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Julian Robichaux
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Timezone Helper Plugin (Monday, Nov 3)
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 10:16a   Julian Robichaux
In celebration of the Daylight Saving Time changes over the past two weekends, we (at panagenda) have released a new sidebar app for the Notes client to help you manage your timezones. For free! Please see the panagenda blog for details. Here's a screenshot from earlier this morning: The entries in blue are currently outside of business hours ("night-time" for my purposes), and the clocks update throughout the day so I can always glance at the times and say things like, "Oops, it's too [read] Keywords: ibm notes notes client mac

Speaking At ConnectED! (Friday, Oct 31)
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 8:13a   Julian Robichaux
Incredibly flattered and excited to be on the early announce list for the IBM ConnectED conference in January! It's gonna be a great show. The session on that list is one I submitted with Kathy Brown as a co-speaker, where we'll be taking the fear out of Java programming on IBM Domino with concise, easy-to-understand (and useful!) examples. It's a brand new session, and we've got lots of ideas for code as well as integration topics. Hurry up and register if you haven't already. I hope [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm integration java

Clippings Article: The java.policy File (Thursday, Oct 2)
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 10:56a   Julian Robichaux
My latest Clippings article is out. It is an overview and discussion of the java.policy file, how basic security policies work, and what some of your options are for using them in the context of IBM Notes and Domino. The java.policy File in IBM Domino [ permalink ] [ e-mail me ] [ read/add comments ] [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes policies java security

Clippings Articles on SocialBizUG (Thursday, Sep 18)
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 6:53a   Julian Robichaux
Following up from yesterday, here is a list of my latest Clippings articles since the move to the new SocialBizUG.org site: Adding Hover Help to Domino Designer Using Code Templates in DDE Java Scrapbook Pages Troubleshooting an Embedded Sametime Client Install Working with Images in Java Booleans and Bitmasks and Return Values Using JConsole to Monitor Your IBM Notes Client Getting Started with Regular Expressions (reprint) Beginner Tips for Domino Designer in Eclipse (reprint) The easiest wa [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm notes notes client sametime community eclipse java profile

FAQs About Content (Wednesday, Sep 17)
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 1:10p   Julian Robichaux
A few FAQs about content on this old, creaky website based on emails I've received. A link in one of your old blog entries doesn't work. Will you fix it? No. Okay, I suppose it would be polite to explain. I apologize for being snippy. Let's say "probably not". Content on the Internet is transient. This blog has been around for just over 12 years, and some of the things I linked to in the past just aren't there anymore, or they have been moved somewhere else. That's just how it goes [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes blogging community google java lotususergroup.org twitter widget xml

Ode To My Maglite (Tuesday, Nov 19)
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 8:40p   Julian Robichaux
This is my Maglite. It turned 20 years old today. I know that because I emailed the serial number to Maglite support and asked them when it was made. They look up the number in their database and give you the date of manufacture. 11/19/1993. That's my big guy's birthdate. A few things about this. First, I don't have any other electronic devices anywhere near this old that are still in regular use. I do have some clothes that old that might get worn occasionally (don't judge), probably s [read] Keywords: database


Domino Designer JVM Settings: A Little Deeper (Friday, Aug 30)
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 6:00a   Julian Robichaux
Every user of Domino Designer in Eclipse (aka DDE, aka Domino Designer 8.5+) probably already knows how to adjust their JVM settings to give DDE more memory. Andrew Pollack did a nice writeup on it way back in 2008, and there's now an IBM technote on the subject. But, like most things, it's good to delve a little deeper into the topic so you can really understand what's going on. Here are the IBM suggested settings and what they mean: vmarg.Xmx=-Xmx1024mMaximum Java heap size (memory use [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm lotus notes notes client application eclipse java properties workspace

Mud Run Over, Huge Thanks (Wednesday, Jun 5)
Wed, Jun 5th 2013 5:10p   Julian Robichaux
Before anything else, I want to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported me in the mud run by donating to the Myelin Foundation and The Art of Curing Matt. I don't have any official numbers, but I do know that over $1,000 was donated in under 4 days, and that is incredible. You are an amazing and generous community. Next, I am happy to announce that Chris Miller wins the "Guess The Mud Run Time" prize. He will be receiving a very cool piece of art by Matt Reimer himself: a drawing dep [read] Keywords: community

Mud Run Training Day 3: The Outfit (Friday, May 31)
Fri, May 31st 2013 12:30p   Julian Robichaux
Today is the final day of mud run training (the race is tomorrow, did you sponsor me yet?). Upon recovering from yesterday's mud-in-the-face bit, I decided it would be better to hold off on any more intentional dirtiness before the race. I have switched metaphorical tactics from "wading slowly into the pool" to "jumping off the diving board". Tomorrow will be the dive. So today I have been picking out clothes for the race. Here's what I came up with so far: The rationale is: Old run [read] Keywords:

Mud Run Training Day 2: Mud In Yer Eye (Thursday, May 30)
Thu, May 30th 2013 1:50p   Julian Robichaux
As part of today's mud run training (and further incentive for you to sponsor me), I increased my dirt-tolerance quotient by allowing my kids to throw mud at my face. I apologize for the slightly large size of the animated gif (I usually try to keep graphics much smaller than that). I just thought it might have a bit more impact that way. Plus, animated gifs are all the rage this year, aren't they? The kids originally thought that they were allowed to throw the entire bucket of mud on [read] Keywords:

Mud Run Training: Day 1 of 3 (Wednesday, May 29)
Wed, May 29th 2013 10:20a   Julian Robichaux
First off: huge thanks to those of you who have sponsored me already. If you haven't donated yet, please take a quick look at my Sponsor Me in a Mud Run page to learn about the great cause I am helping to raise money for, and please consider even a small donation. Every dollar helps! As part of my last-minute training for this event, I will practice getting dirty a little more and a little more each day. Here is day 1: Hey, you gotta start somewhere. Georgia red clay is very... mushy. It i [read] Keywords:

Help Me Get Muddied Up (Tuesday, May 28)
Tue, May 28th 2013 1:30p   Julian Robichaux
Short version: please help me raise money for The Art of Curing Matt. You can sponsor me in a mud run this weekend! Just go to the donation page and follow the instructions. If you have the closest guess to my actual finishing time in the race, you'll win a prize! I don't know what the prize is yet, it might be something silly... your suggestions are welcome in the comments. Longer version: I know that a lot of people have been asking for donations for various charities recently -- people in [read] Keywords: lotus community

IMPORTANT: OpenLog and Disabling Lsi_Info (Friday, Mar 15)
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 7:20a   Julian Robichaux
This is something that has come up a few times in the past, and I (and other people) have advised about it before, but it certainly bears repeating: If you are using OpenLog with LotusScript on a Domino server, please set NoLSIStackTrace=True This is a global variable that determines whether or not the OpenLog code will use Lsi_info(14) to log LotusScript stack traces. IBM has found that the Lsi_Info function (which is part of the LotusScript language) can cause serious problems on the Domin [read] Keywords: agent domino ibm lotusscript notes notes client script library database openntf server

Determining Your Sametime Client ID (Thursday, Dec 20)
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 1:50p   Julian Robichaux
Upon setting up my Notes 9 Beta client and trying to connect to my test Sametime server, I got this message: Since I am my own system administrator, I contacted myself. This led to some heated internal discussions, followed by the inevitable Google search. Apparently this is a fairly well-known message to real-life Sametime admins and the usual remedy is to configure the VPS_ALLOWED_LOGIN_TYPES variable in the server's sametime.ini file using the appropriate Sametime Client ID. Unfortunate [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm lotus notes notes client sametime community google properties server workspace

Mac Font Foibles On Chrome (Saturday, Sep 29)
Sat, Sep 29th 2012 8:00a   Julian Robichaux
This has been a week of updates to my MacBook. I bought an SSD drive to replace my original (4 year old) hard drive, which meant that I had to finally update to OSX Lion to get TRIM support. This also meant that I got around to all sorts of minor software updates that I've been holding off on, since everything on my Mac has always worked just fine and I saw no need to update software that already worked. Don't mess with a good thing and all that. One bit of weirdness I noticed after everythin [read] Keywords: application applications bug css email firefox google mac macbook

Java APIs are NOT Copyrightable (Thursday, May 31)
Thu, May 31st 2012 9:23p   Julian Robichaux
Geek developer news: from today's Groklaw coverage of the Oracle vs. Google lawsuit, Java APIs are not copyrightable. "So long as the specific code used to implement a method is different, anyone is free under the Copyright Act to write his or her own code to carry out exactly the same function or specification of any methods used in the Java API. It does not matter that the declaration or method header lines are identical. Under the rules of Java, they must be identical to declare a method s [read] Keywords: google java oracle

ExportMime Agent (Tuesday, May 29)
Tue, May 29th 2012 9:03p   Julian Robichaux
The "normal" way to view the raw version of an Internet email in your Lotus Notes client is to open the mail message in a tab, then choose the menu option View-Show-Page Source. This gives you all the mail headers, MIME parts, etc. If you'd like to do this with an agent instead, here's some LotusScript that will give you the same sort of output: ExportMime.lss There's a function in there that writes the MIME boundaries a little differently than the rest of the MIME content. I wrote this [read] Keywords: agent lotus lotusscript notes notes client email mac

View Conference in DC, OpenSocial Presentation (Thursday, Apr 19)
Thu, Apr 19th 2012 7:20a   Julian Robichaux
If you haven't already registered for the AdminDev2012 conference in Washington, DC, you only have two more days before the $100 off early registration discount is gone. They've already posted the session list, and they've got some great topics (and great speakers) lined up. I'll be delivering two sessions there: Java debugging, and an introduction to OpenSocial for developers. I'm really looking forward to both sessions, but especially the OpenSocial one. I did a lot of research and work [read] Keywords: email java server

Lotusphere Instagrams (Wednesday, Jan 25)
Wed, Jan 25th 2012 8:10a   Julian Robichaux
I didn't take many pictures (again) at Lotusphere this year, but the ones I did take were with my iPhone and published via Instagram and Twitter. None of my people pictures turned out very good, so it's all just "stuff" pictures. Luckily there's a whole Flickr stream being filled by people who had much better cameras (and camera skills) than me. OK Go rockin' the Lotusphere 2012 OGS Beautiful day at the Dolphin Took a quick break to enjoy the weather Stumbling towards Kimonos [read] Keywords: lotusphere lotusphere2012 iphone twitter

Lotusphere Sessions On Your Calendar (Tuesday, Jan 10)
Tue, Jan 10th 2012 9:20p   Julian Robichaux
If you're in the final stages of planning for Lotusphere 2012 and you want to get all your "must see" sessions on your mobile calendar, here are four options. Option #1: LSMobile App on your iPhone/iPad The easiest way for me (since I'm an iPhone kinda guy) is to use the LSMobile iPhone App (also available for iPad, optimized for the larger screen) written by Tim Davis at The Turtle Partnership. With that app, all you have to do is open a session you're interested in and tap the action [read] Keywords: agent ibm lotus lotusphere lotusscript notes notes client apple applications blackberry database email iphone java mobile

Happy New Year! Clean Out Your Inbox! (Sunday, Jan 1)
Sun, Jan 1st 2012 9:40a   Julian Robichaux
If you're looking for a good way to start off the new year, try this: Open your email inbox(es) Select all Mark as read Archive Obviously if there are things you immediately need to act on, you should still do them. But really, if you haven't gotten around to acting on those emails from a year (or two years, or three years...) ago, you just need to man up and let them go.[ permalink ] [ e-mail me ] [ read/add comments ] [read] Keywords: archive email

Wadsworth (Friday, Oct 28)
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 7:10a   Julian Robichaux
The Arrow and the Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I shot an arrow into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For, so swiftly it flew, the sight Could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air, It fell to earth, I knew not where; For who has sight so keen and strong, That it can follow the flight of song? Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke; And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend. Apropos of nothing [read] Keywords:

Atari Bats (Friday, Sep 30)
Fri, Sep 30th 2011 8:20p   Julian Robichaux
Every once in a while, I get it in my head that I have to search for something obscure on the Internet. Recently I was telling my kids about my first computers -- an Atari 400 with a membrane keyboard, followed by an Atari 800 with a real keyboard -- and how we couldn't download games from the Internet, but we had cartridges and cassette tapes and subscriptions to computer magazines that had BASIC source code you could type in yourself. The first game I ever remember typing in from a magazine [read] Keywords: archiving archive vm

Updated Clippings Article List (Tuesday, Sep 27)
Tue, Sep 27th 2011 7:30p   Julian Robichaux
Since it's been about two and a half years since I've posted a list of my Clippings articles, I thought it might be time for an update: Using Formula Language Inside of LotusScript (Apr 09) Parsing XML Using LotusScript (Jun 09) Sorting Arrays in LotusScript (Aug 09) Options for XML and JSON Output Using "?ReadViewEntries" (Oct 09) 10 Ways Developers Can Improve Performance Of Their Applications (Dec 09) HTML5: What's The Big Deal? (Feb 10) Random Thoughts About Date Values (Apr 10) Readi [read] Keywords: admin domino formula language lotus lotusscript applications eclipse lotususergroup.org openntf xml

Windows DHCP Issues (Thursday, Sep 8)
Thu, Sep 8th 2011 8:50a   Julian Robichaux
Of the 15 physical devices currently active (i.e. -- in regular use) on my home network, only one is a Windows machine. The majority of devices are made by Apple, although there are also 2 Wii's, 2 DSi's, and an Android phone in the mix. Every single device works flawlessly with my wireless router except the Windows machine. Windows XP always worked (and still works) fine, but Vista and Win7 just can't seem to stay on the network. Recently, the Windows laptop went from "problems every week [read] Keywords: apple archive email google interface laptop microsoft network networking virus vista wireless

New Neal Stephenson Book Available Early? (Tuesday, Aug 30)
Tue, Aug 30th 2011 12:20p   Julian Robichaux
Neal Stephenson's new book "Reamde" (not a typo) is coming out on September 20th. However, the UK Kindle version appears to be available for download right now! Very jealous. [ permalink ] [ e-mail me ] [ read/add comments ] [read] Keywords:

Problem Signing JAR Files (Wednesday, Aug 10)
Wed, Aug 10th 2011 3:43p   Julian Robichaux
Fair warning: if you don't write Eclipse plugins this will probably be of no use to you. Anyone still there? Good. I was signing some JAR files for an Eclipse plugin -- nothing fancy, just using the normal jarsigner command-line tool -- and while this has worked fine for me in the past, this time I was getting errors every time I tried to install the plugin. Not errors about the signature, errors about the plugin itself. "Plugin does not have a valid identifier" and "Plugin does not have a [read] Keywords: bug eclipse java oracle vm

On Employment and Social Networking (Monday, Aug 8)
Mon, Aug 8th 2011 11:10a   Julian Robichaux
As Rob Novak has recently mentioned on his blog, I no longer work for SNAPPS. I haven't for a few months. I had my own reasons for leaving and you shouldn't read anything into it. It was a decision that was right for me. We are still very good friends. However, as I've been "on my own" again and finding work, it might seem strange that I haven't been announcing my situation to the world and using my website and all the social networking tools at my disposal, screaming "Hire Me!". The a [read] Keywords: development facebook google network networking skype twitter

IBM Champion Program (Thursday, Jun 30)
Fri, Jul 1st 2011 8:50a   Julian Robichaux
I know I'm a week late, but it's never too late to thank someone. In this case, I wanted to give a big thank you to the IBM Champion program for selecting me as one of 50 new IBM Champions for Collaboration Services. And congratulations to all the other folks who got chosen as well! I was in the room when Ed Brill gave the formal announcement at the View Developer conference in Las Vegas last week, and I was pleasantly surprised to see my name up on the screen. As much joking as a few of us h [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus

Bacon Chips! (Sunday, May 29)
Sun, May 29th 2011 3:20p   Julian Robichaux
Bacon chips! One more way in which Francie is awesome.[ permalink ] [ e-mail me ] [ read/add comments ] [read] Keywords:

UKLUG Wrapup (Saturday, May 28)
Sat, May 28th 2011 8:50a   Julian Robichaux
UKLUG 2011 was, once again, a fantastic event. This year it was at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. The size of the meeting space was perfect -- crowded enough that you got to see all the people and vendors, but not so crowded that you had trouble moving around. And hey, it was at a gigantic science museum! Among other things there were lots of old computers and computing equipment on display, including the Baby: As a technical conference, Warren and crew did another amazin [read] Keywords: admin lotusphere community

Milkybar (Monday, May 23)
Mon, May 23rd 2011 6:50p   Julian Robichaux
I'll admit, as a guy who was born and raised in America, I've never heard of a Milkybar. But it's one of the many pounds of chocolates, candies, and sugar concoctions that seem to be present in abundance at UKLUG. With no real explanation, Bill Buchan has been taking pictures of people holding a Milkybar throughout the conference today. Here's my photo, next to a drawing of the original "Milkybar boy": I am, of course, on the right. Someone made a comment that they thought I looked lik [read] Keywords:

New Neal Stephenson Book: Reamde (Wednesday, Mar 16)
Wed, Mar 16th 2011 9:20p   Julian Robichaux
The HarperCollins website now has a page for the next Neal Stephenson novel. It's called "Reamde" (not "Readme") and will be out on September 13th. It's already available for pre-order on Amazon too. I have no idea what it's going to be about, but I can't wait.[ permalink ] [ e-mail me ] [ read/add comments ] [read] Keywords:

Lorem Ipsum @Formulodo Est Laborum (Thursday, Mar 3)
Thu, Mar 3rd 2011 6:00a   Julian Robichaux
For billions of years, when typesetters and graphic designers needed dummy text for their sample layouts, they've taken big chunks of lorem ipsum text and dropped it into various areas of the page as placeholders. As I was working on some UI design for a new Lotus Notes application, I decided to take a classic approach and lorem ipsufy the design elements to see how they looked. On text fields and documents, it's easy enough to go to the Lorem Ipsum generator (or if you're feeling cheeky, th [read] Keywords: lotus notes application database wiki workspace

IBM Watson and IBM Social (Friday, Feb 4)
Fri, Feb 4th 2011 9:30a   Julian Robichaux
One of the "speakers" at this year's Lotusphere Closing General Session was IBM Watson, the supercomputer that will be playing Jeopardy against two former Jeopardy champions later this month (February 14, 15, and 16: set your DVR now). In a surprising bit of coincidence, I was reading the February version of Delta Sky magazine on the flight home last night, and saw that there will also be a special on Nova on February 9th about Watson and the Jeopardy challenge. But anyway, there were a [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotusphere twitter

Free Sidebar App: OSGi Sidebar Console (Wednesday, Jan 26)
Wed, Jan 26th 2011 9:30p   Julian Robichaux
Today, I procrastinated from Lotusphere responsibilities and "real work" by packaging up a sidebar app that's been pretty helpful for me in Lotus Notes plugin development. Freshly uploaded to the SNAPPS Widget Catalog is: The OSGi Sidebar Console App It's a plugin that allows you to send commands to the OSGi console and view the results. It will also display much of the System.out and System.err output that gets sent to the OSGi console by other plugins. Normally you do this by starting [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere notes notes client development widget widgets

My Lotusphere Session: Feeds Feeds Feeds (Tuesday, Jan 25)
Wed, Jan 26th 2011 9:30p   Julian Robichaux
I've been remiss in "announcing" my Lotusphere session, so if you haven't checked out the schedule using Ben.Langhinrichs' Sessions Database yet (or if you just passed right by it), my session is BP206: Working with Feeds in IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, Tuesday at 10am. One of the initial questions I got about the session when I was putting the abstract together was: "Can you really talk for an hour about feeds?" After working through the slides and slaving over the demo database for 2 m [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes database openntf

Opening Links in the Default Browser (Thursday, Jan 20)
Thu, Jan 20th 2011 7:30a   Julian Robichaux
On Chris Miller's monthly SysAdmin Newsletter, there is a question about how to open links from Lotus Notes sidebar apps using the default browser instead of the Notes embedded browser. While I haven't researched the behavior at all, I do know that there is an small, easy-to-use (and public domain) Java class called Bare Bones Browser Launch that works well in Java agents for opening hyperlinks in the default browser. I imagine it would work in a sidebar plugin as well.[ permalink ] [ e-mail [read] Keywords: lotus notes java lotususergroup.org

Symphony 3.0 Setup Tip (Friday, Dec 17)
Fri, Dec 17th 2010 12:00p   Julian Robichaux
I've been using Lotus Symphony 3.0 to work on my Lotusphere presentation this week, and I made two small changes to the toolbar that have been a tremendous help: #1: add the "Create Slide" button to the Editing toolbar. I have no idea why this wasn't there by default. 'Cause, you know, a lot of times when I do a presentation, I like to create new slides. #2: add the "Select" button to the Drawing toolbar. This gets past a nasty feature/bug where if you click the "Text Box" toolbar bu [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere symphony bug mac

Super Ping (Thursday, Dec 9)
Thu, Dec 9th 2010 9:53a   Julian Robichaux
I realize that TV and movies often take liberties with their use of technology. There are many lists on the Internet (example 1, example 2) of technology mistakes in movies, so it's not all that original to jump up and say, "Har har, that alien spaceship is running Windows XP!" But those sorts of things amuse me nonetheless. I was watching Nikita the other night, and in the Dark Matter episode they are trying to track down someone based on their IP address: Wow, an address in the 552.23 [read] Keywords: server

Teamstudio Spotlight Awards: You Can Win! (Wednesday, Dec 8)
Wed, Dec 8th 2010 10:30a   Julian Robichaux
For the fourth consecutive year, I will be helping to judge the Teamstudio Spotlight Awards contest. You have until the end of December to enter; winners will be annouced and prizes will be awarded at Lotusphere. This year there are two categories: Notes apps and Mobile apps. Prizes include the full suite of Teamstudio software tools for Notes/Domino, a 25-user version of Teamstudio Unplugged, and a $300 Amazon gift certificate. If you have been developing some great applications at your compa [read] Keywords: domino lotusphere notes applications mobile

Taking The Long Way Through Ireland (Saturday, Dec 4)
Sat, Dec 4th 2010 12:20p   Julian Robichaux
When I was at the ILUG conference in Belfast last month, Rob Novak and I had the great fortune to employ Jamie Magee as our driver. Well, "employ" might not be the right word since he did it completely out of generousity, but it was certainly fortunate in the sense that I'm not a very good driver, and trying to navigate while staying on the left-hand side of the road would have been completely beyond my cognitive skills. In any case, we all flew in to the Dublin airport, drove up to Belfast [read] Keywords: ilug blackberry wiki

GPS Location On JPG Photos (Wednesday, Nov 17)
Wed, Nov 17th 2010 7:40a   Julian Robichaux
One of the things I discussed in my "Location Services" presentation at IamLUG and ILUG this year is the fact that you can often get the GPS coordinates of a cell phone photo that someone has sent you, to not only tell when a photo was taken, but where. That's because JPEG photos have something called EXIF metadata embedded in them -- type of camera, f-stop setting, etc. -- and many cell phones also add the GPS location to their pictures as a geotag. I also went on to say that a lot of onlin [read] Keywords: ilug apple facebook iphone java wiki

ILUG 2010: Fantastic Time (Sunday, Nov 14)
Sun, Nov 14th 2010 5:40p   Julian Robichaux
ILUG 2010 in Belfast was, once again, a fantastic event with flawless execution by "The Green Shirts". A few thoughts off the top of my head before I succumb to jetlag and collapse. I still can't believe it's free. If you've been there, you know what I mean. If you know a speaker or organizer, thank them. If you don't know any of them personally, choose one at random. Steve McDonagh's "History of Ireland" presentation needs to go on the road. Steve also paints a nice clipboard and a r [read] Keywords: ilug wiki

Buffalo Router Port Scans (Sunday, Oct 31)
Sat, Nov 6th 2010 8:28p   Julian Robichaux
I was running low on hard drive space on my MacBook, so I started looking around for unusually large files and folders to archive and/or delete. I eventually found myself at the /var/log directory (open Finder, choose the menu option Go - Go to folder..., and type /var/log) which had somehow grown to be over 5GB in size. Mostly in the "asl" subfolder, which is where the aslmanager dumps all its logging info. <sidenote> aslmanager is the "Apple System Log data store file manager [read] Keywords: admin apple archive mac macbook network server wireless

Bye Bye Bloglines (Saturday, Nov 6)
Sat, Nov 6th 2010 7:31p   Julian Robichaux
According to the Bloglines home page, the Bloglines service will stay up for a while longer under new management (it was supposed to close shop on Nov. 1). I've already exported all my info and transitioned to Google Reader though, so it's the end of an era for me. Bloglines was actually the first cloud service I ever used. Other than my personal email, I guess, which has always been "in the cloud". It's interesting that with OPML I could just move from one cloud to another -- except for m [read] Keywords: lotus ajax email google security xml

Spidey Hulk (Friday, Nov 5)
Fri, Nov 5th 2010 5:50p   Julian Robichaux
Title, picture, and link stolen shamelessly from Erik's Tumbles: I'm not usually one to desire pieces of art, but this one speaks to me.[ permalink ] [ e-mail me ] [ read/add comments ] [read] Keywords:

Bacon. And Me. And You Guys Are Awesome. (Tuesday, Oct 12)
Tue, Oct 12th 2010 2:00p   Julian Robichaux
"What's the deal with that Julian guy and bacon?" This is a question that gets asked a lot (that specific quote was from yesterday), more frequently now that I have been absolutely showered with bacony goodness for the past couple months. I hope I don't miss thanking anyone, but here's a brief recap of the amazing bacon flavor my life has achieved recently. I am in total awe of the generosity of my friends as well as their willingness to encourage my many personality quirks. At the IamLU [read] Keywords: lotusphere twitter

TriStateLUG and ILUG, Coming Your Way (Monday, Sep 27)
Mon, Sep 27th 2010 2:10p   Julian Robichaux
Looking for a good place to learn about Lotus technologies and/or meet up with some Lotus peeps before the end of the year? TriStateLUG (New York, USA) and ILUG (Belfast, Ireland) are coming up very soon. Both are free to attend, and as I write this I think there are still spaces available for both events. There are some great speakers signed up, and it should be a lot of fun. See you there![ permalink ] [ e-mail me ] [ read/add comments ] [read] Keywords: ilug lotus

The Third Player (Sunday, Sep 26)
Sun, Sep 26th 2010 9:40p   Julian Robichaux
The kids were playing Twister with their friends this weekend, and on the board we have (kind of an old one... the newer ones might look different) was this: The more I looked at the legs and arms in that graphic, the more I thought: "That's not just two people. There HAS to be a third." I mean, look at the angles! It's a mystery, to be sure. Somewhere between the JFK second shooter conspiracy and the Kama Sutra.[ permalink ] [ e-mail me ] [ read/add comments ] [read] Keywords: wiki

Lotusphere 2011 Theme? (Friday, Sep 17)
Fri, Sep 17th 2010 10:20a   Julian Robichaux
Every year, there is a theme or catch-phrase for Lotusphere: "Emergence", "Resonance", etc. We generally don't know exactly what the theme is in advance, but as a result of secret talks with my Lotus friends and a bit of reading between the lines, I think I've guessed what the Lotusphere 2011 theme will be. [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere notes wiki

Tracking Down ComputeWithForm Errors (Thursday, Sep 16)
Thu, Sep 16th 2010 9:10a   Julian Robichaux
Kathy Brown wrote a blog post the other day about what she innocently thought was a stupid question: how do you recalculate fields in a Lotus Notes document? It's not that she didn't know how to do it in general (there are many different front-end/UI techniques); rather, she was trying to use NotesDocument.ComputeWithForm in a scheduled agent and it wasn't working. Reading through the comments, there is no straightforward answer without either (A) duplicating code, or (B) rewriting all your [read] Keywords: agent lotus lotusscript notes notes client database openntf

Character Map Sidebar App (Tuesday, Sep 7)
Tue, Sep 7th 2010 10:10a   Julian Robichaux
Brand new free Lotus Notes sidebar app from SNAPPS: a character map that allows you to easily see special characters and insert them into arbitrary text fields: If you double-click a character it will be added to the text box at the bottom of the app, so you can copy-and-paste from there -- characters in the text box are persistent across restarts of the Notes client too, making it a good place to store "favorite" characters. You can also drag-and-drop characters directly into editable text [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes notes client quickr rich-text widget widgets

Custom SWT Buttons (Monday, Aug 23)
Mon, Aug 23rd 2010 9:10a   Julian Robichaux
Look, custom SWT buttons: Over the past few years, I've been using the SWT classes more and more for Java GUI and layout, mostly because of the strong SWT underpinnings of Eclipse and the Lotus Notes client. If you're going to write a sidebar app, for example, you'll pretty much be using SWT for the GUI (although you can still wrangle some Swing in there if you really want to). SWT is nice because it uses platform native controls, but that also makes it a little limiting if you want a tru [read] Keywords: lotus notes notes client eclipse integration java mac widget widgets wiki

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