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Next Level Guitar- 13 November 2010 - (0) Comments

Thomas Hampel
 13 November 2010

Eclipse Update Sites- 9 November 2010 - (0) Comments

Thomas Hampel
 9 November 2010

Customers and colleagues quite often are asking where to find some special tools to extend their Lotus Notes client.
Using Eclipse Updates is a great method to extend the functionality of the client itself and to keep up to date in case of updates.

Here a list of interesting Eclipse Update sites:
  • SNAPPS - SidebarChart, ReCon Remote Console Sidebar, and more
  • Jeff Geifelt, SecretAgent, Formul8, and more
  • LotusLive Meetings
  • Epilio
  • Lemkinworld
  • OpenNTF

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PS: Please let me know about other update site's on the internet which provide cool / clever enhancements for Lotus Notes or Sametime.

Productivity- 9 November 2010 - (0) Comments

Thomas Hampel
 9 November 2010

Working in the IT business for several years brings a lot of experience of using different tools to increase our own productivity.
Within this article I'm goping to share some tools which I believe are essential for a Domino Administrator.

  • IBM Support Assistant
  • GIMP, a freeware image editor for complex graphics
  • Picasa, useful for managing a large amount of pictures
  • SnagIT
  • Camtasia Studio
  • Total Commander , file manager for people who grew up without a mouse.
  • FreePDF XP , create PDF documents by printing them
  • VideoLAN
  • Google Earth
  • Notepad++
  • Wireshark - an excellent network traffic analyzer
  • FaJo TimeTool, a gread freeware application to track time spent for different projects
  • Dia or YEd as a replacement for Visio. Visio viewer will help

Lotus Notes Tools
  • Teamstudio
  • Ytria
  • NotesPeek , allows to analyze Notes applications

Browser plugins
, (of course for Firefox)
  • AI Roboform - store and manage your (Web-) passwords in a secure way.
  • IBM Support Bar - direct access to support material of IBM
  • Firefox Sync - sync bookmarks across different computers/operating systems, incl. sync to iPhone
  • BetterPrivacy - delete supercookies on the fly
  • FireBug - even if you're not a web developer, this tool is a musthave to analyze HTTP related problems
  • NoScript - musthave to keep a browser secure.

Other Interesting tools

Error "Field is too large (32k)" importing local Update site- 7 November 2010 - (0) Comments

Thomas Hampel
 7 November 2010

When importing a local update site I still get this error from time to time... it seems to be caused by the number of features within an updatesite.
Image:Error "Field is too large (32k)" importing local Update site

lsclassimportsite: cimportsite::serialize (line 108)

lsclassimportui: cimportui::importsite (line 141)

dlgimportsite: queryclose (line 13)

Up to now I was not able to find the root cause, nor I was able to work around this problem.

When reviewing support forums it seems like I'm not the only one.

Update: Looks like this is caused by a large "feature.xml" file inside of a JAR package. It seems some vendors like to put a full law book inside this XML file which in the end exceeds the 32k limitation of a plain text field in Notes.

Lotus Domino Hosting Services- 2 November 2010 - (0) Comments

Thomas Hampel
 2 November 2010

Hosting your self developed Domino application does not need a full server.
All you need is a hosting provider which will managed a Domino server for your.
e.g. this one (Note: this is not meant to be advertising of any kind)
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