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Perspective - Welcome to the top 1%
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 9
and the spinning is on... IBM denies "layoffs", Cringley admits to being a gadfly
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 1
Trying to work out what was missing from the ConnectED 2015 OGS
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 11
Three points that Lotusphere, er, Connect, er, ConnectED 2015 should refute
Sun, Jan 25th 2015 12
I, Cringley: IBM’s reorg-from-Hell launches next week
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 9
Domino customer? Please call IBM support help get SMTP TLS/SSL fixed
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 9
IBM’s POODLE TLS fixes for Domino, while timely (thanks!) breaks SMTP email connectivity (BAD,BAD)
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 8
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Three points that Lotusphere, er, Connect, er, ConnectED 2015 should refute
Sun, Jan 25th 2015 12
Trying to work out what was missing from the ConnectED 2015 OGS
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 11
(Repost): IBM... PLEASE update Domino’s SSL/TLS. It’s stuck in ancient times and vulnerable.
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 10
Google accelerates end of SHA-1 support - IBM’s letting its customers down
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 9
Perspective - Welcome to the top 1%
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 9
Domino customer? Please call IBM support help get SMTP TLS/SSL fixed
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 9
I, Cringley: IBM’s reorg-from-Hell launches next week
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 9
IBM’s POODLE TLS fixes for Domino, while timely (thanks!) breaks SMTP email connectivity (BAD,BAD)
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 8
Something was added in the latest Java update from Oracle: Suppress sponsor offers when installing or updating Java
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 7
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




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Perspective - Welcome to the top 1%
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 9:47a   Craig Wiseman
Perspective To be in the top 1% of the US, you have to make more than $380,000. To be in the top 1% of the WORLD, you have to make more than $47,000. Welcome to the top 1%. World: Go here to see where you rank in the world: http://www.globalrichlist.com/ US:
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and the spinning is on... IBM denies "layoffs", Cringley admits to being a gadfly
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 7:30p   Craig Wiseman
IBM (IBM.N) dismissed on Monday a Forbes magazine report claiming the technology firm is preparing to cut about 26 percent of its workforce, which would represent its biggest-ever layoffs. IBM is cutting jobs, as disclosed in its latest earnings report last week, but those reductions will affect "several thousand" employees, a "small fraction" of what Forbes reported, according to an emailed statement from IBM to Reuters. Forbes had said as many as 112,000 employees could be laid off. -
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Trying to work out what was missing from the ConnectED 2015 OGS
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 2:10p   Craig Wiseman
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Three points that Lotusphere, er, Connect, er, ConnectED 2015 should refute
Sun, Jan 25th 2015 11:58a   Craig Wiseman
There's no one driving the bus. This has been pretty clear for years, but made even clearer by the dissolution of the Lotus brand. Who "owns" and drives development for Connections, Portal, Sametime, Notes, Domino, etc.? The entire group of "social" products seems to be on autopilot. Who pushes them and markets them? If you are not in the IBM blackhole, it's impenetrable. And why would anyone not already sucked in care? OK, what we really mean is that we value you[r renewal
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I, Cringley: IBM’s reorg-from-Hell launches next week
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:57a   Craig Wiseman
A worthy read, particularly the comments: IBM's reorg-from-Hell launches next week IBM's big layoff-cum-reorganization called Project Chrome kicks-off next week when 26 percent of IBM employees will get calls from their managers followed by thick envelopes on their doorsteps. By the end of February all 26 percent will be gone. I'm told this has been in the planning for months and I first heard about it back in November. This biggest reorganization in IBM history is going to be a nightmar
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Domino customer? Please call IBM support help get SMTP TLS/SSL fixed
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 12:56p   Craig Wiseman
After much worrying non-communication, IBM came out with the initial POODLE for SSL patch and then the POODLE for TLS patch. These were timely and clean fixes - thank you IBM for these. I've included an email to IBM support regarding the fact that the POODLE SSL/TLS fixes break Domino as an internet-facing SMTP host... a role it Domino has served for many many organizations since the Notes Server R4 days. If you are an IBM Domino customer, please call IBM support and open a PMR on t
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IBM’s POODLE TLS fixes for Domino, while timely (thanks!) breaks SMTP email connectivity (BAD,BAD)
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 9:12a   Craig Wiseman
After much worrying non-communication, IBM came out with the initial POODLE for SSL patch and then the POODLE for TLS patch. These were timely and clean fixes - thank you IBM for these. However, we've noticed an issue with the impact these fixes have on SMTP traffic. The issue is that the POODLE fixes completely drop support for SSLv2, which on one level is fine - SSLv2 is insecure. But there's a more subtle issue caused by completely dropping SSLv2 support: According to various
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Rethinking Ray Ozzie
Sat, Nov 1st 2014 4:41p   Craig Wiseman
Mr. Thurrott wrote this a year ago, but it's worth a re-read. From a public perspective, Mr. Ozzie kind of disappeared into Microsoft, but it's clear he had the forethough and intelligence to see what was coming. Microsoft's history is full of baloney legends, like "The Internet Tidal Wave" memo from Bill Gates that allegedly caused the company to "turn on a dime" and embrace the Internet (and in the process squash Netscape). But a more complete and less hagiographic telling of that hi
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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
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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:




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