Slack as an Async Communication Protocol

Slack. Love it or hate it, it’s here and you’re likely using it in your day-to-day work if you’re Silicon Valley illuminati.

Want to take your Slack to the next level? Treat it as an asynchronous communication protocol!


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How I Practice Guitar

Over time I’ve come to realize that how you tackle problems matters more than what you know before you start tackling a problem. Having a system for subdividing a problem and addressing its issues in smaller, manageable pieces can make...

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An Intro to Phish

“One hour. Give me one hour and I’ll listen to it.”

And thus the challenge was set. One hour to introduce Phish to someone who, despite a sophisticated taste in music, had never sampled the wonders and joys that are...

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iTunes Keyboard Navigation Insanity

I don’t really like using a mouse. I vastly prefer to use a keyboard to navigate when using a computer. I use things like LaunchBar and vim because they’re really good at accelerating things with keyboard shortcuts.

The current...

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French Toast


  • 1 tsp finely ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsps powered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp bourbon
  • 4 eggs
  • Bread, sliced about 1/2 cm thick
  • Butter


  • Heat cast iron pan...
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Make me a Mac!

I use Macs. I have for a while now. I have a short list of things I need to do when faced with a fresh OS X install. This isn’t the comprehensive list of all the apps I touch in...

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Trey A for Axe-Fx II FW18.03

Time for an update to my Trey Anastasio patch for the Axe-Fx II! We got some crazy new realism with the 18.03 firmware release and the G3’ification of the MkIII Clean and Shiva Clean amp models meant it was time...

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One Port Rises

Apple’s March 9th keynote unveiled the incredibly thin, slightly more powerful, and beautifully Retina-display’ed MacBook. It also came with a new design twist: it has one port, and only one port. And it’s not a port we’ve seen...

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That one magical morning on BART...

I ride BART every day. I get on in the mornings at the second stop on the line. In spite of being so close to the start of the line, it’s always very full. BART likes to brag that it...

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...and don't tell anyone about it!

I had this chemistry professor in first year university who was, for lack of a better term, a real stickler for perfection. Perfection being defined as “his way of doing things” of course. He was adamant you write your name...

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