Saturday, December 12, 2009

787 Dreamliner First Flight

The Boeing Company has announce that at 10 a.m. on December 15 is planned the first flight of the new aircraft 787 Dreamliner. The first flight will occur from Paine Field in Everett, WA and it's on the phase of final approve by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

Check www.boeing.com for update and follow the event on www.newairplane.com.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Content Technologies Subway Map (2010)

Again, as reported in 2008 and 2009, CMS Watch well describe how the CMS solutions are connected together in relation of the functionalities they expose. Here an extract from full CMS Watch article:

To help you navigate the content technologies vendor landscape, we've created this handy map. To be sure, not all vendor stations are listed, but this should give you a sense for the major players.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dominopoint Day 2009: teasing trailer


As Giuseppe Grasso has reported here we really had a lot of fun at Dominopoint Day last 13th of November!!! The agency who has covered the marketing side of the event really did a great job. Watch the teasing trailer to catch the spirit of the day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dominopoint Day 2009: photos!



This is my photostream on Flickr from the last Italian Lotus Users Group, the DominoPoint Day 3 event.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Dominopoint Day 3: my presentation on slideshare

Check out this SlideShare Presentation. It's from Dominopoint Day 3 on November 13th 2009 in Milan.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dominopoint Day 2009: your wait is over


Tomorrow we are going live with the 3rd Italian Lotus Users Group events (aka Dominopoint.it). Right now we have 562 registration, +7% than the previous edition!

Follow my session from 4:50pm to 5:45 pm: "SuperenaLOTUS: 6 numeri vincenti di Lotus Domino 8.5" ... maybe you can win! ;-)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

First time in karategi together!



On Monday it has been the first time for me and my little son Francesco to wear together the karate uniform 'karategi'.

For almost 30 years I have spent my free time on the tatami, first as a young schoolboy, then as athlete in kumite and finally as a karate instructor. That's why 'last monday' was a big deal for me. And for Francesco as well: he really couldn't wait to wear the uniform.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

After 1 week using Google Wave

Like others in the blogosphere, I chose not to see the video on Google Wave or read other impressions about this. Just to be virgin.

I'm really amazed about Google Wave, it's really a powerful and brand new communication tool and in the future it could change the way we collaborate (Lotus be aware!) event if right now it's clear it's experimental.

I mean, I have several problems just using 1 wave with 2 people (me included):


About usability it's not the best since we have tons of unused space and using a wave in a small monitor like mine it's frustrating:


So the final comment is: Google go ahead we are looking forward to see at least the beta release.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lotus knows superenaLOTUS makes you win!



In about one week we will be live! It's time for the 3rd Italian Lotus Users Group events (aka Dominopoint.it). So it's time to a little preview about my session (in italian):

Lotus knows superenaLOTUS makes you win!
You have to attend my session to discover the details ...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

After a dive-week in Sharm El Sheikh

Sunday I came back from Sharm El Sheikh where I have spent a wonderful holiday and I have met new friends. Despite the fligth back was not so confortable (the final destination was cancelled and we have landed in Malpensa airport) I still have great feeling of the week.

I have visited two new dive site's in Sharm: Pinky Wall and The Temple. Pinky Wall is a dive site's full of pink alcyonarian corals, sometimes the drift can direct you in the opposite direction where another famouse Sharm's site is available (Amphoras). The Temple is in the bay between Ras Umm Sid and Ras Katy and I had dive there twice: one during the day and the other during the night. The day was great because we had a long dive (66 mins and 80 bars left on the tank!) thanks to the depth that is between 6 and 18 meters. The night was a surprise: full of lion fish which was attracted by our lamps, we also seen a lazy crocodilefish on the bottom. The Temple have offered us the possibility to see a big moray around 2 meters long.

Hope to come back soon, bye bye Sharm!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lotusphere 2010 registration, something is happening?

This morning opening the Lotusphere home page, I notice this:

Mmm, it's seems like something is happening ... maybe they are finally moving the landing page of Lotusphere from 2009 to 2010? Maybe they are opening the registration?

As reported by Lotusphere Blog, in the last of years Lotus have anticipated the registration date. For 2010 maybe today is the registration opening date?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Windows single sign-on for web clients

During the last Lotusphere 2009 in Orlando, I blogged about Web SSO in a Windows Environment. As I wrote in January in the slides IBMers had talk about "future release":

Hope they will release this soon, in the slides they use the term "future release". Domino 8.5.x? Domino 9? Who knows ... will see.
Now what? Future release means 8.5.1!

Friday, August 14, 2009

DominoPoint Day 2009

When: October 30, 2009

Where: Milan, Italy

What: Third edition of the Italian Lotus community. The event will address technical issues related to the Domino world and has been made in full autonomy by the community Dominopoint.it. The meeting will take place in the very open spirit: participation is open to all, Free!

Call for papers and call for sponsor are open, see DominoPoint.it for more information.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Osteria da Adamo - Senigallia Italy

During my last trip in Senigallia, I tried Osteria da Adamo a nice restaurant on the Senigallia's hills.

You definitely have to try:

  • potato chips (home made)
  • the starter "tagliere da adamo". Ham, salame, coppa , cheese and home made piadina. (2 starters in a party of 5 are more than enough)
  • Angus meat (45 €/Kg), cooked on embers
  • coffee sorbet
They have acceptable prices: about 30 € each, included wine (a prosecco bottle around 12 €).

Osteria da Adamo
via delle Grazie, 7 Senigallia (AN) Italy

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My 5th anniversary using Gmail


Today I celebrate my 5th year using Gmail. I'm just away less than 3 months from first of April 2004 the public launch date (from Wikipedia). I'm wondering if someone used Gmail before that date outside of Google employees. Could it really be that before it went public, Gmail was available only as a payment option to non Googlers?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Zagat, worldwide resource for restaurants


Zagat.com is one of the best Internet resource for restaurants all around the world. The American company define it self as the web's most trusted guide to restaurant reviews and I strongly agree since I used a lot Zagat for my last trip in Orlando last April.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

iPhone OS update


Uhmmm ... 230 MB for a OS phone?! No bad, no bad ...

Thursday, March 19, 2009

WSJ: IBM is reportedly in talks to buy Sun Microsystems

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that IBM could acquire Sun as early as this week:

International Business Machines Corp. is in talks to buy Sun Microsystems Inc., people familiar with the matter said, a combination that would bolster IBM's heft on the Internet, in software and in finance and telecommunications markets.
Does it make sense? Just 1 main reason (take a look at this CNET news): open source software could complete Lotus (OpenOffice to start with) and DB2 (MySQL) product offering;

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Content Technologies Subway Map (2009)

As I reported last year, CMS Watch well describe how the CMS solutions are connected together in relation of the functionalities they expose. Here an extract from full CMS Watch article:

To help you navigate the content technologies vendor landscape, we've created this handy map. To be sure, not all vendor stations are listed, but this should give you a sense for the major players.
IBM, Microsoft and the other big vendors are placed in downtown, in the opensource offering Plone is one of the best connected CMS.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Zimbra more popular than Gmail? But Lotus ...

Some days ago Zimbra announced that has crossed the 40 million user mark. In some reports recently appeared on the web (see venturebeat.com and mediapost.com) is reported that Google has 11 million users, far away from Zimbra. A note also appeared on Google Press Center at the beginning of 2009.

How about Lotus Notes? Well I quickly searched over IBM Press room and I found this press note:

IBM Lotus Notes and Domino has grown to 140 million licensed users worldwide, has increased its user base across small- and medium-sized businesses, and is used by more than half of the largest 100 corporations in the world, and 80 percent of the top 10 global companies in banking, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, consumer products, electronics, insurance and pharmaceuticals.
Far away from Zimbra and Gmail.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Communication Day 2009 (in italian)

Il 9 marzo torna a Ferrara il Communication Day.
Numerose le novità per l’edizione 2009

L’Agenzia di comunicazione Inside btb, con la fondamentale collaborazione delle Istituzioni Pubbliche locali, delle Associazioni di categoria TP (Associazione Italiana Pubblicitari Professionisti), Unicom (Unione Imprese di Comunicazione), Unindustria e Gruppo Giovani Imprenditori di Ferrara, Fondazione Carife e Carife, e con il supporto di numerosi sponsor locali, organizza lunedì 9 marzo prossimo il Communication Day, l’evento ferrarese dedicato alla comunicazione e alla pubblicità. La location dell’intera manifestazione sarà il Multisala UCI Cinemas all’interno del Centro Commerciale Darsena City di Ferrara. Giunto alla sua sesta edizione, l’evento si rinnova nei contenuti, rivolgendosi anche al mondo della scuola, ma anche nel format di presentazione, che diventa più dinamico e d’impatto.

L’evento è articolato in 3 momenti diversi:

ore 10.30 – Convegno sulla comunicazione & il marketing per gli studenti delle scuole superiori , dal titolo “Comunicare un’azienda, un prodotto, una notizia: perché, come, quando...?”.
Un incontro mattutino interamente dedicato ai giovani studenti della provincia di Ferrara, un’occasione preziosa per ascoltare esperti del settore su temi che rivestono un ruolo sempre più centrale in ogni tipo di attività che deve rivolgersi all’esterno per farsi conoscere. Perchè comunicare? Come comunicare per essere efficaci ed aumentare la propria notorietà e le vendite? Come farsi ricordare dal proprio pubblico di riferimento? Come essere competitivi? Queste sono alcune delle domande a cui il convegno intende rispondere.
Al termine del convegno si terrà la premiazione del Concorso Creativo abbinato all’evento, una delle novità di quest’anno, destinato ai ragazzi degli ultimi anni delle scuole superiori della provincia di Ferrara, a cui è stato richiesto di elaborare materiali pubblicitari come spot, manifesti, e depliant su un tema a scelta fra: il fenomeno del bullismo; il rapporto fra imprese e politiche ambientali per uno sviluppo eco-sostenibile, con l’obiettivo di realizzare una campagna pubblicitaria a sfondo sociale.

ore 19.30 – Convegno sulla comunicazione d’impresa
E’, invece, dedicato agli imprenditori il secondo appuntamento della giornata, con il convegno dal titolo “La comunicazione d’impresa, strumento strategico per affrontare la crisi”, durante il quale importanti rappresentanti del mondo imprenditoriale e della comunicazione creativa ed istituzionale si confronteranno su un tema quanto mai attuale. La crisi economica sta investendo tutti i settori dell’economia mondiale, ma i momenti di difficoltà possono trasformarsi in opportunità per le aziende, se esse sono in grado di mettere in atto nuove strategie per vincere la sfida della competitività. Con l’aiuto dei nostri ospiti vedremo come la comunicazione d’impresa si riveli uno degli strumenti strategici più incisivi. Interverranno al convegno:
Aldo Modonesi, Assessore al Commercio e alle Attività Produttive del Comune di Ferrara
Eva Pancaldi, Vicepresidente Gruppo Giovani Imprenditori della Provincia di Ferrara
Biagio Vanacore, Presidente TP
Marco Cremona, Executive Creative Director dell’agenzia di pubblicità McCann-Erickson
Lorenzo Strona, Presidente Unicom
Platinette, noto personaggio tv e speaker radiofonico
Luca Targa, Ceo dell’agenzia Inside btb

ore 21,30 – Leoni di Cannes
Il Communication Day termina con la proiezione dei Roaring Spot, l’appuntamento fisso per tutti gli appassionati di creatività. A partire dalle 21.30 verranno proiettati gli spot pubblicitari vincitori della 55ª Edizione del Festival Internazionale di Cannes - il più importante riconoscimento assegnato ogni anno alle migliori campagne del mondo - commentati dal creativo Marco Cremona e da Platinette.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Incontro “Rapporto tra Banca ed Impresa. Fiducia: parola chiave per la ripresa” (this time in italian)

Il Gruppo Giovani Imprenditori di Unindustria Ferrara è lieto di invitarVi all’incontro “Rapporto tra Banca ed Impresa. Fiducia: parola chiave per la ripresa” che si terrà

giovedì 19 febbraio p.v. alle ore 15.00
presso le sale convegni di Unindustria Ferrara
Via Montebello 33 - Ferrara.

Il convegno si svolgerà in forma di tavola rotonda ed avrà la gradita partecipazione dei referenti di alcuni dei principali Istituti di credito della provincia di Ferrara:

Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara
Dr. Filippo Peruzzi - Responsabile ufficio crediti speciali
Dr. Luca Langianni - Responsabile ufficio retail

Cassa di Risparmio di Cento
Dr. Ivan Damiano - Direttore

Unicredit Group
Dr. Bruno Boccati - Responsabile corporate filiali di Ferrara e Cento
Dr. Daniele Di Anselmo - Codirettore regionale Unicredit Corporate Banking

Moderatore
Avv. Sebastiano Rizzioli - Ricercatore presso la facoltà di giurisprudenza di Ferrara

Lo scopo di questo evento è di favorire un confronto diretto tra gli attori del sistema economico ferrarese e di capire insieme come superare questo particolare momento di crisi.

Al termine dell’incontro e’ pervisto un piacevole aperitivo di saluto.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Day 3 at Lotusphere: some pictures on Flickr

Exactly a week later the 3rd day at Lotusphere 2009, follow some pictures from the Wednesday party at Universal Studios Florida. Really a freezing weather ...

My "Day 3" photo stream on Flickr

Friday, January 23, 2009

Lotusphere, now is really over


Just a couple of minutes and than I will be board to FRA. It was an amazing Lotusphere, and the last surprise was here at the Orlando International Airport: free Internet WI-FI. Well in Italy is not really the same, in the majority of the airports you have to pay to connect.

Now they start boarding ... Buzz, Fraci I'm coming!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Windows single sign-on for web clients

Yesterday during the session ID101 "New Single Sign-on Improvements for your IBM Lotus Notes and Domino Windows Environments", we had a big news for Domino: IBM are working on the Windows single sign-on for web clients. Based on spnego, it will work only between Windows system (client and server).

Hope they will release this soon, in the slides they use the term "future release". Domino 8.5.x? Domino 9? Who knows ... will see.

@If ( "You complete the conference eval form"; "You will receive this"; "It's a pityy"); @All

This year we have a black T-shirt with a big yellow, "Resonance" logo on the back.

You can complete the Lotusphere 2009 evaluation form online. It's here:

Than proceed to Australia 3 and get your black T-Shirt!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

iNotes Ulite (not only) for iPhone: screenshots

After my recent post on Lotus Notes Traveler for iPhone, let's take a look at the news on the iNotes Ulite. This screenshots are not addressed in the current 8.5 release BUT they will be available soon!

It will be possible to search on directories

"To" field is auto completed!

Multiple selections and then, mark all the docs you select as read/unread ...

And now, with current 8.5, we have support for Firefox 2 and 3, as well as on Windows. In the future releases Nokia S60 and Google Android!

Lotus Notes Traveler support for iPhone: screenshots

Really a lot of people on the Planet, tell about big news on iPhone support. Now let's take a look at the pics.

Mail:
Calendar:

Address book:

My "Day 2" photo stream on Flickr.

More 8.5 news on the back of the CULT shirt

Read the top ten bullet points not found on Notes 8.5 data sheets. Thanks Jamie for the CULT shirt!

Day 1 at Lotusphere: a bad OGS, a even more better client and DAOS+IDVault religion


Today I have attend at the following sessions:

Opening General Session
As usually happen, big show: this year we have Blue Man Group and Dan Aykroyd. The new Lotus Software General Manager, Bob Picciano, announces significant grow in the yellow brand: 16 consecutive quarters of growth and more than 12,000 new customers in the last 12 months. If you put apart LotusLive.com (hey Lotus! Why named Live? Does it look familiar to you? Not to me for sure ...), this year seems that everything is focused on mobile market, such as Sametime and XPages on BlackBerry device news. But if you go a little bit in deep there are tons of news not announced in OGS. On Monday I completely agree with Nathan but right now (Tuesday evening), I change my mind. Definitely. I will talk about this later during the week.

ID101 What's New in the IBM Lotus Notes Client
Upcoming: better "right click" menu, accept/decline appointment in the preview and sidebar "todo" widget. In the future just 1 word "federation" (contacts federation and mail federation) and total recall: a sort of history on the documents, views and other stuff users visit. Sound similar to browser history but it's searchable!

BP111 Reports, Charts and Graphs 2.0
Charts and Graphs with client, with browser, with widget, with javascript, with Flash. Really cool!

BP213 The low-down on LDAP
SHOW101 ID Vault, Roaming and DAOS: get ahead of the curve with IBM Lotus Domino 8.5
Soon you can find the slide available somewhere after that DAOS and IDVault will not be a secret anymore.

BOF 316 Meet the Performace Team
64 bit is your friends, Linux is definitely your our friends.

Last but not least, happy 20th birthday Notes!



My "Day 1" photo stream on Flickr

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dopplr: 2008 personal report

Finally today Dopplr release my 2008 personal report in PDF, it's cool! I spend 88 days traveling, longest in Pelugo for holiday and the further distance I traveled was Orlando (once for Lotusphere). My carbon for 2008 is 5,844 kg CO2 and I have the same velocity as a duck!

Quack! Quack!

Me and Dopplr

Monday, January 19, 2009

Special guest at OGS: Dan Aykroyd



Dan Aykroyd, from wikipedia:

Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM (born July 1, 1952) is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Canadian comedian, actor, screenwriter, musician, winemaker and ufologist. He was an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, an originator of The Blues Brothers (with John Belushi) and Ghostbusters and has had a long career as a film actor and screenwriter.

Day 0 at Lotusphere: BDD, Designer 8.5 (and 8.5.1), Admin Jumstart and Domino on Linux 101

Today I have attend at the following sessions:

BDD211 You Have to Think and Act Like an Executive ....If You Want to Sell to Them!
The talk in a couple of concepts:

  • CEO is stressed by different actors (board, competition, share holders, leading team) so he get short attentions by you.
  • Do not fall down in the attentions trick: contents get only 7% of the pike, the other preponderant factors are voice and most important body languages (It's not only about the study who the speaker report but also about cognitive science).
BDD210 Slaying the Dragon 2009: How Small Partners Land Big Clients.

JMP206 Introducing IBM Lotus Domino Designer 8.5, Now with Eclipse!
Here the key message is: X-Page, custom controls an themes get you a complete separation between datas and his presentations. Maybe in 8.5.1 we will see LotusScript and Java editors in the brand new Domino Designer in Eclipse.

JMP102 IBM Lotus Domino Administrator Jumpstart.
I discuss about this in a previous post and finally I run the DCT on one of my servers and as you can see it's a 8.0.2 GNU/Linux Debian server.




SHOW102 IBM Lotus Notes and IBM Lotus Domino on Linux 101. Here everything is cool, just download the presetation!

My "Day 0" photo stream on Flickr.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Show 'n Tell" session, do you think is better than "hands on"?

The "Show 'n tell" track is the new Lotusphere sessions container, it replaces last years "hands on" tracks.

Do you think SHOW format is better than HND format? I think is different. All the SHOW I attended today was simply great but, if I'm to be honest, I miss a little bit the interaction that HND and the use of the workstation can provide.

I'm sure it's a big effort for the organization to setup HND classes but every year I have attended HND I got back home lot of contents and I had improve my skill faster. The good thing about SHOW is the numbers of attenders: HND has really a poor capacity and SHOW extend the limit a lot. Also, you can use your pc during the sessions so it's not so bad. Just different.

What do you think?

JMP102 IBM Lotus Domino Administration JumpStart

A general but interesting overview of the Domino Administration client. Here are listed 3 key points that impress me more than other:

  • New desktop policy in 8.5: you can set notes.ini clients variables in a consistent way. Do you remember this? Forget it!
  • DOAS is not Simple Object Commostore or a sort of that. IBMers save around 20% of disk space. Do you think disk space is almost free? Yes, but time is not.
  • You have to star today in using Domino Configuration Tuner. Domino 8.5 is not required, you just need a Notes 8 client! About Domino Configuration Tuner here is your first resource to be consulted.

Welcome Reception: everything is (almost) ready

As you can see in the picture above, everything is almost ready for this evening party: the big banner say "I love the night life". Well Americans has a strange concept of "night": the party will end at 09:00 pm. :-)

In every case the early end is a good think, session at Lotusphere will start early in the morning (around 07:00 am) and is better to go to sleep early as well.

Day -1 at Lotusphere


This is my 5th time in Disney Area (3 times for Lotusphere). Just sun, relax and a good Mexican food lunch at San Angel Inn. This year as well the last one I stay at Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Luckily me room is located very near to the Lotusphere bus stop located ad 85 block.

My "Day 0" photo stream on Flickr

Monday, January 12, 2009

That's why we do not use Alitalia for intercontinental flights

I've just listen a radio talk show who claim that the Italian airway Alitalia has really few intercontinental connections from Italy. We have just two intercontinental hub served by Alitalia: Malpensa (near Milan, the economic capital of the country) and Fiumicino (in Rome, the capital city). From Malpensa Airport, 3 intercontinental flights: daily to NY, 3 times a week to San Paolo and Tokio. From Fiumicino Airport the situation is different but not so good: 19 intercontinental connections.

I hope the information is not correct... I remember some years ago when Alitalia was one of the best airlines and both business and economy class had really an excellent meal service.

So that's why it's not so simple to flight direct to Orlando for Lotusphere for example. I will flight through Frankfurt with Lufthansa (which is my favouirite airline).

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Guida a Lotusphere (this time in italian)

Come ho scritto in questi post, Andy Donaldson ha pubblicato la versione 2009 della guida a Lotusphere. Per chi non è mai stato o per chi semplicemente vuole alcuni consigli utili, prendo liberamente spunto dalla guida di Andy per darle una versione in italiano.


  1. Le risorse web su Lotusphere sono numerose, un elenco veloce: Lotusphere website, The Taking Notes podcast, Chris Miller's blog, Gonzo wiki, The Power of the Lotusphere Community - The Lotusphere blog!

  2. Assolutamente consigliabile: per la conferenza serve un paio di scarpe nuove da ginnastica. Bhe non proprio nuove ma usate quel minimo che baste per essere certi che siano le scarpe giuste. A Lotusphere si cammina davvero tanto (e il mio povero ginnocchio soffre sempre tanto). Se avete la possibilità e non vi sentite proprio in forma, fate lunghe passeggiate almeno un mese prima dell'evento.

  3. Come per ogni viaggio, portatevi una piccola scorta di medicine. C'è una piccola farmacia al Dolphin ma i prezzi scoraggiano di ammalarsi. Inoltre se non avete una macchina andare fuori da Disney World potrebbe costare qualcosa di taxi o bus.

  4. Questa non la traduco: Your conference badge is your life. DO NOT LOSE IT! Se tu perdere badge allora tu dovere ripagare costo conferenza ... e gli organizzatori non sono per nulla flessibili.

  5. Scaricate dal sito Genii il db delle sessioni, è un db journal Notes che si integra con l'agenda e vi aiuterà nella pianificazione delle sessioni da vedere.

  6. Portatevi molti biglietti da visita. Almeno uno, quello da mettere sul badge dello zaino!

  7. Andate in giro e conoscete gente, ci sono diversi eventi laterali alla conferenza (come il Gonzo party) in cui si diverte e si conoscono persone da ogni dove. La conferenza è certamente stancante ma conservate un briciolo di energia per questi eventi.

  8. Da non perdere l'evento organizzato dagli sponsor ... quest'anno devo proprio andare ...

  9. La prima volta al Lotusphere è come il primo giorno di scuola. Vi aggirerete spaesati cercando SW10, qui Andy ha ragione: fermate qualcuno con lo zaino giallo (ok ... saremo tutti con lo zaino giallo ...) e chiedete!!

  10. Se siete certificati, approfittate degli sconti e fate gli esami.

  11. Altro party da non perdere: Jamfest. Anche a questo devo assolutamente andare!

  12. Meteo: Orlando può essere caldo di giorno (anche ben oltre i 20° C) o freddo di sera (l'anno passato una sera ero con giubbino pesante e berretto di lana). Ma qui dico ciò che Andy sicuramente non dirà mai: gli americani con l'aria condizionata sono dei folli, la tengono a 14-15° e si rischia grosso se non avete qulacosa (felpa, giubbino, o altro) per coprirvi anche dentro ai locali della conferenza.

  13. L'abbigliamento per la conferenza è assolutamente informale: jeans, t-shirt, pantaloncini vanno benissimo. Non stupitevi di verere qualcuno con il kilt o camice hawaiane.

  14. Colazione, pranzo e cena. Con il costo della conferenza sono compresi quasi tutti i pasti durante i giorni della conferenza. Il cibo è ottimo e abbondante. Il massimo si avrà durante il Party (d'obbligo la maiuscola) di mercoledì. Lascio la sorpresa a chi non ha ancora pertecipato ...

  15. Sul Party di mercoledì la regola fondamentale è: first ride than eat! Ricordate bene solo questo, il resto verrà da sè!

  16. Portatevi almeno una presa doppia. Le prese in hotel non sono tante e sicuramente questo piccolo consiglio vi renderà la vita più semplice.

  17. Non dimenticate i vari caricatori di batteria per pc, telefono, iphone pace maker o altro. Per gli europei indispensabile l'adattatore. Per chi ha Nokia ho personalmente sperimentato che i "carica lenti" non funzionano a dovere, vanno invece benissimo i carica veloci (a causa del diverso voltaggio presente negli states). Le vostre batterie vi perdoneranno per una volta.

  18. Visitate i developer labs, le persone di IBM sono più che disponibili a rispondere a (quasi) tutte le domande.

  19. Al momento della partenza per il ritorno ricordate di controllare la fattura dell'hotel. Pare che lo Swan and Dolphins siano celebri nell'addebitare cose non effettivamente consumate.

  20. Bevete molta acqua. Bere aiuta per tutto: per il caldo, per le lunghissime camminate, per il vostro cervello e perchè è gratis (e lo zaino ha due tasche fatte apposta per contenere acqua o succhi)!

  21. Portatevi a casa una maglietta C.U.L.T. (Certified Unofficial Lotusphere T-Shirt).

  22. Il periodo migliore per fare l'agenda è 1-2 settimane prima dell'inizio della conferenza. Il mio consiglio su questo è: siate realistici. Lotusphere è stancante, ascotare in lingua è stancante e non riuscirete a seguire 10-12 ore di talk portando a casa qualcosa di significativo. Se siete fortunati per voi ci sarà un Lotusphere 2010, 2011, 2012 ...
Un grazie speciale ad Andy per il cut&paste di parte di questo post. Thanks Andy and see you in Orlando!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5 available now


Point your browser, download is available through Partnerworld and Passport Advantage.