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Let’s get Stitch talking – Project #talkie pt 3
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Building the AIY – Project #talkie pt2
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Who knew my love for StarWars would win me a prize
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Sharon Bellamy
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Issues with IBM Connections 5 / 5.5 and Chrome 60
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 9:58a   Sharon Bellamy
There is a known issue with Connections 5 CR4 and all versions of Connections 5.5 when using Chrome version 60. It affects events not being displayed and errors relating to events in the UI. It has also been reported that comments can be affected also. After multiple BP’s and Customers reported this IBM Support have come up with a fix very quickly. The fix you need is IFLO92844 – currently it is only available from IBM support – not sure how long it will be until it is availabl
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Connections 6 migration observations
Tue, Jul 25th 2017 4:00p   Sharon Bellamy
I am sure that lots of you have installed or started migrations to Connections 6 by now .. but I have found a couple of gotchas across the installs and updates that I have managed so far. I am listing them here for sanities sake as I know when we google an error – this blog will show up Connections 6 itself Generally this was a nice smooth install and all worked as it should in a clean 6 environment On testing a migration though I found issues when trying to migrate some of the DBs. A
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It’s that time of year again ..
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 5:38p   Sharon Bellamy
I am Running for Feel the Force Day …. My partner in crime Sam will be joining me again this year, along with Jonathan and Mandy will make up the #TeamRun4FTFD to raise funds. Jonathan has cerebal palsy and he doesn’t let that slow him down. Mad on trucks, cars and any kind of awesome vehicle (just see Shaw on Tour for details), he has recently done a bunch of exciting stuff including running (in a race chair), ice skating and trampolining. Mandy is the biscuit queen Famous for her
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Let’s get Stitch talking – Project #talkie pt 3
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 2:41p   Sharon Bellamy
So after building the kit and testing that it worked .. It was time to get creative .. there are some examples on what to do code wise on the AIY kit voice site First I had to go through the billing set up and processes. Even though the code is free, and the kit is free and they give you $300 worth of credit – you still have to set up billing. It was a pain as I already had a cloud dev account for some of the APIs I use on bit of my sites, but eventually I worked it out – I may have
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Building the AIY – Project #talkie pt2
Sat, May 27th 2017 11:55p   Sharon Bellamy
Before I could attempt to get creative with the code examples – we first had to build the kit and make sure it worked with the things and code that was provided. I have used the images from the aiyprojects.withgoogle.com/voice page. They are great pictures and show step by step how to put things together, I may have forgotten to take step by step pics as we built it too. Prep the SD Card With the voice SD image we downloaded in pt1 – use etcher to flash the SD card and get it ready f
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Who knew my love for StarWars would win me a prize
Sat, May 27th 2017 10:29p   Sharon Bellamy
On May the 4th (also known as StarWars day – you work it out) one of my good friends and former co worker (not sure how he put up sitting opposite me for 2 and a half years ) Mr Dave Sheryn pinged me with an interesting link to a starwars costume competition .. “That’ll be fun”, I thought, “will give it ago .. have a snowballs chance in hell of winning” – so I posted this pic of me With the message O well if we are showing off star wars costumes .. thi
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Project #talkie pt1 – getting to grips with a rasberrypi
Sat, May 27th 2017 9:45p   Sharon Bellamy
What’s all this #talkie stuff about then? So I have been posting stuff on facebook twitter and instragram with the #projecttalkie or #talkie hash tag .. Most of you know that I costume .. and as well as my love for star wars (and my mandalorian costume), I also LOVE to costume as Stitch … You can see me here as my favourite fluffy blue alien experiment (626) with my good pal and all around lovely Captain America friend Mr James Budd. Again most of you know that i am a HUGE supporte
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Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 part 3
Sat, May 27th 2017 8:48p   Sharon Bellamy
In part 3 of the series we will actually attempt to migrate the data. Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 In my experience the database migration is always most time consuming, so I always do the database first Use the text file of Commands that we created in part 2. Back up the exisitng Connections databases Drop database, create database, app grants (for homepage also initdata, and re org and run stats) CR update scripts Pre DB fixer script Run the DBT command Application specific s
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Docs 2.0 CR2 – here we go again
Sat, May 27th 2017 8:05p   Sharon Bellamy
I am blogging this mainly so I remember how to solve this Big thanks to fellow ICS community member and all round great guy Robert Farstad for blogging this Again you can see a problem when patching Docs 2 to CR2 as it can’t find the FQDN of the hosts. The code has changed so it’s not possible to use the work around that we had previously. There is a slight twist to getting it to work which Rob has explained fabulously so thank you mate .. you saved me a lot of grief .. and even IBM
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Connections 6 system requirements are available
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 2:21p   Sharon Bellamy
thanks to my friend and co-speaker Roberto Boccadoro for sharing these .. you can find the system requirements for Connections 6 here The basic info is: WAS 8.5.5.10 IBM install manager 1.8.5 DB2 11.1.0 / Oracle 12.1.0.2.0 (enterprise) / MS SQL 2016 TDI 7.1.1 fix pack 6 Connections 6 is going to be released on Friday 31st of March – happy downloading and installing The post Connections 6 system requirements are available appeared first on Social Shazza.
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IBM Cloud migration and management Webinar
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 2:27p   Sharon Bellamy
I have the pleasure of giving another webinar on Wednesday at 4pm UK / 11 am EST – with my friend and IBMer Luis Guirigay We will be talking about migrating to the cloud and user management once you are there …. Join this webinar to learn more. Register here. Are you interested in running some or all of your messaging platform in the Cloud? Interested in IBM Verse? Worried about how to manage the user-lifecycle in a hybrid or cloud environment? Not sure about how or where to start?
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Want to go to IBM Connect .. be nice to a Champion for a discount
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 11:01a   Sharon Bellamy
Being an IBM Champion is great and it does come with some benefits. Today all IBM Champions are happy to announce that we can offer YOU a discount of $100 for IBM’s upcoming ICS event – IBM Connect in San Francisco So what do you need to do – just reach out to an IBM Champion tell us why you want to go to Connect and what your expectations are and as if by magic we will give you the dscont code. Now is a great time to register .. and I wish I was going to be there with you all
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6 years a Champion !!
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 11:24a   Sharon Bellamy
I recieved an email yesterday – just before I joined a live stream to watch the IBM Champions for ICS be announced. On behalf of IBM, it is my great pleasure to recognize you as a returning IBM Champion in 2017. Congratulations! I am so honoured to be amongst a great group of champions again. I have been an ICS IBM Champion since the program began in 2011. Being an IBM Champion is all about being part of a great extended  community, sharing knowledge, giving feed back and constructive c
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So Docs 2 CR1 and iFix 1 is not playing ball
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 2:46p   Sharon Bellamy
I knew that some of our community had seen issues with applying Docs 2 CR1 and the accompanying iFix, so I purposely held off applying it. But low and behold on Saturday afternoon when I did attempted to install CR1 I had problems. The Docs and Viewer applications deployed without issues, but the Conversion server had these errors: WASX7303I: The following options are passed to the scripting environment and are available as arguments that are stored in the argv variable: "[remote_install_a_vers
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Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 part 2
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 12:12p   Sharon Bellamy
In part 2 of this series we will cover preparing the system and the commands and files required. There is a fair bit of file creation to do and configuring of the Database Transfer Tool (DBT) Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 Step 3 – Prepare a system to recieve the data As I stated previously do not think you can recycle an existing Connections server if it has been installed with the DB type you are migrating away from as it causes issues with files particually. In my case I
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Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 part 1
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 10:58a   Sharon Bellamy
For those of you that follow me on twitter, you will have noticed that I have posted a number of tweets relating to a fun project I am working on. I have been working with a customer to move them from Connections 5 to Connections 5.5 – Not a massive issue – EXCEPT they are currently using Oracle for the Connections DB and they can not upgrade it to the version required by 5.5 for quite some time, as most of their business systems require the version of Oracle currently running. This
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Is Verse on prem the end of Connections Mail?
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 11:41a   Sharon Bellamy
A technote has come to light – marking the end of life for Connections Mail https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21993196 The content states November 2016 is the end of support for the following versions of ICM V 1.0 (for Connections 4.0), and version 1.3 (for Connections 4.5). End of support for ICM 1.6 (for connections 5.0) will be one year from the publication of this TechNote, November 17, 2017. We intend continue to support the latest version of the plug in, 1.7 with C
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Sutol, Pokemon and an awesome time
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 4:55p   Sharon Bellamy
As blogged over on the BCC page .. a round up of Sutol with some extra Shaz related bits  Last week we were in the beautiful city of Prague for the 8th annual SUTOL Czech user group. It was a small affair with approx. 100 attendees – making it more like an extended family gathering, which actually worked really well. The sessions were well attended and there seems to be a chunk of Czech business that already have hybrid and cloud environments and are uses of IBM Connections. The Keynote: L
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SUTOL Presentations
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 2:51p   Sharon Bellamy
I was lucky enough to be selected to speak at the 8th SUTOL conference which was held in the beautiful city of Prague. A round up blog post is coming. In the meen time please find below the slides from the presentations given with Wannes Rams & Roberto Boccadoro Sutol – A Hitchhiker’s Guide to troubleshooting IBM Connections from Sharon Bellamy James Sutol How To Be A Lion Tamer from Sharon Bellamy James The post SUTOL Presentations appeared first on Social Shazza.
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So much going on
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 12:11p   Sharon Bellamy
I know its been quiet here but that is because I have been a little busy with the new job at BCC .. which is great .. I love to be busy so what I have I been doing .. Starting at BCC which is awesome, I have been to MWLUG and spoke their again which was also great, We had ICONUK which was much fun (if a little stressful for the organisation team), Run a 5k and raised over £1,000 for charity, and I have been to SUTOL in Prague – all this and the day job at BCC BUT I do have lots to blog o




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