Can the 10-year old that wrote Microsoft MSI please step forward
Thu, Oct 27th 2011 3:05a Robert Ibsen Voith Have you ever seen the funny "Error
"1310: Error writing to file: C:Config.Msi..." -message when
trying to install an application?
..."Verify that you have access
to that directory." ...
The funny thing is that I had just rebooted,
deleted the Config.Msi directory, rebooted again and tried to install the
Microsoft Office 2010. When the installer starts, it creates the Config.Msi
directory itself .... shouldn't that imply that the freaking installer
has access to the [read] Keywords: application
Notes client Bookmark Export and Import database
Sun, Oct 9th 2011 10:38a Robert Ibsen Voith From time to time I like to completely
reinstall Notes, because Notes, like Windows, accumulate issues
(oh, "features" we call them, he he ...) over time. So
just like reinstalling Windows once a year, I try to reinstall Notes too.
One of the drawbacks with complete reinstallation, is that you loose settings,
amongst them Workplace and Bookmarks. This means that I have to manually
recreate my bookmark folder structure, opening up a bunch of databases
and remember to add them to bookma [read] Keywords: agent
Import xlsx to Notes? Watch out for the upcoming "Notes Import Export Library"
Tue, Sep 27th 2011 5:10a Robert Ibsen Voith One of the features that have been missing
in standard Notes, is the ability to import- and export directly to Excel.
Yes, you can write some code achieve this, typically via OLE
Automation (CreateObject ...), but that needs a programmer every time.
With older versions of Excel, you could also go the long way via conversion
to the 1-2-3 Workbook format, but again, pretty cumbersome.
The upcoming Notes Import Export
Library (IEL) can import- and export the newest Excel 2007/2010
fi [read] Keywords: lotus
Notes Fields Extractor now let you have full control where you place images and attacments
Wed, Apr 20th 2011 6:09a Robert Ibsen Voith Starting from release 220.127.116.112 Notes Fields Extractor has two new options; ImageFileNameFormula and AttachmentFileNameFormula. With these options you can specify full Notes @-formulas, and use any field or other content in your documents in the formulas! For example, with the new release you can easily extract all employees images into a single directory, and each image has the EmployeeNumber-field content as the filename. Of course you have some extra run-time variables you can also use in you [read] Keywords: notes
How to connect NAS-box QNAP TS-439 to VMware ESXi 4.1 via iSCSI
Tue, Jan 18th 2011 9:13a Robert Ibsen Voith This article is the first in a series of articles where I eventually end up with a QNAP TS-439 Pro connected to VMWare ESXi 4.1 via iSCSI. meets First enable iSCSI on the QNAP First ensure that your NAS is connected to the network via a switch, preferably a 1Gb switch. Now you can enable an iSCSI target (yup, sounds strange, but an iSCSI target is actually the storage that the iSCSI Initiators will use. The ESXi has built in an iSCSI initiator) on the QNAP, which can studied in detai [read] Keywords: network
The office-prank series; An extra USB mouse ...
Sat, Jan 1st 2011 8:17a Robert Ibsen Voith One of the nice things about an USB mouse is that it install without making too much fuzz for the user. Its no problem to have multiple mice attached at the same time, and they all are active! This means that it we can attach an extra mouse to my targets docking station, he would probably not detect it right away. Since I sit diagonally opposite from my target, I had to involve a colleague about this one. She was eager to try this one out and arrived at 06:00 one morning to install t [read] Keywords: laptop
The office-pranks series; The sodium polyacrylate test ...
Thu, Dec 30th 2010 10:21a Robert Ibsen Voith After the initial prank with the annoy-a-tron, I received my fare share of revenge-pranks. Needless to say, my coffee was polluted with oregano and salt all the time. A nice one was when they had lowered my electric desk down on my office chair, and unplugged it…. My next prank involved a small bottle named “STIFF”, obtained on a marked in Denmark. The description on the bottle was very sparse and desides that this chemical would stiffen water and coffee almost instantly, the w [read] Keywords: application
The office-pranks series; The beginning ...
Tue, Dec 28th 2010 6:16a Robert Ibsen Voith In February 2010 I changed employer, and at the local office we are 4 people sharing a cubicle…. Obviously I was bragging too much of my desire to exercise, so my colleagues started a process to get me started with spinning down at the local gym. As a punishment for not showing up at the super-early spinning sessions (06:30 …), a guy at the office one day removed all my stuff from my desk, even the desk itself! Ha ha, let the games begin!! The following Monday, I brought with me my [read] Keywords: bug
I wish I could combine NotesDocumentCollection with PickListCollection dialog box
Tue, Oct 19th 2010 6:29a Robert Ibsen Voith I have a database where I want to select some document with LotusScript. These documents should be presented to the user in a dialog box so he or she can choose what documents to delete. Now, this isn’t hard to do with a dialog box containing a list of selected values from the documents. However, this always looks “oh so dialogish” …. What if I could present any documents (such as a NotesDocumentCollection) in a PickListCollection dialog box? This would be much more nice [read] Keywords: lotusscript
Since 8.5.1 Notes lost its ability to launch URLs in external browser. Anybody knows?
Fri, Sep 10th 2010 7:25a Robert Ibsen Voith When you receive an URL in an e-mail, it’s often practical to launch it :-) Fore some reason my Notes client has lost this ability since 8.5.1. I’m now at 8.5.2 and the issue still prevail. If I turn on the “Use the browser in this client” in the Preferences-dialog box show below, I may launch the URLs in the embedded browser, but only as long as I have Notes active. When I restart Notes, this setting is “forgotton”, and I have to reset it in the dialog box b [read] Keywords: notes