Salesforce API Testing with Username-Password Authentication

Expired Access/Refresh Token After wasting frustrated time solving an auth issue, I wanted to post a quick note that some may find helpful: if you’re attempting to test your Salesforce API app against your sandbox instance and getting “expired access/refresh token” errors, make sure to append your sandbox name to the username. For example, if […]

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Being Human

First Impressions I had a relatively important meeting a few weeks ago. I had to speak to some people that I wanted to make a good impression on. I met with them, and I thought it went rather well, but afterwards I realized I was putting on a “face” the whole time, trying to impress […]

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Why Are You An Entrepreneur?

Why Are You An Entrepreneur

Lately I’ve been tired. Starting a new business is tough on it’s own, but it’s even harder when it can’t be your primary focus. It’s times like this that the self-doubt creeps in, and I start to wonder “why am I doing this to myself?” If you find yourself asking the same question, or more […]

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Using Your Productivity Flywheel

Using Your Productivity Flywheel

Too Much To Do Lately I’ve been having trouble making significant progress on the things I’m working on. I’ve been hyper focused, but with the amount of different things I’ve been working on, none of them gets very much attention for very long. I’m starting to realize that making significant gains on complex work areas […]

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Mavericks “Less than a minute remaining”

“Less Than A Minute Remaining” Tonight while installing OSX Mavericks, everything seemed to be going well until the progress bar stopped. It got to “Less than a minute remaining” and then it stopped there. For a very long time. I had seen similar behavior while installing Lion and Mountain Lion, and on one of my […]

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API Directories

API Directories

In my quest to get the word out about Collabinate, my API for adding Activity Streams to apps, I have started to keep track of lists of APIs, whether it be in a directory or in some other service. I will keep this API directory list updated as I find more. API Directories and API […]

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Please Use Technology

Please Use Technology

The Realization I sat on a conference call this morning that was very painful. It was painful because we were sending files to a client, and we were doing it via FTP. We had to have an FTP client, because it needed to be secure, and connect to their complex-seeming FTP server. When somebody mentioned […]

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The Prader-Willi Syndrome Honeymoon Period

The Prader-Willi Syndrome Beginning Was Scary Prader-Willi Syndrome is a very scary thing to deal with when your child is born. Your baby doesn’t cry, doesn’t eat, doesn’t move. She is floppy and weak. You don’t know what is going on. You don’t know who to turn to. Often the doctors don’t know what’s going […]

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The API Economy

The API Economy

The Current State of APIs Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time developing an API. It’s RESTful, small, fast, well behaved, follows good design practices, is well documented, and is open sourced. All things that an API should be. But getting into this space has taught me that many APIs are not what they […]

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1000 Words A Day

1000 Words A Day

I Am Inspired Nathan Barry, whom I met at MicroConf 2013, says that one of the most significant contributors to his success is his writing. He made a commitment to himself to write 1000 words a day, and once he stuck to it, saw massive success. I remember feeling a little twinge of interest when […]

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