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Looking for a HP calculator? Look no further!
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IBM Connect 2017 – It’s that time of the year!
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 135
New life for “old” technology
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 24
IBM Champion nominations are now open
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Code snippet – jQuery
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IBM extending support of Notes & Domino
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IBM Notes, Domino and the future
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Save the date – IBM Connect 2017 announced!
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 19
How to get the upcoming Font Awesome Pro 5.0 for $20
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Good vs bad customer service
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MWLUG in Austin – I will be presenting again
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Karl-Henry Martinsson
Blog Title TexasSwede
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IBM Connect 2017 – It’s that time of the year!
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 3:38p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
Registration for IBM Connect 2017 is open. The conference, in the past known and beloved as Lotusphere, has changed some. It takes place a month later than normaland has moved from Orlando where it did take place for the last 20+ years. The new location is the Moscone Center in San Francisco and the dates are […]
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How to get the upcoming Font Awesome Pro 5.0 for $20
Sun, Oct 30th 2016 3:28p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
I love using the free icon set Font Awesome in my web applications, and I know I am not alone. A new major version is in the works, and the creators are using Kickstarter to help fund it. Font Awesome version 5 will still be free, but as an early backer you get the Pro […]
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Looking for a HP calculator? Look no further!
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 10:40p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
It is probably well-known that I am a little bit of an enthusiast when it comes to HP calculators. I have written about this in the past here on my blog. The other day I received a packet from Switzerland. Inside I found two calculators from SwissMicros. This is a company who created and sell clones of the famous […]
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IBM Champion nominations are now open
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 6:54p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
IBM has opened the nominations for IBM Champions for 2017. This is how they describe the program: The IBM Champion program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community and rewards these contributors by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. An IBM Champion is an IT professional, business leader, developer, or educator […]
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New life for “old” technology
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 9:00a   Karl-Henry Martinsson
A few weeks ago I visited the town of Antigua in Guatemala for 5 days. My wife used to live in Guatemala, working for a non-profit organization back in the late 1990’s, and she wanted to show me how beautiful the country is. Of course my wife was absolutely right. The town was colorful and relaxing, people […]
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IBM Notes, Domino and the future
Sun, Sep 18th 2016 9:48p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
As some may already know I was recently laid off after 14 years as a Notes and Domino developer at my workplace. I suspected for a while that some staff reduction would be coming soon, but I was a bit surprised that I was included since I am the only Notes developer in the company. I […]
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IBM extending support of Notes & Domino
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 11:57p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
IBM today announced that support for IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.1 have been extended until September 30, 2021, five years from now. Like many others I would have liked to see IBM use the wording “at least until 2021”, but I am sure IBM’s lawyers have something to do with this. It is important to […]
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My MWLUG presentation
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 1:39p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
I have been very busy ever since the MWLUG conference in Austin, but now you can finally view my presentation and download the sample code. Enjoy!   I will post the code for my Phonegap Demo next week. Reminder: you need to sign the database (or at least all the agents) with an ID who has the […]
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MWLUG Schedule Announced
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 1:25p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
The session schedule for the upcoming MWLUG conference in Austin has been published. My session, AD114 – Think Outside the Box – Part 2, will be on Wednesday at 4.30pm. I am currently putting the finishing touches on the presentation and the demo database. I hope to see you in less than 2 weeks!
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Are you in Texas? Do you work with ICS products? Then you should read this!
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 10:09p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
If you are located in Texas and work with the IBM Collaboration Software products (Notes, Domino, Sametime, Connections and BlueMix) either on-premises or in the cloud, you now have a unique opportunity on August 17-19. MWLUG is coming to Austin. The conference is only $75 to attend, for 2 1/2 days of session and networking. […]
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How fascinating! On to new ventures!
Sat, Jul 16th 2016 6:59p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
This last Tuesday was my last day as Sr Application Developer at Deep South, my workplace for the last 14 years. My position was eliminated. I want to thank my manager John St Andria for the opportunity to work with him all these years. I had a great time, and I think we worked really well together. This […]
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Updated MailNotification class – Now with HTML email support and web links
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 4:31p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
I have updated my MailNotification class with some additional functionality I needed at work. Since our mail system now is Outlook/Exchange, and therefore the Notes doc links don’t work anymore, I am in the process of converting all my email notifications into HTML email. The doc links are now made into HTML links, pointing to a […]
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MWLUG in Austin – I will be presenting again
Mon, Jun 27th 2016 12:28p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
I have been selected to present at MWLUG in Austin on August 17-19. My presentation will be kind of part two of my presentation last year in Atlanta. It will focus less on the basics and go more into the fun and more advanced stuff. Kind of an extended version of my Connect 2016 presentation. The […]
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Review – Ytria consoleEZ
Wed, May 25th 2016 2:39p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
Recently I wrote about the great customer service I received from Ytria, and that made me realize that I haven’t been writing about one of their newer tools yet. The tool is consoleEZ, and it has actually been out for over a year. A new version was recently released. As the name indicates, it is […]
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MWLUG – Abstract submission deadline approaching
Wed, May 25th 2016 10:25a   Karl-Henry Martinsson
The deadline for session abstract submissions to MWLUG is this Friday,  May 27. You have until 5pm that day to submit any session you like to present at the conference, which takes place in Austin August 17-19. Even if you don’t plan to present, you can of course register for the conference. There is a limited number of […]
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Good vs bad customer service
Fri, May 6th 2016 10:43a   Karl-Henry Martinsson
Today I experienced some very good customer service, and that made me think about how important that is when it comes to how a company is seen by customers (current and prospective). What happened was that I downloaded the latest version of Ytria‘s developer tools (scanEZ, toolBarEZ, viewEZ, designPropEZ and signEZ). I been using those […]
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Registration for MWLUG is open!
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 9:59a   Karl-Henry Martinsson
MWLUG ( Mid-West Lotus User Group) is a user group event that thakes place in different cities every year. They started in the Mid-west, hence the name, but in 2016 the conference will take place in Austin, TX on August 17-19. Registration is now open, and the fee for this 3-day conference is only $75. Yes, […]
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Save the date – IBM Connect 2017 announced!
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 7:36a   Karl-Henry Martinsson
Earlier today Inhi Cho Suh, the General Manager of ICS (IBM Collaborative Services), was speaking at the user conference Engage in the Netherlands. There she announced the dates and new location of IBM Connect, the conference previously called Lotusphere and until this year taking place in Orlando, FL. The dates are February 19 to 22 and the location […]
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Star Wars – 40 years ago today
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 1:16p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
Today (March 22) it is exactly 40 years since prinicipal photography started on Star Wars (later known as Episode IV – A New Hope) in Tunisia. When it was released in Sweden at Christmas 1977 it was released with the age restriction 11 years and older (unless accompanied by a parent, then it was from 7 years […]
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IBM gave me another badge
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 5:56p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
This is actually pretty cool. The badge is using Mozilla OpenBadges technology to let people display verifiable acheivements. A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you’ve earned. Open Badges take that concept one step further, and allows you to verify your skills, interests and achievements through credible organizations. And because the system […]
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Some upcoming conferences
Mon, Mar 14th 2016 7:00p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
IBM Connect is not the only conference that you should attend if you are interested in the IBM collaboration/social platforms, there are many other spread out over different continents, and many of them are even free. You just pay your travel and hotel. Next one up is Engage (formerly BLUG) arranged by Theo Heselmans and […]
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IBM Connect 2016 – My impressions
Wed, Feb 17th 2016 2:27p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
When I attended IBM Connect 2015, I thought it would be the last time I got to attend the conference that for most of it’s running was called Lotusphere. I attended Lotusphere 1997 in Nice but from January 1998 I attended the conference at Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan in Orlando every single year. After the 2015 […]
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My Connect 2016 presentation & demo database
Wed, Feb 17th 2016 11:53a   Karl-Henry Martinsson
As I promised, I would post my IBM Connect 2016 presentation here on my blog. Presentation: {link} Demo database (ZIP): {link} Enjoy!
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IBM Connect 2016 – Receptions and parties
Thu, Jan 28th 2016 12:00p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
Henning Schmidt have a great overview of the many social events going on at IBM Connect 2016, starting this Saturday with BALD (Bloggers Annual Lotusphere Dinner) at 3pm. If you are going to the conference, read the list here: http://www.schmhen.de/2016/01/26/ibm-connect-2016-reception-and-party-overview/. Hope to see you in Orlando, it is now only 24 hours until I head […]
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IBM Connect 2016 – Travel Tips
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 12:43p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
Many of you going to IBM Connect 2016 in Orlando in a just two weeks are coming from other countries. There are a few things you may want to be aware of. First of all, if you need a visa to enter the US you have hopefully already arranged that. If you are covered by the Visa Waiver […]
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Connect 2016 Special Event
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 2:02p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
The traditional Lotusphere/Connect Special Event (a.k.a. Wednesday Party or Party in the Park) is back, after last years on-premises “party” which scored even lower than the infamous 2001 event at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. The event is back at the 2011 location, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmead. Since then Universal have […]
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My session at IBM Connect 2016
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 11:10a   Karl-Henry Martinsson
As I mentioned before, I will be presenting at IBM Connect 2016. My session will be on January 2 at 5.00 pm and the location is the Solution EXPO Theater. Last night I finished the slides for my session. The sample database with code is also done, but I plan to add some bonus stuff in it. How much I will […]
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Free Code – Clean groups in Domino Directory
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 3:26p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
The other day I had to clean up the groups in our Domino Directory. Many groups still contained names of terminated users, they had not been cleaned/maintained properly. We also removed some groups over time, but some of them were still listed as members of other groups. So I wrote a small Lotuscript agent to perform this […]
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Connect 2016 – People, not technology
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 11:38p   Karl-Henry Martinsson
For the 20th time I am heading to the conference previously known as Lotusphere. IBM has renamed it Connect, but to me it still is the same conference. The focus may have changed from Notes and Domino to Connections, Cloud and Mobile, but the people is largely the same: a mix of developers, administrators and […]




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