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One of the things I'm interested in after hours (challenge: what are my after hours) is personal well being and fitness. Since I love technology too I have the geeks view. When surfing at Amazon I came across Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health and added it to my wishlist.
Opening my mailbox this morning I got pleasantly surprised:
Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health
Ulrich Krause said thank you, so I say: Thank you Ulrich!


Singapore Lotus User Group Meeting July 15 2011

It has been a long time since the last LAUG meeting in Singapore. Certain events seemed to have left the Lotus community all but dead. But we are used to that and now we are back. I'd like to invite my Singapore Lotus enthusiasts to join me Friday next week for a session on mobile applications. Ben Green from TeamStudio will share with us how TeamStudio's latest offering Unplugged allows easy mobilising of Notes applications. Please visit the event page for more details. I'm using FlickEvents to plan this session. They are a Singapore startup hosted in the NUS Enterprise Incubator. Of course I'd like to support our local startups. Register below: See you next week!


"Try and Buy" Program for Quickr 8.5 Multimedia Library

IBM Lotus Education is excited to offer you a Free 60-Day Trial of the NEW Multimedia Library for Quickr 8.5 (English edition). Try & Buy gives you the ability to download the full version of the NEW Quickr 8.5 training tool for your organization. It gives you access to courses, lessons and hundreds of video tutorials showing users how to realize the full value of Quickr team collaboration software.

Soon after you've registered for the Try & Buy program, you'll receive an email with product download and installation instructions for loading the Multimedia Library for Quickr 8.5 onto a standard web server. Your organization will then have the ability to use the product for productive use during the 60 day period. The MML product can be used for training any end users in your organization during the "Try and Buy" period.

The Multimedia Library for Lotus Software is a just-in-time training tool in use by nearly 5 million Lotus software users. Contact an Education Delivery Manager in your region or your IBM Sales representative if you have additional questions about this offer or any Lotus Education offerings.


IBM Lotus Sametime 8 Essentials User Guide - review coming soon

Sametime8Userguide.jpg Snehman Kohli from Pact Publishing asked me to review IBM Lotus Sametime 8 Essentials: A User's Guide. I'm downloading the eBook to read it on one of my upcoming flights (hopefully with the Nokia BH-905i provided for test by WOMWorldNokia). You can read a free sample chapter (Chapter No. 7 – iNotes and Sametime – Chatting from the Web), check Eknori's review, browse through John D. Head's verdict, look at Core Davis' summary or buy it from Amazon. More details coming soon.


Lotus Sympony beyond 3.0

Lotus Symphony 3.0 has been in Beta for a while. Features have been frozen for quite some time and it can't be long before its release. The Symphony development team is now moving to code beyond 3.0. While this is not an official process, now is a good time to head over to the Lotus Symphony Ideaspace, proudly provided by Elguji Software. Share your ideas and vote on ideas you find there. The Symphony team listens to the space (that doesn't mean that they follow the requests, but at least they know about it). My favourites are (besides the speed and fidelity improvements of course):
  • Make ODF the default format for the LotusLive Collaborative Editor (a.ka. Concorde)
  • Allow to open HTML from the File-Open menu (or command line)
  • Provide MailMerge to send results as eMail body
  • Add XForms capabilities to Symphony and let the dataset be stored in an NSF


Accessing Sametime Unyte from your Notes Client

There is a nice little plug-in available to instantly host or join Sametime Unyte meetings from the comfort of your Notes 8.x or Sametime 7.5x++ client.

Installation instructions can be found @ IBM Support.


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