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Tides Success Story @ Salesforce.org

Forgot about the interview and discussion we had back in late 2017 with Salesforce.org on everything we have built at Tides. It’s funny, we’ve built and done so much more since then and are in the process of a massive grants management system as well.

Tides
Link to the Tides Sucess Story at Salesforce.org

TAG Member Spotlight

TAG did a wonderful spotlight on me a while back. Really well done. This was early on in our membership with TAG. Since then, I have really found it to be even more of a wonderful group and stepped into a Board role with TAG.

Combining multiple fields from a Jitterbit connection into a large text field in Formula Builder

Took me a while to work this through. It should have been pretty easy but the Jitterbit Formula Builder syntax is just different enough to be a little bit of a challenge. Basically, I had a need to take multiple fields from a Jitterbit connection and map them over to a multiple line large string text field. We were taking some data parsed into separate fields and just moving them into a big text...

NUT ups.conf configuration for OMNIVS 1500XL USB

The Tripplite OmniVS 1500XL is a great home/SOHO USB UPS that is expandable with external battery packs. But, the NUT support on Debian-based linux distros is no bueno. They support Redhat-based with some software, but Debian users are stuck with NUT and tripplite_usb driver support. The unit doesn’t dish a few variables via the tripplite_usb driver so you kind of want to add a few...

Standard WordPress Attacks Visualized

Everyone that runs WordPress or any website knows there are thousands upon thousands of servers across the Internet doing nothing but looking for vulnerabilities and trying to hack sites. Logs directly don’t give you the sense of what is really happening in a nice visual way. An old favorite of mine, Logstalgia, is a fun way to see what all those servers trying to take you down, hack and...

Nextcloud 14 upgrade error “Updates between major versions and downgrades are unsupported” fix

I’ve been cursed with this error I think every major upgrade since the migration from ownCloud to Nextcloud a couple of years ago. I have another posting on disabling this check on a previous version. It makes me not want to run the upgrades because they always fail. I’m unsure what check it’s finding that incorrectly flags the existing installed version, no matter what that...

My Fail2Ban Lists

After years of collecting attacks and doing some recent pattern changes, I’m going to setup the structure here to periodically share some of the jail IPs that I continue to snag. I’ll publish them here. The goal isn’t to provide a publishing blacklist or anything, but just be of some additional confirmation if people are searching out IP addresses of bad actors to their...

NetSuite Release Notes 2018.2 In Excel Format

I really appreciate the release notes but deciding on how to address them really requires a list format. I had to parse it all out and use an internal project management took, but I figured I would share it out in case anyone else found this useful or helpful as they developed a test plan. Not official, but taken from the release notes PDF at NetSuite in early August 2018. ...

Setup Android Calendar, Contacts, and Gmail Apps for Office 365

I’m really surprised this is not posted somewhere with clean instructions. The obvious path here is just to get the really nice Outlook Android app and be done with it, but some users tend to want to pull business calendar events into their personal calendars that are native to Android. Outlook does the contact sync back to contacts in Android as a option, but it does not yet sync calendars...