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Unable to find where I am in Sametime
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Andy's Guide To......
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 7:22p   Andy Donaldson
At 2 PM today, this appeared on my Facebook messenger I won'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. Yes Virginia, I will be in Orlando this year. At least for a couple of days. I won't be attending ConnectED as an attendee, however. I will be down there to fulfill client request for headshot photos. Aside from being a Domino Admin at a local Fortune 500 company, I do after all have a photogra
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Does Traveler have an issue with the Domino Domain?
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 11:02a   Andy Donaldson
This blog post is going to serve two purposes. First, to give a heads up of something I ran into this week. 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. So here goes. 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. Like most other organizations I'm sure, we use groups to secure who can and cannot access the Traveler server
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Unable to find where I am in Sametime
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 9:30a   Andy Donaldson
Had an issue crop up this morning that is worth a share. For some oddball reason, I noticed that my geographic location was not working in Sametime. Normally haven't noticed it, but with working from home today I thought it would be nice if someone was looking for me. I went into the Sametime-Geographic Location section of the Preferences menu and tried to adjust the settings there. Wouldn't take. When I looked at the "Show Advanced View" option of the screen, I noticed that The Subnet
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Andy's Guide to (dis)ConnectED2015!
Sat, Dec 13th 2014 12:14p   Andy Donaldson
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. (You can click here to see all of the past years write-ups.) Well, it used to be called Lotusphere, but over the past couple of years it's had a bit of an identity crisis. This coming January it has once again had a change of name and is called ConnectED. Okay, no problem. But this year for the first time sinc
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Another one bites the dust.
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 7:09p   Andy Donaldson
I've been feeling it coming for a long time now. The eventuality that my days as a full time Domino Administrator coming to a close. I'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. At first I fought it. Nobody listened. Nobody cared. No help from IBM either. As far as I'm concerned, they gave up on us as a customer a long time ago. Haven't heard from my rep in months. So why fight it. My
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17 years. 16 an honest man.
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 3:40a   Andy Donaldson
Back before the turn of the century, I didn't know what I wanted in the world. I thought I did and that took me down many roads. But most of the time, it was roads that others had already paved. I hadn't made any of my own. I was at a crossroads in life I felt. 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's when I decided to look
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Sametime Video Calls on a MacBook Pro - not happening
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 9:10a   Andy Donaldson
Okay, blogosphere, I need your ear for a few minutes.The overlords here at the day job want to start support Macs. That's a good thing in my opinion. IBM has had a Notes client for Mac, (but not an Admin or Dev client), for some time now. But with rolling out new hardware, we have to make sure everything works of course. What's not working for me right now, and is reproducible on another like Mac, is that video calls in Sametime won't work. We have nice, shiny new MacBook Pro's with Re
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Migrating Traveler to HA Error
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 6:48a   Andy Donaldson
Today was the day I made the leap to migrate our production Traveler server from running on the Derby database to an SQL database. 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. Having walked through the migration steps at this link in our test environment, I felt pretty confident with the task ahead. After the server restarted and Traveler launched, the migration process began. But not too long after the mi
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My time with the Surface Pro
Sun, Feb 2nd 2014 1:39p   Andy Donaldson
One change I made this year to the tools I took with to IBM Connect was the computer I carried with me. This year I was fortunate enough to borrow a 1st generation Windows Surface Pro tablet with keyboard and pen. I have to say, I have fallen quite smitten for this device. Not just because it's a new toy to play with but because it is a fully functional laptop and tablet all in one! Since the announcement of the iPad several years ago, tablet computing has brought with it the promise of bei
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All good things..... My week at IBM Connect 2014
Sun, Feb 2nd 2014 12:56p   Andy Donaldson
Photo courtesy of John Roling. Back home in Ohio after a long week away in Orlando. This years Connect conference was different on many levels. For one, a lot of the normal faces that I've come to know over the years were missing. Another difference was the tone of the conference. It's no longer just all about us. This year, the merging of the Connect theme has truly taken over the Lotusphere themes that we were used to. To be honest, I'm okay with that. There was still plenty of sessi




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