Day: July 29, 2016

Slack slash ignore

Rob Malanowski, the internet’s greatest literary platypus brings up a great point about Slack. Now I know their idea is to use it for teams in workplaces. And I’m sure plenty of people do that. However, I use it as a place to hang out with like-minded nerds or all sorts. I also dip my toe into the SupportDriven Slack room which has nearly 1,000 customer support professionals.

Slack is a social tool since I don’t work anywhere that would consider Slack in their business. All Hail SharePoint!

Rob writes in Slack and /ignore:

Slack clearly needs a /ignore command.

One simple command, and everything is back to rainbows and puppy dogs. There are several Slack teams that I visit less and less frequently because they each have one person that I would be happier never hearing from. Without /ignore, I have to opt out of the whole team. That doesn’t seem ideal.

This may not have any place in a workplace team setting but it would be useful to those of us who use it socially.

When they go low, we go high

Michelle Obama’s speech(writer) did a masterful job. I was excited. I was motivated. I was interested and engaged. She ignited a fire and kept it burning all week. She said something I believe set the tone for the entire convention and the party’s message.

“When they go low. We go high.” — Michelle Obama(‘s speech writer)

I won’t try to add anything else but leave these two parts that resonated with me.

How far we’ve come.

I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves — and I watch my daughters — two beautiful, intelligent, black young women — playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters — and all our sons and daughters — now take for granted that a woman can be President of the United States.

Inaction loses.

So in this election, we cannot sit back and hope that everything works out for the best. We cannot afford to be tired, or frustrated, or cynical. No, hear me — between now and November, we need to do what we did eight years ago and four years ago: We need to knock on every door. We need to get out every vote. We need to pour every last ounce of our passion and our strength and our love for this country into electing Hillary Clinton as President of the United States of America.

NPR has the full text of her speech.