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My Backups: I'd have missed my pictures the most.
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 13
Fix for More TLS POODLE Troubles
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The Notebook Saga Continues: 2015
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Got PNG? You may get problems.
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 4
VMWare Fusion VM Corrupted? Try this.
Mon, Nov 10th 2014 12
Domino SSL Fixes Coming: "Dis is good!"
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 8
Hey who got The Handsome Champion?
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My Backups: I'd have missed my pictures the most.
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 13
VMWare Fusion VM Corrupted? Try this.
Mon, Nov 10th 2014 12
Using CKEditor 4: Part 4 - Designing for Read/Edit Modes and Using Validation
Wed, Mar 12th 2014 8
Domino SSL Fixes Coming: "Dis is good!"
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 8
Using CKEditor 4: Part1 - Preface + Setup
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 7
Our Grand Ireland Itinerary: Nights 12-14
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 7
Using CKEditor 4: Part 5 - iPad Demonstration
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 6
The Notebook Saga Continues: 2015
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 6
Lotusphere: It just gets curiouser and curiouser - The Good
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 5
Lotusphere: It just gets curiouser and curiouser - The Bad
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My Backups: I'd have missed my pictures the most.
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 7:00a   Russell Maher
As I mentioned in a previous post I've been having some troubles with my Fusion VMs getting corrupted intermittently over the last several months. VM no longer being backed up by Time Machine? Check. Computer no longer allowed to sleep. Ever? Check. VM needs to pre-allocate disk space? Check. Hmmm...maybe it's that pesky problem where my Thunderbolt display started deciding to just black out for no reason but, sometimes, after a Thunderbolt cable unplug/plug it comes back on or, just maybe, wh
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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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