Thursday, September 18, 2008

Removing Grafitti

I think this is superb - Banksy has created art that is some of the best around.
From Flickr

Friday, September 12, 2008

Email becomes a dangerous distraction

The Sydney Morning Herald ran a story on the effects of email on a persons productivity and had this to say.

"In a study last year, Dr Thomas Jackson of Loughborough University, England, found that it takes an average of 64 seconds to recover your train of thought after interruption by email ( So people who check their email every five minutes waste 81/2hours a week figuring out what they were doing moments before."

There is more to life than email - but I do wonder about all those Twitter and IM interuptions. :)
The related study, at least I think it's the one, is here

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

iNotes in Domino 8.5

I really like the idea of being able to work without relying on email.

To a large extent I rely on sametime and my mobile phone (a really dodgy old nokia - kudos points only for the antique value).

However for those times when you do need to access email - I thought this looked kind of cool.

Domino 8.5 beta 2

Interestingly I composed an email using Chrome and could see th received email in Lite and Ultralite mode - but not in Full mode. Then again it was in a win2003 vmware

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 on my Thinkpad T60p (Part 6)

I already had Notes 8.5 beta 1 installed on Ubuntu 8.04 and wanted to upgrade to beta 2. As this is at beta stage there is apparently no upgrade from beta 1 to beta 2 so the first thing I did was backup my Notes data directory which was in /home/myname/lotus/notes/data.

Secondly I used Synaptic to remove “ibm-lotus-notes”.

Once this was successfully completed I closed Synaptic, opened a terminal window, and ran the following commands in this particular order...

sudo dpkg -i ibm_lotus_notes-8.5.i586.deb
sudo dpkg -i ibm_lotus_activities-8.5.i586.deb
sudo dpkg -i ibm_lotus_cae-8.5.i586.deb
sudo dpkg -i ibm_lotus_sametime-8.5.i586.deb
sudo dpkg -i ibm_lotus_symphony-8.5.i586.deb

I was then able to start Notes from the Applications menu - There was a license agreement to accept – otherwise straight in.

It is fast – really fast.

Thanks to Ray for the pointers.