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Steve Castledine

December 2006

Signing out - Happy Christmas and New Year to everyone!

Steve Castledine  December 22 2006 07:45:17 AM GMT -6
Time to sign out and wish everyone a Happy Christmas and Fantastic New Year! I don't think I will be blogging in the meantime, so when I come back I will be married, be back from Florida and panicki

Domino Blog Template - Attachments Part 1

Steve Castledine  December 21 2006 06:15:00 AM GMT -6
This will be a two part article as attachments are handled differently in the blog template than you might expect. However this leads to interesting ways of using this feature to create solutions such

What is it with Airline booking systems?

Steve Castledine  December 20 2006 07:57:03 AM GMT -6
I'm sure airlines are in cahoots to earn money wherever they can. Because of the passport saga it is easier to get Sue's name changed on the ticket so it reflects her passport name (the passport offi

The Stress Builds!

Steve Castledine  December 20 2006 04:57:25 AM GMT -6
Who says moving house is the most stressfull thing you can do? I remember that pain but it is nothing like working, company accounts, Christmas, wedding, honeymoon, and Lotusphere all in one go. I was

Domino Blog Template - Adding a "Blog Roll" to your site

Steve Castledine  December 20 2006 06:45:00 PM GMT -6
The default template that comes with the blog template does not have a "blog roll" configured. However it is relatively straightforward to create one. Adding links to the database The actual links

Domino Blog Template - Restricting amount of content displayed for each entry on homepage

Steve Castledine  December 19 2006 05:45:00 PM GMT -6
By default when you create new entries in the blog database, the full entry is displayed on the homepage. Sometimes it might be preferable to show a small amount of the text and/or have users click

Slow blogging week

Steve Castledine  December 15 2006 05:15:08 AM GMT -6
I had a lot of plans this week for articles etc, but time has not been available to breathe let alone blog. I actually feel a little stressed by how much I have got to get done over the next week! A

Domino Blog Template - Be notified when someone adds a comment

Steve Castledine  December 8 2006 08:39:16 AM GMT -6
The Lotus Notes blog template has the facility to notify you or a group of people when someone has added a comment to your site. There are two stages to setting this up. The first is to specify who

Dojo Book

Steve Castledine  December 6 2006 06:57:55 AM GMT -6
For those interested in Dojo, aside from 0.4.1 being available, the Dojo Book has been updated. Dojo Book is a wiki based on jotspot and is a great reference guide for the Dojo framework. If you hav

Ross Mayfield and Robert Scoble talk Wiki’s/Blogs

Steve Castledine  December 6 2006 05:01:08 AM GMT -6
I love listening to these two guys, here they talk for over an hour on wiki's and blogs. They talk a lot of sense (well Ross Mayfield does the majority of the talking - anyone think he looks like Chr

Domino Blog Template - Highlighting Author Comments

Steve Castledine  December 5 2006 06:07:00 AM GMT -6
The Lotus Notes blog template allows us to highlight comments entered by the content author's. I have this setup on this site (see right). To do this is quite straightforward. First of all we need t

Cost of a Wedding in the UK

Steve Castledine  December 4 2006 12:54:51 PM GMT -6
As you may have gathered I am geting married this New Years eve here in Quorn, Leicester, UK. Now no matter what you try (limiting Sue to six bridesmaids cough), these things are not cheap. This thi

Great weekend but now I am..

Steve Castledine  December 4 2006 12:32:03 PM GMT -6
Totally shattered. Thanks to everyone who made it great - I hope you feel better than I.

Last Weekend of Freedom

Steve Castledine  December 1 2006 03:51:41 AM GMT -6
Well so I thought - but I have been reminded that was years ago! Anyway things have come round quicker than I thought and whilst in my mind my wedding has been over a year away, I find out it is now

Monthly Page Hit Record

Steve Castledine  December 1 2006 03:35:48 AM GMT -6
November saw a new record for monthly page impressions on this site. At 10,912 page impressions plus 63,335 RSS hits thats not too bad for a small site like this. Thats an average of 364 page reads a