The Daily Grind Guest Appearance

Richard Lewis
Earlier this month I dropped by my friend Kelly Johnson’s podcast she is just starting up The Daily Grind Podcast check out our conversation as we talk about Pickleball, Jaycees, Software Conferences, and what i do as a Developer Advocate. Click here to subscribe

What WordPress Plugins am I using in 2017?

Richard Lewis
It’s been four years since I wrote my last update about what plugins I’m using on my WordPress platform. I’ve gotten more simple about the plugins and what I need them to do for me. Last time I wrote a post about the plugins their were seven and now I’m only running five.

Why I Jaycee

Richard Lewis
The second week of October annually is Jaycee Week, it’s the week where we as Jaycees celebrate the founding of our organization in 1915 by Henry Giessenbier Jr. Ironically this month marks my 14th year as a member. So what better time of the year than now to share with you why I Jaycee? I joined the Jaycees to help make my community a better place. But I stay a Jaycee because it gives me the opportunity to be a Young Active Citizen, who can create positive change within my community.

My Favorite Salesforce Tools

Richard Lewis
Last year Icame across a post by Sharif Shaalanon his blog Salesforce.com Tips, Tricks, Solutions, and Thoughtstalking about his favorite Salesforce Tools he uses quite often and I really enjoyed his posting, so I thought I would share my favorite tools. Salesforce.com prides it’s self as a “No Software”company meaning everything you need to get up and running is in the product and platform. Well you may not need software to get up and running on Salesforce but it takes great tools to keep to running smooth and efficient.

My Experience with Freedompop

Richard Lewis
I live outside of Chicago so there are a lot of options for mobile high speed internet. My cellular carrier is Sprint which has amazing LTE service and I’m getting on average 24Mbps down but there tethering plan is not worth the monthly cost for my usage. I first heard about Freedompop via a podcast called Tech News Today a couple of years ago so I started to get familiar with it back then but really didn’t have a need for it at the time.

Monitor Your Salesforce Instance Via An Automated Email

Richard Lewis
One of the challenges I face within Salesforce is noticing performance issues before my users do. It doesn’t happen to often but when it does my users notice. Like any other system Salesforce is only as weak as its weakest link. To help me stay ahead without constantly having to look at trust.salesforce.com I’ve created a zap using Zapier to monitor the rss feed for my server and send me a email when an incident is reported though the rss feed.