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 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.
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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
A conversation with my Son
He got a good response so I thought I’d give you a snippet of a conversation from this weekend.
Me: “Tell the girls we are having popcorn and ice cream for dinner”
Matt: “that is the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard.”
Me: “you think it’s a stupid idea?”
Matt: “I mean, not literally..I think it’s a great idea”
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NotesIn9 143: Component vs Value binding in XPages
Thu, May 22nd 2014 6:42a David Leedy In this show Tim Tripcony explains that while we’ve typically been binding to a value all this time, it’s possible to bind to a component inside your XPages Development.
This show was originally published elsewhere and I basically grabbed this to try and improve the visibility and get Tim’s information as much exposure as possible.
#codefortim [read] Keywords: xpages development
NotesIn9 and Blog publishing plans for Tim’s material
Mon, May 19th 2014 6:31a David Leedy I guess I just wanted to give everyone a heads up on my current thoughts on publishing material that I have from Tim.
I have 2 emails filled with “Tim Info” that I want to publish and just get it out there. 1 is pretty old but the other was forwarded to me last week and I think was from that past Thursday. Both have some really good information that deserves to be more widely available I think.
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This one time at the Eastern PA Meetup and XMage Memorial…
Mon, May 19th 2014 5:51a David Leedy Last night a memorial get together was held in honor of our friend, Tim “XMage” Tripcony. We met at the Allentown Brewhouse which did seem like a pretty nice place. It kinda reminded me of the Big River Grill at Disney where we always meet for BALD the day before Lotusphere starts. So very fitting.
Jesse Gallagher, Chris Toohey and I wanted to have some kind of get together to raise a glass to Tim and share some stories and I think it worked out very well.
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