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Hello World v3.0! (or *not* how I wanted to spend my last few days...) takes shape after a mad-dash redesign effort. The content was -- thankfully -- saved, and that's what you're really here for anyway right?! While I'll go into a deeper technical dive once I get things polished off, I thought I'd include an overview of what I'm looking to do here now that this website has been running for over seven years (since 2002)!

First, a word about backing up templates/designs. Dear reader, I know that you're more tech-savvy and less likely to be defeated by technology and hyperwebs than me, but I thought I would give you a small but useful bit of advice.

Backup everything!

... otherwise you'll find yourself without a website after accidentally replacing (and then replicating) the NotesDatabase that runs your site with the Personal Journal Template.

-- in fact, I'll be right back (just going to do another backup). While I'm gone, check out this video from the LotusIDC:


Welcome back! I've made backups to memory sticks, CDs, network shares, local DB copies, NotesTemplate copies, and even restocked Jobu's rum -- I don't want to go through that again!

You'll notice a few changes in the site overall. Some you will hopefully like, and I hope we're friends enough that you'll candidly tell me about those that you don't.

One thing that you can help me out with big time: for those of you accessing this site via RSS, can you please change your readers/subscriptions to

Other than that, please play around and let me know what you think. I'll be working on the navigation of older content - which hasn't been done yet - but am totally open to suggestions on not only the content that you want to see here, but also the features and design of the website where you get it!

About the author: Chris Toohey

Thought Leadership, Web & Mobile Application Development, Solutions Integration, Technical Writing & Mentoring

A published developer and webmaster of, Chris Toohey specializes in platform application development, solutions integration, and evangelism of platform capabilities and best practices.

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