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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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