Elsmore wrote a book! It's called
City and Warren describes it as
"a celebration of the worlds' architecture, recreated solely using
the celebrated toy of the century, LEGO bricks."
City will be in bookstores in several different countries on May 6th, and
it is already available for pre-order on Amazon - check Warren's Brick
City page for links. Warren's
website also has more information on his large
scale models and his commission-based
- In our podcast with him, we discussed:
- Is this an instruction book or an idea
- Who is the target audience?
- What was the book writing process like?
- How and when can people buy this book?
- And many more LEGO-rich topics...
Podcast trivia: Warren was briefly a Guinness World Record holder for "Largest
LEGO Mosaic" from the 2012
LEGO Show, with a mosaic measuring at 143.9 square meters (1607 square
|Today we spoke with Ed Brill (http://edbrill.com),
Director of Social Business and Collaboration Solutions at IBM, about his
new book. It's called Opting In: Lessons in Social Business from a Fortune
500 Product Manager, and it's available both on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Opting-In-Lessons-Business-Fortune/dp/0133258939)
and directly from IBM Press (http://www.ibmpressbooks.com/store/opting-in-lessons-in-social-business-from-a-fortune-9780133258936).
you'd like to catch up with Ed (about the book or anything else), he has
posted a few places where you can definitely find him at IBM Connect next
- Why did you write this book?
- Who is the audience?
- What is the message of the book?
- What has surprised you about the book?
- What's going on at IBM Connect related
to the book?
- And more...
|On this episode we interviewed IBM's Paul
Brunet, Vice President ISVs, startups and academic relations, IBM about
the recent release of the IBM
2012 Tech Trends Report. During
the interview we talked about:
the recording you will hear the show be identified as episode 172 when
in actuality it's really 173. The show runs for 28:08 minutes.
- Paul's role at IBM
- What exactly does the Tech Trends Report
- What surprised Paul in the report
- The growing skill gaps in technology
- What IBM Is doing to help shrink the
- Paul's advice for developers and IT
admins that are trying to keep up with all of the changes in IT
- Social Business and Collaboration. Did
the report uncover anything interesting in those areas?
- and much more...
|A quick podcast to discuss the specifics
of the IBM
Collaboration Services Technical Tweetup
being put together by Paul
Mooney and Gab
Davis on Wednesday July 18th
at 6pm BST (1pm EST). The hashtag will be #icstt,
and Paul and Gab will put up a page with more information next week (we
will add the link when it's live). |
Also discussed: Paul has announced dates for two USA instances of his Ethical
Hacking course, Paul and Gab
continue to add great content over at connections101.net,
and don't forget to register
This show runs 14:15.
|Todays show has been sponsored by Instant
Be sure to check out their IMtegrity product for IBM Sametime.
Today we had Paul
Mooney Blog (@pmooneynet)
Technology on the show to
talk about the "Ethical
Hacking Workshop" he
ran in London. We covered:
show runs 41:13.
|Today we celebrate the 100th episode of
Week in Lotus" podcast hosted
by Darren Duke and Stuart McIntyre. Special thanks to NASA for helping
us broadcast this show from the moon.
The show runs 3:36 and is best enjoyed
while sitting down.
|Today we spoke with Joyce Davis and Colleen
Burns from IBM about the upcoming Lotusphere 2012 and Connect events being
held in beautiful sunny Orlando, Florida NEXT week!
We would like to thank Ken
"MacOSKen" Ray for
the new Taking Notes intro that he graciously produced for us. Ken produces
three outstanding Apple focussed podcasts including:
can also hear Ken on MacBreak
Weekly with Leo Laporte on
We also suggest you follow Ken on Twitter at @macosken.
you all at Lotusphere in a few days. Oh, and we will be recording several
live shows from Orlando.
This show runs 26:56 and goes quite well with a glass of pinot.
On the podcast today are Ed
Brill and Pete Janzen from
IBM, to talk about the release of Lotus
Notes/Domino 8.5.3 as well as
the new IBM XWork Server. The discussion included:
podcast is 38.9 MB in size and 40:30 in length. For other news about the
XWork Server and Domino 8.5.3, check out Chris
Miller's webcast and the IBM
XWork Server page on the IBM website.
- What is the IBM XWork Server?
- Who is the target market?
- How is it licensed, and what are the
- How much does it cost?
- What are the changes in licenses and
entitlements with Domino 8.5.3?
- What are some of the architectural changes
and enhancements with Domino 8.5.3?
- The OpenNTF extension library, feature
packs, and extending Domino server functionality
Heidloff's blog post about his favorite 8.5.3 features
- Anything new with Traveler?
- and a whole lot more!
|On this episode we talk with IBM's Jim
Quill and Phil Riand about the forthcoming relational database support
for XPages coming with Domino 8.5.3 and the OpenNTF Extension Library.
idea on IdeaJam can now be
marked as "Completed" :-) |
The podcast runs 30 minutes. We hope you enjoy it!
|In this episode of Taking Notes we spoke
with IBMers Dave Delay and Phil Riand about the forthcoming REST API's
for Domino and XPages. We cover:
learn more about these REST services you should also read these posts from
the OpenNTF blog:
episode runs 27:28.
- What REST services are
- What the XPages
Extension Library is
- How you can add REST capabilities to
your XPages applications
- How you can get at the Domino data model
- A walk through of what you need to do
to start using the new services and controls
- and much more
|For episode 135 Bruce sat down with Niklas
Heidloff from IBM/OpenNTF and Vanessa Hutchinson from We4IT
where we talked about the first ever development contest being hosted by
OpenNTF. This contest is being sponsored by We4IT and you can learn all
about the contest by first listening to this episode of Taking Notes and
then heading on over to the contest
announcement page over on OpenNTF.org.
Episode 135 runs about 24 minutes.
|July, August and September brought 9 brand
new episodes of the Taking Notes podcast. Now would be a good time to catch
up on them:
for listening and staying subscribed to the podcast!
|Here is what we talk about in Episode 64:
podcast also features another new "Interface
Matters" segment with
Chris Blatnick. The whole sha-bang is 18.5mb and runs 40:12 at 64kps.
|If you are interested in advertising on
the Taking Notes podcast during Lotusphere 2007 please take a look at our
brochure. The podcast
listnership is in the thousands and your advertistement will be heard for
just pennies per impression. We only have a few slots left so act
quickly by dropping us a note if you are interested.
|Today, Bruce and Julian talk mainly about
the new 7.0.2
release of Lotus Notes/Domino.
It officially came out on Friday, September 29, and it includes such features
also got a chance to talk to Steve Castledine about his "IBM Blog"
template, to get the inside scoop. We talk about things like:
- New "Blue" templates for blogging
and RSS feed generation (note that the templates are available on the server
upgrade, not the client)
- Support for installing and running the
Lotus Notes client on a USB drive (Nomad) -- Chris
Whisonant has some install
instructions (but be aware that there can be huge
speed differences between
different USB drives, so choose wisely)
- Native iCal import capabilities
- "Run As Admin" for Smart Upgrade
- Automatic conversion (on the server)
for TNEF/Winmail.dat attachments from Exchange users
- Domino Web Access (iNotes) is supported
on Firefox on the Mac
- New C-API functions for HTML and MIME
- Server support for Novell SUSE Linux
10 and Windows x64 server
- Lotus Notes Access for SAP included
- DXL improvements
other news, OpenNTF
will be at Lotusphere
2007 pedestal 324 in the Product
Miller makes peace with iTunes
and Feedburner, an OpenNTF update with John
Roling, and a one minute tip
about CGI variables by Mac
- What was involved in transitioning from
"Steve's template" to "IBM's template"? (see this
technote for more details)
- What's the upgrade path for users of
the old template?
- How is comment spam dealt with?
- How do we get started using it?
- What's next?
The podcast is 26mb and runs 54:31 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|A short podcastlet with Chris
Miller who tells us about
day one of Collaboration
University in Kansas City,
from Collaboration University (no Girls Gone Wild, sorry).
The podcast is 5mb and runs 8:45 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|The Taking Notes podcast, Episode 30 (that's
XXX in Roman numerals), features discussion of:
Episode 30 was
sponsored by Collaboration
The podcast is 20.7mb and runs 42:00 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Here's what we covered in Episode 29:
29 was sponsored by Collaboration
The podcast is 21.9mb and runs 37:47 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Lots of different things for you in this
Episode 28 was sponsored
The podcast is 20.2mb and runs 34:00 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Julian and I have received lots of inquires regarding advertising
on The Taking Notes podcast and as a result have put together a document
for prospective advertisers. |
is a copy of our advertising brochure.
Our rates are very fair and the podcast is targeted to over 1,000 engaged
and passionate Notes, Domino, Hannover, Sametime, QuickPlace and Workplace
|Just a quick little news show for you this
time. Bruce and Julian cover topics like:
Episode 26 was sponsored
The podcast is 13.9mb and runs 24:13 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Elizabeth Book of ebizQ.com has a nice
interview with IBM's Art Fontaine
where they discuss the Notes 7.0.1 Linux announcement.
|The new URL for the Taking Notes Podcast
Now doesn't that make more sense?|
And yes, the old URL http://TakingNotes.OpenNTF.org
|Sorry we've been gone for a few weeks.
Welcome to Episode 25 of the Taking Notes podcast. In this episode, we
talk about things like:
was sponsored by Instant-Technologies.
The podcast is 25.3mb and runs 44:53 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|We're baaaack. ;-)
In this installment of the Taking Notes podcast, Bruce and Julian discuss
topics such as:
And of course the
OpenNTF update with John
- New developments in Notes 7.0.2 as reported
Brill's blog, including Notes
Nomad (the Notes client on a memory stick, formerly known as "Project
Wanda"), blog and RSS templates, and better Smart Upgrade. According
to the Notes
& Domino Insider Newsletter,
7.0.2 is scheduled for release in September, 2006.
- Are the successful user group meetings
becoming annual/quarterly mini-conferences instead of monthly meetings?
- The Hannover design team now has at
blog (Mary Beth Raven) --
is IBM seeking input, or just doing marketing?
- Julian is in the market for a laptop,
and is wondering if the new Lenovo Thinkpads are as durable and sturdy
as the old IBM Thinkpads.
Lepofsky has a great Notes
The podcast is 16.6mb and runs 29:19 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
Thursdays, Rich Schwartz's
Comes To You, Ed
Brill's podcast, Paul
Mooney on the Microsoft Application Analyzer,
7.5, Jack Dausman on why Notes/Domino
to learn Eclipse for Hannover,
Sampson's Talking Notes segment.
The podcast is 6.9mb and runs 12:41 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Gregg Eldred has posted a
review of the
podcast we did with The Turtle
earlier this week on his blog. Thanks for the feedback Gregg.
|Do you have a great Notes/Domino or web
development tip that you would like to share? Have you come across
a great 3rd party application that you would like to review? Do you have
some questions you would like to have answered about Notes/Domino or other
related product? Well if you do simply grab a microphone, record it and
send the mp3 file here.
We can then include it in a podcast! |
Be sure to include your name in your recording as well as any other information
you want to share. Tips should run a minute or two in length and reviews
can be three to four minutes.
Give it a try!
mentioned earlier today, we'll be interviewing Ben
Langhinrichs pretty soon.
Got any questions about Notes Rich Text?
Why don't you send
them to us as an audio file and we'll try to work them into the
podcast with Ben.
|So now that you have listened to our three
podcasts I am sure that many of you have some great questions for us. Well
how about sending them to us in the form of an audio file that we can include
in future shows? Email them here.