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IBM Champions for ICS 2015 Nominations have BEEN EXTENDED to Monday, September 22nd at 9AM!
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Reminder: Nominations for the 2015 IBM Champions for ICS are due by 17 September at 5PM EST (Tomorrow)
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Nominations for the 2015 IBM Champions for ICS are now open!
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 120
MWLUG 2014: SA108: Homebrew Your Own Metrics-An IBM Domino Administrator’s Guide to SNMP
Sun, Aug 31st 2014 152
Help tip the scales so IBM will support SHA-2 in the native HTTP stack
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 216
Only 3 weeks left until MWLUG 2014 – Hotel Discount Expiring!
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MWLUG 2014 Sessions and Workshops announced – What’s in it for you?
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MWLUG 2014 Sessions and Workshops announced – What’s in it for you?
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 195
An “Outsider’s” view of Tim Tripcony
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Weird issue printing from Lotus Notes (with resolution)
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MWLUG 2014: SA108: Homebrew Your Own Metrics-An IBM Domino Administrator’s Guide to SNMP
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OT: Olympia Development Parking Services Job Fairs Coming up at Hockeytown Café
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Any Domino administrators looking for a gig in Tampa, Florida?
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Introducing… You Drink Some, You Brew Some
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IBM Champions for ICS 2015 Nominations have BEEN EXTENDED to Monday, September 22nd at 9AM!
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 9:12a   Ray Bilyk
Right from Oliver Heinz himself: [read] Keywords: ibm
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Reminder: Nominations for the 2015 IBM Champions for ICS are due by 17 September at 5PM EST (Tomorrow)
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 9:11a   Ray Bilyk
Just a quick reminder to everyone that the nominations (and self-nominations) are all due by 5PM EST tomorrow, September 17th, 2014. You were going to nomination someone, right? Of course you were, so go do it NOW! Get more details in my earlier blog post: Nominations for the 2015 IBM Champions for ICS are now open! [read] Keywords: ibm planetlotus planetlotus.org
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Nominations for the 2015 IBM Champions for ICS are now open!
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 1:12p   Ray Bilyk
As usual, I’m late to post this (seriously, do some of you people work?), but IBM has opened nominations for the 2015 IBM Champions for IBM Collaboration Solutions. What is the IBM Champions program? Per the IBM Champion homepage, The IBM Champion program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community — and rewards these contributors by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. An IBM Champion is an IT professional, business leader, developer, [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm community
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MWLUG 2014: SA108: Homebrew Your Own Metrics-An IBM Domino Administrator’s Guide to SNMP
Sun, Aug 31st 2014 7:29a   Ray Bilyk
Tom Bilan and I would like to thank everyone for attending our session at MWLUG 2014 – Homebrew your own Metrics-An IBM Domino Administrator’s Guide to SNMP. (I also want to thank everyone that grabbed some of my homebrew as well!) Here is our slide deck for the session: Personally, I want thank Tom for speaking with me. He’s a great presenter, an awesome person, and one of the smartest people I know. I’m constantly learning from him, and hope to continue to work with h [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus email snmp
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Help tip the scales so IBM will support SHA-2 in the native HTTP stack
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 7:12a   Ray Bilyk
Go read Darren Duke’s ‘Call to Arms’ about getting IBM to listen to those of us that want/need SHA-2 support in the native HTTP stack: So Domino and SHA2…..There’s a SPR for that Now that you’ve read it… ACT! He tells you how, and even provides easy links to get you going. Thanks Darren for leading this charge! Sometimes #ItsDarrensFault is a good thing… [read] Keywords: domino ibm
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Only 3 weeks left until MWLUG 2014 – Hotel Discount Expiring!
Wed, Aug 6th 2014 11:12a   Ray Bilyk
There’s only 3 weeks left until MWLUG 2014 in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan at the even more beautiful Amway Grand Plaza Hotel from August 27-29, 2014! I have some simple questions for you: Why haven’t you registered yet? Why haven’t you booked your room yet? (Hotel discount is expiring) Why don’t you want to be cool like the rest of us that are attending? (Yes, you can be cool simply by attending) Why don’t you like beer? (See Thursday Social Event at Founders [read] Keywords:




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MWLUG 2014 Sessions and Workshops announced – What’s in it for you?
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 8:11a   Ray Bilyk
As Richard Moy posted yesterday on his blog, the sessions and workshops for MWLUG 2014 have been announced. I am fortunate to speak with my manager, Dr. Tom Bilan, at this year’s event. This is our session: Homebrew your own Metrics: An IBM Domino Administrator’s Guide to SNMP It’s important as an IBM Domino administrator to get metrics on your servers so that you know what’s going on in your “Brewhouse”. There are also many ways to obtain this very valuable i [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm network server snmp
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Introducing… You Drink Some, You Brew Some
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 12:15p   Ray Bilyk
Like many of my IT brethren that are going out and following their individual passions (also known as ‘things that keep them happy and sane’), I am also following their lead and getting more into the hobby of making my own beer, wine and spirits (also known as zymurgy). I wanted to keep track of the things I see, do and taste, so of course, I’m going to blog it. Because I didn’t want to change this blog, or add content that might not be technologically related, I created [read] Keywords:
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Any Domino administrators looking for a gig in Tampa, Florida?
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 12:11p   Ray Bilyk
I received this email and thought that I would share it. (I’m enjoying what I’m doing here right now, so I have to decline… at this time.) Although it says it’s for a developer position, everything in the qualifications scream administrator. Dear Ray: We have a urgent requirement for our direct client. Please find the job description below and let me know your interest. Job title    :Lotus Notes Designer Job location: Tampa,FL. Job Type      : Full tim [read] Keywords: administration domino ibm lotus notes quickplace quickr traveler application blackberry consulting email linkedin server smtp sql websphere
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Quick reminder: Abstracts for MWLUG 2014 are due TODAY (May 23rd)
Fri, May 23rd 2014 7:11a   Ray Bilyk
Make sure to get your abstracts in for MWLUG 2014 by 5PM TODAY (Friday, May 23, 2014)! Register and submit your abstracts here: http://www.mwlug.com/ [read] Keywords: domino
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MWLUG 2014 Abstract Submission Extended until Next Friday, May 23, at 5:00 PM
Fri, May 16th 2014 12:11p   Ray Bilyk
From Richard Moy and the MWLUG Committee: With the sad news of Tim [Tripcony] passing away, many of us have not had the time to absorb what has happened.  Given that, the MWLUG committee has decided to extend the abstract submission period for MWLUG 2014 until the end of next week, May 23.  MWLUG was the first time that I met Tim in person.  He was one of the first to volunteer as a speaker when we first started the MWLUG conferences.  He will be sorely missed. Great idea… ThereR [read] Keywords: domino
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An “Outsider’s” view of Tim Tripcony
Tue, May 13th 2014 10:10a   Ray Bilyk
I was at a loss yesterday when I heard about Tim from Scott Hooks. I’m still doing some soul searching, but since a lot of the ‘collaboration family’ is sharing their thoughts, I thought that I’d share mine. As some of you know, I’m primarily an administrator, and I refer to myself only as a ‘closet developer’. I used to believe that when referring to administrators versus developers, it’s was ‘us vs. them’. That all changed the first t [read] Keywords: collaboration development linkedin
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MWLUG 2014 Call for Abstracts Now Open
Wed, Apr 16th 2014 11:10a   Ray Bilyk
Ok, time to submit your abstract for MWLUG 2014, which is being held at the historic Amway Grand Plaza on August 27-29, 2014! For those of you that want to be on the ‘big stage’ at IBM Connect, this is a great way to feel it out and see if it’s right for you! (I also hear that track managers look to regional user groups like MWLUG for future speakers.) Go check it out now! http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2014.nsf/Abstract.xsp Deadlines for submission is May 16th at 6PM. Registrat [read] Keywords: ibm notes
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OT: Olympia Development Parking Services Job Fairs Coming up at Hockeytown Café
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 10:11a   Ray Bilyk
With Detroit Tigers Opening Day just weeks away, Olympia Development Parking Services is hiring part-time parking attendants for its staff. Please spread the word to friends, family members or other job seekers about upcoming Parking Services job fairs at the Celebration Room at Hockeytown Café in Detroit, Michigan. The job fairs will take place at Hockeytown Café on the following dates: Wednesday, February 19 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday, February 20 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Monday [read] Keywords: development google
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Live Blogging from OGS (Opening General Session) at #IBMConnect
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 6:11a   Ray Bilyk
755am – Getting ready to start… I’m basically front and center, about 6 rows from the front… Being an #IBMChamp has its benefits! 758am – Devin Olson (@Spanky762) stopped by and took my picture… probably for the Post Office wall. 801am – almost starting – lots of great pics on Instagram from here… go check them out (later)… 803am – we’re told it will start in 2 minutes 803am – Veronica Belmont (@Veronica) is our Social [read] Keywords: domino dominonotes blogging office
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#IBMConnect – Begging for your help!
Sun, Jan 26th 2014 5:11a   Ray Bilyk
I have to admit… I love playing games, but I love to WIN games even more! This year at #IBMConnect 2014, there’s a new way for all of us here to share information… #IBMConnect – The Game! #IBMConnect – The Game It’s time to join in on #IBMConnect – The Game. In this fun event, you will be rewarded points for participating in online activities, like posting pictures with an IBM Champion on Twitter and Instagram and using the #IBMChamp hashtag, or joining your team [read] Keywords: ibm twitter widget
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Live blogging at IBM Connect 2014
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 11:11p   Ray Bilyk
I’m going to attempt to live blog the Opening General Session at IBM Connect 2014 (#IBMConnect). I’ll do my best to keep all of you up to date with what is happening during the main events. I will also try to get my colleague, Jessica Daniels, to blog about #IBMConnect on her blog, Domino Dev with JD. [read] Keywords: domino ibm blogging
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Heads up if you used the #IBMConnect ‘My Schedule’ iCal export
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 7:09p   Ray Bilyk
This was announced a couple of hours ago on the #IBMConnect site: Please be advised that if you used the My Schedule page and have already setup your schedule, downloaded the iCal and imported into your calendar, you will want to do that again to get your timezone information correctly imported. We have made an improvement to the iCal download that we have tested with many calendaring clients that will correctly import the timezone information. When you get to Orlando your devices and normal ca [read] Keywords: calendaring ibm
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Resolutions are DUMB… here are my GOALS for 2014! (Thanks Brian Brushwood!)
Wed, Jan 1st 2014 5:10a   Ray Bilyk
HAPPY 2014 EVERYONE! This is the time of year when people come out with their annual resolutions, and in the past, I was one of them. This year, I’m thinking more realistic… I’m setting GOALS! Brian Brushwood (website, Twitter, Facebook, Google+) has helped me see the light! Because of his guidance, I’ve decided to set GOALS for 2014, so without further delay, here are my GOALS for 2014: Exercise 4 times a week Brew a batch of beer every 2 weeks Lose 50 pounds by 31 De [read] Keywords: domino application development facebook google twitter wiki
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Error with Notes Traveler To Do app on iOS – Fix coming, but workaround available
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 12:12p   Ray Bilyk
There was a issue reported to me by a very important colleague related to the To Do app running on his iPhone. When he tried to sync between the Traveler server and his device, he got this error: After a quick call to IBM Support, I was given my answer: There is a recently discovered problem in the ToDo app that causes HTTP requests to be malformed when the server redirects the requests.  A fix will be published to the App Store, however, it may take 1-2 weeks to appear.  In the meantime, t [read] Keywords: ibm notes traveler iphone server
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Social Media Trends in 2014 #GetRealChat December 10th at 9PM ET w/ #IBMConnect
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 7:15a   Ray Bilyk
Join the #GetRealChat on Tuesday, December 10 at 9pm ET / 8pm CT / 7pm MT / 6pm PT Join Pam Moore, host of the weekly Twitter chat, #GetRealChat on Tuesday, December 10 at 9pm ET as she talks with experts about Social Trends in 2014 in HR, digital experiences, social business, mobile, analytics and cloud. IBM is joining as a special guest on #GetRealChat 12/10/13 at 9:00 pm ET. Below you will find more information and details for how you can join the conversation. Topic is Social Trends in 2014 [read] Keywords: ibm mobile twitter
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Announcing the 2014 IBM Champions – I’m honored to be selected!
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 1:13p   Ray Bilyk
They announced the 2014 IBM Champions for ICS this morning, but I wasn’t in my email yet when a colleague came by and congratulated me. Sure enough, as I looked at the list, I could not believe it… I WAS CHOSEN AS AN IBM CHAMPION! Never in my wildest dreams would I think I would be on the same list as many of those that have been and currently are IBM Champions! I consider all of them as legends and heroes in this space. I was honored to be nominated, and even more honored to be sele [read] Keywords: ibm email
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My new post on the Detroit Notes Professionals User Group blog – ‘IBM Connect 2014 – Here it comes!’
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 7:12a   Ray Bilyk
I’ve posted a little something about my feeling on IBM Connect 2014 on the Detroit Notes Professionals user group site, which is found at SocialBizUG.org. The post includes why you should go, some tips and an invitation to meet up. Check it out here: IBM Connect 2014 - Here it comes! [read] Keywords: ibm notes
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Open Mic Webcast: All-in-one Admin Tool for agent-based troubleshooting & problem solving – 13 November 2013
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 11:14p   Ray Bilyk
Join IBM’s Rene Jenkins, along with several other members of the IBM Notes & Domino teams as they discuss the All-in-one Admin Tool for agent-based troubleshooting & problem solving. Topic: All-in-one Admin Tool for agent-based troubleshooting & problem solving Day: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Time: 11:00 AM EST (16:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-5 hours) for 60 minutes This presentation and discussion will cover the following topics: Education & inspiration to use the tool to automat [read] Keywords: admin agent domino ibm notes office profile
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Goodbye 1999 Honda CR-V (22 April 2002 – 29 October 2013)
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 8:14p   Ray Bilyk
You were a good car… and I hope that your new owner enjoys you as much as we did… Via con Dios! [read] Keywords:
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Any Notes/Domino Developers in the Detroit, MI area looking for a job?
Tue, Oct 15th 2013 9:13a   Ray Bilyk
My employer is looking for someone… and it could be you! Take a look at the job listing, and if you think you have what it takes to work with an award-winning developer (and me), then apply now! EMPLOYMENT LISTING – PROGRAMMER/ANALYST II (If you do apply, send me an email and let me know… just interested to see who’s reading this… Thanks and Good Luck!) [read] Keywords: domino notes email
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Nominations for IBM Champions are due tomorrow (October 15, 2013)
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 10:12a   Ray Bilyk
This is just a reminder to everyone (including myself) that nominations for IBM Champions are due tomorrow, October 15, 2013. If you haven’t done so yet, go to http://ibm.co/nominatechampion and nominate someone today. You can nominate more than one person, and yes, you can nominate yourself. (It’s a good idea to do that actually, because you know more about you than anyone else…) Good luck! [read] Keywords: ibm
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That’s the kind of guy Bruce Elgort is… (Thank You Bruce! #ThanksBruce)
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 9:11a   Ray Bilyk
At my first Lotusphere, I was nervous, shy and unsure of what I was doing. I was reading blogs by other people, and knew of Bruce Elgort from his blog, and this incredible site called NotesOSS.org (now known as OpenNTF.org) that he and Nathan Freeman put together. Imagine… open source Notes applications and code, all ready to use. I knew that I needed to meet these guys and thank them for making my life easier. As it turned out, when I introduced myself to Bruce, he immediately started int [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotusphere notes applications community facebook ideajam openntf twitter
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On IdeaJam.net – Support Fingerprint ID system (Touch ID) as a device security method in IBM Notes Traveler
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 12:09p   Ray Bilyk
On IdeaJam.net, I posted an idea about using their Fingerprint ID system (which Apple calls ‘Touch ID security’) as a supported ‘device password’ when setting up an IBM Notes Traveler policy. Take a look and promote this idea here. [read] Keywords: ibm notes traveler apple ideajam ideajam.net iphone password security
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Heading to MWLUG 2013? Don’t forget your best homebrew or favorite local brewery’s beer!
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 2:17p   Ray Bilyk
It’s not too late to sign up for MWLUG 2013, the Midwest ‘Lotus’ User Group Conference, in Indianapolis. Register HERE now!!! One of my ‘brothers in beer’, Gregg Eldred, was scheduled to coordinate a new event this year, but due to scheduling/work conflicts, it’s been passed along to me. This gives you an opportunity to show your homebrewing skills! You don’t make your own beer? Why not? Seriously, if you have a beer from a microbrewery/brewpub by your h [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes
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Weird issue printing from Lotus Notes (with resolution)
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 11:16a   Ray Bilyk
Got a weird one at work today… User was reporting that when they tried to print certain mail messages in Lotus Notes (on Windows), the client would close or crash. After upgrading the client and reinstalling the client, I finally got some support files over to IBM. They came back with what seems to be a simple fix: Add BrowserRenderPrintNotes=1 to the user’s NOTES.INI file This tells Notes to use the Notes print dialog box for messages instead of passing off the print dialog to the [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes
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That’s how we roll in Detroit…
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 12:14p   Ray Bilyk
…thanks to the new Google Maps app! [read] Keywords: google
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I miss you, Dad!
Tue, Jun 4th 2013 9:17p   Ray Bilyk
On this date 21 years ago, my father passed away. It was the first time that I ever saw him weak, and as I saw the life leave his eyes, I saw that I thought was fear. I always thought that it was him fearing what was next. I now realize that he was fearful for what was going to happen to all of us left behind. After many trials and tribulations, I think that we’re hanging in there. As I’m getting older, I’m seeing someone familiar looking at me in the mirror… I miss y [read] Keywords:
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St Pius X Parish Motorcycle Blessing – Saturday, June 1st starting at 8:30AM
Thu, May 9th 2013 4:17p   Ray Bilyk
St. Pius X Parish is hosting a Motorcycle Blessing on Saturday, June 1st at 8:30AM. Coffee and donuts will be served and the first 60 people will receive a reflective decal for their bike or helmet. ALL ARE WELCOME!!! St Pius X Parish is located at 14101 Superior St in Southgate. Join us! [read] Keywords: google
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IBM Notes Traveler 9 – Looks good on my Samsung Galaxy S3
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 7:17a   Ray Bilyk
I found out Friday that IBM Notes Traveler was available on at the Google Play Store. As I read the description, I noticed that the app was “compatible with IBM Notes Traveler server version 8.5.3.3 and later fixpacks, as well as 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1, 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 2, and 9.x”, and since our server is in that range, I had to pull the switch! The device worked great all weekend! Now to review that upgrade documentation… [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes traveler google server
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LotusBeers / IBMSocialBeerz – Detroit
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 10:17a   Ray Bilyk
I cross-posted this at SocialBizUG.org‘s Detroit Notes Professionals Community… If you haven’t joined the community (or SocialBizUG.org), now’s the time to join! (SocialBizUG.org is the website formerly known as LotusUserGroup.org) The concept for ‘LotusBeers’ (now IBMSocialBeerz… thanks Stuart McIntyre!) is simple… we get together at a central (or near-central) location after work one day and have a couple of beverages… notice I did not sa [read] Keywords: notes community email lotususergroup.org twitter wiki
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Yep… I’m doing it…
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 11:19a   Ray Bilyk
Upgrading to IBM Notes 9… [read] Keywords: ibm notes
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More free space in the cloud! Try Copy NOW!
Mon, Apr 1st 2013 10:14a   Ray Bilyk
Who doesn’t need more space in the cloud? CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW AND WE BOTH WIN! (This product is backed by Barracuda Networks, a very trusted networking name): https://copy.com?r=mO00Au [read] Keywords: networking
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Happy 11th Birthday Kiara Anne!
Sun, Mar 24th 2013 11:13a   Ray Bilyk
What happened to the years? You’re growing up to be a very beautiful young lady! We’re so proud of you and we love you very much! Happy birthday! Kiara at almost 6 months Kiara’s 5th Grade picture [read] Keywords:
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THEY PICKED A NEW POPE!!! Live Papal Conclave Sistine Chapel smoke cam – from NBC News
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 1:11p   Ray Bilyk
Thanks to NBCNews.com for this live cam of the chimney from the Conclave: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy [read] Keywords: application
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Lotus Notes group documents only print the first three group members
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 1:11p   Ray Bilyk
Here is another one that got me… IBM Technotes to the rescue! (This one is IBM Technote #1414908 – Group Document Print and Print Preview only shows First Three Group Members): Question When you Print or Print Preview a Group document, the output only shows the first three member names in the members field Steps to reproduce: Open a Group Document, either in the Personal Address Book (Contacts) or in the Domino Directory. Ensure the Group Document Members field has more than 3 names [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes
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How to fix Message Tracking in Lotus Domino
Tue, Mar 12th 2013 10:14a   Ray Bilyk
There have been times that the Message Tracking (MTC) functionality on my Domino servers have gone south. It’s rare but it does happen. When it does, it needs to be deleted and recreated. Fortunately, IBM has created a Technote (Reference #1221830) for just such an occasion. Question What are the steps to recreate the Message Tracking Store (MTSTORE.NSF) database and its associated MTDATA subdirectory? Answer To recreate the MTSTORE.NSF and MTDATA subdirectory, do the following: 1. Shut [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus database server
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LotusUserGroup.org Buttons
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 7:10a   Ray Bilyk
SocialBizUG.org (formerly LotusUserGroup.org) had a contest to see how many buttons people kept from different Lotuspheres and other conferences through the years. I found a few of them, but I know that a few more are in boxes under boxes in my basement. I’ve got to get in there and see how many more I have… What do you think? [read] Keywords: lotususergroup.org
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IBM Connect 2014 Dates?
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 7:10a   Ray Bilyk
Is there going to be an extra day added on to IBM Connect 2014? I just followed the link to http://www.ibm.com/connect and found this: Very strange… Something they haven’t announced yet, or a typo? [read] Keywords: domino ibm
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Hello world!
Thu, Feb 7th 2013 8:09p   Ray Bilyk
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! [read] Keywords: blogging
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Anyone going to IBM Connect (#IBMConnect #LS13) early and want to Park Hop?
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 8:13p   Ray Bilyk
I have 4 one day Disney Parkhopper tickets that I can’t use. They expire on Monday, January 28th. They cost $132.06 (including tax) per ticket. I’m willing to part with them for $75 each. I’m even willing to pay for overnight shipping. Contact me via Twitter @raybilyk, by email (raybilyk@thepridelands.com) or just reply to this post! [read] Keywords: ibm email twitter
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SNTT: Thank you, IBM! Sometimes it’s the little things…
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 11:11a   Ray Bilyk
Yup… it’s been a long time since a Show-n-Tell Thursday Wednesday, but this is a quick one. From time to time, I need to know what version of the template is installed with a version of Notes/Domino. For that, I can take a look at the database properties (usually). IBM made life simpler for some of us when we need information on multiple databases. IBM Technote: Template versions shipped with Domino 8.5.3 (Reference #1620941 – dated 2012-12-19) Thank you, IBM!!! [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes show-n-tell sntt database properties
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Amazon Time Machine
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 7:16a   Ray Bilyk
Either Amazon (and the shipping service) has a time machine, or I should start worrying about when my package is going to be delivered: Maybe it was delivered before I ordered it… [Note to self: watch the Back to the Future trilogy] [read] Keywords:
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Purchase Girl Scout Nuts and Candy to support Troop 44061 TODAY!
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 12:11p   Ray Bilyk
Come now until 4PM to the Southgate Walmart and purchase your Girl Scout nuts and candy to support Troop 44061 (Kiara’s troop). We take credit cards, and you can donate to the Troops as well! EVERYTHING MUST BE SOLD! [read] Keywords:
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Great post by Kathy Brown on how to be a Lotusphere/Connect speaker
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 1:10p   Ray Bilyk
There is a great post by Kathy Brown (aka @RunningKathy on Twitter) on how to go from someone who attends a technical conference to one who SPEAKS at a technical conference. At first, I thought that this post may be too late, but it’s exactly on time! Start your steps now for next year… you can thank her later, but I’m sure she won’t turn down a beverage sooner than that. (Quick tip – she runs EVERY DAY, so don’t give it to her while she’s running becau [read] Keywords: lotusphere notes twitter
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Take a look at my check-in at Voting at Davidson School
Tue, Nov 6th 2012 4:15p   Ray Bilyk
Voter 736 #ivoted (@ Voting at Davidson School) http://4sq.com/QlLIIa They ran out of “I Voted” stickers! #awesome [read] Keywords:
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IBM Connect and Lotusphere 2013 – Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended to November 7, 2012!
Tue, Nov 6th 2012 10:14a   Ray Bilyk
Received an email this morning: News from IBM Connect 2013! Be more than an attendee at IBM Connect 2013. Be a speaker! The Call for Abstracts deadline has been extended to Midnight ET on November 7, 2012. Act fast to submit your abstract for consideration! Learn more about submitting an abstract. For any of you last minute types, get it in QUICKLY! Also, they still have a $100 discount for Lotusphere ‘Alumni’… Please enter promotion code ICFHJN when you register as a full [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere email
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Get out there and VOTE!!!
Tue, Nov 6th 2012 6:13a   Ray Bilyk
It’s time to stop the annoying commercials and all of the partisan talk out there and vote your heart! Do your self a favor this time… VOTE YOUR HEART, not who you think is going to win!!! I hate hearing people say, “I’m not going to vote for because then my vote will be wasted.” If you vote for ANYONE, you’re NOT WASTING YOUR VOTE!!! JUST VOTE!!! [read] Keywords:
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16 Years Ago
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 6:10a   Ray Bilyk
16 years ago, I married my friend, my true companion, my partner (both in and out of crime), and the only person that puts up with me completely. This ride has been great so far, but is going by fast… Let’s slow it down and enjoy the view and the ride… You are still ‘Beautiful in My Eyes’! Happy anniversary, Jennifer! I LOVE YOU!!! [read] Keywords: application
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The West Wing Reunion
Thu, Sep 20th 2012 11:14a   Ray Bilyk
This is a great video, even if it’s for a Democrat… LOL! It features A LOT of the cast of the TV show “The West Wing”, which was a very well written show made by Aaron Sorkin. He didn’t have anything to do with this one, however. This was the brainchild of actress Mary McCormack, most recently starring in USA Network’s “In Plain Sight”. The first video is part of a campaign to encourage people to vote on the non-partisan part of election ballots, e [read] Keywords: network
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SNTT: Lotus Notes–How to prevent return receipts from being sent in Mail
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 9:10a   Ray Bilyk
This is a quick tip, but a nice one. Thanks to my colleague, Jessica Daniels, for showing me. We had a situation where we had to look at a test mailbox, but all of the messages inside had the ‘send return receipt’ flags enabled. We didn’t want to send out all of these receipts when we opened the mail messages, but we still needed to open and see the contents of the message. (Previewing wouldn’t work in this case…) To accomplish this, all that needed to be done was to add the user (ours [read] Keywords: acl lotus notes notes client sntt
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I made the big time on PlanetLotus.org!
Sat, Aug 25th 2012 11:11a   Ray Bilyk
Check it out: I’m sitting with great company… Mr. Duff! I feel guilty, because my blog entry was nothing more than a reference to the tweet by Duffbert about Lotusphere becoming Connect. You’re better off reading Tom’s blog entry than mine… Sitting up here still feels good though… [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere planetlotus planetlotus.org
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Goodbye Lotusphere!
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 9:14p   Ray Bilyk
This just in… courtesy of Tom Duff (aka Duffbert): Looks like nobody will be going to “Lotusphere” ever again…  http://t.co/nnRsEFsP Lotusphere is dead… Long Live Connect! [read] Keywords: lotusphere
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MWLUG 2012 – My perspective
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 12:11p   Ray Bilyk
Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Midwest Lotus User Group (MWLUG) 2012 Conference, which was held in Pittsburgh, PA. I was also honored to speak at the conference this year. My presentation was entitled “How to Be a Domino Administration Superhero”. My slides and video can be found here. I took ‘my pride’ (family) with me, as they didn’t really get a vacation this year due to my change of employers this year. In reality, my wife and kids really enjoy [read] Keywords: administration domino ibm lotus notes bleedyellow bleedyellow.com interface linkedin
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MWLUG 2012 – How to be a Domino Administration Superhero – Slides and Video
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 11:09a   Ray Bilyk
You can find the slides to my presentation here: My video can be found here: Tell your friends! [read] Keywords: administration domino notes application
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A Great Idea: The IBM Collab Services Technical Tweetup
Wed, Jul 4th 2012 12:44p   Ray Bilyk
This is an outstanding idea, and a great cause! Have you ever had a question on any of these topics, but didn’t know where to ask? Traveler Traveler HA Ethical Hacking Domino IBM Connections Mobile application deployment IBM Sametime Domino Development Sharepoint Integration xPages development Mobile development Domino on iSeries Domino Admin and much, much more! NOW YOU DO! Paul Mooney (@pmooneynet), some of his super smart and talented friends, and the fine folks at Teamstudio are gett [read] Keywords: admin connections domino ibm sametime traveler xpages application development integration mobile sharepoint twitter
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The Next Chapter in My Life starts June 18th!
Mon, Jun 11th 2012 12:18p   Ray Bilyk
If you been stopping by my blog lately (and who isn’t), you might have noticed the countdown widget on the right… Since February 4th, 2008, I’ve worked for a great organization that has helped me keep a roof over my family and food on their plates. I’ve learned a lot, and more importantly, I’ve made some great friendships. The biggest challenge with this position has been the drive to and from work each day. My drive would take a little over an hour each way, and th [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes security widget
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Lotusphere 2012: Say Hello to me and OpenNTF at booth 516
Sat, Jan 14th 2012 7:44p   Ray Bilyk
From their post on OpenNTF.org: OpenNTF will be participating in the Lotusphere 2012 Product Showcase at pedestal number 516 and look forward to having you stop by! Members of the OpenNTF community will be hand to discuss all things OpenNTF. We have some really great OpenNTF stickers to give out as well. Please also ““Follow Us” on Twitter. If you are looking for me (and who isn’t), you can find me there on Monday from 10AM-12:30PM and 6PM-8PM, on Tuesday from 9:30AM-12:3 [read] Keywords: lotusphere community openntf twitter
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Lotusphere 2012 – I’m here!
Sat, Jan 14th 2012 4:29a   Ray Bilyk
From the moment I got off the plane, I’ve had one thing on my mind… Sorry, can’t tell you what it is, but if you care, feel free to ping me @raybilyk on Twitter or just stop by the OpenNTF booth this week and ask. What I didn’t expect, is all the love I’ve received from everyone… These people are like a second family to me, and I have some really strong friendships from attending this event. It feels like home… What I know I will get out of this event is [read] Keywords: lotusphere openntf twitter
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Lotusphere 2012 – It’s True! It’s Damn True!
Fri, Jan 13th 2012 8:00a   Ray Bilyk
As some of you figured out by now thru Twitter and Facebook, I’m heading down to Orlando to visit my ‘Lotus’ family and catch up. I will be working a pedestal for OpenNTF, so make sure you stop by and see me… I want to see EVERYONE this week. I have other reasons for coming to #LS12, but this is not the best venue to explain… see me for details. Let’s just say that I’m testing the power of “Social Business” and “Community” to hel [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere community facebook openntf twitter
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Lotusphere 2012: Weather update in Orlando as of 2012-01-12
Thu, Jan 12th 2012 8:24a   Ray Bilyk
Things are looking good for #LS12 (Lotusphere 2012)… From orlando.justweather.com - I wonder why I care so much… Hmmmm…. [read] Keywords: lotusphere
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Lotusphere 2012: What a difference a day makes in weather
Tue, Jan 10th 2012 10:58a   Ray Bilyk
This is from orlando.justweather.com: Weather for Orlando as of 2012-01-10  A little cooler than I hoped for #LS12 [read] Keywords: lotusphere
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Lotusphere 2012: It’s looking good…
Mon, Jan 9th 2012 12:56p   Ray Bilyk
According to Weather.com, it’s looking good down there for #LS12: [read] Keywords: lotusphere
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Lotusphere 2012: Something I don’t get about Lotusphere Online… er, I mean, Social Business Online
Thu, Jan 5th 2012 10:11p   Ray Bilyk
OK, if anyone reads this, it will upset a few people… It’s just something I don’t get…. It seems that Lotusphere ‘attendees’ can now access what used to be called “Lotusphere Online” at http://www.socialbizonline.com/ Here’s my issue… Some #LS12 attendees aren’t ‘attendees’, but attend Lotusphere. They are the ones that are registered as EXHIBITORS. They don’t get to attend any sessions, but get to participate in [read] Keywords: lotusphere
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Lotusphere 2012 – It’s not too late to submit a BOF (Birds of a Feather) Session!
Thu, Jan 5th 2012 11:47a   Ray Bilyk
They opened a community for Lotusphere on Lotus Greenhouse. (Go HERE to access it! MUST REGISTER FOR LOTUS GREENHOUSE FIRST) In this community, there is an Ideation Blog where you can vote on what BOF’s you are interested in attending. What they also have is a link where you can submit new BOF ideas. (Some people have already submitted new good ideas.) Deadline is in the next 2 days, so get your ideas in now!!! [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere community planetlotus planetlotus.org




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