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#WinterInSpain My "digital nomad" experience
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martin jinoch    

My wife and I are not the biggest fans of winter, especially version of it that we usually have in Prague. Every year we plan our vacation to cover as much winter time as possible. Last year we spent 7 weeks in Nicaragua and at the end of our stay we felt we hit the limit of how long we can/want be abroad and NOT doing anything else than travelling. Therefore we've decided to try another approach.

Digital nomad, you say?
This winter "adventure" started in the middle of December, when we flew to Málaga and moved to small village on Costa del Sol. Plan was to work remotely, change place every approx. 14 days, enjoy the sun, fresh seafood and wine.
There were however some drawbacks:

  • not all flats on AirBnb come with laptop friendly workplace
  • even if they do: working full time using just the notebook (no external monitors, no external ergonomic keyboard) sucks
  • 4 years old decision to buy 12.5" notebook (ThinkPad x220) did not help much. I quote my former naive self: "I will never work on ntb full time and this little one is so easy to carry around"

On the plus side: I had validated my theory, that almost everything I do for my clients can be done remotely. Now I just need to convince them, that they did not miss my physical presence at all, that using Slack, appear.in (or Skype if you're old school) is perfectly sufficient "replacement" of meeting in person.

Working in different and sometimes not ideal environments did not decrease my productivity much. And it was outweighed by faster work-to-relax switching. In a new place it took me just a minute to completely forget about work. When I'm home and for example going for a run, I sometimes still think very hard about the problem I'm working on. This was different here, very clear division between working and not working 'state'.

But after almost 80 days I can't imagine doing this much longer. I do miss home, although we're probably still going to have snow and cold weather there. I'm looking forward to being back at my desk, with two monitors, two mice, perfectly ergonomic chair, keyboard of size more suited for my fingers, audio system, etc.

And in just two weeks after our return home - off to Eindhoven for Engage, a conference I wouldn't miss for the world!!



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SmartNSF Beta 4 released
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 8:44a   Martin Jinoch
Go get the fresh release of SmartNSF to OpenNTF.org, give it a go a let us know what you think! Changelog is available in the wiki as is the documentation. Happy RESTing!
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SmartNSF webinar recording available
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 7:02a   Martin Jinoch
Did you miss webinar about SmartNSF on June 13? No problem! Go ahead and learn about the cool new features coming in next release! Recording is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN-DFWvjWx4.
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I have bad case of FOMO this week
Wed, May 31st 2017 8:37a   Martin Jinoch
This week hosts two events I would love to attend: DNUG 44 in Berlin and Social Connections 11 in Chicago. Being part of the team organizing an event and then not be able to go to the event sucks. Big time. With the rest of the team already in Chicago (and asleep now) or en route there, our usual chat channels are quiet this morning. That feels strange. I keep checking my internet connection if it is working. Seems to be ok. At DNUG IBM has just announced acquisition of XCC! Congratulations to
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Very unexpected (and weird) question
Tue, May 30th 2017 4:10p   Martin Jinoch
"Are you available for XPages training for beginners?" was the question asked recently. I am not making this up. I really am not. My first reaction (after several seconds - or perhaps minutes - of total suprise) was: "Whaaat? Why would anybody for crying out loud now START to learn XPages?" Then we talked a bit about dates and after realizing I can only do it in September I was sure they won't want me to do it anymore. To my even bigger surprise they came back. And it got even better today:
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Speaking at Engage 2017 about SmartNSF
Thu, May 4th 2017 1:02p   Martin Jinoch
I think I can call it a tradition now, as I every year since 2011 travel to Belgium (or Netherlands) to attend and sometimes even to speak at Engage (formerly BLUG) user group event. This year the latter applies. Christian Guedemann and I will be presenting SmartNSF (https://wiki.openntf.org/display/XRAPI/SmartNSF) and its role in application modernization "movement". The session is scheduled for Monday, May 8 from 11:45 to 12:30 in room D. Gorilla. Looking forward to meeting yellowverse peop
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What to expect in upcoming SmartNSF Beta 3 release?
Mon, Mar 20th 2017 11:35a   Martin Jinoch
Changes We've decided to rename strategies to make the names shorter, yet still descriptive enough. We've basically removed all SELECT_ and ALL_ parts of the names. For example SELECT_ALL_DOCUMENTS_FROM_VIEW is from now on DOCUMENTS_FROM_VIEW. Extending the life of your keyboard is just a positive side effect of this change. Bug fixes Date format of returned DATETIME items was broken, so we fixed it. Bigly! ARRAY_OF_DOUBLE data type was returning array of nulls instead of array of actual doubl
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What to expect in upcoming SmartNSF Beta 3 release?
Mon, Mar 20th 2017 10:35a   Martin Jinoch
EDIT: Beta 3 has been released: https://openntf.org/main.nsf/project.xsp?r=project/SmartNSF/releases/CCB... Changes We've decided to rename strategies to make the names shorter, yet still descriptive enough. We've basically removed all SELECT_ and ALL_ parts of the names. For example SELECT_ALL_DOCUMENTS_FROM_VIEW is from now on DOCUMENTS_FROM_VIEW. Extending the life of your keyboard is just a positive side effect of this change. Bug fixes Date format of returned DATETIME items was broken, so
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Re: Domino REST performance analysis
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 7:18a   Martin Jinoch
Csaba Kiss has published blogpost http://xpagexplorer.org/domino-rest-performance-analysis/ about his findings regarding performance of various REST technologies available on Domino now. Just a couple of remarks: use case for reading 10000 documents at once is probably very far from most real world scenarios some may argue ReadViewEntries method is not REST service per se. And it is a core function deep in the HTTP server, probably developed in C. That's something we can't beat I guess SmartN
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Re: Domino REST performance analysis
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 7:18a   Martin Jinoch
Csaba Kiss has published blogpost http://xpagexplorer.org/domino-rest-performance-analysis/ about his findings regarding performance of various REST technologies available on Domino now. Just a couple of remarks: use case for reading 10000 documents at once is probably very far from most real world scenarios some may argue ReadViewEntries method is not REST service per se. And it is a core function deep in the HTTP server, probably developed in C. That's something we can't beat I guess SmartN
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SmartNSF Beta 2 released
Tue, Mar 7th 2017 9:50a   Martin Jinoch
You may have noticed that there is new project available on OpenNTF.org site. It is called SmartNSF (https://openntf.org/main.nsf/project.xsp?r=project/SmartNSF/summary) and it aims to help developers build REST services on top of the Domino databases. Unlike other approaches I am aware of, this project adds Designer integration and smart definition of routes, data retrieval strategies and returned values in one place. And this definition is made using Groovy syntax. How cool is that?:-) You can




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