Author Archives: David Hablewitz

Pre-release Domino 10 webinar on 10/4/2018 at 2PM EDT


1200x350_DominoV10_1Learn more about Domino 10 and a bit on how we can assist you in maximizing its benefits ASAP.  Register for the webinar  I am doing in conjunction with Sirius Computer Solutions and IBM.  The webinar is tomorrow at 2PM EDT.  It is free, but you must register in advance. Register here.

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An important detail when fixing IBM Traveler for iOS 12 or inbound SMTP mail will quit working


If you have devices on iOS 12 and you have session-based authentication, you are probably getting complaints from users that they can’t get their email.  You may have already encountered Detlev Poettgen’s article on this or the IBM technote on the issue.  That technote is helpful, but it left out a subtle, but rather important detail.  You will also  need an internet site document for smtp too or your inbound Internet mail will stop getting accepted.  Read more at this IBM technote.

At least this gave me something to do as I sit here with Mom in ICU.  She does appear to be getting better too.

#Domino10 will be turning heads 10/10/2018 Launch Event Schedule. #IAM


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Click here to see details on the blog post by Bob Schultz, General Manager IBM Watson Talent and Collaboration Solutions or
Click the image below to get to the PDF with live links.

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Thank you HCL for taking the Kryptonite out of IBM’s pocket!
Domino is truly Superhuman Software.

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IBM Champion 2018 digital badge


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Learn About IBM Notes & Domino 10


Divergent Solutions is now a certified IBM Notes & Domino 10 Sales Advisor which is fancy-talk that means you can contact me to learn…

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WHAT… the new features are in Notes and Domino 10 and the new partnerships
HOW… to take advantage of the new software and partnerships
WHY… these features and partnerships are going to radically change your company’s application development strategy

 

Why Use Domino & Notes for collaborating among teams: A Customer Testimonial


My recap of CollabSphere is coming soon.  Meanwhile, my friend Bernd Gewehr is featured on IBM’s website right now, and he does a great job of explaining the benefit of using Notes for app development for his company.

Small companies do big things with Notes apps.

 

Learn more about what is coming in Domino V10 in just a few months: https://www.ibm.com/collaboration/ibm-domino

I will be speaking at CollabSphere 2018!


My abstract has been accepted and I will be speaking at the CollabSphere 2018 conference in Ann Arbor, MI next month.  This is the place to be if you want to learn about collaboration software and in particular IBM collaboration software.  The conference is put on by a user group, NOT IBM.  The sessions will focus on technical information targeting the I.T. professionals and decision-makers without sales stuff.  I expect we will also see more insight into the upcoming release of Notes & Domino V10.

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Details of my session:
Title: DIY: How to build your SmartCloud Notes Hybrid environment. Easy as 1-2-3.
Abstract:
This session will cover everything you need to know to build your SmartCloud Notes / Connections Cloud hybrid environment. Getting it right the first time will save headaches and lengthy rebuild time later. Also learn some of the pitfalls and best practices that will make your move the cloud smooth and seamless and how to implement it using the just-announced Domino Applications on Cloud service (DAC) and move ALL of your Domino infrastructure to the cloud.

The cost of the 3-day conference is only $75.  Click to Register Now.

Would you intentionally hit someone with your car?


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Scenario:  You’re driving down a rural 2 lane highway with no shoulders.  You see some people on bicycles ahead and slow down because just as you reach them you enter a NO PASSING zone and the road goes around a long, sweeping blind curve to the left.  The cyclists have spread out to ride 2 abreast so you can only pass them when it is safe to use the other lane.  This is the prescribed procedure for bikes and any other vehicle.  You are stuck behind them waiting for the passing zone, or so it would seem.  Would you ever do this?…


I live on the eastside (that is all the cities on the other side of Lake Washington from Seattle.)  I like to ride my bike to get places (and avoid traffic) as well as for exercise.  I also drive a car and own a house and have a daughter, family, friends.  I run a business and have people working for me that rely on me.  It is easy to become disconnected from the reality of our actions as we drive behind the wheel, windows up, radio playing.  It feels more like a video game than actually being there.  It is easy to forget that the person walking along the street or traveling on the bike is not a target, but a person.  Never, ever allow yourself or anyone else to get away with this brutal behavior.

Read the full story about this video: https://www.bike198.com/ill-ride-road-bike-road/

Everything you want to know about Toastmasters Pathways is at this interactive website


Discovery! Leave it to the Toastmasters district headquartered in Silicon Valley to come up with a website that tells everything you could want to know about the new Pathways education program in Toastmasters.  Thank you District 4 (San Francisco/Palo Alto)

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Start Here.  Go ahead, It will open in another window. I’ll wait here.
As you go through the information, everything about Pathways will become clear.
Of all the resources on that page, this one is the heart of it all.  Once there, click on one of the paths and then surf through the tabs of each project level and under each level, click through the projects.  It’s all there! Every project description.  This will help you choose your path.  When you click on this link, I expect you’ll get too caught up in it to return here, so enjoy.  Bookmark that page or come back here and click on the Toastmasters Resources I will be adding to the menu.  Other handy resources they have list are:

Pathways Resources

 

Why Attend this TED style 1-day conference hosted by Toastmasters? …


To learn from this amazing speaker and World Champion of Public Speaking for one.

If you know a CEO, manager, supervisor or friend who could benefit from learning better leadership or public speaking skills, you might ask them to consider coming to this event in Lynnwood, WA.  Suggesting they attend may be like telling a friend they have bad breath: Once they get over the embarrassment, they will thank you for it.
This 1-day conference on leadership and public speaking is good enough that you won’t care how nice the weather is outside.  Seriously.  No, I’m not getting paid to say that.  I’ve just attended in the past and I know how good the presenters are.  It made a huge difference in my presentation at IBM Think Conference last month.

Press interview at IBM Think about BleedingBlue User Group


If you live in the Puget Sound area and have an interest in IBM software, consider joining us at BleedingBlue user group.  Find us at https://www.meetup.com/BleedingBlue/
Here is an interview I was asked to give at IBM Think Conference from March 2018.

Also fellow BleedingBlue organizer and IBM Champion Lillian Taylor will be speaking at the Global Artificial Intelligence conference in Seattle this weekend.  Check it out.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Toastmasters Pathways Program(updated 2018-Mar-26)


Have you signed up for the new Pathways program yet?  Did you already choose a path and start preparing to do your Ice Breaker speech?  You might even intend to be the first person to complete DTM under the new program, yes?

On the other hand, are you one who might be stuck trying to decide which pathway to select?  Wondering — maybe fearing even — what projects await when you commit to a choice and unlock your first Pathway; uncertain if it is really the right one for you? No worries, I have what you are looking for.  Read on.

Right about now you may feel as if you’ve been thrown into the movie “Divergent” and now you must choose what faction you will join, hmm?

Or like the young wizard Harry Potter, you don the sorting hat at Hogwarts School of Wizardry whispering “Gryffindore? Hufflepuff? Ravenclaw? Slytherin?”

Some Toastmasters may find solace that during the first 30 days after you have selected a Pathway, you can change your selection.  But that doesn’t make it easier to decide which path to choose and it doesn’t help understand what each pathway contains. For that matter, having 30 days to switch doesn’t really help because you can’t see what all of the projects are that lie ahead.  You can only see the projects of the current level you are on.  The projects for the next level are not revealed until you complete the projects of the level your are on and unlock the next level (and your Vice President of Education has processed it.)  This can be quite frustrating for those of us who thrive on seeing the “big picture”.  As Morpheus explains it in The Matrix…

Not being one to accept artificial limitations imposed by others, I set out to discover what I could about each pathway in the new Pathways program.  And for the sake of my fellow Toastmasters who demand to know more, I will share with you what I have discovered.

Toastmasters has published these descriptions of the 10 pathways:
You might also read this guide that was published.

 

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Within each pathway there are 5 levels.  Applying the gaming metaphor to this (and yes, Pathways is definitely the gamification of the Toastmasters program), each level has several missions (projects) to complete before unlocking access to the next level.  Each level has a mix of mandatory and elective missions to be completed.  The details are as follows:

Level 1:  3 Required missions (projects) – These are the same for all paths
Level 2:  3 Required missions – These vary by path
Level 3:  1 Required mission and choose 2 electives
Level 4:  1 Required mission and choose 1 elective
Level 5:  2 Required missions and choose 1 elective

That is a total of 14 missions to complete to finish a pathway.
Complete 2 pathways to earn DTM.
Special thanks to Frank T. Storey, DTM from District 18.
Checkout his website for comprehensive more info.  It even shows all 59 projects currently available.  Scroll to the bottom of this page and view the .PDFs 1-4 posted.  I would link them directly here, but he is constantly updating them.

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The following table contains a list of the mission titles and which Pathway each applies to.  Special thanks to Ann DeMarrais and Kenneth Karru-Olsen for their work compiling this list!

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Hopefully this offers a bit of help in deciding which pathway to take.  The differences between the various pathways does not appear to be as significant as I had expected.  Yes, it would be nice to have more details of each project, but at least this is a start.  I will post more details as I find it.  I encourage you to share the link to this article and to post what you have learned about Pathways in the comments below.

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