Get Shift Done: Tips and Tricks
Slack has become something of an office sensation in recent years, with users praising both its ability to streamline business communications and its infinite opportunities to add a little levity to the 9-to-5 daily grind. This trick may not win you any corporate comm awards, but posting secret celebrity messages to your office’s #random channel may bring a smile to your coworkers’ faces.
Developer Nathan Hoad’s brilliant Slacker web app integrates seamlessly with Slack itself. After logging in at https://slacker.nathanhoad.net, simply select the team you’d like to authorize Slacker to post from:
You’ll then be prompted to select from more than 50 beloved pop culture personalities. Select the Khaleesi herself, Daenerys Targaryen, and Slacker will rattle off one of the character’s catchphrases for you to post — or you can type anything else you’d like her to parrot to your team.
Slacker will ask you to specify which channel you are sharing to, and then simply click Post Message. But be warned, Slacker can be seriously addictive. If you’re not careful, you might end up turning your channel into something like this:
Slacker is completely anonymous, so your teammates won’t be able to tell how Darth Vader slipped through HR or what Hermione is doing on the PR Team’s channel. But be mindful — with great power comes great responsibility. Happy Slacking!
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