The Interview Master - Cal Fussman

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I love the Tim Ferriss Show podcast, there's very rarely an episode that I don't come away with anything new from. Even so, when I saw there was a 3+ hour episode with someone I'd never heard of I didn't rush into it, I listened to some other things first. 3 hours of my life, are you kidding? I just finished listening though and it was amazing, one of the best - well one of the most entertaining anyway. Cal is packed full of amazing stories and will have you hooked. Be sure to check it out. For…

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Passed MB2-714 CRM Customer Service exam today

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I managed to passed the MB2-714 CRM 2016 Customer Service exam today. It was pretty challenging. All I can recommend is pay close attention to what the exam page says will be the topics and study up on those topics. Neil Parkhurst has published a great series of blog posts summarising a lot of the key content for CRM functionality in these areas and I suggest they are well worth reading in addition to watching the official eLearning material if you have access. CRM Tip of the Day has some pretty…

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Android to Windows Phone experience

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I have a new job and landed a shiny new Lumia 950 XL Windows Phone, so I'm switching from Android for a while to see how I enjoy it. By far the biggest challenge so far is the state of apps, the numbers of apps is less and the quality of the apps you find are a bit hit and miss. Following are some of the main apps or equivalents that I've found to be good. Twitter The official Twitter app is pretty average - it gets the job done, but it's not very configurable and lacks integration with Pocket…

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Record is Unavailable error opening attachments in Notes - Dynamics CRM

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Today I encountered a problem in a Dynamics CRM 2013 environment, the resolution for which reminded me that sometimes a good old fashioned browser cache empty isn't such a lame idea. (TL;DR Empty your browser cache if you get this error) We have a system where we generate a file, save it as an attachment to a Note against a particular entity. The Note is owned by the user who initiated this action. In our case, every time the user clicked on the file they would see the following error: Record…

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Cold Chisel - One Night Stand, 15 Dec 2015

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Have you ever had Karaoke to your favourite song with 10,000 strangers? Because that is what going to a Cold Chisel concert is like - joyous, drunken and great fun. To set the context - I am a Cold Chisel fanatic. And yet I almost wasn't going to go to this concert, but holy crap I am glad I did. I live in Canberra and saw Chisel earlier this year, managing to wangle my way to front row for their warm up gig before the Clispal 500. I figured travelling to Sydney wasn't going to reap the same rew…

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