If you don’t want to listen, GET OUT!
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 2:40a Christian Tillmanns When I was sitting through the SNOUG conference, I had not as usual, a seat in the front row. I prefer sitting up front, because I hear better and I don’t have to look around heads, to see the slides. Now this time I was sitting probably in the fifth row and during the day, something struck me. There were a lot of “listeners” just doing other things. Replying to emails, look at their phones for the length of a speech. Some of them around me, never ever listened to the poor guys [read] Keywords: office
We are damn stupid or hindsight is 20/20
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 2:33a Christian Tillmanns We as partners are always quick in pointing fingers towards Boston, when talking about the declining market share of Notes. Lately I just thought a while about things, what the partners could have done, to prevent this. Right, we could not do anything about the message IBMers were shouting to the world 10 years ago, everything will be Websphere or Workplace and mail is dead anyway. But right before that, we had the means and the tools (most of them at least and the rest the clever guys could hav [read] Keywords: collaboration
Question for the experts …
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 9:56a Christian Tillmanns Does anybody out there know, what IBM means with Apple Cocoa support?
Googling only gives the information, that there is Cocoa support, but not what it is all about. Nothing in the Domino 9 wiki either.
The only thing I can find are 4 .jar files with cocoa in the file name.
Lot’s of classes in there for eclipse, but as far as I can see, eclipse does not support cocoa yet and apple does not support the cocoa-java bridge anymore.
I can’t see anything that helps me to understand, wh [read] Keywords: domino
Now this is just great…
Wed, Mar 20th 2013 6:17a Christian Tillmanns What I find rather amazing – or depressing – that this lady actually believes, that the chicks will stop moving about after a while and dry back. [read] Keywords:
And Jeff said … another 20 years of Collaboration tools
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 6:15a Christian Tillmanns Sorry about that, to all the FUD providers out there. Yesterday during the announcement web-cast Jeff told the world, that in 20 years there will still be some kind of collaboration tools from IBM. End of message. Notes/Domino isn’t going away, but since 20 years ago nobody knew what Notes would look like today, we just have to wait another 20 years, what it will be.
What was also interesting, for the first time, IBM said: “We have over 50’000 organisations running Notes/Domino [read] Keywords: collaboration
And it’s time for some tests!
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 8:40a Christian Tillmanns Playing around with Notes 9 (and still failing to install that Domino on Linux), I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to run Notes 9 – the whole bunch, admin and designer – on a Mac without having to use windows all the time. I use Fusion normally, but that does not make my Mac any faster, except, Notes is faster in Fusion, than on the Mac. Why not having the best of both worlds? Though I went for a search and found that Wine is slowly getting it’s grips on the Mac. While I w [read] Keywords: admin
Volker forgot something important. It’s a tradition by now.
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 1:13p Christian Tillmanns Wetter für Darmstadt, Deutschland
-3 °C | ° F
Wind: SW mit 2 km/h
Wetter für Orlando, Florida, USA
23 °C | ° F
Wind: NW mit 14 km/h
I love that weather here right now. Cold, sunshine, snow. The heat in Orlando would be unbearable. [read] Keywords: google
Did you know that thing about Domino server rules?
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 1:40a Christian Tillmanns I am struggling with a mail forwarding loop which I can’t resolve (if accidently somebody knows how to fix this in Lotus Foundations – any help welcome – I suspect it’s postfix) I stumbled over the Domino server mail rules (I am excused for not knowing them, because I am a dev … was at least … still bits left, but my shrink says it’s fading away and I should be able to recover completely. Don’t need the green dried frog pills anymore soon). Hey, I [read] Keywords: domino
I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Mon, Dec 24th 2012 6:13a Christian Tillmanns That’s it. Nothing more nothing less.
I could go on like why some people still think that weapons are a solution, but in my small world I just want to light the candles on our Christmas tree and enjoy the time with my family. [read] Keywords:
Should you ever want to buy a fridge or something from Siemens … don’t
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 6:11a Christian Tillmanns It is annoying. Siemens house hold appliances keep breaking down and the repair service is lousy. At least in Switzerland.
After 4 years the oven/microwave combination broke down. Service technician comes, looks at it, does not have the module required, in spite of having all the information about the darn thing beforehand, leaves and comes again a few days later. If we hadn’t complained, they would have charged two house calls.
Now the fridge has problems. In the forums people know all [read] Keywords:
Oh my … are you big!
Wed, Dec 5th 2012 12:55a Christian Tillmanns Yesterday I went to a Swisscom shop, just to touch and feel the Lumina 920 and the iPhone 5 and I ended up getting Swisscom TV, but this is besides the point.
My verdict after just taking it in the hand? The Lumina is to big for my hands. It just does not fit. I don’t want to press a huge thing like that on the ear. I believe I would end up with a blue tooth head set. My wife thought the same. I don’t think, that the Lumina will be the big hit with women.
Vowe said it is very robust [read] Keywords: ibm
The Microsoft Support Department …
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 7:00a Christian Tillmanns … just called me. It wasn’t the real Microsoft, that’s for sure. No phone number on the display and when I told the guy with a the name of Texan cowboy and the accent of an Asian noodles cook that I use a Mac, he connected me to the Macintosh department.
Now it was beginning to get interesting. The next Texan noodles cook responded and I told him straight away, that pretending to call from Microsoft and then switching to Apple does not hold a lot of credibility. That shut him [read] Keywords: apple
Redpilldevelopement.com must have been hacked.
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 1:35a Christian Tillmanns I got a response on my last post on my blog from a Nathan T. Freeman from redpilldevelopement.com:
Brilliant. Perfect analysis. I agree completely.
Somebody must have hacked into redpilldevelopement.com. The real Nathan T. Freeman would
a.) never agree with me and even if the very unlikely event occurred that he did
b.) he would not bother to write it … and certainly not like that.
c.) He should not read anything on PlanetLotus.
d.) Whenever I get a reply with just a few words and all [read] Keywords: planetlotus
IBM Certified Database Associate … IBM titles confuse me
Mon, Oct 22nd 2012 8:19a Christian Tillmanns Last week I passed the DB2 10.1 Fundamentals exam (on second try, darn!). Now I am an IBM Certified Database Associate DB2 10.1 Fundamentals … and I somehow get the impression that this is a rather strange title. If I present that to somebody, does that ring a bell with them? Associate? Isn’t that rather a business title? If I ask myself, what I know about DB2, it isn’t a lot. I probably have a basic understanding what is going on in there, but would I let myself try my hand at [read] Keywords: admin
A round of applause for Yancy please …
Wed, Oct 17th 2012 12:11a Christian Tillmanns Yancy’s decision to relist vowe.net was right. Period.
That others don’t want to be on the same personal website (aka bloggers) list than somebody else is from my point of view kinda … don’t find the right word … childish? No … but goes in that direction. It’s just a list of blo… personal websites for heavens sake.
IBM did not interfere and that is the best that they could have done. Does PlanetLotus loose a lot? Nathan and Peter together have le [read] Keywords: collaboration
Red Pill Development … what a name …
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 3:54a Christian Tillmanns You certainly think I am going to rip apart that name now, but on the contrary. I think it is pretty good. Here is why:
My first thought was: “Oh my goodness” and then my marketing brain kicked in. “You idiot”, it said, “have you forgotten everything you learned”. Because I immediately start to think about it, it is a good name. Might it be good or bad at first sight, it sticks. It is really one of the best choices I have seen in a long time.
Choosing a name [read] Keywords: ibm
Now we all step back and calm down …
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 1:52a Christian Tillmanns Yesterday Vowe’s post about a leaked information made a few people quite angry.
First I want to respond to respond to Peter Presnells post.
He suspects the leak in the beta program. Sorry, Peter, but I am in the 8.5.4 program and I didn’t know s… about it. I was as surprised as the rest of us.
Volker never said, where his information came from. It is just Peter, who suspects it. I think it is not fair, that Peter throws all of us in the same bucket, damaging our reputations, [read] Keywords: ibm
Who has the best maps and why it so important to have a mobile phone.
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 8:29a Christian Tillmanns Oh boy. That isn’t just a little bug Apple has there. Newspapers are full of stories, bloggers are searching for the most funny mess in the maps and so on. Apple even suggested to use Bing maps. Wow.
One newspaper in Switzerland had an article about which are the best maps to use in Switzerland and since it is nice outside, the birds are singing, I set of to look if they are right. I just used my home address to find out.
Bing maps: Catastrophic. The satellite image is unusable and the map [read] Keywords: admin
Collax Virtualisation makes a huge step forward.
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 4:54a Christian Tillmanns Yesterday Collax went gold with the new version of the virtualization products and what I really like is the new V-SAN. With old V-Store it was possible to have a two nodes cluster with the embedded SAN. Which is pretty nice, because we can build clusters without the need for an expensive SAN and the I/O is rather fast, having it in the same machines. From now on, with V-SAN we can build clusters with embedded SAN with three or more nodes. Depending on the application – yes I am thinking a [read] Keywords: connections
You certainly want to know how the 8.5.4 Client looks, well …
Tue, Sep 25th 2012 6:11a Christian Tillmanns Nice! I mean really nice (you know I can’t tell more … slap on the fingers and so on). And it’s better. Some Mac problems I had, seem to be gone.
Funny enough, years ago I build a CRM application and the design I choose, fits perfectly with the new client design. Ha, nobody can say now, that I am not a visionary.
I think, IBM is on the right path. Enough, have to get back playing around with it. [read] Keywords: ibm
After the DB2 10 Bootcamp I am a Version 3 now – bugger
Tue, Sep 25th 2012 2:05a Christian Tillmanns I am a “IBM Information Management DB2 10 Technical Professional v3″ now. That sounds a bit like the Austrian title race. What the heck is v3?
To make my life a bit more interesting I attended the DB2 10 bootcamp last week.
I have not used relational databases a lot before and I thought, that this camp could just be the thing and since I am (and a lot of you are too, I suppose) moving towards Connections, this would be a good start. Frankly, for somebody who has never seen a DB2 up [read] Keywords: connections
GBS believes what?
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 8:10a Christian Tillmanns This morning I read the article of Peter Presnell. I do agree with his findings but one thing made me think:
Research conducted by GBS suggests that there are somewhere between 10 and 20 million Notes applications in the world.
They did this “Research” for Transformer. I wrote about it before when I saw, that some “analyst” claimed a possible market of 18 billion $. At that moment I thought, that even GBS must have realized that this isn’t the real world. Let [read] Keywords: domino
What have Lotus Notes 8.5.4 and Super Cars in common?
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 10:12a Christian Tillmanns Nothing. But you clicked on the link, I got plus one read.
But since are already here, you might just want to read on.
This week two things that I thought would never happen, did happen.
A few weeks ago, after watching Top Gear (BBC, not the US Version, which is not even half as funny), I mentioned to my wife, that it is fun to see expensive sports cars “tested” by middle aged tv presenters with a British sense of humour and that will be the closest I will get to these cars. Well, [read] Keywords: ibm
Notes is too good for them.
Tue, Aug 28th 2012 3:12a Christian Tillmanns The following story came up in a resent discussion about migration projects from Notes to Outlook. Somebody in the of the C-level was extremely pleased to have Outlook, because now he can do tasks … oh, how we laughed. We found it extremely funny that somebody with a higher education and high up in management, has not realised in 12 years of using Notes that it can do tasks, even for other users (if I saw that right, something you can’t do with Outlook). A few days later I was in ano [read] Keywords: ibm
Vacation over and new insight
Tue, Aug 28th 2012 3:09a Christian Tillmanns After I got my degree in economics, I thought now I can go out and learn from the best. Since then I lost a lot of respect for my profession. The worst example was the “analyst” who predicted 18’000’000’000$ of possible revenue for Transformer.
And now comes this: Sigri Surf
I have been there twice and since I am an annoyingly curios person, I talked to Marcel the owner quite a lot and asked him how he made his dream of owning a wind surfing station happen. He is a [read] Keywords: connections
For all of you who did not like my captcha (and some marketing thoughts)
Mon, Jul 16th 2012 7:58a Christian Tillmanns … would you please test the new one? Actually it isn’t a captcha and let’s see if that works.
I do wonder though, after how many installed and deinstalled plugins wordpress will finally be broken.
To make you life easier, I give you something to comment on. Last week, the power supply of my MBP started to make funny noises as if a firework display was imminent. It still loaded, but not very good. This morning I went shopping for a new one and realized, how – and don̵ [read] Keywords: ibm
I am back!
Fri, Jul 6th 2012 6:14a Christian Tillmanns OK, this blog was hacked. I have reinstalled it. End of Story.
It looks different, because I use the standard template, which I like actually.
I tried a few other things, but in the end I stayed with wordpress. Let’s see how long it works. [read] Keywords:
R.I.P. my friends.
Wed, May 30th 2012 12:41a Christian Tillmanns It sucks, it hurts, it makes me angry and I never get used to it. Last week I lost again two pilot colleagues in a helicopter crash.
I do not care who’s fault it is, two of the three pilots in HB-XPQ that crashed last week in Switzerland have enriched my life for a few years. We have flow together, laughed together (you should have seen how high Catherine jumped, when I approached her silently form behind and made “Buh”), cooked together and had our fights.
I will not go into [read] Keywords:
I have been attacked – PART 2
Thu, May 24th 2012 7:10a Christian Tillmanns Actually Google was right. There was a serious problem. Somebody managed to install a .php file on my blog.
It is called sys_engine9682.php or in a later version sys_engine4823.php. It contained an eval() statement that apparently pointed to a Czech website.
No fun at all, because I do not know, how they got into it and how I can prevent them to do it again. Could happen, that I have to do everything again.
No fun at all. Bastards. Should have used a Domino blog template. [read] Keywords: domino
Oh my goodness, I have been attacked..
Thu, May 17th 2012 5:54a Christian Tillmanns Ah, probably, don’t know really.
An hour ago I got a mail from Google that this blog could have something bad inside and that they put a warning up.
As an example they gave an url from a post from 2010.
Google gave me enough information to remove the warning and now it’s all up again. BUT! One wonders, if they don’t do this just to get me to use their website management tools.
OK, there were a few responses left from the time, when somebody posted just gibberish. Could that [read] Keywords: google
Sogeti TeamPark – the first book
Thu, Apr 26th 2012 9:12a Christian Tillmanns Ok, I have done it. I read “From crowd to community” from Sogeti.
Even though Sogeti uses Connections, they don’t mention it once (neither Facebook BTW). That’s understandable, since the book is about the method of how social software works. In the end, I think this first book is helpful. I helps us to understand, how communities work and what we have to tell customers, what they can expect from using social software … and the traps.
Social software isn’t for [read] Keywords: connections
Showing off at the TopSoft
Wed, Apr 25th 2012 1:33a Christian Tillmanns Collax and Shakehands will be at the TopSoft, the only real IT trade show left in Switzerland. Starts the 9th of May, ends the next day.
I will be there. If you want to see what Collax has to offer, drop in.
Free tickets are available here: http://www.collax.com/page/topsoft2012
We will have a working cluster on site and a lot more to talk about.
I hope to see some of you there. [read] Keywords:
Sogetis TeamPark – a book review … not yet.
Mon, Apr 23rd 2012 2:58a Christian Tillmanns I am working my way through Sogetis book “Teampark platform and method“. It’s all about Sogetis approach of introducing IBM Connections.
Sogeti is much more a Microsoft Shop, than IBM but they still use IBM Connections and have even developed bits an pieces for Connections, which from their point of view, are better than the of the standard tools.
And they wrote that book about it. After about two thirds, I am not sure, what they actually want to tell me. Normally 145 pages a [read] Keywords: connections
Windows 8 Preview
Wed, Mar 7th 2012 8:30a Christian Tillmanns I just installed Windows 8 (the Preview). I used Virtual Box. That thing from Oracle isn’t bad at all for what I need. Looks like it is faster than Fusion.
Back to Windows. First impression? A bit of a toy. Second impression? Still a toy. But I am glad the Start button is gone. At least Microsoft thought about a new concept for once.
I tried to use mail, but it want’s an Exchange server. I just couldn’t find a possibility to connect to an IMAP server somewhere, which means, aft [read] Keywords: exchange
Snow and project management
Tue, Mar 6th 2012 6:01a Christian Tillmanns One week of skiing. Weather was nice, but way too warm. Snow was too wet. I hate skiing in spring, really, I don’t mind – 15 °C but + 5 °C at 2500 m is silly. Days were packed but I still had time to read a book of Clarence (Kelly) Johnson. His work always interested me, because he is one of the most successful aircraft designers. Probably you don’t know his name, but Lockheed’s Skunk Works should be known to everybody. Also the planes he and his team designed:
P38 Lig [read] Keywords: email
IBMSCfSB … in that case I would have kept LotusLive
Mon, Mar 5th 2012 3:08a Christian Tillmanns IBM SmartCloud for Social Business. One really wonders, what they are smoking and I don’t want some.
I don’t have to go into details, why this isn’t a good name, just one argument. I have troubles to remember it.
But it fit’s into a long line of strange product names coming from IBM.
Even more amazing; it looks like nobody cares. [read] Keywords: ibm
Oh … now that … bugger …
Tue, Feb 14th 2012 5:12a Christian Tillmanns I am looking into going to the cloud and finding a solution for a small Notes customer. Smart Cloud (TSFKALL – The Service Formally Known As LotusLive) is an obvious choice for me. Now see what happens:
I went to the lotuslive page and found that there is allready a page for IBM Smart Cloud for Social Business … click …
Oh, I can get a 60 trial:
Click and … [read] Keywords: collaboration
Notes 8.5.3 on Mac … let’s hope for the best.
Fri, Jan 6th 2012 8:43a Christian Tillmanns OK, yesterday I ranted about my Notes 8.5.3 on my Mac Book Pro.
It’s not the newest machine (2 years), but still new enough for Lion.
I tried what you guys suggested but it did not change anything for the better.
1. I tried to delete cache.ndk and bookmark.nsf. Did not help.
2. I tried to go for the basic client. Boy that’s ugly and not a solution anyway, because I want the eclipse client and I need XPages support.
3. I looked at my locale settings. Looks normal to me but I am not [read] Keywords: domino
SNOUG-SR has it’s own community now.
Thu, Dec 8th 2011 1:04a Christian Tillmanns Our small but actually pretty active Notes User Group for the french speaking part of Switzerland, has it’s own community now in the IBM universe.
Nice gesture from IBM and even Ed Brill is following us … somehow … somewhere. Certainly because he does not want to miss another opportunity like last time, when he went to the SNOUG in Zürich and had to eat IBM catering food and we had an event at Givaudan, the company with arguably the best canteen in the world.
Took a while, b [read] Keywords: connections
I completely forgot to tell you …
Mon, Nov 21st 2011 6:38a Christian Tillmanns … that I am not always devils advocate, as Ed called me.
Here is my article that was published in November in the publication of the Swiss Small Business Association.
… and a quick search on Google reveals, that I am probably the only one, who ever wrote in a Swiss printed publication about the XWork server.
Das geheimnisumwitterte Projekt: IBM XWork Server
X-FILES – SIE SIND UNTER UNS! Im Oktober stellte IBM den XWork Server vor. Meiner Meinung nach eine ideale Plattform f [read] Keywords: ibm
Blog Spam – What the heck is the sense in this …
Mon, Nov 14th 2011 4:12p Christian Tillmanns I always had spam on the blog once in a while, but last week it started to get interesting. Suddenly there were a lot of similar posts that looked like that:
Eingereicht am 13.11.2011 um 17:24
78xDYL , [url=http://lvzyesjptoct.com/]lvzyesjptoct[/url], [link=http://zcfoemxuzred.com/]zcfoemxuzred[/link], http://drbfgrdztzqa.com/
______________________________________ [read] Keywords: ibm
Fun with Vowes visitor localization tool …
Mon, Oct 31st 2011 10:27a Christian Tillmanns I admit, I don’t know, how it works.
Today I looked at Vowes visitor localization tool and zoomed in, to find myself.
First: Volker, it seems, you don’t have a lot of readers in Switzerland and I probably know all of them (yes I know, depends …)
Second: I am not on the map. But, since any other tool normally sees me in Lausanne (almost 100 km from where I live), I had a look a the single red dot down there.
What lies under this cow pasture? The secret servers [read] Keywords: google
Do you know Lotus Live Notes …
Wed, Oct 26th 2011 11:54p Christian Tillmanns Let’s ask the experts.
Yesterday I got a phone call from an old customer I haven’t heard of in years. He is going to retire, sold his company and wants to take his contacts or probably the whole CRM with him AND he wants to use his iPhone for mail and calendar. Now he asks me, how to do it.
He is still using Notes/Domino 7 (the darn did run without me all those years).
His CRM is pure Notes (written by me)
He is no fan of the “cloud”.
My first thought was to give him [read] Keywords: domino
One week with Time Capsule … and I thought life would get better!
Wed, Oct 19th 2011 1:29a Christian Tillmanns I don’t know what went wrong during the setup, but my new and shiny Time Capsule is a pretty lousy WLAN access point.
Let me give you the scenario. Until last week I used a 5 year old Netgear Rangemax wireless access point. It wasn’t in perfect shape anymore, because I could not configure anything on it. It was just a standard WLAN called netgear, open, unsecured, but it still worked. I just could not kick myself enough in the lower back, to buy something new. Last week I thought, th [read] Keywords: mac
Heise Webcast: Hochverfügbarkeit für KMUs
Tue, Oct 18th 2011 8:12a Christian Tillmanns Für alle die das interessiert und des Deutschen mächtig sind, nächste Woche veranstaltet Heise einen Webcast zusammen mit Collax.
Hier gehts rein: Hochverfügbarkeit für KMUs
Wird sicher spannend. Beim letzten Partnertag wurden 4 Projekte vorgestellt. Alle für Firmen mit weniger als 40 Mitarbeitern. Es macht Sinn sich heute mit Hochverfügbarkeit zu beschäftigen, weil viele Unternehmen komplett von der IT abhängen. Wenn das Blech nichts mehr tut, können die Mitarbeiter nach Hause gehen. [read] Keywords:
Learning XPages … D8L55 is done … Puh
Tue, Sep 27th 2011 7:22a Christian Tillmanns OK, I made it through the IBM XPages course D8L55. Not without a few hiccups, but they are minor.
First I had problems getting the db’s on the server. The darn thing – a Foundations Box with 8.5.1 FP4 – just refused to let me put copies or replicas of the databases in notesdata. The silly box always had the impression I had no right to do it. I used local replicas, which worked pretty well (I tried to create replicas today again and … sure, it worked – Argh).
The n [read] Keywords: foundations
Learning XPages … Struggeling with ressources
Mon, Sep 26th 2011 12:51a Christian Tillmanns After a weekend of grape harvest, I should be in a better mood, but my father in law gave the grapes away to somebody … for free. We don’t even get to taste the wine. And it is especially annoying, because this year it took us ages. Wasps had damaged the grapes and we had to cut of everything dry. It was hell, but it gave me time to reflect, what I had achieved with XPages in two weeks.
First there was me whining about not knowing where to start. Then there was the avalanche of infor [read] Keywords: ibm
iNotes on Safari … why can’t I use ultra lite?
Wed, Sep 21st 2011 1:41a Christian Tillmanns In Safari on the Mac and iPad 2 (only on the 2 it seems), I only get iNotes full or lite. On the iPad that’s bad. My fingers are not small enough and I can’t open mails. I have to use the full mode, because I need the preview. Any idea how to get that fixed? [read] Keywords: inotes
Learning XPages … got “The book”…
Wed, Sep 21st 2011 1:37a Christian Tillmanns Ok, I got the book “Mastering XPages” and it is pretty good. I got it from Amazon as a Kindle book. What puzzled me first, was the size of the font. All my IT-books are rather big and fat, good for throwing after lions and kill them instantly. It looks like this one is a small size paperback in real life. Wouldn’t kill my cat.
The Amazon price is slightly lower then the IBM Press price, but if you buy through IBM, you get a watermarked version of the EBook with your name in it. [read] Keywords: ibm
Learning XPages … and getting back from the dead
Tue, Sep 20th 2011 3:10a Christian Tillmanns One week passed since I started whining about the resources out there for learning XPages. Boy, that stirred something up. I got lots and lots of help and even IBM woke up.
Sonia Malik send me the whole course D8L55G. Everything! I could even set up the whole course room, servers, everything (except the software). And before you ask, I can not share it with you. For my eyes only. Every page has a water mark with my name. I feel bit flattered. How did that happen?
What is the plan?
I have watch [read] Keywords: ibm
Trying to learn XPages … and fail … probably not?
Thu, Sep 15th 2011 12:51a Christian Tillmanns First of all. Thank you for your comments (apart the ones from that very annoying spammer. Need Nike or Lacoste?), they are very encouraging.
It helps a lot, when things get recommended and what it showed again, Google is not always your friend. Several things did not show up in my searches or I did not find them, because they where too far down in the list.
XPages TV: I am watching the first two hours of if right now. This does help a lot. There are several information’s I did not get an [read] Keywords: ibm
Trying to learn X-Pages … and fail.
Wed, Sep 14th 2011 12:34a Christian Tillmanns I am frustrated. The last two weeks I try to get into X-Pages. I looked at the different free tutorials, I downloaded the Red Book Wiki and now I am stuck.
First I refreshed my knowledge about JS and HTML/XML. Then I tried the first tutorial:
Did anybody realise, that the first two screen shots are the same? Looking at the comments, some did, but the error got not rectified since 2009. Does it make sense to foll [read] Keywords: domino
Networking, Name Dropping … how boring
Mon, Sep 5th 2011 11:30p Christian Tillmanns Last friday I attended for the first time the alumni networking day at my old university. I am no friend of networking. I went there, because I was invited by my old friend Jan Martel, who happened to sponsor the event through his company Martel Vines. We had some very interesting speeches and I have to change my opinion about the host, Stephanie Berger she is an ex miss Switzerland and actually very funny. The a speech from Peter Hogenkamp, apparently the swiss social web evangelist, which was [read] Keywords: connections
Lion eats the Snow Leopard
Tue, Aug 30th 2011 1:58a Christian Tillmanns I can’t believe it, but Lion is definitely better then Snow Leopard. It is possible, that it solved a few problems I had, I wasn’t aware of.
Finder is fast. It was extremely slow in Snow Leopard. It took about 10 seconds to build the list for “Programs”. This is a lot better then before. It takes probably a second now.
Notes seems to be a bit faster. Not a lot, but at least I can click that stupid “Notes is starting” window away. Notes comes in [read] Keywords: lotus
Who said Outlook is used by the majority of Email Users?
Fri, Aug 5th 2011 10:16a Christian Tillmanns Today I got this link in the mail: http://www.campaignmonitor.com/stats/email-clients/
There is another one from 2009: http://www.campaignmonitor.com/blog/post/2839/email-client-popularity-june-2009/
Even though I think this is fantastic news for Apple, it’s bad news for Micro$oft and IBM.
But lets look at it a bit closer. The disclaimer explains, how they count the clients; whenever a recipient opens a mail from Campaingmonitor and loads the images. Sounds logic, but I would almost never [read] Keywords: ibm
I know a way how IBM could sell lots more licenses in Switzerland.
Fri, Aug 5th 2011 3:46a Christian Tillmanns How about getting a more realistic exchange rate? As fas as I know, IBM still uses 1.6 Swiss Francs to the Dollar. The Dollar down to 0.8. That’s a bit overdoing it, don’t you think?
IBM could lower the price at least by 30% and still have enough safety margin, should the Swiss Franc fall. That old exchange rate is not going to happen again.
Oh, and they should tell people about it. That would help. [read] Keywords: ibm
I know, you get what you pay for …
Thu, Aug 4th 2011 12:08a Christian Tillmanns For our little outing to France, I got NAV4D for the iPad. They claim to support several languages. What they really should not do, is using Bubble Fish or something like that for the legal stuff. In German it reads like that:
Wichtig: Wenn eine Abnutzung Produkte der Navigation in ein Fahrzeug, Hardware oder Software, ist Ihre Verantwortung LAY und verwenden diese Produkte, damit es nicht die Ursache ein Unfall. Die Benutzung dieser Real Time Application Zielführung erfolgt auf Ihr eigenes R [read] Keywords: application
The best and the worst in France
Tue, Aug 2nd 2011 2:58a Christian Tillmanns My parents in law invited the whole family for a weekend to Crest in the department of Drome. A town I wouldn’t put on the list of the 100 must see towns in the world, but everything holds surprises. As always, family outings are mostly about good food and good wine. The first evening we ate reasonably well. The next day we visited Crest with the highest dungeon of France. In the evening, we went to the Pizzaria Di Angelo … If you ever happen to be in Crest, avoid this “restaur [read] Keywords: collaboration
Fun with customs
Fri, Jun 17th 2011 1:31a Christian Tillmanns Yesterday I got a call from a supplier. He told me, that some hardware we ordered in Germany will arrive later then expected.
Customs wants the hardware to stay 24 hours at the manufactures site. What? It was build there and that took longer than a day anyway!
Since the handling agent did not give any more information, rumors began to spread.
I think, it was because of a possible Trojan horse. Within 24 hours the Greeks will be hungry and will give themselves up.
My ex girlfriend (AKA my wif [read] Keywords: agent
Happy Birthday IBM
Wed, Jun 15th 2011 11:26p Christian Tillmanns What can you say to a hundred year old company. Go for it.
… and I would like a piece of the birthday cake, too. [read] Keywords: ibm
Wed, Jun 15th 2011 8:48a Christian Tillmanns This morning I received an email after I sent out an invitation for a webcast to all the addresses I painstakingly collected over the last years (really, we don’t buy addresses).
Him: “Where did you get my email address.”
Me: “From your website.”
Him: “Please remove the email address!”
… I was very close to answer: “Sure, send me the password for your web server.”
… or: “Sure, because now I have your personal email address [read] Keywords: email
The Starship Diaries
Wed, May 11th 2011 3:07a Christian Tillmanns Nope, that’s not about science fiction. I just read the book from Dallas Kachan about his voyage around the world. He was one of the lucky ones, who sold his internet company at the right time.
It took him two years flying around the globe in the coolest – IMHO – GA plane ever built, the Beech Starship I.
The book is not only a list of places he visited, but also about his reflections about the world in general. The people he met in places the common tourist never see, change [read] Keywords:
The limits of social Websites…
Tue, Apr 19th 2011 1:39a Christian Tillmanns I just looked at my profile in LinkedIn and realised, that whatever search algorithm they are using, it is pretty much useless.
On the right side, you get that little window with groups I may like. That is rather hilarious.
I got: Car Wash Owners & Operators – Does my car have a LinkedIn account and gives me hints about feeling neglected?
Women Business Owner – Sorry, I lack a qualification which I will not achieve in the near future.
Coin Laundry Association – What?
Did yo [read] Keywords: domino
I just don’t like the look of most Open Source products!
Mon, Apr 18th 2011 10:55a Christian Tillmanns I just finished to install the latest Ubuntu desktop beta and it is always the same. I don’t like the look. Fonts are too big and so on. The same goes for OO and Symphony and other products. I just don’t like the look of them. I don’t want to fiddle around with settings until it looks a bit better.
The darn things do not look a lot better then what run on Windows 3.
I WANT A REAL COOL DESKTOP!
Mac is the best but it could be even better. Windows is better then all the Linux de [read] Keywords: symphony
Imagine, if we had a real nasty virus!
Fri, Apr 15th 2011 5:12a Christian Tillmanns I mean really bad. Something that kills the OS beyond repair and spreads everywhere without any chance to stop it. What would hurt us more, a Linux or a Windows virus?
I just finished an article for a SMB publication here in Switzerland about the importance of Linux and during the research I realised, that Linux is everywhere. Smart phones, switches, NAS, SAN and tons of other gadgets run on Linux. 90% of all Supercomputers use Linux and most virtualization platform’s, too. Android has the [read] Keywords: citrix
Notes on Mac … still not something I should have done.
Wed, Apr 13th 2011 7:10a Christian Tillmanns Could somebody please explain that to me?
When I open a contact document in my CRM system by clicking on it, it takes about 10 seconds to open and another 2 to change it to edit mode.
If I open it with cmd-e, I get there within 2 seconds. Now that was on the mac. With windows 7 in Fusion, it takes about 5 seconds by clicking on it but it is not as fast as the mac, if I use the keyboard.
We are talking about the mac being faster with the key board then with the mouse and the mac is known as th [read] Keywords: lotus