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Fix for More TLS POODLE Troubles
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Using CKEditor 4: Part1 - Preface + Setup
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Using CKEditor 4: Part 5 - iPad Demonstration
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Russell Maher
Blog Title XPage Tips
Blog Description Practical tips for XPagers from someone doing it every day
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Fix for More TLS POODLE Troubles
Sun, Feb 1st 2015 11:09a   Russell Maher
If you're running IHS in front of your Domino servers you'll probably want to apply this setting to prevent against the latest POODLE attack which now also affects TLS (the last time we did this it only affected SSLv3). Edit your Domino.conf file and add these lines inside your SSL configuration: # Enable strict CBC padding SSLAttributeSet 471 1 The information can be found here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21692502
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The Notebook Saga Continues: 2015
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 11:10a   Russell Maher
2014. Uh, yeaahhhhh. There is much I could say but I'll limit it to this: 2014 was not a great year in many, many ways and I'm literally looking forward to a time where the idiocy in my country, and the world in general, will rightfully be recognized for the foolishness that it is and the ever-moving societal pendulum swings back towards an equilibrium that actually makes sense. Moving on. QDiligence had a spectacular year! S P E C T A C U L A R Growth in sales, productivity, functional
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Got PNG? You may get problems.
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 6:18a   Russell Maher
Last Spring I was configuring the Web Application Firewall in front of our Domino XPages application and discovered a rather annoying little Domino "feature." It seems that Domino likes to send PNG files down the wire while indicating that those files are JPEG files. To illustrate the issue I've included a screen shot from a quick Burp scan that shows there is a mismatch. The issue is that the image might not display at all depending on your network and security setup. This came up agai
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VMWare Fusion VM Corrupted? Try this.
Mon, Nov 10th 2014 5:17a   Russell Maher
I use several VMs and have been using VMWare Fusion for years. No problems. Then last month one of my two main vms got this strange error. I futzed with it but was in a hurry and ended up being able to copy the critical files off of it just in case and the darn thing is still corrupted somehow and I really cannot use it any more. So...this past weekend I received a similar error that looks somethings like this... ...except that this time it was on my really, really main VM so I quickly us
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Domino SSL Fixes Coming: "Dis is good!"
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 10:10a   Russell Maher
As Nicolas Cages tells Cher in Moonstruck when he's eating the steak she cooked for him... "'Dis is good." IBM released two technotes today regarding SSL and Domino. I do wish this would have happened sooner but I can tell you from a lot of life experience that "late" is truly better than "never." Domino peeps will be able to support TLS 1.0 and disable SSLv3 support (to protect themselves from POODLE without a proxy server) AND support for SHA2 SSL/TLS certificates is also coming.
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Hey who got The Handsome Champion?
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 1:11p   Russell Maher
My IBM Champion swag just arrived and I ripped into it like it was Christmas then got on a real roll with PhotoBooth! Thank you to IBM for having the Champion program and thank you to Oliver and Amanda for providing us with some really nice things. Very cool. The stuff is cool, no doubt about that, but it is still the honor of being selected an IBM Champion that is really really cool and I am very grateful.
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SoftLayer + IBM: One Year Update
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 3:11p   Russell Maher
About a year ago I posted a couple of times regarding IBM's acquisition of SoftLayer. Received email this morning heralding the one year anniversary of the acquisition and I thought I would take a few moments to give my take as a SoftLayer customer. I was very concerned a year ago when I heard the SoftLayer announcement because, while I sincerely believe the financials of IBM's acquisition of Lotus Software back in 1995 are right in line with IBM's business track record (which is to say the
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Streaming files to IE8? You may want this.
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 9:11a   Russell Maher
An easy XPages tip for a lazy Friday... Got SSL? Streaming files using an XAgent? You're gonna' get an error unless you do something like this: if(context.getUserAgent().isIE(8, 8)==false){ response.setHeader("Cache-Control", "no-cache"); } Apparently IE8 don't like no caching when streaming files over SSL.
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Let me tell you some things about the Irish...
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 6:12a   Russell Maher
To tie off my Ireland Itinerary series of posts I wanted to close with some thoughts on the Irish people and country. I have a curiosity about people that I do not often have the chance to indulge generally because I am too busy and many people find my inquisitive intensity to be unnerving but when I have the chance, the time and the opportunity I really try to learn as much about others as possible and am often rewarded with some valuable perspectives. What I found in Ireland is that the peop
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A Few Pics from Ireland
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 6:12a   Russell Maher
Some of my favorite pics from our Ireland trip... They run anybody during elections! At Newgrange Giant's Causeway Sheeps At Harvey's Point they added this small fireplace room in 2004. It is so awesome! Kylemore Abbey Cows on the road Cows in a field. Banded Galloways Dinner at Hayfield Manor Where the Mahers are from Rock of Cashel Actually drank some whiskey...well Ginger Ale with some whiskey This is really good! Too much to drink? Fishing pole and an an MG
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Our Grand Ireland Itinerary: Nights 8-11
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 2:15p   Russell Maher
This is the second part in a series of posts about our trip to Ireland. Day 1 Itinerary Day 3 Itinerary Nights 8-11 Our first seven nights took us from Dublin to Trim to Northern Ireland to Donegal and then toward Galway. Nights 8-11 took us to the Dingle Peninsula, through part of the Ring of Kerry then over to Cork. Dingle The Dingle Peninsula is stunning. The road out on the peninsula offers some of the most stunning coastline you'll ever encounter. Really something to see. Sadly
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Our Grand Ireland Itinerary: Nights 12-14
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 2:15p   Russell Maher
This is the third post in a series of posts about our Ireland itinerary. Day 1 Itinerary Day 2 Itinerary Nights 12-14 Our last drive took us from Cork, where we stayed at the lovely Hayfield Manor, to Dublin via Blarney Castle, where we both kissed the Blarney Stone, to Tipperary (the ancestral location ft the Mahers), to the Rock of Cashel, the lovely town of Kilkenny and then to Dublin where we dropped off the rental car after checking in to fabulous Westbury Hotel. Blarney Castle
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Our Grand Ireland Itinerary
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 9:10p   Russell Maher
Now I've been to Ireland. Karen and I spent two weeks there and got back last Saturday. Karen's travels plus my travels plus our travels adds up to a fairly impressive list of places (for Americans anyway) but, shockingly, neither of us had ever been to Ireland and so, for the first time, we travelled to a place where neither of us had ever been before. By the end of the trip, it is fair to say that, although we plan on returning to Ireland in the future, if we never make it back, we've gi
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More security. That's what I'M talkin' about!
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:11p   Russell Maher
Just deployed a Citrix Netscaler Platinum into our SoftLayer infrastructure. While we are quite confident in Domino and XPages security, a recent application vulnerability scan highlighted a couple of areas where Domino comes up a little short. For example, not being able to set the SessionID cookie as Secure (SSL only) could be a bit of an issue under the right circumstances. I have been evaluating the Netscaler for a few weeks and pretty much it's a web application administrator control fr
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Using CKEditor 4: Part 6 - Caveats: Jumping Editors, More on Validation, Going iPad "Only," and 32K Limits
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 6:14a   Russell Maher
This is Part 6 (final part) of a series of videos that illustrate our solution to implementing CKEditor 4 in our XPages application. You can find links to all of the videos in Part 1. In the last video I showed how this technique looks on an actual iPad..In this video I discuss some things to be aware of when working with the CKEditor, either CKEditor 4 or the currently installed XPages version (3.6.6.2). CKEditors jump! Validation usually in play in XPage apps will probably require a more e
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Some Cultural Thoughts II (3 movies)
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 11:13p   Russell Maher
As I wrote in an earlier post, we've been viewing our way through the Oscar-nominated movies and we've just completed three more this week. Captain Phillips Fantastic movie! Watch it. Interesting fact...my oldest daughter was dating a fellow at the time who was serving on one of the U.S. Navy ships involved in the rescue. Gripping story plus Tom Hanks plus perfect movie-long crescendo of tension that ends in a rather incredible way even when you know how the story ends. Gravity Techni
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Wife Really Got Me Laughing
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 9:12a   Russell Maher
Today I am 51. One of my pet peeves is wearing socks with sandals. I just don't get it unless you have a condition but even then I just don't get it. Up until the last few years when the 20-somethings started doing it, the Wearin' O' the Socks with Sandals was primarily limited to Old Guys. Got this card this morning from Karen and she really had me laughing!
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Using CKEditor 4: Part 5 - iPad Demonstration
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 6:12a   Russell Maher
This is Part 5 of a series of videos that illustrate our solution to implementing CKEditor 4 in our XPages application. You can find links to all of the videos in Part 1. In the last video I discussed coding for Read/Edit modes and validation. In this video I show what it looks like on an iPad and add a new field to, uh, accommodate some aberrant behavior! I think the issue is with the CKEditor but just wanted you to see the issue and understand why things were changed slightly. My guess is yo
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Using CKEditor 4: Part 4 - Designing for Read/Edit Modes and Using Validation
Wed, Mar 12th 2014 6:14a   Russell Maher
This is Part 4 of a series of videos that illustrate our solution to implementing CKEditor 4 in our XPages application. You can find links to all of the videos in Part 1. In this video I show the technique we used to make an XPage work in both Edit and read mode and also talk a little about field validation. For XPager Devs, these techniques will be Old Hat! Enjoy!
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Using CKEditor 4: Part 2 - Copy CKEditor contents to another field
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 4:12p   Russell Maher
This is Part 2 of a series of videos that illustrate our solution to implementing CKEditor 4 in our XPages application. You can find links to all of the videos in Part 1. In this video I show the technique we used to transfer the HTML content from the CKEditor into a standard XPages Multiline Edit Box control. The technology behind this is something those of us in the business call "Javascript." Pretty fancy stuff, I know, but I'm quite sure it is gonna' be big someday. Enjoy!
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Using CKEditor 4: Part 3 - Convert content into MIME
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 4:12p   Russell Maher
This is Part 3 of a series of videos that illustrate our solution to implementing CKEditor 4 in our XPages application. You can find links to all of the videos in Part 1. In the last video I showed how we were transferring the content of CKEditor 4 into an XPages control. In this video I show how the copied HTML is saved into the document as MIME which is really what you're after when implementing a "rich text" web editor after all! Enjoy!
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Using CKEditor 4: Part1 - Preface + Setup
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 6:12a   Russell Maher
Last Fall we needed to implement a better rich text editor for iPad users and found CKEditor 4 addressed the issues we had with the currently installed CKEditor and also met our needs. This series of videos provide a look into the technique we used and the steps required to make it work. Our application is based entirely on beans so it was a little tough to extract the technique into a little more non-bean-friendly XPage solution but I think I have given the topic a pretty good once over here
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Some Cultural Thoughts (4 Movies and a Book)
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 11:12a   Russell Maher
A few thoughts on Thinge Cultural... Heart of Darkness - by Joseph Conrad Finished Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad a few weeks ago. Had heard the book referred to in the remake of King Kong and also Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown Congo episode and added it to my list of "classics I should read." Moby Dick is a fairly dense read but this Heart of Darkness was a whole order higher in reading challenge for me. The book is written as someone telling a story about their experience headi
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Chicagoland Driving Stupidity Epidemic
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 9:10a   Russell Maher
In Chicagoland we are suffering from an epidemic of Driving Stupidity. The picture below shows exactly what I am talking about. We're at a stoplight and the car in front of me is more than a full car length back from the white line where you're actually supposed to stop. This person drove straight after the light turned green and never moved an inch forward after coming to their stop. You cannot drive more than ten minutes around here without seeing someone pull this stunt and it doesn't mat
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Lotusphere: It just gets curiouser and curiouser - The Bad
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 8:11a   Russell Maher
I always considered the annual IBM lovefest in Orlando in January as "Lotusphere" but after last week it is pretty clear it IBM Connect ain't no Lotusphere. The OGS (The Bad): Who are you talking to? Short Version: I was not a fan of the OGS. Here is the Good News if you prefer. Long Version: What can you say about an Opening General Session where people actually yelled "No" when asked from the stage at the end if they liked the demos and if there were enough demos? Sadly, not much g
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Lotusphere: It just gets curiouser and curiouser - The Good
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 8:11a   Russell Maher
The Bad was here. Here is The Good The Speakers I did not get to see many sessions at all but the ones I did see were very good. There are so many more sessions I would have liked to see, for the information or to support the speakers I know well, but my own business schedule simply gets in the way this time of year. The Developers In prior years I never really needed to ask for anything from the IBM Developers. This year though I needed several issues addressed and I found each person I




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