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This site is dedicated to all HCL Digital Solutions (esp. HCL Notes/Domino and XPages), smart home solutions and stuff I may find worthy to write about.

Same, same - but different

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 8:00 AM UTC
April 1, 2015 marked my beginning at We4IT, April 1, 2022 the end. Or better: a change - after 7 years.  We4IT started two subsidiaries based on the former teams for development and managed services. It's not about a particular product or platform but of what we are really doing. I am part of the managed services team for about a year now, so we now built Nintera from it. Our focus is [...] 

Goodbye, Philips Hue Homekit Integration

Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 8:39 PM UTC
I am running Philips Hue and Homekit for years now. I always had trouble with this combo. Philips Hue has native Homekit support. This basically means that every device (Philips Hue stuff only) is automatically exposed to Apple's Homekit ecosystem and appears in the Home app. This is true for lights, sensors and switches (basically all that Homekit is able to use properly). The Problem I [...] 

Quick Tip: Enabling STARTTLS for SMTP inbound

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 9:09 PM UTC
Just a quick note to myself for whenever I stumble upon this again. Today I made the final touches on a new Domino server. The last bit was configuring the SMTP inbound ability using Microsoft M365 custom connector. This one is basically routing certain addresses to the Domino server which will handle those mails itself. Beside the usual configuration of SMTP, an SMTP website setting and all th [...] 

HCL Domino 12.0.1 FP1 is out - and fixes a recent problem

Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7:59 PM UTC
HCL released FP1 for Domino and Notes 12.0.1 today. I wondered if 12.0.1FP1 will contain the code of 11.0.1FP5 that caused a big problem under certain conditions. Fortunately it doesn't. In parallel I received a test fix for my issue in 11.0.1FP5 from HCL support which I reviewed but did not test it until now. The Code contains similar co [...] 

Before you update to FP5 of 11.0.1

Monday, March 28, 2022 at 2:29 PM UTC
A customer encountered a problem with our platform Aveedo after upgrading their server to the latest FP5. XPages that contain a view or folder could not be opened anymore and threw an exception: java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: Array index out of range: 1 com.ibm.xsp.domino.context.DominoExternalContext.encodeResourceURL(DominoExternalContext.java:323) com.ibm.xsp.renderkit [...] 

The Mac mini - the underdog

Monday, March 21, 2022 at 1:59 AM UTC
While everyone in the western hemisphere is testing the new Mac Studio, I started my Mac mini journey some weeks ago. I always thought that this form factor is the most appealing one in the Mac ecosystem. I had iMacs and MacBooks for quite a while now but I always found that using external displays on those machines are nice but quite off the grid - they both have great internal displays. Using [...] 

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