Wednesday, 29 October 2014

IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

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Saturday, 25 October 2014

IBM Business Process Manager Interactive Migration Guide

IBM Business Process Manager Interactive Migration Guide

This guide takes you through the steps for migrating to IBM Business Process Manager (IBM BPM) V8.5.5 from a previous version or another product.

The Interactive Migration Guide works best in supported versions of Firefox on Windows 7. To report problems with using this guide, use the feedback link. In most instances, the generated output is restricted to supported migration scenarios. However, it might be possible to generate an unsupported set of instructions. For information about supported migration scenarios, go to the IBM Support Portal.

The Interactive Migration Guide uses rules and considerations that are described in other topics in this information center. Each of those topics is accessible to screen readers, but the Interactive Migration Guide itself is not fully accessible. For fully accessible information, use the migration topics in the information center as an alternative to using the Interactive Migration Guide.

Friday, 24 October 2014

OS X Yosemite: Spotlight keyboard shortcuts

Thanks for @jonmelll for helping me find this: -

IBM Integration Community - more ways to get in touch

Welcome to the IBM Integration Community !

Our community brings together the IBM Integration Bus development team, clients, business partners, and other IBMers for the purpose of learning, sharing, and engaging.

There are many sources of information about IBM Integration Bus such as the Infocenter, developerWorks, forums and the IBM support site. The IBM integration community provides a single point of access to these and other sources of information as well as provides content not available elsewhere.

On this site, you will find:
1.    White papers and articles that are not published anywhere else.
2.    Details of public events that members of the development team are attending.
3.    Links to the other product documentation, developerWorks, and support articles.
4.    News of product updates.
5.    A blog with posts from the leading IBM experts and thought leaders.

The community is also designed to enable you to communicate with the development team:
1.    You can ask questions and interact with developers and other customers by using the forums.
2.    You can submit requirements by using the Request for Enhancements (RFE) community.
3.    You can submit articles, videos, presentations and other material, sharing your experiences with the product.

The team who develop and support IBM Integration Bus are committed to provide easy access to comprehensive information, sharing our latest news and our experiences from customer adoptions of the product. We hope you find this site useful and look forward to your feedback and contributions on this new initiative, there is great value in us in IBM being able to share information & news with our clients, but our experience is also that even greater value can be achieved when we are joined by a variety of our clients in the discussion as we all learn from each other.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Mac OS X - Want to know what file-type something is ?

I found a file in a folder: -

ls -al a

-rw-r--r--@ 1 hayd  staff  414720 20 Aug 18:41 a

No idea what it is, I tried renaming it to .PDF, .DOC, .TXT etc. but neither Finder, TextEdit, vi nor OpenOffice would open it.

Then I remembered ....

Mac OS X is just like Unix, in fact it IS Unix.

And we have the file command: -

file a

a: CDF V2 Document, Little Endian, Os: Windows, Version 6.1, Code page: 1252, Author: Bob Slobb, Template: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Visio11\1033\FOOBAR.VST, Name of Creating Application: Microsoft Visio

at which point, all becomes clear. It's a Visio drawing, which I can open in OmniGraffle.

A swift rename later: -

mv a a.vsd

and we're up and running.

Remember, folks, file is your friend

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

IBM Notes, where do your temp files go to, my lovely

I think I've blogged this before, and will check later.

* UPDATE 21-10-2014 *

And here they are: -

 More on Lotus Notes and temporary directories

 Lotus Notes 8.5.3 on Apple Mac OSX - Where do your temp files go to, my lovely ?

* UPDATE 21-10-2014 *
Meantime, for the record, here is where IBM Notes locates its temporary files: -


How did I find this ?

or: -

As can be seen, Working Directory has most of the location, which can then be further investigated using Finder: -

or Terminal: -



ls -al IIB\ DB2\ Sample.rtf

-rw-r--r--@ 1 hayd  staff  1888 19 Sep 14:59 IIB DB2 Sample.rtf