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Do You Have An Opinion on the Domino Application Platform Direction? Read This.
Thu, May 18th 2017 7
The ICS on Linux Round Table Session Notes
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"Why the Largest Companies in the World Count on Linux Servers"
Tue, May 9th 2017 9
Join Barry Rose, Daniel Nash, and Myself for the ICS on Linux Round Table on Monday at Engage!
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Join Serdar Basegmez and Myself on Tuesday’s TLCC XPages Webinar Series
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Attention All Loti, ICS Faithful, and IBM Community Members... A New Conference is Coming in 2018!
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 10
Linuxfest at IBM Connect 2017
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IBM Verse On-premises Architecture and Insight
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IBM Verse On-premises Third Post: Updated Schema, New Features
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IMSMO 2.0 (Project Hawthorn) Expands Client Offerings, Crash Avoidance Tip, and an Updated Schema
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 12
Linux Bash Bug - Shellshock - is Real: Get Patched (Mac Too)
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New SSL3 Exploit: The POODLE Is Here and Lifting Its Leg
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"Let’s Get Ready to Logjam!" -- The Need to Know About This New Exploit
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Attention All Loti, ICS Faithful, and IBM Community Members... A New Conference is Coming in 2018!
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Firefox Upgrade Kills iNotes, ICS SSL Product Access with Domino CA/Self-Signed Certs
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Linuxfest at IBM Connect 2017
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"Why the Largest Companies in the World Count on Linux Servers"
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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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Do You Have An Opinion on the Domino Application Platform Direction? Read This.
Thu, May 18th 2017 6:15a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
As Barry Rosen mentioned during our Engage session last week, ICS Offering Management is seeking feedback around the Domino application platform. This opportunity is significant enough that I felt it appropriate to author a separate post. Currently, IBM is looking for feedback in the areas of APIs, XPages, Domino on Bluemix, Docker, and well, anything else you want to add in the development space. I took the survey and found it to be straight forward with plenty of opportunity to provide you
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The ICS on Linux Round Table Session Notes
Mon, May 15th 2017 6:00a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Great session last Monday. We filled the table with overflow and discussed many good topics raised by the attendees. Below are the notes and some of the URLs cited during the event. Please feel free to comment and keep the discussion going. IBM Notes FP7 is the last update for the Linux client;, no further feature packs will be offered for the Linux client Support will be best effort from here and will continued to be support up to 9.0.1 FP7 on thee then current set of operating systems.
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"Why the Largest Companies in the World Count on Linux Servers"
Tue, May 9th 2017 3:00a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
I read this morning a great piece in Linux Journal by Petros Koutoupis. The author's name being new to me, I read the article with an open mind. What I found is this introductory level article offered a decent dissection of this important topic. As I've covered over the years in my Lotus on Linux Report presentation series, more companies outside of Microsoft use Linux for their edge servers than any other operating system. That data point continues to this day. Additionally, despite recent de
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Join Barry Rose, Daniel Nash, and Myself for the ICS on Linux Round Table on Monday at Engage!
Sun, May 7th 2017 4:30p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
This year at Engage in Antwerp, Belgium, I am speaking with Barry Rosen of IBM and Daniel Nash. We are covering all things ICS related on Linux. Happy to have the opportunity to present with both Barry and Daniel on such a topic. A lot has changed in the past six months with IBM's support for Linux. This is the session to learn about those changes and provide input directly to IBM. Looking forward to a great discussion and learning experience. See you on Monday! Date: Monday, May 8 Time: 11
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Join Serdar Basegmez and Myself on Tuesday’s TLCC XPages Webinar Series
Mon, May 1st 2017 4:43p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
On Tuesday, May 2, Back from the Dead goes live via the TLCC's XPages Webinar Series, sponsored by Teamstudio! Time: 10:30 AM EDT / 9:30 AM CDT / 7:30 AM PDT / 3:30 PM BST / 4:30 PM CEDT Register Here! It's free! Back from the Dead: When Bad Code Kills a Good Server 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 serv
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Attention All Loti, ICS Faithful, and IBM Community Members... A New Conference is Coming in 2018!
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 6:05a   Bill Malchisky Jr.
IBM Think 2018. Bringing together World of Watson and InterConnect to form the technology industry's most important event Great news! I am very excited to report that IBM is doing something excellent with their conferences next year. IBM is combining Connect, InterConnect, World of Watson, PartnerWorld, Edge, Amplify, and Vision all into one massive technology show in 2018. What is this conference called? IBM Think 2018! In my opinion, this is a logical move with IBM recognizing customers a
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Linuxfest at IBM Connect 2017
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 10:54p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Hi Everyone! Just a quick update on Linuxfest... As I've been involved since Lotusphere 2010 offering the first two Linux Installfests with Joe Litton, and co-offered Linuxfest at Lotusphere, Connect, and ConnectED ever since, I wanted to take a moment and provide a quick update. Wes Morgan and I had a few conversations on this year's event and the new city. We both concluded with the new development schedule within IBM, the we should skip a year. Thus, Linuxfest VIII will be delayed a y
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Come to IBM Connect 2017 and See Me Speak in the Developer’s Track!
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 7:10p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Yes, for the first time, I'm speaking in the Development, Design and Tools track. A bit nervous and excited simultaneously. A new audience for me! Fortunately, I'll be co-presenting with Serdar Basegmez to ensure that everyone in the audience will receive quality information from multiple perspectives. Looking forward to attending IBM Connect 2017. See you in San Francisco! Back from the Dead: W/hen Bad Code Kills a Good Server Session link Calendar File: If you never sat-in on a
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Interesting in Going to IBM Connect 2017? Contact me for a $100 Discount
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 3:06p   Bill Malchisky Jr.
Hi Everyone and Happy New Year to all of you. Best of luck in the new year. I have a couple of posts for IBM Connect in the works. Lets commence new year with a new discount. As an IBM Champion for 2017, IBM is allowing us to offer $100 discounts to friends who may be interested in attending. If you are on the fence, know that the session list is attractive with over 200 being offered. Success stories from customers will be on display, along with the technical labs returning as well. Thus, you c
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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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