CoexEdit has been a slow but steady product for Genii Software. It hasn't had the great success of the Midas Rich Text product line or of CoexLinks, but people have used it for many different projects in many different companies.
Slow and steady isn't good enough, so I asked lots of questions of customers and developers and partners: What does CoexEdit need?
The answer was fairly simple, given how many people know what I do. CoexEdit needed more magic. Developers didn't want to mess with the changes to design elements, no matter how simple. Administrators didn't want to involve developers at all. All of this got worse when the economy collapsed, and many developers were let go.
So, I took a page from the CoexLinks playbook and added a dash of magic. Auto-magic, really. Not easy, but now you can enable CoexEdit in most XPage-enabled databases, and many non-XPage-enabled databases, without a single design change. It just happens. When CoexEdit 3.0 is released, you can use it too, even if you are an Administrator. Even in databases with locked designs.
That's enough to turn on XPage recognition for all 8.5.2/8.5.3 Discussion databases.
CoexEditXPageTemplate1=My New Template
CoexEditXPageTemplate2=Your XPage Template
That's enough to enable two additional templates, assuming they use the Body field. But what if Your XPage Template uses different fields?
Saving Grace - a different sort of haunted house story
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 6:46a Ben Langhinrichs My latest story video is up on Youtube on TheStoryTimeChannel, and I'l love to hear what you think. I tried a different approach as far as effects and all, but mostly I hope you enjoy the story, which was first published in a print anthology a few years ago and then in my short story collection, Savage Fire. Now you can listen to it free. If you enjoy, please give it the thumbs up. You can also subscribe so you hear about new stories as they come out. [read] Keywords:
Are videos like blog posts or like product pages?
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 7:26a Ben Langhinrichs Over the past year and a half, I've posted many videos on my primary Youtube channel (not to be confused with my new StoryTime channel). Many are tutorials on Gimp, Youtube and general topics, but there are also several that are product demos or product tutorials on Midas and CoexLinks Fidelity. These have been successful, but I face a new sort of issue I hope you can help me figure out. When a video grows out of date due to a new version or revised sample, should I create a new one that is up [read] Keywords: lsx
Closed captions on videos - four reasons to add them
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 9:33a Ben Langhinrichs I've said it before and I'll probably say it again, if you are going to put out videos for an international audience (such as the Notes/Domino community), add closed captions. Youtube has made this easier and easier, though it is still a fairly time intensive and annoying process. But the value goes beyond providing access to the hearing impaired, though that is a good reason in and of itself. There are four advantages to using closed captions: 1) People who are hard of hearing or watching y [read] Keywords: domino
How our Export to CSV is different than exporting from view
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 6:33a Ben Langhinrichs A question came up from a viewer after watching Domino Blog to WordPress using CSV about what differences there were between exporting to CSV using our Export to CSV logic vs. exporting from a custom view to CSV using File -Export. The primary differences and similarities are shown below: Export featureExport to CSV using MidasExport using custom viewSummary items (number,date, etc.)Fully supportedFully supportedRich text and non-summary fieldsFully supportedNot supportedFormulas excluding @DbL [read] Keywords: dblookup
Domino Blog to Wordpress - an Alan Birthday vlog
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 6:33p Ben Langhinrichs A few days ago, Alan Lepofsky asked me a question on Twitter. I responded generally, but since it happens to be Alan's birthday today (Happy Birthday!), I thought I'd go to a little effort and make a birthday vlog of sorts showing exactly how this would work. The video is only 3 minutes long and demonstrates show some interesting new features in Export to CSV for Midas LSX 5.11. You can check out the exact field specifications at mini-lessons.info/MIDAS20. Best viewed in HD. Closed capti [read] Keywords: domino
Mind blowing echo of the last millennium
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 2:19p Ben Langhinrichs Tom Duff tweeted the following today. I had no idea, but it is exciting/scary/disturbing to think that my software has been running continuously in that application since Bill Clinton was in office, before hanging chads and 9/11 and so many things. 15 years. The sad thing is, Hard Copy Reporter was an abject failure in business terms. Technically, it worked well, but we were far out of our league selling reporting software. Of course, the Midas LSX itself is still selling well, but about many, m [read] Keywords: lsx
Zaminder X short emo how to make his son sex samples
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 10:53a Ben Langhinrichs Every once in a while, I get a reminder about why it is worth spending the time to create your own Closed Captions for a video. My most recent, AutoCheck - Technique to verify LSX installation in database , is just a brief video showing a technique, so I didn't worry about it. But when I happened to check the Automatic captions created, I remembered why I should always take the time. See screenshot below. Ouch. If you are making videos to put on Youtube, you might want to watch my demo on how [read] Keywords: lsx
In which I recover somewhat gracefully
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 8:03a Ben Langhinrichs In my previous post, In which I kick myself, I pointed out that the rather obvious but belated point that the Midas LSX sample databases should recognize whether Midas is installed and make that point rather than simply failing. That may be a simple realization, but it took a lot of work to fix in a reasonably elegant and comprehensive way. Fortunately, the code may be useful to others, especially those who have an LSX to install. One thing I don't show in the video is that the page with instr [read] Keywords: lsx
In which I kick myself
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 1:43p Ben Langhinrichs I fancy myself to be fairly good at listening to customers and solving their problems. But that is not always a good thing. One of the hardest things to do when supporting users is to stop and really listen to both them and to yourself. It is relatively easy to simply answer the question or address the concern, basically to "fix" the problem. Honestly, it is very much the same experience men often have in relationships. How do you step away from identifying and trying to fix "the problem" a [read] Keywords: agent
What if we promoted software like Buzzfeed?
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 6:52a Ben Langhinrichs At Genii Software, we usually promote our products using simple videos or straightforward blog posts. But it occurred to me, what if we promoted software like Buzzfeed? So, let's see what it might look like. 6 Questions You Didn't Know To Ask About Genii Software's Products 1. How many Notes developers does it take to export your whole database to CSV using Midas? 2) What will your customer do if you send a printed catalog instead of an eBook he can read on his tablet? (Midas [read] Keywords: ibm