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Bill Malchisky Jr.
Blog Title BillMal Your Lotus Pal
Blog Description ICS/Lotus (mostly), Linux, Travel, Skiing, Mixology, and Random Musing of Interest
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ICON US Slides
Mon, May 23rd 2016 3:00a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Happy to provide my slides for the excellent event called ICON US, run a couple weeks ago. A very challenging travel schedule since then with the Park Avenue viaduct fire halting commuter rail service north of Manhattan and another track fire three days later eight blocks south made for a tough few days (fortunately no one was injured during the initial inferno). So, without further ado, my updated slides for The BASHing Admins are available. Thanks to the organizers for running a great event an
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ICS Summer School - Sign-up Now
Wed, May 4th 2016 3:06a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Don't let your kids, your sibling(s)'s kids, or even your neighbor's children be the only one's getting smarter this summer. The IBM/Lotus Community has some great opportunities to help you learn with your friendly community members and some of the most knowledgeable presenters anywhere. (European offerings will be posted soon.) First, if you are in the college aged mind-set with the shorter school year, then early May offers a new event. ICON US makes its debut as a virtual user group: o
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Interested in Speaking at Social Connections 10 in Toronto? Last Call for Abstracts is Quickly Approaching
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 7:25a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
If you are interested in speaking at the tenth iteration of this excellent conference, then please polish your prose and submit your abstracts. The submission deadline is Thursday, 14 April, Noon, Central European Summer Time (CEST). The conference team picked a great location in the city of Toronto, Canada. So if you are new to speaking or a veteran with a following, please consider submitting a session. If you have something to say that you feel can benefit the IBM community, here is a great
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Train Tips for European Traveling -- Chapter IV
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 12:02a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
This month, I took another trip to Europe, with a smaller focus and duration. I took the Dutch commuter rail round trip from Amsterdam to Eindhoven. What I learned about ticketing is that the Dutch rail system has not improved much over the past several years, despite reports that it has. Yes, they do accept some non-Dutch bank cards for purchasing rail tickets--which is welcomed by many travelers--there are limitations which can cause you to miss your train. This Year's Story What really s
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My Engage 2016 Slides
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 9:30p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
After a great week in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, I worked with my co-presenter on last minute edits and ensure that we were happy with the final product. Title: Adm01. Back from the Dead: When Bad Code Kills a Good Server Abstract: It's Friday and a new customer calls. Their mission critical app is taking :05 to open documents and the users are quite concerned. Where do you start when handed a 20 year old application you have never seen, on a server you barely know? Join two IBM Champio
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IBM Connect 2016: IBM Champions Program Praised by Media Analyst
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 8:05p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Today, Monday, 1 Feb, during the OGS (Opening General Session) at IC16 (IBM Connect 2016), the attendees arriving early got to see on the big board, a rolling display of sponsor logos and quotes from Champions (e.g. one, two, and three) on the main hall-wide display. Rob Enderle being in attendance, liked what he saw and wrote a nice piece on how he respects the program and what IBM did by recognizing technical leaders in their community. The part creating intrigue is that he offered the same su
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Linuxfest VII Gets a Slot at IBM Connect 2016
Thu, Jan 28th 2016 4:00a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Linuxfest VII - The Penguin Awakens After many months of planning and working with the events team, we are pleased to announce that Linuxfest is back for our seventh year. This is the only session at IBM Connect dedicated exclusively to Linux and IBM software. As we moved back to the last day lunch break, be certain to bring your box lunch and join us for an informative session Linux and IBM. New this year, we are in Event Connect and Session Preview Tools. Date: Wednesday, 3 February Ti
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IBM Connect 2016 Saturday Events Schedule
Thu, Jan 28th 2016 1:45a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Well, it's that time of year again... where the customers and partners that help create the IBM/Lotus community gather in Florida to learn, network, collaborate, and warm-up a bit (except for our friends in the southern hemisphere). If you arrive early to IBM Connect 2016, there are a couple of activities planned for Saturday to allow you to meet and great early arriving speakers, sponsors, and fellow attendees. See you in Orlando! First, the past several years we held a Soccer Saturday sess
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Keeping Warm -- Winter Gear Test Results
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 7:00p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
In January 2014, I wrote about "Winter Warming Tips" and provided several ideas on clothing concepts to keep warm during the unexpectedly cold climate much of North America experienced. That post included a Where to Buy section. My thought process for this sequel post is to share some knowledge and help one avoid dropping a mortgage payment to find what can work or a cold learning process in the pursuit of enjoying (or coping with) the cold outdoors. Testing Insight As new products e
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Another Reason to Upgrade Traveler to 9.0.1.7 - iOS9 and Repeating Meetings
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 5:38p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
IBM released a support flash late this afternoon - EDT, which if using the native iOS 9 Calendar application and sync against a pre-9.0.1.7 Traveler server, you can lose repeating meetings on the iOS device. Fortunately, all of the data remains in-tact on the IBM Notes side, so the desktop client, iNotes, cloud products will have the full data set, as will Android devices connecting via Traveler. So, inform your users to avoid upgrading to iOS 9 until your environment is tested and upgraded to T
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Attention Apple Users - Protect Yourself from the Airdrop Exploit
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 12:16p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Forbes has one of the best takes on this new vulnerability - particularly as many articles I read all cite the Forbes piece (linked below). Regardless if you have OS X or iOS, you are in scope. The issue is that in iOS and OS X an attacker can install apps sans permission via AirDrop--which is used as a quick and easy way to send files between two devices. Unfortunately, the exploit bypasses security and need not be trusted and the user not notified of the application installation. Know that eve
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IBM Software and iOS 9 Support
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 2:16a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
As Apple plans to release its new mobile operating system today (16 September 2015), IBM kept busy the past few days updating their correlated technotes. Thus, it seemed appropriate to offer a few links to showcase how IBM plans to support this latest Apple offering vis-à-vis Traveler, Verse, and Connections Cloud Traveler. Here are any relevant support related articles that mention iOS 9 in regards to IBM Traveler, IBM Verse and Connections Cloud Traveler. Just ensure that for whatever ver
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Back to Blogging...
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 1:48a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Finally... after a 2.5 month forced hiatus, I am happy to be back at it. Early July, my ID needed to be re-certified only to learn that my OU certifier became corrupted in a bizarre way. Neither the senior IBM support team nor myself saw such a case--I hope to write it up soon, as a case study. The result though, locked me out of my blog (even with multiple backups of the ID). Having fixed it, I'm ready to go. As those of you who read my blog regularly know, I post at least once month--with a v
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A Special Day in Baseball -- For Those Who Appreciate Any Sport
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 1:28a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
I make no grand illusions about being a professional baseball fan (which is short for fanatic), I leave that to my friends like Curious Mitch and Chris Whisonant for example, who love their respective teams. I like the game, listen to radio broadcasts when I can and that is enough for me. Today though, was something of a dream for any child who seeks to play professional sports. That special event occurred in New York City, on Citi Field, with the Mets on Sunday, 28 June 2015. Today, a young St
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Security Alert: IBM Java 6 SR16FP3 IF1 Contains Vulnerabilities Impacting Domino - Get the Fix
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 5:38p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
IBM Security released a new bulletin today, entitled, "Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java 6 SR16FP3 IF1 affect IBM Notes and Domino" describing the latest reported vulnerabilities by Oracle. Know that IBM Java 6 SR16FP3 IF2 resolves the issues and is suggested that you install it on your production Domino servers as soon as you can. Multiple Vulnerabilities Addressed The IBM security bulletin provides detailed descriptions and links for each of the 13 vulnerabilities




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