Remind Me, Slack

Tomorrow morning at 9 AM I have to run the reboot now command on one of our servers in order to get Cloud Linux up and running. It’s my job because while it’s morning here in Italy, most everyone on that server is sleeping somewhere in North America while it goes down for 30 seconds to reboot. Tim showed me a cool trick in Slack that I love. The /remind command. I can tell Slack to remind me to do something and some later time and it will. For example, the following command will remind me to reboot the Sonic Youth server at 9 AM tomorrow.

/remind me to reboot sonic youth server at 9AM tomorrow

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It’s the little things that impress me most. God is in the details of Slack. When I first saw it I was like, “Ho hum, another ‘communication’ tool.” But once we started using it as an aggregation hub for the various services we run at Reclaim Hosting, I was blown away. And now that I live there, I’m loving how versatile it is. Turns out it’s also a damn good personal organizer. Who knew?

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3 Responses to Remind Me, Slack

  1. Maha Bali says:

    I hear u. I almost wanna have a Slack group for team ‘self’ to help me stay organized 😉

    There isn’t much Slack does that u can’t do elsewhere but on its own it does so much more than any other “thing” and integrates so well with other things that it’s really really great

    I use it for different teams and it’s versatile enough to support different team processes with different integrations and setups. And I hear their privacy policy is good too (ummm i should probably read it)

  2. Maha Bali says:

    P.S. I can’t stand Slack on PC tho. I only like it on Android. So i am curious that u like it when u don’t use a smartphone

  3. Reverend says:

    Maha,

    I have a Mac and the Slack App is quite nice. I am generally clumsy on a smartphone though, so I might be very biased!

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