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That’s how you do it. Thanks Nikon
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 16
You will not believe this. I am on Verse? Need your help.
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 10
Verse one step forward, one to the left, one back, two ….
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 12
Having Trouble registering for IBM Verse?
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 13
IBM? Why?
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 10
IBM Verse Freemium is DEAD
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 24
Soul or Numbers – Sports for Developers
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 17
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IBM Verse Freemium is DEAD
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 24
Soul or Numbers – Sports for Developers
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 17
That’s how you do it. Thanks Nikon
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 16
i Cringely: the Decline and Fall of IBM – a review
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 14
ConnectEd in Zürich – Old Boys meeting
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 14
Having Trouble registering for IBM Verse?
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 13
Well, it’s a Verse
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 12
Verse one step forward, one to the left, one back, two ….
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 12
I told you, didn’t I?
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 11
IBM? Why?
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 10


Christian Tillmanns
Blog Title The Blue and Yellow Ant
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That’s how you do it. Thanks Nikon
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 10:42a   Christian Tillmanns
It does make sense to buy good stuff. I am too poor to buy crap. My daughter No. 2 had a Nikon Coolpix 2700 for about not even two years. As it happens with kids, she dropped it. Boing. No more pictures. Big tears. I am not going to buy another one, just to keep her happy. Nope, but who knows, it would be probably repairable. Therefore I contacted the Nikon service center here in Switzerland and told them my problem. They said, that for this model and the problem I described, the price of the
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You will not believe this. I am on Verse? Need your help.
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 3:20a   Christian Tillmanns
Now I got my account and I am playing around with it. First impressions: It does look better than iNotes, or not? I am not sure. I can’t figure out, how to add a sender to my address book? Does anybody know, how to change the initials in the circles? When I compose an email and start typing the address, it get’s ugly. Way too slow. I really want to get into it and see how it works. If you are game, would you send me please emails to christian.tillmanns (at) ibmverse.com? I will no
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Verse one step forward, one to the left, one back, two ….
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 10:57a   Christian Tillmanns
What do we have today? Since ConnectED a lot of things have happened, but for me it all started at the Connect 2015 in Zürich. As every year, I did a long blog post about it. I took 14 pages of notes and still managed to get it somehow wrong. Or did I really? The thing that made me “famous” was, that I said, that Scott said, that Jeff said IBM wants half a billion IBM Verse users. That was on 9 of march. On the 17th Volker Weber had a meeting with Jeff, who said, that somebody (me)
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Having Trouble registering for IBM Verse?
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 9:08a   Christian Tillmanns
Just found some fine print in the Verse support forum: If you have trouble registering, having an account created for you, or if you’ve forgotten your password, please send an email to WebMaster@ibmverse.com I am going to wait, even though Vowe thinks, that I have broken the waiting list by registering several times. Serves me right.
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IBM? Why?
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 4:08a   Christian Tillmanns
I try to register for Verse. No success. For the umpteenth time. With several email addresses. Since last summer. Not that I need it, it just about going to the cloud with IBM or not? I would at least like to test it.
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IBM Verse Freemium is DEAD
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 4:02a   Christian Tillmanns
What can change in a week. Last week in Zürich Scott Souder said IBM Verse Freemium will not be a crippled version. So much for that. Nice move from IBM to stab Scott in the back. Now it is a preview version that is so useless, that IBM might what to turn that server of again. That would save a few bucks in electricity. IBM Verse Support Forum (thank’s to Karl-Henry Martinsson) IBM really does not get it (… again). Somehow Vowes comment about the Village Idiot comes to mind. Let
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Soul or Numbers – Sports for Developers
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 1:54p   Christian Tillmanns
A year ago Vowe started walking. Today he is doing at least a hundred kilometers a week. This is great. It certainly changed his life. If you are a “numbers athlete” you can do that, too. I am not. Also a year ago I felt I had to do something. I sensed, that I wasn’t up to speed anymore while moguls skiing. I have never been really fat. 10 years ago I was at my worst with slightly over 80 kilo, today I am down to 75 again. My BMI was never out of the normal range. Therefore I
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ConnectEd in Zürich – Old Boys meeting
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 5:56a   Christian Tillmanns
I am not going to bore you with a lot of technical news about IBM Verse and stuff, but first, I want to thank the IBM partners and distributors, who actually run the show. IBM provides rooms and some speakers, the partners do all the rest, as I was told. Great job, really. This time, there were more C-Level tracks half as long as a technical session. I suppose that was to allow for the lower attention span of the C-Levels, therefore I will do the same thing here and give those with a lot of mee
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A question about freebe Verse
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 10:38a   Christian Tillmanns
Some of you probably know it. If I change to cloud Verse in the free Version, can I use my own domain? That would be a game changer. Nobody does that AFAIK. Otherwise, I don’t really need another email address.
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Notes and Domino as Open Source – Is this really a good idea?
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 4:33p   Christian Tillmanns
Once in a while the call for open sourcing of Notes and Domino comes up. Actually I personally would like that. But would it really boost the use of Notes and Domino? That is the point were I have doubts. Let’s just forget for a moment some issues that will prevent this, because apparently there is some third-party code in there, IBM can not just give away. That’s a legal problem. Let’s focus on the other problems, which are huge enough. Technical While I have no doubt, that
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It’s time to say goodby … or is it?
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 10:09a   Christian Tillmanns
25 years of Notes & Domino and the signs of the end of an era are getting stronger. Hardcore yellow bleeders are moving to other pastures. Some think it is the last ConnectED. That’s sad. Especially since IBM had tons of chances to turn it around. Instead of using those 138 billion (138’000’000’000 or 9.86b/yr) USD since 2000 for making a few people richer (and a lot of employees/retirees poorer), IBM could have used that, to get its act together. Did not happen. Some
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Well, it’s a Verse
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 9:10a   Christian Tillmanns
I am as ever late in the game. It took me a while to digest the whole Mail Next/Verse thing. Actually, because the whole two hours thing was kinda boring. Half an hour of demo, the rest futile attempts to explain the new way to work. Maya was cute, though. I am not sure what I should think about Verse. On one hand, it does have a few features, I always wanted. Some of them I even did for customers and me years ago. I always thought that folders are a waste of time and I created people centric v
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A blast at Air 14 and another one of IBMs lost opportunities
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 7:45a   Christian Tillmanns
This should have been a series of blog posts over the 10 days as I was working as a volunteer at the Air 14 Air Show in Payerne, Switzerland, but since we were up from about 0600 (that’s zero six hundred for you military guys or just too early for the rest of us) until we had tucked in the last of the jet pilots (helicopter pilots don’t need us, they are adults) at 2200 or later, frankly I was toasted by then. Therefore I put it in one, albeit a long one. For the nerds among us, the
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I told you, didn’t I?
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 7:54a   Christian Tillmanns
THIS I wrote almost two years ago and surprise surprise, I was quite close to what happened lately with IBM and Apple. Quick read? I’ll wait. (Dumdidumdi… have to mow the lawn again. Stupid rain … Oh, the cat (Floh, because he had flees when we got him) under my table is dreaming again. Sounds like a fight with someone. Haven’t heard him growl like that since that stupid orange tom attacked him) Ready? Good. Overall it seems that I had the same ideas than IBM and Apple. T
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Mail Next and Many of you are drunk right now … kind a!
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 3:36a   Christian Tillmanns
Yup, that’s true, if you are one of those incredibly hard-working men/women, who know they don’t need a lot of sleep and can work for 20 hours a day for weeks. If you find yourself here, you might want to realise you have a mental performance of a heavily drunk. And as a bonus you are killing yourself. Every other year in May the time comes, were I have to renew my flight instructor privileges. Probably for the last 10 years they beat into us, that fatigue is one of the bigger proble
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A View from Beneath the Dancing Elephant – another book
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 10:11a   Christian Tillmanns
Now this book is different from Cringely’s. It was written by Peter E. Greulich, an insider. He tells the story of the Watsons in IBM and the impact they had on a positive corporate culture. Something inexistent today, as the author believes. While Cringely relies on information he can gather from the outside, Peter E. Greulich has worked for IBM for about 30 years in various positions, including management. He has many interesting stories to tell, but the essence of the book is his grief
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i Cringely: the Decline and Fall of IBM – a review
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 1:12p   Christian Tillmanns
For quite a while I was working on a series of blog posts about the decline of Notes and Domino and then came this book. Damn, he was faster. But this book isn’t about Notes and Domino and I couldn’t say if Cringely even knows it, but it does not matter. Here is a bigger picture and it explains quite well, why Notes and Domino are on a sinking ship. It’s not only that Notes is under constant fire from outside, the whole IBM is a mess, if all what Cringely writes is only half-tr
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No really. What kind of evaluation license is this?
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 10:11a   Christian Tillmanns
I made myself a Smart Cloud Engage(?) test account. Now what I wanted to do, is invite somebody to work on a text outside “my” company. First it is rather complicated until you get there. You can not invite somebody from outside by adding him on the document. You have to go through files and invite them first from there. Right there were your new document shows up (aaaarrrghhh). When you just added somebody and click invite, you are informed, that you are not allowed to do that. Th




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