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Instacart and Social Sharing

Has anyone ever intentionally shared their Instacart grocery order on Facebook or Twitter? Why is this a thing?

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Sorted “scientifically”

I find Slack’s “All unreads” view to be really helpful when jumping back in after time away. I found their default sorting of “Sorted scientifically” to be funny. I have no idea what “scientifically” means in this context.

Sidenote: I had to Google “unreads” to see if it was even a word. Wiktionary says it is, but I call bullshit. Trying say “unreads” out loud; Its incredibly awkward. If I designed this I would have used “unread.”

Looking at the list of unread messages also doesn’t provide any clues as to what “scientifically” means. My guess is something around relevance; perhaps my commonly used channels rise to the top.

I’ve spent a lot of time through the years obsessing over interface text (just look at the sidenote above) so its funny to see Slack almost give up and use the most jargony jargon. They could have used “Sorted magically” and it would mean the exact same thing to me.

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Lightweight Heavy-Duty Garden Hose

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A completely normal way to watch a movie

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HD1 M2

I’ve had these Sennheiser headphones for about 3 years, and I just learned that the volume toggle is also a button. Its definitely a clever interface, but it’s not at all obvious. I also imagine its more costly and likely to fail than just having a separate button.

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Loki, God of Mischief

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My yard is covered in this stuff

I could use a snow shovel to clear it. What is this stuff and why is it everywhere?!

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Please enter your phone number…

The phone number input field has an incremental increase/decrease control.

This is the web’s equivalent of those old rotary telephones.

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The first 5,000 users on Dribbble.com

I’m user #572 on Dribbble, with my account created on Jan 19, 2010. Thats kind of cool. Scrolling through this list is like a who’s who of 2010 web design.

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The Sweetest Sound

There’s nothing better than listening to my kids doing the dishes while I enjoy a glass of wine.