By now most people know that lotuslearns.com – no I won’t link to it – is copying blog posts under the misguided banner that they are somehow saving the people of Africa bandwidth. While I painfully remember the days of modems, I just don’t see how that’s possible as the the site contains things like graphics and ads… It even has a score of “C” if you use YSLOW. Not something that seems optimized for modem connections.
Since I don’t write many technical blogs any more, my content is a little different. This site is embedded some of my videos from Youtube. While I wish there were some text to go with the video mentioning and linking to my site, I guess embedding videos are a little different then copying an article’s content. That’s so much worse.
Interestingly, I typically dual post the NotesIn9 shows.. The first to my sites, and the second to YouTube. The last several shows I’ve not put on YouTube. It started out as laziness, but it’s a pain in the butt, and once no one complained I just kinda stopped it for now. I’m not sure what to do going forward. Sure I want to be on YouTube for searching, but so few of my videos get played over there I’m not sure it’s worth it. I’ll never use them as my primary host because I want better control of the content and presentation. But I guess now I’m off topic.
I honestly don’t want to spend any more time on this subject as it’s already distracted me from some work I’m doing to BETTER the community. I’m more focused right now on building up XPages.TV and improving NotesIn9.com and creating shows. I think those efforts would be a bigger benefit to the community then just maintaining a youTube channel. I fear that some bloggers might get upset enough to stop blogging. What a shame that would be.
I’ll just end with a comment that I posted on the site in question. Just in case it’s not approved by the moderator. This was responding to her post justifying her actions.
RSS Feeds are consent for an INDIVIDUAL to consume the information in the manner that they want. This could be preferred offline reader or even mobile application. They are NOT a consent for a website to consume and then republish the content of the articles in their entirety.
The better solution, if you want to continue to do this might be for you to MANUALLY post SUMMARIES and LINKS to articles that you find might be of value to the people you deal with.
That’s what PlanetLotus does, and it’s worked pretty well for that site. You ARE STEALING this content by republishing it word for word.
NotesIn9 PDF Edition: Using Resource Bundles to store config information in XPages
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 2:46p David Leedy I’m really excited to have a NEW contributor today. Please welcome Dan Soares to the show! Well kinds of at least. I’ve been trying to get him on for a LONG time and while I’ve yet to get a video I have received from him a great article and sample database on using resource bundles in XPages.
P.S. If your company blocks videos either from this site or YouTube, please print this article out on the company printer, read it on company time and have a little chu [read] Keywords: xpages application
Shockingly I just did some cool CSS!
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:23a David Leedy Let’s face it… I suck at CSS… You know it. I know it. My dog knows it. However with the magic that is StackOverFlow I just did some useful CSS that I wanted to share.
In an app I wanted to have 3 buttons in a row. Since this is an iPad app I wanted to make the buttons myself so the tab zone is bigger. I wanted to put some space in between the buttons so I first had:
This got annoying because the last button didn’t need to have that margin [read] Keywords: css
NotesIn9 150: Announcing fileVault for XPages
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 1:18p David Leedy This is a different show today. I’m going to be speaking at MWLug at the end of August. In this show I’m going to do a little demo of what I intended to present at MWLug. I’m not going to tell you HOW to do it yet, you’ll need to come to see that. Or wait for it to hit a future NotesIn9.
In addition to the commercial, I’ve taken a small clip from my show 100 (which ran WAY too long). In this clip I give suggestions on how to get more involved in the XPages [read] Keywords: notes
NotesIn9 149: Database Resources and Design Definition
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 6:55a David Leedy In this show IBM Champion and everyone’s second favorite Doctor returns to NotesIn9. That’s right, Dr. Marky Roden is in the house with a GREAT tip on ways to speed up Domino Designer by using Design Definition to better control your database resources.
We last saw the good Doctor back on September 13th, 2012, Episode 74, talking about using jQuery. Don’t miss todays demo. You never know if he’ll disappear for another 684 days again.
Also yesterday I mentioned t [read] Keywords: domino
NotesIn9 148: Getting XPages to talk to your phone
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 6:12a David Leedy Today we get another great contributor in the form of Oliver Busse. His website is oliverbusse.com. He’s going to do a really neat demo of how to intergrate XPages with Pushover.net to send messages to a phone that has the PushOver App installed.
I think that it’s always nice to see how to mix XPages with other services. [read] Keywords: xpages
NotesIn9 Celebrates 5 years of ScreenCasting and ALMOST 150 Episodes
Sun, Jul 27th 2014 7:03p David Leedy On July 11, 2009 I uploaded the first ever NotesIn9 to YouTube. The topic was this brand new concept in XPages called “Repeat Controls”.
5 years and 260,000ish downloads later and with the help if MANY people I’ve published 147 episodes so far and WILL hit 150 this week, and maybe even more.
Not too shabby for a little show based mostly on XPages I think.
As always I want to thank all the contributors to the show. Without them I could never have gotten this far.
Thanks for [read] Keywords: notes
NotesIn9 147: Using dGrowl with XPages
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 6:30a David Leedy In this show Brad Balassaitis returns to Ni9 to give us some great instruction on how to start using the “dGrowl” project with our XPages applications. This is a tool that lets you popup messages back to the user. It’s a somewhat common effect and I really really like it. Actually before I got this demo from him I was attempting to do something similar inside Bootstrap4XPages and now I might try and switch to dGrowl for the additional features.
In addition to using dGrowl t [read] Keywords: notes
NotesIn9 146: Going Mobile with Bootstrap
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:14a David Leedy In this show, we get another great new contributor joining the NotesIn9 family. Please welcome Sean P McManus to the show. His blog is: http://spmcmanus.net I’m really excited to get Sean on as he gives us a great demo on using Bootstrap for an XPages mobile focused application.
Sean manually added Bootstrap to his application. Another option is to use a great project on OpenNTF to do this for you via an update site.
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NotesIn9 145: Simple Feedback in XPages
Thu, May 29th 2014 4:57p David Leedy This is the last show I have from Tim Tripcony. This is probably the simpliest demo he’s done for Ni9 but no less important. It’s a demo of a way to return a message to a user based on an action.
Tim actually gave me this demo maybe a year ago and I just totally forgot about it and I assume he then did as well. While I hate the thought of forgetting about it I think it makes this show a little special. I was so happy to discover it when I went through our shared dropbox.
#cod [read] Keywords: xpages