OK, I had announced a few changes recently – the first change is in – I have re-branded my blog.
We are officially called
Update your links, feeds ….
The focus of the blow will also shift – previously I was rather narrowly focused around IBM Software and software based collaboration with a sprinkle of WebSphere thrown in for good measure. This focus will broaden now to better reflect the rather broad range of technical (and some non-technical) topics I am interested in. There will still be plenty of hardcore software and IT based content, but I plan to also bring in content around my other technical interests, especially around iot, cloud based technologies, solar energy, etc. …. I will also be creating more voice and video content so look forward to some YouTube content over time.
Ambitous, you ask? Yes, very – let’s take this thing for a ride!
Changes, changes, changes …. life is ever changing and mine is no different. If you work in technology you especially have to be open – and welcoming – to change as it is inevitable. either you adapt and update or you will be run over by the waves of change and be left in their wake.
So, what does all this really mean? As you can guess, it means some changes for me over the next few weeks, I will update in more detail over the next few weeks, but here just a few things that are coming:
IBM / IBM Champion Status
I have been an IBM Champion for the last three years which I consider to have been a high professional honor. However, my status was not renewed for 2019 and along with the many other changes in the IBM Software landscape and the changes in my own focus of work I will be making quite a few changes professionally. More on this will come in the next few weeks. I wish those who have
Rebranding – Notesbuster.com -> ??????.????
I started this blog waaaay back in the beginning – mid 2000’s and the name reflects the focus of my work at that time. As this has significantly shifted over time I do intend to reflect those changes here. I will be keeping the previous content, as allot of it is still valid to some degree, but the focus of my future content will change quite a bit. Look for more on this in the near future.
Along with the change in branding I will be introducing a wider range of content than the strictly technical focus I had been sharing previously.
The probably biggest change that I have seen is the technical focus that my work has revolved around over the last few years. This has naturally shifted what I work on over time and has also been on of the reasons I have been posting much less – I will be sharing more updates on that front over the next few weeks as well, along with more regular content that is more focused around what I currently do and -(hopefully) be more regular.
There will be more to come over the next few weeks, stay tuned!
Birmingham U.K. – September 13-14, 2018
Well – all of us little ICONUK minions finally finished our discussions and now our agenda for 2018 is out!
We have a great content and Birmingham is a great city to visit – I hope to see you guys there!
Just in case none o you follow my Twitter handle @thetoal – I am part of the management team for this year’s ICONUK conference. It will be held in Birmingham (the original English one, not Alabama …) Sept. 13-14. If you have not yet signed up – I do urge you to do so! Also, if you think you have interesting content to share, we are still looking to round out our agenda and can fit some more abstracts in.
Go to https://www.iconuk.org/submit-abstract/ and send it in sooner better than later as we will be closing up the submission process shortly!
Hope to see you guys there!
I have been somewhat quite over the last year or so – I hope to find more time – and more content worth posting, in the near future.
Here just a quick one – I will be at ICONUK 2018 in Birmingham, U.K Sept. 13-14, 2018.
Aaaand .. not only will I be there, I was also asked to be part of the team and put me in charge of the admin tract. Meaning, I get to work with the team on deciding the content that will be presented in the administration tract.
I hope to get too much good content to choose from (seriously, I’d like to have that kind of headache) and hope as many admins, engineers, manager, do-it-all girls and guys submit an abstract for me to go over. If you think you have interesting content pople are interested in and can present it within 30 – 45 minutes (we have different time slots) then go to https://www.iconuk.org/submit-abstract/ and give me that headache I am asking for …
Had an email in my inbox a short while ago …
Congratulations! Your abstract for Social Connections 11 was accepted!
Looks like I will be in Chicago June 1-2 this year! Social Connections is a great conference, you should check it out and attend if you can – there is allot of great content and I am not just talking about my session … and you get to meet and interact with allot of people at the conference and make really, really, really great connections for yourself.
Oh yeah .. what will i be speaking on?
IBM Connections – Take Performance Tuning Beyond the Documentation
This one was a bit of a challenge until I finally found a solution – after HOURS of work.
I have a Domino URL that gets generated with a query at the end and I can’t change that. I need to redirect that URL to another strict/defined URL on another system that will not work with a query added to the end of the incoming URL – here an (obfuscated) example:
Original Domino URL: https://www.mydomain.com/something/anyDB.nsf?addAnotherQuery
URL To redirect to: https://www.anewdmain.com/something/anyUrlHere
If you just use a standard redirect rule (either standalone or for Internet sites) the query [?addAnotherQuery] will be appended to the redirect URL resulting in this example:
In my case this was a problem as the FW was blocking unknown URLs and would not let anything non-defined through. I tried everything – all sort of combinations of redirects to redirect to another redirect, to substitution rules… the query was always appended to the end of the resulting URL and the FW was rejecting me. I even redirected to an IBM HTTP server to use the rewrite capability – which is when I had an epiphany after 8 hours of straight work: In Apache, when doing a re-write, you can add a [?] to the end of the rewrite and it will cause any queries to be stripped from the resulting URL. I jut thought … let’s give it a try and …. it worked!
Here an screenshot of the example:
The redirector rule is otherwise standard. You can match any incoming URL patters using asterisks etc. or point it to other redirector results. You can also point to a local URLs by changing the [Redirect to this URL] to string that the Domino server will resolve locally such as [/anyfolder/adifferentDB.nsf?] or a URL created by another redirector such as [/NewSiteHere/Results?] – and by adding the [?] in the end any query like function (i.e. the very common query [?Open] appended to the end of a dB in a URL] will be stripped from the resulting URL.