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Notes Domino Templates Get Slated for an Update. Here’s the Roadmap
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Staying at The Top of Google Searches for Smart Phones
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Awesome Linux Reference Sheets for Developers (and Administrators)
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IMSMO 2.0 (Project Hawthorn) Expands Client Offerings, Crash Avoidance Tip, and an Updated Schema
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IBM Verse On-premises Third Post: Updated Schema, New Features
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A Conversation with Barry Rosen, at IBM: Part II
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A Conversation with Barry Rosen, at IBM: Part I
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IBM Verse On-premises Architecture and Insight
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 49
IMSMO 2.0 (Project Hawthorn) Expands Client Offerings, Crash Avoidance Tip, and an Updated Schema
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 29
IBM Verse On-premises Third Post: Updated Schema, New Features
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 28
Staying at The Top of Google Searches for Smart Phones
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 27
A Conversation with Barry Rosen, at IBM: Part II
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 26
A Conversation with Barry Rosen, at IBM: Part I
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 23
Interger Overflow Vulnerability Identified in IBM Notes via Pixman Library
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 19
Notes Domino Templates Get Slated for an Update. Here’s the Roadmap
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Linux Bash Bug - Shellshock - is Real: Get Patched (Mac Too)
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Bill Malchisky Jr.
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Blog Description ICS/Lotus (mostly), Linux, Travel, Skiing, Mixology, and Random Musing of Interest
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Notes Domino Templates Get Slated for an Update. Here’s the Roadmap
Mon, Oct 3rd 2016 2:05a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
This is the first of two roadmap posts I authored for release this week. Beyond my post last month where I covered lightly that templates would be upgraded, Barry Rosen provided an updated roadmap with two slides covering just Notes Domino Templates. For simplicity, I copy-pasted the prose from the first slide to make it searchable, and appended the time table slide for the second. Nice to see some progress here too. Nice to see that they are filling in the hole created previously from multiple
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Staying at The Top of Google Searches for Smart Phones
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 2:10a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Although quality web developers have known for a while, Google wants you to be mobile friendly. Thus, if you want to stay at the top of Google web searches when the customer uses a smart phone, then your web site must display well on mobile phones. If not, Google will lower your weighting and you'll suddenly show farther down the list versus when the same search is performed on a desktop. But never fear, Google offers a free tool to check your site. As I thought this tool is handy, I wanted
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Awesome Linux Reference Sheets for Developers (and Administrators)
Tue, Sep 27th 2016 2:03p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
A blog post for developers? Yes! Though it is not my first and will not be my last, it has been awhile. As an admin, this reference sheet is also helpful. I learned of a great Vim (vi Improved) reference sheet recently. There is a lot of information on a single sheet of paper, organized quite well and easy to use. If you need a handy reference sheet for vi commands... this is a good one to review. Although it works great in color, but he also offers a gray scale version and one for those with re
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IMSMO 2.0 (Project Hawthorn) Expands Client Offerings, Crash Avoidance Tip, and an Updated Schema
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 3:17a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
On Thursday, 22 September, IBM Social Business Community Call where Luis Guirigay, Barry Rosen, and Scott Vrusho provided a quality session on IMSMO 2.0, IBM re-announced to a larger international audience new support for Outlook 2010 and 2016. This is exciting news to hear. At ICON US in May, Luis Guirigay stated that the new expanded client support would happen this year and at MWLUG 2016, IBM officially made the announcement--keeping their promise. In my working with the product over the past
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IBM Verse On-premises Third Post: Updated Schema, New Features
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 3:16a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Preface In my previous two blog posts pertaining to Verse On-premises (VOP), please note that a few of the items below were covered here previously. This serves as a metric to ascertain what key items are likely to remain. As cited here on July 18, 2016, IBM is fully committed to and on-track to make a year-end release for this product. IBM is discussing a lot of new VOP items at events in multiple cities/countries; for example MWLUG in Austin, TX. Much of what I reported on August 3, 2016 rema
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A Conversation with Barry Rosen, at IBM: Part II
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 2:01a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Below is the completion of my interview with Barry Rosen, IBM Offering Manager for ICS. Enjoy! Notes 9.0.2 and Feature Packs * As indicated in the slide yesterday, the entire feature set of 9.0.2 will not be released into one Feature Pack (FP), but over four. Yes, the next four FPs will introduce what 9.0.2 would have offered. For some, this may be an eternity. Here is how I look at it: If we waited for 9.0.2 to actually be released, we would be looking at a late Q2 '17 release date at th
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A Conversation with Barry Rosen, at IBM: Part I
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 2:02a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
During ICON UK 2016 in London, I took some time to talk with the IBM Offering Manager for ICS covering IBM Notes, Domino, Verse on Premises, and Sametime, Barry Rosen. Our initial Q&A turned into about a 30 minute dialogue, which I found quite informative. With his permission, I am posting the more interesting parts of our conversation. Acknowledging Reality To Reset the Norm IBM recognizes --- as do their customers and BPs --- that over the previous three years, they became a rudder
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My Two ICON UK 2016 Session Decks
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 1:00p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
What a great few days in London. Once again, the entire team there did a great job to offer the IBM Community an excellent learning opportunity. Thank you as well to the quality sponsors that committed to ensure this user group would happen. The organizers and the sponsors all deserve our gratitude. From that, I spoke at two sessions: Day 1 - co-presented with Keith Brooks Migration:Impossible... Not so Day 2 - co-presented with Serdar Basegmez Back from the Dead: When Bad Code Kills
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IBM Verse On-premises Architecture and Insight
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 2:30a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Yesterday, IBM provided a preview call for select customers covering IBM Verse On-premises (VOP). Those in attendance were amongst the first to receive updated particulars on this product. I explicitly asked and received permission to provide this information. Here is a subset of relevant items discussed/presented. Disclaimer: As certain features are still being developed, anything and everything below is subject to change. The data below reflects what was presented to me and is believed to b
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IBM Version On-Premises Coming Soon
Mon, Jul 18th 2016 9:00p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
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Interger Overflow Vulnerability Identified in IBM Notes via Pixman Library
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 8:00p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Although this vulnerability will not affect everyone, in talking with my customer's AVL, I decided to post it. The CVE description indicates, "Integer overflow in the create_bits function in pixman-bits-image.c in Pixman before 0.32.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via large height and stride values." The risk is low but real. Fortunately, the fix is easy. The risk profile for CVE-2014-9766 is available here, IBM
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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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