My Name is Christian Tillmanns and I am one of the founders of Informica of Switzerland. The other can present himself.
Another Blog, my god, was that necessary?
Duno. Is there already a blog about IBM Smart Business stuff? Nope. Don’t think so. We are the first.
Why the heck IBM Smart Business?
You will find out.
Only smart Business? How boring.
I can and will probably annoy you with other stuff. I am sure you always wanted to discuss the ball and string problem, settling with power or RSV and the 72 degrees offset on the R22/44.
… oh, BTW, IBM Smart Business and Lotus Foundations. Have I told you allready, that this blog is running on a Lotus Foundations Appliance?
Pretty easy to setup, once you know how to. Since I hate adminstration with a passion you only can dream of, it normaly takes me a very long time to figure out everything. For administrative stuff I have a very short attention span. That’s why you will see this blog changing constantly, while I find out, what I can do with it.
Now, how to setup a WordPress blog on Lotus Foundations.
1. Create a team for the blog. I choose … who would believe it … blog.
2. Create a Virtual Webserver: Webserver => Virtual Webserver Tab => Add virtual Webserver and fil in the URL, you can leave the IP address and choose the team.
3. Copy the downloaded WordPress Files in the www folder of your blog team.
4. RTFM from here
There is a slight problem with the autoinstallation of themes, but there is probably a solution for this.
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 [read] Keywords: collaboration
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 [read] Keywords: administration
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 [read] Keywords: ibm
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 [read] Keywords: connections
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 [read] Keywords: ibm
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 [read] Keywords: domino
SocialBizUG trolls … They do have a problem
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 6:18a Christian Tillmanns There is somebody hovering around the Social Business User Group who is trying to sell Office 365 desperately. Last time it was under the name of a british actress, this time it’s interior design: Grace Lilly.
This time he/her/it/them even went as far to build their own WordPress blog. Quick thing, they just installed it and did no customization at all. Will probably disappear in no time, too.
Nice url: lotusnotestooffice365.edublogs.org/
While edublogs.org is in australia, I suspect the [read] Keywords: collaboration