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Michelle O'Rorke
 
Blog Title Michelle's Universe
Blog Description This is a personal blog about the important things in my life, from work as a Lotus Notes & Domino Deverloper to family and anything odd that grabs my interest.
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Implementing the jQuery DataTables plugin in a 'classic' Domino Web application.
Thu, Jun 21st 2012 7:08a   Michelle O'Rorke
Well, it's been a really long time since I posted anything here. I started a new job last year, which has involved working on traditional Notes and Domino web databases in a large company with a very old infrastructure - Note 6.5 and 7 clients, Domino 6.5 through to 8.0.1. So no recent xPages for me. But I have been doing a lot of work with jQuery, because the company's default browser is *still* IE6, and jQuery eases the pain. We recently started implementing the jQuery DataTables plugin fo [read] Keywords: agent domino lotusscript notes rich text xpages ajax application blogger javascript properties server
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Domino Designer: Open tabs side by side
Thu, Jul 21st 2011 6:25p   Michelle O'Rorke
Maybe I'm just really slow, but after using DDE for over two years, I only just discovered that you can place design elements (or design views for that matter) side-by side. Very useful on a wide-screen monitor. Just drag any open tab to the right-margin of DDE. And here you go - the windows side-by side. [read] Keywords: domino blogger
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xPages Extension Library for beginners - Part 3: Customising the Application Layout Control
Mon, Mar 21st 2011 5:32a   Michelle O'Rorke
Firstly, sorry for the delay in getting my next post published - things have been very busy at work and with the family. Customising the colour scheme The appearance of the application layout control, both in terms of colours and placement, is all done through CSS. I would recommend sticking with the overall layout then tweaking it. Start small - just change some colours to match your corporate palette, and maybe tweak the column widths or fonts as required. Firstly, create a style sheet in N [read] Keywords: domino lotusscript notes xpages application blogger css database firefox properties
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xPages Extension Library for beginners - Part 2: Using the Application Layout Control
Sat, Feb 12th 2011 3:59a   Michelle O'Rorke
Starting with the Application Layout control The Application Layout control in the xPages Extension Library is a powerful control to allow you to set up web pages which follow the IBM OneUI theme. This allows for consistent presentation across web applications and it looks pretty good. Not a bad thing if you are not a Web Designer but rather a back-end developer tasked with creating a reasonable looking web site. You can see it in action in the various Wikis published by IBM such as the Lotus N [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes xpages application applications blogger css database development openntf profile properties wiki xml
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xPages Extension Library for beginners - Part 1: Getting started with my first real-world xPages app
Fri, Feb 11th 2011 10:49p   Michelle O'Rorke
I have not posted much on this blog lately due to a number of reasons, but one of them is that I haven't been doing a lot of development lately. I've been doing admin, support, project management, just not a lot of development and very little of it with new things. Background I have a need to add a simple web front-end to one of our Notes apps - it's a basic document storage app but we now need to provide a portion of the content to a business partner, and have decided the easiest way to d [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm notes rich text xpages application blogger database development interface openntf server
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Why Notes 8.5.2 is bad for developer productivity
Thu, Aug 26th 2010 9:21p   Michelle O'Rorke
I spent some time yesterday turning this:br /br /a onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_goDAGllTWtU/THcG00qScGI/AAAAAAAAABc/knniBmucykg/s1600/ws851.nsf.png"img style="display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 220px; height: 271px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_goDAGllTWtU/THcG00qScGI/AAAAAAAAABc/knniBmucykg/s400/ws851.nsf.png" border="0" alt=""id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5509880 [read] Keywords: notes blogger workspace




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How do you change the name of a script library in DDE 8.5.1? [Updated]
Sun, Nov 29th 2009 3:35p   Michelle O'Rorke
The only way I can find to do it is 'in view edit' - that is clicking on the script library name in the list of script libraries so that I can change the name without opening the library. I can't bring up the old-style properties box for a script library any more and the library name is not editable in the eclipse-style properties. There is no refactor/rename option on right-click in the 'applications' view as there is in package explorer view in eclipse. Am I missing something or is this [read] Keywords: script library applications blogger eclipse properties
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Feeds now redirected to Feedburner
Sat, Nov 28th 2009 9:09p   Michelle O'Rorke
Hi If anyone out there has subscribed to my blog in a reader, please re-direct your reader to http://feeds.feedburner.com/MichellesUniverse Why? Just playing really - I'm checking out how Feedburner and Google Analytics work. Thanks [read] Keywords: blogger google
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Locating Lotusscript errors using DDE 8.5.1
Thu, Nov 26th 2009 4:58a   Michelle O'Rorke
Although it still feels rough around the edges, I keep finding little things to love about Domino Designer for Eclipse 8.5.1. Today I was refactoring some of my script libraries moving code around, renaming libraries, etc. I forgot that I loaded one of the libriaries directly into two action buttons on a subform. In the past I would only have discovered this when I went to load the form, at which time I would see the ever useful error message "Error loading USE or USELSX module". The next ha [read] Keywords: domino dxl lotusscript script library blogger database eclipse java xml
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Question: Do you run a Notes client or Admin client on your server?
Sun, Sep 6th 2009 11:56p   Michelle O'Rorke
I have to admit I haven't been into the Notes forums for quite a while - I had a bit of free time at lunch today and after researching a strange issue I decided to answer a few questions - do my community service. In both the 6/7 forum and the 8 forum there were postings about issues running clients on the server. Do you do this? If so, why? I haven't seen any need to install client software of any flavour on the server for years, since the "Full Access Administration" feature was added ( [read] Keywords: admin administration domino notes notes client blogger community security server
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Giffly - An on-line Drawing tool
Wed, Feb 25th 2009 6:52a   Michelle O'Rorke
I had a small project to modify an existing Notes database, adding a new process to an existing workflow application. The initial request was worded along the lines of 'like form XXX but with the following changes: (etc)' The database is a mature application, and is beginning to suffer from code rot. What appears to have originally been a reasonably clearly structured function has degenerated into over 300 lines of nested if and case statements. I was struggling to work through the logic and [read] Keywords: notes application blogger database laptop wiki
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Consuming .Net web services in Notes 8.5
Fri, Feb 13th 2009 5:52a   Michelle O'Rorke
A new challenge this week: A client wants to consume a web service from an external party. So they are using Notes & Domino 7 at the moment, but have an upgrade to 8.5 planned (although timing has not been confirmed yet). I have not used Julian Robichaux's tool Stubby, but have only ever read good things about it. My Java is pretty basic but I have written a few small things and used LS2J so I figured this would be achievable in Notes 7. However I was excited about the idea of doing it i [read] Keywords: domino notes blogger java openntf
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Discovering Dojo for Domino: Part 4 - Event Handlers, the DOM and Data Stores
Fri, Nov 21st 2008 2:46a   Michelle O'Rorke
Work and family have been pretty busy, so this next post has taken a little longer than I expected OK, so dijits are pretty and all web 2.0-ish, and the date picker is nice, but there is more to dojo than that. The whole point of a javascript framework is to simplify common tasks and allow you to extend your application. Basic event handling Firstly, a common task on a web form: the user clicks a radio button and some of the fields are hidden or shown, depending on the choice. No too difficult [read] Keywords: domino notes script library ajax application blogger dojo firefox javascript properties web 2.0
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Discovering Dojo for Domino: Part 3 - Dijits for Domino
Sun, Nov 16th 2008 5:28p   Michelle O'Rorke
The next thrilling episode in my dojo adventures ... Firstly, some references: the three primary references I used are The Book of Dojo - Part 2 which gives you an overview of dijits and how they work in general, the Dojo Campus - Feature Explorer which has examples and shows the related code, the dojo API Reference. I also found the following part of the dojo campus through Google: http://docs.dojocampus.org. I can't find a link to it on the main DojoCampus page, but it's very useful. To cr [read] Keywords: agent domino blogger css dojo firefox google interface javascript properties server widget widgets
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Discovering Dojo for Domino: Part 2- Runing Dojo on Domino 8.5
Fri, Nov 14th 2008 9:18p   Michelle O'Rorke
Part one of my adventures in dojo can be found here Next, I tried to run this on my 8.5 Beta 1 Domino server at home. First problem: the dojo files are not installed under the /html folder but in a new folder in the file structure /js. I could not load the javascript file at all. After searching through the N&D 8.5 Beta forum I found that you can reference this folder using /domjs. So my HTML Head Content was changed to " And, of course, the files shipped with Beta 1 are dojo 1.1.0. Fort [read] Keywords: agent domino blogger dojo javascript security server
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Discovering Dojo for Domino: Part 1- The basics
Thu, Nov 13th 2008 12:31a   Michelle O'Rorke
My journey in learning to use Dojo with Notes and Domino web enabled applications. I have recently taken over supporting some Domino applications that use dojo, so I thought I had better learn a thing or two about it. I have never used any of the javascript frameworks, and my javascript knowledge is patchy. It's all been learned through 'copy and paste' from other peoples work and the web. Some things I think I know pretty well but there are gaps. I'm going to write up my experiences as I g [read] Keywords: domino notes script library ajax applications blogger database dojo interface javascript server wiki
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A New Job - and how to debug javascript in IE
Mon, Nov 3rd 2008 1:44a   Michelle O'Rorke
I've been very quiet, because I haven't spent much time on-line in the last month. It's not so much that I haven't been using a computer but a new job has meant some other priorities in the initial few weeks. My new job is in many ways similar to my last one - Notes & Domino development. However my new job involves no admin or support work. While I didn't mind the admin work which was strategic - involvement in upgrade or roll-out planning, etc, I don't miss the day-to-day fixing mai [read] Keywords: admin domino notes notes client sametime script library blogger consulting development firefox javascript laptop outlook
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Shared Actions and Refresh Design
Mon, Sep 15th 2008 8:27a   Michelle O'Rorke
I had an interesting issue with Shared Actions in Notes Views today. I had built a new application (or more accurately a group of features) for a customer, but due to the customer's requirements I had to retro-fit my new code into and existing .NSF. The existing code was to be retained, with a front page for the user's to choose the new features or the existing features (not my choice in implementation, but beyond my control). The existing application had over 300 views. It was not part of m [read] Keywords: notes application blogger database
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Syncing the iPod Touch calendar
Thu, Sep 4th 2008 6:01a   Michelle O'Rorke
I have an iPod Touch. I was given this as a Christmas present, and at first I wasn't sure how much I would use it as I am not a big music fan. I quickly found myself addicted though - by the apps, video for the kids to watch while travelling, etc. I still don't like iTunes very much, and jail-broke the iPod after about 3 months. I use Lotus Notes at work and have a Blackberry, and the company runs a BES for Domino. For the last two years I have just taken full sync for granted. I have to say [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes bes blackberry blogger desktop google iphone ipod mac outlook server wifi
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A new job is in the wind
Thu, Sep 4th 2008 5:40a   Michelle O'Rorke
I have found a new job. I have been casually looking for a new job for a couple of months now. I have been in my current job for nearly 10 years, and my employers are wonderful people, but I am finding that the amount of travel and the hours involved are just getting too much for me. I live in Melbourne, Australia, quite close to the CBD and have been driving out to the suburbs for work for many years. And almost all our customers are waaaaaaaay out. My new job is in town - just 15 minutes fr [read] Keywords: admin blogger consulting development
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Playing with Domino 8.5 server
Sat, Aug 23rd 2008 8:31a   Michelle O'Rorke
So, a lazy Saturday night in front of the TV, watching the Olympics. What is a geek girl to do? Why set up and test a new server of course. I've been wanting to have a play with X-pages, so tonight I installed a Domino 8.5 server on my laptop. I had previously had an 8.0.1 server installed for some application testing I did a couple of months ago, so this was an upgrade rather than a full install. I am running Windows XP and installed the server directly onto the laptop. I know I should find [read] Keywords: domino inotes application blogger interface iphone ipod laptop server vmware
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Not sure if this means anything - my Blog requires high-school reading level
Wed, Aug 6th 2008 5:24p   Michelle O'Rorke
TV Reviews [read] Keywords: blogger
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Reactivating this blog
Sun, Aug 3rd 2008 4:46a   Michelle O'Rorke
So.. Originally I started this blog just to put up a summary of our trip for family and friends. I've decided to try and make it an on-going thing. I am a Lotus Notes developer and admin, so some of the content may be technical, some will be personal, and some just random stuff. Today was a very mixed day for me. I played in a tennis tournament, did very well (made the semi-finals). But it was also a hellish day as this morning someone vandalized my car in the street: brick-shaped dents in [read] Keywords: admin lotus notes blogger email google
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Trip Summary
Thu, Jan 17th 2008 5:25p   Michelle O'Rorke
A brief description of our trip can be found in the first post on this blog, here On the whole, this trip was fun. It was challenging to travel in China with no ability to speak Chinese, and to arrange our hotels and transport as we went. However for the kids, I would could in future break the trip up a little more with additional day activities that allowed for running and climbing. The scenery in China everywhere we went was spectacular, and although I found almost all of China grimy, with t [read] Keywords: blogger facebook
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Trip Day 22 - Home
Thu, Jan 17th 2008 5:12p   Michelle O'Rorke
Early start at 5:45 and off to the airport. The free shuttle to the airport express picked up from our hotel so we got on that, rather than struggle with our bags to the MTR. Cathay has baggage check-in at Kowloon Station which makes things easy, especially as we had arrived with 2 pieces of check-in luggage but were leaving with 4, plus our carry on bags. With plenty to of time to spare we ate a leisurely breakfast and boarded the plane. As this flight is during the day, it was far less stre [read] Keywords: blogger
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Trip Day 21 - Hong Kong
Thu, Jan 17th 2008 5:12p   Michelle O'Rorke
Jan 15 - Tuesday We slept till after 9 this morning then went with John to the tailor for his final suit fitting and went out for Yum Cha. This was very good and very filling. John headed off for some more computer bits while I took the kids back to the hotel. Jack and John then set off in search of games while Tom and I watched some TV and rested. We then headed out for for some last shopping. I got some ipod covers and a remote control car for Tom. Back to the hotel, and I bought a jacket [read] Keywords: blogger ipod
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Trip Day 20 - Guanzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong
Thu, Jan 17th 2008 5:08p   Michelle O'Rorke
Jan 14 - Monday We went out for a couple of hours. John wanted to find a market described in Lonely Planet where they sell live animals from cages and slaughter then butcher them for the customer. Fortunately we did not find it. The taxi driver took us to a street where they sell pets, and this was next to a meet market, but all the animals were already dead and skinned. It is quite possible that the government has cracked down on some of the less sanitory food handling practices. The kids e [read] Keywords: blogger
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Trip Day 19 - Guilin to Guanzhou
Thu, Jan 17th 2008 5:05p   Michelle O'Rorke
Jan 13 - Sunday We had a couple of hours to spare this morning so went looking around the hotel. Unfortunately it seemed to be mainly a residential area, and the wind is very cold. The kids get bored quickly so I take them back to the hotel through the lake park again. As we walk along, Jack insists on walking and jumping along the rocks right at the edge. As he has complained several times about how he is not allowed to do anything, I warn him once then let it go. Inevitably he falls in. For [read] Keywords: blogger
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Trip Day 18 - Guilin
Thu, Jan 17th 2008 4:59p   Michelle O'Rorke
Jan 12 - Saturday An early start for a change. We were picked up at 8:00am and bused down river for a 3 hr cruise. The river is very low in winter and it seems this is the most navigable stretch at this time. We have a nice cruise, lunch on the boat, and share the table with a women from Bunbury WA and her chinese/Canadian partner and an American who is living in northern China. The scenery along this stretch of river is spectacular: steep sided limestone pillars rising out of a flat plain. Th [read] Keywords: blogger




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