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A job versus a passion
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Gadget Review – Doorbot
Sat, Apr 5th 2014 5:50a   Paul Mooney
As part of our house move, I wanted to avoid missing knocks on the door in future.  Be it travel or just being too far from the door.  Gab and Tim had purchased a Doorbot in the past, and were quite pleased, so I decided to make the jump. First of all, the doorbot is shipped from the USA, so if you are in the UK, expect a Customs Charge if you are unlucky (I was).  The device is nicely presented and comes with all tools needed to fit an install on your door/wall.  Compared to a standard door [read] Keywords: gadget google interface mobile network security wireless

The pebble experiment ends
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 5:20p   Paul Mooney
Today I turned off my pebble watch.  It has been placed in my “history of tech” pile.  I loved the smartwatch concept since Kickstarter made headlines with the Pebble.  When I (eventually) got the watch I was pleasantly surprised with the look and the basic functionality.  After the recent OS upgrade, it felt like a new watch, with much more features and use cases.    However, the connectivity with iOS always sucked for me.  To this day notifications passed phone/text were ver [read] Keywords: apple application

Announcing the Dash4Dosh 2014
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 5:20a   Paul Mooney
Over the past few years, fantastic community members have put in their time for sponsored “danders” in various locations for charity.  Many thousands have been raised and many blisters earned.  A few of us have always liked the idea of going alongside these fine folk to raise money.  But there has been a unavoidable issue. We hate walking. So, enter the “dash4dosh” (yes, it’s a facebook page.  Please like and share it).  Myself, Sean Cull, Chris Harris, Gregg E [read] Keywords: community facebook iphone linking

As I have been asked a few times (ethical hacking / Domino)
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 12:00p   Paul Mooney
After the BP107 presentation “defending the perimeter” at IBM Connect, I have had a few (quite a few more than I would have expected) queries on if I would run the ethical hacking/domino workshop again.  The answer is the the typical answer of any consultant when asked if they would run a paid workshop again. “Of course” Just get in touch.  I have ran it at events and also on customer sites.  You just need to do the paperwork with my pimps. [read] Keywords: domino ibm

Adminblast 2014 slide deck available for download
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 9:20a   Paul Mooney
I have uploaded the Adminblast 2014 deck to my resources page for download.  Many many thanks to Gab Davis for presenting with me and keeping us on track and on time. [read] Keywords:

The future of mobile communication.
Sun, Jan 26th 2014 1:00p   Paul Mooney
I remember when my mobile phone bill could have been calculated by the weight of the  posted invoice.  Any international road-warrior with requirements to provide support and be contactable has suffered extensively from data roaming bills for calls and data.  I wince at the thoughts of how much I cost my company on the mobile phone for making and taking calls from anywhere,anytime. This is starting to change.  Three.co.uk have made a brave move. A few months ago I switched to the Three phone [read] Keywords: roaming mobile


VMWare acquire Airwatch
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 7:50a   Paul Mooney
Smart move for VMWare to get into the space by acquisition of one of the main players. VMware will acquire AirWatch, a mobile device management company, in a $1.17 billion cash deal that will give the virtualization software provider a play in mobility. VMware will also pay $365 million in installment payments and unvested stock options. More [read] Keywords: mobile virtualization vmware

A job versus a passion
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 4:30a   Paul Mooney
Over the past few years, I have seen some gamification attempts at IBM Connect.  I cannot say if they were deemed failures or not, but they always felt “forced” to me.  The objective of the game is that IBM want you to increase their trending during the event.  The community leaders in IBM try to do this with very little resources given to them.  This year, I see community people do it themselves, just for fun.  Not only do they do it, they do it in style. Take a look at Dolphin [read] Keywords: ibm community

A government bond site.. sending clear text passwords
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 2:00p   Paul Mooney
A year ago, Tescos (US readers, think Walmart) got in a *lot* of hot water for sending clear, unencrypted passwords by email to customers.    When tech security hits mainstream press, you know you have screwed up (or been caught) big time.  With the haze of the holiday period disappearing, I plunged into my mailbox and noticed a couple of emails from an Irish Agency.  The irish government prize bonds agency. It was real, from their real address with my online bond-tracking password in clear [read] Keywords: email password security

Animated gifs in Keynote 6
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 3:00a   Paul Mooney
The new “Mavericks” version of Keynote comes with substancial changes.  Since many of us on the presentation track use keynote heavily I was expecting hatred to the new build, but in fact it is working out quite well, although there are a few quirks. If you try to add an animated gif to a presentation in Keynote 06 it will not work.  If you want it to work, rename the file to animated.gif.MOV (add the .mov extension) and drag it in.  Keynote will now think its a movie file and tr [read] Keywords: mac

So… 2013 happened
Wed, Jan 1st 2014 12:50p   Paul Mooney
I best jump on the bandwagon of writing up an epitaph to 2013.  Of course, of the many blogs I read in various communities I know that mine will be mostly uninteresting in comparison, but sure here goes anyway. In short, 2013 was defiantly a year where I felt “older”.  Some of this is related to actually not being as healthy as I used to be, and the rest was due to incidents and milestones.  It was a mixed bag of a year on a personal front.  Some good, some bad.  Technology wise [read] Keywords: lotusphere

An IBM Champion again, no less.
Sun, Dec 15th 2013 12:20p   Paul Mooney
It was with quite a bit of surprise when I received the email a few weeks ago: Congratulations, you’re an IBM Champion! On behalf of IBM, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to join the IBM Champion program for 2014…. This really wasn’t something I was expecting but it is appreciated.  The list of new champions contains people I do not know, which is a great thing to see.  I’m curious to see what the Lotus/IBM Collaboration world holds for all of us in 2014 and [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus community email server

My speaking sessions at Lotusphere
Sun, Dec 15th 2013 12:20p   Paul Mooney
I earlier announced one session I was confirmed to present at Lotusphere, but now all the emails are out, I have a few more where you will see me on stage.  Nearer the time, I will blog times/locations for the sessions. Adminblast 2014 (with Gab Davis) What we wish we had known.  Becoming an IBM Connections Administrator (with Gab Davis) Show and Tell: Taking IBM Sametime Mobile (again, with Gab Davis – this will be a step by step approach of taking a standard sametime deployment and put [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotusphere sametime show and tell mobile

50 Siri Voice commands
Sun, Dec 8th 2013 3:20p   Paul Mooney
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Wed, Nov 20th 2013 5:50a   Paul Mooney
IDIOTS from BLR_VFX on Vimeo. [read] Keywords:

Its been a while…
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 2:20p   Paul Mooney
Looking at my blog from time to time fills me with geek shame.  Of years past if we didn’t post for 2 weeks the next on the list began with an apology fully explaining absence  with evidence and justification.  Nowadays, it’s so different.  I don’t blog for the lack of news.  If anything, I (and fellow geeks) have been busier than ever (more on that in a bit).   One hundred years ago authors complained about the disappearance of long form letters and articles.  They woul [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm notes show and tell traveler best practice facebook google linkedin security server smtp twitter

A day made of glass
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 4:30a   Paul Mooney
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Finger in the air question for Blackberry customers/consultants
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 4:00a   Paul Mooney
I am currently moving to Proof of Concept on a customer that wants BES10 service for new devices. One customer.  That’s it.   I remember the days of doing 2 BES installations a week (from 2.2 to 4.x) many years ago.  Lots of MDM/Traveler installations.  Gartner’s recent recommendation to find an exit strategy for Blackberry Enterprise houses has not helped the abandonment.  As opposed to media suggestions I wanted to ask constants and specialists and try to get an idea on takeup [read] Keywords: traveler bes blackberry enterprise

Bruce’s hair. An obituary
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 9:00a   Paul Mooney
I first met Bruce’s hair in 2006, when he, his carrier and his wife started to talk to me at Lotusphere.  He knew me from some posts I did on Microsoft application analysis and wanted to talk about business and life in general.  From there on, Bruce’s hair helped me with session ideas, podcasts, dealing with storm’s in teacups and rallying the troops when needed.  Bruce’s hair, or his carrier never spoke code to me, as I don’t speak that lingo, but always spoke c [read] Keywords: domino ilug lotusphere application community microsoft openntf skype

IBM Connect 2014 Call for abstracts is now open
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 10:40p   Paul Mooney
That time of year has come again.  IBM have opened the doors for submissions on the expanded Lotusphere+everything else event for speakers to submit abstracts to present. This is a year of ‘new’ and of ‘more.’ The new expanded focus for Connect 2014 is all about “Energizing Life’s Work,” empowering IBM clients and their employees to drive real business results. Whether it’s the Lotusphere Technical Program, the Smarter Workforce track (Kenexa Worl [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere show and tell

Reverting to “old” google maps
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 7:40a   Paul Mooney
Whilst planning a bike ride on the new Google maps, I noticed you can’t multiple destinations.   It’s a feature they haven’t implemented yet.  After scratching my head, I figured out how to get back to “classic” maps. Go to help and feedback Click return to classic google maps. You’re welcome. [read] Keywords: google

What I deal with at ICON
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 9:40a   Paul Mooney
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What sponsors get at ICON
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 9:40a   Paul Mooney
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American clouds…
Fri, Aug 9th 2013 4:03a   Paul Mooney
This experience has taught me one very important lesson: without congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would _strongly_ recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a company with physical ties to the United States. Fascinating.  Read this. [read] Keywords:

A question from a User Group first-timer.
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 1:20p   Paul Mooney
From my inbox (blogged with permission). Paul, I’m somewhat new to the XPages stuff. As a software developer, I have found your site (along with many others) to be very insightful and helpful when it comes to making my brain into a sponge. I appreciate all the work you have posted here, it is very beneficial to us newbies. What I wanted to ask you was regarding MWLUG next month. This will be the first MWLUG that I will attend, and I’m trying to figure out exactly what I need to bring [read] Keywords: ibm lotusnotes xpages wifi

iWork cloud goes beta
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 4:00a   Paul Mooney
Logging into iCloud this morning to get this wee surprise. After only a few minutes of playing around, it looks good but light on functionality at the moment).  Will write more when I have time to dig in. [read] Keywords: apple

Why the new stuff?
Mon, Jul 8th 2013 5:10p   Paul Mooney
A few pings this evening about Salesforce certification and queries as to why I was interested in that cloud service.  I found myself answering the question differently depending on the way it was asked.   Over the past few years I have found myself working with Enterprise Vault, Connections, deep security work, Google Apps, mobility, MDM and MAM solutions and a lot more.  I appreciate that it gives the impression that I am not focussed on Lotus software anymore, but I don’t believe [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus notes notes client enterprise google security server

Something new
Mon, Jul 8th 2013 1:50p   Paul Mooney
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Twitter starts gathering your private data for targeted advertisements
Thu, Jul 4th 2013 6:00a   Paul Mooney
As per this boing boing article, Twitter is bringing in targeted advertising, which permits them to use your browsing history and other personal data to deliver targeted advertisements.  This is twitter going down the facebook road.  You are “opted-in” by default.  Go into your settings and uncheck to opt out. [read] Keywords: facebook twitter

IBM Software Product Compatibility Report site
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 9:40a   Paul Mooney
This may not be new to many of you, but is new to me.  Go here.  Pick what report you want, type in the name of the product and you get the data you need.  It’s very good.  Not perfect, but a long way there. [read] Keywords: ibm

There are worse places to have a beer
Wed, Jun 12th 2013 1:40p   Paul Mooney
Taken here with friends at Lotusbeers on Monday night. [read] Keywords:

Just choose our network and log in please
Mon, Jun 10th 2013 2:10p   Paul Mooney
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ASUS RT-N66U review
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 5:00p   Paul Mooney
Then years ago when I first got broadband (fixed IP and 1MB down and up dedicated line in 2003 baby yeah!) I bought a Linksys WRT54G router.  It was a wise choice.  It was solid, reliable and customisable.  I ended up buying linksys range expanders and wireless webcams in 2004/2005.  It all simply worked. Then I had years of “free” routers with pre-flashed builds by ISPs.  I had enough.  Back to spending some money. A few weeks ago I received my new ASUS.  It plugs into my c [read] Keywords: apple bug gadget interface network server wireless

Danders, cameras and bikes (oh my)
Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 9:00a   Paul Mooney
It seems like a long time ago when the Domino Dander bunch achieved an impressive feat, hiking 80miles from west to east Scotland in four days.  I decided to ride up to meet them and the SportsVue Camera recorded the journey.  Separated into three videos, the final one is the “wet trip” back. [read] Keywords: domino

Waiting for this
Mon, May 27th 2013 3:40p   Paul Mooney
Since getting non-pathetic broadband recently its time for a non-pathetic router.  The ASUS RT-N66U comes heavily recommend.  There are many features on the way with this new toy for me to play with.  Arriving soon.  Many “free” broadband routers shall hopefully be going in the bin. [read] Keywords: gadget

What is Mobug?
Mon, May 27th 2013 6:10a   Paul Mooney
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Mobug is now OPEN for speakers and attendees
Mon, May 27th 2013 4:00a   Paul Mooney
Gab, Ab, Eileen and I have been beavering away on mobug.org.  Already with five sponsors (to be announced in the coming days), a great venue and a plan we are firing ahead for September.  Now we have just opened up the site for full registrations and also session submissions.  Do you want to attend and/or speak at the first Mobility User group conference? Go take a look.  Comments on the site welcome as ever. [read] Keywords:

Heading to meet the Domino Danderers
Thu, May 16th 2013 12:50p   Paul Mooney
If you have been hiding from Planet Lotus, twitter, Facebook or the UK, you may not have noticed that this week a group of brave souls, adventurers, intellects, geeks and alcoholics are putting their feet where their mouths are and hiking 80 miles in 4 days.  All for charity.  Their efforts are impressive and you can follow their days (and nights) using this hashtag.  If you want to check in on them, see how they are dealing with the fatigue, weather, each other, or if you simply want to see [read] Keywords: domino lotus facebook google planet lotus twitter

Tue, May 7th 2013 10:10a   Paul Mooney
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Domino Ethical Hacking comes to Germany
Fri, May 3rd 2013 9:10a   Paul Mooney
We4IT have scheduled three German “Domino Ethical Hacking” events in May 2013 14th May – Bremen 15th May – Dusseldorf 16th May – Frankfurt So if you want to come along and play hacking for a day, with Domino in mind, go to their site and sign up. [read] Keywords: domino ibm

It’s the little things
Fri, May 3rd 2013 9:10a   Paul Mooney
Modern computing does do a lot more for us.  I sometimes think about 10 years ago, and how far things have come along.  On my Mac I use notifications quite a bit, as they are subtle and don’t get in the way of my work.  Today I needed to mirror my screen so went to disable notifications to prevent small popups.  For a change I mirrored my screen to a projector first, then went to disable.  No need. [read] Keywords: mac

A funny thing happened while repairing an iPhone
Tue, Apr 16th 2013 4:00a   Paul Mooney
This is new to me.  I’m sure it isn’t new to many, but I felt it would be worth a quick post.  Last night I was configuring an old iPhone for a friend.  In order to activate the old phone and unlock it, I had to pop in a SIM for a moment.  So inserted SIM, let it activate/unlock and then removed the SIM and got to work syncing music etc.  I noticed that the Voicemail icon had an alert.  Low and behold there were voicemails from the other SIM, accessible even after the SIM was r [read] Keywords: apple iphone

Speaking at IBM SpringTec13 Conference, Madrid this week
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 10:00a   Paul Mooney
Tomorrow I fly off to Madrid until Thursday morning, to present at the IBM SpringTec conference.  Among a few other things, I will be speaking for Teamstudio and demoing their Unplugged solution.  If you are an IBMr and plan on attending, be sure to say hello.  I have been neck deep in mobility, MDMs, MAMs and more for the past few months, so happy to discuss products and topics, or even answer questions if I can be of use. [read] Keywords: ibm

Gadget review – Sports Vue 360HD
Sat, Apr 13th 2013 3:10p   Paul Mooney
Carl Tyler has created a monster.  A few months back, I bought the Swann Freestyle HD cam for using on bike/car trips.  It works very well but I wanted something more sleek to connect to my helmet for longer hauls.  Devin Olson teased me with his SportsVue 360, so Carl was good enough to order one for me and ship it to Belfast (they don’t ship outside USA). When you get the SportsVue, it comes with a bag, two batteries, remote control and a list of mounts/attachments.  It does not come [read] Keywords: gadget

List databases’ adminp settings
Sat, Apr 13th 2013 10:50a   Paul Mooney
Mental breadcrumb for myself here as I totally forgot this command when asked a few days ago.  Want to list administration server settings for all databases on a server? Tell adminp show databases Will list and output the data in the console and log.nsf.  As from the infocentre: Displays (and records in the server’s log file) this information: The databases that a particular administration server updates The locations in the database where it updates Reader and Author fields in the d [read] Keywords: admin administration adminp domino ibm lotusnotes database server

Configuring a Blackberry 10 device for IBM Traveler
Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 12:46p   Paul Mooney
Today, for shiggles I configured a Blackberry z10 device to work with IBM Traveler 9.  We have been asked about the new BES architecture many times already as companies need to upgrade/move to BES10 server to support the new devices. Or… use activesync with Traveler.  You start here, on the hope screen and go into settings. From here, you go to “accounts” Choose “Email, Calendar and Contacts” Enter your email address, the get rid of the on-screen keyboa [read] Keywords: ibm traveler application bes blackberry email exchange exchange microsoft password server

A quick review of BLUG (with weird video)
Thu, Mar 28th 2013 4:13p   Paul Mooney
Only getting to post this now.  Last week, a couple of days after returning from Auslug, I drove from Belfast to Leuven to present my Ethical Hacking for Domino day before the BLUG event.  Don’t believe me?  Enter my Swanncam freestyle (Carl Tyler may approve). The venue, was stunning.  The town itself is lively and friendly, taken from what little I saw of it.  The hacking day (in my opinion) went very well with a full room and even two guests to add their opinions.  Mr Bill Mal [read] Keywords: domino google

Auslug 2013
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 6:30p   Paul Mooney
Sitting in HK airport now, waiting for my second last flight to get back to Belfast.  In a single week I managed to check quite a few travel “bucket list” boxes thanks to Auslug (and Tony Holder from HADSL).  From Hong Kong to Sydney, Manly bar, national parks and then to Brisbane, I consider myself very lucky.  Tired, but very lucky. The Auslug conference is about 10,000 miles away from the usual conferences I attend.  However, it was the same in many ways.  Organised like cl [read] Keywords: ibm notes

The inaugural Mobile User Group event
Tue, Mar 5th 2013 10:20a   Paul Mooney
The mobile market is the fastest growing market in the world.  Just like every other technology, there are different sectors, tools and skills required to integrate mobility to your business.  Be it small scale, mid size, enterprise or government, there are many considerations and masses of information and vendors.  User group events have always been very successful at cutting the hype from the content, the marketing from the reality and the sales from the skills. On September 9th in London, [read] Keywords: blackberry development enterprise mobile

Auslug 2013
Mon, Mar 4th 2013 3:00a   Paul Mooney
This year, I am fulfilling a promise made to Mat Newman over 2 years ago.  I will be speaking next week at Auslug 2013.  It’s my first time at Auslug (and first time in Australia for that matter) so looking forward to seeing what the down-under version of the LUGs brings to the event table.  By every account over the past two years it is a well planned, well laid out conference with excellent speakers and content (and the occasional beer).  The day following Auslug (13th March) I wil [read] Keywords: domino

Cockney ATM
Sat, Mar 2nd 2013 10:20a   Paul Mooney
As taken, by me in Stratford, London earlier this week.  Please excuse the quality of the photos.  As you can imagine standing at an ATM taking snaps bring attention.  Still a great way for a bank to make a mundane task memorable. [read] Keywords:

Heading to LCTY Hamburg
Sun, Feb 24th 2013 6:30a   Paul Mooney
Sitting in Belfast City Airport now, awaiting a flight to London, to meet Bill Buchan and then we head over to LCTY Hamburg, generously arranged by the great guys (and Simon Peek) in We4IT.  There is an impressive lineup for the day, including Scott Souder taking over Ed’s Messaging and Collaboration Strategy session.  As for me, I will be presenting Adminblast followed by a reprisal of Bill and I doing Worst Practices from Connect 13. [read] Keywords: collaboration lotusphere

Back to black
Mon, Feb 18th 2013 5:00p   Paul Mooney
In May 2007, we ran the second Irish Lotus User Group event.  It was a 2 day, Dublin based geekfest, kicking off a new model of “grass roots” conference and organised by people with no clue what they were doing, in their own time, for free.  And somehow, we pulled it off.  It was my favourite LUG event and I have very very fond memories of the run up, organising and the event itself.. At the end, this community did something special for the organisers and I was introduced to Macs [read] Keywords: lotus apple community macbook

Annex Quadlock for iPhone 5
Sun, Feb 17th 2013 8:50a   Paul Mooney
I am always on the lookout for a way to merge my bikes with being a geek.  Since I have the Interfone F4 bluetooth kit in my helmet, (FYI, there is an F5 model now),  I have used my iPhone for satnav, podcasts and music/calls on the move.  Finding a good motorbike mount for the iPhone though, has been a challange.  I have had one in the past for the iPhone4, but it will not fit the newer model. Enter the recently released  Annex Quadlock.  In a geek-biker chat I am a member of, a colleagu [read] Keywords: apple iphone reservation

Fri, Feb 15th 2013 12:30p   Paul Mooney
If you want to lose a few hours….  Click on the image [read] Keywords:

Connect 13 speedgeeking. Apple Macs and Notes
Wed, Feb 13th 2013 3:00a   Paul Mooney
I forgot to post this until I received an email asking for the updated version last night.  The speedgeeking session on Apple Macs and IBM Notes (Updated for Mountain Lion) is available on the resources page. [read] Keywords: ibm notes apple email

Online book of condolences for Kenneth Kjaerbye
Tue, Feb 12th 2013 6:00a   Paul Mooney
As many of you are aware, Kenneth tragically passed away during the hog ride at Connect this year.  We have setup an online condolences site, with the permission of the family where you may choose to leave a message to pay respects to a life lost too soon.  Please click here. [read] Keywords:

Lotusphere Europe?
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 3:50p   Paul Mooney
The BLUG 2013 event has just released its session list and speakers.  Simply put, it has become a monumental heavy hitting IBM Collaboration event.  I was fortunate enough to be chosen to speak but the list of speakers is only beaten by Connect itself.  Take a look [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere

Riding the booster
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 3:00a   Paul Mooney
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The Apple iWatch
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 9:30a   Paul Mooney
The iWatch will fill a gaping hole in the Apple ecosystem. It will facilitate and coordinate not only the activities of all the other computers and devices we use, but a wide array of devices to come. Like other breakthrough Apple products, it’s value will be underestimated at launch, then grow to have a profound impact on our lives and Apple’s fortunes. I have a Pebble on pre-order.  If Apple creates a watch with the functionality listed in this article, I will buy it.  Excellent artic [read] Keywords: apple

Adminblast 2013. Deck for download
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 2:43p   Paul Mooney
Presented on 29th and 30th January with Gabriella Davis at Lotusphere.  Available on my resources page. [read] Keywords: lotusphere

Connect 2013
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 8:50a   Paul Mooney
I have very little to say about the conference last week.  For the first time in 8 Lotuspheres I won’t blabber on about the content and the sessions.  Like a few others, it is a week I will very much want to forget.  Unfortunately, like many others, that will not happen for a long time.  What I can say is that I saw the best in people last week, during awful circumstances.  Be them emergency services, IBM staff, fellow friends and community members.  On behalf of the other guys that [read] Keywords: ibm community

Worst Practices 2013. Deck for download
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 8:40a   Paul Mooney
Presented by Bill Buchan and I on 30th January.  Available from my resources page. [read] Keywords: notes

Tuesday night in Florida. Look up and west….
Fri, Jan 25th 2013 9:50a   Paul Mooney
UNITED STATES 29 Jan 2013 NASA launches newest global communications satellite NASA launches its newest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-K) atop an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Jan 29. It has been 10 years since the last launch for the network. The January deployment of the next generation spacecraft begins the replenishment of the fleet. The geosynchronous network 22,300 miles above Earth relays communications from the International Space Station, the Hubble Space [read] Keywords: atlas network

1.0 – Still in shrinkwrap
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 8:20a   Paul Mooney
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My sessions at ConLotusNectOSphere
Mon, Jan 7th 2013 12:43p   Paul Mooney
I was asked a few times today what sessions and when I will be speaking in Orlando.  The rooms are being finalised but I *think* the dates/times are locked in.  So at the moment, this is when (and possibly where) you will see me speaking. Monday 28th January When:  3:45pm Where: Dolphin South Hemisphere IV-V With who: Gab Davis Abstract: Queue A-Team Music…. Are you loving the social business revolution but intimidated by the moving parts? Do you spend time on Greenhouse but wonder h [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm notes sametime traveler consulting development taking notes

The Great Geek Challenge at Connect 13
Mon, Dec 31st 2012 5:20a   Paul Mooney
If you want to see the best of the Yellow Bubble in action, you need to go to the Great Geek Challenge at ConnectOSphere in January.  Now in it’s third year, it is great, free (as in free beer and food) evening.  Created and managed by Nerd Girls, it gives people the opportunity to create teams and battle against each other in custom made, geeky quiz questions.   There is beer, food, abuse, insults and LOTS of prizes, some of them excellent.  For more information on the quiz, go here. [read] Keywords: lotusphere

A different view..
Sun, Dec 30th 2012 12:50p   Paul Mooney
Best wishes for the New Year everyone. We only hear about the bad. Don’t forget the good. [read] Keywords:

New Mu…
Sun, Dec 30th 2012 12:10p   Paul Mooney
In a road warrior’s world, size matters.  The smaller the better.  A few months ago I noticed a Mu with one of the Portal Partnership staff.   A tiny, elegant little usb charger, it folds away to nothing and I coveted!   In the post a few days ago, after a fun project, one turned up at casa Mooney from them.  Very much appreciated.  Thank you. [read] Keywords: gadget

The mobile device management market
Mon, Dec 24th 2012 9:40a   Paul Mooney
Over the past two months, some of my time has been dedicated to a very specific project for a customer.  Simply put, I was charged with evaluating seven of the top MDM suppliers (think “magic quadrant”) to find one the most technically suitable for a customer.  To me, this is a busman’s holiday.  I am already interested in this market area but actually getting work-time to sit down and evaluate products, talk to vendors and compare them is a gift.  Some observations. This [read] Keywords: policies apple applications enterprise mobile rim wiki

From the past
Tue, Dec 18th 2012 11:33a   Paul Mooney
Discovered old books this evening in my mothers.. And I even underlined… [read] Keywords:

Worst Practices – want to be in it?
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 7:16a   Paul Mooney
Since it’s been a few years that the Worst Practices session has been at LotusConnectOSpherePlaceExpress Bill and I have a few ideas and plans a-brewing.  From my side, I was wondering if people would want to record a quick video welcoming Bill back to the stage.  Just a few seconds.  Feel free to be abusive (no bad language).  I will put them together and use them during the pre-session fun and games.  Interested? Some of our pre-shows from the past (Worst Practices and Adminblast) [read] Keywords:

Sending the elevator back down
Fri, Dec 14th 2012 4:23p   Paul Mooney
A few years ago, the most excellent Kevin Spacey presented at the Lotusphere Opening General Session Keynote.  In my most humble opinion, it was the best guest speech I have seen at all my seven times attending.  Not as amazing as Neil Amrstrong, or as heartwarming as Michael J. Fox, as funny as John Cleese, or William Shatner (or as batshit insulting as Bob Costas), but simply the best speaker giving a superb talk in an eloquent, structured style.  The premise of his speech was “sendi [read] Keywords: lotusphere

In production (ish)
Fri, Dec 14th 2012 5:46a   Paul Mooney
Do as I say, not as I do. [read] Keywords: lotusnotes

Thank you all
Wed, Dec 12th 2012 6:50a   Paul Mooney
For the congratulations for being named an IBM Champion for 2013.  It is nice to get recognised along with people that I respect in their field.  What is great to see is the new names on the list, and some of them I don’t know.  Always goog to see the bubble open up a bit.  As the institutional names in this world get older and more cynical, younger, enthusiastic people become more and more important. [read] Keywords: ibm

Worst Practices – Back From the Depths of Despair
Thu, Dec 6th 2012 1:13p   Paul Mooney
Thank you for submitting a session abstract for Connect 2013, taking place at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort from January 27 – 31, 2013.  We are pleased to inform you that your session has been accepted by the Connect 2013 Content Team. Bill’s back. [read] Keywords:

Good times…
Sun, Nov 25th 2012 12:00p   Paul Mooney
A reminder to people that arrange conferences and events (especially Connect2013). It’s all about the people. These are the things we remember and cherish. It makes us want to go back. Hard to believe that will be 5 years ago at the next event. [read] Keywords:

Do Not Reply
Thu, Nov 22nd 2012 9:36a   Paul Mooney
From my mailbox.  Click to enlarge. [read] Keywords:

Two very long weeks ahead
Mon, Nov 19th 2012 3:00a   Paul Mooney
Weekly commuting by plane has now become so common that it’s not worth blogging about anymore.  That said, the next two weeks should be interesting.  This week consists of working in Belfast, then London, then straight to Amsterdam, then back to London, then home.  Next week starts in Belfast, then onto Vienna, then Denmark (to present at DANNOTES), then back to Amsterdam (for Social Connections) then home.  I think I am on a plane every week day for the next 2 weeks.  This will not b [read] Keywords: connections blogging

iOS 6.0.1 update available
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 7:40a   Paul Mooney
iOS 6.0.1 Software Update This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including: •  Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air •  Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard •  Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off •  Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks •  Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from usin [read] Keywords: apple bug exchange exchange iphone ipod network security

The Connect13 Hog ride.
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:00a   Paul Mooney
Going to ConnectoSphere?  Interested in being social?  Interested in being a loner?  Perfect!  Come join us on the Hog Ride for 2 days of zero IT work before the madness of Connect begins.  I have created an updated FAQ here which should answer all the usual questions.  There is also a geek biker skype chat.  If you want in, let me know. [read] Keywords: lotusphere skype

Round #3 of technical tweetup. Xpages
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 4:00a   Paul Mooney
At 7pm BST (2pm EST) today, the third IBM Collaboration Services Technical Tweetup will begin for one hour.  Topic this time?  Xpages.  I will be available to answer any Xpage related questions you have, no matter how technical. And if you believe that.. Gab Davis and I will help moderate the tweetup, but we could do with Xpage experts and Xpage questions.  Please join today by following the #icstt hashtag and posting questions/answers for the hour.  Don’t use twitter?  Fine.  Go he [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm xpages twitter

Connect 13 – call for abstracts is out
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 12:50p   Paul Mooney
Swirling spotlights, hip walk-on music, the roar of the audience, the electricity that comes from a standing room only crowd—all for you as a speaker at IBM Connect 2013 and the Lotusphere Technical Program. Last year over 350 top-notch speakers—clients, partners, and industry experts—shared their business stories and technical expertise with thousands of conference attendees, contributing to one of the most critically acclaimed session agendas in the industry. We’re ramping up to do [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere

Patents, Patents, Patents
Wed, Oct 10th 2012 4:00a   Paul Mooney
In the smartphone industry alone, according to a Stanford University analysis, as much as $20 billion was spent on patent litigation and patent purchases in the last two years — an amount equal to eight Mars rover missions. Last year, for the first time, spending by Apple and Google on patent lawsuits and unusually big-dollar patent purchases exceeded spending on research and development of new products, according to public filings. More [read] Keywords: apple development google

Connect ’13 Call for abstracts is on the way
Mon, Oct 8th 2012 3:40p   Paul Mooney
Although most of the Leadership Alliance meeting last week was NDA (and by that we mean at the start of each session we were reminded, politely that it was a “no tweet” zone) Gab and I got into a discussion with the Lotusphere/Connect team and asked the question we have been asked a few times.  ”When the hell is the call for abstracts being announced”. Well, altough we were not given dates, we were permitted to say “soon”.  As in very soon.  But as you ca [read] Keywords: lotusphere

Take your journal, doc library and teamroom with you using unplugged
Wed, Sep 26th 2012 7:20a   Paul Mooney
I don’t use the Notes journal application.  But I know many customers that have users that do.  With roaming their journal goes everywhere, and although there are methods of deploying the content to devices, I harped on at Teamstudio to make the journal offline as a default, free template with unplugged.  Well, they have done that, and a bit more. Teamstudio today announced the addition of 3 standard Domino Templates to their ‘Unplugged’ portfolio, adding support for the [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes policies roaming application database

Telephone – softphone for Mac
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 10:10a   Paul Mooney
I was a heavy user of X-Lite for Mac but recently switched to Telephone by Alexei Kuznetsov.  Clean, neat with some lovely features.  Recommended. [read] Keywords: apple mac

How well he knows me
Sun, Sep 23rd 2012 11:00a   Paul Mooney
Thank you Simon Peek.  A gift at UKLUG [read] Keywords:

iOS6 – disabling targeted advertisements
Sun, Sep 23rd 2012 8:00a   Paul Mooney
iOS 6 introduces the Advertising Identifier, a non-permanent, non-personal, device identifier, that apps will use to give you more control over advertisers’ ability to use tracking methods. If you choose to limit ad tracking, apps are not permitted to use the Advertising Identifier to serve you targeted ads. In the future all apps will be required to use the Advertising Identifier. However, until then you may still receive targeted ads. Disabled. [read] Keywords:

Wed, Sep 12th 2012 11:40a   Paul Mooney
Back in two weeks folks. [read] Keywords:

UKLUG, on 2 wheels
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 7:10a   Paul Mooney
Leaving  early Sunday morning to meet with Sean Cull in Holyhead.  Then onto UKLUG.  Will I see you there? View Larger Map [read] Keywords: google

Some people
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 12:50a   Paul Mooney

UKLUG goes paperless!
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 5:03a   Paul Mooney
In an effort to save trees, expense and aggravation UKLUG decided to break all the rules and for once, practice what we all preach.  One of the preaching cornerstones for the past 20 (!) years has been the paperless office.  Yet with our LUGs we have always given out printed sheets.  Well no more!  You have three ways to read the schedule. The www.uklug.info website and click on agenda A neat little custom application written by Paul Harrison that will take all the agenda offline for you [read] Keywords: domino application applications database office

A bit more oomph
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 12:50p   Paul Mooney
Doubled the memory in my MBP.  Over a year old and the combination of SSD and memory leaves most desktops for dust.  Running multiple servers (including connections) in vms concurrently. [read] Keywords: connections mac

Tea Party’r versus President of Ireland
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 4:00a   Paul Mooney
Thanks to everyone for sending me this link today.  I love the fact our president can call someone a wanker on the radio.    Americans may either like or hate this. [read] Keywords:

ICSTT feed here
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 9:53a   Paul Mooney
ICSTT2 [read] Keywords: mobile

Don’t forget, #icstt today at 12pm EST
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 8:03a   Paul Mooney
#ICSTT starts at 12pm today live from #MWLUG.  At 12.30, the event sessions will break for lunch so we are hoping to take it live at the event.  Topics are XPages and IBM Connections folks.  Get your questions (and answers) ready.  If you are free to assist in fielding questions, let me know and you get added to the skype chat.  Click here for details. [read] Keywords: connections ibm xpages skype twitter

UKLUG podcast interview
Tue, Aug 14th 2012 10:03a   Paul Mooney
My short podcast interview with LotusUserGroup.org is now available online here.  A brief discussion on sessions in the upcoming UKLUG event in Cardiff. [read] Keywords: lotususergroup.org podcast

No Ethical Hacking Domino event at UKLUG
Mon, Aug 13th 2012 8:44a   Paul Mooney
Just to keep the people that were interested informed, there was not enough interest in the Ethical Hacking for Domino day at UKLUG, so I couldn’t proceed and book a venue etc. [read] Keywords: domino lotusnotes

Fixing a connections profile issue
Mon, Aug 13th 2012 8:33a   Paul Mooney
Yep – A connections technical tip.  Sign of the times I suppose. Recently on a PoC I came accross an issue where I couldn’t edit profiles.  The user had correct rights, but soon realised that all users were having the same issue.  The profile edit screen is not displaying editable features. Fixing it was relatively easy.  Stop the connections server and clear out it’s temp directory (for example,  AppServer>profilesAppSrv01tempConnections_server1).  Start the serv [read] Keywords: connections profile server

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