This is part 3 of my continuing experience with an old Epson 9600 i picked up on Craigslist. (See part 1 and Part 2) Do you see what I see? After spending as much on paper, ink, and parts as I did purchasing the printer, I decided to put another ($400) drop in the bucket to pick […]

This is part 2 of my continuing experience with an old Epson 9600 i picked up on Craigslist. (See part 1) That’s so 20th Century First, I wanted to update the firmware to the latest version.  The bigest challenge was that for the Mac, the installer was only available for Mac System 9. (I know, […]

Given my recent foray into large format printing, I needed to dig into the old junk drawer and excavate my Spyder2 Color Calibrator to profile my monitor. It’s been a few years since I last used it, so off to DataColor’s website to download the latest and greatest software. But lo and behold, as has […]

In NYC we keep our large format printers in the kitchen. So, what started as a simple desire to enlarge some of my photos ended up with me on Craigslist and ultimately hauling a six foot wide, 100+ lb printer from South Jersey into my one bedroom NYC apartment. Go big or go home, right? […]

I've maintained this blog for a few years now, posting Salesforce related items on and off (admittedly more off than on). Recently, however, I was asked to kick it up a notch and become an offical blogger at's DeveloperForce for both the Blog and Wiki. I know, right? My first effort was to co-author the […]

Just in Time (JIT) Provisioning allows you to create new standard and portal user records in Salesforce when a user first logs in via an IDP (Identity Provider). So, how is this useful for managing large portals? If you are running a high volume Customer Portal in Salesforce, you may not want to create all […]

A few months back, I converted from Firefox to Chrome because it was much faster loading javascript intensive sites like and Workbench. Plus, it supports a bunch of helpful extensions (like these) that make my job easier. A colleague recently informed me that Workbench has released extensions for both Firefox and Chrome. In Chrome it puts […]


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