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.
Wow! Show 141 Recap/
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 5:25p David Leedy I’ll admit I was a little nervous about the last show. It’s been a long time since I got a little “Rowdy” on the show. Maybe too long.
First I want to thank everyone for all the feedback via comments, Twitter, Facebook, etc. I think this is the first NotesIn9 that someone (Russ Maher) actually live tweeted while watching. Thanks for the kind feedback to my kids as well. We all had a good time making the show. Though I am worried they might actually want to Union [read] Keywords: domino
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 3:48p David Leedy This is a VERY DIFFERENT NotesIn9. It’s less of a normal show and more if a response to a recent blog post regarding one persons opinion on the value of Java in XPages and the Value of the UI vs the backend. Actually this show is more of a really long “rant”.
This show could absolutely suck. I pretty much broke all my rules and tried to have fun with it. I do give my thoughts on things so maybe there’s at least a little value there.
There’s no Demo. There is [read] Keywords: xpages java
NotesIn9 139: SourceTree Deep Dive
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 6:23a David Leedy In this episode Paul Withers comes back on the show for a deeper look at using SourceTree and Git Flow. This comes from the session he did with Declan Lynch at IBM Connect. In that session they ran out of time so this should fill in some of the missing pieces that they didn’t get to cover.
I use SourceTree and HG Flow which is the Mercurial version of Git Flow in my Day Job all the time. While there are some quirks due to Designer and you do need to be careful and understand what̵ [read] Keywords: ibm
NotesIn9 138: XPages Combobox Improvements
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 1:12p David Leedy In this show I take a look at using a Combobox inside XPages. I’m going to demo how to use Java – but it’s NOT scary Java – I show you everything.
We’re going to show the user a pretty value in the combobox but get a hold of and store the key value for our use.
I’m also going to show how you can create categories inside the combobox. That’s kinda cool I think depending on your situation. [read] Keywords: xpages java