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Unbiased report: WebSphere and Lotus together

Finally… here is an unbiased article called “The Architecture of WebSphere and Lotus Collaboration Together” that details how companies can leverage the strengths of both Lotus collaboration and IBM Websphere technologies in a combined solution. I recommend sending this article out to all the WebSphere bigots out there. I guess I’d send this out to all the Lotus bigots too. 😉

Some WebSphere professionals, on the other hand, have a resistance not to the portal technology itself, necessarily, but to the collaborative features provided by the Lotus technologies. WebSphere pros need to recognize that collaboration, both on a group level and on an organizational level, has been the Lotus business since the company came into being. It makes sense for us to take advantage of their expertise in the collaborative arena and use the components included with WebSphere Portal.


Election 2004 – a racial profile

Here’s a breakdown of how Americans voted based on their racial profile. Interesting to see that Latinos and Blacks had the biggest impact in swing votes for Bush.  

In 2004, the Bush: Kerry ratios were Whites (57:42); Blacks (14:86); Latinos (45:54); Jews (26:74) and Asians (34:64).    

In 2000, the Bush : Gore ratios were Whites (54:43); Blacks (9:90); Latinos (38:61); Jews (22:77) and Asians (37:62)


In a not-to-be-taken-seriously-segment, here’s some political humour reported by The Register, titled “Reach out and sneer: Dem radicals speak to the Red States“. I think this letter would probably not be well received despite it’s good intentions. 😉


Disturbingly funny: Democrats moving to Canada?

In wake of the results of Election 2004, some interestingly funny and disturbing news tidbits have surfaced.

On the funny side of things… According to The Register, Canada offers refuge to distraught Democrats. On the Marry An American website, (motto: “No good American will be left behind”), an initiative has been designed to give marital sanctuary to Democrats for whom the USA has become just too, well, Republican.

On the disturbing side of things… According to The Register, on the day Kerry conceded the Netscape/CNN website article displayed a picture of George W and Laura. What most people didn’t know was that the name of the image file was “a–hole.jpg”! Well, needless to say, the employee responsible for that act of stupidness was fired for their actions.  

On the somewhat serious side… According to The Register, they explain how organized religion, not Net religion, won it for Bush.