This post was intended to be shared privately and was accidentally made public. Thanks to Steve Yegge for allowing us to keep it out there. It's the sort of writing people do when they think nobody is watching: honest, clear, and frank.
The world would be a better place if more people wrote this sort of internal memoranda, and even better if they were allowed to write it for the outside world.
Hopefully Steve will not experience any negative repercussions from Google about this. On the contrary, he deserves a promotion.
I won't copy any more of it here, you need to go read the post in it's entirety.
Think about it in terms of your own products and services, and those of your preferred vendor. Is the author right? Is the platform the most important thing?
Ephox EditLive for IBM Connections updated
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 12:20a Stuart McIntyre The powerful enhanced rich text editor for IBM Connections, Ephox EditLive, has just been updated to version 188.8.131.52 and is available from IBM FixCentral: Now bundled with IBM Connections for all organisations under active maintenance, Ephox adds significant value for users of the platform. Whilst this power doesn’t come free of some administrative complexity, deployment of EditLive should definitely be ...
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IBM Connections QuickSearch for Chrome updated
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 6:45a Stuart McIntyre I first blogged about the IBM Connections QuickSearch plugin for Google Chrome three weeks ago. Back then it was at version 1.8. Remarkably since then the author, Romain Lienard, has released four updated versions: I’m so impressed by this development effort, and by the rate that new features are being added. For example, the context-sensitive search: and ‘Share this URL’: ...
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IBM Sanity Validation Tool for IBM Connections 4.5
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 4:20a Stuart McIntyre A new and very neat IBM tool has been uploaded to the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog: You can download by clicking through from the Catalog, or by going direct to the ‘Lotus Business Solutions IBM Download site‘, logging in with your IBM ID and then searching for ‘Sanity’ to find the download in the very long list of tools on ...
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Watch out for quotes!
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 4:00a Stuart McIntyre Just a reminder to be watchful of non-standard characters in IBM Connections user names, and also to thoroughly review your IBM Connections TDI logs on a regular basis. This is a current APAR: I’m sure that this particular issue will get resolved in an upcoming fix, however these issues do crop up every so often, so be ready for them. [read] Keywords: connections
Greenhouse now running IBM Connections 5.0
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 3:08a Stuart McIntyre This was a pleasant surprise this morning: Yes, the IBM Greenhouse has been upgraded to IBM Connections 184.108.40.206. New features including External Collaboration (which isn’t strictly relevant to the Greenhouse), improvements to Files and file-sync (using the new mobile apps and desktop plugins), plus significant significant enhancements to the activity stream and @mentions should all now be visible on the ... [read] Keywords: collaboration
Free self-paced IBM Connections 5.0 Workshop
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 2:29a Stuart McIntyre More good news from IBM’s Paul Godby – this time discussing a new self-paced workshop, explicitly for IBM Connections 5.0: In the IBM Connections 5.0 Workshop, you will learn about the new and existing capabilities of IBM Connections and IBM Connections Mobile. You will learn how to implement external collaboration in your environments and gain an understanding of both the ... [read] Keywords: collaboration
Innovate + Impact + Pulse = ?
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 3:58a Stuart McIntyre Last week I ruminated on the future of IBM Connect, and mentioned that a number of the IBM software conferences had been consolidated for 2015…
IBM seems to be consolidating its software conferences across brands. We have seen Impact (the Websphere conference), Innovate (Rational) and Pulse (Tivoli) all announce that they will merge for 2015 for a very large conference in Las Vegas:
Mark your calendar for February 22 – 26, 2015. We’ll meet at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino and the M [read] Keywords: ibm
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 2:42a Stuart McIntyre Mark McCormack:
1440 minutes per day …
480 minutes of sleep – 480 minutes of family time – 480 minutes of work … which gives 32 x 15 minute bites.
What’s the best and most profitable use of these 32 slots?
I’m going to start to plan my day in this way – allocating work to 32 slots each day… Divide and conquer!
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