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Of Bruce Elgort , (very small) Alien Abduction, OpenNTF and changing times.
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OK who turned out the lights and where is the tuna?
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All change has at it's heart a moment of melancholy
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Who can say where the road goes, where the day goes? Only time....
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Offical start of the Domino Charity Marathon Dander For Cash 2013
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Interesting thing coming in ECMAScript 6
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The new CSS3 @supports() rule is really rather cool!
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WARNING the Domino 852* ID Vault does no play well with 850* client code stream and there is no fix!
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All change has at it's heart a moment of melancholy
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 66
Principals of Design #1 - Balance
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 63
Offical start of the Domino Charity Marathon Dander For Cash 2013
Wed, Jan 2nd 2013 59
Of Bruce Elgort , (very small) Alien Abduction, OpenNTF and changing times.
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 59
Alternates to the evil EVAL() in javascript
Sun, Nov 4th 2012 56
Making a CHECKBOX field align nicely on a Domino form
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Interesting thing coming in ECMAScript 6
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Who can say where the road goes, where the day goes? Only time....
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 52
The new CSS3 @supports() rule is really rather cool!
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Steve McDonagh
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Of Bruce Elgort , (very small) Alien Abduction, OpenNTF and changing times.
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 10:30a   Steve McDonagh
The story of Bruce. So today is one of those rare moments of transition when something moves from one era to another. Specifically Mr Bruce Elgort is after an illustrious career at the helm of OpenNTF is standing down as chairperson ... or should that be "is standing up from the chair" because if he doesn't stand up then they will need another chair .. anyway I digress. I first met Bruce in 2007 when we were both abducted by aliens easily identifiable by the fact they are physically incap [read] Keywords: notes blackberry community openntf taking notes wiki

OK who turned out the lights and where is the tuna?
Thu, Sep 5th 2013 2:09p   Steve McDonagh
... and here I sit for the first time in 3 days alone with my thoughts outside Brighton railway station in glorious Autumn sunshine. ICON13 is over and real life drifts around me in ill advised shorts, double entendre tee-shirts and the occasional "kiss me quick" hat. Sitting on the low wall it occurs to me that I have been told by many people that we are afforded moments of clarity when all become clear and this wibbly wobbly continuum we call home makes perfect sense - sadly this is most def [read] Keywords: admin agent domino ilug community office

All change has at it's heart a moment of melancholy
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 5:22a   Steve McDonagh
.... and today more than most. For Warren Elsmore announced that ICON formerly known as UKLUGi s bowing out after 8 years of state of the art conferencing. The world it seems changes, moves on and re-aligns it's priorities in new and interesting ways yet these changes are always tinged with a moistness of eye and a faint longing to be returned to "the good old days" a moment of Kleenex requirement if you will. I am honoured to have helped with UKLUG and ILUG in a small way for several y [read] Keywords: ilug

Who can say where the road goes, where the day goes? Only time....
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 11:41a   Steve McDonagh
Although I am not over in Orlando at Connect 13 this year the distance from my friends is all the more difficult with the news that one of the "Geek Bikers" , Kenneth Kjarbye from Denmark, had an fatal accident on the Annual Hog ride. Stuck in Ireland I have only my words to reach out to Kenneth's family and my friends who are at this time in a dark place they were not expecting to be not even in their worst nightmares .. but there are no words I can think of that really do help, there ar [read] Keywords: community

Offical start of the Domino Charity Marathon Dander For Cash 2013
Wed, Jan 2nd 2013 5:28p   Steve McDonagh
The Dander Route A while back I mentioned that there would be a reprise of the Domino Dander for Cash this coming year. It takes me great pleasure to announce that this year's Dander will be longer bigger and more challenging than the two that have preceeded it. As of today it is offical, a spreadsheet has been created and accomodation is being looked at and foot care product sales have gone through the roof in certain places around the UK and USA When I say "we" these are the brave [read] Keywords: domino community email

Interesting thing coming in ECMAScript 6
Tue, Nov 27th 2012 4:41a   Steve McDonagh
Javascript always has been the poor cousin to all that whizz-bangery that happens on a server and as a result anything new coming down the pipe line kinda gets lost in the news-stream of super-duper server improvements. I try were possible to keep up to speed with what's about to come along and it was with this in mind I I was casting my eye over Juriy Zaytsev's EMCAScript 6 compatibility chart and I started to notice green's appear. Some of the current or beta versions of the browsers are [read] Keywords: ibm apple application blogger javascript network properties server wiki


The new CSS3 @supports() rule is really rather cool!
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 5:42a   Steve McDonagh
As all devs know , browsers can in varying degrees be a right royal pain in the arse when it comes to standards compliance and when you throw in companies like Never Upgrade a PC Till It Breaks Inc. who are still running XP with IE6, planning your super duper new web site to support them can be fraught with problems. Most of us are used to the idea of designing a UI that degrades into a DBA-UX (Different But Acceptable User Experience) to do this we have to be able to work out exactly the su [read] Keywords: blogger css

Useful i5/OS tip - Displaying Locks on an IFS Object
Thu, Nov 22nd 2012 6:59a   Steve McDonagh
I was plagued this week by an odd problem on one of our i5 boxes. I was trying to use the CPYFRMIMPF & CPYTOIMPF to pull in data from a new Japanese division that uses nothing but Japanese characters in their data. This of course means UTF-8 / Unicode data, which can be a bit of a pain to set up in a DB2/i5 data table (particularly if someone forgets to make fields something other than CCSID 65535!) Anyway.... I could get data off the system using the CPYTOIMPF into the IFS no problem at a [read] Keywords: blogger db2

Domino Dander for Dosh 2013
Thu, Nov 15th 2012 11:31a   Steve McDonagh
Gentle readers some non-techie news! The bold Eileen Fitzgerald and myself are planning a Dander For Dosh in May next year. Eileen and were joined by the indefatigable Carl Tyler for 2012's walk along the coast between Bray and Wicklow in Ireland. We didn't pester the life out of you because we didn't get the giving organized in time for the actual walk. This year we will get our act in gear and start demanding money with menaces in January - You have been warned! Conscious of the f [read] Keywords: domino blogger

Alternates to the evil EVAL() in javascript
Sun, Nov 4th 2012 8:34a   Steve McDonagh
I am interupting the Design Series of post for a quick Javascript post that comes out of a question asked on the Javascript forum on LinkedIn about alternates to the eval() function in Javascript. The most pertinent reasons for not using eval() are:- 1. Security - it leaves your code open to a JS injection attack which is never a good thing 2. Debugging - no line numbers which is a PITA 3. Optimisation - as until the code to be executed is unknown, it cannot be optimized. Sadly EVAL is way t [read] Keywords: ajax applications blogger dojo javascript linkedin security server

Principles of Design #6 - Colour Theory, The basics
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 4:32p   Steve McDonagh
Right I could wax long an lyrical about colours and how to use them, which I have to say probably sounds odd coming from me given that I am nearly colour blind. However I have been colour blind all my life and to me the sky is blue and grass green because that is what we are taught from when we are small. Colour is very hard to describe to someone else without using the word "like" in fact most colour names are based around a descriptor that carries with it the meaning of the colour being [read] Keywords: blogger

Coping with Windows update 2661254 SSL FIx on a self certed domino server
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 7:49a   Steve McDonagh
Well well well, that was an interesting couple of days! Microsoft in their infinite wisdom decided to release a fix that stops Internet Explorer (a pox on it) accessing any SSL site that has a [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm ntf quickr blogger microsoft networking profile security server

Principles of Design - Unity, Getting all to work together
Wed, Sep 26th 2012 2:26p   Steve McDonagh
Bit of a gap in the series, a 25 mile walk in the Mournes and a couple of projects at work got in the way.. Anyway on with the series - Unity, what is it? Well that is a hard-ish concept as it sort of suggest that "What works ... works". However it is something that all devs should think about as most of aspire to create things that work and have an identity. Alternately we may work in a company that has a well defined corporate identity framework with in which we create our applications an [read] Keywords: ldd lotus applications blogger community css development twitter

IT Sales Cold Calls - The bane of my life :(
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 3:43a   Steve McDonagh
Right - people who follow my tweets will already know that my patience with cold callers has worn perilously thin of late. Particularly with Oracle salespeople although SalesForce, HP and Macafee are not that far behind. I am paid to do a job and I do that job reasonably well given the fact there there are only so many hours in the day that I can work in. What I am NOT paid to do is to engage with cold callers trying to engage me in a conversation that adds not a shred of productivity to my day [read] Keywords: blogger facebook oracle

Design Principals #4 - Use Emphasis to make your point
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 4:36p   Steve McDonagh
So in our wander through the skills and ideas useful for devs that do not have design team handy when they are designing apps and sites we arrive at emphasis. "OK", I hear you cry, "I know all about the [em],[i] and [b] tags." But emphasis is more so much more that typographical! Emphasis is what gives you design a focal point and by that I mean that the element that is most important stands out in your design. For this reason emphasis is sometimes called dominance, but I don't wa [read] Keywords: applications blogger

Design Principals #3 - Getting down to the Rhythm
Wed, Sep 12th 2012 3:40p   Steve McDonagh
Rhythm is mentioned by one of my arty farty heros Henyi Matisse An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language. Now Mr. Matisse was taking about paintings but it is equally true about music, poetry or indeed web and app design. We as devs create rhythm by simply repeating elements in predictable or surprising patterns. This repetition is a natural thing [read] Keywords: blogger

Principals of Design #2 - Proportion
Tue, Sep 11th 2012 9:44a   Steve McDonagh
Proprotion - OK why should I care about proportion? Proportion is closely linked to Balance that I discussed in the previous "Design" post. Proportion is one of the attributes that can balance a page or on the other hand send it spinning off into the realm of things that make you go "EUCK!!!!!" At it's most basic level, proportion is the relationship that an element has with one or more other elements on the page. This relationship can be any one of the elements attributes size, colo [read] Keywords: blogger twitter

Today is a BOFH day .... :-)
Tue, Sep 11th 2012 7:27a   Steve McDonagh
Today I got a reply from a user who had received a standard warning message about a password change event that will be happening tomorrow. The orginal email message reads Dear xxx, Please be aware that your password for the userprofile XXXXXXX on the BIGBOX server will expire tomorrow and you will be required to change it. Regards The Security Administration Team We in IT send these messages on the two mornings before password change day so that the change does not come as a surprise and [read] Keywords: administration blogger desktop email password security server

Quick Tip for IE Compatibility Modes
Tue, Sep 11th 2012 6:12a   Steve McDonagh
After much head scratching on how to get IE9 to behave properly with a web site design I discovered deep in a MS document that you can add this inside your [HEAD] and it will force any IE version to use the highest compatibility mode that is available to it [meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" /] Damn useful as IE9 will by default start in QUIRKS mode and make a mockery of all your lovely newish CSS and JS. The MS Article is here PS I will be back later with Design Pr [read] Keywords: blogger css microsoft

Principals of Design #1 - Balance
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 9:01a   Steve McDonagh
So what is "Balance" and why do I give a monkey's chuff? Well on a very basic level we humans like things to be balanced and something that is visually balanced is more pleasing to the eye than something that is not. The easiest way is to think of an old fashion set of scales, when the two objects being weighed are the same weight the scales will be balanced. You can have several objects on one side and they still "balance" one big object on the other side. You will hear design gee [read] Keywords: blogger interface

Good Design is NOT Expensive!
Sun, Sep 9th 2012 10:17a   Steve McDonagh
Goodness Gracious! I have switched to "Bus" mode - no posts on Dominoyesmaybe for months and then 3 in one day! I blame UKLUG! Of I go, have a whale of a time and I come back empowered and enthused by the new things I have come across and new challenges that have been set. This post however comes from the other source of UKLUG benefits, the chats and conversations in the bar after the official bits have finished. I was chatting with some other devs and the topic of design came up now not [read] Keywords: application applications blogger

Spark Sessions are GREAT!
Sun, Sep 9th 2012 10:17a   Steve McDonagh
I hear those of you not conference goers mutter "Spark Sessions - what are they?" Well one of the the wonderful ladies that comprise the "Nerd Girls" - Gab Davis persauded me to do one at BLUG and then again more recently at UKLUG. I am not sure who introduced them or their provenance before I got involved but the every lovely Gab is the one poking grumpy gits like me to get off their arses and do something that is different and most importantly inspiring. For such is the reason Spark Sess [read] Keywords: blogger

HTC One X Battery Life Improvement
Sun, Sep 9th 2012 9:14a   Steve McDonagh
Gentle Readers - I love my HTC One X, have done since the day I got it. Fast, good screen, I can read it without glasses and zero app failure since I got it in April. The only slightly down thing was battery life but this is true of many of the full function smartphones when used in anger. In it's defense I would said that it is a BIG lump of a thing and I do use GPS when dandering and a 3 hour dander with GPS on sucks the life out of a battery faster than a thirsty Ulsterman drinks his Guin [read] Keywords: lotus blogger mobile wifi

UKLUG 2012 - If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
Thu, Sep 6th 2012 11:59a   Steve McDonagh
There is a Pizza in the oven, there is beer in the fridge and I am collating and bubble sorting my thoughts while making those odd noises of deep satisfaction only known to aliens from Alpha Centauri and *LUG attendees...Yes another UKLUG is done, dusted and put away for another year. First a super-duper-ginormous-fudge-flavoured-exceptional-experience-with-extra-cheese-THANK-YOU to the Elsmores, Warren and Kitty, without whom UKLUG would not happen and if by some fluke of chance it did then [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere applications blogger community enterprise websphere

BLUG 2012 Antwerp thanks and mildly antisocial thoughts
Sun, Mar 25th 2012 5:38p   Steve McDonagh
I am returned from Antwerp and the 2 days of tech, sessions, chocolate, smiles, laughter and a beer called "Bollocka" ... yes I attended BLUG 2012 I got home yesterday and have had 24 hours to review in my own mind the event and the one word that resonates in my memory is "community". I can say without fear of contradiction that there were no negatives to report. Theo and the team of willing helpers put on a fantastic 2 days of super speakers with lots of cutting edge tip, tricks and [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm blogger community twitter wifi wiki

IBM Should Support IBM Connections, IBM Sametime and Lotus Notes Traveler on IBM i
Sun, Feb 26th 2012 7:48a   Steve McDonagh
This is by way of Steve Pitcher who is bribing us with free beer. Having said that as an iBoxer of old all the way from the S34/S36/S38 precursors I have a feeling I will be buying Steve the beers and not the other way around! Why Should these IBM Collaboration Solutions (ICS) products run on IBM i? IBM i on Power Systems and it's predecessors have literally hundreds of thousands of installations worldwide. IBM i customers want to leverage existing investments in hardware, software [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus notes sametime traveler aix blogger linux security server

A classic example of Sharp Practice on the Internet
Wed, Feb 22nd 2012 4:45p   Steve McDonagh
Now readers you will know that I am (a) getting on in years (b) prone to grumpiness (c) do not like folk that treat the Internet as their exclusive Honey Pot to pillage as they see fit. On to the meat of this post I came across via a fellow yellow geek this site http://www.medhelpline.co.uk Now a word or two of explanation. NHS Direct is a UK government run web site and hot line that you can ring cheaply from anywhere in the UK if you have a medical problem that you want to research o [read] Keywords: blogger email google wiki

At last!!! the Standard IP.AC QOS Standard *PHEW*
Fri, Feb 3rd 2012 5:11a   Steve McDonagh
Network Working Group D. Waitzman Request for Comments: 2549 IronBridge Networks Updates: 1149 1 April 1999 Category: Experimental IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service Status of this Memo This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. Copyright Notice Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rig [read] Keywords: blogger community email network networking security

2012 Big Bloggers Dander for Dosh - Invitation!
Wed, Jan 25th 2012 4:44p   Steve McDonagh
He ho gentle readers! Christmas is over and the new year brings a whole new horizon of wonderful exciting things to stick 2012 after (or before). So since the "Extraordinary Elsmores" have set the dates for UKLUG 2012 to be 3-4 September, it seemed like a good idea to arrange the 2nd Big Blogger Dander for Dosh around the same time - currently we are looking at the 25th August or the 1st September. Now the 2011 Dander for Dosh raised over £3000.00 for the Famine In East Africa - which [read] Keywords: blogger email

Social Software and the information event horizon
Mon, Jan 16th 2012 7:10p   Steve McDonagh
I have been following the goings on at Lotusphere with the usual envious interest of the non-attendee and once again I find myself deeply irritated by the prefix "Social" that is plugged onto things that really do not need "Social" added to them. However that is just me being grumpy and a general detestation for marketing hyperbole. That aside I have been thinking of late of what I call the IEH (Information Event Horizon). Social networks only work when those in the networks feel obligate [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotusphere quickr blogger enterprise google mobile network reservation sharepoint social software

Designing for the Colour Blind
Wed, Dec 21st 2011 4:33p   Steve McDonagh
Today I was whinging about getting yet another email, nothing odd in getting emails you may think, however for me as a colour blind person, sending me an email that is written in a colour I cannot see properly just ends up as being grey and if the colour is a bright colour it is a light gray on a white background. This is deeply deeply annoying so I tweeted my discomfort and sent a polite but firm email to the sender asking them to send emails to me in a format that I would easily read. My twee [read] Keywords: blogger email

"Pain in the Arse" problem found in 853 client pre-roll out testing
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 4:38a   Steve McDonagh
During Lotus Client testing of 853 we have come across a problem that it is perhaps wise to be aware of. If you have the following set of circumstances 1. You have laid out a forms elements in a table 2. You display the form in a Frameset, page or Dialog box 3. You have not explicitly set a Background Colour in all the cells of the table 4. Your First cell in the table has an explicit Background Colour set This happens The background colour of the first cell in the table is inherited by al [read] Keywords: lotus blogger bug vista

jQuery 1.7 Event Delegation.. Gitanes and whisling at girls are they walk by
Tue, Dec 13th 2011 5:33p   Steve McDonagh
In the wonderful world of JS event listeners cost memory. Lots and lots of memory! In today's shiney shiney click,drag swipe an pinch world has a whole heap of event listeners floating around smoking cheap ciggarettes, whistling at the girls and generally making your web site perform badly. But all is not lost jQuery provides some really easy methods for handling event listeners efficiently through the wonders of event delegation. In a bit of an extreme example but hey we are Domino Deve [read] Keywords: domino blogger

Ye Godz TheTroubledGeek.com gets an email!
Sun, Dec 4th 2011 1:09p   Steve McDonagh
It was many moons ago that awesome team of Fabulous Francie and Professor Ignatius Gonad IV were called upon by a member of the liaty to answer one of their problems. Sadly the domain is no longer active ... it is a long story which I may be allowed to tell some day when they lift the court orders. However the questioner got around this knowing that I was a close friend of Ignatius Gonad and knew I that would be able to contact him and sent me the email and I am very glad to be able to reproduc [read] Keywords: collaboration aix blogger email java office

Tidying up closed jQuery UI Tabs
Thu, Oct 13th 2011 9:10a   Steve McDonagh
A wee tip: If you use jQuery UI tabs you may have noticed the that .remove() method does not really get rid of the tab, it clears the.html() and hided the [div] container. Now that is fine and dandy if you have a app that people dip into infrequently, however if you app stays open all day and users are opening and closing tabs frequently and not refreshing the page the tabs are on .. then your DOM can get very heavy with unused [div]s. An easy way to get rid of them is to use this wee bit of [read] Keywords: blogger

Interesting wee additional method for Lotusscript (yes you read that right)
Thu, Sep 15th 2011 6:13a   Steve McDonagh
Well I never! Yes you did read the title of this post correctly I have discovered a NEW thing in Lotusscript. I know I too had to sit down and have a long cup of tea and a biccie to recover from the shock not only that there is something new but (a) it is useful and (b) it works really well. I speak of NotesView.ReSortView("columnname",AscendingFlag) Now what this does, although not explicit in the help is , if you have a view and the columns have the "Click on column headers to [read] Keywords: agent ibm lotusscript ajax blogger

.o0( Why shosuld I use Browser Prefixes in CSS ?)
Wed, Sep 7th 2011 2:11p   Steve McDonagh
Browsers don't ya just love em? We wait with baited breath for each new iteration of our favourite window onto the internet and with each new version we devs get new toys to play with. Now the Browser writers (well all of them except the ****wits that write IE) like the new stuff that is coming down the tuvbes from the W3C however there are things that are no yet at Cadidate Recommentation status, so they add a browser specific prefix in front of the property so that the particular rendering en [read] Keywords: blogger css firefox microsoft mobile properties

.o0( ok Why CSS3? )
Tue, Sep 6th 2011 3:10p   Steve McDonagh
Since the dawn of the first browser CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) have been evolving with progressive enhancements that allow developers more and more "design" options when designing a web site and the most recent iteration of this standard is CSS3 and having been playing with it on a couple of "new build" projects over the last couple of months and it has to be said I am impressed. Very Impressed! The new techniques inherent in CSS3 give the developer more advantages over the older altern [read] Keywords: blogger cascading style sheets css desktop development javascript mobile

The Dander for Dosh 2011
Sun, Aug 21st 2011 8:10a   Steve McDonagh
Just a quick "Thank You!" to all the friends, colleagues and strangers who donated to the First Domino Dander for Dosh charity walk. Eileen Fitzgeral, Andy Clark (a colleague from AVX where I work) and I completed the 26.22 miles of the Moyle Way yesterday in 10hrs and 6 minutes and thanks to the generosity of you lot we raised £1,375.00 for the Disaster Emmergency Committee appeal for the drought and famine in East Africa. It is humbling to think that we 3 can raise some cash and make a dif [read] Keywords: admin domino blogger

SInging jQuery's praises in a Domino Environment
Tue, Aug 16th 2011 6:09a   Steve McDonagh
Riding as I do just behind the xPage wave, I still spend most of my time using the older web tech on the domino server to web enable my apps, some apps are just to big and too difficult to make all xPagey and lovely quickly, so we take a gradual approach to migration. This does not mean however that the poor users have to put up with old fashioned make do an mend. We have been using a lot of jQuery of late to leverage some bells and whistles and whilst not the pre supplied Dojo that lives on [read] Keywords: agent domino notes xpages application blogger css dojo javascript server widget widgets

Please give to Domino Danderers Dander for Dosh 2011
Tue, Jul 26th 2011 2:11p   Steve McDonagh
Folk of the yellowverse and others that come to read my wittterings i make no apologies for coming to you cap in hand looking for $'s £'s and €'s for this year's Domino Danderers Dander for Dosh. Eileen and I are going to walk the Moyle Way, 26 miles of mainly off road dandering in the Glens of Antrim on the 19th August this year. We may well will be joined by some of the "AVX Bog Faeries" and perhaps a couple of bods from ni-wild.org this will be a long hard dander for this old grumpy [read] Keywords: domino blogger

A javascript for reconizing a URL in text and linkifying it
Fri, Jul 22nd 2011 6:10a   Steve McDonagh
On a similar theme to the one below. here is a JS function that will linkify any http:\ in a text strream for you String.prototype.linkify = function() { var url1 = /(^|<|s)(www..+?..+?)(s|>|$)/g var url2 = /(^|<|s)(((https?|ftp)://|mailto:).+?)(s|>|$)/g var myresult = myresult.replace(/&/g, '&') .replace(//g, '>') .replace(url1, '$1$2$3') .replace(url2, '$1$2$5'); return myresult; } [read] Keywords: blogger javascript

A Javascript regexp for getting tags out of a textarea
Fri, Jul 22nd 2011 6:10a   Steve McDonagh
If you are ever faced with , as I was recently, with a loading a text area with some text that has HTML tags in it and you want to get rid of them for say an abstract and you can't be arsed going back to the server here is a wee Javascript function that will do the job for you. function fStripTags(a) { b = a.replace(/]+>/gi, '') return b; } [read] Keywords: blogger javascript server

A wee problem with FIrefox and Quickr
Thu, Jul 14th 2011 7:14a   Steve McDonagh
Came across a problem with Firefox 4 and 5 today. It is a rather esoteric problem but it is a pain in the arse if you get it. I upgraded to FF4 last week and as soon as I did Quickr stopped working. When I went to the quickr home page I got 6 errors logged in Firebug starting with an "unterminated string error". this only seemed to be affecting me, the tech support chappies were all OK with both Firefox 4 and 5. I started disabling plugins and addons and it was when I disabled the Lotuslive [read] Keywords: lotus quickr blogger firefox

WARNING the Domino 852* ID Vault does no play well with 850* client code stream and there is no fix!
Wed, Jul 6th 2011 2:14p   Steve McDonagh
This is by way of a warning to anyone who uses ID Vault and has clients on the 850* code stream and is considering moving their domino servers up to the 852 code stream - DON'T DO IT! Last week we moved one of our production servers up to Domino 852FP2 (300+ mail clients) and the Admin server for the domain started to get very very very slow, bandwidth vanished and everything all over the 20+ servers suddenly got very groggy. We quickly tracked the problem to ADMIN4.NSF it was 2.4Gb in si [read] Keywords: acl admin adminp agent domino ibm id vault notes notes client blogger bug network password security server

How to answer a "Would you like to take part in our customer satisfaction survey?" question
Fri, Jul 1st 2011 8:16a   Steve McDonagh
After a frustrating and entirely unsuccessful trawl through a support site of a well known and very large IT company I was presented with a pop up asking me did i want to take part in a survey? ... In Hind sight this was probably a mistake to give me the opportunity to respond, but they did ask and given a nice wee [textarea] for Other comments I add this ... My visit to your support site was one, and I can say this without fear of contradiction, that filled me with a mixture of raw despair, sp [read] Keywords: blogger

Turning off the CLOSE button in a jquery dialog
Thu, Jun 23rd 2011 6:13a   Steve McDonagh
Here is a wee tip if your jquery and jquery UI elements in your apps. There may be an occasion when you want to use a jquery dialog and turn off the user's ability to close the dialog using ESC or the X in the top left of the dialog. The easiest way to do this is thus $("#xlogon").dialog( { modal: true, closeOnEscape: false, focus: function(event, ui) { $(".ui-dialog-titlebar-close").hide() }}); the closeOnEscape is a supplied method and does what it says it does [read] Keywords: apple blogger

So what have you done in the last 12 months that you are proud of?
Fri, May 27th 2011 3:52p   Steve McDonagh
I am back from UKLUG and I am now in that period of slight anti-climax that comes before work starts again and normal life kicks me with that 18 hole Dr.Marten steel toe capped boot of reality right in my professional nuts. Many were the chats at UKLUG and mighty was the craic. Geekness with a heady after note of nerd lay heavy in the air. Mind you that could have been Bill Buchan who was perhaps a tad heavy on the baked beans at breakfast. Having watched the great and the good do their st [read] Keywords: domino policies applications blogger

UKlug 2011 -raw chilies and refrigerated underpants
Wed, May 25th 2011 8:38a   Steve McDonagh
Well it's done! Another Lug is in the box... And by all accounts it was a good one :) So some thoughts from the comfort of terminal 3 Manchester airport ... Most importantly I learned an invaluable life lesson Never let a colleague order you 5 raw chilies at an Indian restaurant and then eat them ... No matter how much you enjoy it at the time, certain parts of your anatomy south if the belly button will thank you in the morning and Manchester airport does not have underpant freezing facil [read] Keywords: admin blogger community skype

Making a CHECKBOX field align nicely on a Domino form
Tue, May 3rd 2011 4:34a   Steve McDonagh
I was asked by my padowan in Austrailia today how to ensure that a multi colum CHECKBOX field on a Domino web app form can be made to line up properly. There are several methods of doing this, however given the requirements that my padowan had this is the solution I gave her. If you look at the RAW code that the domino server produces for a CEHCKBOX element you will notice that it created a [LABEL] envelope that contains the [INPUT] tag and the option's text. Depending on the number of co [read] Keywords: domino blogger css server

An invite to all Hong Kong Lotus Folks - Beer and geek chat anyone?
Thu, Apr 28th 2011 4:18a   Steve McDonagh
I just got confirmation of a spot of corporate travel next week and I and a lotus admin colleague will be in Hong Kong 9th to 17th May. So if anyone fancies meeting up for beer and a chat some evening between those dates drop me a reply here or an email at mcdonaghs (at) utvinternet (dot) com and we get together for an impromtue and freestyle LUG, everyone welcome :) don't be shy :) I am safe just ask Bill Buchan or Paul Mooney I am the soul of propriety, sense and sensibility. [read] Keywords: admin lotus blogger email

Graphing the Contents of Mail.box
Thu, Apr 28th 2011 3:01a   Steve McDonagh
We were having an issue with one of our comms lines the other daywhich resulted in the sudden build up of mail in mail.box on one of the server. Probes were played with an found wanting as they needed someone to be poised Green Lantern like in their inbox waithing for a warning message to appear from a probe that flagged up the problem. In a busy IT dept this is sometimes not possible. What we needed was an app that polled mail.box and when a given limit of mail was passed went "DING" and chan [read] Keywords: domino blogger server xml

A plea for some $$ and ££’s for a friend dandering for dosh
Sun, Apr 24th 2011 6:14a   Steve McDonagh
In this connected “social” world of the internet that I and the ever patient and uber tidy Valerie (aka Slightlydoolally) inhabit on Twitter Facebook etc, there comes the occasional moment when the day to day stream of news, geek miscellanea and in my case downright weirdness takes a bit of a back seat and something important comes along and this is one of those occasions. You may have noticed, I am a danderer, I love a bit of a plod around the countryside taking pictures and generally maki [read] Keywords: blogger facebook twitter

A gadget recommendation - PowerPod Executive Solar Phone Charger
Tue, Apr 5th 2011 5:13p   Steve McDonagh
It is not that often I get a new gadget.. I blame the bankers... however as part of my Birthday Pressie this year the wonderful and ever patient val (@slightlydoolaly) got me a "Powerpod" Solar charger for my phone direct from their website, which appeared in 2 days after ordering which is pretty good going considering I am in Northern Ireland! To be precise the charger is called the i3500 Executive Solar Phone Charger £26.11 if bought direct. (Picture courtesy of SolarKitsDirect.co.u [read] Keywords: blogger email gadget iphone mobile twitter wifi

HELP !! Really odd Domino Designer 8.5.2 issue
Tue, Mar 29th 2011 8:13a   Steve McDonagh
I have a really peculiar error on my Domino Designer and would like your input. 01. I open an NSF in Designer or Right Click "Open in Designer" from the client workspace 02. The file opens in designer and in the title and file location in the left hand designer panel is correct 03 I open any of the design elements Forms, Outlines, Pages whatever 04. The designer has a think and rather than open it on the server that I opened it on, it goes off and tries to open the file on another serv [read] Keywords: domino notes blogger server workspace

UKLUG 2011 More reasons to go!
Mon, Mar 21st 2011 2:09p   Steve McDonagh
UKLUG 2011 is 2 months away on the 23rd and 24th May in Manchester England. I have started perparing my session(s) and the pace is starting to heat up. Registration is starting to get tight and places will be limited. So it would be a really good idea to register now ... and do not forget .. IT IS FREE! Warren Elsmore has announced that the lovely people at TLCC have very generously offered 20% discount on any of their excellent courses this offer is open to UKLUG attendees only and you get [read] Keywords: xpages blogger

LS11 My take from a far
Sun, Feb 6th 2011 6:41a   Steve McDonagh
I had been following with interest the info streams coming from LS11 and reading the followup blog posts from attendees and there was a resonance that this was the Lotusphere where the focus changed perceptibly from announcements of wondrous new products (or improvements to old products) to something else. I wasn't there and it is a bit difficult for me to work out what the "something else". It seems perhaps that it might be a move away from pushing a particular software package centred solu [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotusphere notes blogger twitter

Developing for Mobile Browsers (Part 2)
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 1:11p   Steve McDonagh
Moving on.... so what next, well having decided which method we are going to choose for getting the mobile content to the device as defined in part 1. Next how and what are we going to display? Mobile stylesheets need to alter your content for the smaller more vertical display on most smartphones. (I am going to aim this at the smartphone mobile, tablets and iPads are a slightly different kettle of fish) If your desktop web site uses multi-column layouts we need to alter this so that it is di [read] Keywords: roaming application blogger css desktop javascript mobile widgets wifi

Developing for Mobile Browsers (Part 1)
Sun, Jan 30th 2011 6:19p   Steve McDonagh
I have been working with a web site that needs to be viewable from both desktop and mobile browsers. The site has an established CSS which works well across the current desktop browsers (even IE after a shed load of fiddling and hacking). However there are now a vast array of mobile browsers and whilst they do their best when faced with a CSS definition that was coded, tweaked and hacked for the desktop it basically just either doesn't work or the accessibility for the user goes out the window [read] Keywords: agent ilug application applications blogger css desktop development interface mobile server wiki

Oh I really really hate IE !
Sun, Jan 30th 2011 1:16p   Steve McDonagh
OK it is old news, really old news but Internet Explorer is a pus filled bag of uselessness that never seems to get any better in fact it seems to gradually get worse as time goes on. I spent today getting a CSS / HTML framework for a wee social app I am developing and in a couple of hours I was able to get Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari to behave nicely with little fiddling with the CSS the way I wanted it to look just worked out of the box!. FireFox Chrome Safari Opera [read] Keywords: apple blogger css firefox

LS Buzzword Bingo - An Apology and an Update
Thu, Jan 20th 2011 7:22p   Steve McDonagh
It seems the Buzzword bingo ignited a fire that it was never intended to do (see comment stream in the last post) The cards were prepared several weeks ago before this whole brouhaha developed and at the time no PM for Notes was generally know and it just seemed "a good idea at the time" which it appears it was not. The team behind the Bingo apologise unreservedly for any upset caused and we can assure everyone it was done without malice and in a spirit of good humour. We have removed the [read] Keywords: notes blogger

LS11 Buzzword Bingo Download ** Available **
Wed, Jan 19th 2011 5:15a   Steve McDonagh
OK all you Lotusphere 11 Attendee's I have been passed this by that well known Domino personality, sage, armadillo wranger and jQuery Ninja Noel Tostus (aka "The Loosest Nut"). He at present has little or no access to the internet as he is contemplating deep and wonderous thoughts about "the cloud" while sat on a Yak high on a mountain in Nepal. Whilst deep in thoughts of a Lotus Live and google-ish nature he noticed that there were some phrases that lept unbiden to his mind. After due [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus lotusphere blogger google mac

"It is a Small Lotus World" LS prize draw is open to EVERYONE not just LS11 attendees!
Wed, Jan 19th 2011 3:38a   Steve McDonagh
Well we are down to the final days before the annual bun fight in Orlando beings. As usual yours truly will be watching the goings on from afar. One of these years I shall be there to join in and bring a sense of "proper" Dominoyesmaybe chaos to the occasion. Even though I cannot be there I want to remind folks of the "It is a small Lotus World" draw arranged by Bruce Elgort and the lovely chaps from the London Developer Co-Op which is happening at UKLUG Nite at Lotusphere on Monday 01 F [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere sametime blogger community office

UKLUG 2011 - Meeting #1 Jan 5th 2011 @ 8pm - The Adventure begins
Wed, Jan 5th 2011 5:17p   Steve McDonagh
Those assembled : Warren "Dictator of the Minifigs" Elsmore Kitty "The Receptionator" Elsmore Paul "Leather Clad Biker Joy Boy" Mooney Steve "German Porn Star" McDonagh Bill "Hoots Mon Me Bollox are cold in this Kilt" Buchan Mike "Tickle Me Turtle" Smith Eileen "Tigger with a clipboard" Fitzgerald Rob "Ooops where is the floor?" Novak Matt "Captain xPageo" WhiteThe meeting was called to order by Mr Elsmore at 8pm who put it to the committee that the first order on the [read] Keywords: admin collaboration ilug quickr blackberry blogger iphone

2011 a Review backwards
Sun, Jan 2nd 2011 6:17p   Steve McDonagh
Casting my eye over Planetlotus i note with interest the number of reviews of 2010 that have appeared, it is the time of year for that sort of thing i know, but I have never been one for following the trend in such things, I plow my own furrow so to speak. Being Irish and coming from a long line of Irish rogues and nere-do-wells it was deemed useful for we adult male McDonaghs to be adepts in the ancient art of Rhubarbomancy, (Which for those of you unfamiliar with the occult arts is seeing i [read] Keywords: calendaring domino ibm lotus lotusphere lotusscript notes sametime blogger bug community gadget interface java mac planetlotus planetlotus.org podcast twitter

"Sargent Brill's Lonely Lotus Band" the 3rd prize for the "It's a small lotus World" draw
Sun, Dec 19th 2010 4:53p   Steve McDonagh
Okey Dokeybr / br / As mentioned in the last post.. there is a draw happening at a href="http://www.elsmore.net/warren/blog.nsf/d6plinks/WELE-8BPD72"UKLUG nite/a at Lotusphere and a REALLY REALLY nice pixel art framed print is up there for first prize.nbsp; All you need to do is nip over a href="http://mattwhite.me/blog/2010/12/14/its-a-small-lotus-world-part-2.html"to here and make a $10nbsp; donation/a, (or as many $10 donations as you want cos you can have more than one)br / br / All moni [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere notes blogger

Extra items for the "It's a small lotus world" draw at LS11 UKLUG Nite
Fri, Dec 10th 2010 1:53p   Steve McDonagh
The force of nature that is a href="http://www.bruceelgort.com/"Mr Bruce "Call-me-Animal-cos-I-drum-a-lot" Elgortnbsp; /aand the irrepressible posse of Lotii from the a href="http://londondevelopercoop.com/"London Developers Co-op/a have had a whizz bang idea to raise some $$$s for the a href="http://www.joyrx.org/"Children's Cancer Association (cca)/a and are offering a framed "Pixel Art" image that has lots and lots and lots of Lotus related things to find. Bruce and the London Dev [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere notes blogger community

Brian Cowan is a nice man , I know he is :)
Fri, Dec 3rd 2010 8:17a   Steve McDonagh
Brian Cowam is the Prime Minister of Ireland and is supposed to be a very nice chap.. so I sent him this email this morning. I wonder will be reply?br / br / div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Fkx1-w7uSqA/TPjhFH4JVzI/AAAAAAAABBk/ylqkbznlcgk/s1600/2010-12-03_121633.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="289" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Fkx1-w7uSqA/TPjhFH4JVzI/AAAAAAAABBk [read] Keywords: blogger email

The UK Insurers MarkerStrudy Group are a shower of useless prats
Tue, Nov 30th 2010 4:14p   Steve McDonagh
68 Days ago I was knocked off my motorcycle at a junction by a car driver who managed to have his eyes closed. He must have because (a) I wasn't moving (b) I am a largish chap on a largish bike and (c) he was driving on the wrong side of the road.br / br / Once discharged from hospital I phoned my insurer (Equity Red Star) and reported the accident gave them all the details and they had a form with me the following day less than 24 hour later. Because my statement and the police accident report [read] Keywords: blogger

Generating a Random number on an iSeries in CL
Thu, Nov 25th 2010 8:14a   Steve McDonagh
This i have to admit is very very esoteric and even the iSeries Geeks out there may not be that interested however if you ever need to get a Random Number in CLP or RPG on an iSeries here is a way to do it.br / br / Neither CLP nor RPG has a Pseudo Random Number generator built in, so we have to kludge it to get it to work. You can link the QLEMF C library and use the CERNAN0 api which is the method I found when I went and Googled it the other day. br / br / The other way which I didnt find is t [read] Keywords: clp blogger

The Yellow Bitchiness Quotient Analytics begin
Tue, Nov 23rd 2010 8:14p   Steve McDonagh
Given the great brewhaha re bitchiness in the Yellowverse and being of a scientific mind I have spent a considerable number of McDonut CPU cycles analysing and cogitating over how some sensible base metrics can be achieved so that a decent, fair and equible "pointage" system may be applied.br / br / Using my not inconsiderable skills and the rather lovely Canvas (excanvas) for IE* users object I have managed to combine multiple RSS streams, Planetlotus, Twitter, Facebook and applied some Bayes [read] Keywords: blogger facebook planetlotus twitter widget

The ILUG Paradox
Mon, Nov 15th 2010 4:12p   Steve McDonagh
Well it is over for another 2 years!br / I can say without fear of contradiction that I am totally knackered but smiling from ear to ear.br / ILUG does that to me, always has and with a bit of luck and professional planning and 12th level black belt ninja clipboarding always will.br / br / Once again it was my honour to be a "green shirt" although the better half the ever lovely and patient a href="http://slightlydoolally.com/wp/?cat=121"Val/a does posit that green is not my colour ;-). I ha [read] Keywords: domino ilug blogger community

The story of my recent wee crash and my HTC story concludes
Sun, Sep 26th 2010 1:27p   Steve McDonagh
The Full Crash incident report is detailed a href="http://slightlydoolally.com/wp/?p=2190"here/abr / br / The HTC can be found a href="http://slightlydoolally.com/wp/?p=2188"here/adiv class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1527573980897631948-6502070823736337620?l=dominoyesmaybe.blogspot.com' alt='' //divimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dominoyesmaybe/~4/DAw55JlJlTU" height="1" width="1"/ [read] Keywords: blogger blogging

Getting My HTC Desire repaired by Carphone WarehouseGeek Squad (part 3)
Wed, Sep 22nd 2010 6:28a   Steve McDonagh
Part 3 of the sorry tale a href="http://slightlydoolally.com/wp/?p=2180"here/adiv class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1527573980897631948-2663230455043919861?l=dominoyesmaybe.blogspot.com' alt='' //divimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dominoyesmaybe/~4/VnnD6_6nVdk" height="1" width="1"/ [read] Keywords: blogger

Getting My HTC Desire repaired by Carphone WarehouseGeek Squad (part 2)
Tue, Sep 21st 2010 7:27p   Steve McDonagh
The story continues on the family Blog a href="http://slightlydoolally.com/wp/?p=2167"here/a .. day #9 and still no phone but it has arrived at the repair center and they are diagnosing it.div class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1527573980897631948-3950887566916843741?l=dominoyesmaybe.blogspot.com' alt='' //divimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dominoyesmaybe/~4/-_c9aiwiGNg" height="1" width="1"/ [read] Keywords: blogger

Getting my HTC Desire Reparied by Carphone Warehouse/Geek Squad in the UK
Sun, Sep 19th 2010 8:30p   Steve McDonagh
Read part #1 of the story a href="http://slightlydoolally.com/wp/?p=2131"here/a so far six days of silence are being annoying and worrisome in equal measurediv class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1527573980897631948-9203387358233783852?l=dominoyesmaybe.blogspot.com' alt='' //divimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dominoyesmaybe/~4/sUw89bIXLd4" height="1" width="1"/ [read] Keywords: blogger

ILUG 2010 It is getting closer are your registered yet?
Sun, Sep 19th 2010 4:26p   Steve McDonagh
div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Fkx1-w7uSqA/TJZp7-wQ8mI/AAAAAAAABBU/8azBYSlYdoY/s1600/ILUG2010boat.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Fkx1-w7uSqA/TJZp7-wQ8mI/AAAAAAAABBU/8azBYSlYdoY/s400/ILUG2010boat.jpg" width="400" //a/divdiv class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com [read] Keywords: ilug blogger

ILUG countdown widget
Sun, Aug 22nd 2010 1:30p   Steve McDonagh
If you would like an ILUG 2010 Widget like the one on the left just copy this code into a convienent HTML/JS widget enclosurer on your blogbr / br / pre style="font-family: Andale Mono, Lucida Console, Monaco, fixed, monospace; color: #000000; background-color: #eee;font-size: 12px;border: 1px dashed #999999;line-height: 14px;padding: 5px; overflow: auto; width: 100%"codelt;script language='javascript' src='http://slightlydoolally.com/ilugcd.js'gt;lt;/scriptgt;lt;div id='ilug'gt;lt;/divg [read] Keywords: ilug blogger javascript widget

Help required with Duffy The Opera (An Idea waiting for a very drunken party)
Wed, Aug 11th 2010 8:27a   Steve McDonagh
It has been suggested by Mike Smith that we make the "Duffy" epic into an opera.. and tentative work has begun.. picture the scene.. duffy in a cubicle with the lights subdued and a general air of saddness fills the stage.. Duffy takes a deep breath and start to sing....the Duffy Aria ....br / br / blockquoteIm being swallowed by a sharepoint migrationbr / I'm being swallowed by a sharepoint migrationbr / I'm being swallowed by a sharepoint migrationbr / And I don't like it very muchbr / br [read] Keywords: blogger sharepoint workspace

Single authenticated point of entry to iNotes for all your users
Tue, Aug 10th 2010 10:27a   Steve McDonagh
It has been a while since I did a Domino Geek posting, however I came across this today and thought I would share it. Basically you can if you know the URL get into your Lotus Notes eMail via a browser. The problem is that most users can be .. well .. forgetful and having to remember a big long string of characters is a bit of a pain that and we wanted a single URL that would (a) authenticate the user and (b) open the mail file so we came up with this solution.br / br / A single NSF with a short [read] Keywords: agent domino inotes lotus notes ajax blogger email password server

Offical Minutes of the ILUG oganising committee - 9th Aug 2010
Mon, Aug 9th 2010 6:55p   Steve McDonagh
i**** Names, locations and proclivities have been redacted to protect the guilty ****/ibr / br / ILUG 2010 is now so certain to go ahead that Celine Dion is penning the lyrics to the theme song and even as I write the organisers are throbing with preternatural wibbliness for tonite was one of the famed ILUG 2010 skype calls.br / br / div style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"span style="font-size: small;"Date : 09 August 2010/span/divdiv style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-se [read] Keywords: administration ilug mashup quickr xpages blogger development mobile skype tivoli

Duffy the Banana Slayer - Chapter 3 "Is this your Ewok?"
Mon, Aug 9th 2010 3:16p   Steve McDonagh
iWhere we are introduced to a Pseudo French Inspector, Mistress Marybeth of the "Never used Vista Virgins" and the difference between Dastard and Bastardbr / br / /ibr / He looked around the room surrounded by the detritus of a party. Half eaten pizzas beer bottles by the dozen, an unturned bottle of diet Coke in a ice bucket, a dart board with a picture of Bill Gates on.. the picture was more hole that picture. He stooped and picked up a crumpled flyer "Sharepointless Summer Party" .. yes t [read] Keywords: connections sametime blogger development javascript vista

Duffy the Banana Slayer - Chapter 2 "The Journey Home"
Thu, Aug 5th 2010 8:10p   Steve McDonagh
iIn which we do not meet Nigel the out of work sarbannes oxley auditor and bus shelter attendant, Duffy has a Beatlemania flash back, Bill Buchans Knees make an appearence and we meet Gladys from the Sharepoint Coven/ibr / ibr / /ibr / The group had been partying in the tea shops of south central Portaland. Tonight was the re-opening of the hottest geek club in town. The owner had completely remodelled the club in yellow and renamed it "Banana Daiquiri". No one actually knew who it was that no [read] Keywords: admin domino applications blogger sharepoint sql wifi

Duffy the Banana Slayer - Chapter 1 "The Adventure Begins"
Thu, Aug 5th 2010 4:52p   Steve McDonagh
iWhere Duffy and his sidekick Privet are introduced to the reader and Matt White gets Dissed/ibr / br / "Are you sure this is a good idea Privet?" Duffy asked, peering at the screenbr / br / Privet laughed at the concern in his friend's voice. "It'll be fine, Duffy. It's a very simple xPages App. I won't mess it up."br / br / "I don't know," Duffy said, unconvinced. "I'm just not sure you should be using fancy coding tricks to spice up your life." He thought for a moment, then chuc [read] Keywords: ilug lotus quickr xpages application blogger css openntf

Irish Notes Geek in Israel - Jerusalem for a week any notes folk fancy a pint?
Sun, Jul 18th 2010 6:47p   Steve McDonagh
I will be finding myself in Jerusalem, Israel from the 25th-29th July and I seem to remember that there is an active Notes/Domino community in Israel. So if anyone wants to accompany a very pink (people tell me Israel is warm this time of year) Irish Notes Geek for a pint and a bit of a geek chat on one of evenings while I am there, drop me a line at mcdonaghs (at) utvinternet (d0t) com and lets collaborate socially :-)div class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://b [read] Keywords: domino notes blogger community

NoteMan Saves the day AGAIN!
Wed, Jul 14th 2010 6:37a   Steve McDonagh
It is nice to give a product a "call out" once in a while and today is one of those days.br / br / I had an app today where a unintentional download FUBARed exchange rates over a large number of records. Now I could have written an agent and fixed it that way however in my essential notes tool box I have a copy of a href="http://www.martinscott.com/Site.nsf/ID/Noteman"NoteMannbsp; /aand I was able to go into the app, created a collection of docs that needed changed , did the change, a quick [read] Keywords: agent notes blogger exchange exchange

Nerd Vs Geek a Taxonomy
Sun, Jun 6th 2010 7:28p   Steve McDonagh
Twas only last weekend when thwe Arch Bishopess of ITIL a href="http://www.eileenfitzy.com/"Ms Eileen Fitzgerald/a and her chums Clara and Máireád plodded 22 miles around the north coast of Northern Ireland. Many and various were the topics we covered in those miles. One of said topics was the great Geek Vs Nerd debate. Both Clara and Máireád mistakening thought that Eileen and I were nerds ... OH how we laughed at that one. br / br / Eileen deffered to my age, experience and abilty to ges [read] Keywords: blogger facebook office twitter

Offical Minutes of ILUG2010 Committee Meeting
Wed, Jun 2nd 2010 4:05a   Steve McDonagh
span style="font-family: quot;Courier Newquot;,Courier,monospace;"span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"This evening just after 10:30pm i heard my PC give the "Boink! you Have New Mail" noise and surprise surprise it was the minutes of the most recent span class="goog-spellcheck-word"ILUG/span meeting. Since they were silly enough to send me a copy I publish it here in a spirit of openness - I have redacted the names to protect the guilty./span/spanbr / span style="font-f [read] Keywords: administration ilug notes xpages blogger

Apple Fan Boys at the opening of an Apple Store (N Really SFW) - (or if you're a fan boy)
Thu, May 13th 2010 10:18a   Steve McDonagh
div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Fkx1-w7uSqA/S-wJ_fPqZ9I/AAAAAAAABAk/cl8miYM6qdA/s1600/922.gif" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"/divdiv class="blogger-post-footer"img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/1527573980897631948-4594382188803669158?l=dominoyesmaybe.blogspot.com' alt='' //divimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dominoyesmaybe/~4/MdZuVuI [read] Keywords: apple blogger

** Phishing Warning *** New style UK based Phishing scam
Mon, May 10th 2010 12:44p   Steve McDonagh
A new Phising scam arrived in my mother's mail box today, well new to me. Mother was rightlty suspicsious and didnt do anyhting until she had spoken to me .. the scam looks likes thisbr / br / blockquotespan style="font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;"Dear Applicant:/spanbr / br / span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;"Following an upgrade of our computer systems and review of our /spanbr / span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: x-small;"records we have investigated yo [read] Keywords: application blogger

A papal hat, a Sinclair Spectrum and a Wedding
Sat, May 8th 2010 11:10a   Steve McDonagh
OK a week has passed and I feel I have to document what happened exactly a week ago.br / br / The ceremonial mega geek horn had been blown and geeks from the 4 corners of the span class="goog-spellcheck-word"geekverse/span converged on the fabled spires of span class="goog-spellcheck-word"Béal/span span class="goog-spellcheck-word"Feirste/span to wittiness the elocution of one of the brotherhood to the exalted status of "husband".br / br / Posh frocks had been worried about, matching sh [read] Keywords: domino blogger iphone

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