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What is #FlattenTheCurve? Why is everything cancelled?

13 Mar 2020 🔖 health 💬 EN

If you work in technology, you can relate to the feeling of being invisible specifically because you go above and beyond the call of duty, right?

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Netlify CMS Jekyll Minimum Viable Build

21 Feb 2020 🔖 architecture tips git jamstack web development minimum viable build 💬 EN

I’m trying to figure out if a friend currently on Wordpress could ever enjoy using a static page builder accompanied by a CMS, or if they just really need the comfort of knowing they can use Wordpress Visual Composer / Squarespace / Wix to move things around their web pages at will. Netlify’s free tier (thank you!!) is going to be really helpful in letting me set up a prototype for them to test drive.

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Door Prize: Excel VBA code for turning your ex-PMI into principal payments

13 Feb 2020 🔖 excel 💬 EN

Excited to see, with Excel, when your mortgage would be free of PMI? Let’s add a little more code showing how much you’d save if you kept paying your old “PMI bill” as “extra principal” payments every month for the rest of your loan.

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Excel VBA code to compute when a mortgage will be free of PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance)

13 Feb 2020 🔖 excel 💬 EN

A friend is trying to come up with a clever way to use Excel to figure out in what month a given mortgage’s principal would have dropped below 80% of the purchase price of the home (at which point they would know longer pay a supplemental fee known as private morgtage insurance, a.k.a. PMI). I didn’t think Excel could do it, but it can.

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Python NumPy code to compute when a mortgage will be free of PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance)

12 Feb 2020 🔖 python 💬 EN

A friend is trying to come up with a clever way to use Excel CUMIPMT / CUMPRINC to figure out in what month a given mortgage’s principal would have dropped below 80% of the purchase price of the home (at which point they would know longer pay a supplemental fee known as private morgtage insurance, a.k.a. PMI).

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Salesforce Classic slow in Chrome? Use Firefox until Spring '20

12 Feb 2020 🔖 salesforce tips 💬 EN

Are your Salesforce “Classic” record pages loading slowly in Chrome, only to eventually load with broken content?

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Tutorial: Flow External Services for Salesforce Admins

30 Jan 2020 🔖 tutorials api salesforce flow integration architecture 💬 EN

Who remembers my #GIFSquad-friendly Salesforce Flow project from last summer, teaching Apex-Defined Data Types? I just learned that you can build the same project in Flow without writing any Apex code!

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Salesforce Spring '20 Community Guest User Apocalypse

08 Jan 2020 🔖 salesforce security architecture 💬 EN

All right … a nuisance, not an apocalypse. Heads up: There are some things changing with Guest User access Salesforce Communities in the Spring ‘20 release that can break your business’s customer experience if you’re not on top of them.

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Flow Invocable Apex with Any Salesforce Object Type

02 Jan 2020 🔖 salesforce flow architecture 💬 EN

In case you missed it (hat tip to the “Salesforce Discord Abridged Release Notes” on my part), when working with a developer to build out snippets of “Invocable Apex” (kind of like sub-flows, but written in code) to run from your Salesforce flows, as of Spring ‘20 you can make them work on any Salesforce object.

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Migrating my Salesforce org backups from Eclipse to VSCode without messing up Git

07 Nov 2019 🔖 salesforce vscode eclipse 💬 EN

Here’s how I migrated all my “Salesforce configuration metadata backups” from Eclipse to VSCode without my 5-year-old Git history really caring.

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