07/16/2015

MWLUG 2015: Great Content, Less Fluff

Category Notes Domino XPages Development Admin

crosspost from LearningXPages.com

Just to be clear and so there is NO CONFUSION, MWLUG 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Atlanta, GA next month (August 19-21) is all about content and value and crap we YellowBleeders care about.

It is NOT and IBM Marketing event. It is a TECHNICAL EVENT.

IBM is a huge sponsor, but so is redpill development, and so are BCC, DOCOVA, HADSL, Panagenda, PSC Group, Riva, teamstudio, Ytria, along with all the other MWLUG 2015 Sponsors.

Without these sponsors, awesome geek-focused conferences such as MWLUG simply could not exist. The costs putting together a decent conference at a good venue are phenomenonally high, and if the sponsors were not there with their money then the conference fee would be prohibitively expensive (take the cost of the last Lotusphere you attended and triple it).

MWLUG is a technical content focused conference, CREATED BY YellowBleeders FOR YellowBleeders. Quit your bitching, fork over your measly $50, and join me in Atlanta this August. I'll see you there.


02/23/2015

Crosspost from Learning XPages: Presenting at Das EntwicklerCamp 2015

Category XPages Conference Sessions

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01/08/2015

Celebrating 25 years of AWESOME

Category Lotus MWLUG

05/27/2014

The Last Word about Tim Tripcony

QuickImage Category Friends Loss Life Relationships

My friend Nathan has posted about Tim's life and the devastation of his loss.

I can add nothing more.

http://nathantfreeman.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/thelastword/


10/02/2013

Thanks Bruce!

QuickImage Category OpenNTF Personal

Bruce Elgort has stepped down as chairman of OpenNTF

I have known Bruce for many years. I could go on about how I met him and how we became close, but that not something I'm willing to share. He is a good and kindly man, he is a caring an loving individual, and he is a friend.

Bruce has worked his ass off over the years as a major contributor to our little yellow community. He has been a huge disruptive change agent and has helped shaped the way I look at the world.

For all you have done Bruce, and for all you continue to do, I want to say thank you.

-Devin

10/02/2013

Thanks Bruce!

QuickImage Category OpenNTF Personal

Bruce Elgort has stepped down as chairman of OpenNTF

I have known Bruce for many years. I could go on about how I met him and how we became close, but that not something I'm willing to share. He is a good and kindly man, he is a caring an loving individual, and he is a friend.

Bruce has worked his ass off over the years as a major contributor to our little yellow community. He has been a huge disruptive change agent and has helped shaped the way I look at the world.

For all you have done Bruce, and for all you continue to do, I want to say thank you.

-Devin

04/30/2013

Installing and Configuring IBM Domino 9 Social Edition on CentOS 6 Enterprise Linux

QuickImage Category IBM Domino CentOS Linux Admin Articles Technical Show-n-Tell Thursday

I realize it is been a while since I posted, I'm hoping this blast of content will make up for my absence.

Since the official release of IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition a few weeks ago, I have been "chomping at the bit" wanting to release a set of instructions / videos on how to install it on a Linux machine.

During the beta program I had the opportunity to "play" with it quite a bit, and let me tell you this release is exceptionally good. It is also by far the easiest and most hassle-free version I have ever installed on a Linux machine -but there are still a few gotchas and watch-outs to be wary of.

I have written an instructional document entitled Installing and Configuring IBM Domino 9 Social Edition on CentOS 6 Enterprise Linux and posted it to dropbox. I hope it helps alleviate some of the fear and confusion with regards to using Linux as your Domino server platform. The document is aimed at YellowHeads (having some experience with Domino installations on Windows) who are thinking about stepping into the world of Linux. The document is focused on 64 bit Linux, but calls out differences from 32 bit installations where necessary. Even though it is aimed specifically at CentOS 6, the instructions should work for any RHEL or Debian-based (with some changes to handle DEB vs. RPM) linux version -although I must point out that the only supported Linux distributions are RHEL 6 and SUSE 11.

I have also cut a series of 9 videos wherein I walk through the instructions step-by step and demonstrate how easy it really is to perform the installation. They are available on my YouTube channel, although I'm hoping I can talk David Leedy into including them on Notes In 9.

Hope this helps!

-Devin

04/29/2013

Disk Inventory X

Category Technical Tools Reviews Mac

Ok, here is a real quick review

I have been using Disk Inventory X for about 6 months now, and I couldn't imagine not having it in my tool kit.

If you are a Mac user and do anything more complicated or technical than surf facebook, then you should go get this tool.

I don't always recommend a product, but when I do you should pay attention

Hope this helps!

-Devin

02/01/2013

Returning to the Real World

Category Lotusphere Life  Presonal

I've been pretty heads down over the last few months leading up to Lotusphere IBM Connect 2013. Nothing to apologize for, I've just been focused on other things.

I will leave it to others to provide detailed post-conference analysis. Let me just say that it was, through no fault of IBM, one of the worst weeks of my life. It was also one of the better weeks of my life. We lost a friend, but also made some new ones. I drew much closer to many existing friends as well.

Gents (and Ladies), I will not embarrass you by calling you out by name. You know who you are. I do want to say though that I really needed you this week, and you all came through in spades. I love all of you, thank you for your friendship and support. If you need me to talk to or cry with or scream at the moon, all you have to do is call.

Peace,

-Devin

02/01/2013

Returning to the Real World

Category Lotusphere Life  Presonal

I've been pretty heads down over the last few months leading up to Lotusphere IBM Connect 2013. Nothing to apologize for, I've just been focused on other things.

I will leave it to others to provide detailed post-conference analysis. Let me just say that it was, through no fault of IBM, one of the worst weeks of my life. It was also one of the better weeks of my life. We lost a friend, but also made some new ones. I drew much closer to many existing friends as well.

Gents (and Ladies), I will not embarrass you by calling you out by name. You know who you are. I do want to say though that I really needed you this week, and you all came through in spades. I love all of you, thank you for your friendship and support. If you need me to talk to or cry with or scream at the moon, all you have to do is call.

Peace,

-Devin

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