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MBP & dock, second attempt

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 12:58 AM UTC
After I tried to run the MBP with 2 external 1080p displays using just two identical dongles and facing no issues at all, I gave the dock a second try. It worked quite well. No issues with kernel tasks going crazy or fans spinning to death. I assume that temperature control kicked in at that time when I put the MBP in my stand which partly covered the air outlets. I didn't expect that mu [...] 

MacBook Pro 16" - issues

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:04 PM UTC
I am not happy. This machine as a stand-alone is great but has it's issues when connected to a lot of peripherals like external monitors and a bunch of USB devices. Today I tried the second dock to get working but failed again. This dock was promising as natively two 4k displays could be connected. I only have two 1080p displays right now but even with those it was a pain. Connected with [...] 

The 16" MacBook Pro - a game changer?

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:43 PM UTC
After almost 5 years with We4IT it was time to renew my daily driver. I used to use a Lenovo Thinkpad T540p with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. This machine still is quite good. It wasn't as reliable as it should be (external projectors never worked well) and the major problem is the OS: Windows 10. It got better over the past months with all those upgrades but I am still a Mac user. Anyway, for in [...] 

Beyond 11

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 8:05 PM UTC
On December 4th HCL revealed V11 of Notes/Domino and Sametime as well as Connections 6.5 (already released) and other insights of the new products Nomad and Volt. This event was announced months ago in a kind we last saw with release R5 and the "I AM" and "Super Human Software" effort decades ago. It had it's effect. All was wrapped within the Factory Tour vol. 4 [...] 

Black Week: Mpow H17 ANC KopfhörerPost in german language / Artikel in deutscher Sprache

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 8:30 PM UTC
Gekauft Ende November 2019 als Black Week Deal. Dies sind meine ersten Active Noise Canceling (ANC) Kopfhörer, von daher kann ich nicht beurteilen, ob die von mir gemachten Erfahrungen mit den H17 auf andere teurere ANC Kopfhörer übertragbar sind - ich denke aber nicht. Für den Preis (42 EUR) ANC zu erhalten ist schon eine Ansage gewesen. Ich habe bereits die Mpow& [...] 

Where am I? Using GPS data in Notes apps

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 12:09 PM UTC
With the latest beta of HCL Nomad and the beta 2 of Notes/Domino 11 you are now able to use GPS functions in your Notes apps. This might be interesting for apps that users will use exclusively on their mobile devices to track where they were when the document was created. I think of all kinds of service apps that document e.g. damages on vehicles or track the location of parts during a process. Th [...] 

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