Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lotus Notes 8 - UI never loads shows

We found that if you have Hp Quick Test and Lotus Notes 8 installed on the same system Lotus Notes will never finish loading (you may see a password prompt). Notes basic works but not the full client.

Un-installing HP Quick Test fixes the issue.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

3G Data slow on Vodafone on the Galaxy S2

I found my internet/3G was pitifully slow with Vodafone..

I turned on CHAP authentication and this seemed to speed things up a little bit for me. I tested this on second Galaxy S2 and was not able to reproduce the same speed improvement.

For those who would like to try the setting
Settings > Wireless and Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names > Vodafone ### >
Set the "Authentication Type" from "NONE" to "CHAP".

My facebook and banking seemed to speed up a little bit (not a huge amount but seemed like less waiting time)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Lotus Notes 8.X (8.5.2) Must run as admin on first launch

For some reason I am seeing that if you install Lotus Notes 8.5.2  via SCCM while a standard user is logged on when they first run the new version of Notes the ecllipse section never successfully finishes installing and the user is left with an endless notes loading screen.

Willing to bet though, this is a permissions issues as any user that is a local admin doesn't have this problem. 

I'm hoping someone at IBM might see this and comment. 

Yep, I was right... give 'user' or 'Authenticated user' 'Modify' rights to the c:\notes\framework folder and files (and sub folders) this will fix your issue.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Barnes & Noble fires back at Microsoft, calls for investigation

Wow. Microsoft is really going after anyone who uses Android..

Barnes & Noble fires back at Microsoft, calls for investigation:

At least one manufacturer isn’t kowtowing to Microsoft’s Android licensing push: Barnes & Noble is actively fighting Microsoft’s patent litigation in court. As an added bonus, the bookseller has urged US regulators to investigate Microsoft’s patents and the claims therein. B&N asserts that Microsoft is trying to drive up the price of the Android devices it competes with, thereby making its own Windows Phone 7 more attractive to manufacturers and consumers.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Vodafone browser cache and slow 3g

How to clear your browser cache on your smartphone

Actually better reason your internet is slow on the Vodafone network isn't the browser cache. the problem is the actual Vodafone network can't handle its current load.