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Replacing Domino NSF with Domino NSF to overcome Domino's NSF limits

This seems to be an rather unexplored and unexperienced area. While we all know what the limits of Domino are, there seems not be much information out how to avoid and duck those limits. I am facing some of those limits now, and have started to search for possible and feasible solutions to overcome them.First there is the 64KB limit of document size, which means all field values together (not RichText fields) cannot exceed 64KB, else the mail.box is not able to send the mails anymore. Ok, that c

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Calculating an image URL for a WebService

A common difficulty in Domino is to calculate the correct URL of an embedded image in a RichText field.When a WebService which should return the correct URL of any image, may it be embedded or attached as file, is called from a remote server, the WebService should look at the HTML source of the web page where the picture is embedded, and then parse the contents to find the picture file URL (search for "img" and then the next "src" tag) and send the URL of the picture from the parsed content to

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Lucid

3D online/offline world Fully parametrizable environment Secure, closed system Portal, Collaboration, Chat, E-mail, File Sharing, Newsreader, Web Browser, Operating System Frontend, Programming Environment Modular programming environment using a pseudo BASIC language which is compiled via an integrated C-compiler into native machine code and OpenGL/DirectX instructions. No Java slowness! Available for Windows, Mac, Linux Free and commercial versions available for all audiences Launch Summ

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Scheduled Hardware Maintenance

Server will be shutdown for hardware maintenance on 2007-05-25 20:00:00 EET. Estimated downtime is 1 hour.We are adding new harddisk space.Another shutdown is scheduled for 2007-05-26 12:00:00 EET. Estimated downtime is 15 minutes.   Source

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Getting Things Done

Just saw Ed posting an article about Lotus Notes related GTD, and that reminded me to do things.It seems that GTD is even a registered trademark of David Allen & Co, which seems to have some good ideas about organizing your time and tasks.Some years ago I had an related idea, the Case Classification Code, but compared to GTD it was a more specific approach to a partial solution of the whole process. Before you can start to do things, you need to brainstorm what you have in mind, and categori

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Spammers vs Blog owners, 1:0

It seems that many Blog owners have made their sites unusable, because of the fear of spamming. For example Christopher Byrne, Damien Katz, Al Gore Blogs don't immediately show up your comments, if at all. This is clear win against the spammers, they made you to degrade your online services to a manually driven service.Siipi Blog has however been invulnerable until now (knock the wood against any spam attacks, since we don't use any of the commercially available Blog site templates, but a very

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IBM System p servers reduce global warming

The sheer power of IBM System p servers is simply amazing. Nearly 300 Unix servers can be easily consolidated into just 6 System p servers, according to this IBM Press Release.This is not just the tip of an iceberg, but an remarkable factor to reduce also the global warming.Global warming has already gone too far. If you want to be helpful somehow, save at least planet earth. Although this is about an Hollywood movie, it's not all fiction, not even nearly all. The point is to give you an motive

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And the winner is...

IBM System p! With a (or as many as you want) Power5-7 based (vector scalable) CPUs.Yes, it's the good old RS/6000 system in new clothes - the system which has also earlier beaten all world records in speed and performance. Even the God of Supercomputers, IBM Blue Gene/L and it's honorable ancestor, the Deep Blue, is a System p after all.Macintosh made the wrong choice, they switched from Power5 to Intel. Windows' limits are breached.Customers who want the maximum performance and value for their

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The Best Packer

While the 7-Zip packer has been out since Year 2000, it has been relatively unknown. It's always amazing how the ZIP format is the best known packing format, while it's packing ratio is plain horrible. I've used RAR format for years, and it's has become also quite known in the professional computer scene. However, the 7-Zip format is the most advanced packing format known today, using the LZMA compression algorithm. It's simply amazing how much better it can pack than ZIP or RAR (ZIP 5 means Win

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Microsoft's OneCare is worse than any virus!

You can Google for OneCare, the net is full of reports of fatal to catastrophic reports about Microsoft's newest security program.Here is just one. Similarly fatal problem were also reported with earlier Microsoft OneCare versions, and now their latest OneCare 1.5 is worse than any virus you could ever have.Some people have lost 3.5 years of their work and life because of this, some have lost even more.It deletes whole e-mail databases of Outlook when it detects a virus, which might not even be

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Siipi Blog Improvements

I added some new features and bug fixes to the Siipi Blog Template:■ Added display of last modified date of last reply of Hot Topics (=Blogs which have the latest replies)■ Added display of number of Blogs in each Area in the Area List (this is kinda cool, it uses the NotesViewEntry.DescendantCount property)■ Removed 1 line gap before the Area List (it was a )■ Added Paragraph break after the Referers List to avoid automatic line feed in the first displayed Blog■ Changed the "ND8 POWERED" logo

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Technorati Blogs

I've haven't earlier checked what this Technorati Blog thing is all about. But it sounds like it's something useful, something which connects Blog entries which belong to the same category from any Blog sites together.When I signed up it asked me to claim my own Blog, and then it wanted to verify that my Blog is my Blog, so it asked me to put this HTML code on my Blog: Technorati Profile   Source

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Andre Guirard talks about ND8 and Composite Applications

I found this Episode 56 streaming .mp3 (podcast) over on Bruce Elgort's blog. I think it's a must to listen to for all people who are interested in Notes/Domino 8.He explains the new Composite Applications very clearly, which makes them easy to understand. Bruce Elgort and Julian Robichaux are also asking him questions and give additional comments.There's a few words about the new Java/Eclipse based Domino Designer in R8.5 or RNext.It was also Andre's first podcast ever, and I hope more great st

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Tweaking a lawn mower

I found this movie on Jon Udell's blog, and I was just simply amazed by this excellent movie how to tweak and maintain a lawn mower.But tweaking it is not everything what matters, it's also the sound it makes, and especially the sound it doesn't make.Compared to other cybertech megablaster lawn mowers which make a horrible noise and pollute the nature, this one performs with a noise level standard which is millions of years ahead in technology, safes nature and earth for your children and their

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Making the Notes 8 mod tool

Notes 8 offers yet never before seen possibilities for modding and customizing. I will start to make a simple tool in C++ to change things I have have found out so far (no, I don't read manuals, I read config files!), besides there are no manuals AFAIK for the things I need, at least no public ones.The first version will probably include just very basic things like changing the IBM logo to your own company logo, changing unread mark colors (this is where Nathan got excited about the possibilites

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Notes 8 Beta 2: Set Bookmark as Home Page

Are you missing the "Set Bookmark as Home Page" option to set any bookmark or application as your Home page?It's still there, you just need to use the full page bookmarks to find it:When you open the Workspace while holding down the Shift key, you get the full page bookmarks, and can right click on any of the bookmarks and choose "Set Bookmark as Home Page".You can open the Workspace by setting it either as the "Home" link in the Open menu, or making a Toolbar Icon with the formula: @Command([Wi

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Tweaking the Notes 8 Launcher

I found a new command line option for the rcplauncher.exe: -nosplash, which removes the Notes 8 splash screen when you start Notes.I also managed to get rid of the "Getting Started" page, but as I did too many things at once, I don't know which one caused it. Now I never get the "Getting Started" page, and I would like to get it back to be able to reproduce how I removed it. Amongs many other things, I added -noautostart -nolauncher to the Notes 8 icon. But also tried to switch parameters in som

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Wohoo! Lotus copied my folder icon :)

However, I got the idea from Lotus' Views icon first. I originally suggested to have these kind of Folder+ icons in Mary Beth Raven's Blog:My suggestion was:And now we have them in Notes 8. However, Lotus made also a small improvement to the model by replacing the "opened folder" icon with a Folder- icon, way to go! They didn't add the dotted lines though, which I would have liked, since I have sometimes huge and complex trees.What Lotus did:   Source

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Top 10 complaints from Notes mailbox-only users who moved to Outlook

This is an imaginary scenario, which would apply at least to me, in case I would have to move from Notes to Outlook:1) I wrote an LotusScript agent to identify and move spam mails with an advanced AI logic using a huge notes database for knowledge. In Outlook it doesn't work anymore. Do I need a MSSQL server and learn C++?2) I can read other people's mailboxes by simply loading their mailbox file into a text editor. They are totally unencrypted!3) My buttons which have LotusScript code in them d

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Siipi.com will be upgraded to Domino 8 Beta 2 on saturday

This will be probably one of the first public Domino 8 production servers in the world, and I know all you Domino enthusiasts value that.I personally trust Lotus' quality department that much, that I can go live even with any Beta release on a production server; they have their daily builds and they won't release any majorly disfunctional build to the public.Also on saturday, you can download your very own Notes 8 Beta 2 client, Notes Designer 8 Beta 2, and Notes Administrator 8 Beta 2 from the

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Internet root servers are burning!

It seems that there is going on somekind of attack to certain internet root servers as this screenshot from ripe.net shows:http://siipi.com/public/news.nsf/rootaeburnLooks like somekind of AE point blank fire nuke to me. However, only f, g, l, m root servers seem to have insufficient fire resists, or are just targeted.For online information see here: RIPE NCC 2007-02-05.   Source

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This makes me feel a bit happy

Recently, a few lines of human language code struck my mind:"Thanks for all the help Mika.Lisa"I remembered everything I had learned in my life again at the very moment when I read those lines.Money doesn't make you happy, it's the people who do it.A sincere, honest thanks can mean more to you than a million dollars.   Source

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Formula Engine Rewrite

As Damien Katz locked his thread about Formula Engine Rewrite (btw, his exposure is a very good reading, and I really appreciate that), I could not post this:Maybe IBM killed the spirit, but without IBM, Iris and Lotus would maybe also not have gotten the marketing force and publicity which IBM Lotus Notes got now.Now it's Big Blue vs (or and?) Microsoft.Although I also see IBM as a big dinosaur, I also see Lotus and Iris still as teams within. They know it themselves, using their "secret upside

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