Saturday, May 29, 2010

Remembering the True Meaning of Memorial Day

As everyone celebrate this Memorial Day weekend, please take the time to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day. It is not about picnics, barbecues, or sport games, but the honoring the over one million men and women who have given their lives to make this country possible and what it is. They are the true heroes. As Abraham Lincoln said in the Gettysburg address.

"that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New to Javascript? Here is Some Best Practices

As I was looking for some Javascript stuff, I ran across this web page on best practices for Javascript. Since XPages now depends on Javascript, this is a good place to start if you are new to Javascript.

http://www.javascripttoolbox.com/bestpractices/

Abstract Submission for MWLUG 2010 is Closing Next Week

Abstract submission for MWLUG 2010 will be closing on June 1, 2010. There is still time to submit your technical abstracts. We already have a great list of submissions that include a number of great presentations for developers, administrators, and managers.

Monday, May 24, 2010

What are you looking for in a Domino CRM?

Couple of days ago, Phil Salm asked about recommendations for a CRM for Domino. There are a number of ones available on the market. Some have amazing features for the enterprise organization. However, for a small business most of the features are not needed. We are working on a project and would like to know what key features that one needs in a CRM besides basic contact management, tracking calls and appointments, and managing an email campaign.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Announcing RIAPalooza 3 Conference - Chicago

RIAPalooza 3 has just been announced. It is going to be on July 23rd in Chicago. What is RIAPalooza? It is a one-day conference in Chicago on the latest of Rich Internet Application design, user interface design, and user experiences. So if you are interested go to their web site. Registration is not opened yet, but soon.

http://www.riapalooza.com/

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Domino Designer 8.51 Crashes

I have been using the Domino Designer 8.51 for the past few months as I have been developing my UX Pages tool. Domino Designer 8.51 seems to crash on me at least once a day. It seems to be happen when I am opening up a javascript file resource. Has anybody encountered this issue?

15 lbs before MWLUG 2010

MWLUG 2010 is three months away so I have set a goal of losing 5 lbs a month to get myself back into shape. I will be at about how I was when I graduated college which does not seem to be that long ago. I might be close to the same weight, but there will be a little bit of gray hair, wrinkles, and aches. I have a goal of riding about 1500 miles on my bike this year to help the weight loss. So far I am at 50 miles so I have a ways to go. When I was younger, I could have easily done this in a week or two.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

MWLUG Conference 2010 Community Outreach Program

Our Community goes beyond just our Yellow Bubble. As members of the Lotus community, we are all an important part of our local community. Everyone at MWLUG encourages you to participate in helping your community. As part of the MWLUG Conference 2010, the goal of the MWLUG Community Outreach Program is to raise money for organizations that help the local community. Our host Lotus User Group, NEOLUG, has selected the Cleveland Foodbank who provides nutritious meals every year for thousands of individuals and families throughout the Cleveland area.

Hilton Garden Inn - Cleveland Downtown has been gracious enough to provide us with a gift certificate for deluxe accommodations at their hotel that includes a two night stay for two plus breakfast in the heart of downtown Cleveland.

We will be raffling off the gift certificate at the MWLUG 2010 Opening Session on August 19, 2010. The raffle will benefit the Cleveland Foodbank and help hundreds of individuals whom have been hit hard by this economic downturn including many from our own Lotus community. Each raffle ticket will cost $10.00 USD. Please join us to help others in need.

So as your register for MWLUG 2010 starting this weekend, please consider purchasing a raffle ticket to help this cause. In turn, you have a chance to stay for two nights for two in the heart of downtown Cleveland.

If you can not attend MWLUG Conference 2010, please still consider purchasing a raffle ticket to help this great cause. If you are part of an organization and would like to provide matching funds, please contact Barb Skedel of NEOLUG at barb.skedel@voxmobile.com.

For more information about the Cleveland Food Bank go to: http://www.clevelandfoodbank.org.

To register for MWLUG Conference 2010 or purchase a raffle ticket starting May 15th go to http://www.mwlug.com.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Midwest Lotus User Group Conference 2010 Registration Opening Soon

The registration for MWLUG Conference 2010 will be opening soon near the end of this week. We have a number of surprises and events coming up for this conference. Our MWLUG Committee is working very hard to bring this together.