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May 14th and beyond....or at least all the way through early 2011....
Now...if I have plans on May 14th....I'll be able to catch the replay later...I like that.
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  odf powerpoint software office lotus java open source confession presentations symphony microsoft 2,017 Visits
I will continue to have to have Browser Wars
but I will no longer have "presentation" tool wars. I'm now using a complete suite of office productivity software for creating, editing, and sharing word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations available for free download now on developerWorks...and who doesn't like the words free and no charge?
What is it I am using?
Will I totally abandon Microsoft Office? Don't know about that 100% ..at least, though, finally, free tools and freedom of choice!
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  lotus social connections software network confession 1 Comment 1,401 Visits
So the story goes that "Global Audience Spends Two Hours More a Month on Social Networks than Last Year" : On average, global web users across 10 countries spent roughly five and a half hours on social networks in February 2010, up more than two hours from the same time last year. While the U.S. boasts the largest unique social networking audience, Italian and Australian web surfers led the way for average time on site with more than six hours each in February.
I am just not sure I like that "two MORE hours" ....perhaps it is included in my normal hours as I just can't see how there are any more hours in the day....or did I miss something while I was spending all my expert time in meetings, conference calls, doing e-mail and working? Maybe it is a minute here and a minute there....that I can handle. I visit many social networks on a regular basis yet I never stay too long. Cumulative though of all my minutes... ok.....I've now talked my way into 2 more than last year....as afterall....last year at this time we didn't have My developerWorks!!!
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  confession linux db2 lotus open developerworks jave blogs software xml source 5 Comments 1,772 Visits
Now that is a headline.....it actually is the name of book by Lisa Scottoline and it made me laugh as well as pick up the book.
It made me think about article titles of content on developerWorks. One of the reasons many of us come to developerWorks is the honest, straightforward and, dare I say, boring article titles.
Yet are they really boring?
Not boring....direct....to the point....and easily found when hunting for information. Fancy titles may catch your attention or not....what is most important is the content.
I didn't attend Lotusphere this year...and I was very sad. To make me happy, I found
Lotusphere is also coming to me...yes to me as that is indeed how I like to view it. There are one day in person events : Lotusphere Comes to You happening all across the globe plus the Lotusphere Virtual Experience Both available to me at no charge other than my time.
Now for the debate....do I do the in-person (and have to get out of my home office attire) where I can meet and talk to Lotus enthusiasts and experts or do I attend the Virtual Experience (same content, just different attire requirements on me). Decisions...decisions... or ... I do I attend both?
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  mac domino software apple iphone xpages lotus confession 1 Comment 1,983 Visits
I just got this : and I be sad.... I won't be at MacWorld.... Lotus will be ....will you? Will anyone attending us what happens? Give us the scoop ....
Session title: Lotus Symphony 3 for the Mac -- Be Free. Work Smart. Explore new options (Speakers: Eric Otchet and Paul Bastide)
Description: Lotus Symphony 3 public beta for the Mac is coming soon and loaded with tons of new features for Mac users and developers.
Lotus Symphony is a no-charge alternative for office productivity applications from IBM that supports over 28 languages and has cross platform with Linux, Windows and MacOS. Representing a massive new release from IBM, Lotus Symphony 3 is based on the current OpenOffice.org 3 code stream and is filled with new capabilities and user interface enhancements. Additionally, Lotus Symphony artfully combines the office applications from OpenOffice.org with the open programming and plug-in model of Eclipse, opening up a world of possibilities for building extensions and integrating Lotus Symphony into your business applications. Come to this session and see how Lotus Symphony 3 is more than another me-too alternative to Microsoft, but a robust platform for delivering office productivity applications designed for the Mac.
Session title: Lotus Domino delivers for your iPhone and Collaborative Apps (Speaker: Michael Masterson)
Abstract: Learn how Lotus and our Business Partners are leveraging the latest web technologies like Dojo, RESTful APIs, and JSON in their Domino applications. Lotus XPage technology enables rapid development of cutting-edge applications to quickly address new business needs or transform existing Domino applications. Build once to target browser, installed clients like Lotus Notes, and mobile devices with an industry-proven platform that has been infused with incredible new capabilities.
Peds topics....with hotlink to where I hope to find more info post MacWorld
As I mentioned in a previous blog ... .free software is a good thing
But sometimes you want more....so I found more about XPages
Steve Castledine has just created a new framework that will allow developers to quickly create a new XPage application using OneUI. It gives you an option of a 2 or 3 column layout, this could prove very useful when you want to quickly see the power of XPages. It has the following key features.
Easy out of the box layout so you can start building your XPage application
Has 2 or 3 column layouts simply by dragging the appropriate custom control onto your XPage
Login and Search functionality
Tab and Menu item highlighting
Handles browser languages, so if you add the appropriate property file for that language XPages will use it automatically
Uses standard css shipped with XPages, however also contains themes for new v2.1 of OneUItogether with additional themes metal, gold, red, green
Automatic Sidebar, links box, footers, tab menus custom controls built in. Others coming soon.
Here are links to resources:
Getting started doc
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  software confession source eclipse java designer free notes open domino lotus 1,754 Visits
Granted nothing in life it "truly" free.....but close enough. Now available on developerWorks...the fully loaded code...not the trial code....check it out at IBM Lotus Domino Designer code ....all you have to do is give a little information as you normally do on a download and the code is yours....hence the not "truly" free. Shall we call it no-charge, readily available, no monetary excchange or just call it GREAT!!.
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  lotus confession birthday developerworks connections 3 Comments 1,334 Visits
Wouldn't any person/group work smarter if they were better connected? Is it the future of how we will work?
My developerWorks is part of what allows me to work smarter....it is the future and it is here today.
Sacha Chua, a relatively new member of IBM, gives a great example of why social networks matter. Le'ts make her enthusiasm contagious:
What makes you work smarter? What about in the future?
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  optim web lotus connections confession dilbert data fun java e-mail 1,323 Visits
What do Bubbles, Psycho, Dilbert and Runnable have to do with "technical"? They are used to describe and inform ..and let's face it....entertain....which is the best way to learn.
Check out e-mail is soooooooo last week: to learn about Bubbles and Psycho ...and the benefits of Lotus Connections 2.5..... ( no fears...for those of us on My developerWorks as the team continues to enhance and upgrade we should see Lotus Connections 2.5 features arriving for us to use ....YIPPEEE - is that another technical workd?)
and what about Dilbert? Always a good way to make a point, check out Anticipating Problems
and then there is runnable.....I just like the word....say it a few times and you'll see why...runnable runnable runnable... ..now wasn't that fun? On the serious note: ever taken a java core on a Java 5 SDK and wondered why threads that should be marked as Runnable are showing up as Condition Wait? If so...check out this solution.
FrancesP 060001Y1C0 Tags:  cloud technology green smart db2 lotus websphere confession portal software jam rational cebit ids 3 Comments 2,195 Visits
Looking around developerWorks and My developerWorks, you just can't be bored. Now, maybe your eyes get tired of reading...but do your ears get tired of listening and learning?
Chat with the lab
information on Demand
CEBIT on Cloud Computing
Rational telconferences, webcasts and events
WebSphere Portal Conference
IBM Smart Work Videocast and Global Jam Sept 16-18
Tip of the iceberg.... now it is about finding the time... anyone know of an application that can help give you fit more than 24 hours in a day?