The Day Before ILUG2007

Just returned from the lobby of the Alexander Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Loads of geeks already there from mostly the U.S.A and Canada. Attached you find a photo taken while Kitty, Eileen and a Scotsman named Bill preparing some secret stuff for tomorrows event.

Final Preparations

It’s time for ILUG2007

Bags are packed, ready to go. In about 24 hours I’ll start my trip to Dublin, Ireland. I’ll arrive on wednesday moring at 11 am and will stay at the Dublin City Hotel , Dame Street. Looking forward to seeing you all at the conference. In advance, thanks to all organizers for making this event possible.


Was passiert wenn …

ein Richter beschlieÃ?t, daÃ? zukĂŒnftig keine Mais mehr gelöscht werden dĂŒrfen, beschreibt Chris Byrne in seinem Blog

Jetzt erklĂ€re mir bitte einmal in diesem Zusammenhang, welchen Sinn es macht, eine wegen GröÃ?enbeschrĂ€nkung nicht zustellbare Mail incl. aller AnhĂ€nge an den Absender zurĂŒckzuschicken.

Which color is suitable for which purpose?

color in motionColors reflect a certain personality. They also have several meanings, most of which are closely connected to each other.
For example, blue stands for sky, heaven and water. It reflects freedom and peace, but it can also mean cold, protective, authoritative or technical.
Red is the color of blood, it reflects courage, romance, but it also means hot, dynamic, vital, commanding or alert. All these symbolic connotations are perfectly visualized by Claudia Cortes in her Color in Motion, a real treat for the eye

Change Domino’s DOCTYPE

Maybe everybody already knows … except me.
You can change the doctype ( from at least version 6.5.3 on ) by setting the DominoCompleteDoctype environment variable in notes.ini. It has 3 different values:

0 = <DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN”\\>
1 = <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN” “”>
2 = <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN” “”>

So far, so good. But what, if you want to have

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “”> ??

As of Domino 7.0.2 there is a new field that allows you to set the doctype on a form basis. Just add a computed for display field called $$HTMLFrontMatter.

Charting In Microsoft Excel

I was searching for informations on how to create charts in Microsoft Excel and found Jon Peltier’s page. A great resource, that I would like to share with you!

Over the years I have learned a great deal about making charts in Microsoft Excel, and I have amassed a large collection of techniques for creating and formatting special charts. This is a categorized collection of my knowledge.

I’ve sorted the charts into the following topics. Many of the examples here fit into multiple topics.

{ Link } – Treffen, 28. – 29.04.2007 in Kulmbach

Banner Nach mehreren Treffen der Moderatoren und interessierter Mitglieder des deutschen Notes Forums in Kassel, findet am 28. und 29. April in “Deutschlands heimlicher Bierhauptstadt” Kulmbach ein weiteres Treffen statt. TraditionsgemĂ€ss wollen wir bewusst keine Veranstaltung bieten mit PrĂ€sentationen oder FachvortrĂ€gen, sondern das persönliche GesprĂ€ch oder ĂŒberhaupt erst das Kennenlernen der Personen hinter den Forumsnamen fördern.

ErfahrungsgemĂ€ss bieten sich hierbei hervorragende Möglichkeiten, den eigenen Horizont zu erweitern, neue Kontakte zu knĂŒpfen und das eigene “Netzwerk” zu erweitern. Und interessant, lustig und entspannt ging es bisher auch immer zu! Gefachsimpelt wird natĂŒrlich auch 😉 Und das weit ĂŒber das Treffen hinaus!

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Display Statistics for !!HELP!! On The Web

Last week I got a phone call from Richard Hogan of 6w Systems. Richard asked if I would like to add functionality to !!HELP!! to create charts, graphs or even dashboards. Hence I receive a lot of questions about the statistics in !HELP!!, I was glad to hear that 6w Systems offer an easy to use solution to achieve the aim.

ddCharts - Create Charts For !!HELP!!

ddCharts, which is 100% Notes, allows Notes developers & administrators to easily, and quickly, create drill down charts / graphs / dashboards of live Notes data. There is no data export and charts always display the latest data. You can click on a chart to drill down, and even into Notes documents (if enabled).

ddcharts It can be used as a standalone db, or one can use the DDchart object with Lotusscript to create one’s own charts.

To allow ddCharts to chart the information in !!Help!! would only require the creation of one or two views for the !!HELP!! db, and then creating the chart definition documents (these are simply Notes documents in a ddCharts db, and they store the name of the data db, name of view, and chart settings, etc).

ddCharts is neither Open Source nor it is free of charge but a (single server-) license is available at a very fair rate.

Composite Applications Blog

Bring information and collaboration into the context of your daily business processes using composite applications
This web log is a joint effort by the key technical architects and user experience professionals to open a direct line of communication with developers about the capabilities of user facing composite applications. The primary focus will be on Lotus Notes/Domino, WebSphere Portal, Lotus Expeditor, and future Lotus products to be named later. We will also be commenting on composite application trends that we see in the broader market.