Network Timeout The server at twitter.com is taking too long to respond. The requested site did not respond to a connection request and the browser has stopped waiting for a reply. .Someone please help those guys make twitter more robust - I don't know how to procrastinate in my work life without this very helpful service. Maybe they can set up a second C64 with Jeff Bezos' money now 😉
Monthly Archive for June, 2008
Statistics that seem to contradict each other make me curious. So let's put an end to the discussion how many of the worlds largest corporations use Notes or Exchange. Go to this wiki: http://dominoorexchange.pbwiki.com/, state your name and mail address and use the invite key "that is the question". Now you can look at the current list and add your own knowledge. We should be able to complete this list in less than a day.Thanks.
Habe mich schon immer gewundert, wie leicht einigen Kunden die Bestellung im Coffee Shop über die Lippen geht. Hier ist die Lösung: Man lerne einfach das Starbucks ABC.
Dann klappts auch mit kurzen Kommandos wie "Einen Iced Grande Cappucino No Sirup mit Extra Shot und halbfetter Milch, bitte".
That was easy. Installed Ubuntu 8.04 with English language support (German installation will let you not install the Lotus Notes 8.5 beta!). Solved my old 1920*1200 display issue: Ubuntu simple detected the screen and I have widescreen now. Happy User. Did not work with 7.10 and even after the upgrade to 8.04 I was not able to set resolution the right way.
Then installed Sun JRE 6, installed ttf-xfree86-nonfree, ran Lotus Notes 8.5 installation by executing setup.sh from the installation directory as superuser. Done.
No hassle with "dash" and "bash", no separate Compiz installation necessary. All the headaches from my first "Notes on Ubuntu trials" are gone. It simply worked.
And the best thing for me: calendar integration with Google Calendar on my Google Hosted App account worked immediatly.
Alexander is a happy camper now.
Lotus Notes für Privatanwender! Immer wieder kommen auch hier im Büro Anrufer durch, die die Lotus Notes R5 Private Edition im Einsatz haben und nun mal dies oder jenes wissen wollen.
Und nun auch noch per Skype. Da muß die Verzweiflung groß sein.
Ob ich am Abend des 10. Juli mein Zelt vor dem Apple Store aufschlagen soll, habe ich noch nicht entschieden. Haben will ich es am liebsten schon heute. Das neue iPhone kann alles, was ich am alten iPhone noch vermißt habe. Auch Enterprise Messaging. Nur leider für die falsche Plattform. Aber das hatten wir ja schon. Diese Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt.
Heute gehts nach Bremen. Dort wird das hohe Lied auf Social Software for the Enterprise gesungen. Bin gespannt, wer von den Anwender-Unternehmen da schon mitsingen kann. Und wer der Esel und wer der Hahn ist. Ich persönlich kenne nicht allzu viele, die mitsingen können.
Freue mich jedenfalls auf die alten und die neuen Gesichter - sofern diese nicht eh alle in Irland sind.
There it is. I had to wait for a few weeks for the flat pack. The new Lenovo X300 is flat, indeed. But even if many reviews compare it to Apple´s MacBook Air, it feels like it is bigger and heavier a lot. I migrated today from an Thinkpad X60 to the new X300. The X300 is significantly wider. Good for working with the excellent keyboard, but bad for my small bag.
Some other experiences from this afternoon: The X300 has no PCMCIA slot anymore. Not realy a surprise you would say. But after I installed my UMTS card software package I tried to insert the card - and so I found out what I would know if I had read the specs. No slot. OK, have to order a USB card.
The rest of the day I had to fight with Windows Vista. The X300 comes with Vista, of course. Some of my colleagues recommended to downgrade immediatly to XP, some not. I decided to keep Vista and to learn how to live with it. So it was a big hazzle for me, dealing with that new filesystem, finding my files, getting the WLAN with Vista to work with my old Draytek Vigor router (-> very helpful link), removing some Bluetooth permissions for receiving vcards with Lotus Notes (slowed down the X300 so I was nearly about to throw it out of the window), and so on.
Now everything is fine. Some will say "better buy a Mac". Yes, I will. Some will say, "if you realy want an X300, buy a Raven". No, I prefer Ubuntu on my Desktop - running now Lotus Notes 8.5 public beta with official Ubuntu 8.04 support 🙂
I have been at this place more than 20 years ago. I traveled Morocco with an old VW Bully. 20 years ago we drove down to the south over the Atlas mountains to the dessert. Back then we saw all the King´s cities - Fez, Meknes, Rabat and of course Marrakech, which was one of the most impressive stays we had in Morocco on our tour.
And now years later we returned. It was much more fascinating like it was the first time. This time we did not just visit the old town - we lived in this town with the people of Marrakech for a few days. We stayed in a wonderful old riad, a traditional house right in the middle of the medina. The people at Riyad El Cadi were so friendly and helpful, they made our vacation an outstanding experience. Thanks to Sofia and her colleagues! I promised to recommend the house, so this is it 🙂
So even it was only a few days without mobile phone, without e-Mail, Twitter and all that stuff I have the feeling I can get used to it.
I already miss the call for prayer by the muezzins while sitting on the roof terrace, looking over the city to the Atlas mountains and enjoying olives and a good reading.