Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World (Cal Newport, 2016) has been sitting on my bookshelf for a couple years now. I first learned about the book from a HN thread a few years back, and was immediately intrigued. It sounded like a useful exploration of staying
Applies to: Geneva, Helsinki and beyond. Have you ever needed to: Retrieve something using RESTMessageV2 Save that thing as an attachment on a record Do something with the newly generated attachment? This recently came up as a question over in the sndevs slack channel, and I realized that I knew
I can never seem to make up my mind about blogging platforms. I've used WordPress, tried static site generators like Pelican and Jekyll, tried GitHub pages for awhile, and most recently have been using svbtle. Each of these has come along with pros/cons, but I've never quite settled in
The ServiceNow Developer Portal now has a new section for REST API Documentation! This is a great new resource if you're building apps using ServiceNow's REST APIs, and you'll find usable examples including cURL and Python snippets. Check it out! ServiceNow Developer Portal ServiceNow REST API Documentation
Ever wish you had multiple inboxes available to your ServiceNow instance? If you find yourself needing to build out an inbound email integration, and if you find that it's often challenging uniquely identifying which messages are meant for what, this might help you out. Sub-addressing to the rescue. Sub-addressing allows
I've been playing with a Hubsan H107D quadcopter lately. If you happen to own one of these, you've probably discovered by now that the video written to the MicroSD card is not very usable without some conversion. It is stored as a 720x240 AVI by default, and appears rather...squashed.
ServiceNow provides the convenient gs.hasRole(role) method for checking to see if the current user has the specified role(s). This works great if you're only worried about securing something against non-admins, but it will always return true if the current user is an admin. There are times when
Once upon a time, it was easy to find the image you wanted in the ServiceNow image picker. Perhaps it wasn’t pretty, but the filename was visible next to each image, making it easy to Cmd-F / Ctrl-F and locate the item you wanted. Since the Calgary release, file names