The times, they are indeed changing
Mon, Sep 16th 2013 5:42a notesgoddess Try not to read too much into this ok? I am starting a training “bootcamp” this week that will end with me joining the IBM Connections support team.
It felt good to get that out.
My work for almost 20 years has been around Lotus Notes. I’ve worked for IBM for the last 12 years in various support roles, mostly on the road, but the last 2 years or so working at my home office, talking to customers and solving calendar and client-related problems. I’m pretty good at it and I [read] Keywords: connections
I don’t know where I’m gonna go when the volcano blows
Sun, Jun 16th 2013 6:26p notesgoddess Our trip to see the Taal volcano was great fun, exhausting and a great lesson in local horse trading also. The hotel arranged for us to hire a driver with a large van (a very nice van), a tour guide at Taal, lunch and a boat trip to the volcano – which sits in a lake. The price worked out to a little less than $100 USD each – and was a bargain. Or so we thought.
The drive out of Manila was great. The day was beautiful, we up into the beautiful resort town of Tagaytay, “Probably the [read] Keywords:
Report from Manila
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 7:25p notesgoddess I wish I knew how many days I’ve been in Manila. I left home on Friday morning and it is Wednesday morning in Manila (Tuesday night back home) and I’ve worked 2 shifts. The class has been great – with the usual hardware and software glitches – providing lots of opportunities for troubleshooting. The students are happiest when they get things working, and we’re doing OK with planned and unplanned hands-on troubleshooting. So far, Spanky has made a dozen or so new Faceboo [read] Keywords: facebook
T Minus 7 days and counting
Fri, May 31st 2013 5:25a notesgoddess In 7 days, I will be embarking on an adventure. I leave for a 1 month work assignment in Manila, The Philippines where I will be part of the second wave of trainers for our service center there. This trip represents a lot of firsts for me. This will be the longest I’ve been away from home. The trip includes the longest flights I’ve ever been on (13 hours) and it will be my first experience working ‘the graveyard shift’ (we’re working American hours – so noon here on the e [read] Keywords: ibm
Open Mic Time with the Calendar Team
Thu, May 9th 2013 7:05p notesgoddess What are you doing next Wednesday? That’s May 15. At 11:00 AM EDT?
Why don’t you join the Notes C&S team for an Open Mic call? It’s hosted by Andrea Mitchell and Todd Bailey who will talk about tips and tricks they’ve learned, then open the floor for your questions.
As usual, we will coerce some of the developers out to answer questions and much of the rest of the L2 crew will be in the meeting chat answering any questions you want to throw in there.
I will be ther [read] Keywords: ibm
My Week in Boston
Sun, Apr 21st 2013 7:25a notesgoddess This is the second attempt at a blog about my week in Boston. I won’t tell you what happened there because you already know. Here are my details. I had planned to visit my colleagues in Littleton from Sunday to Tuesday, then speak at the ViewAdmin 2013 in Cambridge from Wednesday until Friday. That happened. I was in the lockdown area near the police shootout with the bad guys. I got home on Friday night after the roughest, most turbulent flight I’ve ever been on – and I’ [read] Keywords: facebook
Where I find my Inspiration
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 8:25a notesgoddess There are times when I get down, lose my energy and inspiration. We all do. I look around and often find inspiration in unusual places. This week, I found it in my young grand-nephew Tyson. He and his family took their first-ever airplane ride to Texas. He and his brother Eli learned among other things that yes, tumbleweeds are real and - oh by the way, they have thorns. I learned something from young Tyson, too.
This first picture is my favorite actually. He’s aboard the S [read] Keywords:
Send the Elevator Back Down
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 4:45a notesgoddess In 2004, Ed Brill took a chance on me. He approved my friend Kathleen McGivney and me to speak at Lotusphere 2005, doing a Domino Administration Jumpstart. Kathleen and I both did presentations as part of our Field Support Engineer jobs and we’d spoken at smaller conferences, but let’s face it, Lotusphere is the big stage for the community we’re in. Kathleen and I work great as a team and we did so well on that session that we not only presented it that year, but at least twice more, [read] Keywords: administration
Thank you to the people who made IBM Connect 2013 a hit
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 7:45a notesgoddess I arrived in Orlando this year after driving the 8 hours by choice. I arrived a day early to get myself ready for what many in the ‘community’ saw as the end of Lotusphere. I knew it would be stressful for many, including me. I’m an insider, so I knew the messages that were on the way and wondered how they’d be received.
On Saturday, I watched the community soccer/flag football party on the beach, greeted the incoming arrivals, collected a thousand or more hugs, then participated i [read] Keywords: ibm
I’m so excited! Its IBM Connect 2013 time!
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 6:25p notesgoddess I’ve been holding back the excitement so far, but I can’t help it how – its nearly time for IBM Connect 2013. 2 days before I head out to Orlando! I’ve been working hard on the Best Practices track, helping calm nervous speakers, herding the cats into submitting slides, editing, posting. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make it all work. At times, from inside and out, it looks like a train wreck, and often it almost is. All of the track managers [read] Keywords: ibm