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Thank you, Nathan!

Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5:41 PM UTC
Today we mourn for one of our members of the community (aka the Yellow bubble), Nathan T. Freeman. If you are working in the Notes/Domino area for some years you definitely came across this name. Nathan was one of the busiest developers for decades, always exploring the borders of Notes and Domino and way beyond. He was one of the founders of OpenNTF, the open-source platform for Notes an [...] 

Domino 12 beta 3: subtile UI changes

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:37 AM UTC
Now I want to focus on some improvements of the UI of the standard client. I am not talking about the new 64bit basic client which looks like... R6.5  Let's forget about that for a minute There were several posts in the forum about the new workspace, the tabs, the sidebar and the new templates. I also posted my 2 cents to that and look what we got with beta 3: some improvemen [...] 

Domino 12 beta 3: CertStore and Trusted Root Certificates

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 3:12 AM UTC
Man, this is very intense. I am testing the 3rd beta of V12 and it's very dynamic. I posted to the forum, immediately got feedback, commented on other's posts and also got feedback. The people are very busy to check everything out - which is great! This post is about the Certstore and the process to obtain an SSL certificate from Let's Encrypt. With beta 3 you need a valid trusted r [...] 

Testing the Domino 12 backup feature

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:11 PM UTC
HCL released the 3rd iteration of the public beta today. One of the new features of the server is the integrated backup. HCL implemented a solution that integrates with other vendors, e.g. Veeam. It uses a simple configuration and logging database which is a new template to V12 beta 3. Setting up the backup feature is very simple: just load the service on the server console using l [...] 

Deutsche Post ≠ Deutsche PostPost in german language / Artikel in deutscher Sprache

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 5:42 PM UTC
Ich musste knapp 49 Lenze alt werden, um zu lernen, dass die gute alte Deutsche Post nicht mehr existiert. Nein, wirklich nicht. Es gibt sie nicht mehr. Es mag Leute geben, denen das bekannt war, mir jedoch nicht. Was ich wusste ist, dass es neben der Postbank (Deutsche Bank) und DHL (Pakete) ja auch noch die Briefzustellung gibt, und die war, ist und bleibt für mich eben "die Post" [...] 

It's 21 and we are on to 12 #dominoforever

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:12 PM UTC
I love using click-bait-ish titles, right? This one addresses the year we're now in and "12" of course is referencing the version of HCL Notes and Domino which is currently under heavy beta testing around the globe. HCL just released the second iteration of it to the public. If you are not registered to the beta forum to give fee [...] 

Happy Valentine - or not? #dominoforever

Monday, February 8, 2021 at 8:20 PM UTC
Ok, this has nothing to do with Feb 14 aka Valentine's Day. I chose this title as my Let's Encrypt certificate for this page was going to expire on exact that date. I recently saw it and just now retweeted the Tweet of Detlev's blog post regarding the updated Let's Encrypt certificates that you have to add to your cacerts on Domino to [...] 

Using custom client certificates on Domino? Attention!

Friday, January 29, 2021 at 9:33 AM UTC
I have a customer who uses our Aveedo platform for a banking application. This application utilizes a REST service of a nationwide service provider for banks. To use these services you need to use a client certificate. Usually this client certificate is issued individually for each single bank. Our app has Java code that does the HTTPS calls to the REST endpoints of the service provider to gain [...] 

Fixing the ESP8266 on macOS

Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 11:34 AM UTC
I am tinkering with smart home for a while now and before Christmas I remembered that I once used to be an electronic technician - that's more than 25 years ago. However, I wanted to refresh some of my skills. I got the right tools now and so I wanted to dive into the world of Arduinos. I got a starter kit 5 years ago from my company as an Advent calendar - but didn't to anything with it. [...] 

ioBroker wins: goodybe, Phoscon app

Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 5:00 AM UTC
A few days ago I decommissioned the Phoscon app to control all my Zigbee devices. The reason: it's buggy as hell. I only changed some bulbs and renamed existing bulbs in the same room - and suddenly the switches associated with the former bulbs started to go crazy and and switched sockets that never were a part of that former group/room. I also did not like the UI of the app at all. Since I [...]