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WTF? A new podcast? If you liked This Week In Lotus, you should (at least) like ’WTF Tech’
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 24
Switched to Let’s Encrypt for the blog SSL certificate
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 23
iNotes and IE Standards mode now seems to work in 9.0.1 FP7
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 17
9.0.1 FP7 and how to enable the new port encryption settings
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 22
The last ever (no really....) This Week In Lotus has been posted, number 115
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 22
Using Hawthorn gold code? Want IBM to add SQL Server support? Here’s the SPR you’ll want to add your name to....
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 24
There is no 9.0.2. Dead. Canceled. Killed.
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 23
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Idea - I’m going to open a PMR asking IBM to release 9.0.2....and you are invited to take part
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 166
Well, so much for IE11 and iNotes standards mode
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 24
Using Hawthorn gold code? Want IBM to add SQL Server support? Here’s the SPR you’ll want to add your name to....
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 24
WTF? A new podcast? If you liked This Week In Lotus, you should (at least) like ’WTF Tech’
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 24
There is no 9.0.2. Dead. Canceled. Killed.
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 23
Switched to Let’s Encrypt for the blog SSL certificate
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 23
The last ever (no really....) This Week In Lotus has been posted, number 115
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 22
9.0.1 FP7 and how to enable the new port encryption settings
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 22
iNotes and IE11 - yes it is supported
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 20
Unable to view embedded SlideShare presentations in Chrome? Try this.....
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 17


Darren Duke
Blog Title Darren Duke Blog Zone
Blog Description Occasionally useful stuff around technology, VMware, Domino, Symantec, accents and the pursuit of happiness.
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WTF? A new podcast? If you liked This Week In Lotus, you should (at least) like ’WTF Tech’
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:14a   Darren Duke
A long time ago, before IBM came down like a hammer, there was a podcast. We really enjoyed doing This Week In Lotus, but it became a bit untenable as IBM threatened all kinds of stuff (including revoking *my* Champion status.....) so we stopped. But IBM kept doing "WTF?" kinds of things.....canceling 9.0.2, going to fix packs only, spreading Java 8 out over a year (from now). After getting together at MWLUG, Stuart and I started to reminisce and we started thinking about saddling up again.
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Switched to Let’s Encrypt for the blog SSL certificate
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 12:25p   Darren Duke
I had switched the blog to SSL a while back (mainly due to Google threatening that non-SSL website will take a hit in searches). At the time Let's Encrypt (the free, yes free, CA SSL issuer) was just getting started and didn't have roots published to most of the browser root stores. Because of this I went with free certificate available from Start SSL. I'm not disappointed with StartSSL, it's just time to try something else when the StartSSL certificate expired. In fact if you need anything
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iNotes and IE Standards mode now seems to work in 9.0.1 FP7
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 10:28a   Darren Duke
I had praised, then lamented the new-ish iNotes forms templates that allow you do copy and paste images from the clipboard into IE. Well, with FP7 IBM (so far) seem to have addressed the issue search issue that forced me to disable this again. It's now back on for my servers. Let's see how long before I lament this again. It is probably work pointing out that Ulrich Krause is reporting issues with the "normal" iNotes forms9.nsf shipped in FP7. I have not seen the issue he reported in t
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9.0.1 FP7 and how to enable the new port encryption settings
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 4:59a   Darren Duke
9.0.1 FP7 has shipped. It's not all we hoped (only three new features, and no Java 8) but yet again the Domino security team has added stuff, this time the oft requested update to Notes client port encryption. But (at the time of writing) all the technotes on how to enable this either go to the wrong page (ICCA) or a nice looking, but still pointless 404 page. So how do you enable this? We'll after scouring the design partner forum I found a post from the lovely Dave Kern that outlined thi
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The last ever (no really....) This Week In Lotus has been posted, number 115
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 9:26a   Darren Duke
Stuart, myself and Jesse Gallagher join for the weekly bi-annual podcast for one last time....listen to it here: http://thisweekinlotus.com/115-doing-a-three-way/ There is also an exciting announcement at the end.....
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Using Hawthorn gold code? Want IBM to add SQL Server support? Here’s the SPR you’ll want to add your name to....
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 2:09p   Darren Duke
Hawthrorn 2.0, AKA IBM Mail Support for Microsoft Outlook, AKA IMSMO has recently been released. One of the main install differences between GA (2.0) and LA (1.0) code is that GA requires use of IBM DB2 as a state store for the IMSMO Domino server (whereas 1.0 had no such requirement). Most organizations can count on the fingers of no hands how may DB2 servers they have, so you'd expect IBM to support MS SQL server right? You'd be wrong. You along with me are a moron, and no one's ever ask
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There is no 9.0.2. Dead. Canceled. Killed.
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 3:26p   Darren Duke
Originally 9.0.2 was scheduled for release in late 2015. Then February 2016 (this would have been 28 months since 9.0.1 shipped) Then 2H 2016. Then 2017. Now, well, never (if the scuttlebutt at MWLUG is to be believed, and I do believe it). It was pushed for many reasons, notably to get Verse out of the door. As I mentioned in this post (9.0.2 where for art thou?) and this one (my customers don't want mail next) I've ranted and raved about this before. To no avail. Well,
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Unable to view embedded SlideShare presentations in Chrome? Try this.....
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 4:34p   Darren Duke
The first page of the presentation displays fine, but you can't navigate to any other slide or use any other actions (like the image below): The fix it is to allow 3rd party cookies from SlideShare.net. You can do this in the Chrome settings page, like this: Then, manage exceptions: Add the following to the hostname pattern: [*.]slideshare.net Like this: You can now navigate embedded SlideShare presentations.
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My MWLUG presentation - Domino Security - not knowing is not an option (2016 edition)
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 10:40a   Darren Duke
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Idea - I’m going to open a PMR asking IBM to release 9.0.2....and you are invited to take part
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 1:32p   Darren Duke
I got to thinking about this earlier today... How can I as a customer/partner/interested party let IBM know of my discontent about the lack of urgency in releasing Domino 9.0.2? I noddled on this for a few minutes and came up with some ways. A few (along with cons) are listed below: 1) Contact your IBM rep and tell them. Pros: Erm.... Cons: If you can find them, by the time you hang up they will have a new job. 2) Move to another platform. Pros: Real Outlook support Cons: I'
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Well, so much for IE11 and iNotes standards mode
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 8:05a   Darren Duke
In my last post I made the mistake of thinking IBM had done a bang up job on the copy and paste with images from the clipboard into iNotes using IE11. Well.....about that..... After enabling the following settings in the server notes.ini file a user is no longer able to use type-ahead search (view search): iNotes_WA_DefaultFormsFile=iNotes/Forms9s.nsf iNotes_WA_FormsFiles=iNotes/Forms9s.nsf Here's the difference, search view in quirks mode works, standard mode does not:.... Quirk
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iNotes, IE11 and copy and paste images from the clipboard. How to enable it.
Thu, Jul 14th 2016 12:04p   Darren Duke
The other day I was lamenting the inability of Internet Explorer in respect to being able to copy and paste an image from the clipboard into an iNotes email body. After all both Firefox and Chrome have been able to do this for a while. Off I toodle to the web and I find this IBM document which indicates IBM may add it once IE supports it: The ability to paste images from the clipboard works in both Firefox and Chrome in iNotes 9.0 Social Edition and Smart Cloud Notes Web. Safari 6 and IE 1
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How to thoroughly confuse your customers, IBM Edition
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 10:57a   Darren Duke
Off I toddle to IBM Fix Central. I wanted the latest FP5 and IF's for Notes, the Browser Plugin and the Lite Browser Plugin. Here's a screenshot of what IBM Fix Central returns for me..... Now, I usually know what I am doing, but this is confusing to me, let alone a poor customer who does not understand IBM's mission to put obstacles in the way of everything you'd ever want to do on their sites. Some mind boggling questions arise...... Can I just download 901FP5SHF238_W32_stan
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An open letter to the ICS GM Inhi Cho Shu
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 7:46a   Darren Duke
First, let me congratulate you on your new appointment. I wish you ever success. However, I have some concerns about the division (is that that word?) you have just taken over. There really are no avenues to get these to you so I figured this was as good a place as any to try and outline my thoughts..... 1) The schedule for new on-prem software releases requires much more regularity. Thinking Notes and Domino here. See this post as to why 9.0.2 Where for art thou?. 2) The IBM process for
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Real badgers....
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 2:59p   Darren Duke
In no way related to IBM Badges........ (although this could be what is at the non-customer end of a PMR)
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The 2015 Snarky Review
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 1:00p   Darren Duke
Firefox started at 34, ended at 43 (which also seemed to break everything). Chrome started at 39, ended at 47. IE, 11 and 11 (or Edge depending on your OS). My browser preference has changed. I'd love to still use Firefox (as they give a shit about privacy) but it's performance compared to Chrome is laughably right now. So Chrome it is (hangs head in shame)... IBM finally grasped that web security in Domino is important. We got SHA2, TLS1.2, OCSP, HSTS and modern ciphers. Only in R




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