My goal is to help you work faster.
I must speak and teach until I hear 10 people say, "That thing you taught me? I used it! And it saved me time!"
(Ahem ... although maybe blogging slower than I'd hoped. Ugh, coders' repetitive stress injury.)
So check out the tutorials. Play with code. Tell me about your triumphs.
16 Mar 2021
If you have
json.loads(response.text) in a Python script using
requests to perform a loop over API calls structured something like
response = requests.get('https://example.com') inside the loop, and you sporadically see an error stack ending in
None like this, you might have an off-by-one error in your loop condition:
15 Mar 2021
A lot of small organizations seem to have legacy use of Lyris (now Aurea) ListManager, even as they adopt newer mass e-mailing software like MailChimp or Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
One reason it’s been so hard to migrate away from is that Lyris offers you the ability to attach “magic e-mail addresses” to mailing lists (whose membership lists can be dynamically populated from an enterprise database), meaning, for example, that the chair of the Math department at a university can simply email
MathAlumni@example.edu from Microsoft Outlook, and it will be sent along as if they’d BCCed everyone.
For some internal groups, Microsoft Active Directory-based Office365 mailing groups can replace Lyris for this use case, but anyone in the organization can see their membership, so Lyris might still be preferred when list membership is a secret (e.g. to avoid harrassment of its members).
Today, I had a crazy idea that just might work to get Salesforce Marketing Cloud to behave more like Lyris for this use case.Continue Reading
10 Mar 2021
Check out a GitHub repository where I’m building a podcast in 11ty. I’m feeling too cheap to mess with a proper CDN, since I haven’t fully committed to the idea.Continue Reading
09 Mar 2021
Have you seen Stackbit’s new “Code” & “Content” editors? I’m not sure what more a person needs in life to learn or teach static site generator HTML templating & front-matter data modeling practices.
I wish this had been around a year ago when I started my Jamstack journey.
08 Mar 2021
Official Salesforce Developers podcast host Josh Birk is so much fun to geek out with!
Following up from Cactusforce, our working title was “APIs are for everybody,” but we threw in the whole kitchen sink of admineloper-ey goodness about Flow, data modeling, testing, Apex for beginners, user-oriented automation design, Python – and yes, APIs! – that the final show, hot off the presses, is called Data Development and Integrations.
06 Mar 2021
A docking station is a piece of hardware meant to be permanently-ish installed at 1 location, to facilitate plugging a laptop into accessories that are also permanently-ish installed at that location.Continue Reading
06 Mar 2021
Going really deep into the world of “virtual webcams” …
In its latest versions, OBS has an option to set its output as a “webcam.”
06 Mar 2021
To use your tablet or phone as a webcam, fed into your computer, you have to install some software at both ends to trick the two devices into behaving.Continue Reading
06 Mar 2021
To simultaneously video-capture your face and your computer screen, and embed one “picture-in-picture” (PiP) style on top of the other, like a coding Youtuber would:Continue Reading