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I told you, didn’t I?
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A blast at Air 14 and another one of IBMs lost opportunities
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Well, it’s a Verse
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I told you, didn’t I?
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A View from Beneath the Dancing Elephant – another book
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No really. What kind of evaluation license is this?
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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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Mail-Next and a amazing change
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 5:57a   Christian Tillmanns
First the rant. I am with Volker Weber and the annoying stuff one has to do to follow a web meeting with IBM.All started well until it actually started. I had an image but no sound. In the chat window phone numbers appeared. Toll for anybody outside the US or Canada. IBM, that’s not nice. Is anybody on another continent a lower life form? I restarted the whole shabadoing and had to install the latest Java Version. A little window asks if I want to start the plugin which did not start anyw




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