Friday Slack Off: Slacking Robot Edition

It’s already Friday again? Yep! Time for our Friday Slack Off.

Quick recap: Slack is a tool we’ve been using in our office to try and curb the amount of email we send. It’s sort of like a chatroom with different channels that you can choose – for instance we have a channel where we drop awesome web design stuff. You can ping people individually, or just drop something in there for people to check out in their own time.hippo-783522_1280

It’s an awesome tool, and it’s pretty fun, too. Which is what the Friday Slack Off is – we share with you some of the stuff we’ve been talking about in Slack.

Want to join in on the conversation? We’ve started a staffing-centered Slack channel called #thisstaffinglife. Until Slack makes it automated to sign up, you have to email us to get added. But we promise it will be easy and we won’t email you stuff like “Top 10 Burt Reynolds Jokes.” Unless you are into that type of stuff.


Content Strategy

Why This Resume Caught Airbnb’s Attention–and Went Viral
Nina Mufleh created a resume that got the whole tech world excited. What was so special about it?

Attract & Recruit Big Thinking Talent – Recruiting Social
We’re a Vancouver, Los Angeles and London-based social recruitment company that connects big-thinking businesses with big thinkers

16 Personality Types and the Best Careers for Each One [Infographic] Which career best suits your personality? Find out in this helpful infographic.


This week we were big into photo and video stuff. We have a few projects that are using big custom photos, and we are designing their brand around that.

Twenty20 ~ Showcase, Discover, and Buy the Best in Mobile Photography & Art
Twenty20 is a community to showcase, discover, and buy the best in mobile photography & art.

Expert Housing Benefit Advice for UK Supported Housing
MR Associates help UK supported ‘exempt accommodation’ providers with a range of housing benefit issues by providing clear guidance and expert opinion.

Meet The Chuck II, The First New Converse All Star Design In 100 Years
But how do you redesign the Coca-Cola of shoes without becoming the New Coke of shoes?

Everyday feed of inspirational and motivational wisdom from remarkable people and cultures throughout time.

Find Jobs Hiring in Denver | Staffing Firm | BWBacon
Easily and quickly search our list of technical jobs hiring in Denver or post your own. We recruit for design and development jobs in and around Denver.

Portland Design in the 1960s: Byron Ferris
If a council were formed to determine a list of the “Founding Fathers” of the Portland design community, Byron Ferris’s name would have to be near the top of that list.

Personal training – Website concept
This is a personal training and group training website concept. The images in this concept belong to their respective owners.

Kontor is a London-based boutique real estate consultancy aimed at the design, technology and media industries and beyond.

TANE Digital Video | Creative Digtial Video Agency, New York
Creative Digital Video Agency located in NYC. We translate ideas into one-of-a-kind videos for companies and brands. Specializing in video production and digital media editing.


A handy tool to run against your stage to check for broken links / other weirdness before go-live

REST API Console
A console for your site’s REST API that lives in your WordPress admin.


We are into the whole Robot thing here, of course. But I have to admit… the robo hotel creeps me out.

Doodle: easy scheduling
Doodle radically simplifies the process of scheduling events, meetings, appointments, etc. Herding cats gets 2x faster with Doodle. For free!

Man goes down waterslide backwards, regrets it immediately [VIDEO] “the look on my face is priceless.”

‘Weird Hotel’ In Japan Has Workforce Of Robots That Can Speak Different Languages
There is a place in the world that is truly living in the 22nd century. Perhaps that might be a stretch, but the Henn-na Hotel in Japan does have a workforce almost entirely made up of robots.

Should Portland cops pretend to be curbside panhandlers to bust texting drivers? (photos, poll)
It’s not exactly “Graceland,” but undercover cops in Canada and Southern California have dreamed up a sneaky way to nab law-breaking motorists.

Salmonella outbreak in Portland sickens more than 50
Investigators traced the outbreak to a four-day Open Source Bridge Conference at the Eliot Center in downtown Portland from June 23 to 26. Lab tests confirmed nine illnesses. Dozens of other reported symptoms.

Star Wars Japanese Prints
Transposer l’univers mythique de la sage Star Wars en estampes japonaises, c’est la superbe idée lancée par le site de crowdfunding japonais Maku


Big on Tom Hardy this week. That reminds me, I need to go watch Mad Max again.

Spectre Official Trailer #1 (2015) – Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz Action Movie HD

Attack on Titan: Live Action Trailer

Bronson (2008) Trailer #1 – Nicolas Winding Refn, Tom Hardy Movie HD

Legend Official Trailer #1 (2015) Tom Hardy, Emily Browning Crime Thriller Movie HD


Lillard Releases First Full-Length Track, ‘Soldier In The Game’
Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has been building his rap career one verse at a time through his #4BarFriday project.

Music on TV: ‘True Detective’ Resurrects ‘The Rose’
We talked to the song’s writer, Amanda McBroom, about Conway Twitty’s cover and what it means to her.

PDX Restaurants/Bars

John Gorham, Liz Crain to Publish “The Tasty Cookbook” – Portland Food and Drink
Fresh off the Toro Bravo Cookbook, John Gorham and Liz Crain are now writing The Tasty Cookbook. David Reamer will be doing the photographs, and Sasquatch


Google Analytics and AJAX: page tracking that includes all data – Online Optimizers
Many websites use AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML), however, this can cause the Google Analytics trackingcodes to not function properly.

Ajax Page Tracking with Google Universal Analytics
With the availability of html5 and ajax websites on the rise, how to elegantly integrate Google Universal Analytics into single page javascript applications?

Case Study: How I Turned Autocomplete Ideas into Traffic & Ranking Results with Only 5 Hours of Effort
Don’t sleep on Google Autocomplete for helping you uncover some low-hanging fruit content ideas.

Pinpoint vs. Floodlight Content and Keyword Research Strategies – Whiteboard Friday
Keyword research and content creation have a major aspect in common: We can choose a wide range of topics (or keywords), from very broad to very narrow. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand shows us how that parallel affects the decisions we make as marketers.

Want to join in on the conversation? We’ve started a staffing-centered Slack channel called #thisstaffinglife. Until Slack makes it automated to sign up, you have to email us to get added. But we promise it will be easy and we won’t email you stuff like “Top 10 Burt Reynolds Jokes.” Unless you are into that type of stuff.

That’s it! Email us to join our #thisstaffinglife Slack Group. See you in there!


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