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Kathy Brown
Blog Title Running Notes
Blog Description A Blog about Running and Lotus Notes and Other Stuff
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10 Lines or Less: Demo App and Slides
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 4:36p   Kathy Brown
Julian Robichaux and I presented “10 Lines or Less: Interesting Things You Can Do With Java” at IBM ConnectED this January.  As promised (if not a bit delayed), here is the sample app, and a link to the slides. ConnectED2015a.nsf
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Sparks Ideas Videos
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 9:33a   Kathy Brown
If you haven’t yet watched this year’s Sparks Ideas videos, I urge you to go check them out.  (If you haven’t watched past years, I urge you to watch those, too!) This year’s theme was “Things or People That Have Inspired You”.  And not to get all Buzzfeed about it, but “You Won’t Believe What This Woman Said Inspired Her!”.  I hope you’ll watch, and enjoy, my slightly embarrassing, but hopefully inspiring 6-minute talk on what inspi
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My Take on IBM ConnectED 2015
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 9:37a   Kathy Brown
I am surprised to be saying this, to have said it this week, but?this was my best Lotusphere ever. Before you start arguing and telling me what things you felt weren?t the best, I will say, this was *MY* best Lotusphere. Honorable mention: my first Lotusphere in 2008. I went by myself and didn?t know a soul there. I didn?t know about Planet Lotus or who any of the speakers or attendees were. It could never be the best as I barely spoke to anyone, but I saw speakers like Paul Mooney and Bill
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Press Releases and Free Consulting
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 7:01a   Kathy Brown
I’m fairly sure this is the first time my name has ever been mentioned in a press release.  I’m glad it was for a good reason.  : – )  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12411402.htm In the middle of the release is the announcement that PSC is going to give away a free week of consulting from one of our five IBM Champions. Click here to enter. PSC is proud to have five people selected as IBM ICS Champions for 2015. This is the second year in a row that PSC has the mo
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Speaking at IBM ConnectED 2015
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 11:07a   Kathy Brown
I am excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at IBM Connected 2015 with the amazing Julian Robichaux.  The session preview tool is now available here.  We will be presenting: BP107: Ten Lines Or Less: Interesting Things You Can Do In Java With Minimal Code Don’t be afraid of Java! Many IBM Notes/Domino developers, both new and seasoned have an irrational fear of learning and using Java because it seems overwhelming. We’ll help you over this stumbling block with several sho
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Article Catch Up!
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 5:12a   Kathy Brown
I’ve been a bit remiss in blogging about the articles I post over at SocialBizUg.org.  Go check out the articles section for the full list.  Here are a few of the topics I’ve posted about: IBM Verse CSS Custom Preferences Localization UI Regex Bootcards
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Review: Head First C#
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 8:12a   Kathy Brown
Head First C# OReilly Publishing By: Andrew Stellman & Jennifer Greene Content: Start Building with C# It’s all Just Code Objects: Get Oriented! Types and References C# Lab: A Day at the Races C# Lab: The Quest C# Lab Invaders I love Head First books.  I know, it’s crazy to say you love a technical book, right? But I really do. The format just works for me. They’ve done a great job of analyzing how people learn, and writing a technical book that can actually stimulate and interest
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Review: If Hemingway Wrote Javascript
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 6:57a   Kathy Brown
If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript Angus Croll No Starch Press I’m not going to lie to you and say that you’ll learn JavaScript from this book.  It is, however, incredibly entertaining.  The author takes 25 “literary luminaries” and presents 5 different JavaScript assignments as though completed by the luminaries.  Also included are four poems, such as “The Variable” ‘by’ Edgar Allen Poe. The assignments include things like writing a function to show the first n numbers in the Fi
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IBM Champion
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 8:56a   Kathy Brown
I am so pleased to say that I have once again been selected as an IBM Champion.  This is my third year being selected and I am once again included in a great group of people.  See the rest of the Champions here. From the post: These individuals are non-IBMers who evangelize IBM solutions, share their knowledge and help grow the community of professionals who are focused on social business and IBM Collaboration Solutions. IBM Champions spend a considerable amount of their own time, energy and r
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Holiday Gift Giving – Something Different
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 8:11a   Kathy Brown
In years past, I’ve posted a tech gear gift guide.  This year, I’m doing things a little differently.  I have many friends who are wonderfully creative and talented.  I decided to pool their sites together and create a gift guide out of their wonderful stuff.  Here is a short list of sites created by people I know (or at least, people that my people know).  Please feel free to add to this list.  Chances are since you read my blog, you may know some of these awesome people.  Su
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Race Report: Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 8:11p   Kathy Brown
I suppose I should do a race report.  Last weekend I ran the Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon.  But it wasn’t really about the running.  Or the race.  This time, it was about the people.  Many years ago, I got into running and I joined a running site, www.RunningAHEAD.com.  The site has several running forums and boards, and most importantly to this post, user groups.  One of the groups is for women only, the LLR.  From that online user group many many friendships have grown.  Ove
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Review: User Story Mapping – OReilly Publishing
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 8:11p   Kathy Brown
User Story Mapping By Jeff Patton O’Reilly Publishing Content: The Big Picture Plan to Build Less Plan to Learn Faster Plan to Finish on Time You Already Know How The Real Story About Stories Telling Better Stories It’s Not All on the Card The Card Is Just the Beginning Bake Stories Like Cake Rock Breaking Rock Breakers Start with Opportunities Using Discovery to Build Shared Understanding Using Discovery for Validated Learning Refine, Define, and Build Stories Are Actually Like Astero
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How Kids Are Like Computers
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 1:12p   Kathy Brown
I realized the other day, kids are just like computers. Kids and computers only do explicitly what they are told. Sometimes the instructions don’t compile, both kids and computers will do nothing at this point. Sometimes the instructions compile, but there is a bug.  Both kids and computers will follow instructions to that point and then stop. Kids and computers both have pretty worthless reasons (error messages) as to why they didn’t follow the instructions. You can search on the
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Current Direction of the IBM Domino Market
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 8:55a   Kathy Brown
You might have seen the tweets by now: Spend 30 seconds & help our community find the current direction of IBM Domino in the marketplace bit.ly/PSCXPagesSurvey #ibm #xpages PSC has put together a survey in order to get feedback from Notes and Domino users worldwide and we will be sharing the results of the survey publicly. The survey itself takes under a minute and will be open until October 3, 2014.  The more people that take the survey, the more meaningful the results will be.  Go here t
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Review: Java Cookbook
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 3:12p   Kathy Brown
Java Cookbook by Ian F. Darwin Publisher: O’Reilly Publishing Content Getting Started: Compiling, Running, and Debugging Interacting with the Environment Strings and Things Pattern Matching with Regular Expressions Numbers Dates and Times – New API Structuring Data with Java Object-Oriented Techniques Functional Programming Techniques: Functional Interfaces, Streams, Parallel Collections Input and Output Directory and Filesystem Operations Media: Graphics, Audio, Video Network Cli
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IBM Champion Nominations are Open!
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 9:31a   Kathy Brown
As tweeted earlier, https://twitter.com/IBMChampions/status/506822528997027840, nominations are now open.  Here’s a link to the nomination form, ow.ly/AZlvE .  Remember that current Champions need to be nominated every year (if you feel they are deserving, of course).  And don’t worry, you don’t have to fill out every field on the form.  If you want to nominate someone, nominate them, explain why, click Submit. � For more info on the program:  https://www.ibm.com/d
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Notes Developer Tips Articles – August Edition
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 7:17p   Kathy Brown
IBM ConnectED 2015 Many people have looked into their crystal balls and tried to guess what would become of Lotusphere, errr, IBM Connect, for 2015.  While full details are not yet out, we do have a new landing page to see.  As well as a new name, again.  Sort of. UPDATE: Registration is now open! Did You See These? Often we go about our lives, and we don’t notice when new things appear. Take for example, Content Types on a Computed Field. Did you notice when several new content types
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Review: Hands On Sencha Touch 2
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 6:12p   Kathy Brown
Hands-On Sencha Touch 2 By: Lee Boonstra O’Reilly Publishing Right off the bat, I like the comparison to Sencha Touch versus jQuery Mobile, Appcelerator Titanium, and Kendo UI Mobile.  (Although a bit biased, perhaps, as the author is employed by Sencha, but still useful).  The book targets beginner to intermediate programmers, experienced with JavaScript, JSON, CSS3, and HTML5. Contents Introduction to Sencha Touch Installation The Fundamentals The Class System The Layout System Stru
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Race Report: What?!
Sun, Aug 3rd 2014 9:15p   Kathy Brown
That’s right.  It’s a race report.  My last report was for my disappointing marathon in 2010.  My last actual race was a 10k in June…of 2011.  Over three years ago. Last week, I ran in the Yankee Homecoming 5k.  I just re-started running again recently.  Recently == June.  I knew I could finis, but I knew I wouldn’t be fast.  I had no expectations other than just running.  Not a lot to report on the race itself.  Official race time: 31:15.  I came in smack in t
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IBM Champion!
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 4:12p   Kathy Brown
So many of the IBM Champions have received their “swag” kits.  As a repeat offender, errr, Champion, I felt I had a bit of experience on my side when selecting my swag.  Last year’s jacket only came in Men’s sizes.  Figuring I’d rather have a jacket too big, than a jacket too small, I ordered an XL, which was as you can imagine EXTRA LARGE.  So this year, we had women’s sizes to choose from.  I selected TWO jackets in TWO sizes, figuring I would at least
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Video Review: Build a Strong Angular JS Foundation
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 10:18a   Kathy Brown
Build a Strong AngularJS Foundation by Lukas Ruebbelke and Matias Niemala O’Reilly Media This video series has nearly three hours of content broken into six modules. Each module is broken into smaller video chunks. Generally each video is one to three minutes long, although a few are around the ten minute mark.  Exercise files and a sample application are included for download with the videos. Module 1: Hello AngularJS Module 2: Module Module 3: Controller Module 4: View Module 5: Services
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SocialBizUg Articles – July Edition
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 10:15a   Kathy Brown
And here we are, the July edition of articles posted on SocialBizUg.org… Fixing Issues in SourceTree I’ve written a few articles on source control.  As you’ve probably guessed, I’m a big fan of source control.  In those articles, I use the Mercurial plugin within Domino Designer with a Bitbucket repository. Lately, I’ve been using Sourcetree to take care of the handling between the NSF, the on disk project, and the online repository.  No solution is 100% perfect and Sourcetree
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SocialBizUg Articles – June Edition
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 10:09a   Kathy Brown
I fell behind a bit in blogging these, so here are the articles posted to SocialBizUg.org for June … Code For Tim I lost an incredible friend and our community lost an incredible contributor. Tim Tripcony passed away May 11, 2014.  His friend and co-worker, Scott Hooks, posted the news on LinkedIn and asked that people share their memories of Tim there.Many, many people did just that. Read more… Review: Mastering XPages, 2nd Edition Question:  What are three things that have h
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My First Computer
Wed, May 28th 2014 2:12p   Kathy Brown
Ant Pruitt, over here, asked if you remember your first… computer.  Of course I do.  I have the world’s worst memory, but I remember my first computer. We had the Commodore VIC 20.  With it’s awesome tape cassette player to store programs.  We were not rich by any means.  I was too young to realize that this may have been expensive.  I don’t even remember if my mom had it for work or what.  But we had it.  And I remember spending hours at it.  Until we upgraded t
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View Article: Getting Started with XPages Localization
Fri, May 23rd 2014 8:03a   Kathy Brown
Part 1 of the article I co-wrote with Brad Balassaitis is now available on the View website. This is a deeper dive on the topic that Brad and I co-presented at IBM Connect earlier this year.  Part 2 will be coming out soon. The enterprise is global. If your organization stretches across borders or your clients are in other countries, you cannot just develop an application in your native language and expect that to be good enough. XPages allows you to enable localization and provide multiple lan
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Review: Getting Started with VMware Fusion, by Michael Roy – Packt Publishing
Thu, May 22nd 2014 9:12p   Kathy Brown
Getting Started with VMware Fusion By Michael Roy Publisher: Packt Publishing This 74-page quick-start guide to help you get up and running with VMware Fusion. Content Installing Windows 7 and upgrading to Windows 8 Keeping your old PC alive Much ado about snapshots Keeping Your VM and Your Data safe Printing from Windows Network Adapters – what’s the difference? Connecting peripherals to Windows Dedicating an external keyboard exclusively to Windows “I’m stuck, now what?” Summar
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SocialBizUg Articles – Notes Dev Tips May Edition
Thu, May 22nd 2014 7:42a   Kathy Brown
In the May edition of  Notes Dev Tips: WDTD – Dynamic View Panel In this installment of What Does This Do, I demonstrate the Dynamic View Panel, thanks to viewer Steven Podrouzek! Read more… WDTD – Importing a plugin in XPages In this installment of What Does This Do, I demonstrate how to add a plugin into an XPages application. Read more… Snip Snip That’s right, I’m talking about code snippets. Specifically, I’m talking about code snippets on OpenNTF.org. Read mo
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tim
Mon, May 12th 2014 7:46p   Kathy Brown
I remember the first time I saw him.  It was at my first Lotusphere.  Back when he had a lion’s mane of hair.  He wasn’t the presenter, but he answered a question that had been asked (because of course, he knew the answer).  Back then, I didn’t know about Planet Lotus or who anyone was in our community.  I didn’t even know there was a community.  But after he answered, I thought, “holy shit that guy is smart.  I bet he’s the one everyone asks when they get stuck.”  Because
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Review: Speaking JavaScript
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 8:12a   Kathy Brown
Book: Speaking JavaScript By: Dr Axel Rauschmayer Publisher: O’Reilly Publishing Thorough book on JavaScript from the very basic to the more advanced with lots of tips and example code along the way. Contents i. JavaScript Quick Start Basic JavaScript ii. Background Why JavaScript The Nature of JavaScript How JavaScript was Created Standardization: ECMAScript Historical JavaScript Milestones iii. JavaScript in Depth JavaScript’s Syntax Values Operators Booleans Numbers Strings Statement
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SocialBizUg Articles: Notes Dev Tips April Edition
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 8:11a   Kathy Brown
The April edition of the Notes Dev Tips Newsletter is now available. Engage! I just left Breda in the Netherlands, and Engage (formerly known as BLUG).  This was my fourth year attending this conference, and this year lived up to my expectations.  And let me assure you, my expectations were high. Read more… And Now For Something Completely Different… The Collaboration Stack Community Event was on Friday, March 21st, in London at the Soho Hotel.   The hotel itself set the st
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Bucky Ball Stud Finder
Sat, Mar 29th 2014 6:11p   Kathy Brown
So, I was going to wall mount my TV.  In order to do that, I needed to find a stud.  A wall stud, that is. Now most people would tell you that you would need a stud finder, but I didn’t have one.  And I wanted to mount the TV NOW.  Off to the Google. The Google gave such suggestions as knocking on the wall.  Supposedly one could listen to the knocking or tapping and hear the difference between hollow wall and stud.  Unless you are part dog, that aint gonna work.  The Google also sug
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The View: Twitter Bootstrap – Beyond the Basics
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 7:56a   Kathy Brown
Part 2 of my View articles on Twitter Bootstrap is now available. (Subscription required). Once you’ve started using Twitter Bootstrap with your XPages applications, you can create a grid, use some Bootstrap classes, or even use some features via JavaScript or attributes. (For an introduction to using Twitter Bootstrap, see Part 1 of this series, Twitter Bootstrap: Getting Started. What else can you do with Bootstrap? A better question may be, “What can’t you do with Bootstrap?” This ar
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Review: Mobile Design Pattern Gallery – UI Patterns for Mobile Applications – OReilly Publishing
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 4:11p   Kathy Brown
Mobile Design Pattern Gallery – UI Patterns for Mobile Applications – 2nd Edition by Theresa Neil Publisher: O’Reilly A device-agnostic look at design patterns.  This well-done book covers the gamut of design patterns and gives thoughtful explanations on what works and what does not work. Content Navigation Forms Tables Search, Sort & Filter Tools Charts Tutorials & Invitations Social Patterns Feedback & Affordance Help Anti-Patterns Mobile Design Pattern G
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Engage!
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 8:13a   Kathy Brown
I somehow managed to not post about this, but I will be speaking at Engage next week!  Previously, BLUG, Engage is one of my favorite conferences (previously user groups ) to attend.  It’s an incredibly well-run conference and always in new and interesting locations.  And there is always loads of chocolate for the speakers. I will be presenting “Improve Your Domino Designer Experience” with Julian Robichaux on Tuesday at 1:30.  (I think, the agenda is in non-US time format
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SocialBizUg Articles: Notes Dev Tips March Edition
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 8:12a   Kathy Brown
March Notes Dev Tips articles are available: Intimidating Themes I admit it, I was intimidated.  I’m not sure why, but every time I saw a session on themes, I thought, “I should go to that”, or a blog post, “I should read that”, but I didn’t for the longest time.  I had some misconceptions that intimidated me. My first misconception was that themes were hard.  They aren’t.  I’ll show you how to create a theme in just a few minutes. Read more… Testing! Testing! Testing




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