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The Pain of Getting into Microsoft's Corporate Licensing
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 103
Why you should get onto Google Play even if you don't have an Android Device
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Taming the Poodle in IBM Domino 9.0.1
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Getting Notes 9 to show Email Addresses as you type
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A little more on the Poodle (IBM Domino 9.0.1 and the Poodle Vulnerability)
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Converting DVDs to Good Quality AVI Files - Part 1 (The Waffle)
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Getting into IBM Notes 9
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IBM Notes: 25 Years and Counting...
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Using your Operating System Login for IBM Notes can "Poison" your IDs (and how to fix it)
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The Pain of Getting into Microsoft's Corporate Licensing
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 7:02p   Gavin Bollard
We've been out of Microsoft's Corporate licensing model for quite a while and it's been good, no, it's been GREAT. Whenever I've needed a Microsoft Product, I've wandered down to the local retail outlet and purchased it. Sure, sometimes I've been a little annoyed when it's not in stock and I've had to wait a day or two but on the whole, it's been glorious. We haven't bothered with maintenance on our Microsoft products because we don't want to upgrade. Not within 3-4 years. Our sta
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Why you should get onto Google Play even if you don't have an Android Device
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:37a   Gavin Bollard
So, you're an Apple person, or a Windows person, and you already have an iTunes or Windows store account. You can get your books, music and movies from their stores. Why would you bother getting a Google Play account? It's worth it. That's why -- even if you only buy the FREE things. Actually, there's four very good reasons; Cross Platform FunctionalityDownloading to Other DevicesUploading Your Own MaterialsFree Stuff Cross Platform Functionality If you have iTunes, then for the mos
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A little more on the Poodle (IBM Domino 9.0.1 and the Poodle Vulnerability)
Sun, Dec 28th 2014 10:25p   Gavin Bollard
In my last post, I discussed the steps required to get your Domino 9.0.1 server patched against the poodle bug which exists in both SSL 3.0 and TLS. At the end of the post, I mentioned that I still had one server which was refusing to apply the patch. This is how I got around the problem. The Server that Wouldn't After taking the patches all the way back to Fix Pack 1 and slowly patching forward one-by-one with reboots in between, I realised that whatever was affecting my server had been i
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Taming the Poodle in IBM Domino 9.0.1
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 5:47p   Gavin Bollard
There's been a lot of talk lately about the Poodle Vulnerability and IBM have provided a rather slow and confusing response full of similarly named files across multiple web pages. We've mostly gotten our systems sorted now but as it was a difficult process, I thought I'd share some of the things I've learned. If nothing else, I'm sure that other people could benefit from the fix lists being in the one place. Huge thanks to the guys in the IBM Notes groups on LinkedIn who provided most of
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IBM Notes: 25 Years and Counting...
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 4:25p   Gavin Bollard
Today marks 25 Years of IBM (Lotus) Notes. It's a pretty impressive lifespan for a product. Sure, Windows has been going 29 years and there are many older systems out there but few I suspect have retained the incredible levels of compatibility that Notes has. Can you still run Windows 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 or even 95 programs on the latest Windows? Sometimes, but not really. Not without emulation. Notes applications however still run fine on the newer notes platforms. What is Notes?For so many years,
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Using your Operating System Login for IBM Notes can "Poison" your IDs (and how to fix it)
Sun, Aug 10th 2014 5:25p   Gavin Bollard
For years, we've had it easy with Notes. We've had our ID files stored safely on a secure drive and whenever a user moved to a new desktop, we could simply copy their original ID over to their new machine and do most of the setup without them. All that changed somewhere between Windows 7, Notes 9 and getting Notes to use the Operating System login. It's a good change, don't get me wrong and it certainly protects the users privacy and makes things more secure. Unfortunately it also renders a
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Reusing Text in Word 2010 via Bookmarks - Part 2 Getting your formatting right
Sun, Jun 22nd 2014 7:25p   Gavin Bollard
In my last post on reusing text via bookmarks in Word, I mentioned that there was a problem with the reused text retaining formatting. Sure, you can reformat the text to look how you want but when you update it, then new text takes on characteristics of the old. You end up with text that looks like this.... There's an easy (but not obvious) way to fix this; Getting into Reveal Codes Mode on Field So, first we need to know exactly what makes our fields tick. So, click on one of your fiel
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How to Reuse Text via Bookmarks in Word 2010 (Update once and have it auto-update throughout the document)
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 9:45p   Gavin Bollard
I guess this is a bit of an oldie but I was surprised how many people didn't know about it. Why would you do this? If you find yourself opening old documents and then doing a search and replace to change a name, a date or a version number, then this is the tip for you. It allows you to write your key information down once and then have it auto-update. If you do a lot of contracts or quotes - or basically any kind of document based on a template, then you'll find this very handy. Getting S
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How to do Bullets and Numbering in IBM Notes
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 9:42p   Gavin Bollard
I forgot the F8 shortcut key today and I looked it up via google. On the way I found a post about colouring text white to hide bullets in notes. Crazy. In any case, I wrote these instructions for my people and thought it was worth sharing on the blog; How to Do Bullets and Numbering in IBM Notes There are lots of cool things you can do with bullets in IBM Notes. To turn them on and off, click the bullets or numbering icons on the toolbar Getting Spacing in Bullets If you're in the middl




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