Welcome to the new site!

This website has replaced my old site, Domino Thoughts, as I’m trying out a different site generator. Over time, I’ll get all the old content over, but that will take a little time as I convert it from the current format to something more permanent. If you ended up here clicking a link from the Domino Thoughts site, try searching for the subject and if I’ve migrated the article, you should find it there.

What’s new as of 9 Aug 2019?

  • Search enabled, so you can search for stuff as I add old articles.

  • Disqus comments enabled, I’ve converted any previous posts that had comments and they will show the comments from the “old” site here.

Thanks for visiting - Ted

Certified for Salesforce!

Like a few others in the Yellowverse, I’ve been playing around in the Salesforce Trailhead environment for a while. Apparently, it’s been over 2 years. This year, I’ve been looking at it more seriously and decided to get certified as an Admin. I’ve been working in Trailhead mostly and it’s fantastic, it’s a great way to get introduced to the Salesforce platform and learn by doing and not just reading documentation or watching videos. [Read More]

IBM Connections - Time to Update Your APNS Certs

IBM has announced that iFixes are available to update IBM Connections with the latest versions of APNS certificates used by the mobile app for Push notifications. Fixes are available for the latest CRs for 5.0 and 5.5 and both 6.0 CR3 and CR4. Please follow the link below to the IBM Technote which has links to the different downloads. The current (or most recent) APNS certificates expire on July 21, 2019, so you’ve got about 90 days to get these downloaded and installed. [Read More]

Note to self: Host name is case-sensitive when deploying Sametime servers

Working on a Sametime install for a client and it’s been a little while. I created the Community server deployment plan and started the install on the Community Server. The hostname is kindly populated for me from the OS. It’s got some letters in upper case, but no worries. I click the Next button to get the list of available deployment plans and nothing, zip, nada shows in the window. Hmmm. [Read More]

Observations on Upgrading to v10.0.1 - Domino, Traveler, Verse on Prem

I spent a little time this morning upgrading a Domino server from 10.0 to 10.0.1. Upgrading Domino, Traveler and Verse on Prem took about 15 minutes. Got to love those simple upgrades. Only wish some other products were that simple. That isn’t to say there wasn’t any issue. This was a Windows box and when the Domino service started, it failed with an error. Event viewer said the error number was 7024, but didn’t offer any help at all. [Read More]

IBM Notes 9.0.1 on MacOS and Java 8 Update Higher Than 152 Not Working

An IBM Technote was published last week regarding IBM Notes 9.0.1 for MacOS and the Java 8 update 152 or higher. After this update, the Notes client on Mac doesn’t respond to mouse or keyboard input which is less than helpful and almost not useful. The workaround for the moment is to downgrade to Java 8 update 151, which appears to be the highest level that doesn’t fail with Notes. To get the Java update, you need to go to the Oracle Java download archive site - http://www. [Read More]

IBM Notes 9.0.1 Java patch and IF1 installation tip

Earlier in October, IBM released JVM patches for Notes and Domino for both the 1.6 and 1.8 versions of the JVM. Here’s a link to the Interim Fix page with the download links. This week, Interim Fix 1 for the 9.0.1 Notes client was released as well. If you have previously installed the JVM patches for the Notes client, you will want to re-install the JVM patch as the IF puts the previous version back in place. [Read More]