It feels like waking up on New Years Day. I'm tired. Really tired. I blog this after the General Closing Session sitting alone in the lobby of the Dolphin with my laptop trying to get my head around the past couple of days, watching Lotusphere 2006 being packed into crates. It seems to intensify the feeling of emptyness.
It has been amazing. As a first time visitor, and Lotusphere being the first kind of these conferences I have attended, it has been overwhelming. So much new stuff, having met so many new people. Putting faces to blogs, talking to strangers at lunch sharing ideas and getting really energized by the commitment of IBM which really has come across. The distance from a developer from Denmark to Lotus has never been shorter.
Personally it has been nice meeting people I have only "met" via e-mail - none mentioned, none forgotten. Many very nice comments and interesting conversations. I even experienced a person coming up to me and thanking me for LotusScript.doc. Whow!
Thanks to you all and remember:
Yellow is the new black... ;-)
See you next year.
Went to see if my editor at The VIEW (Ann Baker) was here at Lotusphere which she was so that was very nice to finally meet her in person. We have been exchanging e-mail for the last 6-7 months now so a face-to-face meeting was definately overdue. She was quite surprised to see how young I looked which is always nice to hear although I don't consider myself young looking anymore... :-)
Ann told me that the next issue was in the presses which means it will be out to the subscribers soon. Very exciting.
I really hope they picked up the changes I added at the last read-through.
Lotusphere 2006: Talking to the developers'bout the missing NotesDocmentCollection constructor and extensions to LotusScript
The Lotusphere pen I got when registrering doesn't work which is a first since give-away pens usually are better than expensive pens. I have been borrowing other Lotusphere pens during the sessions but they also stink which is extremely fustrating when taking notes. What's up with that?
Being 4 hours delayed out of Copenhagen I didn't arrive in Orlando Airport until 2AM. Since it was so late I was assuming that I would have to find a rental car since the airport would be closed down for the night but no, no, no... The airport was alive and kicking and at the Disney Magical Express 7 people was waiting to service the three tired "Lotuspherians" arriving at that late hour. After 30 minutes by shuttle and after checking in I was up in my room at the All-Sports Resort. One tired Dane looking for a bed.
Getting to sleep was difficult but I guess I got a couple of hours.
I'm supposed to leave for Lotusphere 2006 tomorrow morning but Copenhagen Airport has been closed due to snow and wind. Hopefully the airport will reopen in the morning - at least for international flights. Not really what I wanted to hear and it doesn't make it better when Rocky Oliver is leaving on an airplane... :-)
Cross your fingers please... Only comfort is that I'm not alone with worries of this sort...
I'm doing quite a lot of @Formula coding these days and I'm finding the "new" index capability of @Formula very helpfull. I know it was introduced in release 6 but I'm just starting to use it - old habits die hard.
In that connection I frequently have two arrays of data where I need to find the index of a key value ("Key") in the first array ("keys") and get then get the entry at the same index in the other array ("data"). I have found no ArrayGetIndex-like function in @Formula so I'm resorting to a @For-loop to find the correct index and then getting the value from the other array.
keys := @GetProfileField("MyProfile"; "Keys"); data := @GetProfileField("MyProfile"; "Data"); result := ""; @For(n:=1; n<=@Elements(keys); n:=n+1; @If(keys[n] = Key; @Set("result"; profile_kortlink[n]); "" ) ); result
Anyone who knows of an easier way?
Anyone else having problems with the online form for checking the badge details for Lotusphere? After logging into the site I keep being redirected to an error page after the form has been shown briefly.
Anyone else experiencing this?
Ilfak Guilfanov has released a patch for the Windows metafile exploit that was reported last week. Technically the patch works by intercepting the calls to the user32.dll that causes the exploit to work. More information can be found at the beforementioned link.
While the patch isn't released by Microsoft and since I have no prior knowledge of Ilfak Guilfanov I have chosen to install the patch anyway since it has been vouched for by Steve Gibson (of the Security Now! podcast) who I trust. Steves comments to the patch can be found at his website.
Please note: I had to reregister the DLL ("regsvr32 shimgvw.dll") that I had previously unregistered to avoid the exploit before installing the patch.