However, after I loaded up Notes 8.0.1 the tab fonts were a bit large even for my taste:
All I could think of was Tiny Elvis: Damn, look at those fonts. Those things are HUGE! (That's right, E! Score another one for the Tiny E!)
Luckily, someone else (one Janko Stefancic) already had the problem and posted the fix on the LDD forums -- adjust your Windows Messagebox font. No telling how much time that saved me. The Messagebox font setting is one of the "Advanced" options in the Appearance tab of the Windows Display Properties:
A font size of 10 worked okay for me, although 9 is probably better on a "normal" machine.
On a related note, here's a screenshot of the ILUG 2008 event page on Facebook (available to those of you who haven't dropped off of Facebook yet). I thought the sponsored ad choice on the left was rather interesting -- not sure what keywords caused that one to pop up.
However, as a purging exercise, here are the Lotusphere 2008 pictures I was able to salvage from my iPhone. It's a miserable collection.
|The day I left, it was snowing in Atlanta. All the entries in red up on the Delta Departures board in the picture are cancelled flights. Luckily, all of the Orlando flights were on time and leaving regularly.|
|Hmm, maybe "on time" was a little misleading. The planes actually pushed back from the gate on time, and then waited 2 hours to get de-iced. Notice the conspicuous lack of snow on the ground (4 hours after it started snowing). This counts as a snowstorm in Atlanta.|
|Finally in the air, flying to Orlando. We left the gate at 2:30 (on time!) and took off at 5:00 (yawn).|
|The saddest sight in all of Lotusphere: a coffee service table with NO COFFEE. This picture was taken at 8:11 AM. Unfortunately, the absence of coffee was not because they were about to put coffee out, it's because they just put it away. At 8:00 AM, when the early morning BOF's finished up. No coffee service until AFTER the 8:30 sessions are over, just an empty table to remind you of what you're missing. My yearly bad coffee karma continues.|
|"Eeek! Mommy, who is that scary man with the scary beard-thing?"
"Don't worry dear, it's probably someone who works at Tower of Terror. We'll walk on the other sidewalk over there."
|Here's the room for me and Rob's charting and graphing session, about 10 minutes before we began. The room filled up by the time we started talking. It was somewhere between 650 and 700 seats.|
|At night, no one can hear you scream. Especially at 4:00 AM after you've been slugging back drinks in the Dolphin rotunda.|
|And, here's the flight home. Is that a nuclear power plant we're flying past? What the hell?|
See, I told you it's a crappy set of pictures. And those are the ones I didn't delete.
Jesper Kiaer and Dietrich Willing were having some problems getting the Java Chart examples in the ChartTest database working. They were both having locale issues. I fixed the problems in the database and reposted it (so you'll need to re-download if you got it before around noon today), but here's what was going on:
So again, please re-download the database if you were an early adopter and you downloaded yesterday, so you have the latest code. Until the next bug fix, of course...
N.B. Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn is the "word" that Sam Ruby suggests using to test for character set issues.
There, now that that's out of the way... The sample database that Captain Rob McDonagh and I used for our Lotusphere session BP210: Reports, Charts, and Graphs in IBM Lotus Notes is finally available for download:
We tried very hard to put some good information in there about how everything works, so please read the help docs and look at the code (with comments!) before you ask questions. This database should work on Notes 7 and Notes 8, and possibly on 5 and 6 but we didn't test those versions explicitly.
And, as always, I was amazed at how long it took to clean everything up for public consumption (and I'm sure there was more cleaning that could have been done). There's a big difference between getting something ready for demo (Works on My Machine!) and getting it ready for other people to use it. Hours and hours of difference.
It's also possible that additional hours will be spent writing a few entries in the coming weeks about how some of this stuff works. We'll see.