Domino and the future

I know what you’re thinking, not another blog article about Domino’s future. Well no. This is about Domino dealing with future dates and what happens if there’s a blip with your OS’s date Friday, we had the unfortunate situation of one of our servers briefly believing it was operating in 2020. For the fraction of…

Record Store Day

I wrote a blog article on my music blog about my first visit to a record shop on ‘Record Store Day‘

Unable to reliably deploy XPages using XSCD

We’re late to the XPages game and it’s only in the last few weeks I’ve felt confident enough to push XPages into our system’s templates. I only allow new Domino tech to be deployed when I’m confident that the technology works because we run on a very constrained 32-bit Solaris Domino install. I was ready…

Dojo Date Picker – setting the date format

We’ve just implemented a Dojo Date picker to replace an old calendar tool we were using. In testing, the date picker correctly defaulted to the European date format of dd/mm/yyyy. However, all this testing was on PCs. Testing the same code on my Mac in Safari, the date format has switched to US format. My…

Agents ignoring Readers Fields in 8.5.3

We’ve just upgraded a server to 8.5.3. We have an agent that runs as a ‘web user’ but has ‘full admin rights’. The agent basically reads a view with documents that have readers fields and assembles them for display to the user. The agent needs to grab info from a protected database so has ‘full…

XPages Single Copy Design

I’m posting this on behalf of my colleague David Harding (@dharding) who’s been investigating XPages Single Copy Design. I think it’s best I leave it to Dave to explain: We are looking to roll out XPages Single Copy Design to several thousand databases.  So far, we have not been able to find a recommended practice…

DAOS – Does LZ1 compression apply to web uploads?

We’re in the process of planning our move to DAOS and we’re confused about whether or not to use LZ1 compression. I’m wondering if anyone can help clarify how compression works for web content. In our environment, we have no Notes clients, everything is web-based. All the recommendations I’ve read say that we should switch…

Problems with Google Search Appliance and Domino’s compressed HTTP output

If you use Domino’s HTTP GZIP compression, you may have issues with your Google Search Appliance reporting: Malformed HTTP header: empty content It appears that the Google box will tell Domino that it accepts compressed content in the HTTP headers even though it is unable to process the content. Luckily I found an easy solution…

$Dir on Solaris

If you are one of the few Solaris users and use the ‘Dir$’ function to read directories in your administrative routines to process databases in a directory. Be aware that it doesn’t work for databases over 2GBs in size. They’re omitted from list. We PMRed it. But it’s already been closed. Apparently it’s a code…