The Seven Seas Lagoon, in-front of The Magic Kingdom®, is a decent sized body of water and also connects to Bay Lake, located between Disney's Contemporary Resort and Wilderness Lodge. Unlike the speedboat rentals at The Yacht & Beach, Port Orleans, Caribbean Beach -- which all exist in No Wake zones and thus go 5 MPH only -- the Sea Ray® Sea Raycers at The Magic Kingdom resort marinas are far more enjoyable. They are a lot of fun and something I enjoy annually, weather permitting. Follow the wb link for details on getting there, prices, etc.
FUN103 Bloggers Annual Lotusphere Dinner (BALD) (web link) Speaker: Bloggers and Wannabes Big River Brewhouse - Saturday 6:00pm - 6:00pm
Hang out with very cool (and mostly short and almost all balding) bloggers and their groupies whilst imbibing lightly (see FUN104 for heavy imbibing).
FUN104 The Turtle's Annual Drink-A-Lot Party (web link) Speaker: Bloggers and Wannabes ESPN on Boardwalk - Saturday 8:00pm - 11:59pm
Hang out with somewhat cool (and mostly already slightly inebriated) folks whilst imbibing heavily (see FUN103 for light imbibing).
But there is more to do than fun stuff. Today is your day to buy the food and supplies that will keep you going throughout the long week. Don't forget some healthy snacks such as raisins or nuts to hold you through after all the crap and snacks. It may even be a good idea to buy some of those high powered Vitamin C tablets.
Speaking of which, wash your hands frequently. I know I'm not your mom, but it is horrible to get sick on Saturday and stay sick throughout the conference.
Finally, some book picks from the Virtual Bookstore. This is the only day you may have time to browse through the Sessions db, and books you order now will likely be waiting for you when you return, easing the landing.
Admins: If you are German, you may want to see look at Lotus Notes Domino 8/8.5-Administration: Lotus Groupware installieren, betreiben und verwalten [German], and if you are French, you may want to see Lotus Domino 8.5 Administration: Tome 1, Installation et configuration [French], but for everybody else, I recommend you take a look at:
Survival Guide for Lotus Notes and Domino Administrators
IBM’s® Practical, Hands-On Guide to Supporting and Administering Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino
This is the only book that focuses entirely on the specific technical, desk-side, and infrastructure issues that support professionals and administrators encounter when implementing and running Lotus Notes in production environments. Authored by one of IBM’s top Lotus experts, it draws on the firsthand experiences of IBM professionals working in hundreds of client environments. Mark Elliott has created a true “encyclopedia” of proven resolutions to common problems and has streamlined processes for infrastructure support. Elliott systematically addresses support solutions for all recent Lotus Notes and Domino environments.
Developers: I know, I know, you are all rushing out at buying Mastering XPages, which is clearly the hit of the conference, having sold 11 copies through the Virtual Bookstore already, but there are other great books. Think outside the box. If you are going to be developing with XPages in Lotus Domino, you really ought to be very secure in your knowledge of Dojo, as they go together, so I recommend you take a look at:
Business People (aka Suits): There are lots of great books in the Virtual Bookstore for you, but the first you should look at is:
Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and World
"If you want to understand why Wikipedia is changing the world, this book is a must read." –Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia
"This book is a must read for all - social activists, politicians or managers - who have an interest in understanding how our society is morphing." –Professor C.K. Prahalad, #1 Management Guru and author of Competing for the Future
Fun with quirky video techniques
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 10:52a Ben Langhinrichs I've been playing with some different techniques to show how CoexLinks Fidelity works compared with how IBM Notes/Domino works, and decided to mix up the flowcharts and demo. It's been interesting and fun, but I realized I could use a GIF (albeit, a large GIF - sorry for the bandwidth) to show the technique without forcing anybody to watch a whole video. I reduced a few of the effects and shrank this to 640x360 to fit the blog and keep the size somewhat reasonable. The actual video is in HD an [read] Keywords: domino
Some like to go with the flow
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 8:06a Ben Langhinrichs My wife is an educator, and one of the concepts she tries to pound into my thick, unreceptive skull is that different people learn in different ways. Meaning that some people learn by reading a description, some people learn by watching a video, some people learn by diving in and trying without "bothering to RTFM". And yes, some people learn by reading a flow chart. Different strokes for different folks, or horses for courses as the British are said to say. In deference to those whose learnin [read] Keywords: google
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