Blogging from Chile

Already blogged
Older posts

OnLine Contact


Worthy reading Locations of visitors to this page
Weather in Santiago, Chile
Just another blog in the web

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

A new kid on the block

Via Ed Brill (again) Domino/Notes 7 has been released.

I think that this is one of the hottest releases since R4.6. We are preparing a sort of migration pack for all our customers.

Here we go...


Friday, August 26, 2005

Workplace Designer is here

Via Ed Brill.

IBM Workplace Designer 2.5 has been released. Some weeks ago I took a look at the tool and it seems that it will speed the way the Domino developers makes the transition from the smooth, soft, nice, limited but known Domino Designer to the hard, rigid, confusing J2EE world.

As I mentioned before, one of the issues is the "weight" of the tool. I still have Domino, and Designer installed in an old Pentium III with 128MB Ram at home and it works as good as in my Thinkpad R40 Pentium M with 1.2 GB of Ram. Do you need to change your machine? No problem! Just backup your data directory, take care of your notes.ini and voila!. Things become hard to maintain with Workplace.

At least, one of the things that I found in the news is that there's plans to include AJAX support in the next releases of Workplace Designer.

Anyways and after all the cry out for the complexity added to the concept of developing applications in the easy Domino style, but integrated into Workplace, I think that the evolution is good, and we should be prepared to live the future. Right here.


Tuesday, August 23, 2005


I always try to be very moderated when reacting to the news that fly over the internet.

Working in an IBM software world I've learnt a lot about the great features that each product has and presenting charts with incredible numbers on sales and growth forecasts.

Articles like this one makes me think. How can the same research company can have such differents results? I know that may be I'm being innocent and I'm not considering that sometimes those companies are hired to conduct a research on the company performance or directly comparing with the competition.

Anyways, the article is interesting if I would selling Microsoft, but as I am not, I'm worry. I hope Ed could give us some light.


Monday, August 22, 2005

Bye Bye Bob

Robert Moog, the father of one of the most famous synthesizer died on sunday at age of 71.

Bob Moog machines were used in a great variety of music styles, being used by bands like Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, and lot of famous bands.

The first machine he created and considered the first synthesizer were really big but they were getting more little versions including the mini-Moog, that was very popular since it was very portable.

Take this as a memorial Bob. Thanks for the sound.


Friday, August 19, 2005

Learning Spanish

There's always something to learn or to try, many times you need to say some phrase in Spanish, but you don't know how to say it, don't worry, your problems are finished, if your are a gringo and you don't know how to speak Spanish, the Smart Gringo will be helpful in your learning.
For instance, we took some common phrases, just try them and you're gonna see the difference and how easy is to speak Spanish.

Instructions: Every sentence has three parts. The first one is the phonetical, the second is the spanish written phrase, and the third is the english translation. Enjoy.

  • Boy as n r = Voy a cenar = I'm gonna have dinner
  • N L C John = en el sillon = on the rockingchair
  • Be a hope and son = viejo panzon = fat old man
  • Who and see to seek ago = Juancito se cago=Little John shit on himself
  • S toy tree stone = estoy triston = I'm kind of sad
  • Lost trap eat toss = los trapitos = the little rags
  • Desk can saw = descanso = (you) rest
  • As say toon as = aceitunas = olives
  • The head the star mall less stan dough = deje de estar molestando = stop bugging me
  • See eye = si hay = yes there is
  • T n s free o ? = tienes frio? = are you cold?
  • T N S L P P B N T S O = Tienes el pipi bien tieso=your willie has gotten really hard
  • Tell o boy ah claw bar = Te lo voy a clavar = I'm going to nail you


Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Probably at this time you have just visited Volker's and Ben's weblogs to notice that there's an amazing piece of work that will ease the java development in Domino. Domiclipse becomes a nice approach on how to do java development within Lotus Domino.

For some of us that mix LotusScript development and Java development, always thought that LotusScript had some advantages since the editor is more friendly than the java editor. Now we have the option to spend our java development time using Eclipse for all that stuff that until now involved the cranky java IDE of Domino Designer.

Good for all of us and kudos to the people behind the project.

One of my favorites quotes from the site when they talk about the functionalities:

"Much, much more...Seriously... We're programmers, not a marketing executives!"


Friday, August 12, 2005

Running Mac over Intel. The future is around the corner

I was talking with one of our Business Partners the other day and encouraging them to use VMWare Workstation in order to virtualize their Intel boxes. I bought a copy of it and is amazing how you can have more than one machine running into your single hardware.
With this approach is that you can have i.e. Domino7 running in a Linux server, and have a W2K server with DB2 while you run WinXP in the host Operating System doing all the integration by using Domino Designer.

With the annoucement that Mac dropped Power5 and chooses Intel as the processor for the next releases, the idea of running MaxOSX in a Intel machine is every day more and more strong and it will open the access to a big amount of great software that we the Intelers wanted to use since ages. Then thinking that VMWare will support Mac OSX is not an excentric wish. In the mean time there's some guys that are doing some "efforts" to make it real.

By now I'm waiting for the annoucement from the guys at VMWare. That will give us the chance to have the best of two worlds.