October 2003 Archives

FSBO vs Realtors
I recently sold my home. Even knowing what I do about real estate, I used a Realtor. And unless your job is real estate, I’d suggest that you do as well.
October 18, 2003 - 559 words, 64 comments

Popcorn deadline
The last day for popcorn orders is approaching.
October 17, 2003 - 64 words,

BlogSnob
I’ve acquired BlogSnob, an advertising service for Weblogs.
October 15, 2003 - 244 words, 10 comments

Tab Wraps
How to keep CSS tabs from wrapping to multiple lines.
October 10, 2003 - 74 words, 11 comments

Filtered Comments
Content filtering won’t do a thing to prevent comment spam.
October 10, 2003 - 126 words, 8 comments

Off Target
Siemens marketers need to learn plain English.
October 9, 2003 - 52 words, 3 comments

Personal firewall advantages
A NAT router cannot is protect computers on your network from the other computers on your network.
October 9, 2003 - 138 words, 1 comment

NAT is not a firewall
A NAT router simply denies incomming traffic that it doesn’t understand. That’s one function of a firewall, but not the only one.
October 8, 2003 - 442 words, 11 comments

Online Readability
You would think that a newspaper would know something about readability, but the Boston Globe is proving otherwise with their Web site.
October 6, 2003 - 306 words, 15 comments

Spam and Vandals, part 2
My theories about spammers acting like graffiti artists appear to be correct.
October 5, 2003 - 216 words, 5 comments

MT Consulting
If you are using Movable Type on your site, I can help.
October 3, 2003 - 111 words, 1 comment

OSCommerce button set
A replacement set of buttons for OSCommerce
October 3, 2003 - 54 words, 8 comments

Alternate URLs
What happens if someone visits wwe.yoursite.com? Or doesn’t add the www? Will they still find your site?
October 3, 2003 - 142 words, 3 comments

Flash Navigation
As with any tool, you should think carefully about whether Flash is the right tool for your application.
October 2, 2003 - 176 words, 5 comments

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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