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Tue 11 Oct 2016, 11:18 AM
I was reading an article on FiveThirtyEight.com, and noticed a very interesting technique. I imagine some of you have seen it before, though probably some of you haven't (as I hadn't). In the article, certain phrases were highlighted and had an arrow. When you clicked the highlighted text or arrow, a sound clip was played that was related, whether it be a person elaborating on a point or crowd noise to illustrate a different point. Rather than pulling you out of the stream of text to watch a video, this inline audio gave you the option to hear more while staying in the topic. I'll give a not-too-inspiring example below:
 
My MWLUG session was very well received.
 
There are obviously far more interesting ways to use sound, but the technique is very simple. I used SoundCite, merely because FiveThirtyEight did, but there appear to be a variety with different options to implement the inline audio. I used my own MP3 sound file as a file resource, though I plan to experiment and see if I can use a data URI, which would offer the most flexibility for me.
 
Let me know if you have already used the technique for your blog or website, or if you do after reading this, as I'd love to see examples of this outside of the "news article" setting.

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Fri 12 Aug 2016, 11:02 AM
For those who will be in Austin, TX next week for MWLUG, I'm looking forward to seeing you all. I also wanted to invite you to warm up (in Austin in August, who am I kidding?) for the closing session by hearing my talk in at 3pm Friday in Ballroom D.
 
Data Mining in the Mountains of Rich Text and Beyond 
Whether your company is staying with Notes/Domino, moving to only Domino and a mobile/web/XPages strategy, or moving away from Notes/Domino entirely, chances are you have vast mountains of content in databases created over many years. Accessing the simple data can be done in a number of ways, but data mining in the rich text can be more of a challenge. In this session, I discuss the myriad types of rich text and show various ways they can be valuable. There will be brief demos of techniques for extracting rich text, but the focus will be on how to use the data that is there for both analytical and archival purposes.
 
While we talk about unstructured data in Notes databases, we all know that there is a lot of structure built in by custom, policies or process. I will talk about how to take advantage of this structure, as well as how to tackle the really unstructured parts built into rich text. Data visualization will happen. Free beer will not happen unless you bring it.
 
See you there.

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Thu 16 Jun 2016, 02:50 PM
While it is fairly easy to integrate CKEditor into classic Domino designs, the actual results are not great. AppsFidelity can help here, just as it does in XPages. Try for yourself with an AppsFidelity evaluation. By the way, AppsFidelity is not just for applications where you might edit in both Notes and the web, or even for applications where you will ever edit the documents. We have customers who use AppsFidelity so that the documents will render on the web without any design changes or changes to the documents which may be untouchable after signing.
 
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Fri 10 Jun 2016, 02:37 PM
Today, Genii Software released CoexLinks Fidelity 3.75, which is intended to be the last regularly released feature version in the 3.x code stream. After CoexLinks Fidelity 4.00 is released, only critical bug fixes will be handled in the 3.x version stream.
 
Version 3.75 includes enhancements in memory management, fidelity improvements and stability fixes. It is available for download from our website immediately.

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Tue 26 Apr 2016, 04:40 PM
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One line to export a Notes mail database to MBOX format with the high fidelity rendering engine in CoexLinks Fidelity, one of various formats supported. This feature will be available in CoexLinks Fidelity V4, due out shortly and a free upgrade to anyone currently on a maintenance plan. The best rendering in the business, and you can make it part of your business. We are open to arrangements with business partners who want to use this as part of migration and archiving products or services.
 
You can try CoexLinks for yourself by requesting an evaluation license. Anybody with an active evaluation when CoexLinks Fidelity V4 is released will get a new eval license and will also get a special discount if they choose to buy it. Current CoexLinks customers will also have a special discount available if they choose to purchase more licenses. CoexLinks Fidelity Export is part of the CoexLinks Fidelity product and will be licensed along with that product.
 
If you want to know more about CoexLinks Fidelity and even see how high fidelity makes a difference in your own email, visit the CoexLinks Fidelity demo page and try the Coexlinks Fidelity sample mailer to have samples sent to you.
 
Best viewed in HD. There is no audio for this, as it didn't seem necessary.
 

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Fri 22 Apr 2016, 12:25 PM
A first look at how you will be able to retrieve Domino data in a myriad of formats, but in this case in JSON. This is a simple demo of an HTML page that retrieves Notes data including rich text and uses it on the page. In this case, it retrieves JSON, but can also retrieve CSV data, HTML, EPUB, MHT and EML from a view, document or field, all using the high fidelity rendering and advanced data mining features of the AppsFidelity Render engine.
 
You can try AppsFidelity for yourself by requesting an evaluation license (oops, corrected). Anybody with an active evaluation when AppsFidelity 4 is released will get a new eval license for AppsFidelity Render and will also get a special discount if they choose to buy it. AppsFidelity Render is part of AppsFidelity, and is licensed along with it for the same price.
 
Best viewed in HD. Closed captions will be provided shortly., though the majority of the impact is visual.
 
 
 
The lines I added to my NOTES.INI to make this demo work are below. There are a couple of additional parameters to restrict exactly what can be done with a db, but the URL will only work with a db that is enabled by name, replica id or template.
 
extmgr_addins=AppsFidelityEdit32
AppsFidelityRenderEnabled=1
AppsFidelityRender1=<LSess12.nsf>

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