Not-so-random good stuff

For a friend.

Interesting video this on learning from artists about career progress:
The Art of Career Development http://blogs.hbr.org/video/2012/09/the-art-of-career-development.html

Part 1 of a series from the excellent (IMO) Steve Denning- read them all – about how agility is important, and what is needed to make it work
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2012/09/19/when-will-us-firms-become-agile-part-1-virtual-agility/

Stanford online creativity course I’ve enrolled in
http://venture-lab.stanford.edu/creativity
Full list here: http://www.stanford.edu/online/courses/index.html

More online free education from leading institutions, very much worth reviewing
https://www.coursera.org/courses

You are reading Seth Godin regularly, right!? 😀 Take this one as an example, then apply the ideas to our convo yesterday……
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2012/09/the-simple-power-of-one-a-day.html

Another site to follow, this is just an example…. sometimes it’s good to hear good old common sense!
http://zenhabits.net/starting/
http://zenhabits.net/zen-work/

I like what Julien Smith has to say, and the way he says it. Though it might not be everyones taste….
http://inoveryourhead.net/19-thoughts-about-finding-your-purpose/

Thinking visually about CV’s….
http://pinterest.com/saradbo/resumes/

Hoping that gets juices flowing!

Revisited: What am I missing? (admin help [still] needed!)

Thanks to those who responded to my previous bleat for help, I have been back to try and get this working but still no luck!

The situation is as follows:

  • Domino 7 sever running on RHEL as a guest in VMware
  • I can ping from the host both IP address and hostname of the guest
  • I can ping the host from the guest
  • The Domino server is up and running and I can connect over http and run the Domino web admin
  • nmap shows port 1352 as open on the guest
  • I have allowed incoming traffic from the guest to the host in my firewall
  • the VM has a fixed IP addressed and is running in host-only mode
  • I have added the IP address and FQHN for the guest to my host’s “host” file
  • I can connect to the guest from the host via SSH and FTP

The continuing problem is that I can’t connect from the Notes or Admin client on the host. I’m not sure whether I made that apparent before. I have tried the following:

  • I have a connection document configured for the server.
  • I have tried using both a FQHN or the IP address as destination address
  • When I try opening a database and enter the server name, I get the error:
    ---------------------------
    IBM Lotus Notes
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    The server is not responding. The server may be down or you may be experiencing network problems. Contact your system administrator if this problem persists.
    ---------------------------
    OK
    ---------------------------
  • When I try opening a database and enter the IP address, I get the error:
    ---------------------------
    IBM Lotus Notes
    ---------------------------
    Unable to find path to server. To trace this connection, use File - Preferences - User Preferences - Ports - Trace (Notes client) or Trace command (Domino server)
    ---------------------------
    OK
    ---------------------------

To me this makes no sense, and is beyond my networking problem-solving abilities, I feel I can’t see the wood for the trees!

Has anyone else done this? I can’t imagine I’m the only one! So I must be missing something simple, right? Any ideas most welcome!

In the meantime, I going to install a Notes client in another guest VM and try to get them talking.

Wish me luck!