Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
No other tool is so painful to use, so horrific an experience that the mere thought of using it compels you to step away from your computer and ... talk to somebody. Actually engage another person in direct, interactive communication. In person or by phone it matters not. More than any other product available today, Notes stops us typing and gets us talking. It is truely the collboration tool that engages people in high bandwidth communications.
IBM is to be saluted for swimming so boldly against the electronic communicaions tide. So retro in concept, so elegant in simplicity, so much more effective than the product.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I "use" notes all the time and I have very little to complain about. Of course, that's because it crashes so many times a day that I never get to do much with it.
Yes, MacBook Pro, I would like to Force Quit Lotus Notes yet again. No, it's not responding again. Yes, this is the 3rd time today. No, it doesn't seem I'll receive any relief anytime soon.
I wont have much trouble not using notes on Notes Haters Day, I can't use it any day really.
Someone please free me from IBM's death grip. All I want to do is read my email.
For now though, we are imaging at the very least everyone refusing to use Lotus Notes for the entire day. This could mean taking the day off and setting a filter to delete all email that is incoming for the day. Or (for the chickens amongst you) you could set an auto responder (out of office thingy) that suggests you are "not answering Lotus Notes email today as it is International Notes Hater day".
Other things you could do are go wild with expenses (massages, grog, gambling) and send a greeting card with the expense claim folded inside. Perhaps also an inscription - "you stiff me with Notes, I'll stiff you with expenses" for the greeting card.
At the very least, make sure you greet him/her with "Get rid of Notes you A**hole" when you get the chance. If you're chicken, do it with a smaller posse of disgruntled go-workers:
If the boss takes the day off in anticipation, then feel free to do it all on the next day he/she is in the office.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Read about it here.
An excerpt from the entry in question ....
Google's recently acquired Postini, a leading communications security and compliance company, and added policy management and message recovery to Google Apps. This allows a firm to establish rules to automatically handle messages by sender, recipient, attachments or the contents of the message.
For example, e-mail messages with specific words can be blocked from reaching external addresses and custom filtering rules can be added to complement the spam and virus protection already present. Also, a firm can search for messages across its entire domain and recover deleted e-mail on a 90-day, rolling basis.
Ed Brill (a fellow paid by IBM to puff Notes) has a blog which has an entry (comment 14) that led me to this. So many crazy people out there!
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
A lesser know AI feature of Goats is the random lock of the window, and request for reentry of password. Many might confuse this with a bug, as it can happen while a person is actually typing something. It is, to be sure, a different paradigm to the established practice of locking the screen when user has not been typing for some time. The Goats way though is best practice. It is obvious really, as a beast utterly impervious to attackers, it is constantly vigilant to stray neutrinos and their ability to see what is being typed. Only the seemingly random window lock (and password dialog above) is what thwarts these little suckers.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Goats is old school, not doubt about it. From it's pale blue color scheme to it's over engineered user preferences that don't offer much preference, it's stuck in the early nineties. But why is Netscape Navigator a browser option as of version 7.0.2? Didn't Netscape die ages ago? I know, I know, technically Netscape's browser development only folded up a few months ago. My guess is the Goats engineers at IBM forgot about this lonely preference pane, since there are a hundred other meaningless windows.