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Unique Case of @ThisValue
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Two Quick Memories of Tim
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Do You Want to Speak at MWLUG?
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New Blog and Early 2014 Activity
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Thanks Bruce!
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 188
Social Business Application Development Workshop - Day 2
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Two Quick Memories of Tim
Fri, May 16th 2014 289
Reminder When Using Document IDs in URLs with XPage Applications
Wed, Dec 12th 2012 282
New Blog and Early 2014 Activity
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 280
Do You Want to Speak at MWLUG?
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 206
Thanks Bruce!
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 188
A Challenging Customer Experience with Lessons for All
Mon, May 13th 2013 180
Social Business Application Development Workshop - Day 2
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 175
Free Webinar on Mobilizing Notes Apps Tomorrow
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 173
Social Business Application Development Workshop - Day 1
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 169
Follow up to my Spark Ideas Talk on Why I Ride My Bike
Tue, Feb 19th 2013 152


Graham Acres
 
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Win a Copy of Mastering XPages at MWLUG
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 9:13a   Graham Acres
Not that you should need any more motivation to attend MWLUG, but if you are still on the fence I am happy to offer another small incentive. Brytek Systems will be giving away three copies of Mastering XPages 2nd Edition during the conference. I have this book in my personal library and can attest that it is a great reference.  Not only is it strong technically as you would expect, it offers some great nuggets too. The conference organizers have graciously allowed me to present two sessions th [read] Keywords: domino notes xpages development interface java mobile openntf twitter
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Unique Case of @ThisValue
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:10a   Graham Acres
I came across this little bug yesterday that I want to share.  A client of mine has a traditional Notes application that has some fields populated from an Oracle database via Lotus Enterprise Integrator (LEI).  There is a Connection document in LEI that includes among the fields mapped to the Notes app, two computed fields that are not actually updated by any data from Oracle.  Those fields in Notes had a formula of ‘@ThisValue’. What we noticed was that these two fields, after be [read] Keywords: lei lotus notes application bug database enterprise oracle
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Two Quick Memories of Tim
Fri, May 16th 2014 3:11p   Graham Acres
I’m afraid I can’t claim to call Tim my friend, but only because we ever met face to face a couple of times.  Like many people, I got to know Tim through what he shared with our community.  I read his blog, watched his videos, and occasionally interacted through Skype.  In fact, I watched the Java series he did for NotesIn9 only 2 weeks ago.  I think that’s why this has hit me harder than perhaps I would have thought.  I have his voice in my head.  I even had a quick chat [read] Keywords: domino lotusphere community java skype
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Do You Want to Speak at MWLUG?
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 12:14p   Graham Acres
You may have noticed the announcement last week that the annual MWLUG user group meeting is accepting abstracts to speak this year.  The conference is slated for August 27-29 in Grand Rapids, MI.  After speaking two of the past three years, missing last year, I plan to be back this year and hope to have the opportunity to speak again.  It is always rewarding to share with this wonderful community. Which gets me to the point of this post.  I have also had the good fortune of being able to spe [read] Keywords: admin lotus lotusphere community development
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New Blog and Early 2014 Activity
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 3:35p   Graham Acres
With the challenges over at GBS/BleedYellow I have decided to move my blog, and after considering a few options have decided to give WordPress a spin.  You can find my old blog posts here. I am happy to report that it looks like the issues BleedYellow was experiencing appear to be resolved, but I am going to take the opportunity to learn a bit about WordPress anyway. So off we go to 2014.  And yes, I know it’s March already.  We are 9 weeks in and I have been busy, busy, busy.  There a [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus notes application applications bleedyellow bleedyellow.com blogging development mobile openntf
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Thanks Bruce!
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 10:11a   Graham Acres
Being in the same time zone as Bruce, and one of the last to see the sunrise today, many others have already offered the reasons why we are thanking Bruce for all he has done for our community, so I will simply say that I echo their thoughts, comments, and thanks enthusiastically. Bruce, we all very much appreciate everything you have done. I want to offer something else, on a much deeper level. I read today that Bruce has been chairman of OpenNTF since 2001. Many know he lost his daught [read] Keywords: ibm community openntf




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Social Business Application Development Workshop - Day 2
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 8:11a   Graham Acres
Thoughts on Day 2 of the Social Business Application Development Workshop Wednesday my day started before the workshop began. I attended a webinar put on by the Social Business Toolkit team, presented by Ryan Baxter on adding Open Social Gadgets to Connections. It was a good presentation. The slides are available, and the video will be shortly. You can find out more here. It also helped to set the foundation for the workshop as we had the chance to work with both gadgets and iWidge [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm notes application applications development gadget integration interface java office widgets
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Social Business Application Development Workshop - Day 1
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 8:11p   Graham Acres
I am in San Francisco for a two day workshop on Social Business Toolkit development. Day 1 is in the books, so I thought I'd write a quick summary of the day. I understand this is the third such workshop they've run, and the first two were well received. By the way, a new version of the SBT was released today. Understandably, the VMs we are running have the previous version, which was released in July. There was some good general information about the SBT to begin, which I think [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotusphere application community development eclipse java javascript profile server vm
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Free Webinar on Mobilizing Notes Apps Tomorrow
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 12:12p   Graham Acres
The team from Wmode, formerly Kryos, are putting on a free webinar tomorrow to show how you can use their Velocity AppXtender tool to take traditional Notes applications and add mobile support. The webinar starts at 11:00am Eastern time. You can register here. Velocity AppXtender is a Lotus Notes application that you use to configure an interface to the Notes application that you would like to make available to mobile devices. There is little to no programming involved. No HTML, no Java or [read] Keywords: lotus lotusscript notes xpages application applications interface java mobile
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A Challenging Customer Experience with Lessons for All
Mon, May 13th 2013 12:12p   Graham Acres
I had what I would call a less than satisfying online customer experience over the weekend that has a good lesson that I'd like to share. The time has come for me to replace my laptop, and as much as I would love to move to Apple I was forced to put that move off until next time. So without naming the vendor, and it's someone we all know, I headed off to their web site to make my purchase. I had done some research prior to making the purchase decision, so all I had to do was log in a [read] Keywords: apple laptop password profile
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Follow up to my Spark Ideas Talk on Why I Ride My Bike
Tue, Feb 19th 2013 8:09a   Graham Acres
This is a follow up to my talk at the Nerd Girls Spark Ideas session at IBM Connect 2013. Six minutes does not give one even enough time to begin to share some of this story, and a single blog post won't do it justice either, but I want to at least fill in some of the blanks and make more clear some of the thoughts I wanted to convey in my talk. Riding the bike in the Ride to Conquer Cancer became a way for me and my family to heal from the loss of our daughter, who is also a sister, [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere community
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A Happy Lotusphere Mistake
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 10:13a   Graham Acres
I had a happy mistake happen at Lotusphere last year that I hope to repeat at Connect this year. You may recall that just prior to Lotusphere 2012 there was a big announcement regarding the XPages Extension Library and the ability to use relational databases as back ends to XPages applications. Going into Lotusphere I had decided that I wanted to find out as much as I could about this to bring back to my clients. Anyone who is a veteran of Lotusphere knows the pile of paper that is includ [read] Keywords: collaboration lotusphere xpages application applications database development mobile
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My session(s) at Connect 2013
Wed, Jan 16th 2013 2:12p   Graham Acres
This will be the second time I speak at the conference formerly known as Lotusphere. Of course, it was called Lotusphere last time. My session this year takes place on Tuesday at 4:15pm in the Dolphin, Nothern Hemisphere A-C. That's an awfully big room for a second time speaker to be up there by himself. Thanks to Susan and everyone else involved in the decision for having the confidence in me. My session title is "Using a Mobile Approach: Strategies for Mobilizing Your IBM Domino App [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm lotusphere notes notes client application applications interface mobile
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Reminder When Using Document IDs in URLs with XPage Applications
Wed, Dec 12th 2012 10:08a   Graham Acres
I bumped into this on one of my projects and wanted to put up a quick post as a reminder to anyone trying to do the same thing. The project involves a traditional Notes application that is used to send a survey out to a large number of users. There is a separate survey document in the database for each user. I wrote an agent to create an e-mail to send to each user, and the agent constructs a unique URL that the user can use to open the survey. The survey is presented through a browser u [read] Keywords: agent domino notes xpages application applications bleedyellow bleedyellow.com database google properties wiki
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Mobile Application Development Strategies - Taking Notes Podcast
Fri, Feb 24th 2012 9:05a   Graham Acres
This week I joined Bruce and Julian on their Taking Notes Podcast to talk about strategies for building mobile applications. http://www.takingnotespodcast.com/blogs/takingnotes.nsf/dx/TakingNotesEpisode152.htm The mobile space is moving so fast that organizations face difficult choices deciding how to build mobile applications. This is not expected to change. But that doesn't mean that you cannot start and it certainly doesn't mean that there will be a right time to wait until thin [read] Keywords: lotusphere notes notes client application applications development interface mobile podcast taking notes
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My Lotusphere 2012 Experience
Mon, Jan 30th 2012 10:02a   Graham Acres
Lotusphere 2012 was very memorable for me for a number of reasons. First of all, I spoke in the Best Practices track. Secondly, it was by far the best networking experience of my career. I was also satisfied to see the investment in Notes and Domino continue, and am convinced that Connections is our future. Speaking at Lotusphere for the first time was a fantastic experience. I had perhaps one of the least inviting time spots of the conference however, Wednesday at 3:00pm. I recall fro [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm inotes lotus lotusphere notes notes client community networking social software websphere
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Domino Designer Working Sets Standoff
Tue, Jan 24th 2012 8:59a   Graham Acres
I just tried to open my mail file in Domino Designer and received a prompt to add it to the current working set I was in. Before I had a chance to choose, I received the classic 'waiting for operation to finish' dialog. The problem is that the 'User Operation is Waiting' dialog has focus, which doesn't allow me to make the selection in the Domino Designer dialog. I am at a standoff that I suspect only a reboot will resolve. Anyone else run into this? [read] Keywords: domino ibm
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Lotusphere 2012 - Going In
Sun, Jan 8th 2012 9:25p   Graham Acres
Some thoughts going into Lotusphere 2012. This will be my 6th Lotusphere. I have been to LS 1997, 1998, 2000, 2010 and 2011. The break between 2000 and 2010 was not necessarily my choice, and it was a fun experience to compare the things that were the same and the things that had changed over 10 years. First of all, in 2000 people had been predicting the demise of Lotus Notes, so when I hear it now I pay less attention than before. The signs point in that direction unfortunately, but for no [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes xpages community mobile networking




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