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 113: Learning to use XPages Mobile Controls
Wed, May 22nd 2013 11:03a David Leedy In this show NotesIn9 not only gets a SUPER new contributor, but it also gets it’s first Nerd Girl! In today’s show Kathy Brown comes on to do a demo on using the XPages Mobile controls from the Extension Library / Update Pack 1. These controls are also built into Domino 9.0.
In the demo she uses Designer to show you how to get started building a mobile app with the XPages Mobile Controls.
I hope you like it. [read] Keywords: domino
NotesIn9 110: Mobile Controls Part 1
Mon, May 13th 2013 8:01a David Leedy NotesIn9 is back!! Yay!
In today’s show, Peter Presnell, a past contributor comes on to start a 3 part series on Mobile controls. In Part 1 he will give us a very basic introduction to the concepts around the mobile controls. In Part 2 he’ll go through each design element. [read] Keywords: mobile
NotesIn9 is Back!
Sat, May 11th 2013 3:53p David Leedy Last week NotesIn9 had a problem where it was redirecting to some weird website and shortly after got flagged by Google as a site delivering Malware.
I had no idea until Sean Cull sent me a note asking if there was a problem. Yep there was! And what a problem it was. Eventually I had to redirect the site to a quick temp page for the time being.
This happened the day before a trip to Orlando for the day job and I think the day IamLug started. Not great timing.
My odds at fixing this probl [read] Keywords: notes
Next jQuery Mobile Hurdle
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 7:24p David Leedy Ok, so I recently blogged about a problem getting jQuery Mobile working with XPages in Domino 9.0. There was a lot of good idea’s and comments on that and I appreciated them all very much. It turns out the best solution was provided by Sven Hasselbach with this post.
Now I already starting going down the Twitter Bootstrap path, which I was really liking, but I decided to take another look at jQuery Mobile. And when I say “I decided to take another look at jQuery Mobile” w [read] Keywords: domino
NotesIn9: 109 Selecting Multiple Documents with XPages Mobile Controls
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 7:11a David Leedy This show starts my attempt at a little “XPages Mobile Madness”. This is a new event for NotesIn9. All it really means is I’m going to make a concerted effort to get a bunch of Mobile focused shows on. I only have so many in my back pocket so I’m looking for help!
In today’s show I get another amazing contributor. Richard Sharpe or Teamstudio comes on and shows us how to select multiple documents from a repeat control inside an XPages Mobile Controls Applica [read] Keywords: xpages application