Tuesday 8th, August 2006
Social networks08/08/2006 00:00
I started to work with social network applications on the web and focused on openBC
first as it seems to be quite common here where I live. After some days I can say that:
- the free account is about unusable and the premium account seems to be far too expensive
- The Lotus Notes integration exists but is so bad I refuse to use it and declare it bullshit
There are alternatives on the web and I would like to hear if you can recommend any of them or others.
Sunday 14th, May 2006
Skype online status05/14/2006 10:43
Skype started a new service offering the online status of a user in his skype
You can create your own HTML code and paste that on your site http://www.skype.com/share/buttons/wizard.html
Previously, you had to use tools like http://www.onlinestatus.org/usage.php
to show the current status of your instant messaging client.
Blogsphere will use this feature in version 2.5.4
Monday 13th, February 2006
Using Macromedia Flash with IBM Lotus Domino02/13/2006 17:08
I was looking for a way to display a random photo in a BlogSsphere Block. Instead of writing a LotusScript or Java web agent I decided to to something new (to BlogSphere) also to proof the point that you can use IBM Lotus Domino for almost everything. So I wrote a very small Macromedia Flash file which loads the list of all available photos in a xml format to randomly choose one to display.
Thursday 29th, December 2005
Getting MEDIAWIKI to send emails using a Lotus Domino Server12/29/2005 14:18
MEDIAWIKI has some functions to send emails, for example you can have MEDIAWIKI
mail you a new password.
You have to set $wgEnableEmail = true;
to enable that function. By default the standard PHP mail function is being used, whatever that means, it did not work for me - I assume this is due to the fact that I have neither Sendmail
running on my Linux server.
you can set
$wgSMTP = array( "host" => 'myhost.mydomain.myTLD',# "IDHost" => 'domain for MessageID', "port" => "25", "auth" => false,# "username" => user,# "password" => password );
This will use PEAR Mail
which is not
included with MEDIAWIKI. On my SUSE
distribution I used yast
and found that "PHP Extension and Application Repository" - "php5-pear" was already installed. I was not able to start pear using "pear" in a shell but "pear5" did it.
Now I was able to install the mail component by using the pear package manager:
pear5 install Net_Socketpear5 install Auth_SASLpear5 install Net_SMTPpear5 install Mail
Another test in my WIKI still failed because Mail.php
was not found.
I had to edit LocalSettings.php
again to change
ini_set( "include_path", ".:$IP:$IP/includes:$IP/languages" );
ini_set( "include_path", ".:$IP:$IP/includes:$IP/languages:/usr/share/php5/PEAR/" );
but the path may vary for other distributions.
The last part is to exclude the IP-Address of the WIKI server from all anti-relay options in Lotus Domino.
Sunday 24th, July 2005
Just released Blogsphere 2 Beta 807/24/2005 17:33
I released Blogsphere 2 Beta 8 on OpenNTF
As I would like to release version 2.0 as soon as possible, I ask you to test the current template and to report all bugs, including a fix if possible.
While testing, you may want to participate in writing the Blogsphere documentation using our WIKI site: http://blogsphere-wiki.protekt.or.at
Reference: About Blogsphere
Saturday 7th, May 2005
Mediawiki and reverse proxy05/07/2005 01:01
I was playing around with mediawiki, which is the engine powering wikipedia.de, and had some troubles to have it cooperate with my reverse proxy.
Friday 8th, April 2005
Enhanced Blogsphere for Reverse Proxy users04/08/2005 23:50
I am using a reverse proxy for my own server and always got my reverse proxies Ip address instead of "real" IP addresses from visitors to my Blogsphere BLOG.
Tuesday 5th, April 2005
New Rich Text Editor04/05/2005 07:31
I am currently working on a proof of concept implementation
Sunday 27th, February 2005
As I was reporting here,
BlogSphere comments form did not work when using the Firefox browser.
Thursday 24th, February 2005
Speeding up BlogSphere web performance02/24/2005 16:03
Wednesday 29th, December 2004
Released Open Notes Picture Database Version 1.1.412/29/2004 17:34
I just released the new version which
has a HUGE set of modifications, down to field level of documents, which
has been necessary to share more parts than before with BLOGSPHERE.
Wednesday 1st, December 2004
Thank you very much!12/01/2004 18:28
I would like to say Thank you
to Ray Davies. See his last posting on OpenNTF
Ray is not just only supporting the Open Source Community by testing and giving back valuable feedback, he is also supporting by donating money! In fact, he donated three times just for the ONPD
Tuesday 23rd, November 2004
I have three invitations to Gmail left.11/23/2004 00:15
First come, first serve.
Tuesday 16th, November 2004
Release Open Notes Picture Database 1.1.211/16/2004 08:42
I just release version 1.1.2 of the Open Notes Picture Database. While the previous release supported EZThumbnail as an external application to resize images, the current release added support for ImageMagick. It's your choice which application to use as there is currently no difference in supported functions. Download is available on the ONPD release page.
Wednesday 10th, November 2004
Is your company using Instant Messaging?11/10/2004 10:44
Discussing with customers about IBM Lotus Instant Messaging (SameTime) is sometimes funny when the customers representative claims that they are not using any IM solution at all and so they do not have the need to use SameTime.
There is a tool you can use to be sure what is going on in a corporate network. Download and whitepaper is available on this site: http://www.imdetector.com/ibmreseller/?sre=IML0015
Monday 11th, October 2004
Open Notes Picture Database 1.1 Beta 110/11/2004 07:41
I released a daily build image of the
ONPD template. This is to show you what's going on although I am not satisfied
with all new features and there has to be some more testing before reaching
Sunday 10th, October 2004
Released BlogSphere 1.310/10/2004
You can download the template here
Monday 16th, August 2004
BlogSphere under new management?08/16/2004 07:56
Declyn Lync developed the BlogSphere
application. It is a very powerful Lotus
Notes based template that is available
Source on OpenNTF.org.
I was using this template to develop
Notes Picture Database, also available
Wednesday 21st, July 2004
A hosted Lotus Notes based picture database07/21/2004 07:17
I just found a site that hosts several
kinds of Lotus Notes based databases for a monthly fee including a picture
Thursday 17th, June 2004
Speed improvements by tuning view settings06/17/2004 22:55
Duffbert found an issue with the previously
used view properties in view used by BlogSphere as well as Open Notes Picture
Database. See his post here: http://hostit1.connectria.com/twduff/home.nsf/plinks/TDUF-5ZVLCG
Making the suggested modifications really speed up the webinterface. Thanks
Friday 21st, May 2004
Open Notes Picture Database Release 1.0.0 was released on OpenNTF.org05/21/2004 16:25
I am happy to announce that after some
days of hard work, the new enhanced version of the Lotus Notes based Picture
Database was finally released on http://www.openntf.org
Please visit the project homepage for more details and downloads: http://www.openntf.org/projects/pmt.nsf/ProjectHome?ReadForm&Query=Open%20Notes%20Picture%20Database
Sunday 18th, April 2004
Typo3 in action04/18/2004 14:41
In addition to IBM Lotus Domino I have installed Apache on one of my servers. As a content management system I a currently evaluation Typo3 which seems to be very powerfull. You can have a look at one of my Typo3 sites here: http://worldcup.ikarus-abtenau.at
Typo3 books at AMAZON
Sunday 4th, April 2004
There are some people using my Lotus Notes based free open source picture database04/04/2004 01:16
From the sites I am aware of, I like Greggs site the most. Please have a look and visit Gregg at http://www.ginsberg.org/gallery/travel.nsf
Do you think that looking at my site at http://www.brandlehner.at/Brandlehner/c2picture.nsf there is anything to improve? I am sure there is so please let me know. I will try to implement new features to see more people use this (my) template.
Sunday 21st, March 2004
What I learned about CSS03/21/2004 22:19
... was that it is not as easy as it sounds first. While formating elements using inline CSS is quite easy, using nested CSS classes is quite complicate. Finding that some browsers have implementation bugs or different understanding of a standard makes things even more tricky.
I found that Opera browser and mozilla seem to have a good implementation while IE has some caveats.
Overall CSS has everything it needs to build a complex page without the need to use any tables! This means that the page is displayed correct on different screen resolutions!
If you want to make a deep dive into Cascaded Style Sheets by your own you may want to read this book:
Sunday 14th, March 2004
Deep dive into CSS in the Open Notes Picture Database03/14/2004 02:05
I intested all day and night to understand how this CSS stuff works in BlogSPHERE. I ignored most of the possibilities of CSS and so most CSS related stuff is not really tested in the current release. This has to change! I made some essential changes in the database and gave the website a new fresh design. But have a look at yourself:
If you like this or if you have any suggestions please let me know.
Sunday 22nd, February 2004
Released OSPR version 0.4 on OpenNTF.org02/22/2004 14:23
After some hours I managed to implement
some of the suggestions and enhancements I received by email and by postings
on the project
homepage. I will wait some days
for users to report bugs before upgrading the template with even more features.
Monday 26th, January 2004
Just released Open Notes Picture Database 0.9b01/26/2004
Feel free to download the template here: http://www.openntf.org/Projects/pmt.nsf/1af5f59bae92986c85256bae000f898c/921616eeb12b457e86256e260076a278!OpenDocument
Tuesday 23rd, December 2003
Released Open Notes Picture Database Version 0.9 on OpenNTF12/23/2003
This is another version of my Lotus
Notes based picture database. You can find details and the current
template on OpenNTF.
Please do not forget to send me the URL of your database so I can add it
to the Hall
Tuesday 2nd, December 2003
Cascaded Stylesheets12/02/2003 22:50
While I was using .css files in Blogsphere
and Dombulletin I was missing a deeper understanding on how to use CSS
to make webapplications easier to develop. I was looking around and found
a link to http://www.csszengarden.com/
where you can see what CSS manages to do. A second favorite is http://selfhtml.teamone.de/
because it is a very good reference for every situation but sorry folks,
this one is in german language.