February 2016

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Paul Westerberg and The Replacements make a number of appearances in this blog. As significant American songwriters/bands go, I put Westerberg/Replacements up there with Dylan/The Band (I know…The Band = Canadian), REM, Gram Parsons/Burritos/Byrds, NMH, etc.

This great interview (which originally appeared on Vanyaland) really captures two American originals: Westerberg and Wolf.

I dunno. I’m just glad they – and this video – exist(s).


I suppose it’s (sorta) occasioned by the fact that Westerberg has a great new record out with Juliana Hatfield under the nom de rock: The I Don’t Cares.

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I do love Slack.

It hits the notes I feel ALL successful web apps must; in its own way, it is Social, Fun, and Competitive.

My love had a downside, however.

I turned everyone I knew on to it, and compelled colleagues and clients to create Slack Teams. This led to my Slack Mac App becoming so bloated with teams in its sidebar, that I couldn’t even find some because they had been pushed down “below the fold” of the app.

Of course, not all of these teams ever became/remained active, and so I wanted to do some cleaning, and delete these teams I no longer needed, so that I could see the ones I did.

But, for the life of me, I couldn’t not phrase a Google search that returned an answer on how to hide, delete, or remove some of the inactive/semi-active teams (channels, sure…teams: nope!). Slack’s online resources seemed to aggressively avoid answering this question.

Well, I finally figured it out, and, both to save you the time and to remind myself (because the process isn’t terribly intuitive), here’s how to do it:

  • Highlight the Team you want out of your sidebar (i.e. click on its icon)
  • Click on the Team Name at the top left of the app
  • This triggers a drop down menu, where you’ll see an option to “Sign out of [Team Name]” – click it

One you do – poof – the icon for the team disappears from the sidebar.

PS – you can re-arrange the order of your teams by clicking and dragging.

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