January 2003 Archives

What's in it for me?
Your customer’s personal information is valuable. Don’t expect them to give it to you for free.
January 31, 2003 - 198 words,

Patching Aggie's referrer
A patch for Aggie to fix the broken referrer header.
January 31, 2003 - 244 words, 2 comments

Referral Abuse
Aggregators are misusing the http referrer header to identify themselves.
January 30, 2003 - 346 words, 16 comments

Crude remote server availabity checking
Check your server availability with Google Translate.
January 25, 2003 - 214 words, 1 comment

Is this the end?
Spammers are starting to figure out SpamAssassin.
January 22, 2003 - 98 words, 4 comments

Laptop usability
I wish my laptop was better able to detect changes in my work states.
January 22, 2003 - 162 words, 3 comments

Library Access
Always be on the lookout to provide additional value to your customers, especially if you can do it without adding any cost.
January 21, 2003 - 80 words, 2 comments

Rethinking Warchalking
Warchalks are just advertising for open wireless networks.
January 21, 2003 - 193 words,

Color Correction
Letting people see your products in every available color combination is a good idea. Just make sure that you’re showing the right colors.
January 20, 2003 - 59 words,

Another reason for favicons
Including a favicon for your site makes it easier for people using tabbed browsers.
January 19, 2003 - 78 words,

Jury Duty
I’m on jury duty next week, so I’m looking for WiFi near the courthouse.
January 17, 2003 - 114 words, 3 comments

Broken aggregator
Bad feeds have broken my aggregator. This problem could be exploited by a malicious attacker.
January 17, 2003 - 294 words, 3 comments

Prices anyone?
Product reviews need to provide more complete product information.
January 17, 2003 - 227 words,

External Links in new windows
Alter the behavior of external links in Movable Type.
January 10, 2003 - 245 words, 17 comments

Expressions
A Movable Type plugin for plugin developers. Let people use expressions like <MTFoo bar="[MTEntryBody encode_xml="1"]"> in your plugins.
January 8, 2003 - 375 words, 2 comments

Worth quoting
Penn Gillette on professionalism.
January 4, 2003 - 66 words,

Spam humor
Cruising through the spam that SpamAssassin caught in the last month, I came across some funny messages.
January 4, 2003 - 90 words, 2 comments

Small Businesses missing the Web
Many small businesses don’t think they need a Web site. But having a site can enhance any business, save money, and increase revenue.
January 3, 2003 - 764 words, 1 comment

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Don’t wait until the night before the talk to write it. Crazy, I know.
Speaking for Geeks: Tell a Story (Dec 13)
Telling a story keeps your presentation focused, keeps your audience interested, and makes it easier for you to remember your talk.
Speaking for Geeks: Where to speak (Dec 11)
You've got a great idea for a talk. How do you find conferences to submit it to?
Speaking for Geeks: Getting your session accepted (Dec 10)
Your conference speaking submissions are not getting accepted because they're bad. Here's how to make them better.
Speaking for Geeks: What Should I Talk About? (Dec 9)
Don't wait for that conference to come calling before you start planning for it.

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