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Tue 11 Jan 2005, 10:59 PM
A friend mentioned that Ken Wax was coming to speak at Lotusphere.  I replied that he certainly wasn't mentioned on the website, especially in the schedule, which I have gotten to know quite well.  But if Ken's website is to be trusted, he is indeed coming to speak.  Here is the page on Ken Wax's site.  I would love to hear him, as I hear he is fabulous.  The only problem is, the rumor is that he will be speaking at 11:00am, and I will be busy in JMP104 Java for the IBM Lotus Domino Developer, one of my two or three can't miss sessions.  Oh well, let me know how it is.

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Tue 11 Jan 2005, 11:30 AM
Thomas "Duffbert" Duff asked me to contribute an article for the e-ProWire: Lotus Developer Tips newsletter, and today it was published.  You can read Rethinking Rich Text as a Strategic Asset on-line.  What is especially cool is that the articles published along with mine are by such luminaries as Damien Katz and Vince Schuurman, not to mention the article by Tom Duff himself.  

All the articles in this e-ProWire: Lotus Developer Tips newsletter:

Rethinking Rich Text as a Strategic Asset, by Ben Langhinrichs
Formula Language's Dirty Little Secret, by Damien Katz
Domino-Driven Flash Movies, by Vince Schuurman
Currently Pondering: Hitting The Ground Running In 2005, by Tom Duff

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Tue 11 Jan 2005, 10:01 AM
Test, test and then test again, right?  As a product guy, I should know that, but I sent out the latest sessions db with a problem in the repeats.  It turned out the HTML changed just slightly and broke my loader so repeats were being handled incorrectly.  I fixed and reloaded the data, and made a small fix to make the session preference actions work again, and the results are up as Version 2a of our LS 2005 Sessions DB.

Please note, this version is ND6/6.5 only.  Not tested in ND7 beta, and it won't work in R5.  Respond to my post on ND6 and R5 support if you would like to express a preference for R5.  I do plan to make an R5 version to be ready by Tuesday evening, but I'd like any feedback on how stripped down you think it should be.

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Tue 11 Jan 2005, 12:04 AM
I have just posted Version 2 of our LS 2005 Sessions DB.  There have been many changes and there is better data than in Version 1.  Abstracts that were truncated have been re-imported properly.  Bloggers and CULT shirt sponsors (or at least some of them) have been added.  Christopher Byrne contributed a great new look for the views.  The Person document has been cleaned up considerably as well.  The session preferences now show up in the Session Preference calendar.  The GURU, CertFX and Workplace Forum sessions all have the correct variables so repeats do not show up when they should not.  Finally, the difficulty rating has been more universally applied.

Please note, this version is ND6/6.5 only.  Not tested in ND7 beta, and it won't work in R5.  Respond to my post on ND6 and R5 support if you would like to express a preference for R5.  I do plan to make an R5 version to be ready by Tuesday evening, but I'd like any feedback on how stripped down you think it should be.

Copyright 2005 Genii Software Ltd.