How to Handle Critical Presentation Evals
Fri, May 17th 2013 6:15a Russell Maher Unfortunately, sessions are either "good" or they're not and you may not have any control over that. (What do you mean? I do the writing, the demoing and the speaking...I control everything.) Au contraire mon ami. You are not in control of who shows up to listen. Different people are going to react differently to your presentation and sometimes absolutely nothing you could have done would have made your presentation "good" for some of those people. David Leedy sent me this quote yesterday [read] Keywords:
"Advice on Session Speaking" or "Want To Speak At Connect 2014?"
Thu, May 16th 2013 9:15a Russell Maher Since 1986-2006 and 2009-2012 as a music teacher, choir and chorus director, certified instructor and seminar speaker I have been talking in front of people a lot for a long time. A lot. Often daily but always multiple times a month. That's a lot of time to get comfortable doing it. Here's the problem: I am not a natural limelight seeker. I am not naturally witty or funny. I am not particularly glib, never was overly easy on the eyes and, despite what I said before, I don't consider m [read] Keywords: dblookup
"Writing A Good Session Abstract" or "Want To Speak At Connect 2014?"
Tue, May 14th 2013 6:18a Russell Maher ICON UK and MWLUG are accepting session abstracts. Local user groups (DCLUG, NELUG, ATLUG) are always on the prowl for presenters so you are going to have to do a little abstract writing if you want to do some speakin'. Yesterday I said I would tell you how to write a good session abstract. Alas...writing session abstracts is one area where, being honest with myself, I am not the equal of others. In fact, I am the Susan Lucci of Lotusphere. Sort of. Worse actually. You see, unlike Ms. Lu [read] Keywords: lotus
"I'm Just As Smart As You" or "Want To Speak At Connect 2014?"
Mon, May 13th 2013 10:14a Russell Maher I am just as smart as you. Yup. Unless you're that rare individual that is just "wow" (I met one just last week at IAmLUG), pretty much I believe that anything you can do, say or know... I can do, say or know equally well. (With technology anyway...I believe my hopes for an Olympic medal in downhill skiing are pretty much quashed at this point.) (WHAT THE ...! Is Russ for real here?) Here's the thing: I also believe that you are just as smart as anyone else. (WHERE IS THIS GOING?) [read] Keywords: ibm
Source Control: The Good Stuff - Part 9: Our Mercurial Source Control Strategy
Fri, May 3rd 2013 6:18a Russell Maher Welcome to Part 9: Our Mercurial Source Control Strategy! The final installment of Source Control: The Good Stuff. Well it all comes down to this: How are you going to use Source Control? If you've gone through the earlier videos on Mercurial Source Control within Domino Designer, you've seen how to perform all of the essential steps to get going and seen all of the essential tasks you would need to effectively use source control for your XPage applications. Now it's time to take a look [read] Keywords: domino
Source Control: The Good Stuff - Part 8: Using Revert and Changing Repo NSF Files
Thu, May 2nd 2013 6:18a Russell Maher Welcome to Part 8: Using Revert and Changing Repo NSF Files! The eighth installment of Source Control: The Good Stuff. In this penultimate episode, I show you how to use Revert to "undo" design changes and then show how to switch your repository between different NSFs or create a new NSF from your source control repository. The final two essential concepts to learn before developing your own source control strategy/process. Tomorrow: Part 9: A Mercurial Source Control Strategy [read] Keywords:
Source Control: The Good Stuff - Part 7: Pulling Changesets from a Remote Repository
Wed, May 1st 2013 4:18p Russell Maher Welcome to Part 7: Pulling Changesets from a Remote Repository! The seventh installment of Source Control: The Good Stuff. Guess what? Chances are you're not going to be the only person using your Mercurial source control repository. When other people push their changesets to the remote repo, you're gonna' want their code so you need to Pull. Here's how to do that. Tomorrow: Part 8: Using Revert and Changing Repo NSF Files [read] Keywords:
Source Control: The Good Stuff - Part 6: Using Source Control Tags
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 7:24a Russell Maher Welcome to Part 6: Using Source Control Tags! The sixth installment of Source Control: The Good Stuff. Now that you know how to create and use multiple branches within your source control repo, you might want to embrace Tagging to keep track of important releases within your code stream. Let's see how to use Tags! Tomorrow: Part 7: Pulling Changesets from a Remote Repository [read] Keywords:
Source Control: The Good Stuff Part 5: Mercurial Branching and Merging
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 6:17a Russell Maher Welcome to Part 5: Mercurial Branching and Merging! The fifth installment of Source Control: The Good Stuff. In Part 4, I introduced the basic concepts of using source control branches. In this video I show you how to actually apply those concepts within Domino Designer 9 using Mercurial. We set up multiple branches, merge changesets between branches and show how to resolve merge conflicts. Tomorrow: Part 6: Using Source Control Tags [read] Keywords: domino