You know you’ve been supporting Domino too long when…

  • The first thing you do when you install a Lotus Notes Client is that you set the workspace as the default bookmark.
  • When you are browsing web pages with firefox, you wonder why the escape key doesn’t take you back to the previous page.
  • You remember InterNotes webserver
  • You have obsessively asked questions in the Meet the Developer’s lab at Lotusphere.
  • You occasionally start sentences like “back in R3 we used to…”
  • You dig out that R5 T-shirt that says “Super Human Software” on the back when you have weekend upgrades for good luck.
  • You remember when you could delete or rename a Domino database at the file system while the server was up without having to run drop cache and dbcache flush at the Domino console.
  • You know the (shift), View\Show Server Names trick to display the database filename at the bottom of the Chicklets.
  • You know what a Chicklet is.
  • You are outraged that your company is migrating to Exchange.

Edit: “outraged” seems a little too terse. This should be construed as a humorous bullet point, please don’t take it otherwise.

8 Responses to “You know you’ve been supporting Domino too long when…”

  • Ed Lee says:


    All so true, especially about the workspace.

  • Hehe. I agree on most of the bullet points, especially the top and bottom points.

  • Bob Brodsky says:

    AND the second thing you do after a client install is to Enable Right Double-click Closes Window. Now you can right double-click in Firefox and wonder about that too!

    Gone are the snows of yesteryear …

  • And…

    You actually know your symbolic code on your Lotus Notes password prompt.


    Bob Baehr
    The Unofficial Poster Child For Lotus Notes and Domino

  • Keith Brooks says:

    You forgot my favorite which is when the server was still called Lotus Notes Server and Domino was just a codename.

  • david says:

    @Bob Brodsky) I can’t believe I left that out of my list. *MAYBE* it’s because I’ve added it to my policy for all users in our organization.

    @Bob Baehr) You really are The Unofficial Poster Child For Lotus Notes and Domino aren’t you. I’d love to know the percentage of users who a.) know what that is, and b.) can remember it.

    @Keith) ha ha, yes.

    These are all good, would love to hear more.

  • Tim Lorge says:

    AND … you fondly remember Domino.Action, Domino.Merchant and Domino.Broadcast!!!

  • @7 – I know I have the CDs for .Action and .Merchant …….

    Here’s more::

    Who remembers the ICONS database that was floating around (a collection of database icons, including Mr Spock).

    Then, I recall an “Elvis Sightings” database from the early days.

    Anyone still have these???

    Bob Baehr
    The Unofficial Poster Child For Lotus Notes and Domino

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