Posts Tagged 'buddy list'

Tech tip: where are my emoticons?

Got asked this yesterday by a colleague and it got me curious – where does Lotus Notes saves my 150+ smileys I use frequently in my instant messages? After a quick search, and a 5min chat with a colleague across the pond (another IM ROI), I found the answer.

First off, it depends which interface you’re using for IM: Lotus Notes or Lotus Sametime.
Secondly, the version is also important.

Most users are probably working like me, meaning the embed IM within my Notes client (see screenshot below). So, head over to and you’ll find them! It’s also convenient for copy-paste actions, as well as import/export.

I think this post worthies an article at developerWorks.. 😉

Would you be my friend?

A very strange thing happened to my Lotus Sametime buddy list the other day – I lost all my friends!!! If I was really into all that “the more friends I have on facebook the happier I am” mantra, the fact of “losing” all my buddies on Sametime could be a possible reason to take my own life. Thank god I’m not that weak… and still haven’t figured out what’s the actual benefit of facebook, other than a virtual Ivy-league sorority, that everyone wants in…

If you think about my empty buddy list, it’s quite funny actually – I have 2 dozen personal groups, but no friends. None what so ever. It’s like I’m living in this imaginary world, creating personal groups to foster my fantasy of colleagues, but I don’t anyone, it’s only groups. Communities I want to feel part of – SWG US, SWG IL, FSS, etc.

So, if you want to know what it feels like when no-one wants to be your friend, take a look at my buddy list.

Oh, as for my buddy list problem:
I’m troubleshooting this right now – so no need to dial 911. I do have friends, lots of them actually, they’re on “online but invisible” mode… 😉

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