Bill Zeller explains the idea behind iterative programming and the release early release often mentality with a short zen parable.
Simple Amazon wishlist display
Git yer Amazon Hacks
Amazon Hacks includes a couple of MTAmazon tips.
Spam Spell Checker
Spam tricks my filters by misspelling all the words. So how about a spam filter that works by spell check?
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.
URIs are forever
Once you put a document online, links will point to that address forever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Some of my document metadata was misinterpreted by a reader. Should I be doing something differently?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Snoopy is a PHP class for developing Web clients. It can submit forms, grab pages, scrape text, and more.
RSS Feeds in Movable Type
Upgrading MT’s feed support
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.
Send TrackBack pings to any site even if your blogging client doesn’t support TrackBack.
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.
When does emulating Amazon’s user experience become copying?
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.
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.
Let it go
Netscape 4 is six years old.
A triple issue from the Under the Iron series includes interviews with Mark Pilgrim, Anil Dash, and me.
Best of Newly Digital
There have been dozens of Newly Digital entries from all over the world. Here are some of the best.
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.
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