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Good! Communication on upcoming short term fixes for both the Poodle and SHA-2 issues from IBM regarding Domino | MIA: No confirmation or roadmap for TLS 1.2/1.3 or HTTP v2
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 145
What IBM’s response to the POODLE SSL v3 attack feels like to its Domino customers
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 357
I, Cassandra? If you’re wondering what’s wrong with IBM (and why the bad news today), Cringley’s been telling you for years
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 376
Apparent (small) update from IBM on "concerns around TLS and SHA-2" from the Domino 9 forum
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 390
Poor Domino users. For folks who care about security, looks like now is when IBM’s disrespect (contempt) for its userbase bites us: new Poodle SSL v3 hack
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 485
Re: IBM Domino and SHA-1 / SHA-2 / SHA-256 (etc) ... that doesn’t sound promising, does it?
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 331
Hey, IBM! While you’re adding SHA-2 support across all Domino services, we expect to see HTTP/2 on the road map (soon)
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 364
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Poor Domino users. For folks who care about security, looks like now is when IBM’s disrespect (contempt) for its userbase bites us: new Poodle SSL v3 hack
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 485
Some common ISP / Email provider manual settings.
Tue, Dec 7th 2010 467
Apparent (small) update from IBM on "concerns around TLS and SHA-2" from the Domino 9 forum
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 390
I, Cassandra? If you’re wondering what’s wrong with IBM (and why the bad news today), Cringley’s been telling you for years
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 376
Hey, IBM! While you’re adding SHA-2 support across all Domino services, we expect to see HTTP/2 on the road map (soon)
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 364
What IBM’s response to the POODLE SSL v3 attack feels like to its Domino customers
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 357
(Repost): IBM... PLEASE update Domino’s SSL/TLS. It’s stuck in ancient times and vulnerable.
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 337
Re: IBM Domino and SHA-1 / SHA-2 / SHA-256 (etc) ... that doesn’t sound promising, does it?
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 331
Google accelerates end of SHA-1 support - IBM’s letting its customers down
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 326
Something was added in the latest Java update from Oracle: Suppress sponsor offers when installing or updating Java
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 223


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Good! Communication on upcoming short term fixes for both the Poodle and SHA-2 issues from IBM regarding Domino | MIA: No confirmation or roadmap for TLS 1.2/1.3 or HTTP v2
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 10:08a   Craig Wiseman
What these are: GOOD Short time, targeted fixes to immediate issues Domino faces. This is some good, hard news. Updates on what's going to be done and timelines that work. Remember, the Poodle exploit is *at this point* proof of concept from Google, so we do have a window of time before it becomes a true issue. This is a very acceptable approach. As I told support... I'm fine with having a Poodle-resistant solution for Domino 8.5.x and moving to full TLS and HTTP in 9.x. Planned SH [read] Keywords: domino ibm development google security
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What IBM’s response to the POODLE SSL v3 attack feels like to its Domino customers
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 1:48p   Craig Wiseman
What IBM's response to the POODLE SSL v3 attack feels like to its Domino customers: [read] Keywords: domino ibm
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I, Cassandra? If you’re wondering what’s wrong with IBM (and why the bad news today), Cringley’s been telling you for years
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 9:14a   Craig Wiseman
[Background research: Who was Cassandra?] IBM announced some pretty bad news today... IBM's PAYING GlobalFoundries to take its chip making facility off its hands and IBM's given up on its HUGELY vaunted earnings plans. If you're interested in why this may be, take a gander at what Cringely been saying for a long, long time: The Decline and Fall of IBM (italics are mine) Even on the surface, IBM in early 2014 looks like a troubled company. Sales are flat to down, and ea [read] Keywords: domino ibm google wiki
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Apparent (small) update from IBM on "concerns around TLS and SHA-2" from the Domino 9 forum
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 8:58p   Craig Wiseman
This seems promising. OK, "promising" is way overselling it. Really, I guess it's not "promising" when the vendor acknowledges something that customers have been asking about for over 8 years. But that's not the point: Re: Poodle SSL vulnerability Greetings, We are currently working on statements regarding solutions for our clients with concerns around TLS and SHA-2. Thanks, dave David Kern | Resident Paranoid STSM, Global ICS Security Architect Source [read] Keywords: administration domino ibm ldd lotus security
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Poor Domino users. For folks who care about security, looks like now is when IBM’s disrespect (contempt) for its userbase bites us: new Poodle SSL v3 hack
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 7:04a   Craig Wiseman
For over 8 years, there's been post after post, PMR after PMR, IdeaJam idea after idea on upgrade Domino's SSL security in order to keep it current. (Here's a google search for: Please upgrade Domino SSL ) While they've been very busy apparently doing nothing about this, IBM's also been very quiet about it, although they have acknowledged that IBM's PAYING CUSTOMERS think it's important (see here). Now, we expect to hear something about how to fix this. SOON. It's not like IBM ha [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus google ideajam planetlotus planetlotus.org security
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Re: IBM Domino and SHA-1 / SHA-2 / SHA-256 (etc) ... that doesn’t sound promising, does it?
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 11:37a   Craig Wiseman
What do you say when you have bad news or no news... when you really should be saying something? One corporate take is to say as little as possible. (and hope the issue goes away, I guess). I've blurred the name of the source for this comment, because I don't want her (or is it him?) blamed for my extrapolation. Related to this issue we have an answer from our colleagues from Level 2 that even the future version 10 does not have the support for it yet - and there is an enha [read] Keywords: domino ibm
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Hey, IBM! While you’re adding SHA-2 support across all Domino services, we expect to see HTTP/2 on the road map (soon)
Mon, Oct 6th 2014 6:39a   Craig Wiseman
One of the great things about Notes and Domino has been the iterative growth of features. Well, that was true until about 4 years ago. Lately, a lot has been said about IBM's poor performance in keeping Domino's security stack up to date: http://planetlotus.org/c27d79 http://planetlotus.org/c28ea9 http://planetlotus.org/c2841d http://planetlotus.org/c2af15 http://planetlotus.org/c39b14 http://planetlotus.org/c2af24 http://www.ideajam.net/IdeaJam/P/ij.nsf/0/342557C4307F678D86257833004C [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes firefox google ideajam ideajam.net javascript planetlotus planetlotus.org security wiki
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Google accelerates end of SHA-1 support - IBM’s letting its customers down
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 11:58a   Craig Wiseman
There's been a justifiable bit of a hullabaloo about security and IBM Domino (nee Lotus Domino). The biggest point lately concerning Domino's shameful lack of general support for modern Web security has hinged around Domino's support for only the SHA1 hash. What's sad about this is that "The first signs of weaknesses in SHA1 appeared (almost) ten years ago. - Qualys Blog". Ten years ago... back when IBM gave the appearance of caring about Domino's future. Now Google has announced [read] Keywords: administration domino ibm lotus notes community google interface planetlotus planetlotus.org security server smtp wiki xml




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(Repost): IBM... PLEASE update Domino’s SSL/TLS. It’s stuck in ancient times and vulnerable.
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 12:14p   Craig Wiseman
I posted about this here in 2011. Other good folks have been posting about this as well, here, here, here, here, etc. Simply put, Domino needs proper, modern TLS 1.3 support across all protocols, including SMTP, LDAP, HTTP, POP, IMAP, etc. What kind of shocks me is that there's any discussion about making this happen. If I had a product in this situation, the only meetings I'd be having is about WHEN the enhancements will be finished. IBM is all about security, except... when it isn [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes google ideajam ideajam.net javascript planetlotus planetlotus.org security smtp
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Something was added in the latest Java update from Oracle: Suppress sponsor offers when installing or updating Java
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 4:20p   Craig Wiseman
Here's a subtle thing for IT folks. This check box was added in the very latest Java release. See anything useful about it? [read] Keywords: administration java oracle
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Don’t let the bad guys get you: How to Prevent Email Worms, Viruses, and Trojans
Wed, Nov 28th 2012 9:09a   Craig Wiseman
I've been sending versions of this email out for years and years (I had to update it when the term "phishing" came along), so I thought I'd put it up here as well. Don't let the bad guys get you: How to Prevent Email Worms, Viruses, and Trojans We have the best anti-spam and Anti-virus software. We have great firewalls, encrypted VPNs, secure servers... but it's not enough to save us from every "Day 0 Attack"*. An email worm*/virus*/trojan* can go worldwide in just minutes or [read] Keywords: lotus notes application email instant messaging linkedin microsoft network outlook security virus wiki
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Yeah, it’s not surprising... AT&T Wireless Customer Support FAIL
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 3:39p   Craig Wiseman
Why I never use the vendor "chat now" feature: Pre-Chat Questionnaire: Resulting Chat Please wait for a chat agent to respond. Your current wait time is ‘0’ minutes. You are now chatting with 'Royco B.' [Note: two minutes pass....] Royco B.: Welcome to AT&T Premier Support. I am reviewing your pre-chat questionnaire and will be right with you. Craig Wiseman: ok. [Note: one minute passes....] Royco B.: I have read your concern. You want t [read] Keywords: agent apple iphone javascript wireless
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8 minutes of awesome
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 7:11a   Craig Wiseman
This just needs to be here. [read] Keywords:
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My fellow Americans, I give you.... the next US President
Wed, Dec 14th 2011 7:35a   Craig Wiseman
A simple, uncomplicated campaign we can rally behind. And it's not the first time we've had a puppet as President. [read] Keywords:
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True: Don’t Blame The IQ, Blame The Carrier
Sun, Dec 4th 2011 8:21a   Craig Wiseman
If you're mad at Carrier IQ, then you are doing exactly what the carriers want you to. The surprising thing is that the ire has been directed at Carrier IQ themselves. Why? If someone runs you over in their car, you don't write a stern letter to Ford. Carrier IQ made and sold an invasive piece of software, certainly. But they didn't install it on your phone. Sprint [and AT&T] did. Full Story [read] Keywords:
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IBM... PLEASE update Domino’s SSL/TLS. It’s stuck in ancient times and vulnerable.
Wed, Sep 21st 2011 11:08a   Craig Wiseman
So, we've waited for years for IBM to update Domino's SSL/TLS implementation. There have been other ideas on this expressed. Now, it seems that the implementation is vulnerable... and since we don't have current TLS options, we have no native Domino solution. It realllly looks like neglect, but perhaps there's a better expression. [read] Keywords: domino ibm ideajam ideajam.net javascript
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Be careful, folks in Irene’s path. Better than careful - run away.
Fri, Aug 26th 2011 10:46a   Craig Wiseman
For you folks in Irene's path, I certainly "feel your pain". Yep, that lil red dot was me in 2008 when Gustav hit. In the northeastern quadrant of the storm (always the worst part of the storm). I was a bit further away from Ike (2008), Katrina, and Rita( 2005), so all we got then was heavy rain & moderate winds. The best thing to do in a hurricane is NOT be in its path. You can always rebuild a building, but people ... not so much. That's one reason I like hurricanes better than e [read] Keywords: python wiki
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The White, Black, and Orange people have failed us. We have but one choice left.
Tue, Jul 26th 2011 9:29a   Craig Wiseman
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A video walkthrough of the unholy marriage of BlackBerry and Android
Fri, Jul 22nd 2011 4:01p   Craig Wiseman
From AndroidCentral.com: A video walkthrough of the unholy marriage of BlackBerry and Android BlackBerry fans everywhere were astonished Thursday when an early version of the Android Player for the PlayBook leaked out and their little tablets suddenly became usable. Usable as in once you've got Android running on the PlayBook, you suddenly have an e-mail app. Craziness! Pretty cool stuff, especially since it's running Android 2.3.3, and there's a good chance your phone doesn't even th [read] Keywords: application blackberry rim
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Create your own caption
Fri, Jul 22nd 2011 7:26a   Craig Wiseman
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We can do better than this
Fri, Jul 15th 2011 7:17a   Craig Wiseman
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Lotus Notes 8.5: How to open two emails at the same time
Fri, May 6th 2011 1:50p   Craig Wiseman
This is a simple little tip, but since it's a new(erish) thing, I thought I'd post on it. Problem: I have two emails I want to have open at the same time so I can compare or work with them. Solution: Find the first email in whatever folder it might be right click on it. Choose "Open in New Window" Find the second email in whatever folder it might be right click on it. Choose "Open in New Window" You now have each email opened in it's own win [read] Keywords: lotus notes email
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Maybe Google’s a little evil?
Tue, Apr 5th 2011 8:04a   Craig Wiseman
Google translate (http://translate.google.com ) is pretty spiffy, and they have added the ability to translate from English to/from Latin. Do you see something fishy in their translation? [read] Keywords: google
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Topical: Please enhance Traveler’s ActiveSync so it can fully work with WIndows Phone 7 (and be officially supported)
Fri, Feb 11th 2011 10:25a   Craig Wiseman
Seems like a topical thing to vote on. [read] Keywords: traveler ideajam ideajam.net javascript
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Just Apple being Apple: US Apple stores are replacing screws on iPhone 4s brought for servicing with tamper-proof screws to prevent anyone else from opening the device.
Sat, Jan 22nd 2011 7:20a   Craig Wiseman
What? You thought "insane" only applied to the greatness of their products? (Reuters) -...In line with its infamous philosophy of maintaining absolute control over its products, sources said U.S. Apple stores are replacing screws on iPhone 4s brought for servicing with tamper-proof screws to prevent anyone else from opening the device. Kyle Wiens, chief executive of iFixit, a prominent Apple repair and parts supplier, said the purpose of the new screws is to keep people out of the iPhone [read] Keywords: apple iphone
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YMR (Yet More Rumors): Arstechnica - Detailing the expected hardware changes for the iPad and iPhone
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 2:41p   Craig Wiseman
It's kinda always fun to see who gets it right(erish). Detailing the expected hardware changes for the iPad and iPhone The latest batch of rumors about the hardware architecture of Apple's next-generation devices is coming fast and furious. So far, they suggest that Apple is moving to Qualcomm baseband radios, beefing up the GPU with the latest designs from Imagination Technologies, doubling the CPU cores, and giving the iPad the higher-resolution display it so richly deserves. There's [read] Keywords: apple iphone
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We humans are capable of greatness.
Sat, Jan 15th 2011 7:33p   Craig Wiseman
I've been thinking (and praying) a lot lately about (and for) the folks in Tuscon. And then the blame game that ensued, well, that's made me almost as sick as the actual event. Beyond Tuscon, there's been a lot of other violence and tragedy and more tragedy happening. Take a couple of minutes and watch this NASA video. It's worth it. What we say about each other, and how we treat each other one-on-one, on the interwebs, and everywhere is important. What we say has impact. What we do has [read] Keywords: application
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Mythbusters: Think about this the next time you add non-diary creamer to your coffee
Sat, Jan 15th 2011 2:50p   Craig Wiseman
Ever been pouring creamer into your coffee and think to yourself, "Wonder if this would burn?". Perhaps not. But here's what happens when you take 500 pounds of coffee creamer + oxygen + flame and see what happens. I saw the whole episode the other day and just laughed. Mythbusters just plays on that part of me that never grew up. [read] Keywords: application
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Sometimes, the jokes make themselves: Sony, Sports Illustrated Bring Swimsuit Issue to 3D TVs
Sat, Jan 8th 2011 1:40p   Craig Wiseman
You, know, I can't even think of a pithy (printable) comment for this. "The combination of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit brand with the amazing 3D capabilities of Sony's network-enabled devices makes for a great consumer entertainment experience," Tim Schaaff, Sony Network Entertainment President Please feel free to frame the joke more appropriate for your mood. Here's the whole article, and a link to it: Sony, Sports Illustrated Bring Swimsuit Issue to 3D TVs By: Leslie Horn | [read] Keywords: network
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Fields arranged by Purity
Thu, Jan 6th 2011 3:42p   Craig Wiseman
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What does the A&M mean in Texas A&M ...and in LSU?
Mon, Jan 3rd 2011 11:16a   Craig Wiseman
Just found this interesting.... Click here to see in situ (bolding in the answer below is from me) Q: What does "A&M" stand for? A: Texas A&M, the state's first public institution of higher education, was opened on Oct. 4, 1876 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, and at that time the "A" and "M" initials were used to abbreviate the name components. When the institution gained university status in 1963, the "A&M" representation (no periods, no space [read] Keywords: wiki
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My favorite Verizon commercial at the moment (features Droid X and [American] football without mentioning it
Sat, Jan 1st 2011 10:18a   Craig Wiseman
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A new year, a new smartphone platform. Good bye Blackberry, hello Droid X!
Sat, Jan 1st 2011 9:43a   Craig Wiseman
The BB9000 was very nice and lasted me two years, but I'm very happy to be back to a touchscreen - and one large enough for my pathetic eyes! My AT&T contract ended in June, and the family's Sprint one ended in December, which gave us the opportunity to jump in together. In the three weeks I've had the Droid X, I've just 2.5GBs of data, and it's been just great. GPS works nicely (something the BB was flaky on). The bluetooth works far, Far, FAR better with my car - I can BT my podca [read] Keywords: notes traveler bes blackberry google integration wireless
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A quote for the day
Fri, Dec 31st 2010 7:24a   Craig Wiseman
I just was looking at PCMag's site and saw this: As Apple pursues the dream of the One Perfect Phone, it's fascinating to see Google Android evolve into the operating system of the Many Perfectly Good Enough Phones. On my desk right now, in descending order of size, are the Droid X, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Droid Incredible, and HTC Aria. Each one is basically usable - and at least somewhat similar - but they each have something to recommend them. Together, they make the world of smartphones more ex [read] Keywords: apple google
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NOAA Launches Website Housing Public Information from the Deepwater Horizon Response
Thu, Dec 30th 2010 10:09a   Craig Wiseman
NOAA Launches Website Housing Previously Released Public Information from the Deepwater Horizon Response December 29, 2010 NOAA has unveiled a web archive of the maps, wildlife reports, scientific reports and other previously released public information used by emergency responders, fishermen, mariners and local officials during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. NOAA today unveiled a web archive of the maps, wildlife reports, scientific reports and other previously released public infor [read] Keywords: archive
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Top 10 Rumors About iPad 2 (from PCMag)
Thu, Dec 30th 2010 9:44a   Craig Wiseman
I imagine it'll also include some enhancements to the addiction-causing drug coating as well (oh, you thought the smudging was just an accident?). Top 10 Rumors About iPad 2 By: Sara Yin | 12.29.2010 Apple iPad 2 rumors are like the last X-Files movie: we know there's no basis for them, but sometimes..."I Want To Believe." Apparently, even industry analysts aren't immune to fantasies, with many predicting that the iPad's unborn child will ship roughly 40 million units next year, [read] Keywords: apple
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Best career move in the history of IT (maybe ever)
Mon, Dec 13th 2010 11:55a   Craig Wiseman
I enjoyed reading this Why any great career move should be known as 'a Schmidt', made me think. Chances are no one today has heard Eric Schmidt muttering under his breath, "Dang, I could have worked at Attachmate." The thought arose as I compiled a Novell corporate timeline to accompany our coverage of its acquisition by Attachmate. Schmidt was CEO at Novell in 2001 when he was asked to and did indeed take the top spot at Google. The rest is not only history but has prompted me over [read] Keywords: community google
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Just sayin: Coffee... please coffee
Thu, Dec 9th 2010 2:33p   Craig Wiseman
It's that time again (Lotusphere planning time). It is kinda a bit like Groundhog Day. Of course, there's some other IdeaJams I wish would come true as well. ;-) [read] Keywords: lotusphere google ideajam ideajam.net javascript
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Do you need an Enterprise Data plan to use Traveler’s Activesync?
Tue, Dec 7th 2010 3:29p   Craig Wiseman
Caveat: This is based on my experience in the North American market. For folks outside of NA, I'm not sure if these observations apply. If you've had a Blackberry, you know that the cell carriers actually (at the network level) can and do block access to your corporate BES/BESX server if you are on a cheap, er, non-enterprise data plan. That's because that traffic uses very unique ports & has attributes that make it pretty trivial to block. Verizon | AT&T Traveler's impleme [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes traveler bes blackberry email enterprise exchange exchange google iphone network server wireless
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Some common ISP / Email provider manual settings.
Tue, Dec 7th 2010 12:42p   Craig Wiseman
Just ran across these on the Motorola support site. As I seem to always get calls to help friends and family set up their email (on PCs/Macs/SmartPhones, ack), I thought it was rather useful. Click on ISP name link for more detailed set-up instructions: POP3/IMAP Account Server Type Incoming Server Incoming Port Use secure server Verify Cert. Outgoing Server Outgoing Port Use secure server Verify Cert. Aim.com IMAP4 imap.aim.com 993 (or 143) Yes Yes smtp.aim.com 465 (or 587) Ye [read] Keywords: email mac mobile server smtp
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Just sayin: IBM should give Mr. Ben Langhinrichs full programmatic READ access to the Lotusphere schedule
Tue, Dec 7th 2010 11:48a   Craig Wiseman
It's that time again. It is kinda a bit like Groundhog Day. I know, just know, Toto, that if we pray hard enough, this link may one day (soon) work: http://www.geniisoft.com/showcase.nsf/LS2011_SessionsDB [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere google ideajam ideajam.net javascript
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Thanks, M$. 426,569,100 days seems like a sufficiently long activation period
Wed, Oct 20th 2010 11:29a   Craig Wiseman
Setting up an XP-based PC, just got this screen. [read] Keywords:
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How the Empire Strikes Back should have ended
Sun, Sep 26th 2010 4:22p   Craig Wiseman
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Quote of the Day (on smartphones)
Fri, Sep 24th 2010 2:22p   Craig Wiseman
I'm a couple of days behind my technical podcasts, but this quote jumped out at me: Consumers want a smartphone they can bring to work, not a smartphone that work makes them bring home. - Brandon Watson, Director of Developer Experience for Windows Phone 7 Windows Weekly with Paul Thurrott [read] Keywords:
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Jobs reveals an IOS4 update
Mon, Aug 23rd 2010 7:16a   Craig Wiseman
From The Inquirer: Jobs reveals an IOS4 update By Nick Farrell Mon Aug 23 2010, 10:39 AND IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK of Jobs that the people of Steve were perplexed at IOS4 for it did not do what was written on the packet for the users of the less than holy Iphone 3G. They did moan and vex that IOS4 was a pile of dog poo, "dog slow", and not worthy of the Apple label. And so Steve did go up the mountain to tell God what he must do next and lo he did come back down the mountain having [read] Keywords: apple iphone
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You know you’re from Louisana when...
Wed, Aug 18th 2010 12:17p   Craig Wiseman
I've been working on this list for some time (please suggest any additions!) . I posted a version of this a while ago. You know you're from Louisiana when You look both ways before crossing a one way street. When a truck drives by spraying poisonous chemicals into the air, you don't call the EPA. You happily/maniacally think, "Die Mosquitos, DIE." You take advantage of the fact your license plate lets you use the handicap spots when visiting other states. This makes you cry. [read] Keywords:
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IBM, Lotus, Microsoft, et al - Here’s a PROPER upgrade dialog box progress bar: Steal THIS UI idea!
Wed, Aug 18th 2010 1:17a   Craig Wiseman
This evening, I'm upgrading a modern operating system, and it displays the progress bar below. What's important here? It gives you two (equally) important bits of information: A) What the install's doing at the moment, and; B) Where we are in the overall install process. I know this goes against the "give the user flashy dialogs that distract them and don't tell them where they are in the install" meme, but you really really need to go (back) to this. [read] Keywords: ibm lotus microsoft
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IdeaJam rocks! Buy it. | Now: Why I’m not a top contributor anymore.
Fri, Aug 13th 2010 10:00a   Craig Wiseman
I'm in a grumpy mood this week, I guess. For some reason, this post by Serdar Basegmez just resonated with me. I have a bunch of ideas over there. Here's a link to my ideas over there. I used to try and come up with ones that would improve IBM's product and address real issues that I see day-to-day at client sites. You may not be aware of this, but IBM is a for-profit company. That means that it owns Notes, Domino, Portal, Connections, etc. and makes money selling licenses and (more imp [read] Keywords: admin agent collaboration connections domino expeditor ibm inotes lotus lotusphere notes notes client odf policies quickr rich text roaming sametime symphony traveler ajax apple application applications archiving archive blogger blogging citrix community database desktop email exchange exchange facebook google ideajam ideajam.net integration iphone java microsoft mobile office openntf openoffice outlook password planetlotus planetlotus.org profile properties security server widgets wiki workspace
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Thanks, VMware of Paleo Alto, Californai
Mon, Jul 26th 2010 4:46p   Craig Wiseman
So I go to update my profile @ VMWare's website. I have no idea who Lois is, but she has a very nice state to live in. [read] Keywords: profile vmware
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Re: Lotus Knows suggestion - the Swiss Army Knife approach
Mon, Jul 26th 2010 1:51p   Craig Wiseman
Mr. Osborne makes an excellent and reasonable suggestion - sell/market Lotus Notes/Domino for what it is: A Swiss Army knife-like "can do just about everything pretty well" platform. One key problem that I see is that there is no clear agreement across IBM that this is the case. Or even within Lotus, for that matter. In fact, I'll use pictures (like Mr. Osborne) to explain: [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes
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If you’re running Domino on AS400, er, iSeries, er, System i, er ,i, a very good IBM technote collection of info.
Sat, Jul 24th 2010 10:03a   Craig Wiseman
I just ran across tech note #1313145 - Domino 8.5 for i: Checklist for upgrading. Yeah, I know, the title talks about upgrading, but it has some very good section links for general i use & admin. http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&uid=swg21313145 Task Description Learn how to get started and find information about this product release. See the technical document: Domino 8.5 for i: Getting started Verify compatibility with the IBM i operating system release and o [read] Keywords: admin administration domino ibm ldd lotus notes notes client ods sametime applications community exchange exchange java server system i virus
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File Protection issue installing Domino upgrades fixpacks on Windows Server 2008 R2?
Thu, Jul 22nd 2010 10:27a   Craig Wiseman
So you've got your new Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit, 16GB RAM server all ready to go. You install Lotus Domino 8.5.1 (64bit). Being a good admin, you then try and install FP3 (and eventually hotfixes, etc). The FixPack install has issues, though: Because it can't rename the file on each file it wants to update. This is because in Windows 7+, you have an manually grant permission to rename these kinds of files. The only solution I found was (as you can see from the scre [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm lotus server
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BP Spills Coffee
Mon, Jun 21st 2010 3:54p   Craig Wiseman
Yeah, this is a week old. Yeah, there's one bad word in it. Yeah, it's hilarious. [read] Keywords: application
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Geauxjira - Godzilla of the Gulf
Sat, May 22nd 2010 3:59p   Craig Wiseman
Geauxjira is a brief homage to some famous scenes in Ishiro Honda's movie Gojira (1954), better known in English as Godzilla. Whereas Godzilla was created from nuclear explosions, Geauxjira is a giant crawfish spawned by leaking crude oil. On April 21st, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana. Eleven people perished in the explosion. As we made our movie, thousands of barrels of oil leaked every day on the Gulf of Mexico's floor, causing the biggest environment [read] Keywords: application
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BP CEO: Oil spill is tiny drop compared to the large size of the Gulf of Mexico
Sat, May 15th 2010 1:13p   Craig Wiseman
At the same time that NPR and experts seem to think that huge, uncontrolled spill is probably much bigger than BP wants to admit, BP's CEO commented that the huge, uncontrolled oil spill is tiny compared to the very big ocean. Yep that makes this oil-covered brown pelican ( the Louisiana State Bird ) feel SO much better. Source: LA Times [read] Keywords:
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I’m going to ignore the uncontrolled oil disaster going on and look beyond to what looks to be an extremely active 2010 storm season.
Sat, May 15th 2010 1:09p   Craig Wiseman
So... We have the warmest waters in recorded history, we're heading into La Nina, And now we have ... ... Evidence linking solar variability with USA hurricanes, by Robert Hodges and Jim Elsner of Florida State University. They showed that the probability of three or more hurricanes hitting the U.S. during a hurricane season with warmer than average sea surface temperatures increases dramatically during minima in the 11-year sunspot cycle. Full WunderBlog post and we're at the deepes [read] Keywords: linking
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Interactve sun setting over Spaceship Earth
Sat, May 15th 2010 12:44p   Craig Wiseman
Move your mouse over it. Just thought it was cool. Source: DisneyParks Blog [read] Keywords:
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Look. Kittens!
Thu, May 6th 2010 8:20a   Craig Wiseman
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Interesting. A nasal spray that helps ’sensitise’ people to become more aware of social cues from other individuals
Sun, May 2nd 2010 11:18p   Craig Wiseman
This is an interesting finding, and may apply directly to IT folks. Be careful, use it too much and you may develop an insatiable appetite for "Twilight" books. A nasal spray can make men more in tune with other people's feelings, say a team of German and UK researchers. They found that inhaling the "cuddle hormone" oxytocin made men just as empathetic as women. The study in 48 volunteers also showed that the spray boosted the ability to learn from positive feedback. Writing i [read] Keywords:
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Compare and contrast these two OK GO videos
Fri, Apr 30th 2010 10:59p   Craig Wiseman
These are different, and worth the time to watch (music's good, too). Unlike most music video versions, where they just dub the same music track over different video, here they have the normal "rock" version, and a version .... orchestrated appropriately for the participants. Watch, you'll see what I mean. UPDATE: Based on this interview, the marching band video was a live performance. If you look closely, you can see the microphones attached to their uniforms. That's pretty nifty. [read] Keywords: application




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