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OpenNTF Repair Café - behind the scenes

Friday, January 20, 2023 at 10:00 PM UTC
January 2023 is almost over now already and we as OpenNTF are very happy that our new get-together idea was adopted very well. We had an awesome first session for devs and others will follow, so go and check out the dates here. Personally, I had a really great time producing the trailer video for this new offer to have it advertised properly where I learned a ton of new stuff using various apps [...] 

HCL Nomad Web + German locale

Monday, January 9, 2023 at 12:59 PM UTC
Today I noticed an issue in HCL Nomad Web and date pickers. When using an English locale in your browser, everything is fine. The date picker displays the correct month overview, starting the week with Sunday (which is the technically correct day). With German locale set instead, the layout is wrong as the week starts with Monday (which is actually accurate for a normal week I guess). [...] 

My top 5 Tech Gadgets in 2022

Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 2:52 AM UTC
Usually I do not do lists of any kind. This year I am going to break this habit. These are my top 5 tech gadgets I bought and use in 2022. 5 - PreSonus ERISE3.5 Studio Monitors For my secondary workspace I needed some speakers. My goal is always to have a linear and clear sound without any highs or lows in low-end or high-end frequencies to get a clean result while mixing my music. These [...] 

OpenNTF Quickie: Install Domino 12.0.2 +Nomad +Leap on Docker

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 9:36 PM UTC
Some of you requested a short intro on how to install everything we love on Docker and here is my approach to do that (15 minutes): [...] 

Quick Tip: locales are everything

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 6:06 PM UTC
This is just for my records because I will forget about that again - like today. I wanted to temporarily test Domino 12.0.2 as a native installation, not Docker. The machine I had for this runs Ubuntu 22.04 - which is not supported of course, but I thought this was ok for a simple test. My problem: neither One Touch nor remote setup for configuration was possible. One touch Obviously I [...] 

Domino 12.0.2 on Docker - some changes with One Touch setup

Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 11:30 PM UTC
Today I learned the hard way what it means to "reset" the Docker Desktop installation using a tool like "Clean My Mac X", a tool that I strongly recommend to get rid of all crap that slows down your system - and does much more. However, resetting a Docker Desktop installation means that everything is wiped - except from the program itself. Docker started to be unstable, so m [...] 

Nominate an HCL Ambassador

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 10:35 PM UTC
It's the time of the year again to show your appreciation to people who were helpful to you, who provided useful information and/or who were supporting you as a customer during the past year. You can do this by nominating those people for the next years' class of HCL Ambassadors. Don't know what HCL Ambassadors are? Check out this page to learn more: https://www.hcltechsw. [...] 

Quick Tip: Running Domino with Let's Encrypt? You may have to do this

Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8:27 AM UTC
We came across an issue with some Java code that uses the Apache HTTP client to access another resource on the same Domino server. It's basically an agent that collects stuff from other NSFs using an HTTP request. This works perfectly as long as your server works with a custom wild card SSL certificate from a "common" certificate authority. However, when you are using the Let' [...] 

HCL Notes/Domino EAP5 is here

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 10:07 PM UTC
With code drop 5 HCL just published new versions of Domino and Notes. This version is all about the client. Whenever a client installation is about to be tested, I suck. Or the installer sucks. Or Windows with the crappy architecture sucks again. I don't know. However, I was NOT able to install the 64bit version of the Notes-Designer-Admin package, the 32bit finally worked. I hate [...] 

Why I changed my keyboard gear

Friday, September 16, 2022 at 8:41 PM UTC
I am a huge fan of products made by Native Instruments. I bought their stuff since 2008, mainly software instruments (VST). Since they also make hardware such as keyboards and other MIDI controllers, I also had my hands on those. Native Instruments The first controller was the Maschine Mikro mk3, the little brother of the famous Maschine controller. This thing is amazin [...]