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Notes & Domino 14 - missing the Notes.jar? It's still there

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 7:23 PM UTC
Today HCL released version 14 of Notes and Domino. Despite I tried the beta version in the EAP I wasn't aware that the Notes.jar was relocated.  In my test VM I installed the new version just to find my Eclipse projects failing to build due to my variable NOTES_HOME not pointing to the correct location anymore. So, if you also got your little WTF moment, keep cool and relocate your [...] 

Quick Tip: Fixing a non-syncing iCloud

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 3:41 PM UTC
I experienced this several times now for months or even years, an iCloud not doing its job. This primarily is syncing your data over your devices. I use this heavily with the notes app or with anything related to HandOff (copy & paste within different devices). I was able to identify the processes that do not work properly, so now I am able to just kill them. No worries, they will restart i [...] 

Level-up for my home office work

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 12:31 AM UTC
It's Prime Day season and again Amazon supported another project I planned just about 10 days ago. Everything I ordered for that arrived earlier than it was originally scheduled - superb! I currently have a week off and planned to further improve my home office setup for this time - I was able to do it even earlier. Sitting 8 hours a day is not a good idea at all so I had this plan for a wh [...] 

Good Night!

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 9:08 PM UTC
I am an Apple Watch user for years - this device is awesome. The Ultra is even better but due to its size it is not very comfortable to wear at night, at least for me. I wanted to track my sleep. I did this once over a year ago with my S5. To sleep with the Ultra was not an option for me. Beyond the size it's also the OS which is not very co-operative here as you have to enable sleep tracki [...] 

Important OpenNTF Updates

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 9:33 PM UTC
OpenNTF Elections It's the time of year when elections are opening for the OpenNTF board. We have four Member Director posts available this year. Those whose term is expiring are: - Graham Acres - Paul Withers - Dan Dumont - Oliver Busse Member director posts can be filled by anyone working for an OpenNTF member company. Companies can still become a member company prior to ele [...] 

Stuff that works: Withings Body+ smart scale

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 9:32 PM UTC
I am late to the party using smart health gadgets. I am using Apple Health to track my health conditions for a while now, the Apple Watch almost constantly attached to my wrist. One of the metrics I didn't track was my weight. I've seen reviews of the device I want to introduce to you but I just recently grew extended interest for it. Since this device was discounted now on Amazon, I grabb [...] 

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