Category archives for "fast bits"

The REAL reason Slack became a billion dollar company

Satya van Heummen:

“Yeah the power of slack is that if you don’t follow it all then time you’ve lost the conversation. So just Slack 24/7 and you’ll be fine :-D” / And then it hit me. This is what drives Slacks’ success. Because if you don’t follow Slack all the time you do not and cannot take part in the conversation with your team members anymore.

When it comes to team communication I’ve been using Slack for something like 2 years now and this is an adequate summary. Slack has completely changed the way we communicate within the team, email has been reduced to basically nothing.

If you have an active stream, it’s very easy to miss important messages, especially when you’re not directly @ referenced in the conversation. I try to read everything, it’s become my No.1 Twitter. I definitely pay more attention to @ mentions (but @here and @channel should have a different notification, they’re certainly less important than direct mentions).

I still think it’s way better than email. Emails are like regular postal mails with the additional benefit of immediate replies. I’m also a proponent of transparency within the team: even if you have something to discuss with someone, it’s way better to do it in one of the channels than in private messages. I’ve had experience in both styles and the pros clearly outweigh the cons.

Amuse + Crunch conferences, Budapest 28-30 October

There are still tickets for both Amuse (UX) and Crunch (data) conferences organized by Prezi and USTREAM here in Budapest. The lineup for both conferences are stellar, and you can purchase tickets for workshops as well. In case of Amuse it’s worth visiting all workshops: Visual Essentials for Product Designers, Prototyping, and, you guessed it, Design Thinking. The tickets are $300 for each.

Dropbox is a damn perfect feature

Casey Newton at the Verge is arguing that Dropbox is overvalued:

[a]fter years of investment and exploration, syncing files is still the only thing Dropbox does well. Steve Jobs knew this: he famously told Houston (while trying to acquire it) that his company was “a feature and not a product.”

I see the first sentence here as its main strength. I was evaluating for my personal use both Google Drive and iCloud Drive and none of them matched the ease of use and reliability of Dropbox.

Még kevesebb ember látja a Facebookon kirakott tartalmunkat

Time.com:

Over the past several months, Facebook has been reducing the organic reach of Pages. Even if a person Likes a company or organization on the social network, they’re unlikely to naturally see that Page’s content in their News Feed. In a recent study of more than 100 brand Pages, Ogilvy & Mather found that companies’ posts dropped from reaching 12% of their followers in October to just 6% by February. The tech blog Valleywag reports that Facebook is planning to dial reach down to 1% to 2% of followers eventually.

Innen csókoltatok mindenkit, aki valaha egyetlen eurót is elköltött a follower táborának kövérítéséhez.

Ellopták a Photoshop forráskódját is

Előkerült a Photoshop ellopott forráskódja is, Krebs:

Over this past weekend, AnonNews.org posted a file by the same name and size that was not password protected, and appeared to be source code for Adobe Photoshop. (…) Asked about the AnonNews posting’s similarities to the leaked source code troves discovered by this publication in late September, Adobe’s Edell said indeed that it appears the intruders got at least some of the Photoshop source code.

/via @iraszl

Skype iOS 7

Végre valahára frissült a Skype is iOS-en, ezúttal már az iOS 7 Ive flat stílusban használhatjuk ezt a remek programot. Előnye, hogy hasonlóan néz ki az iOS 7 natív appokhoz, a billentyűzet is végre új típusú szürke. Ha jól látom, javították még benne azt is, hogy emoji írás után a billentyűzet nem ugrott a helyére és rá kellett jönni trial and errorból, hogy a 16 pixeles emoji ikonra kell megint ütni, hogy eltűnjön.

Továbbra is nagy fájdalmam viszont, hogy az unread count nem szinkronizál le a sok iOS eszközömön, így praktikusan értelmetlenné is válik, illetve én valamiért szeretnék egy olyan logout gombot rá, ami az összes eszközön egyszerre léptet ki. (Igazából nem is akarom, hogy kiléptessen, csak tüntessen el a kontaktjaim listájáról – időnként erre is szükség lenne.)

Elfogták az XMS laptop rablókat

Az RTL Klubon volt benne a tegnap esti anyagban. A videóban elhangzik, hogy a laptopokat nem találták már náluk. update: áttöltöttem a videót az Indavideóra, mert az RTL Klub videó kiszolgálása alkalmatlan az internetes felhasználásra, a “You Had One Job” tipikus esete, viszont legalább mindent elkövetnek, hogy a teljesen használhatatlan és bűn ronda weblapjukon kelljen nézni.

Dropbox válaszol a Google Drive-ra

A blogjukból:

Dropbox Pro now comes in flavors of 100 and 200 GB, but at the price of the original 50 and 100 GB plans. For those of you who need even more space, a brand new 500 GB plan is also joining the posse!

Vagyis dupláztak és van már 500 gigás plan is (vigyázat, a pricing oldalukon még nem éles!). Ma el akartam küldeni 50 megát mailen, a Google szólt, hogy 25 mega a limit, oké, megosztottam Google Drive-on, de sajnos elfelejtettem publikusra állítani a linket. Viszont ez még mindig egy lépéssel több, mint a Dropbox, ahol elég bedobni a mappába, jobb klikk és mehet a link mailbe.

SpamSieve 2.9.2

SpamSieve 2.9.2 released:

C-Command Software has released SpamSieve 2.9.2, which improves compatibility with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and updates some graphics for the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The latest release of the spam-filtering software also updates its recommended condition for Apple Mail rules to Every Message from Message Type Is Mail, and your rules will be auto-updated when you next open Mail in OS X 10.7 Lion.

Vannak emberek, akik még mindig a kliens oldalon kínlódnak a spam szűréssel?