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I'm a technologist, mobile specialist, experienced software developer, author, public speaker & an SAP employee. My thoughts, ideas, rants, comments & most of the code you'll find here are my own. Feel free to use any of this, but be sure to identify the source.
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- Category: BlackBerry
- Category: IBM Lotus Domino
I presented at a Domino Developer's conference in Boston a few weeks ago and provided a sample application that I used in my session. Unfortunately I forgot that in Notes 8 (might have started in Notes 7, I don't remember) local encryption is turned on by default. I got an email from a participant last week telling me he couldn't access the database so I had to create a new copy without local encryption and send it to him and to the conference. How silly.
I had to contact the conference people and get them a copy. If you attended the session and have the encrypted database on the conference CD, just contact the conference people or me (using the email address in the presentation) and you'll get a new copy.
- Category: BlackBerry
Broke the screen on my BlackBerry Bold 9000 Smartphone yesterday. While switching to an 8830 I had in a drawer, I encountered a 507 error while switching from one device to another. After much trial and error, I discovered that I had to pull the battery, connect the device to the BlackBerry Desktop Manager and reload the device software. the problem was that it would get so far and give me a 507 error again. What I ultimately had to do is start the process again and put the battery in right when it finishes the software load and resets the device.
You can't have a battery in to reload from scratch, but you do have to have a battery in to restart after the load. It would have been nice if Desktop Manager had warned me. That would have saved me about 30 minutes of trial and error.