5 Meta Hacks of the Week: 6/29/18

5 Meta Hacks of the Week

Here’s my 5 hacks for last week. If you want to keep up to date with the latest weekly Meta Hacks, you’ll want to subscribe here. Every week, the 5 Meta Hacks of the Week includes little gems from around the Internet that I find, or tips I’ve come across that I’ve personally found quite useful. I love sharing them with the community, and also enjoy receiving your very own tips and gems. Please share your own ideas with me here and I’ll select the best to share with the rest of the community on the very next 5 Meta Hacks of the Week.


Daniel, Founder & CEO
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1. Smuxi
Looking for a an all-in-one cross platform messaging app for Twitter, IRC, JabbR, chat, etc.? Check out Smuxi.

2. Design for forward motion
In western culture, a logo pointing visually in 2 o’clock direction is perceived as a forward movement hence forward thinking and positive. Art.Levedev, one of my favorite design agencies located in Russia explains it very well in this blog post. Warning: it’s in Russian. If you use Chrome, right-click and select ‘translate’.

3. Fortune of the Week
You are scrupulously honest, frank, and straightforward. Therefore you
have few friends.

4. Linux at, batch, atq, and atrm commands
Use Linux shell reminders with the `at` command:
$ at 11:45 Wednesday
at> echo “Meet Alice at Zing coffee shop”
at> ^D
$ job 1 at Wed Jun 27 11:45:00
Linux will email you (localhost mail) at indicated time.

5. Joke of the Week
Q: How do you keep a moron in suspense?