So if you've been following my manic tweets lately, you may have picked up that I'm doing a session at Lotusphere 2012. My session stems from a document I wrote up, and have tried to keep updated, several years about about InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes. Great app, free, learn all about at my Show -N- Tell. Since I am putting together the session slides, I have to go through and do step by step screenshots. Not a big deal. But, when you're using InstallShield Tuner, one of the required files you need, LotusNotes853.itw, is missing from the 8.5.3 Standard client installation download. But of course, I didn't know that since I had not put one together yet for Notes 8.5.3.
So picture this if you will. Our hero, a strapping figure of a man, Andy, sitting at his downstairs desk working away madly on trying to come up with awesome content for a Lotusphere slide deck. A bead of sweat at his brow as his works madly into the night. Screen shot here, document there. "I've got a good pace going!", he excited says to himself. "Okay, now click here, do this, look for the file LotusNotes853.itw.......look for the file LotusNotes853.itw......WHERE THE HELL IS THE LOTUSNOTES853.ITW!?" he yells out into the cold, December night. He hastily unpacks the download installation files again, missing from there too. Off to Google he goes to find the answer. Yup. It's not in the download package. Harrumph. But, as glimmer of hope appears as he reads that the file is available from IBM Fix Central! Away with great speed he went to the site, selected the following options
Clicked continue, clicked continue again and beheld before his tired eyes, the missing file!
Hazzah! He was once again victorious and continued on with his assigned tasks! The End!
But the moral to this story kids, is IBM seems to have overlooked placing the LotusNotes853.itw file in the installation package and if you use InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes, you're going to need that file. But, IBM Fix Central has what you're looking for.
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 7:36a Andy Donaldson So it's that time of the year again when all the good little Domino Admins and Developers get all starry eyed and anxious with the anticipation of going to Lotuspher...I mean Connect. One of the fun things that goes on at the event is the "Wednesday night party" at one of the local Orlando theme parks. For me, that's always something I look forward to. Not much of a thrill ride person myself, but enjoy the themes of the parks. In years past, it was a closely guarded secret on which park [read] Keywords: domino
The 8.1 Upgrade Blues
Fri, Oct 18th 2013 9:10a Andy Donaldson If you hadn't heard yesterday, Microsoft officially released their latest operating system, Windows 8.1, to the populace. With much excitement to officially get a "Start" button back, I raced off to the interwebs to try and download the software. Problem was, I had downloaded and installed the Windows 8.1 preview on my personal laptop. That was a problem. Well, not really a problem, but a pain. You see, to get the latest version I had to go through a refresh process which basically took [read] Keywords: applications
The curious case of the Trash folder design
Mon, Sep 16th 2013 8:25a Andy Donaldson I know. It's been a while and this post has nothing to do with photography...until I mentioned it just now. But I wanted to write this one out before I forget. Had a user call this morning saying that they had created a folder in their mail file and it took the design of a Trash folder. So when the user tried to drag and drop a message out of that folder, they go a message: "You cannot drag and drop out of Trash with Soft Deletes enabled. Please use Restore instead." Okay, this was a new [read] Keywords: admin
10 bloggy years
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 6:23a Andy Donaldson 10 years ago today, this happened Well, I'm still here. 827 post later, the blog remains. There are actually 880 posts in total, but there are some posts that I just write to get things off my chest and don't post. Various reasons, of course. When I started this thing, my intention was to join a chorus of others dedicated to spreading their knowledge and experiences. Being social. All before the time of tweets and Facebooks. I'm happy with what it has accomplished over the years. I [read] Keywords: ibm
My Birthday Edicts - OBEY!
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 7:14a Andy Donaldson So today I celebrate the 44th anniversary of my birth. Still am amazed I made it this far. But with the love of a good women at your side and two wonderful kids, it's not all that hard. But this morning after I awoke, I had a revelation. One day, the birthdays for me will end. Okay, I'm not saying that to be morbid, so stick with me here. But yes, one day I will slip loose from this mortal coil and no longer be "here". Okay, a little heavy, yes. So that has led me to come up with my [read] Keywords:
Windows 8 and Wifi Goofyness.
Tue, Jun 4th 2013 9:06a Andy Donaldson Well, I did it. I got a laptop for my new business. But, it's not an Apple. Those things are expensive you know. What I did end up getting is an Asus Q200E. It's a small form factor laptop that has Windows 8 and a touch screen. I'm not at all impressed with the Metro look of Windows 8, but, I do like it for the size. Fits great into my camera bag and is fast enough to get work done quickly in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. But the problem I came across yesterday when I brought it into wor [read] Keywords: notes
Lotusphere/Connect Protip - Whatdoyaknow? You CAN use Traveler too!
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 5:46a Andy Donaldson Yesterday I posted a tip here on the House O' Blog about using mail rules to forward your often overlooked conference mail to an email account you check more frequently. After posting that, my buddy Don McNally pinged me on Twitter wondering if Traveler could be used like he had in the past. I hadn't noticed anything on the page that stuck out about that and didn't think much about it further. That was until this morning and I was on the site taking a look around and I see this. The infor [read] Keywords: lotusphere