know over the years were missing.&amp;nbsp; Another difference was the tone of the conference.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s no longer just all about us.&amp;nbsp; This year, the merging of the Connect theme has truly taken over the Lotusphere themes that we were used to.&amp;nbsp; To be honest, I&#39;m okay with that.&amp;nbsp; There was still plenty of sessions, plenty of content and in my opinion, was worth the money my company dished out for me to attend.&amp;nbsp; But the biggest thorn in my side was the mixed message at the beginning of the week.&amp;nbsp; In years past, the OGS was where we as a Domino community always found out what the future had in store for the product.&amp;nbsp; This year, we really didn&#39;t find out anything.&amp;nbsp; We were introduced to IBM&#39;s Mail Next.&amp;nbsp; While it&#39;s a genius merging of the Connections platform with mail, no mention whatsoever was made that Domino is still part of the technology.&amp;nbsp; &lt;b&gt;None&lt;/b&gt;.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So when the OGS was over, I was left wondering if this trip was a waste of time or not.&amp;nbsp; It wasn&#39;t until I attended Scott Souder&#39;s sessions on what&#39;s next with the Domino server platform and the Notes client that we learned that there is &lt;b&gt;STILL&lt;/b&gt; a future for both of them.&amp;nbsp; While some feel that it will be just &quot;dot&quot; releases and fix packs, I took it to be more of a blended strategy with the Mail Next futures.&amp;nbsp; In my opinion, some mention of that, just a little tidbit of information like that, would have well served everyone had it been mentioned at the OGS.&amp;nbsp; The message in the end was clear, Domino and Notes are not going anywhere soon and the future for both is really in the cloud.&amp;nbsp; Cloud first, on premises secondary.&amp;nbsp; The only other thing I really wanted to take away from the week was the future of the Hawthorne project that was rumored last fall.&amp;nbsp; The excitement around that project is using ActiveSync technology to connect Outlook 2013 to a Domino server and have full mail capability.&amp;nbsp; That will be awesome!&amp;nbsp; I was hoping that it would be ready for Connect, but, IBM is taking a cautioned approach to it.&amp;nbsp; Which is good.&amp;nbsp; They don&#39;t want to roll this out, have us all run out and start setting it up and then a Tuesday patch be used from Microsoft and kill it in its tracks.&amp;nbsp; I hope IBM doesn&#39;t drop the ball on this.&amp;nbsp; This has the potential on being a TRUE game changer in my opinion.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;As for other aspects of the conference, there were good and bad as always.&amp;nbsp; The food this year &lt;b&gt;REALLY&lt;/b&gt; was lacking.&amp;nbsp; I mean, boxed lunches for two of the days and cold breakfasts as well?&amp;nbsp; At least this year there wasn&#39;t one time that I had issues with wifi!&amp;nbsp; They finally got that one figured out!&amp;nbsp; Another thing that has always been a stickler for me is the placement of IBM employees or other non-paying attendees at the front during the OGS.&amp;nbsp; Okay, the press needs to be up front, I get that.&amp;nbsp; Plus the IBM Champions, they have earned that right.&amp;nbsp; But putting the Kenexa employees right up there?&amp;nbsp; Come on, people like us that have our companies pay good money to attend want to be up close to the action.&amp;nbsp; Take care of your paying attendees first IBM.&amp;nbsp; Actually, the nice women at the door told me to sit where I wanted when the doors open.&amp;nbsp; The Kenexa folks were told that if they didn&#39;t have a seat when the doors opened, too bad.&amp;nbsp; So we sat in the midst of a group of Kenexa&#39;s and enjoyed the show.&amp;nbsp; It was funny, when Ron Sebastian appeared on the screen and everyone yelled out his name, the Kenexa people looked at each other and wondered why everyone was excited to see him up there.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; Biggest beef of the week was the total lack of any session slides being available for download.&amp;nbsp; I was really looking forward to taking notes using the Windows Tablet I had borrowed from work and annotating the PDF&#39;s as I went.&amp;nbsp; Only one session Thursday had them available.&amp;nbsp; To me, that was a fail.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;This post is titled, &quot;All good things....&quot;. I chose that because on Thursday I really wondered if this would be my last trip on the Lotus fantastic.&amp;nbsp; If it is, I found myself surprisingly being okay with it.&amp;nbsp; I mean, this trip each year has become a large part of my professional career as well as a personal journey to see people that have become good friends over the years.&amp;nbsp; There have been rumors about next years conference not containing a technical track.&amp;nbsp; I&#39;ve also remembered back to a Lotusphere from the past where they said that the conference will be held at the Dolphin until 2015.&amp;nbsp; So what does that mean after 2015?&amp;nbsp; Will they merge the conference further with other IBM events, change the date and location?&amp;nbsp; Who knows.&amp;nbsp; But what I do know that over the past 12 times I&#39;ve been fortunate enough to travel down to Orlando, I&#39;ve learned much, grown much and made connections that I will always hold on to and cherish.&amp;nbsp; But like all things, they do have an end.&amp;nbsp; And if this is it for me, it&#39;s been a hell of a lot of fun.&amp;nbsp; I made sure not to say goodbye to anyone this year.&amp;nbsp; It was &quot;see ya on down the road.&quot;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Also in case you missed it, here&#39;s my pictures from this year.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/macian/sets/72157640194769826/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Sunday&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/macian/sets/72157640274352373/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Monday&lt;/a&gt; - American Authors at the OGS&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/macian/sets/72157640271926185/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Tuesday&lt;/a&gt; - Fireworks at Hollywood Studios&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/macian/sets/72157640307710214/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Wednesday &lt;/a&gt;- Out and about and Great Geek Challange&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/macian/sets/72157640376762906/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Thursday &lt;/a&gt;- Gurupalooza and CGS&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;So for all those that took time out of their lives to put together technical content to share with the attendees, THANK YOU!&amp;nbsp; It people like you in this community that keep it going.&amp;nbsp; I&#39;ve done a session before at Lotusphere and know how never-racking it can be trying to get that together, practice and have the nerve to get up in front of a bunch of strangers and talk for an hour or two.&amp;nbsp; You all are amazing and did a great job! &amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;We&#39;ll see what this year has in store for me.&amp;nbsp; I&#39;m fine with whatever direction it is as long as I stay employeed ;-)&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;See y&#39;all down the road.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/1432060503830442814/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=1432060503830442814&amp;isPopup=true' title='2 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/1432060503830442814'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/1432060503830442814'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2014/02/all-good-things-my-week-at-ibm-connect.html' title='All good things..... My week at IBM Connect 2014'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6SoWGwYr7uo/Uu6VXYMxYdI/AAAAAAAAayM/dQE9V0_62Yo/s72-c/connect2014familyportrait.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>2</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-3214201854044334403</id><published>2014-01-23T15:09:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2014-01-23T15:09:26.034-05:00</updated><title type='text'>The annoyance that is encrypted internet mail - Answers!</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;If you read &lt;a href=&quot;http://blog.macian.net/2014/01/the-annoyance-that-is-encrypted.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;yesterday&#39;s post&lt;/a&gt; about enabling a Notes client user to send encrypted email from the Notes client to an Internet recipient, I got it to work, but, it did have some issues and unanswered questions.&amp;nbsp; Today the good folks at Symantec got me the answers that were holding me up, and they were pretty straight forward.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;As I talked about yesterday, I was getting an error when trying to import the certificate from the Symantec/Verisign website to my Internet Explorer browser.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s3JrxN47V7Q/UuAJfpJ86lI/AAAAAAAAaxQ/M8hxcPNpMk0/s1600/verisignerror.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s3JrxN47V7Q/UuAJfpJ86lI/AAAAAAAAaxQ/M8hxcPNpMk0/s1600/verisignerror.png&quot; height=&quot;236&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Symantec informed me that this error will occur when you haven&#39;t first installed the Class 1 Intermediate CA certificate and Class 1 Root CA certificate into the browser.&amp;nbsp; To view the document from Symantec, &lt;a href=&quot;https://knowledge.verisign.com/support/digital-id-support/index?page=content&amp;amp;id=SO6395#&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;click here&lt;/a&gt;.&amp;nbsp; So that makes sense why THAT wasn&#39;t working.&amp;nbsp; I also inquired about the fact the I was seeing the message, &quot;Persona Not Validated&quot; when viewing the certificate information in Firefox.&amp;nbsp; Symantec stated that it is now the way they do it and to quote from the email I got,&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;blockquote class=&quot;tr_bq&quot;&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;i&gt;Also, Symantec has recently made a change to the Digital ID for Secure Email certificates due to security best practices.&amp;nbsp; Going forward, we are placing &quot;Persona Not Validated&quot; in the Common Name field of these certificates.&amp;nbsp; While this change has no impact to major email applications (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.), you may experience issues with applications that want to use these certificates as part of a log-in process if the Common Name is used as authenticating value.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;So there you have it, Notes fans.&amp;nbsp; Make sure you get the Class 1 Intermediate and Root CA&#39;s into your browser first before you start your adventures in encryption.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Okay.&amp;nbsp; NOW onto Orlando!</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/3214201854044334403/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=3214201854044334403&amp;isPopup=true' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/3214201854044334403'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/3214201854044334403'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-annoyance-that-is-encrypted_23.html' title='The annoyance that is encrypted internet mail - Answers!'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s3JrxN47V7Q/UuAJfpJ86lI/AAAAAAAAaxQ/M8hxcPNpMk0/s72-c/verisignerror.png" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-7283806839222815525</id><published>2014-01-22T14:22:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2014-01-23T15:10:40.182-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="encryption"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="x509"/><title type='text'>The annoyance that is encrypted internet mail</title><content type='html'>&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Okay.&amp;nbsp; To other people in the Domino world, getting an IBM Notes client configured to send encrypted email over the internet to a recipient may not be a big deal.&amp;nbsp; But to me, it has been a pain in my buttocks.&amp;nbsp; A royal one at that.&amp;nbsp; But this week, I was able to finally make some headway and get things working.&amp;nbsp; How you say?&amp;nbsp; Well, let me share with you my journey.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;It all started a while ago when our director of tax for the company told me that the IRS has a rule that they can only send email back and forth with a client as long as it&#39;s encrypted.&amp;nbsp; Okay, that shouldn&#39;t be a big deal, right.&amp;nbsp; Well, it was.&amp;nbsp; Off to the Interwebs I dashed to find out how to do it right.&amp;nbsp; &lt;a href=&quot;http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/steps-obtain-import-ssl-certificate-encrypted-mail&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;I found this article&lt;/a&gt;. If you look at it, it appears to be a VERY straight forward step-by-step. However, there were hidden land mines riddled along the path.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;First, getting a certificate from Symantec, (that&#39;s who owns Verisign now), is not a big deal.&amp;nbsp; Go to the site, put in your information and have a cert generated.&amp;nbsp; You can get a 25 day trial or pay around $21 for a full year.&amp;nbsp; Once you complete the steps of the request and have it approved, the website then allows you to import that certificate into Internet Explorer and then export the certificate out of there into a file that you can import into your Notes ID file.&amp;nbsp; Well, that all seemed good until the part where it tried to add that certificate from Symantec/Verisign to the browser.&amp;nbsp; Regardless of what machine in the office I tried to add it to, I got the following error:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s3JrxN47V7Q/UuAJfpJ86lI/AAAAAAAAaxM/-UL-Zti3bT4/s1600/verisignerror.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s3JrxN47V7Q/UuAJfpJ86lI/AAAAAAAAaxM/-UL-Zti3bT4/s1600/verisignerror.png&quot; height=&quot;147&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Again, I only tried this on computers in the office, so I&#39;m assuming that something in our security policy is blocking this certificate from being installed.&amp;nbsp; So, I opened Firefox and was successful there.&amp;nbsp; Except, when I got the certificate and imported it into my Notes client, I saw this:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QFbP_SlE5WU/UuAarF00JtI/AAAAAAAAaxo/0AxNO5YB6vc/s1600/firefox.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-U7NXrKzP4xc/UuAZ-Nn4RtI/AAAAAAAAaxc/9yKKAll4D8g/s1600/noteid.png&quot; height=&quot;369&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;The &quot;Issued To&quot; information says Symantec Corporation and not the email address that requested it.&amp;nbsp; The email is listed in the blacked out email field, but when you look at the certificate in Firefox, you see a &quot;Persona Not Validated&quot; message:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QFbP_SlE5WU/UuAarF00JtI/AAAAAAAAaxk/nglHsnasrts/s1600/firefox.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QFbP_SlE5WU/UuAarF00JtI/AAAAAAAAaxk/nglHsnasrts/s1600/firefox.png&quot; height=&quot;310&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;So it&#39;s almost like it is and isn&#39;t registered to the appropriate email address.&amp;nbsp; I have a ticket open with Symantec on this so hopefully they can shed some light on it because the internet searches I did didn&#39;t come up with anything that looks right. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Well, now that I had gotten the certificate merged with the Notes ID, the steps listed on the link above says to, &quot; &lt;i&gt;Once the certificate is part of the ID file, you will need to send a signed message to the recipient you intend to start sending encrypted mail between&lt;/i&gt;.&quot;&amp;nbsp; Okay, tried that.&amp;nbsp; However, the individual at the IRS didn&#39;t get anything in that from that signed document that allowed them to send encrypted mail over to my user.&amp;nbsp; So after going down the support route, I put out a frustration tweet.&amp;nbsp; That&#39;s when our pal &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.curiousmitch.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Mitch Cohen&lt;/a&gt; came to the rescue.&amp;nbsp; It appears he has had to do the same setup for his company at one time and he shared with me the key step that they did to get this to work.&amp;nbsp; The steps are simple:&lt;br /&gt;1.&amp;nbsp; In the Notes client, select File-Security-User Security&lt;br /&gt;2.&amp;nbsp; Enter a password if needed.&lt;br /&gt;3. In the User Security windows, expand the Your Identity-Your Certificates and click the drop down to select &quot;Your Internet Certificates&quot;&lt;br /&gt;4.&amp;nbsp; Select the Other Actions button to the right, and select Export Certificate.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bF8T778supY/UuAem3g2aRI/AAAAAAAAaxw/vKNLJgsgoso/s1600/certexportnotes.png&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bF8T778supY/UuAem3g2aRI/AAAAAAAAaxw/vKNLJgsgoso/s1600/certexportnotes.png&quot; height=&quot;368&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;5.&amp;nbsp; Now this is the tricky part.&amp;nbsp; There are four options in which to select:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;img alt=&quot;&quot; height=&quot;427&quot; 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width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Without going into too much detail here, for security reasons, you have to work with the recipient to find out which certificate you need to send them because one of them may not work.&amp;nbsp; In my case, it was found out my doing trial and error.&lt;br /&gt;It&#39;s also important to note that when you export out the internet certificate from Notes, you MUST include the file extension in the file name.&amp;nbsp; Notes will not add that in automatically.&amp;nbsp; To find out the proper extension, just look under the file name and it will give you examples.&lt;br /&gt;6.&amp;nbsp; So with the cert exported out of Notes, we attached it to an email and sent it along to the IRS person.&amp;nbsp; Luckily they were on site so I was able to watch the steps she did.&lt;br /&gt;7.&amp;nbsp; She opened the email and Outlook recognized that the file attachment was a certificate.&amp;nbsp; She double clicked the file and it merged into the contact information she had for my person.&amp;nbsp; Once she had it installed, she was able to send him encrypted mail.&amp;nbsp; Huzzah!&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; Release the pigeons! &lt;br /&gt;BUT WAIT!&amp;nbsp; We were able to get her encrypted mail, but we still needed to be able to get a certificate from them to merge into my users address book.&amp;nbsp; That was actually pretty easy.&amp;nbsp; I first removed the entry for that recipient from my users local address book.&amp;nbsp; The IRS agent then sent out a .vcf file.&amp;nbsp; In that file, it contained the x.509 info that was needed so Notes knew how to encrypt the message.&amp;nbsp; With that correct entry in the address book, we got encrypted two way communication working!&amp;nbsp; Whew!&lt;br /&gt;I couldn&#39;t have done it without Mitch&#39;s help.&amp;nbsp; Again, a situation where maybe some more documentation on the support site could have helped.&amp;nbsp; But luckily I have champs like Mitch out there who have my back. If I get any clear information why I was getting that error from Internet Explorer, I will post it so that it may help someone else down the road. &lt;br /&gt;On to Orlando!&lt;br /&gt;UPDATE - I got my answers. &lt;a href=&quot;http://blog.macian.net/2014/01/the-annoyance-that-is-encrypted_23.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Read all about it here&lt;/a&gt;! &lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/7283806839222815525/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=7283806839222815525&amp;isPopup=true' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/7283806839222815525'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/7283806839222815525'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-annoyance-that-is-encrypted.html' title='The annoyance that is encrypted internet mail'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-s3JrxN47V7Q/UuAJfpJ86lI/AAAAAAAAaxM/-UL-Zti3bT4/s72-c/verisignerror.png" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5685203.post-7039013939162135934</id><published>2014-01-04T12:39:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2014-01-05T13:50:17.219-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Connect2014"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Lotusphere"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Lotusphere2014"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="LS14"/><title type='text'>Andy&#39;s Guide to Connect-o-sphere 2014</title><content type='html'>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-v3bjNvGhvQw/URB1SJDkpiI/AAAAAAAAVpg/i4eO92eJ8Ns/s1600/IMG_5288.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;400&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-v3bjNvGhvQw/URB1SJDkpiI/AAAAAAAAVpg/i4eO92eJ8Ns/s400/IMG_5288.jpg&quot; width=&quot;266&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;It&#39;s that time of the year again, kids.&amp;nbsp; January is upon us and for those that are involved with IBM Collaboration technologies, it&#39;s our favorite time of the year.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s the time when we get to head to Orlando from what used to be called Lotusphere but now is a part of the bigger IBM picture and renamed Connect. Connect incorporates both the old Lotusphere technical tracks that we have all come to rely upon over the years but also features sessions on the &lt;span class=&quot;st&quot;&gt;Kenexa family of technologies.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;st&quot;&gt;This conference has also been an important part of my professional career and this year will mark my 12th trip south for the event.&amp;nbsp; So, over the years I&#39;ve complied a list of things tips that have helped me over the years make the trip more pleasant and enjoyable.&amp;nbsp; Normally I try to go with a theme for this list, but this year, we&#39;re going to keep it simple and straight to the point.&amp;nbsp; So, let&#39;s get to it!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;st&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;st&quot;&gt;First, this year features something that I find pretty interesting. Onsite testing for &lt;u&gt;&lt;b&gt;IBM certifications are FREE&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/u&gt;.&amp;nbsp; Yes, &lt;u&gt;&lt;b&gt;FREE&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/u&gt;.&amp;nbsp; This is a PERFECT opportunity for someone that possibly has never taken a certification test an opportunity to maybe get over some test anxiety and take one! Give it a shot, it is free after all. I plan on sitting for one or two to see how I do.&amp;nbsp; What do I have to loose, right?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;st&quot;&gt;Okay, so far that&#39;s pretty much the big new news that I&#39;m aware of for 2014.&amp;nbsp; The rest of the post is going to pull heavily from the past years post.&amp;nbsp; But it still holds a lot of weight in my opinion.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;(&lt;i&gt;And now, the yearly disclaimer:&lt;/i&gt;)&lt;br /&gt;What you will not find in this blog post is who the secret OGS speaker  is.&amp;nbsp; What you will find here is a somewhat practical guide on what you  can do to get yourself prepared and ready for the drinking of the  fire-hose of knowledge that is Connect.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;u&gt;&lt;b&gt;Part 1 - The Prep: &lt;/b&gt;&lt;/u&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Like any good plan to work, preparation is KEY. If you are an Domino administrator, Domino  developer, someone that manages a Sametime environment, someone that  manages a Connections environment or someone that wants to see that  there is other life out there beyond Failpo...I mean Sharepoint, the Connect conference is the place to go to learn from IBM and others  what their software CAN do and how people ARE using it. It is also the  place to get the inside track on things to come!&amp;nbsp; So, if you haven&#39;t  already, GO ASK YOUR BOSS!&amp;nbsp; I&#39;ll wait.&lt;br /&gt;Oh, you&#39;re back.&amp;nbsp; And the answer was...yes!?&amp;nbsp; Great.&amp;nbsp; Okay now that you  are allowed to go you have to prepare yourself for a week of drinking  from the fire-hose of knowledge.&amp;nbsp; This will be my 12th time at the conference and  every year when I get back home it&#39;s the same  thing.&amp;nbsp; Soar feet and brain  overload.&lt;br /&gt;Here are some of my usual tips that have not failed me yet!&amp;nbsp; Remember, &lt;b&gt;preparation can save you some time and money later&lt;/b&gt;.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/b&gt;1.&amp;nbsp; Internet Resources&lt;br /&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;Follow &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.lotusphere.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Connect 2014&lt;/a&gt; website for up to date information.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;Follow &lt;a href=&quot;http://planetlotus.org/&quot;&gt;PlanetLotus.org&lt;/a&gt;. &amp;nbsp; Many of the sites listed on there will have information regarding the conference. Both posts and podcasts.&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&amp;nbsp;2.&amp;nbsp; Go and get yourself a new pair of tennis/walking shoes NOW. Wear them   and break them in. If you can, get two pair so you can switch back and  forth during the week.&amp;nbsp; This will save your feet some pain after the  first   day of walking around the conference. And you will do a LOT of walking   around while you are there. You may also want to get a new pack of white   socks at Walmart or Target. The real cushy kind. Those help a lot  too.&amp;nbsp; Also, bring multiple shoes to swap out during the week.&amp;nbsp; Give your other shoes a chance to air out.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;3.&amp;nbsp; Before you leave on your adventure, stop by that section in cosmetics at   the Walmart or Target that has all the neat little travel sized stuff   and pick up anything you can think of that you may need! Aspirin,  Advil,  Tylenol, NyQuil, baby powder, Q tips, etc, etc. But most  importantly  PEPTO-BISMOL. I got REALLY ill once and had to dish out a  lot of money  at the little store in the Dolphin for supplies. Bringing a  small drug  store with you can really save you some bucks. It&#39;s usually  3-4 times  more on site.&amp;nbsp; After all, you are staying at Walt Disney  World.&amp;nbsp; Also PRESCRIPTIONS! If you have some that you need to maintain  your quality of life, make sure you bring them with you!&amp;nbsp; When you stay  on-site and you don&#39;t have a car, it can be a real task to get to a  pharmacy.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;Building on that point about bringing your drugs with you, Susan  Bulloch, whom you should all know, respect and fear, brings up a great  point in last years comments.&amp;nbsp; GET A FLU SHOT!&amp;nbsp; Being sick in Orlando sucks.&amp;nbsp; I know. So  get your shot and start slamming the Vitamin&#39;s C, D3 and B12 NOW!&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;4.&amp;nbsp; If you need to, order more business cards now, if you still use them.  You can go through a lot  of them. Downside - Your phone will ring for a  couple of weeks  afterward.&amp;nbsp; (Yes, people still use business cards)&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;5.&amp;nbsp; Pay attention to the weather forecasts leading up to (insert conference name here).  Orlando  can be really nice and warm in January but it can also get  downright  cold at night. Pack appropriately.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;6.&amp;nbsp; Dress for Connectosphere is casual. Jeans, shorts, polos and t shirts seem  to be the norm. Even kilts for some! But no mankinis, please.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;7.&amp;nbsp; Bring a plug strip, or two, with you. Most hotel rooms are limited on power   outlets and having several outlets extra can always come in handy.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;8.&amp;nbsp; And don&#39;t forget all of your accessories power cords for charging your   stuff! You don&#39;t want to show up Saturday and realize that you are short   a power cord for your iPhone. Not that I&#39;ve ever done something   like that, ever.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;9.&amp;nbsp; If you can, get a portable charger &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005VBNYDS/ref=s9_simh_gw_p107_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;amp;pf_rd_s=center-2&amp;amp;pf_rd_r=1WMY8XMT8BSJKW2ZCQF8&amp;amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;amp;pf_rd_p=1389517282&amp;amp;pf_rd_i=507846&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;like this&lt;/a&gt;. I brought one of these with me and saved my phone from running out of charge during the day. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;10.&amp;nbsp; If you have access to a Mi-Fi or cellular wireless card for your  laptop, bring it.&amp;nbsp; Yes, wifi is made available during the conference for  your use.&amp;nbsp; Good luck trying to get on it.&amp;nbsp; There are several thousand  other geeks there with you all trying to get connected at the same time  during the day.&amp;nbsp; Access points can only do so much.&amp;nbsp; Historically, on Monday, the wifi is usually unusable because of overload.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;11.&amp;nbsp; If you have a tablet...BRING IT.&amp;nbsp; I have found that carrying a tablet  around in a small bag all day is MUCH easier on the body the lugging a  huge bag o&#39; stuff with your laptop in it.&amp;nbsp; This year, I&#39;m going to try to exist on a Surface Pro with my Notes clients and VPN connectivity back to work.&amp;nbsp; Will be a lot nicer just having to carry that and not my work laptop!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;u&gt;&lt;b&gt;Part 2 - &lt;/b&gt;&lt;b&gt;You&#39;re There!:&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/u&gt;&amp;nbsp; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: inherit;&quot;&gt;So now that you packed all  your  power cords, plug strips and comfy shoes, you arrive in Orlando to  hopefully  warm, sunny skies and are ready to begin drinking from the  fire hose of  knowledge that is Connect.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;1.&amp;nbsp; Since Orlando is a tourist mecca, there are several ways to get to   and from the airport.&amp;nbsp; The most expensive option is of course a private   car or taxi.&amp;nbsp; But those can be a little costly.&amp;nbsp; For $32 (plus tips)   round trip, you can take advantage of the Mears Shuttle.&amp;nbsp; This will get   you to the hotel and back relatively easy.&amp;nbsp; But, &lt;b&gt;you do need the   coupon&lt;/b&gt;. &lt;a href=&quot;ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/pdf/collaboration/events/connect/assets/457749_IBM_Connect_2014.pdf&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Click here for coupon&lt;/a&gt;.&amp;nbsp; If you are staying at a Disney property (non-Swan or   Dolphin hotel), you can also look into using the Magical Express for   free.&amp;nbsp; See your hotel information for details.&amp;nbsp; However, I&#39;m not sure  about the Swan, but I know the Dolphin has car rental drop offs  available which is important to note further down the list.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: inherit;&quot;&gt;2.&amp;nbsp; If you are staying at the Swan or Dolphin, great.&amp;nbsp; You&#39;re right  where  the action is.&amp;nbsp; The Yacht and Beach is the next closest official  hotel  right within walking distance of the event.&amp;nbsp; If you are staying  at one  of the other Disney properties, get to know early where the  conference  shuttle pick up and drop off is at.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s usually right out  front of the  hotel and you can always ask an ever helpful Disney cast  member where  they are.&amp;nbsp; My first year down there, I missed Saturday  night  registration by 10 minutes because I used the Disney  transportation to  get me to Downtown Disney first, then back to the  Dolphin.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: inherit;&quot;&gt;3.&amp;nbsp; To go along with point #2, don&#39;t be afraid of getting stranded at  the  Swan or Dolphin after the conference shuttles run.&amp;nbsp; You can use the   Disney buses to get around.&amp;nbsp; From the hotels, they go to Downtown   Disney and from there you can catch a bus back to your hotel. (Disney properties only)&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;4.&amp;nbsp; Once you checked into the conference &lt;b&gt;DO NOT LOSE YOUR BADGE!&lt;/b&gt;&amp;nbsp; There are no mulligans.&amp;nbsp; You are Gollum and that is your precious. You loose it, you either go home or buy a new one.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;5.&amp;nbsp; &lt;b&gt;Meet people and make contacts&lt;/b&gt;. Very useful and fun. Sitting  in your   hotel room at night is no fun. There are not a whole lot of cable  channels anyway.&amp;nbsp; So, get out and mingle, network and  collaborate! Get  social, dangit! If  you arrive on Saturday and have nothing to do, wander on  down to the  Boardwalk area and stop in to the Big River Grille &amp;amp;  Brewing Works.  On Saturday afternoon, the Bloggers -and friends- Annual  Lotusphere  Dinner, BALD, takes place. It&#39;s nothing more then a bunch of  Lotus  geeks hanging out for a few adult soda pops and enjoying each  others  company. Very family reunion-ish without that odd aunt nobody likes  anyway.&amp;nbsp; Then later in the evening on Saturday, wander on down to  the  ESPN bar for The Turtles get together. Always a fun time!&amp;nbsp; The Lotus  community is one that is very accepting and social.&amp;nbsp; Very social. Make  some friends, dang it! Seriously, get out and have fun.&amp;nbsp; You will meet  people from ALL over the world and they will become your friends. But  watch out for &quot;handsy&quot; Australians.&amp;nbsp; That&#39;s right Mat, I&#39;m still talking to  you.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: inherit;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;As I was reminded, our pal and all around great guy Bill Malchisky, has set up a fun Saturday &amp;nbsp;morning event that&#39;s free and right out on the sandy beach between the Swan and Dolphin.&amp;nbsp; Soccer Saturday returns this year and is open for everyone!&amp;nbsp; Check out the link to &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.billmal.com/billmal/billmal.nsf/dx/soccer-saturday-2014.htm&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Bill&#39;s blog&lt;/a&gt; with all the details!&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: inherit;&quot;&gt;6.&amp;nbsp; While we&#39;re on the topic of getting out and having fun, go to the  vendor  sponsored events usually on Tuesday night&#39;s in past years but with the Disney park party on Tuesday this year, I&#39;m sure that may change. They are always a lot  of  fun! (And saves you from having to find something for dinner that  fits  your expense account.)&amp;nbsp; Seriously though, if you are a customer of  a vendor there, ask them if they have anything going on that week.&amp;nbsp;  Remember, you are spending money with them normally.&lt;br /&gt;Also, there is always a party or event to be  found on either Monday or Tuesday night.&amp;nbsp; Work the show floor and you  can usually score an invite.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;7.&amp;nbsp; If this is your first time at Lotusphere/Connect, it is like your first day at college. You   will be wandering around wondering where in the hell SW10 is. Ask   people! Or if you look lost enough, (like I did my first year), someone   will help you out. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;8.&amp;nbsp; If you are certified take advantage of the Certification Lounge.  Hang out, get some eats, and get a chair message (if they have them  again.)&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;9.&amp;nbsp; Don&#39;t miss breakfast and lunch. I&#39;ve really enjoyed the food that  the  catering folks put out for us. Especially at breakfast, drink lots  of  OJ, eat a bran muffin or two and have a bowl of cereal. Really pays  off  for the rest of the day. Also, be sure to thank the nice folks that  are  there taking care of us. They are always real nice people and seem  to  appreciate someone thanking them.&amp;nbsp; Also, do not be wary of approaching anyone there.  &lt;b&gt;Make yourself&lt;/b&gt;   sit at tables with those you do not know and engage in conversation.    Sometimes you meet awesome people.  Sometimes it doesn&#39;t work.  Either   way it is how the community grows. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;10.&amp;nbsp; Speaking of food, one thing I did different in recent years was rent  a car to get to and from the airport.&amp;nbsp; One of the reasons why was that I  wanted to stop at the store and grab some room snacks.&amp;nbsp; Pop tarts, pork  rinds, green tea, etc.&amp;nbsp; Just general munchies.&amp;nbsp; There&#39;s nothing worse  on one of the nights getting the munchies and not wanting to spend $8  bucks on something that&#39;s $2 at Walmart.&amp;nbsp; The rooms in the Dolphin have a  fridge, so there&#39;s a plus right there.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;11.&amp;nbsp; During the morning and afternoon, there are break stations set up   throughout the conference.&amp;nbsp; Usually coffee, water/juice and a snack.   Grab couple extra waters and snacks and throw them in your bag for   either a late night snack (if you don&#39;t have a car) or just to have the water around.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;12.&amp;nbsp; &lt;b&gt;Keep   yourself hydrated&lt;/b&gt; while you are on the go down there.&amp;nbsp; A full day of   sessions and running between hotels can be draining.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;13.&amp;nbsp; Stop into the developer labs and have all your burning questions   answered! All of the top folks from IBM are there to help you through   all of those tough questions you&#39;ve been meaning to ask! Also, if they   have the User Experience lab again this year, it&#39;s really cool! Check   them out!&amp;nbsp; They are there to   listen to us, the customer!&amp;nbsp; Do not be afraid of them, they won&#39;t bite,  mostly.&amp;nbsp; You can have some very open and honest dialogue and work  through your problems.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: inherit;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: inherit;&quot;&gt;IBM&#39;er &lt;a href=&quot;http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/insidelotusblog.nsf/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Chris Reckling&lt;/a&gt; added to the comments - &quot;&lt;i&gt;Yes, there is a UX Lab this year, renamed to the &quot;IBM Design Studio&quot;, but same location in Asia 4 (left of the elevators going down to the showcase. I guess I need to post a blog about that soon! The photo booth returns! And yes, we&#39;ll be doing research, asking questions, listening, and showing cool, new stuff.&lt;/i&gt;&quot; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br /&gt;14. &amp;nbsp; Take Visio&#39;s with you of your environment. What better way to explain   the layout of your environment than to have the graphical   representations of it with you.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;IBM&#39;er Wes Morgan suggesting the following: &quot;As a longtime staff member, I&#39;d add one to your list:&lt;br /&gt;&quot;When  visiting the labs, be kind to your fellow attendees. Yes, it&#39;s a great  opportunity to brainstorm with IBMers, but remember that others want to  talk with them too! Basically, it comes down to &quot;if a line is forming  behind you, wrap it up and give someone else a chance.&quot; &lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br /&gt;15.&amp;nbsp; When &quot;the conference&quot; is over and you&#39;re getting ready to jump a plane home,   be sure to check your receipt from the hotel. The Swan and Dolphin are   notorious for charging you for things you didn&#39;t use, like the mini-bar   in the hotel room. They almost got me one year. I&#39;m sorry, $3 for a   Snickers bar is just insane!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;16.&amp;nbsp; When you see me, buy me a beer!&amp;nbsp; Oh wait, that doesn&#39;t belong here, moving on.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;17.&amp;nbsp; Now here is the &lt;b&gt;MOST&lt;/b&gt; important thing you can take away from this blog entry/guide/manifesto:&lt;br /&gt;Lotusphere, Connect, WHATEVER it is called is what &lt;b&gt;YOU make of it!&lt;/b&gt; Take advantage of everything  that you  can, but pace yourself. You will be absorbing so much   knowledge and sometimes by Wednesday, you may start burning  out. Take it  easy, take care of yourself, but just have fun!&amp;nbsp; Be  Social!&amp;nbsp; I know it&#39;s a year of change for many things.&amp;nbsp; But sometimes change can be good.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;Like I&#39;ve said before, this conference has been a huge part to my professional career as a Domino Administrator.&amp;nbsp; The wealth of knowledge I&#39;ve picked up from this event over the years has been immeasurable.&amp;nbsp; But even as important as the technical knowledge is, it&#39;s been the personal relationships that I&#39;ve forged over the years going to this conference.&amp;nbsp; I&#39;ve never met a group of more talented, passionate professionals as I have in the &quot;Yellow Bubble&quot;.&amp;nbsp; It&#39;s great knowing that if I ever truly need help with an issue, I have a network of experts that if they can, will help be solve my problems and get me working again.&amp;nbsp; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: justify;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Stay tuned to this blog post.&amp;nbsp; As new things become available, I will be  updating it.&amp;nbsp; If you have anything to add, please leave a comment below  and I will add it in!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Revision History:&lt;br /&gt;1/5/2014 - Fixed Mears link and added Bill&#39;s Soccer Saturday info.&lt;br /&gt;1/5/2014 - Chris Reckling&#39;s comments. &lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/feeds/7039013939162135934/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5685203&amp;postID=7039013939162135934&amp;isPopup=true' title='9 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/7039013939162135934'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/5685203/posts/default/7039013939162135934'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://macian.blogspot.com/2014/01/andys-guide-to-connect-o-sphere-2014.html' title='Andy&amp;#39;s Guide to Connect-o-sphere 2014'/><author><name>Andy Donaldson</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/14295083854547806440</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='21' src='//2.bp.blogspot.com/-yfAmEoOAngo/UNCK7Ox_laI/AAAAAAAAVT0/kF4VGHBmNsI/s150/458956_10151552290540830_1507388252_o.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-v3bjNvGhvQw/URB1SJDkpiI/AAAAAAAAVpg/i4eO92eJ8Ns/s72-c/IMG_5288.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>9</thr:total></entry></feed>

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