Please Say Just Hello In Chat
2010-07-19 12:32:12 you: Hi 2010-07-19 12:32:15 co-worker: Hello. ## CO-WORKER GOES BACK TO THEIR WORK AND UNDERSTANDS THAT CHAT IS ASYNC 2010-07-19 12:34:01 you: I'm working on [something] and I'm trying to do [etc...] 2010-07-19 12:35:21 co-worker: Oh, that's [answer...]
It's as if you sent an ACK and a callback method and then continued processing while your coworker worked through their request queue!
Please don't do this instead:
2010-07-19 12:32:12 you: Hi -- I'm working on [something] and I'm trying to do [etc...] ## YOU WAIT IN A BLOCKING STATE FOR AN UNACKNOWLEDGED REQUEST 2010-07-19 12:33:32 co-worker: **doesn't answer because they are are OOTO **
Note that you get much more accomplished because you spend no time in a blocking state.
Short link to this page: http://yeahhello.com/. (If you see that as someone's status, feel free to say "Hello!".)