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This site is dedicated to (web) development with HCL Digital Solutions (esp. HCL Notes/Domino and XPages), work, life and other stuff I may find important enough to write about. The rules are simple: if it fits in here I post it - and you are invited to comment on that if you like.

Zigbee, Homekit and a Pi

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 7:05 PM UTC
Today I decided to note down my experiences during my journey setting up various Zigbee devices with Apple Homekit. There are several steps involved. As I wrote them down in markdown, you can find the document on my Github account here. [...] 

Moving Domino to a container

Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 8:07 PM UTC
Today I successfully moved a Domino server from a native installation on a non-supported Linux to a docker container. It actually wasn't really a moving as I installed a different server version. The original server was V11 and the containerized one now is of course the latest code drop of V12.  I used my own guide to create the new container, copied over the existi [...] 

Domino 12 EAP and OpenNTF Webinar Recap

Friday, November 20, 2020 at 6:33 AM UTC
Yesterday OpenNTF hosted the November webinar about Docker in general and Domino on Docker in particular. The aspects were diverse: from a manager's point of view, a developers perspective and for administrators. Christian Güdemann, our OpenNTF chairman opened the session by talking about general benefits using container. Then Dan Dumont, also OpenNTF board m [...] 

Finally fixed - thermal issues on my Mac

Monday, November 16, 2020 at 8:23 PM UTC
Accidentally I noticed two things after the update to macOS 11 (Big Sur) that drove me nuts during the past year that I am using the 16" MacBook Pro and that now seem to be fixed: fan craziness and mouse dongle stupidity. If you followed this blog you learned I had to make compromises with my setup, the cables, how the machine resides on my desk and with software I can use without having t [...] 

HCL Digital Week is history

Friday, November 13, 2020 at 8:32 PM UTC
First of all: THANK YOU, VERY WELL DONE, FOLKS! The first major event conducted by HCL for their Digital Solutions and Digital Experience portfolio is over. So is the Factory Tour that also was done virtually thanks to the pandemic. These 2/3 events overlapped during this week, started every day at 10am EST (3pm UTC, 4pm CET) and offered the blueprints of the current and upcoming solution [...] 

Outlook becomes a team player - with a clever add-in

Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 4:38 PM UTC
Today we held our session "Outlook becomes a team player" at the CollabSphere 2020 Live event. Thanks to Richard Moy for organizing and to the sponsors to make it possible to use Zoom for the whole 3 days of content. Session slides are avaiable on my slide share account (CLICK HERE) as well as on the CollabSphere website. There you will also find the recording at the end of [...]