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Tim Tripcony
Mon, May 12th 2014 466
A Reader Writes: How can I pull multiple email accounts into Notes?
Mon, Sep 20th 2010 201
iNotes Encryption Puzzler: How to Permanently Decrypt All Messages?
Mon, Mar 8th 2010 182
Oct. 24th DCLUG: Ytria and Teamstudio Admin/Dev Toolfest Doubleheader
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 151
DCLUG Reboot - Join Us April 18th for Lunch (and Apps!)
Mon, Apr 9th 2012 148
Thank You to Eric Mack and Our IBM Hosts for a Great DC Lotus Professional Meetup
Sun, Nov 21st 2010 136
DC Lotus Professionals Meetup Featuring GTD Guru Eric Mack - Nov 17th
Wed, Nov 10th 2010 133
Simple Idea to make Grouped Tabs in Notes Client Really Shine
Thu, Nov 18th 2010 129
PlanetLotus Hack and the Danger of Private Clouds - Lessons from Ground Level
Tue, Nov 9th 2010 127
Mark Roden to Headline DCLUG Meeting March 20th, 2013
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Kevin Pettitt
 
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Tim Tripcony
Mon, May 12th 2014 1:17p   Kevin S Pettitt
The Lotus Community lost a treasured member with the sudden passing of our friend Tim Tripcony. I don't know what else to do but help remember him and found this clip buried in my archives. This was from the Design Partner party at Lotusphere 2009. Tim you will be missed... [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere community
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Oct. 24th DCLUG: Ytria and Teamstudio Admin/Dev Toolfest Doubleheader
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 12:09p   Kevin S Pettitt
Please join the DC Lotus User Group October 24th to welcome both Ytria and Teamstudio to Washington (well, Tysons Corner actually). Well known for their sanity preserving admin and developer tools prized by productive and heroic Lotus professionals for many years, both vendors will be in town for our first ever *morning* DCLUG event. In addition to showing off their latest wares in back to back sessions, they will stick around for a lunchtime "Stump the LUG" session where we invite you to shar [read] Keywords: admin lotus notes
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Mark Roden to Headline DCLUG Meeting March 20th, 2013
Tue, Mar 12th 2013 3:21p   Kevin S Pettitt
I can't think of a better reason to break blog silence than to announce the opening of a new chapter for DCLUG. In case you've been living under a rock for the last year (or like in my case had a new baby), you might have missed the many great articles that our adopted son Mark has been writing over on his Xomino.com blog. Well, Mark is also fresh off his debut at Lotusphere, er, IBMConnect this past January, where he covered the topic of JQuery in XPages, and he is going to bring some of that [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere xpages
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DCLUG Reboot - Join Us April 18th for Lunch (and Apps!)
Mon, Apr 9th 2012 12:29p   Kevin S Pettitt
If you are in or near Washington DC next Wednesday (April 18th) around lunchtime, the DC Lotus User Group (aka DC Lotus Professionals) is teaming up with LotusUserGroup.org to host what amounts to a "lunch 'n' learn" session you might want to check out. I will actually be the featured speaker and will be putting my own spin on a session originally put together by Bruce Elgort and Niklas Heidloff at Lotusphere this past January called "Apps, Apps, and More Apps: Meet the Very Best Open Sourc [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotususergroup.org openntf
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Is There Really a Shortage of Lotus Notes Developers? Take the Census!
Wed, Jun 1st 2011 8:16a   Kevin S Pettitt
Interesting year we're having, eh? Perhaps a bit more than the usual amount of consternation over the future of, well, everything Yellow. Amidst all the hubbub I thought I'd break blog silence to address one specific issue that it seems has been at least a contributing factor in IT decisions to move away from Notes as an application platform. I also set up a census/survey related to this question, but more on that below... I was inspired to write this post after Lotus Developer and XPage Gu [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes xpages application development email sharepoint sql
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Thank You to Eric Mack and Our IBM Hosts for a Great DC Lotus Professional Meetup
Sun, Nov 21st 2010 11:10p   Kevin S Pettitt
As a follow up to last week's terrific DC Lotus Professionals meetup, I want to extend a few well deserved Thank Yous. The first goes out to our featured guest Eric Mack of GTD/eProductivity fame for imparting his invaluable insights and practical tips on increasing our personal productivity. The group was enjoying Eric's presentation and the accompanying conversation so much that we blew right through our 5PM end time because no one in the room felt like stopping. That should tell you somethi [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes blogging database office




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Simple Idea to make Grouped Tabs in Notes Client Really Shine
Thu, Nov 18th 2010 4:17a   Kevin S Pettitt
If you like the way the Windows 7 task bar works then you'll really like this idea to put some polish on a cool but not quite perfect feature of the Notes client. I'm talking about the option to group multiple windows from the same application under a single tab, as discussed recently by Bob Balfe in this blog post. Here's what you get now... ...but if you want to make it better, go vote and add comments if you have additional thoughts: script type="text/javascript"> [read] Keywords: lotus notes notes client application ideajam ideajam.net javascript
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DC Lotus Professionals Meetup Featuring GTD Guru Eric Mack - Nov 17th
Wed, Nov 10th 2010 7:36a   Kevin S Pettitt
Announcing a new Meetup for DC Lotus Professionals (aka DCLUG)! What: GTD Expert Eric Mack on Getting Things Done with Lotus Software When: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:00 PM Where: IBM Office 600 14th Street NW Room 356 Washington, DC 20005 Map NOTE: You must RSVP by Monday morning, Nov 15th, because of IBM's building security requirements. Sorry for the short notice but our IBM hosts just relocated their offices. ------------------------------------------------------------ [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes application google office security
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PlanetLotus Hack and the Danger of Private Clouds - Lessons from Ground Level
Tue, Nov 9th 2010 8:12a   Kevin S Pettitt
The narrowly averted collapse of PlanetLotus this past weekend helped crystalize my thinking on the whole issue of cloud computing, or rather the risks therein... First of all, Yancy, thank you. Secondly, thank you again. Thirdly, this strikes me as yet another example of the dangers of relying on the "cloud". Specifically, privately run clouds. Private entities have various motives for maintaining some service (online or otherwise), be it profit or altruism or simple enjoyment. The dan [read] Keywords: community facebook planetlotus server
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DCLUG Reminder - RSVP Yes (or No) on Meetup.com TODAY for Thursday Meeting
Tue, Sep 21st 2010 10:05a   Kevin S Pettitt
Whether or not you can attend this week's DCLUG meeting, I strongly encourage you to RSVP anyway and join the DC Lotus Professionals Meetup group so you can easily stay informed about future local Lotus events. If you plan to attend, a reminder that you must RSVP by 3pm today so your name is "on the list" at IBM's security desk. Otherwise they won't let you in, and I will be sad. I'll have more to say about Meetup.com in a future post, but in short it is probably the most useful site w [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes community security
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A Reader Writes: How can I pull multiple email accounts into Notes?
Mon, Sep 20th 2010 9:54a   Kevin S Pettitt
From the mailbag: Dear Kevin, New Lotus Notes user here...I thought that maybe you saw my problem first or have some suggestion. I would like to have several email databases, one account each, checking email. After understanding that Lotus Notes is not "an email client" in the sense of Outlook as everyone around me seemed to think, I joined the GTD-Eproductivity wave, and since I am very chaotic (which explains my stress, which explains in turn the GTD thing for me) I would like to ch [read] Keywords: lotus notes email ideajam ideajam.net openntf outlook vista widget
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We're Back Baby! DCLUG Gets LinkedIn and Will Meet Sept 23rd
Fri, Sep 17th 2010 12:55p   Kevin S Pettitt
The Washington DC Lotus User Group (aka DCLUG, aka DCNUG) is back from its long hiatus with two big announcements this week. First off we have gone social by establishing the new DC Lotus Professionals LinkedIn Group. We encourage any Lotus professional in the region to join the group and encourage your friends (especially those not as tuned into the blogs and PlanetLotus as you obviously are) to do the same. And when I say "region" I include our friends in all of Maryland, Virginia, We [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus notes notes client quickr sametime traveler blogger email linkedin planetlotus security
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Lotus Notes/Domino Developers Wanted - Get Sponsored for Top Secret Clearance (U.S. Citizens Only)
Tue, Mar 23rd 2010 9:16a   Kevin S Pettitt
UPDATED: I should have gotten clarification on this initially, but these positions are all in the Washington DC Metro area... If you can answer YES to ALL of these questions, get in touch and I'll connect you to a recruiter looking to sponsor qualified individuals for Lotus Notes Developer jobs requiring high-level U.S. Government security clearance. Q: Are you a Lotus Notes/Domino Developer? Q: Are you a U.S. Citizen? Q: [NEW] Do you live in the Washington DC Metro area? Q: Are [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes application security
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Tab Mix Plus Compatibility with Firefox 3.6
Thu, Mar 18th 2010 11:45a   Kevin S Pettitt
As long time readers may recall, I LOVE the Tab Mix Plus (aka TMP) extension for Firefox. Not only does it enhance the configurability and features surrounding Firefox tab functions, but it also offers better session management and now, apparently, also allows you to add additional useful toolbar buttons (e.g. Print). I have therefore become very sensitive to installing major Firefox upgrades right away, because I don't want to lose any Tab Mix Plus settings because of incompatibility issues. [read] Keywords: firefox
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Domino Designer 8.5 Tip: Where Working Sets Are Stored
Wed, Mar 10th 2010 4:04p   Kevin S Pettitt
Since I just had to go through the frustration of "losing" all my DDE working set information (after deleting the entire NotesDataWorkspace folder to test a Notes client "fix"), I thought I'd share what I had to do to restore it all from the backup I took (see, I'm not as think as you dumb I am). Disclaimer: Your mileage may vary. I have only tried this on an 8.5.1 Notes client running Win XP and make no guarantee that it will work for you, nor will I provide any support if you break so [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm lotus notes notes client notesdomino eclipse workspace
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iNotes Encryption Puzzler: How to Permanently Decrypt All Messages?
Mon, Mar 8th 2010 6:05a   Kevin S Pettitt
iNotes (aka Domino Web Access/DWA) has for a while provided us the ability to read and write encrypted email by attaching the user's Notes ID to a profile document named (what else?) $shimmerid. Any time the user opens an encrypted message in iNotes they are prompted for their Notes ID password. Well, not necessarily their "current" password but the password of the ID when it was imported into their mail file way back when. Anyway, it's a process that is a little kludgey, but works well enou [read] Keywords: admin agent domino dwa id vault inotes lotusscript notes notes client email password profile server




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