Month: February 2017

Cleaning messages from Slack automatically

Slack is a common item in our toolbelts these days, and the free tier makes it accessible to just about every project.

It has an extensive archive ability that can be useful for channels with human-sourced content. However, if you’re lucky enough to have some bots/automata to converse with, sometimes the chat logs are more like a panegyric for .bash_history that would surely make Hal2000 laugh maniacally from the ether.

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Extending the WordPress editor as part of a custom theme

To bodge, or not to bodge, that is the question…

In software development recognizing the “proper” way, according to principles such as reusability, simplicity, and isolation, is one edge of a sword that cuts in both directions. Many will find a gut instinct against coding hacks that don’t reach those goals, even if the efficiency they generate frees up more time in other areas.

What’s discussed here is likely not a technique you’d want to use in building something professionally. It’s a shortcut towards adding bespoke features quickly. Are there better ways? Absolutely. Worthy of your time? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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