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This site is dedicated to all HCL Digital Solutions (esp. HCL Notes/Domino and XPages), smart home solutions and stuff I may find worthy to write about.

Finally going ARM

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 9:19 PM UTC
I thought about it for quite a while, now I did it and bought a MacBook Pro 14" mit M1 Pro SOC. It's the 10/16 Core model with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD (3-5GB/s read/write speed!). There were many reviews about this processors and the machines Apple created on top of it - and I can only chime in that this is a game changer. It's so fast and power efficient. Sorry, Intel - you are dead, at [...] 

Taming renitent USB flash drives

Friday, June 3, 2022 at 10:51 PM UTC
Just for my own records: if you ever face problems with renitent USB flash drives, here is the answer: the command line. See the answer in this post.   [...] 

HCL Updates from Engage

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 8:07 PM UTC
Though not physically present, I captured some news from Engage which takes places these days, thanks to my fellow peeps who post infos on Twitter. My personal highlights from the OGS and other sessions during the day are: Rivers Domino product codes now follow geographical naming standards like Apple does for decades, so future versions of Domino are named after famous rivers. Danube, Th [...] 

Same, same - but different

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 8:00 AM UTC
April 1, 2015 marked my beginning at We4IT, April 1, 2022 the end. Or better: a change - after 7 years.  We4IT started two subsidiaries based on the former teams for development and managed services. It's not about a particular product or platform but of what we are really doing. I am part of the managed services team for about a year now, so we now built Nintera from it. Our focus is [...] 

Goodbye, Philips Hue Homekit Integration

Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 8:39 PM UTC
I am running Philips Hue and Homekit for years now. I always had trouble with this combo. Philips Hue has native Homekit support. This basically means that every device (Philips Hue stuff only) is automatically exposed to Apple's Homekit ecosystem and appears in the Home app. This is true for lights, sensors and switches (basically all that Homekit is able to use properly). The Problem I [...] 

Quick Tip: Enabling STARTTLS for SMTP inbound

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 9:09 PM UTC
Just a quick note to myself for whenever I stumble upon this again. Today I made the final touches on a new Domino server. The last bit was configuring the SMTP inbound ability using Microsoft M365 custom connector. This one is basically routing certain addresses to the Domino server which will handle those mails itself. Beside the usual configuration of SMTP, an SMTP website setting and all th [...]