Hi Everyone. This be’ith my 2nd Weekly Wrap Up. A very quiet week on the personal side, but a fun one in the work force.
1. Wrap Up (Personal Life) – A wrap up of events that occurred in my personal life for the past week
2. Wrap Up (Work Life) – A wrap up of events that occurred in my work life for the past week
3. Why this week Mattered – Events that occurred in my week that I feel made a difference in my Personal and Work life.
4. Forecast for the following week – My general plan for the following week that i’ll most likely blog about.
5. Conclusion – A final Thought.
1. Wrap Up (Personal Life)
So, the Sharks won their game against the Leopards this weekend in the Currie Cup Tournament. That makes 5 out of 6 this season, and they’re positioned second on the Log with the Lions first. Well done to the Springboks ending their last Test Match before the World Cup with a pretty good win. It scares me that they weren’t able to score 1 try in the game, but Morne Steyn’s boot held true, and 18 points were put on the Score Board as a result.
I seem to have a little bad luck when it comes to property maintenance. My 1 rental unit apparently needs painting, my 1 tenant blew the electric box at one of my other units, and I’m sitting with a leaky toilet and overheating stove. Belive it or not, all of this happened in pretty much 1 week. Oh well.
Other than that, got to spend some quality time with the Mrs yesterday, which is always awesome.
2. Wrap Up (Work Life)
Ah, this was a fun week. Firstly, my Video on Mark Hughe’s View Picklist Custom Control became very popular on Thursday. Many out there were thankful and got value out of it. Well done Mark on an awesome Custom Control, and good luck in the OpentNTF Development Contest.
I went live with 3 small project implementations this week. All 3 couldn’t have gone smoother. Everything just worked. To top it off I’m still learning a lot, which is always a blessing.
One of my clients received their Xpages Project Proposal from me this week. Let’s see what happens with that. I spec’d a fantastic solution that will boast Xpages capability.
Our Staff meeting on Friday went very well. The company is seriously growing in the right direction, and we’ve done so much in the past few months. It’s so good to see the team excited and willing to be part of this. There will be some challenges, but I can’t wait to see where we stand at the end of 2011. Ouch, it’s already almost September.
Finally, late Friday night I released our brand new Xpages Showcase, and what a success so far. Thanks for all great feedback and awesome suggestions, and to top it off, it’s still the weekend. I look forward to more feedback this coming week. The showcase contains a simple Dojo Tree Grid Report for now, but a lot more will be added in the near future, so stay tuned.
3. Why this week Mattered
This was a very rewarding week. The 3 live implementations needed to happen, and I’m so glad they went smoothly.
It was also important that we had our Company Staff Meeting. We’re so busy lately that it’s tough to get everyone together just to give strategic feedback.
Then, finally the launch of the Ukuvuma Xpages Showcase is something i’ve been wanting to do for a while now. I’m really glad that’s now at least live, and I can’t wait to add more functionality.
4. Forecast for the following week
I start off my Monday with a meeting at one of my clients to discuss Xpaging some of their Notes Applications. WOOSAH!!!
We’ve upgraded our Internal Helpdesk to Xpages, and needs a touch more testing before we go live with it, which must happen this coming week.
I will be creating and releasing a new Video Tutorial based on the new View Picklist Custom Control which got released this week. You can see a working example of this control on the Ukuvuma Xpages Showcase. Note: In the showcase, run the Report for Selected Project(s) to see the View Picklist.
Times are very exciting. I can’t wait to see what happens this coming week. I welcome anyone to share their working weeks if they so wish. Other, enjoy.