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Fantastic new series on Syfy called “The Expanse” – for people who love traditional science fiction
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 14
My suggestion is to stay away from PayAnywhere(dot)com
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 7
Here is one for you VMWARE gurus - particularly if you run ESXi without fancy drive arrays
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 15
The Killer of Orphans (Orphan Documents)
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 16
MWLUG -- Is there anything you want to see me speak about there?
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 11
Homeopathic Marketing: Traveler on my Android is now calling itself VERSE. Allow me to translate that for the IBM Notes c
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 11
A review of British Airways Premium Economy Service – How to destroy customer goodwill all at once
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 13
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The Killer of Orphans (Orphan Documents)
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 16
Here is one for you VMWARE gurus - particularly if you run ESXi without fancy drive arrays
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 15
Fantastic new series on Syfy called “The Expanse” – for people who love traditional science fiction
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 14
A review of British Airways Premium Economy Service – How to destroy customer goodwill all at once
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 13
Simplified explanation and steps for upgrading to SHA-2 encrypted SSL certificates for Domino
Mon, Nov 10th 2014 12
There's a bug in how @TextToTime() and @ToTime() process date strings related to international standards and browser settings
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 12
Are you using a Surface Pro 2 or another Windows 8.1 Tablet? Want to use Traveler on the touch screen? It works!
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 11
Homeopathic Marketing: Traveler on my Android is now calling itself VERSE. Allow me to translate that for the IBM Notes c
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 11
MWLUG -- Is there anything you want to see me speak about there?
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 11
Come talk to me at Connect in Orlando - I'll be there part of the time.
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 9




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Fantastic new series on Syfy called “The Expanse” – for people who love traditional science fiction
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 7:15p   Andrew Pollack
[] “The Expanse” is a new science fiction series being broadcast onthe Syfy channelthis winter. It’s closely based on a series of books by author James S. A. Corey beginning with “Leviathan Wakes”. There are 5 books in the “Expanse” series so far. If you’re a fan of the novels you’ll appreciate how closely the books are followed.TIP: The first five episodes are already available on Syfy.com. If you’re having trouble getting into the characters and plot, use those to get up to
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My suggestion is to stay away from PayAnywhere(dot)com
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 4:01p   Andrew Pollack
Here’s a cautionary story, with my personal suggestion that you stay away from any service offered by “PayAnywhere.com” or “North American Bankcard” or “PhoneSwipe.com”. I’m documenting this, as I told them I would, so that when other people search for information about them, they can be a bit more informed. This is my story of interacting them. I’m sure other people have had other experiences. Over the summer, I decided to drop my previous credit card processing service and tr
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Here is one for you VMWARE gurus - particularly if you run ESXi without fancy drive arrays
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 3:07p   Andrew Pollack
I think I may have just found the source of some real bottlenecks in my virtual environment. V MWARE is this incredibly powerful platform, and the ESXi version lets even a SOHO environment run multiple virtual machines, housing a whole environment in a single big box. I absolutely love it, and support several virtual environments using it in a few places. There are, however, some confusing settings that aren't easily understood or documented. When you're dealing with inexpensive gear, the issu
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The Killer of Orphans (Orphan Documents)
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 11:08a   Andrew Pollack
Those damn orphans are harder to kill than you think. Maybe you'll spot the error faster than I did -- or maybe this will help you. I have a customer with a help desk application created in the mid 1990s. It started causing major issues so I looked into it and found it had grown to over 20gb in size. A check of the database properties showed a whopping 453,355 documents, and of course, many of those have screen shots. When I spoke to the client, she swore she'd deleted everything older than 1/
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MWLUG -- Is there anything you want to see me speak about there?
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 4:49p   Andrew Pollack
I'm not sure yet if I'll be submitting a session or just attending, or possibly not going at all -- but while I consider it, is there anything in particular you all want to hear me talk about at MWLUG?.....
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Homeopathic Marketing: Traveler on my Android is now calling itself VERSE. Allow me to translate that for the IBM Notes c
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 2:36p   Andrew Pollack
I noticed today that my Traveler applications on Android have started calling themselves "IBM Verse" (e.g. "IBM VERSE - 2 New Messages"). I was confused at first, because I hadn't connected my test account on the IBM Verse cloud offering to my primary email at all. It turns out that no such connection exists. It's just a name change. Allow me to translate: Someone, or some group, fairly highly placed within the IBM adminisphere has finally come to the realization that the IBM Verse cloud o
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A review of British Airways Premium Economy Service – How to destroy customer goodwill all at once
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 11:28a   Andrew Pollack
Maybe an airline marketing person will read this and finally realize why business travelers increasingly hate them all. I'm sure both of my regular readers will be sympathic, though I'm also quite certain my little story will have no effect on British Airways whatsoever. It is sufficient to me that I can vent into the vast internet and allow this to live forever in the annals of the search engines. In the past I have recommended to my friends traveling to conferences in Europe, a particular fl
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There's a bug in how @TextToTime() and @ToTime() process date strings related to international standards and browser settings
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 3:28p   Andrew Pollack
That's a long title, but it's simplest way I could come up with in one sentence to explain the issue. Here's what happens, why I ran into it, how to reproduce it, and a work-around. Background I am responsible for a web application in Domino, in which I use a non-Domino "Date - Picker" control. The result of that control is a text string representing the date, which I need to turn into an actual date-time value at save time. Complicating this, is that different standards exist for represent




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