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At Last
Sun, Mar 13th 2016 21
The Dog Ate My Translation Homework and other stories from the ITA Conference
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Hope She Takes the Bat
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 16
2016 IBM Champions for ICS
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12
I Love Admins that want to learn here is my SUTOL Session
Wed, Nov 11th 2015 9
My Session at Social Connections 9
Fri, Nov 6th 2015 14
Did You Get the New Google Logo T-Shirt?
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 15
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At Last
Sun, Mar 13th 2016 21
Amazon AWS Summit in Tel Aviv in Review
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 18
The Dog Ate My Translation Homework and other stories from the ITA Conference
Thu, Feb 18th 2016 18
Hope She Takes the Bat
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 16
Did You Get the New Google Logo T-Shirt?
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 15
Have we shared ourselves into Silos?
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 14
Breaking Out of The Bubble
Fri, May 15th 2015 14
A Rabbi Walks into a Social Media Stream
Tue, May 26th 2015 14
יבמ "Verse" עכשו בעברית
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 14
My Session at Social Connections 9
Fri, Nov 6th 2015 14


Keith Brooks
Blog Title Lotus Evangelist
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At Last
Sun, Mar 13th 2016 11:30p   Keith Brooks
‘Cause after a while and a thousand miles, it all becomes the same... - Bill JoelOnce upon a time in his song The Entertainer about life on the road as a musician. This is my 1,000th blog post under the LotusEvangelist brand/title/moniker/aura. I had planned to write this one December 31st or when the latest IBM Champion announcement came out, but I was a few blog posts short. The early days, 2007 or so, I was blogging quite frequently but over the years that slowed down considerably. Last yea
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The Dog Ate My Translation Homework and other stories from the ITA Conference
Thu, Feb 18th 2016 8:45a   Keith Brooks
Yesterday I had the pleasure of addressing the ITA, Israel Translator Association, in Jerusalem at their 2016 conference. It was my first formal speaking engagement in Israel since we moved here. I had only submitted one abstract, but after reading my background was asked by the powers that be to do a second session about disaster recovery and planning for it. Given where we are right now, it seemed appropriate although I felt it was something everyone already knew. Little did I know. My openi
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Hope She Takes the Bat
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 10:00a   Keith Brooks
Caveat to any non-Lotus readers, sorry but sometimes my world of Lotus/IBM needs dedicated posts. Those in the know, of course, get the title of this post reference, and by now should all know that one of the greatest people from the support side of IBM is shutting down her laptop for the last time with her IBM login. You can read her last blog post on it, here. Go ahead, this can wait the few minuets. She finished her documentation, closed all her tickets, completed all her training of Wats
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2016 IBM Champions for ICS
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 9:05a   Keith Brooks
For the 4th year in a row I have been named an IBM Champion. It was extremely unexpected and I thoroughly believed my 1,000th blog post would be a farewell post. For the record this is post #997 of this blog. It seems the judges have other ideas and intended to keep me going for another year. This is not something you win by being voted on by your friends or ballot stuffing on Facebook, it is a process in which, I hear, over 25 IBMers have votes. 300,000+ people in company and 25 or so vote on
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I Love Admins that want to learn here is my SUTOL Session
Wed, Nov 11th 2015 11:29a   Keith Brooks
Having a great time in Prague, last time I was here was either the I AM tour or an LCTY in 2000/2001. Martin and the SUTOL team did a great job with the event. It was really nice to get to see people I either never met in person or have not seen in a long time. And some of us had been at #soccnx 9 last week in Stuttgart. It was great to speak to and meet so many admins that really know what they are doing and what to learn and know more. These Admins make it easier to present topics from new v
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My Session at Social Connections 9
Fri, Nov 6th 2015 5:45a   Keith Brooks
My Spotlight talk hopefully was well received. The slides really tell you nothing about the session, you would need my speech written out. The gist of it all was around what it is like to set aside everything, your phone or email your office, your work for 1 day a week. In the end, this was not the text I used, but what I built to start from. Hello Everyone,My name is Keith Brooks, some of you may know me from my blog, others may know me from Twitter, Facebook or previous Social Connections o
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Did You Get the New Google Logo T-Shirt?
Mon, Oct 26th 2015 8:20a   Keith Brooks
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Casual Connect conference here in Tel Aviv. For those that don't know, Casual Connect is in the words of the website: Casual Connect Tel Aviv is about matching the creativity of the games industry with new media innovation and investment to find the next big thing for the games industry. Tel Aviv is a fun and beautiful city filled with history, culture and representing the forefront of the burgeoning games industry.I had volunteered to record the se
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Who's Meeting me in Prague at Sutol 2015?
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 4:05a   Keith Brooks
The nice people in charge of SUTOL 2015 in Prague on November 11 have granted me a session at their technical conference. Thank you Martin Jinoch and team for letting this IBM Champion visit and meet everyone! Luckily for me this year they are not making us present in Polish and have opened the event up to English speakers. With an expected 200 people coming that are Admins or Developers, they expect a nice size audience for the sessions. My topic, one which I have spoken about at The View A
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SnTT - Where'd Our Address Book Go?
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 9:00a   Keith Brooks
If you are a Domino Administrator you know the answer to this question: Can your Domino server start without the names.nsf file being found? Of course not. Yet, clients always try to prove you wrong. A support ticket came in and it said the address book had gone AWOL. When i logged in to the network and check on the server, it was up and running. Scratching my head, I spoke to the customer and they ended up sending me a screenshot showing quite clearly how in the Admin client, the names.nsf w
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Social Connections 9 in Stuttgart w/Me
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 4:13a   Keith Brooks
They say 3rd time is the charm, I will once again be speaking at the Social Connections event scheduled for November 5-6 in Stuttgart, Germany. However, this time I have been blessed to not do a competitive pitch, nor an accountability one, but a Spotlight session you can read more about here on Friday November 6th. I look forward to seeing many friends and many more customers at the event. I will be wrestling with and explaining the at times conflicting aspects of technology evangelism, life
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יבמ "Verse" עכשו בעברית
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 9:21a   Keith Brooks
מי חושב שחברת יבמ רוצים לקחו אתנו לדואר אלקטרוני חדש.זה לא כל כך הדואר של האמא ואבא. יבם רוצים שאתם מוצאים דרך חדשה לעבודה. אם אתה מעוניין ב"יבמ וורס" אנא צור קשר איתי ואני אשמח לדבר על זה איתך עוד. ב"יבמ וורס" לומד עליך יותר אתה משתמש בו.האנשים שאתה עובד איתם, כולם יכול להיות
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Email, and Email Services, are not a Commodity
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:00p   Keith Brooks
Do you think Email is a commodity, but SMTP service is not? If you think it is, have you planned for what happens when your primary mail service, including SMTP goes down? I doubt it, because most people do not even realize how email is broken down into parts that only a small bit are the responsibility of your own IT team. When you have in house email, everything, except the ISP providing your bandwidth, is your own world. You break it, you fix it. You do, or do not, plan for business interru
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3 years down, 4.5 to go
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 9:46a   Keith Brooks
If you have been around long enough to follow this thread, then you know this is about the Daf Yomi which I am just about at the half way point. The 7 and a half year cycle to read and learn through all of the Babylonian Talmud. My posts from the 1st year anniversary and 2nd year anniversary in case you want to know more about it all. What have we learned this year? Currently we are in the midst of Nedarim or loosely translated as vows and not just simple things but serious "I will not do t
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Quickr FixPack 47 Came Out
Tue, Jul 7th 2015 1:44a   Keith Brooks
Look at that, a new fix pack. #47, we long ago passed the #42 and are heading to the magic #50 but first things first. IBM would like you to know the following: 2015/06/15 - Quickr for Domino Migration 8.5.1 to IBM Connections Content Manager 5.0 CR1Please find the updated instructions for migration on the IBM Connections Wiki in the Best Practices section:http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Migrating_Quickr_Domino_to_Connections_CCM You of course would like to know where to get this,
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Amazon AWS Summit in Tel Aviv in Review
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 8:02a   Keith Brooks
I attended the Amazon AWS Summit event in Tel Aviv the other day and it was a very impressive roadshow event. How many roadshow events gather over 2,000 people to them in your country? This being a startup capital not surprising to see so many people in attendance. There was a 2 hour keynote given by Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO and the local Israel Territory Manager Harel Ifhar. Werner has been here a few times, this is not your typical CTO, hard not to like a guy that wears a suit with a Ra
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Startups Against Blogging
Fri, Jun 12th 2015 3:35a   Keith Brooks
Maybe they are, maybe they aren't. The better ones, pack their blogs early for that flight into the stratosphere. Hubspot as an example, plans for a methodical path and even break out their blogging into 4 or more parts! Groupon started out as a blog and became the app/platform that is now common. Blogs can be powerful, but they can also be an albatross. The power lies in the long term view of indexed information about your company or business. The more you put into the SEO and links and u
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Peek a Boo with O365 and Bits
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 8:40a   Keith Brooks
Collaboration means different things to different people. Business collaboration is about sharing of information, ideas, details, actions, and presuming everyone does the same in return so you truly reach that 1+1=3 world. I am spending sometime on a side project with a company that is leveraging O365. On the outside looking in, it seems to be just what one wants for work. Online shared space for files, email, IM, ESN, team/group space, Office tools, and much more all wrapped up in one price a




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