Tag Archives: Community

How to Create a Slack Chat Community with Auto-invites

UPDATE — Just ignore everything below and go here: https://my.slack.com/admin/shared_invites. Hands-down, the easiest solution. UPDATE: New Public/Shared Slack Invite Links — The solution below that I’ve written might be obsolete very soon. Slack has no doubt taken notice how many communities (not just company teams) are utilizing Slack. They haven’t given in completely yet, but […]

Tired of Technology

Woh, for a tech blog, that’s about as cynical and ironic of a header as you can get, but it’s true. As much as I feel some days like completely deleting all those many social profiles I’ve built, wiping out all my websites, blogs, and comments across the web, tossing my laptop in the trash, […]

Opinion Responsibility

I’ve already touched on the worst extreme of opinions online because of the issue of trolling. But, what about normal day-to-day communication, writing, and commenting? Just because something we say isn’t over-the-top rude doesn’t necessarily make it any less harmful. The internet is full of misinformation, misleading headlines, implications, inferences, scandalous tones, and so on. […]

User vs Customer

Many services (especially web-based ones) offer both free and premium services and products. While there is a clear line between a free tool and a premium one (you’d remember paying for something), users tend to conveniently forget that fact when it comes to support. Let’s break down the differences… User A user, as you would […]

Websites Holding Your Info Hostage

I want to clarify upfront that all the points found throughout this article are not necessarily aimed at any company specifically. Although, I mention a few examples in part, it’s important to understand that they merely sparked the idea for this article and most of the information found throughout are simply my generalized observations from […]

The Truth About Piracy

The majority of what most people probably “know” about piracy, likely comes from those annoying propaganda ads and FBI warnings found at the start of many DVDs. However, the truth, like with anything, lies in a bigger picture of the many different angles and perspectives and isn’t simply black and white. Let’s clear up the […]

Story of the Internet Troll

Where in the real world, many people are average, boring, conservative consumerists, that dress alike and think alike, drive the same cars, and listen to the same music in an almost pathological “I’m completely normal and socially acceptable, so please don’t look at me or judge.” kind of way, the internet is a totally different […]

My Coding Code of Ethics

Quick and Dirty I loathe licensing. All the code I write and share on my blog (unless otherwise noted) is public domain (wiki). In short, that means there is no license whatsoever, no limitations, and you do not need to ask permission. My writings, ideas, theories, opinions, observations, creations, projects, experiments, etc., however, are of […]

Real-world vs Online Networking

Real-world Networking Unless you’ve lived in a bomb shelter your whole life, whether you know it or not, you already do real-world networking, because it’s basic human nature. All throughout our lives, I’m sure most of us networked in one way or another. From kindergarten, being friends with the rich kid who had the really […]