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Victor Toal
 
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Open Mic Webcast : Linux for the IBM Sametime Admin (04/09/2014)
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 6:12a   Victor Toal
Marlon Machado posted this on the Sametime blog (link below) yesterday. Since there is allot of Linux all over the place, I suggest this as a webcast to listen to. If you still live in a Windows only server world, it is only a amtter of time until your boss tells you that there are maybe some Linux machines coming your way …. As you probably know by now IBM’s commitment to the Linux platform is broad and deep. That includes, of course, IBM Sametime. We’re steadily expanding an [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm sametime desktop development linux server
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Webinar Tomorrow: Learn how the Ephox editor works in IBM Connections
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 1:14p   Victor Toal
If you are working with IBM Connections and you want to know more about the new (and FREE) entitlement of the EPHOX editor EditLive! for IBM Connections V4.5 then you should tune in to this webinar tomorrow …. In January, IBM announced terrific news for IBM Connections customers — it’s making the Ephox editor, EditLive!, available to all IBM Connections v4.5 clients. Now IBM Connections’ users have access to the industry’s most advanced WYSIWYG editor.In this short, but [read] Keywords: connections ibm email facebook linkedin twitter
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WebSphere – The Basics on Security, Directories and Federated Repositories
Sun, Mar 16th 2014 9:13a   Victor Toal
I had promised earlier this year to post more content (other than opinion and news) so I am now catching up on my promise. This post was inspired by a combined WebSphere – IBM Connections review review I did for a client earlier this year, along with some content from my IBM Connections admin training that I offer and that the same client asked me to give after they read my review of their environment. This is the first in a small series of blog-posts on security and configuration in WebSp [read] Keywords: admin connections domino ibm applications interface linux microsoft openoffice password profile properties security server websphere xml
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New PayPal Privacy Policy
Sun, Mar 16th 2014 12:12a   Victor Toal
I use PayPal off and on,  but think I might actually delete my account altogether.  At the least,  guess who will never,  ever post Any content on PayPal.  This is from their new privacy policy that goes into effect in May: 15.5 License Grant from You to PayPal; IP Warranties.  Subject to section 15.6, when providing PayPal with content or posting content using PayPal Services, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, and sublicensable (t [read] Keywords: database
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Social Connections VI – I am signed up and going!
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 8:12a   Victor Toal
Well then, Stuart McIntyre announced the conference this morning and here I am already signed up! I Used to live in Europe and had visited Prague often on business and I am looking forward to see how it has changed in the last 15 years. Beer and dumplings … well, I guess I will have to listen to some presentations as well if that will get me beer and dumplings! Hi Victor, this is your registration confirmation forSocial Connections VI – Prague Organized by Social Co [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm email
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Rebranding of Notes Mail / Connections Mail and Consequences – #RebrandingFail
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 2:11p   Victor Toal
I received this marketing/sales email earlier today and reading it made me a bit confused and also concerned. Not because I think that IBM and email is going away, but because f the way that IBM has initialized it’s latest round of rebranding Notes (aka Connections Mail) there is confusion in the marketplace and this is a great example for what clients are going to be bombarded with: Dear Victor, IBM is ending the “Lotus” brand, and has been building more functionality into “IBM Conn [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus notes email
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Connections Certified – Finally!
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 2:10p   Victor Toal
As if yesterday I am now finally IBM Connections certified: I had had just no time previously but here at Connect the certification tests are all free for participants so I went for it – and past! It was about time too, having worked with Connections for the last 6 years not having a certification just seemed strange. I do not test well (my dyslexia makes it hard for me) but I guess doing all these crazy IBM Connections projects finally paid off. Yippie! Filed under: Admin Conferences, Ce [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm lotus




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Lotus Protector and the endless search
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 7:10a   Victor Toal
I have been helping a client with a new Lotus Protector setup and I ran into a new problem for the first time myself and as I can’t find anything on the web or in the documentation this is a prime candidate for a blog entry: By default Lotus protector is accessible by two ports: https on port 443 for the admin interface and over https on port 4443 for the client access (e.g. the Notes client displaying your spam queue). I had never felt it necessary to change this before but my current cli [read] Keywords: admin ibm ldd lotus notes notes client protector integration interface
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2014 – What is waiting at the starting line for this year?
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 9:11a   Victor Toal
Since I finally got back to my bog and wrote a short / brief “2013-in-a-nutshell” post, I thought it might be time to also look ahead. There is allot hat I am working on, here the short list: Connect2014 Yes, I mentioned I am going and what my (not very short) list of must-see presentations are. The other reason I like to go is that is a great time to talk to vendors and colleagues to see where the market and technology is going and what clients are (likely/maybe/hopefully) looking [read] Keywords: admin administration connections domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes sametime integration vm
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2013 in review – My Blog Stats
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 9:12a   Victor Toal
As far as blogging goes, 2013 was not my most productive … but this will likely change in the near future with some more regular posts and interesting technical tidbits I hope! See you guys at Conenct 2014? The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take abo [read] Keywords: blogging
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Preparing for Connect2014 – My preliminary list of must-attend sessions
Sun, Dec 29th 2013 12:09p   Victor Toal
Going to LotusPhere Connect2014 again, and really looking forward to it. I just went onto the Connect2014 website and made a listing of all the sessions I am interested in … turns out that I have to find a way to clone myself so I can see all 37 of them …. As to be expected most of the sessions i am trying to cram in are around IBM Connections and Sametime – though I admit that I put more emphasis on Connections since I do allot of Connections work. I am really interested in s [read] Keywords: admin administration collaboration connections ibm lotusphere sametime linux microsoft
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Going to Connect 2014
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 9:15p   Victor Toal
I have not been a prolific blogger as of late – being permanently busy does that to you I guess. I do have a few topics I want to blog about saved and hidden up my sleve but I just don’t have the time to sit down and put the virtual pen to paper as of yet … hopefully soon! But for now I just wanted to let everybody know I signed up for Connect 2014 and will be going! Looking forward to it quite a bit since it is the one time in the year I get to meet up with allot of “u [read] Keywords: blogger
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MWLug 2013 – The Agenda and Schedule
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 10:14a   Victor Toal
The actual schedule for MWLug are now out, here the link: http://www.mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2013.nsf/Schedule.xsp I am speaking on Thursday afternoon. Hmm, can I keep people awake that late in the afternoon, especially since they will be thinking of beer …. let’s see if I am up to the task! Filed under: Admin Conferences, MWLug [read] Keywords: admin
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Open Mic Webcast: Troubleshooting Duplicate Mail Messages in IBM Notes – 24 July 2013
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 7:15a   Victor Toal
Looks like a good webcast again. I often get duplicate mail messages and it drives me nuts …. I will likely listne in to this one. You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic “Troubleshooting Duplicate Mail Messages in IBM Notes.” This event will be held Wednesday, 24 July 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC, or GMT -4), for 60 minutes. After a presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Developers and Support Engineers. See more [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes password
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MWLUG 2013 Open General Session Speaker – News!
Tue, Jul 16th 2013 8:15a   Victor Toal
This just came in email – a very interesting addition to the OGS with a new (additional) speaker.  The OGS alone is worth coming, I hope to see a few of you guys there .Peruse the agenda, there are some really good sessions being offered. From the Email: Announcing the MWLUG 2013 Open General Session Speaker We are very please to announce the MWLUG 2013 Opening General Speaker will be former US Marine, Author, and Indianapolis Colts Community Spokeperson, Josh Bleill. Josh the a [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm community email networking
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I’m doing it again: I’ll be Speaking at MWLug – Indianapolis Aug. 21-23, 2013
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 12:14p   Victor Toal
.Yes, Here iI go again. I will be speaking on Connections again at MWLug. This year it will be in lovely Indianapolis, IN and My session is titled “IBM Connections essential Skills – Data Manipulation and it’s Limits”. Ooohhh, sounds like it might even be more fun than pulling teeth or watching paint dry! Filed under: Admin Conferences Tagged: IBM Connections, mwlug [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm
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Announcing MWLUG 2013 IBM OGS Speaker – Scott Souder
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 8:17a   Victor Toal
Announcing MWLUG 2013 IBM OGS Speaker – victor@toalsystems.com – ToalSystems Mail. I am going to be there – will you? I was on a panel with Scott recently (yeah, I like to partake in some name-dropping of famous people to enhance my own status) and he is well worth listening to. If you are yet undecided, I suggest you take this as a reason to sign up for MWLUG …. Filed under: Admin Conferences Tagged: Administration, conference, mwlug [read] Keywords: admin administration ibm google
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I am going: Midwest Lotus User Group Conference 2013 – Indianapolis, IN
Thu, May 23rd 2013 9:16a   Victor Toal
It is official – going to MWLUG! See y’all there. I also handed in an abstract, let’s see if my content is interesting enough to make the cut! Victor Your order for Midwest Lotus User Group Conference 2013 – Indianapolis, IN is complete! Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM – Friday, August 23, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT) Midwest Lotus User Group Conference 2013 – Indianapolis, IN 123 West Louisiana Street Indianapolis, 46225 Filed under: Admin [read] Keywords: admin lotus
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IamLUG – Louis Richardson of IBM joins IamLUG as part of the 2013 keynote
Tue, Apr 23rd 2013 7:17a   Victor Toal
IamLUG – the North American Lotus User Group Event. Hey guys … this just in: Louis Richardson will be part of the opening (and very social) keynote address. I think you can expect some real gems at this year;s IamLUG – and not just because I am adding a few minor tidbits here and there, but because the list of (the other) speakers is pretty solid and with Louis R. (not to be mistaken with Louis CK – even though they are lookalikes) we are in for an action packe [read] Keywords: admin ibm lotus
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Tonight only: IBMSocialBeerz in New York
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 7:14a   Victor Toal
As I posted last week, tonight is the night! This is a limited engagement with the master of collaboration, the sultan of social, the one and only Stuart McIntyre (room for applause) We will be at the Pig N Whistle on 2nd Ave (NOT THE ONE ON 3rd AVE!!) tonight in Midtown, come up to the second floor and look for the very lovely Sharon who will be taking care of us – between Stuart and her the visit is definitely worth your time … to celebrate the momentous event I might even shut up [read] Keywords: collaboration
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IamLUG 2013 – Blackmail and Malarky!
Fri, Apr 5th 2013 6:15a   Victor Toal
I just have to come out into the open and share my plight: I am being blackmailed by the IamLUG Nazis ….. coerced, forced into bonded labor without the possibility of parole … my freedom of laziness is under attack … Oh, the humanity! As I have written earlier, I was foolish enough to sign up for IamLUG 2013 (May 6 – 7, St. Louis, MO) and also hand in an abstract for my REALLY excellent content that I mean to share – mainly on the finer points of Swiss cheese fo [read] Keywords: admin administration connections ibm xpages blogging development network twitter wiki wireless
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Open Mic Webcast: Securing an IBM Domino Web Server – 10 April 2013
Thu, Apr 4th 2013 10:21p   Victor Toal
This looks like another must attend webcast: Filed under: Uncategorized [read] Keywords: domino ibm server
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Social Connections V – StarWars all over again?
Wed, Apr 3rd 2013 9:18a   Victor Toal
If you are reading this you are social and somehow are involved with the whole IBM software stack relationship social thingamajig or another …. So, unless you live under a rock you have heard of the – very successful – SOCIAL CONNECTIONS shindig that happens on a regular basis and is instigated (among several other, very hardworking individuals) Stuart McIntyre. In spite of being the model of British reserve and gentleman-ship, Stuart is well know and renowned for his stren [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm lotus wiki
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Mark your Calendar – IBMSocialBeerz April 10 in NYC
Wed, Apr 3rd 2013 8:16a   Victor Toal
Yes, Stuart McIntyre and I have rebranded the LotusBeer tradition … if IBM can do it, so can we . . . Since Stuart was foolish enough to announce to me he will be in town I immediately started on a social campaign to compel him to public drunkenness and anti-social behavior – so was born the idea of the IBMSocialBeerz .. Henceforth look on the Twitter (and any other social network you can think of) for #IBMSocialBeerz and thou shalt find it. APRIL 10, 8:00 PM at the Pig N W [read] Keywords: ibm network twitter
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Keep Connections Running – daily tasks for IBM Connections administrators http://planetlotus.org/ad35e0
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 2:14p   Victor Toal
Pssssst! It’s a secret but …. that one is about me …….. IamLUG March 25, 2013 New Discussions (1) Keep Connections Running – daily tasks for IBM Connections administrators Started by Chris Miller, Director, system architect, podcaster and video editor Like · Flag Stop inappropriate content th [read] Keywords: connections ibm email linkedin planetlotus planetlotus.org
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Technote: Connections iFix / CR installation problems
Sun, Mar 24th 2013 9:14a   Victor Toal
Just a quick one: IBM Failed to perform extraction error when applying CR or iFixes to IBM Connections 4.0 – United States. This technote just came through and I thought it was rather timely since I was battling this very scenario with one off the test/DEV environments at my current client a short while ago. If you read the document you will see that it mentions “if the shared files space has changed” but there is another scenario under which this can happen (though relat [read] Keywords: connections ibm aix application linux
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IBM Connections: Metrics / Cognos and the HTTP timeout . . . .
Tue, Mar 19th 2013 4:18p   Victor Toal
Let me preface this post with a statement: I really, really don’t like Cognos. Metrics is a pain as well. And .. in case it lacked sufficient emphasis … I really, R E A L L Y don’t like  Cognos. This is an interesting one that I have been battling with for quite some time at my current client. We had been running into errors with Cognos reports not finishing and the only errors we saw were in the syemOut.log files for HTTP sessions suddenly being reset:  [3/5/13 11:51:0 [read] Keywords: connections ibm community java network server websphere xml
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Sametime Video Chat Widget for Connections – Supposedly it still works in V4
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 9:14p   Victor Toal
My current client had this implemented in their V 3.x environment and we asked IBM if it will still work in V4 …. supposedly it does. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/downloads/sametime_videochat_plugin.html I am implementing it now but there are some inconsistencies with the ST server so I will have to dig through the ST logs and God only knows what else to make it work. Not sure if IBM is working on a version that is “more compatible” (it ain’t English but I have [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus sametime sametimeibm community server widget widgets
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IBM Domino 9.0 Social Edition – Spoke on Panel Today
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 2:15p   Victor Toal
I was part of a panel discussing Domino 9 that included Bruce Elgort of IdeaJam fame, Scott Souder/IBM and Steve Farnsworth. You can watch the recording on YouTube here:   http://bit.ly/XaPsu9 Enjoy! Filed under: IBM, Training Tagged: Domino, domino 9, panel discussion [read] Keywords: domino ibm ideajam
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Speaking at IamLUG
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 9:13a   Victor Toal
Just got a mail confirming my session at IamLUG in St. Louis this year: “Keep Connections Running – What does a Connections Admin have to do?“ So, now I actually have to appear like I know what I am doing on stage ….. oh well, there is always bourbon to help! Filed under: IamLUG Tagged: Administration, iamlug 2013, IBM Connections [read] Keywords: admin administration connections ibm
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Open Mic Webcast: Designing Multi-threaded Domino Java applications – 6 March 2013
Wed, Feb 27th 2013 7:10a   Victor Toal
Sounds like another good one! – You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic “Designing Multi-threaded Domino Java applications.” This event will be held Wednesday, 6 March 2013 at 11:00 AM EST (16:00 UTC, or GMT -5), for 60 minutes. After a presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Developers and Support Engineers. See more details below. (Note: To view this information online, go to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg2 [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm applications java
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Open Mic Webcast: Administrating your Domino server using the Administration Process – 13 February 2013
Wed, Feb 6th 2013 8:09a   Victor Toal
This looks interesting – as usual! I suggest to listen in, there is always something new to learn! You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic “Administrating your Domino server using the Administration Process.” This event will be held Wednesday, 13 February 2013 at 11:00 AM EST (16:00 UTC, or GMT -5), for 60 minutes. After a presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Developers and Support Engineers. See more details below. (Note [read] Keywords: administration collaboration domino ibm server
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We are Newtown – Direct Donations to Newtown
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 2:18p   Victor Toal
This just came through in email from the town, it is an additional way to donate money to Newtown if you so choose to: FROM THE OFFICE OF THE FINANCE DIRECTOR, TOWN OF NEWTOWN: IF YOU WISH TO DONATE DIRECTLY TO THE TOWN OF NEWTOWN YOU CAN DO SO BY: SENDING CHECK WRITTEN OUT TO THE “TOWN OF NEWTOWN” IN MEMO SECTION (OR COVER LETTER) WRITE THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE MONIES WILL GO INTO ONE OF TWO TOWN FUNDS DEPENDING ON THE PURPOSE STATED: SANDY HOOK SPECIAL REVENUE FUND Donations specif [read] Keywords: email office
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We are Newtown – List of Donation sites
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 11:11a   Victor Toal
First off – this is not a all-inclusive list as it is already impossible to list them all and actually check them out to be sure they are not scams, but this list here is brief and verified as far as I was able to. However – these are Newtown’s own, in-town charities that popped up, so I can actually walk up to people and ask them directly (if I need to). Also make it more likely that the money will go to an in-town purpose and not be used up in fees and overhead of some k [read] Keywords: community email facebook
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Newtown Strong, Newtown Proud – We are Newtown
Tue, Dec 18th 2012 7:11a   Victor Toal
I usually try to keep private things out of this blog and only contribute technical content that I feel is relevant and unique. This time , however, I need to break with this premise. As some of you might know, I am a resident of Newtown, CT. The tragedy that has befallen us is something I am still grappling with comprehending, hearing the name of my town on TV and radio over and over is something I am just not getting used to – we are supposed to be the town nobody knows –  ̶ [read] Keywords: community email
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IBM Technote – WASADMIN password for WebSphere Application Server
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 7:09a   Victor Toal
Maybe you read my post a while back on how to recover a lost password for wasadmin. IBM has this technote that deals with how to turn admin security on and off for WebSphere  – helpful if you want to just disable password altogether and reset a password or change the LDAP setting that just screwed up your log-in into the WAS IBM Console altogether. Filed under: Uncategorized [read] Keywords: admin ibm application password security server websphere
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Open Mic Webcast: Preventative Actions and Troubleshooting Common Domino Memory Issues – October 30, 2012
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 6:11a   Victor Toal
You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic "Preventative Actions and Troubleshooting Common Domino Memory Issues." This event will be held Tuesday, 30 October at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC, or GMT -4), for 60 minutes. After a presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Developers and Support Engineers. See more details below. (Note: To view this information online, go to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036159) This Open Mic will elabo [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm ldd lotus wiki
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Open Mic Webcast: IBM Connections 4 Mobile – 23 October 2012
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 6:10a   Victor Toal
Looks like another interesting one, the new mobile client is very different and cool – this one should be well worth listening in to! >>>>>>>>>>>>> You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic “IBM Connections 4 Mobile.” This event will be held Tuesday, 23 October at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC, or GMT -4), for 60 minutes. After a presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Developers and Support E [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm mobile
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Open Mic Webcast: Troubleshooting Policies on a Domino Server – October 9, 2012
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 6:11a   Victor Toal
You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic "Troubleshooting Policies on a Domino Server." This event will be held Tuesday, 9 October at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC, or GMT -4), for 60 minutes. After a presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Developers and Support Engineers. See more details below. (Note: To view this information online, go to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036076) When Date: 9 October 2012 Time: 11:00 AM EDT (1 [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm policies server
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WebSphere: wasadmin – how to recover a lost password
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 12:09p   Victor Toal
I had the case recently where was working on a WebSphere 7 environment that was being uncooperative and the previous creator had not taken any backups and the documentation was rather thin . . . one of my most favorite scenarios to walk into. I found myself with three sets of documents that all stated a different wasadmin password and none of them worked and the client had never bothered to set up any secondary WBM console admins. A dilemma I had to solve. Encoding vs Encrypting You mig [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm aix blogger google java linux password profile security server websphere xml
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Connections 4.0: Tails from the Upgrade Part 2 – Oracle
Sun, Sep 9th 2012 7:14p   Victor Toal
This is an interesting one for all of you out there that utilize Oracle as your database server. Character Set: The approved character set for Connections is AL32UTF8. You  might have a look at your database and discover that you are running some other character set but that you are seeing no issues – at least in Connections 3.x In comes Cognos . . . Cognos will NOT install (fails to connect to the dB without errors) if your Oracle character set is anything other than AL32UTF8. The [read] Keywords: connections ibm database oracle server sql
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I do really love Dropbox . . .
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 11:11a   Victor Toal
Just got this in my inbox. I have a new AWESOME phone – HTC EVO 4G LTE (Sprint) which gives you extra space on your DropBox account … 23GB! I do so love my DropBox … and my phone Hi Victor, Congrats on becoming a Dropbox Guru! We’ve awarded you 23 GB of bonus space for the next 24 months! You now have 226.75 GB of space. Thanks again for supercharging your HTC device with Dropbox. Enjoy, - The Dropbox Team © 2012 Dropbox Filed under: Uncat [read] Keywords:
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Connections 4.0: Tails from the Upgrade Part 1
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 8:11a   Victor Toal
As a few early risers might have already read on some blogs and press releases, IBM has released Connections 4.0 to the general public this morning – here woudl be Ed Brill’s blog as one of the many announcements. I have been working for a client I shall call TWSSU (=”They Who Shall Stay Unnamed”) and been part of a large Connections implementation since last year.  As part of this environment we have been working on a V4 upgrade for quite some time, to the point wher [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus aix applications centos database db2 java linux red hat sql websphere wiki xml
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FLASH: Apply iFixes LO71325 and LO71327 to IBM Connections 4.0
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 8:11a   Victor Toal
As mentioned in my previous blog post – here are the first of a few new iFixes that you will need to install for Connections 4 right out of the box. They are for core functions mainly so no fear about customizations you have being smashed in the process. Expect some more to be released next week. 07 Sep 2012 Dear Subscriber (vtoal), Here are your bulletin email notifications for your subscriptions at IBM My notifications. Visit the IBM Electronic Support site to get con [read] Keywords: connections ibm email profile
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Newsflash: Connections 4.0 WIKI/documentation is out!
Wed, Sep 5th 2012 1:11p   Victor Toal
Great news – just found it!! http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/xpViewCategories.xsp?lookupName=IBM%20Connections%204.0%20documentation But keep in mind, itis still in the process of being edited and will improve over time. Don’t look at the System Requirements pages yet – they will be updated soon as the current format is  bit confusing. Filed under: IBM Connections Tagged: IBM Connections [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus wiki
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WebSphere: Errors installing Plug-in fix pack on IHS V7.x
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 8:11p   Victor Toal
This was a new one, not even the IBMers that I consulted with had run into this before. I have been working at a client site on a large IBM Connections project since last year – V3.0.0, upgrade to 3.0.1, upgrade to 3.0.1.1 … now multiple code drops for V4 beta installs and preparation to get gold code V4 up as soon as possible (once it is released). In the course of the last year I have probably installed and upgraded more WAS and IHS servers that I have in several years previously [read] Keywords: connections ibm aix java websphere
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Good (free) Webcast: Upcoming WebSphere Support Technical Exchange webcast 09/05
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 8:10a   Victor Toal
I have been somewhat silent of late, the only reason is that I am in the middle of an IBM Connections upgrade that is very intense, time consuming – but fun! I have been collecting quite some stuff for blog entries but simply don’t have the time to atually sit down and flesh them out – maybe after the current upgrade storm is over! In the mean time: I had this one float across my desk today. Thank you for participating in a previous Support Technical Exchange. To help you take [read] Keywords: connections ibm application email exchange exchange server websphere
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Webcast: Sep. 6 Webcast on WebSphere MQ V7.1 and V7.5 Security
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 8:15a   Victor Toal
This looks like a really interesting one. I don’t work with MQ that much but security settings in general are a really important part of any WebSphere environment. Lessons Learned for WebSphere MQ V7.1 and V7.5 Security From the Upcoming Secure Messaging Scenarios with WebSphere MQ IBM Redbook Date: September 6, 2012 Topic: Lessons learned for WebSphere MQ V7.1 and V7.5 Security From the Upcoming Secure Messaging Scenarios with WebSphere MQ IBM Redbook Time: 11:00 AM EDT Regis [read] Keywords: administration connections ibm community consulting email facebook integration linkedin security twitter websphere
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Open Mic Webcast: Troubleshooting with Sametime Configuration Validator – 25 September 2012
Mon, Aug 13th 2012 7:13a   Victor Toal
This is an important one if you have Sametime in your environment, the tool is not difficult and will help you with your administration and deployment strategy. Open Mic Webcast: Troubleshooting with Sametime Configuration Validator – 25 September 2012 Webcast Abstract IBM will host an Open Mic webcast with Lotus Development and Support Engineers on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. The topic will be “Troubleshooting with Sametime Configuration Validator .” A review and demonstra [read] Keywords: administration collaboration ibm ldd lotus sametime development mobile
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FLASH: Security Bulletin: Sametime Client Vulnerability (2012.08.10)
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 1:12p   Victor Toal
This one is important, it was just discovered a few days ago. Mainly dangerous for attacks from inside the network but you should review and get the patches as soon as you can. 10 Aug 2012 Dear Subscriber (vtoal), Here are your bulletin email notifications for your subscriptions at IBM My notifications. Visit the IBM Electronic Support site to get connected with our powerful online tools, tips, and resources. IBM Sametime: Flashes • Security Bulletin: Sa [read] Keywords: ibm sametime email network profile security
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NYC Lotusbeer – Location, Location, Location!
Thu, Aug 9th 2012 12:15p   Victor Toal
The location of the upcoming NYC Lotusbeer, starring the indomitable Paul Mooney has been decided upon: Monday, Aug. 13th – starting at 6:00 PM – ending at … who knows Maggie’s Place 21 E. 47th Str., between Madison Ave and 5th Ave PS: IF FOR SOME REASON Maggies Place is so full with all them damn tourists and other drinking folk, we will just move the whole shindig to the other side of the road and go to Connolly’s Pub which is just opposite on 47th Str. PPS: I [read] Keywords: twitter
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IBM Open Mic Webcast invitation: Notes Traveler 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1 – 14 August 2012
Wed, Aug 8th 2012 4:12p   Victor Toal
You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic "Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1 – High Availability & Failover and more new features." This event will be held Tuesday, 14 August at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC, or GMT -4), for 60 minutes. After a short presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Lotus Developers and Support Engineers. See more details below. (Note: To view this information online, go to http://www.ibm.com/support/docvie [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus notes traveler
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And there shall be a …. LotusBeer (NYC)
Wed, Aug 1st 2012 2:15p   Victor Toal
Yes, there has been no good LotusBeer in a while so I decided to shanghai a buddy and fly him in from the Emerald Island …. just for you. The Sultan of Security, the Grand Vizir of Presentations, the Master of Disguise and Supreme Grand-Poopah of IBM Technology (that is an official title) – Paul Mooney will be here in the flesh. Monday, Aug 13. – starting sometime around 6 PM – the location is still secret so we keep the Paparazzi from installing listening devices and [read] Keywords: ibm security
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IBM Open Mic Webcast invitation: Developing xPage Applications – 7 August 2012
Tue, Jul 31st 2012 2:15p   Victor Toal
This just came into my in-box: You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic “Developing xPage Applications.” This event will be held Tuesday, 7 August at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC, or GMT -4), for 60 minutes. After a short presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Lotus Developers and Support Engineers. See more details below. (Note: To view this information online, go to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27027368) When Date [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus applications
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WebSphere – The backupConfig script your friend
Wed, Jul 25th 2012 7:11a   Victor Toal
This is just a short post – But the built-in utility you get with the backupConfig script is worth looking into for everybody! if you have worked with WebSphere for any significant time you have come across the built-in backup and restore utility that each WebSphere server has by default: [backupconfig.bat] or on Unix/Linux [backupconfig.sh] and the corresponding restore scripts [restoreConfig.bat] and [restoreConfig.sh].  At my current client we are working on application customization [read] Keywords: connections ibm application applications linux server vm websphere
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IBM Sametime Meetings Statistics Utility – installed!
Wed, Jul 11th 2012 9:12a   Victor Toal
Marlon Machado of IBM posted this entry below  a while ago and we installed it here at a client. It is really painless and works right out of the box without having to jump through hoops or juggle knives while standing on one leg. Give it a try! SametimeBlog Now available: IBM Sametime Meetings Statistics Utility. Marlon Machado |  June 27 | Tags:  tech-preview sametime statisctics meetings | Comments (0)  |  Visits (336) We’re proud to announce availability of the new IBM Sametime [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus sametime sametimeibm application database enterprise facebook server twitter
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DropBox – I love my DropBox ……
Wed, Jul 11th 2012 8:12a   Victor Toal
Just got this in the mail this morning: Hi Victor, We’ve got some great news for you – we’ve doubled your Dropbox Pro plan! Instead of 101 GB, you now have a healthy 203 GB for the same price! With all this space for your amazing photos, videos, and large files, your Dropbox will never have to go on a diet again. As an extra thanks, we’d like to let you share a 3 month trial of Dropbox Pro 100 with a friend, colleague, or family member. I have my various PC’s, l [read] Keywords: facebook twitter
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MWLUG here I come
Tue, Jul 10th 2012 10:11a   Victor Toal
I have been a bit quiet lately, but I have been gathering allot of stuff to post soon. Also, I signed up for MWLUG in Pittsburgh in August and am very much looking forward to it! Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: lug [read] Keywords: facebook twitter
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IBM Open Mic Webcast: iNotes setup, configuration & troubleshooting – 19 June 2012
Tue, Jun 12th 2012 11:17a   Victor Toal
Tuesday, June 19th @ 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC, or GMT -4), for 60 minutes. After a short presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Lotus Developers and Support Engineers. See more details below. (Note: To view this information online, go to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27024942) When Date: Tuesday, 19 June 2012 Time: 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC, or GMT -4) for 60 minutes Q&A and transcript You can post questions in advance to a response to [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm inotes ldd lotus notes facebook twitter
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Education: Join webcast on WebSphere Application Server – SSL Certificate and Key Management
Fri, Jun 1st 2012 6:11a   Victor Toal
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21596673&myns=swgws&mynp=OCSSEQTP&mync=R Filed under: Uncategorized [read] Keywords: ibm application facebook server twitter websphere
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IBM Open Mic Webcast Invitation: IBM Lotus Notes & Domino Out Of Office Functionality – 22 May 2012
Tue, May 15th 2012 6:12a   Victor Toal
You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic "IBM Lotus Notes & Domino Out Of Office Functionality." This event will be held Tuesday, May 22nd at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC, or GMT -4), for 60 minutes. After a short presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Lotus Developers and Support Engineers. See more details below. (Note: To view this information online, go to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27024609) When Date: 22 May 2012 [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm ldd lotus notes facebook office twitter
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IBM Open Mic Webcast invitation: Troubleshooting Notes/Domino NRPC Mail Routing issues – 9 May 2012
Tue, May 1st 2012 6:12a   Victor Toal
You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic "Troubleshooting Notes/domino NRPC Mail Routing issues". After a short presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Lotus Developers and Support Engineers. This event will take place on Wednesday, 9 May 2012, at 11:00AM EDT (16:00 UTC, or GMT -5). You can post questions in advance as a response to this entry in the Notes/Domino 8.5 forum. Bookmark Webcast Technote #7023930 Title: Open Mic Webcast: Trou [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm ldd lotus notes notesdomino facebook twitter
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IBM Open Mic Webcast: What’s the Latest with Notes Traveler? – 24 April 2012
Wed, Apr 18th 2012 12:12p   Victor Toal
I just received this in my in-box – definitely looks like something everybody should put into their calendars: You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic, “What’s the Latest with Notes Traveler?” ” After a presentation, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM developers and support engineers. You can post questions in advance of the call as a response to this entry in the Notes/Domino/Traveler forum. The event will take pl [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm ldd lotus notes traveler exchange exchange facebook mobile twitter
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FLASH: Fix Available: WebSphere Plugin Personal Certificate and password will expire on April 26, 2012 (2012.04.13)
Fri, Apr 13th 2012 5:12p   Victor Toal
13 Apr 2012 Dear Subscriber (vtoal), Here are your bulletin email notifications for your subscriptions at IBM My notifications. Visit the IBM Electronic Support site to get connected with our powerful online tools, tips, and resources. Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal: Flashes • Fix Available: WebSphere Plugin Personal Certificate and password will expire on April 26, 2012 The WebSphere Support team has released two Flash technotes: 1) The personal certificate [read] Keywords: ibm lotus quickr email facebook password profile twitter websphere websphere portal
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Get Free Training! New Complimentary IBM WebSphere Education Courses Available from the Global WebSphere Community
Wed, Apr 11th 2012 9:12a   Victor Toal
I think everybody following me knows that I am telling everybody to learn WebSphere – it will come your way like it or not. Here are some free training courses/videos that you can look at – all you have to do is become a member of the Global WebSphere Community – and PRESTO – free training for you. I will be looking at this later tonight … Dear WebSpherians,Last year, we polled our Global WebSphere Community members asking you what WebSphere topics you were mos [read] Keywords: ibm application community email facebook linkedin server twitter websphere
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IBM Open Mic Webcast Invitation – Configuring and Troubleshooting the Resource Reservation database in Lotus Notes – 10 April 2012
Tue, Apr 3rd 2012 2:12p   Victor Toal
You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic “Configuring and Troubleshooting the Resource Reservation database in Lotus Notes.” This event will be held Tuesday, 10 April 2012 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC, or GMT -4), for 60 minutes. After a short presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Lotus Developers and Support Engineers. See more details below. (Note: To view this information online, go to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid= [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes database facebook reservation twitter
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April 5 webcast: The World’s First DFDL Implementation – Modeling Text and Binary Data Using WebSphere Message Broker V8
Tue, Apr 3rd 2012 2:12p   Victor Toal
Dear WebSpherian, Don’t miss the upcoming webcast: The World’s First DFDL Implementation – Modeling Text and Binary Data Using WebSphere Message Broker V8 Date: April 5, 2012 Title: The World’s First DFDL Implementation – Modeling Text and Binary Data Using WebSphere Message Broker V8 Time: 11 AM EDT (GMT -4) Register Now! DFDL (Data Format Description Language, often pronounced “daffodil”) is a new standard for modeling and parsing all kinds of genera [read] Keywords: ibm community eclipse email facebook linkedin twitter websphere xml
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Connections 3.0.1.1 and Sametime Proxy Server 8.5.2 IFR1 fix OBEN-8SDLGS – RECALLED
Tue, Mar 27th 2012 7:12a   Victor Toal
I just got a mail from IBM support on the Sametime Proxy Server 8.5.2 IFR1 fix OBEN-8SDLGS that is mandatory for awareness between Connections 3.0.1 FP1 and Sametime.  It appears this HF was recalled (not sure what he exact problem is) which explains why I have not been able to get awareness to work with Connections 3.0.1.1 – no mater what I do. That there is no updated, specific documentation for Connections 3.0.1.1 and ST awareness is not a good sign either but that is why I opened a [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus sametime sametimelotus facebook server twitter
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Linux Kernel 3.3 Released, will support Android Apps
Wed, Mar 21st 2012 1:14p   Victor Toal
Linux and Android are going to be on friendly terms with each other again – it has been a long time. the article  has all the details but to keep it short – you will be able to run Android apps on Linux machines with the 3.3 kernel and expect them to run .. more or less. Again, this is fun … it’s upgrade time again soon! Filed under: Linux Related Tagged: Android, Linux [read] Keywords: facebook google linux twitter
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End of Support for IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.1 is 30 Sept 2012
Wed, Mar 21st 2012 11:12a   Victor Toal
This came across my desk the other day – if you are still running WebSphere servers in the 6.1 code stream you will need to upgrade son. I don’t think many of those servers are still out there unless you are still running a few applications that require older versions of WAS to run. This is fun …. it’s upgrade time again!!!! Filed under: Websphere [read] Keywords: ibm application applications facebook server twitter websphere
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Bosch opts for IBM Connections software – automotiveIT International
Fri, Mar 16th 2012 9:13a   Victor Toal
Interesting article – shows that Connections is more and more in demand not only in the US but also internationally. I find that some of my clients go the “Social Software” route to “get rid of email”  which is one way of saying they want their people to spend less time in their mail in-boxes and more time being productive and sharing knowledge. This is a very large change – a true paradigm shift that can pay off – as long as it is managed well and act [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus email facebook integration network office social software twitter
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IBM Open Mic webcast: Deep Dive into Domino Memory – 20 March 2012
Tue, Mar 13th 2012 3:12p   Victor Toal
-You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic “Deep Dive into Domino Memory”. After a short presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Lotus Developers and Support Engineers. This event will take place on Tuesday, 20 March 2012, at 11:00AM EST (16:00 UTC, or GMT -5). You can post questions in advance as a response to this entry in the Notes/Domino 8.5 forum Bookmark Webcast Technote #7023895 Title: Open Mic Webcast: Deep Dive into Do [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes facebook mobile twitter
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WebSphere: March 8 webcast: Developing for the Evolving Application Lifecycle Experience
Tue, Mar 6th 2012 9:13a   Victor Toal
Dear WebSpherian, Don’t miss the upcoming webcast: Developing for the Evolving Application Lifecycle Experience Date: March 8, 2012 Title: Developing for the Evolving Application Lifecycle Experience Time: 12:30 EST (GMT -5) Businesses around the world are undertaking transformational journeys to become smarter, and IT is at the center of that transformation. A key challenge to overcome is the pains and many phases involved with application deployment. Attend this webcast to learn from t [read] Keywords: ibm application community email facebook linkedin twitter websphere
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IBM Open Mic Webcast Invitation: Install Utilities for Lotus Notes – 13 March 2012
Tue, Mar 6th 2012 7:12a   Victor Toal
You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic "Install Utilities for Lotus Notes." This event will be held Tuesday, March 13th at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC, or GMT -4), for 60 minutes. After a short presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Lotus Developers and Support Engineers. See more details below. (Note: To view this information online, go to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023766) When Date: Tuesday, 13 March 2012 Time: 11:0 [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes facebook mobile twitter
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Social and the Search for Content
Wed, Feb 29th 2012 10:12a   Victor Toal
I was re-listening to the TWIL that I participated in (Feb 5) while I was in the car driving for hours, hours, hours, hours (yes, a reaaaally long time) to pick up my kids from their perspective schools to bring them home for the extended weekend. Re-thinking the conversation: I am sure virtually  all of us are “Tony-Two-Timers” to some degree, i.e.: people who do better the second time around (story of my golf game – the successful second shot) or who, when re-reading meet [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus facebook google social software twitter widgets
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IBM Open Mic Webcast Invitation: Troubleshooting freetime (busytime) issues in Lotus Notes – 28 February 2012
Thu, Feb 23rd 2012 1:11p   Victor Toal
You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on the topic "Troubleshooting freetime (busytime) issues in Lotus Notes". This event will be held Tuesday, 28 February 2012 at 11:00 AM EST (16:00 UTC, or GMT -5), for 60 minutes. After a short presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Lotus Developers and Support Engineers. See more details below. (Note: To view this information online, go to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023671) When Date: Tues [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus notes facebook twitter
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Tech Skills, Dinosaurs and What does it mean for IBM/Lotus Techies?
Sat, Feb 18th 2012 6:11p   Victor Toal
10 Tech Skills Heading the Way of the Dinosaur – 2012 Edition. I came across the above article a while ago and had meant to blog on it – however life and work got in the way. Good thing is that gave me some more time to think and I have my own conclusions on a few things that might be heading down Extinction Ave. along with the dinosaurs: Note: I have been working on this post for a few days and reread it again - it was getting a bit long. The conclusion is still worth reading, [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes bes blackberry facebook java server twitter websphere
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Sametime applets signer certificate expires on 19 March 2012
Thu, Feb 9th 2012 4:12p   Victor Toal
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21580492&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSKTXQ&mync=R if you are running Sametime 8 … It is time to take a look and verify that you have this patch installed. Filed under: Lotus Sametime [read] Keywords: ibm lotus sametime facebook twitter
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Interesting Tech Note for Linux – Testing the read speed of a hard disk
Tue, Jan 31st 2012 5:13a   Victor Toal
I look at IBM’s support feeds every day to see what interesting new info comes down the fire hose … this was a first one: Linux drive performance testing! I work with allot of Linux and AIX so this is interesting stuff, I just did not think I would see it in an IBM support feed. **************************************************** Problem How can I test to see if all drives are reading at the same speed? Cause One reason that hard disks fall out of RAID arrays is a difference in r [read] Keywords: ibm aix facebook linux server twitter
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Lotusphere 2012 in the eye of Social Media Analysts – Interesting View Points
Mon, Jan 30th 2012 7:12a   Victor Toal
I read allot of blogs and websites that deal with social media and social software in general and came across this article last week: “Lotusphere 2012 Touts Social Business – But What about Social Media?” by Social Media Today. I quite enjoyed the point of view from “the other side” which is more focused on Social Media as opposed to the pure technical side that I tend to hover around. This is an interesting take on Lotusphere and not a long read – I encurag [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotusphere facebook social software twitter
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Java: it’s your fault! Connections on AIX
Wed, Jan 25th 2012 4:13p   Victor Toal
Just a quick one during my lunch hour …. ran into an issue yesterday at my current client that shows once more that when you do not work with a specific OS for a while, you really loose your touch for the small details. The Saga of WAS, AIX and the damn Java Cache We installed iFixes yesterday and that all went well. However the syncing of the nodes (kicked off from the Dmgr console) took forever, and then one of the app clusters on one of the nodes would not restart (it eventually did [read] Keywords: agent connections ibm aix email facebook java password server twitter websphere
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IBM Moderators can not use SPNEGO to Automatically Login to Moderate Content in Connections – United States
Tue, Jan 24th 2012 7:13a   Victor Toal
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21577480&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSYGQH&mync=E This technote just came out but we actually had this issue early last month where we noticed it. My current client uses SPNEGO for single sign-on (works GREAT btw) and since moderation is a new feature to Cnnections we did not really notice it in the beginning. After all, if something is new, you are not – yet – aware of what the standard behavior is supposed to be. We have a sing [read] Keywords: connections ibm facebook server twitter
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Linux Security Alert: X.org Server Allows Anyone to Unlock Computer
Sun, Jan 22nd 2012 8:13a   Victor Toal
https://www.linux.com/news/enterprise/biz-enterprise/538089-xorg-server-allows-anyone-to-unlock-computer I had not heard of this one yet but I am going to my servers right now and checking for the latest security patches … if your servers do not run x.org server then you have nothing to fear. While you are at it, check your workstations too ….. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Linux, security [read] Keywords: enterprise facebook linux security server twitter
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Linux: NGINX Webserver growing in the market
Fri, Jan 20th 2012 8:12a   Victor Toal
NGINX takes 2nd place in Web Servers from Microsoft IIS | ZDNet. I came across this one a short while ago. I have not used NGINX myself yet though one of my hosted servers uses it though I have no control over it (cpanel access only) . I have been playing with the idea of configuring some “unusual” systems at home and I think I am going to take a look at how NGINX might integrate with some IBM/Lotus products. I have seen it used as a proxy server (or several servers) in front of IB [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus sametime facebook linux microsoft server twitter websphere
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Blatant Plagiarism …. by me – Worst Tech Predictions ever
Wed, Jan 18th 2012 4:12p   Victor Toal
I read this one over at Scientific American (written by David Pogue – I love his articles) and just had to plagiarize it .. it is to good! “Everyone’s always asking me when Apple will come out with a cell phone. My answer is, ‘Probably never.’”—David Pogue, The New York Times, 2006Image: Wikimedia Commons/Linux insidev2 Supplemental Material In my Scientific American column this month, I pondered why it’s so hard to predict the future of tech [read] Keywords: ibm apple facebook linux office twitter
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Technotics launches new web site – announces new cloud services
Wed, Jan 18th 2012 8:13a   Victor Toal
http://www.andypedisich.com/blogs/andysblog.nsf/dx/technotics-launches-new-web-site-announces-new-cloud-services.htm I read this post early this morning in the train on my way to work. HIGH TIME Andy and Rob did this! Both Andy and Rob are well known in the Lotus/IBM community for their expertiese, experience, vision and skill. I think with this new offering Technotics is hitting the nerve of the Shakespearian question many clients face: “To go, or not to go.” What I particularly li [read] Keywords: ibm lotus community consulting facebook twitter
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Websphere Technote: Application Server does not start – OSGi permission issue
Wed, Jan 18th 2012 5:12a   Victor Toal
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21578438&myns=swgws&mynp=OCSSEQTP&mync=R This one just came in via a feed. I ran into this recently during my first forray into WAS 8 … The errors kicking in were a great way to develop my shaky WAS confidence. I solved it because i deal with Linux allot and access rights/file rights are a commkn problem when a team use different/personal IDs when installing systems instead of a common account. Both are acceptable as long as everybo [read] Keywords: domino ibm application facebook linux server twitter websphere
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Just in Time for #LS12 – A new IT Job website for Social Software
Mon, Jan 16th 2012 6:12p   Victor Toal
Just in time for Lotusphere 2012: www.ssmcjobs.com This new job site is dedicated to IT jobs in the social media / social software, collaboration and messaging technology fields. Free for job seekers it is aiming  to give IT staff with “social” in their portfolio a place to showcase their skills and search for new opportunities. If happen to not be actively looking it is still a great place to just “park” your resume and see what kind of offers might be out there. If yo [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere facebook social software twitter
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IBM Moderators can not use SPNEGO to Automatically Login to Moderate Content in Connections – United States
Mon, Jan 16th 2012 6:12p   Victor Toal
IBM Moderators can not use SPNEGO to Automatically Login to Moderate Content in Connections – United States. This is quite a problem – install the fix, it worked for my current client and is a quick, simple and effective. Filed under: IBM, Support Tagged: IBM Connections, technote [read] Keywords: connections ibm facebook twitter
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Anatomy of a Science Fair Project | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network
Sat, Jan 14th 2012 4:12p   Victor Toal
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/01/12/anatomy-of-a-science-fair-project/ Not really technology content but I wish this kind of stuff had been around when I was a kid. I went to school in Austria and I attended a natural sciences high school so I had more classes in chemistry, physics, biology and (oh dread!) math. In those days Austrian schools did not do science fairs or prepare kids to present data and experiments like American schools do – unfortunately. I just wi [read] Keywords: facebook network twitter
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The Tale of a Bored Doggie
Sat, Jan 14th 2012 11:13a   Victor Toal
I don’t normally blog about meembers of my family – but occasionally the four legged ones do something worth sharing. I am at a Diner having my breakfast after I had to run out this morning to get some personal errants done and this cake in from my wife. I had wanted to play the dogs in the yard before I leave but my wife (The Empress) decreed that leaving early and coming back early is more important. I guess good old Sparky here had a different idea. Filed under: Not Technical Ta [read] Keywords: facebook twitter
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Error loading wiring Properties: property name is not unique….
Sat, Jan 14th 2012 10:13a   Victor Toal
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21578096&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSKTWP&mync=R This just came in via a feed from IBM support. I hope you guys subscribe to the support feeds as well. Personally I never came across this specific error but as I do work allot in large, multi nationals this is a good one to squirrel away and keep in my back pocket. Filed under: IBM Lotus Notes Domino, Lotus Notes Tagged: Domino, ibm, Lotus Notes [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes facebook properties twitter
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Open Mic Webcast: Deep Dive into Domino Memory- 20 March 2012
Sat, Jan 14th 2012 9:12a   Victor Toal
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27023895&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSKTMJ&mync=R this one promises to be interesting, I am definitely going to listen in. Memory issues are some of the more vexing problems to deal with since they involve more than just the Domino side and Domino knowledge to track and solve. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Domino [read] Keywords: domino ibm facebook twitter
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Configuration step recommendation for Sametime stand-alone MUX to enable load balancing
Wed, Jan 11th 2012 5:12a   Victor Toal
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21577644&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSKTXQ&mync=R I have been researching some Sametime issues and came across this config item. The MUX is one of my favorite Sametime components as it can really drastically increase your system’s capacity for concurrent active accounts (awaremenss and chat). I will be trying thissetting out in my own system soon. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: ibm sametime, sametime, technote [read] Keywords: ibm sametime facebook twitter
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IBM Support – Change to AVP Telephone Support Processes
Tue, Jan 10th 2012 4:12p   Victor Toal
This fluttered across my desk today at a client site I am currently working at. It appears that if y are an AVP client (Accelerated Value Program) IBM will no longer get you right to a technician if you call in a ticket but rather wants you to enter it online and wait for a call back. At my current client this is the standard way of operating and the call backs are rather quick – however I have been at other sites where those cal backs have taken somewhat longer in the past. I don̵ [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes email facebook twitter
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Domino, WebSphere and why don’t my Friends get it yet
Thu, Jan 5th 2012 1:11p   Victor Toal
As most people who know me in person can attest to, I usually am not at a loss for words. Some friends of mine actually have made a pact to kill my mouth separately after I die to make sure it goes to rest.  True friends will go to great lengths to take care of you … one way or another. “The discussion” I did find my inborn ability to fill the air with words challenged over the holidays when I engaged a good friend and collegue in a discussion about technology, future and IT w [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus notes quickr sametime facebook linkedin linux twitter websphere
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IBM Connections – New Project
Mon, Dec 19th 2011 12:09p   Victor Toal
Just a quick update: I have been on a new project with a new client since the beginning of December in NYC- very exciting stuff! We are working on setting up a brand spanking new IBM Connections 3.0.1 infrastructure inside of a technologically very advanced environment. I can’t really speak about the client nor project details but I can tell you that I am working with his Greatness; The King of Connections; The Mullah of Cyber-Funk; The Sultan of Socialness and Duke of Collaboration  R [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus blogging facebook twitter
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IBM Unknown errors running utilities – United States
Mon, Nov 21st 2011 9:12a   Victor Toal
Found this one looking through technotes today, really interesting. I often set up servers to run off-line maintenance on dB and often have servers running 32bit Domino on 64bit Windows. I have not yet run into a case where I noticed the additional errors that might pop up but is it good to now that I can ignore them.  I like my off-line maintenance routines and do not want to have to change them. IBM Unknown errors running utilities – United States. Filed under: 64 bit, Domino, IBM Lo [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes noteslotus facebook twitter
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Debmirror – Be independent on Linux
Sun, Nov 20th 2011 6:13p   Victor Toal
ToalSystems has finally decided that we have enough Linux servers to create out own mirror site – for multiple Linux releases. Over the last week we created a new Ubuntu mirror site on our internal network and will be adding a new CentOS mirror site as well. Currently we are still debating whether we want to register either or both sites for public use as the discussion is still going on whether we want to “adjust/change” the mirror site and add things of our own into it.  If [read] Keywords: centos community facebook linux network twitter ubuntu
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notes.ini variable – Tolerate Replication Errors
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 8:12p   Victor Toal
This is an interesting one that I have not come across before. We all know there are undocumented (or under-documented) notes.ini variables that can manipulate various aspects of the Domino server or the Noes client. The one I came across here today was new to me: DEBUG_REPL_TOLERATE_ERRORS What does it do? Well, my current client has a rather large and very important application that we are trying to migrate to a new R8.5.2 server and we constantly running into replication errors. the reason fo [read] Keywords: domino dominonotes ibm lotus notes noteslotus R8 application database facebook server twitter




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