June 2003 Archives

Zen development
Bill Zeller explains the idea behind iterative programming and the release early release often mentality with a short zen parable.
June 28, 2003 - 52 words,

Simple Amazon wishlist display
Insert your Amazon.com wishlist into any Web page by simply including a bit of JavaScript code.
June 27, 2003 - 140 words, 19 comments

Git yer Amazon Hacks
Amazon Hacks includes a couple of MTAmazon tips.
June 26, 2003 - 41 words, 1 comment

Spam Spell Checker
Spam tricks my filters by misspelling all the words. So how about a spam filter that works by spell check?
June 26, 2003 - 85 words, 10 comments

Retainer offer
It has occurred to me that I’ve never actually asked for business from my readers. So as something of an experiment, I’m going to make an offer that is exclusively open to you, my weblog readers.
June 24, 2003 - 220 words, 4 comments

URIs are forever
Once you put a document online, links will point to that address forever.
June 23, 2003 - 150 words, 1 comment

Donations and open source teams
Many open source projects accept donations as a way of funding their development efforts and I’m wondering how these donations are typically distributed among team members.
June 23, 2003 - 146 words, 4 comments

Blogroll autodiscovery
An automated way for machines to find and process your blogroll would benefit applications like Feedster as well as making it easier for tools to find related weblogs.
June 20, 2003 - 149 words, 3 comments

Atomz responds
In talking with Atomz, I’ve discovered why their free service exists. It isn’t a marketing blunder, but rather a generous decision to continue supporting legacy users after the companies business model changed.
June 20, 2003 - 864 words, 6 comments

Domain registration time
It’s time to renew the registration for kalsey.com and I’m evaluating my options and soliciting suggestions from the peanut gallery.
June 19, 2003 - 50 words, 16 comments

Refreshing permission
Buy.com understands a key principle of email marketing: permission goes stale. How they asked for my renewed permission is a lesson in good marketing.
June 19, 2003 - 106 words, 3 comments

Ecommerce liability
Guess has been fined by the government for leaving their Web site open to known security vulnerabilities. What affect will this have on your business?
June 19, 2003 - 123 words, 2 comments

Atomz stupidity
Atomz is a great search engine, but their sales and marketing people need a reality check. When you outgrow their free service, your only paid option starts at $15,000.
June 18, 2003 - 376 words, 9 comments

Keyword confusion
Some of my document metadata was misinterpreted by a reader. Should I be doing something differently?
June 18, 2003 - 409 words, 12 comments

Build your brand
Consultants who blog report that their blogs don’t earn them clients. So why should they keep on blogging? It builds their brand.
June 16, 2003 - 519 words, 5 comments

Not Radio
To the person who’s trying a variety of URLs to find mySubscriptions.opml on my server: this blog isn’t made with Radio Userland. So you won’t find it.
June 16, 2003 - 55 words, 9 comments

ActiveWords
If you are a Windows user, you need to try ActiveWords. If you are a marketer, you need to try marketing by blog like Buzz does.
June 16, 2003 - 564 words, 4 comments

...Cut once
The origin of this blog’s title is the old carpenter’s adage, "measure twice, cut once." The adage admonishes builders to plan carefully. Measure each board before you cut it, since once it’s been cut, you can’t undo the cut.
June 15, 2003 - 113 words, 1 comment

Snoopy
Snoopy is a PHP class for developing Web clients. It can submit forms, grab pages, scrape text, and more.
June 14, 2003 - 73 words, 2 comments

RSS Feeds in Movable Type
Upgrading MT’s feed support
June 14, 2003 - 559 words,

Get more traffic for your blog
Chris Pirillo has just posted a new ebook with 10 tips on building blog traffic. Included are bonus tips from Robert Scoble and me.
June 14, 2003 - 31 words, 1 comment

Simpletracks
Send TrackBack pings to any site even if your blogging client doesn’t support TrackBack.
June 14, 2003 - 146 words, 68 comments

Be interesting or be quiet
Don’t fill your blog with inane banter just because you can’t think of anything to say. Your audience won’t appreciate it.
June 13, 2003 - 217 words, 10 comments

Be yourself
When does emulating Amazon’s user experience become copying?
June 13, 2003 - 35 words, 3 comments

Form expectations
It’s been said many times before, but developers still don’t seem to understand. If you have requirements for the contents of your forms, tell people up front.
June 12, 2003 - 140 words, 1 comment

Sea-Tac Wireless
Even though I was sitting right under one of the signs indicating an access point, Netstumbler couldn’t make a connection. Now when I see Centrino ads, all I’m going to remember are the access points I couldn’t access.
June 12, 2003 - 157 words,

Let it go
Netscape 4 is six years old.
June 9, 2003 - 27 words, 6 comments

Ironed
A triple issue from the Under the Iron series includes interviews with Mark Pilgrim, Anil Dash, and me.
June 9, 2003 - 209 words, 1 comment

Best of Newly Digital
There have been dozens of Newly Digital entries from all over the world. Here are some of the best.
June 6, 2003 - 311 words, 6 comments

From the Flame Dept.
Newly Digital is a personal project. It wasn’t designed to cater to whatever idea of fairness or equity you might have. Everyone has an equal chance to participate, but that’s not good enough for some people.
June 3, 2003 - 451 words, 9 comments

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MySQL inadequecies (Feb 9)
This guy seriously hates MySQL and helps you understand how to use it better.
invisible Fence (Mar 22)
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Black status icon for Chrometa (Mar 17)
Replacing the status icon of Chrometa
Using Google Voice as your voicemail on AT&T (Oct 26)
How I set up my iPhone to use Google Voice as it's voicemail system.
Don Mattingly forced to make coaching change (Sep 17)
New LA Dodgers coach starts to wonder if he knows the rules of baseball at all.

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