By 5:00 this afternoon, it already had over 20 "promotes". I don't know why, but that just makes me feel happy.
Being the sort of guy who likes to know what I'm in for, I always take care to read the warnings and potential side effects of the medicines that I'm given. These two sound like they'll be fun. Here's a few choice side effects/cautions:
If you experience confusion or hallucinations, CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY. Now, if I'm confused, I probably won't have the mental acuity to remember to call my doctor, and if I'm hallucinating I may not even be able to find the phone. But, good knowledge to pass along to family and friends.
CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience a decrease or increase in urine output. This will be a tough one because I didn't think to measure my urine output before I started taking the medication. If I had charted it out for a week or so I'd feel better about it because apparently any change whatsoever in urine output will be cause for alarm. I'll play it by ear.
SIDE EFFECTS include diarrhea, etc... That one always seems like a risk, doesn't it? Luckily, my other medication listed constipation as a possible side effect, so I hope they'll cancel each other out (rather than, say, having alternating effects).
So, will the cure be worse than the disease? If so, I probably won't be able to tell you because I'll be stuck in the bathroom, confused and hallucinating.
Now we all know what Ben's been doing since he went freelance earlier this year. Saving the world.
This time of year (from late October until January) is always a blur. Here in the USA, we start with the trifecta of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanza/whatever, with New Year's Eve as a drunken topping to finish it off. For me, there's the added business of two family birthdays, the View Developer Conference in Barcelona, and two Lotusphere 2008 sessions that are due very soon. Plus all the family visits and visiting.
More news later. Heading off to eat now...
Composite Application Component Library
This database contains 22 ready-to-use utility components to build composite applications in Lotus Notes 8. It contains an Eclipse Update Site to house the Eclipse-based components. The database itself hosts the design elements for the Notes-based components. And a view has been added to contain the documentation on how to use each component.
There will be a series of "recipes" posted to show some examples of how some of these components can be used to create personal productivity applications by any Notes user. But their use is not limited to that. They can be used in all sorts of composite applications from prototype to production.
If you need more introduction, don't forget Mark Jourdain's Composite App Tutorial as well.
Improved Recompile All LotusScript performance in 7.0.3
According to this, using "Recompile all LotusScript" on forms with alias names can cause poor performance when opening documents if you have a version of Domino Designer less than 7.0.3. There's no indication on whether this is a bug specific to a particular version or to all versions prior to 7.0.3, although the technote sidebar mentions something about versions 6.5.6 and 7.0.2. I used the "provide comments to improve this page" option to ask that question over a week ago, but the technote hasn't changed.
Notes 8 Preferences settings storage
Ever wonder where all the values in the Notes 8 Preferences dialog are stored? The answer is: all over the place. This technote tells you where everything is.
Query String Limitations on Domino
This says two things:
I'm not quite sure what makes up a URL "argument". The example they give is:
And they seem to indicate that UNID1, UNID2, and UNID3 are all "arguments". What I don't really get it why the heck it would matter how long each of those UNID "arguments" are. Maybe Domino is doing some pre-parsing or something. I don't know.
In any case, this could be important if you're sending a bunch of information back to the server (maybe in an AJAX call) using GET with a long query string instead of POST. Be aware.