VS Code will not launch Chrome to Authenticate new Project

If you cancelled out or for whatever reason cannot get VS Code to launch a new browser window to authenticate your org do the following from command line: lsof -i tcp:1717 kill -9 <the process ID> Instructions are here: https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.sfdx_dev.meta/sfdx_dev/sfdx_dev_troubleshoot_cancel_auth.htm Sounds easy to remember…but then a couple months pass and here I sit wondering why I…

Silly Dev Trick: Apex Flex Queue with Web Callouts

More of a watch out for this but when using Apex Flex Queue with classes that do web callouts you have to add ‘Database.AllowsCallouts’ to your queueable class like so: public class ExampleQueueableClass implements Queueable, Database.AllowsCallouts{ This got me but after the usual hunt and peck the googles answered the call: https://salesforce.stackexchange.com/a/216346/17245 This is the error the…

Network Solutions – Nothing ever Changes

Back in 2015 I moved all my domains over to Google mainly because for 12$ a year they’ll maintain my domain registration, run my DNS, and give me free email ala gmail and at the time I was still hosting my own email, DNS, and web and the email maintenance was just too much specially the never ending spam…

Wave / EA: Counting the number of weeks, months, days, etc. in SAQL

This was for some reason harder than it should have been. Needed to create the number of weeks from the beginning of the year to today. Re-posting this really because there are not a lot of examples out on the web. date_diff(“week”,toDate(“2018-01-01″,”yyyy-MM-dd”), now()) as ‘YearlyGoal’ I will go back later to make the start of the year…

Clicking Link in Email Opens Blank Chrome Tab

Restart Chrome…it has an update that has been applied. Click Help -> About to validate but this issue drove me nuts and since I work on a Mac that only needs rebooting when the VPN crashes (1-4 weeks) I was periodically suffering through this one. It is amazing how long you can deal with a…

Salesforce.com Icons

No school like the old school. A quick way to give quick visual feedback in the Classic Salesforce.com UI is to use the built-in icons in conjunction with a formula field. A source that I have used forever seems to work and then not work so I found another URL that seems to work: Does…