358 Lotus blogs updated hourly. Who will post next? Home | Downloads | Events | Pods | Blogs | Search | myPL | About 
 
Latest 7 Posts
IBM’s next generation cloud email solution is coming to CONSUMERS for FREE!
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 266
Roadmap of IBM Connections and IBM Connections Cloud (SmartCloud) Explained
Tue, Nov 25th 2014 249
Domino Developer Needed
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 336
IBM requests feedback on webpage layout of IBM Connections
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 182
You asked. IBM responds: Interim Fix for Domino to support SHA-2 and TLS fix for POODLE attack.
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 226
From friend lists to ads clicked, find out exactly what data Facebook has on you
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 126
Latest Gartner Magic Quadrant report on Social Software for Business
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 105
Top 10
Domino Developer Needed
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 336
IBM’s next generation cloud email solution is coming to CONSUMERS for FREE!
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 266
Roadmap of IBM Connections and IBM Connections Cloud (SmartCloud) Explained
Tue, Nov 25th 2014 249
You asked. IBM responds: Interim Fix for Domino to support SHA-2 and TLS fix for POODLE attack.
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 226
SmartCloud Tip #05: Problems for mail and calendar delegates. You’ll get tons of helpdesk calls if you don’t do this.
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 192
IBM requests feedback on webpage layout of IBM Connections
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 182
SmartCloud Demonstration at Seattle Technical Forum Meetup, Redmond, WA
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 134
From friend lists to ads clicked, find out exactly what data Facebook has on you
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 126
New easy way to get your IBM software downloads via SmartCloud!
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 112
Witness to a Murder
Sun, Sep 21st 2014 105


Viruses Happen
David Hablewitz    

mr yuk

The good news:  I still have never had a computer get infected with an email virus while using Lotus Notes.  That 18-year run is still going.

The bad news:  My laptop got a virus through a random act of browsing.  It happened thanks to a touch pad strategically located between the palms of the hands where it can occasionally cause the mouse to move or misread a mouse click.  It has happened many times in the past.  I’m typing away when suddenly the cursor jumps to somewhere else on the screen and my typing starts appearing in the wrong place.  This time it went to the browser window and who knows what input it took before I stopped typing.  It’s the first time being a fast typist was a liability for me.  I just know that suddenly I started getting a chain of popups.

I closed everything and it didn’t look like anything evil happened, but since then my computer started crashing randomly and would never come out of hibernation properly.  A full virus scan revealed a problem, but it needed the help of a Norton Anti-virus bootable CD.  OK, I created the bootable CD from another computer and ran the repair tool.  After that the PC quit booting altogether.  This was a case where the cure was worse than the illness.  No, it won’t even restore to a previous recovery point.  Sure, I could resort to a system image recovery that I made some time ago, but there are no guarantees of recovery at that point.  Who knows what devilry is at work with the Norton tool and virus.

I put in a call to Norton support and pretty quickly the guy at the other end decided to escalate this one to the next level.  They actually scheduled a time the support guy would call back.  This is going to be a true test of Norton’s support service.  I’ll keep you posted.  Meanwhile, the blog will continue to be quiet thanks to this new time-sucking event.




---------------------
http://thenotesguyinseattle.com/2012/02/13/viruses-happen/
Feb 13, 2012
35 hits



Recent Blog Posts
266


IBM’s next generation cloud email solution is coming to CONSUMERS for FREE!
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 5:13a   David Hablewitz
Last week IBM provided a glimpse into their next innovation in email.  Code-named MailNext, it is now formally named Verse.  This is the next evolution of Connections Cloud, their enterprise cloud suite of software. Now, just a week later, IBM has announced plans to make Verse available to CONSUMERS for FREE!!! This is unprecedented by […] [read] Keywords: connections ibm email enterprise
249


Roadmap of IBM Connections and IBM Connections Cloud (SmartCloud) Explained
Tue, Nov 25th 2014 5:12a   David Hablewitz
(Note: because the features of IBM Connections is so tightly tied to releases in IBM Connections Cloud, this story applies to both) On September 24th I published an article analyzing the Gartner report about Social business offerings.  In it I mentioned the lack of a roadmap for IBM Connections Cloud (SmartCloud).  The issue keeps resurfacing.  […] [read] Keywords: connections ibm
336


Domino Developer Needed
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 5:10p   David Hablewitz
Domino developer needed to support and extend Domino web applications.  Currently running Domino 8.5 and in the process of upgrading to 9.0. The Domino apps also integrate heavily with other business applications. The position involves frequent customer contact (both email and phone) so patience, professionalism, English language skills, and personality are very important. This position […] [read] Keywords: domino applications email
182


IBM requests feedback on webpage layout of IBM Connections
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 10:15a   David Hablewitz
If you use IBM Connections or Connections in SmartCloud, they would like your feedback. Even if you don’t, you might checkout the mockups.  See the letter below. This is your chance to influence the product design. I had much feedback on all 3 mock-ups, much like my blog post regarding their Passport Advantage website that […] [read] Keywords: connections ibm
226


You asked. IBM responds: Interim Fix for Domino to support SHA-2 and TLS fix for POODLE attack.
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 2:19p   David Hablewitz
All the information you need is in these two technotes: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21418982 http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21687167 Watch for the fix to be posted on Fix Central soon.  Then this can be marked Completed in Greenhouse and IdeaJam.net Note that one of these will only be supported on Domino 9.0.1.  The 8.5 code can’t support SHA-2 encryption. What does this […] [read] Keywords: domino ibm ideajam ideajam.net
126


From friend lists to ads clicked, find out exactly what data Facebook has on you
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 6:11a   David Hablewitz
Wonder what data Facebook has on you? Follow these steps to download and view everything they know about you. I expect you’re going to be surprised. Here’s how: 1. Log in to https://www.facebook.com 2. Click on the settings icon in the top right of the page, then click on Settings in the pop down menu. […] [read] Keywords: facebook network




105


Latest Gartner Magic Quadrant report on Social Software for Business
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 7:12a   David Hablewitz
When you hear the term Social Software, many of us think of Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and other similar consumer-oriented websites.  But social software is becoming more broadly adopted in the workplace as well. Gartner recently published a report assessing 17 different vendors of social software solutions for business.  Some of these I had never […] [read] Keywords: facebook linkedin social software twitter
105


Witness to a Murder
Sun, Sep 21st 2014 11:14p   David Hablewitz
Taking a diversion from the usual technology-related topic to share a bit of what most people will never see,  Sunday morning, 5:30 AM, the first day of Fall, 2014.  My internal alarm clock wakes me up. It is still quite dark outside.  Charlie, our rooster hasn’t even woken up yet.  That reminds me of something […] [read] Keywords:
82


Quick Tip: Using the “like” feature in IBM Connections for more than just liking a file
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 6:13a   David Hablewitz
The Like feature in IBM Connections is a great way to show you “Like” a file that has been posted.  But don’t get caught up in the mindset of Facebook “likes”.  This feature can also be a shortcut for a document review cycle.  Instead of creating todos in an Activity and assigning it to each […] [read] Keywords: connections ibm facebook
192


SmartCloud Tip #05: Problems for mail and calendar delegates. You’ll get tons of helpdesk calls if you don’t do this.
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 6:12a   David Hablewitz
One of the points IBM stresses during your migration to SmartCloud is to migrate delegates of mail files, calendars, and contacts either ahead of or at the same time as the people who delegated them (delegators). This is necessary because a user cannot access databases on the SmartCloud servers until their own account has been added to the service. This is part of the security model. In other words, mail files in the service can only be viewed by users that are in the service. No problem. As you [read] Keywords: admin adminp agent ibm lotus best practice database ideajam ideajam.net security server




Created and Maintained by Yancy Lent - About - Blog Submission - Suggestions - Change Log - Blog Widget - Advertising - Mobile Edition