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#LS11 Wrapup and appreciation
Ben Langhinrichs    

It sounds like Lotusphere 2011 was a great conference, with a renewed sense of energy and focus on Social Business.  Whether or not that translates to Lotus products and business partner success remains to be seen. I am sorry I was not able to make it to Lotusphere, and especially sorry not to see all my friends who were there (and those who also were not).

For those curious, here is the final rundown of books purchased through the Virtual Bookstore in the Sessions db.  The top book, by far, is still Mastering XPages, which speaks volumes about where the developers at Lotusphere saw things going, but here is the full list.  Of course, you can still order through the bookstore or from the list below, or you can just hover over the links and see more information.

Thank you to all who supported the authors and presses that provide professional documentation and inspiration.  The more support they get, the

Updated totals: Feb 4 at 9:55am

Authors: Martin Donnelly, Tony McGuckin, Mark Wallace

Author: Mark Elliott

Author: Richard G. Ellis
Note: Additional orders may have been placed directly with Packt Publishing, as I cannot track those.

Author: Matthew A. Russell

Author: Karen Hooper

Author: Craig Schumann

Authors: Rawld Gill, Craig Riecke, Alex Russell

Authors: Keith Brooks, David Byrd, Mark Harper, Olusola Omosaiye
Note: Additional orders may have been placed directly with Packt Publishing, as I cannot track those.

Author: Chris King

Authors: David Coleman, Stewart Levine

Author: Ed Burnette

Authors: Joseph Anderson, David Byrd, Bennie Gibson, Barry Rosen, Brad Schauf, Tim Speed

Authors: Marie Scott, Thomas Duff

Authors: Marie Scott, Thomas Duff

Author: Terry Sanchez-Clark

Again, thank you for supporting these authors!


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My fairytale story video is up on Youtube
Sun, Jun 29th 2014 9:00a   Ben Langhinrichs
I finished up my story video, and it is now up on Youtube. I put it on a new channel, TheStoryTimeChannel, as I felt like it was sufficiently far removed from the IBM Notes and Gimp and product videos I do on my channel. Of course, that means I am starting with zero subscribers and zero view, so if you like this, it would be great if you could share it and subscribe. Plus maybe let me know what you think. This one took a lot, as I am trying to learn something about music mixing, and for this sto [read] Keywords: ibm notes
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Status of video fairytale production
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 7:00a   Ben Langhinrichs
Status of turning my story, Lucia's Wish, into a video fairytale (key: not started, partially done, completed) Narration of the story: recorded & editedIntro page art before we "open" the book: doneAllocating text to virtual pages: All 17 doneIllustrations for pages: 6 of 17 doneSynchronizing text and virtual pages: mostly doneMagical integration of 3.5 minute music and 8 minute story: startedClosing credits: Not donePost-production and publishing: Not donePost-publishing party: Ha! For [read] Keywords: integration
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New videos using the Peter Jackson approach
Thu, Jun 19th 2014 7:20a   Ben Langhinrichs
No, no hobbits or elves or elaborate war scenes. Also, no CGI. But I am working on three (possibly four) separate CoexLinks Fidelity videos at one time. Each deals with a separate aspect of why fidelity matters, and each should be short enough (aiming for 3 minutes or shorter) that you can pull your boss aside after a meeting, pull it up on your tablet or phone and say, "Hey, I think you should see this." Now I just have to decide whether to release them all at once or one at a time. Well, tha [read] Keywords:
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Sacrificing chickens under a full moon may not be enough
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 10:00a   Ben Langhinrichs
The response to our Out of Notes Pt 10: To SQL Server or DB2 video has been very positive, but has raised an issue more than once, especially among those companies moving applications from Notes to SharePoint. I have had a conversation like the following with a couple of customers in recent weeks. Most customers aren't like this, of course, but a couple. Customer: I want to be sure, we don't need to have any Notes developers for this? Me: That's right. Our Export to CSV sample database will l [read] Keywords: notes application applications consulting database db2 development server sharepoint sql
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New pricing for CoexLinks Fidelity reflects increased use by Notes shops
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 9:17a   Ben Langhinrichs
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Instilling confidence
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 11:47a   Ben Langhinrichs
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Remembering my first PET - the Commodore PET
Thu, May 29th 2014 11:27a   Ben Langhinrichs
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I need brave voice volunteers
Sun, May 18th 2014 7:51p   Ben Langhinrichs
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Fidelity: Not mission critical except when it is
Fri, May 9th 2014 9:50a   Ben Langhinrichs
We are releasing CoexLinks Fidelity 3.6 today, and I thought I'd address one objection which comes up in meetings with clients. Email fidelity isn't mission critical. While most people making the argument are shot down quickly by those who do actually think that how a company presents itself to its clients and customers is important, I want to show an admittedly slightly contrived example, though I think you can see how even in more realistic cases, important information could be lost. In thi [read] Keywords: ibm notes email mobile
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Quit studying
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 7:40a   Ben Langhinrichs
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