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2016 the annus horribilis review
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Darren Duke    

Firefox started at 43, ended at 50 (they are slowing down....)

Chrome started at 47, ended at 55 (they are speeding up....)

IE....you know what? F**k IE.

Still using Chrome as my primary browser, although Vivaldi is slowly taking over

Didn't go Connect 16. Won't be at Connect 17. I already know what's going to happen....IBM is going to tell you about all the products that they promise * cognitive* is being added too. Like Verse (2 years ago?) and Toscana. "No, really we are" they will promise. There is a new GM. Can't possibly be worse than the last one.

Speaking of Toscana, it was released. In only a way IBM can release something. Think Verse Basic with all the features taken out. 

Following on from the "release" of new products, IBM decided not to release (as in ever) 9.0.2. Yeah, I know right.....

But Verse On-Prem should see the light of day on December 30th. Yeah, I know right.....

Oh, Hawthorn was released. So there's that.

Still never seen a live (or otherwise) CCM installation. 

Moved up to an iPhone 7 Plus, fingerprint smudge edition. Or as most people call it the shiny black one.

Oh, oh....new podcast. Stu and I could resist no longer. We also brought along Jesse Gallagher so IBM can blame someone new.

We also sneaked in one last TWIL. No really, 115 is it. (see above)

Any "Big IT" thinking of splitting itself in two should endeavor to be more like HPE/HP and not at all like the train wreck that is the Symantec/Veritas split. Train. Wreck. 

By year end I should have 50+ nights in hotels. Not the rented by the hour type, but *real* hotels. That number went up, but my time in a car is about 90 minutes less per day. Yes, per day. Ah, life in ATL.

Brexit *and* Trump. Luckily my grandparents were Irish, so I see another passport in my future.

After having voters potentially end the world, I decided not to inflict further damage on my psyche and stayed with Windows 7 Pro. Even a free Windows 10 is too much to take.

Completed 10,000+ steps every day since Nov 30, 2015. So over 365 days now....the streak is still active. 15,000,000 total steps on my various Fitbit devices.

Technologies that made 2016, Let's Encrypt, SONOS, Nest, Roku, 4K TV's










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Quickr Fix for Chrome 60+
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 8:53p   Darren Duke
Yeah, Quickr right? Long time since I've posted about Quickr. Still a great (if somewhat complicated and unsupported) product, Still being used by me and several clients despite IBM having several products claiming to replace it.. Despite IBM ceasing support many moons ago it chugged along very nicely so long as a reverse proxy is in front of it to allow TLS 1.2 and SHA2. Except Chrome 60 broke it. Google (and Safari before it) changed the way XHR works and basically buggered Quickr in the pro
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MWLUG 2017 presentation - Notes, Domino and the single sign on soup
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 7:44p   Darren Duke
As promised, here is the presentation from my MWLUG 2017 session on SSO. If you need (for hire) help with any of this see the STS contact page.
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Renewing LetsEncrypt SSL certificates automatically - redux
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 10:56a   Darren Duke
After almost a year of using Let's Encrypt to secure this very site, I'm still running into issues automatically renewing the certificates every 90 days. In my last post about this I'd documented the procedure I was using but was unable to ever get it to work successfully via cron (it was fine manually). I've now switched to a different auto-renew method....Enter: certbot This seems much simpler, tidier solution. The only snag for me was it required Python 2.7 to be installed. I sent a
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Domino NIFNSF update - you probably don’t want to enable it
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 2:33p   Darren Duke
In my last post about NIFNSF, Christian Hensler left this comment: I couldn't find anything on the internet, so off I went to the Design Partner forum. Now this is a NDA'd so I'm maybe skirting the rules here, but there is indeed an IBM reproduced issue with performance with NIFNSF. So this AM I did some testing and I was able to reproduce the issue. Base on my testing, on average, the current NIFNSF implementation is twice as slow as non-NIFNSF databases. So you many not want to impl
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Moving Domino NIF indexes out of the NSF
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 4:16p   Darren Duke
New in Fix Pack Feature Pack 8 is the ability to move the view index files out of the NSF. NIF is the technical term for these index files and end with the file suffix of NDX. Doing this has several advantages including: Make the NSF smaller, so better backup times Help get more out of the 64GB limit....if 6GB of your NSF is NIF index, that's a logt of space Move NIF's to better performing storage, for example SSD's Allows concurrent access to to databases and views, so theoretically better
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2016 the annus horribilis review
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 2:30p   Darren Duke
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Renewing LetsEncrypt SSL certificates automatically with NginX
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 4:06p   Darren Duke
A while back I blogged that I switched the SSL on this blog to Let's Encypt, the free SSL provider. I even linked to the Crontab post I used to renew the SSL certificate (they are only good for 90 days, so need to be renewed regularly). Except mine would not renew. Hum.... I eventually got around to looking at this before the certificate ran out on Dec 20th and it turns out I needed to do a few more steps. If you manually run the renew.sh on the server without these additional steps thi




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