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?
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:
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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