I recently readFire on the Prairieand it is an excellent book about the life of former mayor of Chicago Harold Washington. It was really eye opening in many ways. I have always heard about the so-called Council Wars, but I had no idea that one of the main driving factors was Washington’s race; the other was he was a non-machine politician.
I could probably do another blog post on the book and how a lot of the bigots in power then are still around today, but I want to talk about an omission from the book.
I’ve done a lot of requests lately but I have gotten mainly no responsive records and a lot of 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(v) exemptions. It’s disheartening especially since I do this on the side of my regular job as a hobby and I don’t have the resources or time to follow up and appeal with every request.
That being said, I still have a healthy backlog of requests to submit and I’m going to post a few quick blogs about these FOIA trials and tribulations. No records is never a fun response to open, but I am still an ardent believer in accountability and transparency and will keep fighting the good fight.
This is my first real technical Salesforce blog! A customer had many ship-tos and wanted a way to collaborate from one account to another.
I demoed two ways: the first is the classic Chatter post where all the account owners reside. This way, they can get the notifications on their terms via subscriptions.
This isn’t necessarily the jazziest way to demo multiple account coordination. That’s when I wanted to have my good friend process builder iterate through the account hierarchy and let the other account owners know about something.
A coworker is leaving my team today. I’m sad, but it’s a great opportunity for him and he’s going to be in the Salesforce ecosystem so we’ll definitely cross paths again. While we didn’t work on a lot of projects together, I couldn’t help but think of some words of wisdom he told me that I use all the time.
I write to remember, and I’m writing to remember what hosting my first Thanksgiving was like. This way, whether its next year or two years from now, I’ll know what worked well and what didn’t. So follow along dear reader and learn from my mistakes!