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Wed 7 Sep 2005, 11:37 PM
Those familiar with the site may have noticed some changes to the Midas Rich Text LSX sample dbs page.  

1) For the moment, we have removed all reference to "featured samples" to make it easier to find samples alphabetically.  

2) We have also changed the minimum required Midas Release to 3.00 at the earliest, so if a sample used to say it would work with 2.02, it now says 3.00.  This simply reflects our gradual lessening of support for Version 2.x and before.  People really should have upgraded by now.

3) Finally, we have removed the R5 modifier in front of Review It! and Form Design.  These names, which once implied that new things were possible with R5 when R5 was new, now imply that perhaps these samples will not work with ND6 or ND7.  All samples are tested with the latest versions and fixed if there is ever a change that prevents working with the latest Notes versions, so all samples that work with R5 will still work with ND 7, and everything in between.

New Samples
There are several new sample databases in the works.  The first one, Replace URLs, which shows how to easily do search and replace on the URL behind a URL hotspot, is available now.  A couple more should be available in the next day or so, including Export Graphics and Color Coding LotusScript  and Formulas.  Watch for them.

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Wed 7 Sep 2005, 09:47 AM
I thought my capacity for disbelief was exhausted by the past week of news on Hurricane Katrina, but this...this is truly appalling.  I cannot say more.  I am just too horrified.

See Frustrated: Fire crews to hand out fliers for FEMA from the Salt Lake Tribune:
As New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin pleaded on national television for firefighters - his own are exhausted after working around the clock for a week - a battalion of highly trained men and women sat idle Sunday in a muggy Sheraton Hotel conference room in Atlanta. 

Many of the firefighters, assembled from Utah and throughout the United States by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, thought they were going to be deployed as emergency workers.     Instead, they have learned they are going to be community-relations officers for FEMA, shuffled throughout the Gulf Coast region to disseminate fliers and a phone number: 1-800-621-FEMA.

On Monday, some firefighters stuck in the staging area at the Sheraton peeled off their FEMA-issued shirts and stuffed them in backpacks, saying they refuse to represent the federal agency.

Federal officials are unapologetic. 

"I would go back and ask the firefighter to revisit his commitment to FEMA, to firefighting and to the citizens of this country," said FEMA spokeswoman Mary Hudak. 
Oh my god!


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