September 2002 Archives

Email Marketing Usability
Jakob Nielsen turns to a subject dear to my heart: the improving your email newsletters to enhance the reader experience.
September 30, 2002 - 291 words,

Banana Republic
Hartlepool, England has elected a monkey for mayor.
September 27, 2002 - 55 words,

Internet MLS discussion
The National Association of Realtors is considering a ruling that will prevent brokers from displaying full property data on the Web. Read how this might help consumers.
September 26, 2002 - 897 words, 14 comments

The Amazing Google
I needed a driver for a product, but I didn’t know who made it. This sounds like a job for Google.
September 24, 2002 - 286 words, 2 comments

Creating a comments feed
How to create an RSS feed of your recent comments in Movable Type.
September 20, 2002 - 151 words, 9 comments

Movable Designs
Stolen MT designs show up in Radio.
September 19, 2002 - 35 words, 3 comments

Agile requirements
How to use solid requirements management principles in an agile environment.
September 19, 2002 - 187 words,

A reason to buy
Anti-piracy measures that reward music fans instead of punishing them.
September 18, 2002 - 186 words, 3 comments

Worth quoting
"The problem is that few portals... have much in the way of content management functionality..."
September 17, 2002 - 52 words,

Comments feed
An RSS feed that contains the comments on items in this weblog. Keep up to date on the comments without repeatedly checking the site.
September 17, 2002 - 93 words, 8 comments

GPL restricts innovation?
LawMeme looks at government-sponsored open source software.
September 17, 2002 - 32 words,

Chinese filtering check
Is access to your Web site being blocked by the Chinese government? Here’s how you can find out.
September 16, 2002 - 68 words,

Agile gloss
Can agile methodolgies work on large-scale projects? This New Architect article promises to tell us, but it doesn’t quite make it.
September 13, 2002 - 246 words, 5 comments

Recent Comments bug fix
A simple fix for a MySQL bug that kept Movable Type from displaying recent comments correctly.
September 10, 2002 - 304 words,

Wireless Adoption
At the real estate softare company where I used to work, our WAP product won us sales, but nobody bought it.
September 10, 2002 - 501 words,

Search box patterns
A thorough analysis of search interfaces.
September 9, 2002 - 68 words,

Usability test serendipity
Marketers can use usability testing to build a better product.
September 9, 2002 - 67 words,

RSS for publishers
Mark Nottingham’s introduction to RSS for content publishers.
September 9, 2002 - 58 words,

Landspeeder for sale
A full-size Star Wars Land Speeder for sale on eBay.
September 5, 2002 - 32 words, 4 comments

eGray
A well-executed use of online satire in the California Governor’s race.
September 4, 2002 - 95 words, 4 comments

Opportunity lost
Improve the customer experience of automated emails.
September 3, 2002 - 638 words, 1 comment

KM Myths
These seven Knowledge Management mistakes happen in a variety of software implementations.
September 3, 2002 - 73 words,

SpamAssassin plugin for Eudora
Users of Eudora can de-spam their mailbox with this free plugin.
September 3, 2002 - 49 words, 3 comments

IMAPAssassin
Filter your mail with SpamAssassin from your desktop over IMAP.
September 3, 2002 - 56 words, 3 comments

DoubleClick's privacy settlement
A quick overview of the events leading to DoubleClick’s privacy settlement.
September 2, 2002 - 104 words,

Labor Day origins
Why is the first Monday in September a national holiday?
September 2, 2002 - 65 words,

Google woes
Why won’t Google provide a more complete description?
September 1, 2002 - 69 words, 1 comment

Recently

Assumptions and project planning (Feb 18)
When your assumptions change, it's reasonable that your project plans and needs change as well. But too many managers are afraid to go back and re-work a plan that they've already agreed to.
Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s
Are 1:1s confidential? (Jan 2)
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower (Jan 1)
Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team? (Dec 28)
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.
What agenda items should a manager bring to a 1:1? (Dec 23)
At least 80% of a 1:1 agenda should be driven by your report, but if you also to use this time to work on things with them, then you’ll have better meetings.

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