Anyone know how to trick slack into thinking im active, even when im not?
I have some sleep issues and often take accidental naps. Which... i persinally hate.
But, it turns out my boss is monitoring slack activity. Is there a way to make my computer do something every 30min so it looks like im online? Pr something on my phone?

Help me lie to my employer!!

@sunflower_avenue What OS are you running?

Linux has a program called 'xdotool' that lets you simulate key presses. I bet there is an accessibility app like that for your OS, where you could write a small script to have it generate keypresses in a slack window every few minutes.

@tty thatd be sweet! Im running a windows machine for work

@sunflower_avenue @tty you can buy mouse jigglers online for pretty cheap, they just pretend to be a mouse over USB and jiggle the mouse a few pixels every now and then

@penny @sunflower_avenue oh! Physically moving the mouse via some mechanism is an interesting angle to approach this problem from!

Heck, that means you could just tape a vibrator or massager to your mouse while you take a nap.


@penny @sunflower_avenue You could also try a javascript approach. If you run this in the developer console on the slack web app, it will dispatch a keypress event every 10 seconds, which may / may not be enough to trick Slack:

setInterval(() => {
window.dispatchEvent(new KeyboardEvent('keydown', {
'key': 'a'
}, 10000)

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