12/08/2016

WTF!?: Facebook Deletes Personal Contact Entries!

Category Facebook Contacts Address Book WTF

So the other day I decided to uninstall the Facebook App from my iPhone 6. I needed to clear up some space, and I was shocked (SHOCKED! I tell you!) to discover how much space the Facebook App was using. No big deal, I uninstalled the App and everything was fine, or so I thought...

Today I tried to call my Mom, but couldn't find her entry in my Contacts. "How odd", I thought. As I was looking through my contacts I noticed that not only was her entry missing, a LOT of entries were missing. Family, friends, business associates, etc. Lots of entries were gone. There were still many other entries, but most of the ones I really cared about were gone. My wife, son, daughter, etc, all gone.

It took a bit of sleuthing to figure out what had happened, but I finally realized the thing the missing (or more importantly, the remaining) entries had in common. All of my remaining entries were for people / businesses that I did not have as a "Friend" in Facebook. Every contact that I have as a "Friend" in Facebook is gone. I can only assume that when I removed the Facebook App, it tried to "clean up" after itself and removed all of my Facebook contacts. Granted, my evidence is entirely anecdotal, but the outcome is nevertheless true. If you are a Facebook friend of mine, you can assume that I no longer have any of your contact information. No phone, no email, no pic, no home or business address. Nothing.

Does this happen to everybody when you remove the Facebook App? Is it limited only to iPhone users, or does it happen to Android and Windows Mobile Devices? Will similar things happen if I uninstall other "Social" Apps (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc)? Frankly, I don't care, and I'm not willing to invest the time to investigate it. I am frustrated that this happened, but the truth is I should have backed everything up BEFORE removing the Facebook App.

That being said, here is the really important bit: If YOU are (or have ever been) a friend of mine on Facebook, you can assume that I NO LONGER have your contact information. It doesn't matter how close we are, your contact information is GONE (Remember, I lost the information for my MOM, my WIFE, and ,my CHILDREN.) If you want me to have your contact information, PLEASE email it to me. If you don't have my email address, you can easily get it by clicking on the about & contact info link over on the right. Send me whatever contact info you want me to have (email, address, phone, NAME, etc.) I won't share it, I'm not using it for marketing purposes, this is just so I can get in touch with you, call you, send you stuff in the mail, etc.

Thanks,
-Devin


08/19/2016

MWLUG 2016 - AD107 Session Slides

Category Conference Session Slides Adpplication Development Programming
Here are the session slides I and my partner Mike McGarel used for our AD107 - Extreme Development: Pair Programming session.

http://www.devinolson.net/devin/SpankysPlace.nsf/Downloads/DOLN-ACYHQB/$File/MWLUG_AD107_final.pdf


02/08/2016

IBM Connect 2016: Correcting Image Orientation Using Open Source Tools

QuickImage Category Connect SpeedGeeking Java Open Source

I presented a SpeedGeeking session at IBM Connect 2016 entitled "Thanks Apple! Correcting Image Orientation Using Open Source Tools".

My slides for the session are here: SpeedGeeking_Image_Orientation.pdf


01/22/2016

IBM Connect 2016 - I'm going

Category IBM Connect Orlando XPages Development
I will be there. Will you?
IBM Connect 2016

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

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