Sunday, November 25, 2007

trends from IBM

here's an interesting presentation on slideshare (author: Roo Reynolds), which shows some of the interesting features I'm seeing on IBM's intranet, each day. One thing caught my attention within this presentation, basically saying 'Software as Service', which seems to be a new thing for the future.

Up to that moment you can have a look on w4 which is loaded with AJAX within a Portal environment, I kinda like this.

btw, Roo seems to be working at IBM Hursley, I've been there for a week, pretty impressive location, I'd return tomorrow if possible :)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

installing vista ...

here are how-to instructions for installing vista :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

tip: meet some experts

No, this post isn't about experts I met :)
This is a tip about searching on www.ibm.com/developerworks.
Get there and search for 'meet the experts'. You'll get back more than 2000 articles with technical stuff, mostly interviews and questions answered by the experts of various topics.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

spread the buzz

via Ed Brill's blog I caught an YouTube clip about Lotus Symphony. I liked it, so you'll find it down below. Seems that IBM's contribution to the free software world pays off, as I am seeing more and more people around me (customers in particular) being acknowledgeable about ODF, OpenOffice, Lotus 8 with ODF editors and recently Lotus Symphony.

Aside the subject you may have noticed that my posts are no longer Domino development related, though most of them are Domino related somehow. I am known in the department as 'the lotus guy', any question Lotus related comes to me, I wonder why :)

My learning focus is targeted around the Portal, DB2, learning how to become a true IT Architect (a subject I will write a different topic, I see too many CV's claiming to be either Software Architect or IT Architect ... doh !).

I am also catching up and improving my *nix skills, at some time in the past I used to manage it pretty well (enough I could handle my Domino *nix tasks), past 4 years I seem to have forgotten quite a bit.

All in all, following weeks I will share some of the stuff one can find useful, from my new experiences.

Coming back to the subject, try Lotus Symphony and see if you like it. Personally I think there's room for improvement, the only reason for Symphony that I am aware of is that you can open SmartSuite documents, which you obviously cannot do with OpenOffice. I prefer OpenOffice and I am trying to make it the my default office editor, specially because of the speed. Loads a lot faster than Symphony and it's the latest version, which you'd think it's the best. Not always, still this is the common perception. Mine too, in this area ...

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