Showing posts from September, 2007

How to Get some Visitor Reporting from your Domino Web Server

This isn't intended to be the greatest method, but provides a quick method for setting up a means of reporting web site hits.

1. Copy the Domino Web Server Log Template so that you don't overwrite the original.

2. Create a new view (or better still copy/paste and rename the All Requests View).

3. Change the Selection Criteria to something like this...

REM {Normalize the adress: remove leading 'www.' and trailing ':'};

_server := @LowerCase(ServerAddress);

_hasPrefix := @If(@Left(_server; 4) = "www."; @True; @False);
_hasPort := @If(@Contains(_server; ":"); @True; @False);

_address := @If(_hasPrefix; @RightBack(_server; 4); _server);
_address := @If(_hasPort; @LeftBack(_address; ":"); _address);

SELECT _address = ""

4. Leave the first column (Hits) as a Totals Column hiding detail rows.

5. The second column should be uncategorized ascending and hidden with a formula of @Year(@Created)

6. The third column should be unca…

How to Obtain and Install some decent free Games for the Blackberry

These notes come from some instructions I made for people today. I figured that they were worth sharing...

Blackberry applications, including games are generally loaded using either;
The Blackberry Browser (over the air)The Blackberry Desktop Manager
The method you use will depend upon the particular game/application in question as some vendors use one method only. The "over the air" method is easiest.

Ka-Glom, Medieval Chess, Circle Poppers, BlackJack, Spider Solitaire and Suduku
Note: Not all of these games will be available as Blackberry rotate them on their site.
You will also find some older games listed under Classic Games (Spider Solitaire is especially good).

On your blackberry device, go to: down to Fun and Games and click on Super GamesClick on Free GamesAt the Terms and Conditions, click I acceptFind the Game you're interested in and Click on the arrow next to DownloadAt the next screen, click on DownloadYou'll get a bar gr…

Using Domino as a Normal Web Server

One of our recent projects involves the publication of an online annual report. As with most of these corporate things, the marketing people approach non-domino, non-windows designers and ask for what they want completely oblivious to the technical ramifications of what they have just requested. This isn't to say that we have bad marketing people, in fact ours are rather good. It's just that this is normal marketing behaviour and is typical of all of the organisations I've worked in.

So, we were suddenly faced with a very short deadline and a whole heap of html, css and other web files.

We could probably have put all of these files into a domino database and changed a lot of code, but the keyword here was "deadline".

The answer: Simply dump all of the files into the html directory on the domino server...


This path is correct... for our server at least. The word Domino does appear twice.

We also have a D:\Lotus\Domino\html folder on …

Remote Access and APEC

Due to the Apec conference taking place in Sydney a couple of weeks ago, management suddenly felt the urge to move all of our employees of the site and have them use remote access.

As this was done at very short notice, a couple of days at the most, we were concerned that most of our users would find the task impossible. Most of them had never used our remote access facilities before. Luckily we were wrong, with only one morning of constant calls.

We tried a number of different methods with the aim of fully proving our remote access DRP.

These methods included;
Complete Web based access (Web mail and notes databases via the Web)Lotus Notes clients via the InternetLotus Notes clients on a memory sticks (Nomad)Files (from our File Servers) on the memory stick or CD-ROMDrive mapping to the domain using a VPNVPN followed by remote DesktopOffsite server access for Lotus Notes DominoReplication of files from our file servers to an offsite server and access via Web based VPN using a remote de…

Benchmarks and Speed tips for preparing Lotus Notes Nomad USB Sticks

Last week, with the APEC conference looming in Sydney, I was suddenly called upon to provide a number of Nomad sticks to staff members.

Now, I haven't used Nomad beyond my initial testing when Notes 7.0.2 came out because I'm simply not traveling much these days and my home setup is too good to need it.

I dug out my old instructions and started installing using my work computer, which admittedly is an older model (2GHz P4) and I started the installation routines and it said that time to complete was 260 minutes.

I assumed that these were "microsoft minutes" (ie: ones unrelated to reality) but when, after a lunch break ,the install was still going - I decided to cancel.

I then tried installing to a directory on my PC. There were some good instructions from IBM and the procedure took under 5 minutes. Then I tried copying the installed files to the memory stick using Windows copy, but it was going to take 181 minutes.

I tried to cheat by ZIPPing the files (3 minutes), co…