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Tue, Apr 15th 2014 281
Audience retention
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Brief demo of Message Store in CoexLinks Fidelity
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Maybe I should call the next one Bruce
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 224
Introducing CoexLinks Fidelity
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 197
A customer request
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 244
Quick Mask - Fun easy uses in Gimp 2.8
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Tremendous kudos owed to IBM
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 532
More Lysol As if dedicated to the name Notes by IBM
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 523
Apple security hole - the one line of code myth
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 410
The pointy-haired boss takes a data dump
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 369
Oh myyyyy
Sun, Mar 9th 2014 361
Genii Software Roadmap
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 335
Help needed in Lanes 1 and 2
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2014 IBM Connect Sessions database
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Resist the urge to monetize
Wed, Feb 19th 2014 290
You are in a maze of twisty SharePoint passages
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You are in a maze of twisty SharePoint passages
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 10:29a   Ben Langhinrichs
Or rather, I am. And they are not all the same, but rather all are different, and in many different ways. After a long, long hiatus while Midas LSX 5 was finished and released and CoexLinks Fidelity 3.5 was finished and released, I am back to working on SharePoint. It is an adventure (see what I did there?), but after installing piece after piece, I have the SharePoint Online Management Shell working and connected. Next on the agenda is trying out creating a new site through the shell, followed [read] Keywords: lsx sharepoint
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Audience retention
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 3:50p   Ben Langhinrichs
Sometimes, even small data can be useful. Once in a while, I go to Youtube and look at the statistics, because it helps me to understand what people like and how well I am keeping their interest. The following three shots are my most popular Gimp tutorial followed by my most recent Gimp tutorial followed by my channel intro video. As you can see at a glance, the first two are pretty good, but I need to work on that Channel intro. Most popular Gimp tutorial Most recent Gimp tutorial Channe [read] Keywords:
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Brief demo of Message Store in CoexLinks Fidelity
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 6:20a   Ben Langhinrichs
A few days ago, we announced the release of CoexLinks Fidelity 3.5. Along with high quality MIME rendering for IBM Notes, CoexLinks has a new feature called the Message Store. I thought I'd put together a brief demo of the Message Store which also shows a little of the new fidelity. The Message Store is designed for companies who have mixed environments including Notes/Domino applications and possibly Notes/Domino mail users along with other users with Microsoft Outlook, GMail or other email sy [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes notes client applications email microsoft outlook
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Maybe I should call the next one Bruce
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 5:30p   Ben Langhinrichs
Back in October, I announced that we were changing the name of the Midas Rich Text LSX to the Midas LSX after 16 years. Today, I announced that we were changing the name of CoexLinks to Coexlinks Fidelity after 11 years. Which brings up the obvious question, what will we call CoexEdit when we announce a new major release in a week or so? I'm thinking Bruce. Not for any practical purpose, only philosophical ones. Just to keep it clear. [read] Keywords: lsx rich text archive
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Introducing CoexLinks Fidelity
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 2:06p   Ben Langhinrichs
Today, we are putting up a new version of CoexLinks called Coexlinks Fidelity. While it is technically CoexLinks 3.5 for internal reasons, it is the biggest addition of functionality for CoexLinks in years. The core CoexLinks functionality of converting doclinks to usable links in Outlook, Google Mail or other web mail is still in place, and more flexible and powerful than ever. But now, there are two additional areas of functionality added to enhance the power and value of CoexLinks: Email Fide [read] Keywords: domino notes notes client rich text css database email google outlook security smtp
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A customer request
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 11:20a   Ben Langhinrichs
Without mentioning names, we got a customer request today: We need to migrate some data to SQL server and having difficulties with RTF's. By using @abstract, results are mixed. Some records have partial data from RTF field and also formatting is not retained. So we are looking for MidasLSX which allow us to easily export an RTF along with a few other fields directly into SQL server or write all the records from Notes database into a CSV file which can be imported into SQL table. We need to migr [read] Keywords: notes database server sql
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Quick Mask - Fun easy uses in Gimp 2.8
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 8:19a   Ben Langhinrichs
While Gimp may not be relevant to IBM software or Notes/Domino, many business partners have chosen to use this free, open source image manipulation software for creating graphics, cleaning up photos and even building simple animations. Over on Mini-Lessons.info, I have twenty-two different Gimp tutorials along with many tutorials on Notes/Domino topics including some on the Midas LSX and CoexLinks. This is my latest Gimp 2.8 mini-lesson. Like all of my videos, there are no ads at all, and I aim [read] Keywords: domino ibm lsx notes
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Beware: Will make you feel like family
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 10:10a   Ben Langhinrichs
As one of the many in the Notes community who have felt this way about Bruce Elgort over the years, it is nice to see that his students feel the same way. Congratulations on your well-earned adoration, Bruce! [read] Keywords: notes community planetlotus planetlotus.org
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The pointy-haired boss takes a data dump
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 7:00a   Ben Langhinrichs
When your PHB needs to take a data dump from Notes to SQL Server or DB2 or SharePoint Lists or whatever, and your organization is low on Notes developers, there's always the Midas LSX and the completely data-driven Export to CSV database. Request an evaluation license today and see how easy it can be. Or watch the video for a short demo. High fidelity full screen is recommended, and closed captions are available both for following along in English or getting translations to other languages. [read] Keywords: lsx notes database db2 server sharepoint sql




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Help needed in Lanes 1 and 2
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 8:03a   Ben Langhinrichs
Yesterday, I laid out a roadmap for Genii Software, defining three lanes that we see companies fall into and how we aim to address the needs of those companies. Over the next few days, I will post a few examples to illustrate our goals. Lanes 1 and Lane 2:Taking data from a Notes database to SQL server without Notes development Problem: a company has a Notes database, and they need to take a number of fields of a specific form and put them into SQL Server tables. They may be migrating (Lane 1) o [read] Keywords: lsx notes rich text archive database development server sql
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Genii Software Roadmap
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 2:58p   Ben Langhinrichs
I thought it might be worth laying out a roadmap for where I see Genii Software and its products going in the future. While these are mostly continuations of current directions, not everybody is aware of the different overlapping features. So, here goes. Lane 1: People leaving Notes behind or moving part of their infrastructures away from IBM (news flash: there are such customers)This lane is often seen as "migration", but frequently turns into "coexistence". We support both things. This lan [read] Keywords: domino ibm inotes lsx notes rich text xpages applications consulting database email enterprise google interface microsoft oracle server
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Mobile app coders
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 6:19a   Ben Langhinrichs
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Oh myyyyy
Sun, Mar 9th 2014 3:50p   Ben Langhinrichs
My daughter proves again she's a social media darling with her selfie with George Takei. [read] Keywords:
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Tremendous kudos owed to IBM
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 8:10a   Ben Langhinrichs
Given that I sell products which often enhance the features or patch the holes in IBM's products, I may sometimes seem a little hard on IBM, and particularly on their rich text and rendering capabilities. Over the next week, I will show a few posts which demonstrate how our CoexLinks Fidelity product corrects further issues with email, but before I do, I want to give a huge shout out to the Notes developers who worked on Notes 9. Customers have complained about rich text to MIME rendering for y [read] Keywords: ibm notes rich text email
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Apple security hole - the one line of code myth
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 7:50a   Ben Langhinrichs
The widespread reports of the hole in iPhones, Macs using Safari and so forth have taken to repeating the myth that the problem is the one line of code with the "goto fail" problem. To be fair, it is a single line of code, so that is not a myth. The myth is that this represents the problem, that it was a typo (according to Wired), and that Out of all the million lines of code we run every day, this one happened to be printed twice and so forth, as if the coding error were the problem. It was n [read] Keywords: apple security
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More Selective - another Gimp tutorial
Wed, Feb 19th 2014 2:20p   Ben Langhinrichs
This is actually one of my earlier Gimp tutorials, back before I bought a new microphone and learned to use Audacity to clean up the sound. I editied it, tightened up parts and recorded a new audio portion that is both clearer and more accurate. What can I say, I've learned a bit since then. Anyway, these are some techniques for doing more with the most basic of tools in Gimp 2.8, the selection tools. It turns out they have some nifty and non-obvious features, so this demo shows ways to use the [read] Keywords:
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Resist the urge to monetize
Wed, Feb 19th 2014 7:43a   Ben Langhinrichs
I wrote a slight variation of this over on an Entrepreneur's community on Google+, but thought people might be interested here as well. It is business related rather than technical, but given the number of small businesses and entrepreneurs around, I thought I'd share it. Resist the urge to monetize One of the mistakes I see both small businesses and solo flyers make, one I've made myself at times, is to follow the siren call to monetize everything. Whether it is adding ads next to your blog [read] Keywords: community google
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More Lysol As if dedicated to the name Notes by IBM
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 10:30a   Ben Langhinrichs
After today's Opening General Session at IBM Connect, I thought I'd reprint a poem I wrote a few years ago. Though it was not intended for this back then, today I felt that it could be rededicated to the name Notes as viewed by IBM: More Lysol! I smell the fragrance of your hair It lingers on each downward stair. The smell of you I cannot bear, So I spray Lysol in the air. You came to me to say good-bye. “Our love is dead!” said with a cry. I raised my fist and let it fly [read] Keywords: ibm notes
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2014 IBM Connect Sessions database
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 8:10a   Ben Langhinrichs
I am tremendously pleased to see that Mat Newman, Rob Novak, Karl Henry Martinson, Vitor Pereira, Giuseppe Grasso, Andreas Imnitzer and Giulio Campobassi have put their skills and energy together to come up with such an IBM Connect 2014 Sessions database, and of course with Gabriella Davis for hosting the web version. (Okay, I am also delirious with joy at not having to put all that work in anymore.) As one might suspect, it looks and works better than ever. To quote Mat on instructions: You ca [read] Keywords: ibm notes database server twitter
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Building a Business 1 - Find the right windmills
Sun, Jan 19th 2014 1:40p   Ben Langhinrichs
The first in a series of articles about entrepreneurship and business, based on my experiences with Genii Software and developing products for IBM Lotus Notes/Domino. If you wish to Like or comment on Facebook, visit the Genii Software FB page. [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes facebook google javascript widget
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The ones that get away
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 1:04p   Ben Langhinrichs
There are days when a post pops up on Planet Lotus with an intriguing title, or at least an intriguing one for an IBM Notes oriented site. Inevitably, even if the post has made it to the What's Hot list, it isn't really there when I click on it. I always wonder about the ones that get away. [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes planet lotus
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Does the NSA encrypt the radio wave data from the computers it hacks?
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 7:30p   Ben Langhinrichs
Comment on the embedded Google+ post or on the Facebook post, if that suits you more. [read] Keywords: facebook google javascript widget
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Midas LSX 5.00g released with critical bug fix
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 7:50a   Ben Langhinrichs
All customers using HTML exports with the new Midas LSX 5.00 after 5.00b should upgrade to 5.00g due to a specific issue where the cleanup process after an HTML export may lead to a crash. No changes are required to scripts, but anybody who has experienced the crash may want to recompile their agents to be on the safe side. Both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions are affected. [read] Keywords: lsx bug
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A major company switched to IBM Connections. What happened next will shock you.
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 7:20a   Ben Langhinrichs
Well, actually, it likely won't. They used it, most thought it was pretty useful, but a few had some problems with it. Overall, about what you'd expect with a major software change. As much as I get hooked by the Upworthy headlines too, I am growing very tired of the constant barrage and hyperbole. That is all. [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Changing names midstream
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 1:20p   Ben Langhinrichs
Sometimes you make decisions that later turn out to be short-sighted. One of those decisions was leaving the names of the CoexLinks software DLLs the same for 32-bit and 64-bit IBM Domino versions. The decision seemed to make sense because we had already decided to leave the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Midas LSX the same, but there are different reasons there. With the Midas LSX, you need to use a line such as the following in your script: UseLSX "*lsxrtc" which then loads the LSX into m [read] Keywords: domino ibm lsx notes notes client server
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A playful conference
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 9:30a   Ben Langhinrichs
While I have enjoyed Lotusphere through the years, and even had lots of fun, it was never as playful a conference as RootsCamp (or SXSW). My daughter clearly enjoys those a lot. Here she is on her way to RootsCamp 2013 this morning. [read] Keywords: lotusphere google
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Just one short
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 12:40p   Ben Langhinrichs
As many of you have noted over on Facebook (thank you, thank you!), it is my birthday today. I am 51, or as I like to think of it, just one card short of a full deck. After going to a wonderful production of Wicked on Sunday, I spent the first half of my birthday in the best possible way, baby sitting (i.e., playing with) my surrogate grandson who just turned 2 a few days ago. Books, puzzles, playdough and more for four and a half hours. What a delightful way to spend half a birthday, Of course [read] Keywords: facebook
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You wanna buy me out?
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 9:18a   Ben Langhinrichs
I am so tired of the endless solicitations from companies who want to show me what to do if I am approached by somebody who wants to buy my company. I have not tried to sell my company. I don't have a lot of interest in selling my company. But guess what, if somebody approaches me to buy my company, I think I can handle it. Ten million bucks. We'll go with the Zillow approach. You want to buy my company? Let's save the haggling. Send me a check for ten million dollars, and I'll send you the [read] Keywords:
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Who will be the first to pop the bubble?
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 7:15a   Ben Langhinrichs
A number of people have expressed an interest in the Yellow Bubbles project, but who will be the first to burst? Will it be you?!? If people hurry, it would make a great stocking stuffer. (Especially if loaded on a lovely new tablet or mobile device of one's choice.) Below are answers to the frequently asked questions. (Okay, each has been asked just one.) Question 1: How do I submit what I have written. I can use anything from a Notes document in a blank database to an email or a file in .doc/ [read] Keywords: notes database email mobile
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Trying out SharePoint - Day 3
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 2:20p   Ben Langhinrichs
Going to put this out earlier because it is a Friday, so I plan to finish up soon. I made some good progress today. Went into the SharePoint-community.net discussions and searched for CSV, which is my highest priority for understanding. Found only a few posts, but somebody else seemed to be asking the same thing. Replied asking if he ever got an answer, and a very knowledgable user answer me shortly after that, pointing me at the Import-CSV Cmdlet (a new vocabulary word for me), and also a link [read] Keywords: community database server sharepoint sql
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Trying out SharePoint - Day 2
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 6:20p   Ben Langhinrichs
Not a lot of progress today, but good places to start. Started up my own "site" with Microsoft for Office 365 and SharePoint last night, so I went back and it was all there and functioning. Impressed at how easy that was. Maybe I am just a bit leery of large corporations and websites after Partnerworld. Anyway, a pleasant surprise, but only if I can figure out what to do. Played around a little, then when and sought Tom Duff's advice on where/how/why to get started. Both he and Joe Litton ch [read] Keywords: community microsoft office sharepoint
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Yellow Bubbles - Stories of the Lotus community by YOU
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 7:20a   Ben Langhinrichs
In a comment on my last post, Christian Tillmanns suggested that writing a whole book was too much, but one chapter would be doable, and Paul Mooney chimed in that a history of the Lotus community would be fun. What if anybody in the Yellowverse who was interested tell your story/stories about what the Lotus community has meant to you. No particular rules, tell the good, bad or ugly. Anything that would be fun for the rest of us to share. I would then publish them on Smashwords for free (and on [read] Keywords: lotus community
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If only I could talk Bruce into it
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 6:17p   Ben Langhinrichs
While this isn't a real book, maybe if I asked really, really nicely, I could talk Bruce into writing it. I'd love to read a book by him about the pros and cons of open source projects, and what his thinking is these days about the open source movement. Maybe if we all asked him. How about it? (I have a book cover all ready for him. That's the heavy lifting right there, eh?) [read] Keywords:
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Trying out SharePoint - Day 1
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 1:40p   Ben Langhinrichs
I've decided it is time to learn something about SharePoint. Whether that means, "Know they enemy" or "Abandon Help, all ye who enter here" or "Follow my bliss" will remain to be seen. At the moment, I just want to figure out what it is. Looking at the system requirements, I do not want to set up my own SharePoint server just yet. Looking about, I can see lots of talk about SharePoint Online. My wife says my head is in the clouds anyway, so I'll try that. I could sign up for SharePoint O [read] Keywords: office server sharepoint
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What possible advantages are there to being short?
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 10:20a   Ben Langhinrichs
With apologies to those in the community who are shorter than I am (most of you), and whom I have teased about it on occasion (a select few of you), I must admit that there are advantages to being short. At least if you are an ebook. There was a time when most sources of information about technology were long. (1990s and early 2000s, I'm looking at you.) Lotus and other tech companies produced books with information about their products, and there were many independent books published as well. [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes xpages community iphone mobile
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Making XPages Run by Kathy Brown - a birthday gift
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 7:15a   Ben Langhinrichs
Of course, it isn't a real book, but it seemed so appropriate for Kathy Brown that I went ahead and made it. I was going to use it for my Instant Ebook demo, but I think I'll just leave it out there. Of course, if Kathy would like to make it a real book, I'd be happy to help. As it happens, today is Kathy's birthday, so consider this a Happy Birthday book cover. [read] Keywords: xpages
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Rich Text 101 - finally a real book
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 7:39a   Ben Langhinrichs
Finally, a real book (I hope I haven't cried wolf too often). I decided to demonstrate how the Instant Ebook sample works by taking a popular, and still surprisingly accurate and useful, set of articles I wrote about Notes rich text starting ten years ago and updated occasionally to reflect version changes. I made a few more updates, pasted each of the articles into the Instant Ebook sample, added the cover you see above and pressed the button. In less than a second, the ebook was available, so [read] Keywords: domino lsx notes rich text database
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IBM Software Stack by Gab and Tim Davis
Mon, Nov 11th 2013 2:16p   Ben Langhinrichs
Okay, okay, it's another fictitious book, but I couldn't resist. As far as I can tell, the entire IBM software stack pretty much relies on Gab and Tim, which explains how little time off they get. In any case, I'd rather see this than SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using IBM Spss, which appears to be the most popular IBM Software title right now. Really cool stuff there, I'm sure, if you are into SPSS, which I haven't personally been into since the late 1980s, b [read] Keywords: ibm
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Code Warriors vs. XPages by Nathan T Freeman
Sun, Nov 10th 2013 1:30p   Ben Langhinrichs
Okay, so this also is not a real book, but it could be. All that it would take is Nathan, a graphic artist and a little bit of knowledge. But just imagine if potential developers found this sort of book up on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and so forth? They might stop thinking of Notes as legacy software, at least a little. Of course, since our Instant Ebook sample will handle putting those images into EPUB, Nathan could mix text and links and images all together and make a really gripping book. It [read] Keywords: notes xpages
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IBM Connections: Meeting the Modern Single Woman
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 1:28p   Ben Langhinrichs
I am mixing a bit of self promotion with a bunch of passion here, so bear with me... Imagine for a moment that the book shown above were real, and that Carl published it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other on-line bookstores. Then, imagine that customers who were thinking about IBM Connections and wanted to see what was published went and did a search there. Do you realize that Carl's book would likely be the first hit when they searched? When I did a search on Amazon in Books for "IBM Con [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus lsx notes database enterprise social software
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Dem Eyes - Selective color with Gimp 2.8
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 11:40a   Ben Langhinrichs
It's been a while since I posted a Gimp 2,8 tutorial. As it happens, over on Google+ the Artistic Google theme is Monochrome/Selective Color. I thought it might be handy to do a short tutorial on making selective color images. See two whimsical examples below the video if you aren't sure what I mean. These are very easy to make (assuming you have a good image to start with), but not everybody has the time to play around and figure out how. his uses Gimp 2.8, a free open source alternative to P [read] Keywords: google
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Midas LSX 5 announcement
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 8:00a   Ben Langhinrichs
I've learned to wait a few days before making these announcements, but here is the press release for Midas LSX 5. Announcing Midas LSX 5Contact: Ben Langhinrichs Genii Software +1 216‒991‒5220 Ben@GeniiSoft.com Cleveland, Ohio, Today -- Genii Software is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Midas LSX 5.00, a major new release of the widely acclaimed product extension for IBM Notes/Domino. After sixteen years of ongoing success as the Midas Rich Text LSX., the name has [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus lsx notes rich text xpages archive development email exchange exchange firefox google microsoft mobile sharepoint sql
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IBM Redbooks available in EPUB format
Wed, Oct 30th 2013 2:04p   Ben Langhinrichs
This has nothing to do with my products, but I was glad to see that IBM has embraced the EPUB format as well, making 786 of its IBM Redbooks available in EPUB format as well as PDF. They've published 14 of them this month alone, so there are likely to be more where these came from. Visit http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks.nsf/epub?Open to search for a favorite Redbook and get it in EPUB format. [read] Keywords: ibm
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Want the Domino Designer Help DB with Eclipse help docs?
Wed, Oct 30th 2013 12:10p   Ben Langhinrichs
A few people have written and asked about getting a copy of the IBM Domino Designer Help db with the Eclipse help documents included. While I'd like to just post it, I don't really want to step on IBM's toes on this. So here is the deal I have for you. Since you could go ahead and import the documents yourself using Midas V5, there's no harm in giving you the database if you have an evaluation license for Midas. So, if you want a copy, fill out the evaluation license request, download versio [read] Keywords: agent domino ibm lsx sametime database eclipse email
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Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Fix List in EPUB
Wed, Oct 30th 2013 11:50a   Ben Langhinrichs
It occurred to me it might be useful to use Midas V5 to create an EPUB version of the 300 fixes in the IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 release. You can download a copy or read it directly from FixList901.epub. Of course, if you requested a Midas LSX 5 evaluation license, you could generate your own EPUB, HTML or MHT files for any release, or combination of releases, or topic area, or whatever. The full agent I used is below. The only extra thing I did was create a shortened version of the Public form ( [read] Keywords: agent domino ibm lsx notes
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Eighteen minutes to a searchable Designer Help
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 7:30p   Ben Langhinrichs
We released Midas LSX Version 5.00a with a few bugs fixes, and with the Import from Zip functionality turned on. To test it, I looked at the Eclipse help packages where all the Designer help has gone. These are packages in zip files, with an XML table of contents. The code I used looks like this after I traverse the XML files with the standard classes, then for each .html file in the Zip file, it creates a blank document, sets the form and such, then imports it. Call rtitem.CreateBackend(doc.Han [read] Keywords: domino lsx css database eclipse xml
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Notes Client Help in Kindle format
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 2:00p   Ben Langhinrichs
This community always impresses me with the constant desire to help one another. Brian Moore of Thomson Machinery wrote: Ben, I follow your blog, and I appreciate you putting out the client help as an epub. Since I need mobi for my Kindle, I converted it I'm attaching it for you, in case you'd like to share it as well. If you're interested, this is the program I used: http://calibre-ebook.com/ Cheers, Brian So, here it is in MOBI format. Simply download or email to your Kindle the IBM N [read] Keywords: ibm notes notes client community email
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Seeing is believing
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 10:49a   Ben Langhinrichs
To give you an idea of the fidelity you can get with the Midas LSX V5, this is a page from the IBM Notes 9 Social Edition Client help db that I posted yesterday in an EPUB version. The entire agent used to create this complete database conversion are below. (I added a page for the Cover image, but otherwise touched nothing in the database.) If you want to try this sort of export for yourself, request an evaluation license of the Midas LSX V5 today. Dim s As New NotesSessionDim gColl As New Genii [read] Keywords: agent ibm lsx notes database
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Any other databases you would like to see as EPUB?
Wed, Oct 16th 2013 2:30p   Ben Langhinrichs
IBM Designer Help? Sessions database from a conference? Something else? I'd be happy to oblige. (If you missed it, see my last post which has the Notes Client Help database as an EPUB file. [read] Keywords: ibm notes notes client database
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Midas LSX V5 released plus a small gift
Wed, Oct 16th 2013 7:49a   Ben Langhinrichs
Last night, Genii Software Ltd. released Version 5.00 of what is now known as the Midas LSX (formerly the Midas Rich Text LSX). This new release offers powerful features for using Notes/Domino data outside of the standard client, whether in XPages, mobile apps, portal apps and more or whether the data is to be migrated to SharePoint, Google Apps or elsewhere. Data can be exported as separate files or in capsule views. Midas LSX 5.00 supports all Windows 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Notes/Domino [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus lsx notes rich text xpages community google javascript mobile sharepoint
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Pardon the dust while we ready Midas LSX V5
Mon, Sep 30th 2013 6:55a   Ben Langhinrichs
Things may be a little scattered as we update the website and documentation and samples, but it should all come together by the end of the day. Don't be confused if the page says that 5.00 is out when it isn't available yet. If you would like to try the new collection logic or try exporting to CSV, EPUB, JSON and the rest of the formats, don't hesitate to fill out a Midas LSX 5 evaluation request, and as soon as the version is ready, you will be sent a license file. Customers already on our m [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus lsx notes rich text archive
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Out of Notes 9 - Professional Polish
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 10:20a   Ben Langhinrichs
This is the ninth in my series, Out Of Notes (see Part 1 - The Challenge, Part 2 - Capsule Views, Part 3 - ePublish from XPages, Part 4 - Linked Collections, Part 5 - To SharePoint, Part 6 - By a Thread, Part 7 - MultiDatabase Export and Part 8 - Integrating with Notes 9 and the Browser Plugin). It is the last before the release of Midas LSX V5. In this, I show how you can professionalize the exported ePub file, but with changes that would also work for Web Archive (.mht) or HTML/XHTML. The [read] Keywords: lsx notes xpages archive mobile sharepoint
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Munching on my own dogfood
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 9:05a   Ben Langhinrichs
Kibbles and bits. Kibbles and bits. And ePublishing (.epub) and Web Archive (.mht) and HTML/XHTML (.htm) and so forth. Specifically, I'm working on finishing up the Midas LSX V5 Help database so that I can generate an ePublishing version, a Web Archive version and an XHTML version all from the Notes database that I will (of course) maintain. These are both to give people a sense of how those work and to offer the content in various formats that might be useful. For now, I am playing with the eP [read] Keywords: lsx notes archive database
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Even in simplicity there is complexity
Mon, Sep 16th 2013 11:02a   Ben Langhinrichs
One of the challenges of writing software is to balance the simplicity and complexity so that the users can mostly revel in the simplicity, but can harness the power of the complexity when necessary. For example, the following are all fairly simple agents, but the first uses only defaults and thus renders all the non-system items on the document, and renders the full rich text field. The second narrows down the export to specified fields. The third uses those same narrow set of fields, but renam [read] Keywords: agent rich text application
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Notes to JSON - Curb Appeal
Sun, Sep 15th 2013 7:18p   Ben Langhinrichs
While there are different ways to create JSON output, this is a sample of how it looks when Midas V5 generates data from IBM Notes, including Notes rich text aand images. Please note that the formatting is due to JSONLint where I was validating the output, as a long stream of JSON is not too identifiable, and Midas defaults to unformatted JSON because it is is more efficient. The top is a screen capture pf the first of the four documents from the search results. The bottom is the JSON output for [read] Keywords: agent ibm lsx notes rich text database
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Not everyone with data is a programmer
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 1:00p   Ben Langhinrichs
Sometimes, even non-programmers want to ePublish data or export it to other formats. [read] Keywords:
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I am not an IBM champion
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 8:26a   Ben Langhinrichs
I understand that it is an honor for many to be named an IBM champion, and I cheer their efforts and recognition. I understand that my products have enhanced IBM's offerings in many ways, and my coexistence products have even made it possible for a lot of IBM customers to continue using IBM's offerings. Maybe that would be enough for some to consider me an IBM champion. But I am not. I am a champion for my customers, regardless of what technologies they choose. I help people moving to IBM offe [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere ray ozzie
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Embedding JSON post from Google Plus
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 9:50a   Ben Langhinrichs
Google has recently announced the ability to embed posts on our websites. I thought I'd give it a whirl with the following post and see how it works. [read] Keywords: google
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Edging the community into a conference
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 7:28p   Ben Langhinrichs
When you hold a physical conference such as ICON UK or EntwicklerCamp or IBM Connectlotuspherekenexa, a key element is the community element. Parties, good beer, places to hang out and talk. But while I love those parts of a physical conference, I think it's a mistake to try to reproduce them in a virtual conference. Instead, a virtual conference needs to play off its strengths, not its weaknesses. A virtual conference has more time and scope, and will likely be attended by some live and by oth [read] Keywords: admin ibm notes community office profile security twitter
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Data URIs for small embedded images
Wed, Sep 4th 2013 3:47p   Ben Langhinrichs
One of the small features that has been added in Midas V5 is support for generating data URIs. These allow the content of a data object, particularly an image, to be converted to Base64 and stored directly in the HTML. For example, this image is embedded in the HTML. The source for it looks like: which is pretty hideous, but this allows the images to be part of the single HTML file instead of requiring separate image files or integrated MIME files. As you might guess, this allows capsule views [read] Keywords:
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Sharp-eyed folks might notice
Wed, Sep 4th 2013 7:00a   Ben Langhinrichs
In one of those last minute "Aha!" moments before releasing Midas V5 to a few early adopters, I realized that the GeniiRTCollection name did not make sense anymore. Like so many things, the original purpose has been changed. The class was originally designed to be a collection of GeniiRTItem objects that might be from multiple documents, even multiple documents in multiple databases or put together in an ad hoc way. The idea was to do GeniiRTItem and GeniiRTChunk type actions on them. As time [read] Keywords: lsx rich text
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A virtual conference would require different preparations
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 11:59a   Ben Langhinrichs
When you set up a physical conference such as ICON UK or EntwicklerCamp, a lot of the preparations for the event involve travel, housing and feeding both presenters and attendees, including special events such as parties, but also including getting the right meeting spaces, video equipment and so forth. Of course, you have many other items such as getting sponsors and making t-shirts, name tags, etc. etc,. etc. A virtual conference has many different requirements, though some are similar. For ex [read] Keywords: google office
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The fourth dog
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 6:33a   Ben Langhinrichs
The fourth dog In both business and in life, I am most intrigued by what the fourth dog sees that the other three don't. Entrepreneurs don't simply follow the crowd, they find a new way and the crowd follows them. I've had a lot of people over the years ask how to make a successful business selling software rather than services. I'm hardly an expert, but clearly I'm doing something right. My advice has always been to find the nastiest, most intractable problem around that nobody wants to to [read] Keywords:
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SphereCon - time for a virtual tech conference?
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 1:57p   Ben Langhinrichs
Obviously, there are already webinars and virtual conferences of various sorts run by individual companies, but perhaps we should do a user conference more like ICON UK using something like the Hangouts On Air technology on Google+. We could have an agenda, solicit abstracts and so forth, but the presenters would present from wherever they live/work. Maybe there already is something like this, but if there isn't we should do one. If there is, I should know about it, so tell me. Posting this lat [read] Keywords: google office
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From Notes to something you can send a client (Out of Notes tldr version)
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 9:26a   Ben Langhinrichs
This. In Notes 9. In the Notes 9 browser plugin. Wherever you like. (If you find 3 minutes to spare, you can watch the video, but hey, I understand if you don't. There are cat videos to watch.) Notes 9 refers to the IBM Notes 9 Social Edition client. [read] Keywords: ibm notes
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Out of Notes Part 8: Integrating with Notes 9 and the Browser Plugin
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 1:18p   Ben Langhinrichs
This is the eighth in my series, Out Of Notes (see Part 1 - The Challenge, Part 2 - Capsule Views, Part 3 - ePublish from XPages, Part 4 - Linked Collections, Part 5 - To SharePoint, Part 6 - By a Thread and Part 7 - MultiDatabase Export), which shows how the Midas Rich Text LSX V5 features can be integrated in IBM Notes 9 Social Edition and the IBM Notes 9 browser plugin. I show a simple integration where a set of documents can be turned into a single file snapshot (capsule view), aand that c [read] Keywords: ibm lsx notes rich text xpages archive integration sharepoint
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Rich text never ceases to surprise (and annoy) me
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 8:57a   Ben Langhinrichs
I started working with Lotus Notes rich text (at the C API CD record level) in 1995. I have the best selling Notes rich text product in the world. Yet I still run into peculiar situations I've never seen or anticipated. This time, it was even in the Designer help. Grrr! Things like this are critical when generating HTML/MIME/EPUB, because tables don't end when they are supposed to and so forth. There isn't even any point raising this sort of thing with IBM, because the fact that it was once a [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes rich text
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Experiment for the ADOS (attention deficit oh shiny) people
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 8:10a   Ben Langhinrichs
I published my latest Out Of Notes video on Friday (see Out of Notes Part 7: MultiDatabase Export), but I am curious whether a world obsessed with Twitter and Vine and such needs something even shorter. Thus, a made an 8-frame snippet from my video, annotated and animated it and posted it as http://geniisoft.com/db/MultiDatabase.gif to see if 16 seconds was a more appropriate attention grabbing time. Click on the image to see full size because the video was recorded at 1280x720 and GIFs scale ho [read] Keywords: notes archive twitter
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Out of Notes Part 7: MultiDatabase Export
Fri, Aug 23rd 2013 11:04a   Ben Langhinrichs
This is the seventh in my series, Out Of Notes (see Part 1 - The Challenge, Part 2 - Capsule Views, Part 3 - ePublish from XPages, Part 4 - Linked Collections, Part 5 - To SharePoint and Part 6 - By a Thread), which shows how the Midas Rich Text LSX can be used to create collections of documents for export. In this mini-lesson, I show how documents from multiple databases can be included, and thus can be ePublished or exported as capsule views in a single snapshot handy for sending to a custom [read] Keywords: lsx notes rich text xpages archive sharepoint
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Out of Notes Part 6: By a Thread - Export response hierarchies
Fri, Aug 9th 2013 12:30p   Ben Langhinrichs
This is the sixth in my series, Out Of Notes (see Part 1 - The Challenge, Part 2 - Capsule Views, Part 3 - ePublish from XPages, Part 4 - Linked Collections, Part 5 - To SharePoint), which shows how the Midas Rich Text LSX can be used to export or publish a single thread or an entire view, maintaining the response hierarchy from Notes and including an optional thread map for each document.as a mini-navigation tool. In a very short video, I demonstrate how easy this can be with Midas V5. More i [read] Keywords: lsx notes rich text xpages archive sharepoint
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Create your own cinemagraphs with Gimp 2.8
Sun, Aug 4th 2013 12:52p   Ben Langhinrichs
My second, but likely not last, on editing animated GIFs with Gimp 2.8 (first is here)covers the intriguing art of cinemagraphs. Cinemagraphs are still photos with some movement, such as this excellent example by Ana Paid: Image credit: Ana Paid http://www.behance.net/gallery/Eternal-Moments-Animated-Photos/1653934 I decided to make a short tutorial on a way to make these cinemagraphs from animated GIFs. If people are interested, I will make more which cover some trickier situations.This uses [read] Keywords: archive
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A power user should be able to do powerful things
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 2:50p   Ben Langhinrichs
It may be that the day may has passed when "power users" could easily create applications in IBM Notes/Domino. The advanced developer is in the ascendency. I get it. Still, I think a power user should be able to create a button to ePublish the documents in the current view (rendering the whole form, of course) without getting a degree in computer science. Therefore, even if makes me old-fashioned, this is the LotusScript code it would take to export the main view of the Curb Appeal sample data [read] Keywords: domino formula language ibm lotusscript lsx notes rich text applications database
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Out of Notes Part 5: To SharePoint
Wed, Jul 24th 2013 10:55a   Ben Langhinrichs
This is the fifth in my series, Out Of Notes (see Part 1 - The Challenge, Part 2 - Capsule Views, Part 3 - ePublish from XPages and Part 4 - Linked Collections), which shows how the Midas Rich Text LSX can be used to take data out of Notes either temporarily or permanently. In this part, I show how to export an entire database to SharePoint via CSV (comma-separated values), including both rich text fields and all other fields, as well as all attachments and images. This code has been used alrea [read] Keywords: lsx notes rich text xpages archive database sharepoint
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Make-A-Meme: How to easily edit animated GIFs in Gimp
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 10:27a   Ben Langhinrichs
I decided to make a short tutorial on the techniques I learned when making my daughter's Birthday GIF. This uses Gimp 2.8, a free open source alternative to Photoshop that I like very much. Animated GIFs can be annoying when overused, but they can be very catchy, entertaining ways to make a point if you can create your own. Here's how. More specific details and a transcript are available at http://mini-lessons.info/Gimp18 with all my other tutorials and demos on Gimp and other topics. [read] Keywords:
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Caption This - Create your own Closed Captions for Youtube
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 4:00p   Ben Langhinrichs
I promised a few people that I would do a tutorial on this. Be sure to visit the Mini-Lesson page for this one, as it has the sample .SRT file there. [read] Keywords:
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Out of Notes Part 4: Linked Collections
Wed, Jul 17th 2013 12:54p   Ben Langhinrichs
This is the fourth in my series, Out Of Notes (see Part 1 - The Challenge, Part 2 - Capsule Views and Part 3 - ePublish from XPages), which shows how the Midas Rich Text LSX can be used to take data out of Notes either temporarily or permanently. In this part, I show how collections which we use to ePublish or export may include both the documents we select directly and those linked from those documents with doclinks. This makes it very easy to create a working snapshot in EPUB or another format [read] Keywords: lsx notes rich text xpages archive
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Out of Notes Part 3: ePublish from XPages
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 7:08a   Ben Langhinrichs
This is the third in my series, Out Of Notes (see Part 1 and Part 2), which shows how the Midas Rich Text LSX can be used to take data out of Notes either temporarily or permanently. In this part, I show how easily we can add a Midas export to EPUB from an XPages application. EPUB is the most widely accepted eBoolk format, and qualifies as a Capsule View, as it is a collection of documents exported together with navigation between them. Publishing Notes documents to EPUB makes them accessible to [read] Keywords: lsx notes rich text xpages application archive
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Capsule views key to a social business
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 7:39a   Ben Langhinrichs
In my video yesterday, I showed what I call "capsule views", but I didn't really explain what they were or how they fit in a social business. Capsule View: a single file collection containing both a set of documents from one or more databases, and the navigation between them. In a social world, you can't assume that everybody has exactly the same software that you use in your business, whether that is IBM Notes/Domino or IBM Connections or something else. In order to connect and work togethe [read] Keywords: agent connections domino ibm lsx notes notes client rich text application archive database exchange exchange firefox mobile
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Out Of Notes Part 2: Capsule Views
Tue, Jun 25th 2013 3:58p   Ben Langhinrichs
This is the second in my new series, Out Of Notes, (see Part 1) which shows how the Midas Rich Text LSX can be used to take data out of Notes either temporarily or permanently. In this part, I introduce the new Capsule Views, which as small collections of documents exported together with a minimalist navigation between them. This makes it easy to send a snapshot of multiple documents together in a single file (whether .mht or .eml or .epub or others). In a very short video, I demonstrate how eas [read] Keywords: lsx notes rich text archive
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Lego Antikythera Mechanism
Mon, Jun 24th 2013 6:50a   Ben Langhinrichs
I couldn't help but think of Warren Elsmore. This is awesome on so many levels (even if it has nothing to do with Notes/Domino). They made a nifty video of it as well, which really help understanding (a little bit) of how the mechanism works. [read] Keywords: domino notes
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Midas V4.32 released
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 10:03a   Ben Langhinrichs
The planned last release in the Midas V4.x codestream is going on to the website today. The 32-bit LSX download is already there, the 64-bit LSX download will be shortly, followed later by the C++ downloads and more. While there are some significant low level changes, the primary purposes of this release are to retrofit a good deal of the HTML/MIME generation fidelity from Midas V5 back into the V4 code, and to collect all bug fixes and small interim releases which have gone out in the past cou [read] Keywords: lsx notes bug
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Out Of Notes Part 1: The Challenge
Wed, Jun 19th 2013 1:53p   Ben Langhinrichs
This is the first in my new series, Out Of Notes, which shows how the Midas Rich Text LSX can be used to take data out of complex, structured Notes documents and use it elsewhere. Whether a company needs to send small snapshots of documents usable outside of a Notes environment, or needs to export all of its data to an external system such as Sharepoint, they need the data in some different format. Midas allows high fidelity, flexible exports in a variety of formats. The one shown here is the Mi [read] Keywords: lsx notes rich text archive microsoft sharepoint
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Starting a series of Out of Notes videos
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 10:10a   Ben Langhinrichs
The videos will show the Midas Rich Text LSX used to export either a single document or a collection based on formula, view or category, along with an exported view of the collection. Export formats will include HTML, CSV, MHTML, EPUB, EML and more, all including rich text as well as other data.. I wanted to explain in advance that I am not either for or against taking data out of Notes permanently, but I am in favor of high fidelity exports regardless of whether you want a snapshot for a client [read] Keywords: lsx notes rich text archive
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Internet Site Rules and accessibility to videos
Wed, Jun 5th 2013 8:10a   Ben Langhinrichs
I realized that an inherent issue with video tutorials on Notes/Domino and other topics is accessibility. There are people who don't hear well, people who don't understand me easily, and people who don't speak English well enough to understand what I am saying while also trying to follow the logic of my fast-paced tutorials. With this in mind, I am adding closed captions to the videos. I have already added them to a couple, most notably my popular Hide Your Unmentionables: Domino's Internet [read] Keywords: domino notes
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Colorful transparent 3-D frames in Gimp 2.8
Tue, Jun 4th 2013 7:00a   Ben Langhinrichs
One more quick Gimp 2.8 mini-lesson. The next few I am working on are for Notes/Domino and for Midas, but this is a fun and easy technique I worked on during the weekend. The full mini-lesson is at http://mini-lessons.info/Gimp15. Watch until the end to see how frames can be made with irregular shapes as well. [read] Keywords: domino notes
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Gimp template for Youtube One Channel graphic
Thu, May 30th 2013 12:00p   Ben Langhinrichs
Over the next few weeks, Youtube is going to switch people to their new One Channel design. If you care about the branding of your Youtube channel, I created a Gimp template you can use with layers to show or mask the various parts which will show on different size devices. You can find the template file plus instructions at http://mini-lessons.info/Gimp14, but I have included the video in case you want to understand how it works first. [read] Keywords:
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Cross Reference Smartlinks from view to rich text
Fri, May 24th 2013 11:10a   Ben Langhinrichs
My latest mini-lesson is Midas#7 Cross Reference Smartlinks, which shows off a sample database that is both very new and very old. I created an earlier version for Lotusphere 2002, I think, and have modified it and used it in a couple of other places, but never made a public sample for our website. I decided to update it more and release it now, as I have had people ask for the functionality in one way or another recently. I helped one customer build it into an XPages app, so when I get a chance [read] Keywords: lotusphere rich text xpages database
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From Spy to Try to Buy
Mon, May 13th 2013 12:20p   Ben Langhinrichs
One good way to introduce people to the features of a product such as the Midas Rich Text LSX is to build samples. I originally thought of this as Try first, then Buy. Or to be that simple: From Try to Buy. There are 24 available on the Midas LSX samples page, which is a mixed blessing. Sometimes it is overwhelming. The biggest problem though, is that people have to request a Midas evaluation license, download the software and sample and install just to see if it is worth it to them. If they kno [read] Keywords: lsx rich text database facebook
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Looking for Notes/Domino books for free advertising
Tue, May 7th 2013 5:50a   Ben Langhinrichs
As part of my new Mini-Lessons.info tutorial site, I use the sidebar to list resources (mostly books) that are related to the topic. While I have some of the obvious IBM Notes/Domino books already, I'd like to add any others that people feel are a good fit. Also, if you've written or helped with one, let me know and I'll add that as well. If you have written or know of a good book in the other categories, GIMP, ePublishing, Web Design (esp. CSS and HTML), please let me know as well, of course [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes css
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Mini-Lessons.info - tutorials on Notes/Domino and more
Mon, May 6th 2013 10:58a   Ben Langhinrichs
I wanted to introduce my new site, Mini-Lessons.info, as a place to find brief but useful demos and tutorials on a number of topics. There are a number of mini-lessons on Gimp 2.8 (a free open source alternative to Photoshop), as well as a few on IBM Notes/Domino and on our Genii Software products. I'm not sure whether I have worked out all the issues with leaving comments yet, but there are useful tutorials there. Of course, I am always open to suggestions. I want to do a series on XPages, as [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes xpages
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Time for you to revisit Google Plus
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 9:30a   Ben Langhinrichs
While a number of people I know in the IBM world are active in Google+, there are many others who clearly tried it out for a while but gave it up after last posting in early 2012. It's time to revisit your profile and see how things like Communities and improved Hang Outs have made Google+ more and more useful. There are IBM-related communities such as XPages and IBM Domino Developers and IBM Connections Professionals & Power Users, as well as many, many more active communities on other top [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm xpages facebook google profile twitter
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Borders without Borders - tips for table borders
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 10:49a   Ben Langhinrichs
It seemed about time to create another video demo on IBM Notes, so this is a short exploration of some of the things you can do with borders in tables either in documents or on a form/page/etc. (which are rich text as well). No third party tools or even Domino Designer needed. All of this can be done by any Notes user. If you are curious, you can download the image file used for the border. [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes rich text
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Cut out a figure from complex background in Gimp
Wed, Apr 17th 2013 3:55p   Ben Langhinrichs
It's hard to believe that it was only a month ago that I posted my Elevator Pitch demos post in which I suggested that very short Youtube demos, like an elevator pitch compared to a full presentation, might have a special appeal to people. Since then, I have produced fifteen of these short videos (plus a longer one for the Crystal Coex story) averaging under two and a half minutes. Those videos have accumulated 2500 together with momentum growing all the time. Several have been on Gimp 2.8, the [read] Keywords: lsx notes rich text archive
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Mini-lessons and mini-demos are proving very popular
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 11:06a   Ben Langhinrichs
My approach of making very short demos and tutorials has been well received (in my estimation). The most popular video showing the Midas Rich Text LSX has about 500 views, while the most popular Gimp 2.8 mini-lesson has about 1000 views. I have been encouraged enough to purchase a better microphone and pop filter, so I will re-record all of the tutorials and demos when that arrives. Until then, I apologize for the scratchy audio. I created my first playlist for the Gimp 2.8 videos (see below), a [read] Keywords: ibm lsx notes rich text
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Size Matters - the video
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 11:28a   Ben Langhinrichs
I can't only make tutorials on tech features of Gimp, Notes and our products. It seemed about time to turn my Crystal Coex story into a video. You can find more serious information on CoexLinks and how it can help with your doclink issues either on the CoexLinks page or in the video below. You can also request an evaluation license and try it out for yourself. [read] Keywords: notes
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Find and redact credit card numbers in Notes rich text
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 12:10p   Ben Langhinrichs
Since Devin Olson happened to mention regular expressions yesterday in a post, I thought I'd make a very short video demo of using the Midas Rich Text LSX to find and replace strings inside rich text (in tables, text or anywhere) using regular expressions. This capability has been available since Midas 4.x was released a few years ago, and allows batch processing with all of the speed and reliability you have come to expect of the Midas Rich Text LSX. You can download the sample database from o [read] Keywords: lsx notes rich text database
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Do you use EPUB in your company?
Tue, Apr 9th 2013 10:00a   Ben Langhinrichs
One of the features in our new Midas Rich Text LSX 5.0 release will be EPUB support. I would be interested in working with a couple of companies who use, or have interest in using, EPUB format for accessing data via smartphones or ereaders or whatever. While the EPUB generation is good now, there are choices to be made regarding large scale generation, on-demand generation and generation for EPUB 3 devices. Contact me if you are interested at GeniiMail("Ben.Langhinrichs", "GeniiSoft.com"); [read] Keywords: lsx rich text javascript
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Kicking the Tires with GMIC filters in Gimp
Tue, Apr 9th 2013 8:10a   Ben Langhinrichs
I have a few Notes-related tutorials and demos in the works, but I thought I'd share this quick demo of a technique for playing with the G'MIC filters that you can add to Gimp. The filters are terrific, but there are lots and it can be intimidating trying to figure out what does what. This technique helps give you a way to compare the filters and the effect they have, as well as how to use multiple ones together. As always, I'm happy to have feedback on any of the videos I post, either as co [read] Keywords: lsx notes rich text
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First test of XPages in Notes browser plugin
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 12:30p   Ben Langhinrichs
Please note that the result doesn't surprise me and is almost certainly well documented, but it seems an important thing to note about the Notes browser plugin. Developers will recognize that the plugin is the rough equivalent of runing nlnotes.exe directly, or running the Notes Basic interface. Because the plugin does not include Eclipse, it even makes sense when the database is local. When the database is on a server, it would be better if IBM came up with a creative way to to deal with thi [read] Keywords: ibm notes xpages database eclipse interface server
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Compiled in 1999 in R5 and runs in browser plugin
Thu, Mar 21st 2013 8:12p   Ben Langhinrichs
I doubled down and recorded my first test ever of the Midas LSX in Notes browser plugin as it happened. It is pretty amazing compatibility when you consider the agents were compiled in 1999 in R5 and run perfectly, including use of an LSX, in 2013 in a plugin to a browser. Kudos to the IBM team. [read] Keywords: ibm lsx notes R5




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