October 2005 Archives

Squidward Pumpkin Pattern
An original pattern of SpongeBob’s Squidward created by my nine-year-old son.
October 30, 2005 - 114 words, 8 comments

My trackback spam problem
Trackback spammers are making life difficult.
October 26, 2005 - 198 words, 1 comment

Baseball, Race, and youth athletes
Some people in baseball see a problem with minorites not choosing to play baseball. I see a bigger problem.
October 26, 2005 - 637 words, 4 comments

Email legal notices gone wild
A very long legal notice attached to the end of an email message.
October 20, 2005 - 386 words, 6 comments

Tagyu API ideas
Some mashups you could create with the Tagyu API and some other web services APIs.
October 17, 2005 - 297 words,

Jack-o-Lantern Patterns list
Tradition dictates that I hunt down some pumpkin carving patterns. Here’s the 2005 installment.
October 15, 2005 - 269 words, 4 comments

MTAmazon Changes hands
The MTAmazon plugin gets a new lease on life.
October 13, 2005 - 51 words,

Those poor NBA players
NBA players need a reality check.
October 12, 2005 - 163 words, 6 comments

Choosy Taggers Prefer Firefox
Firefox usage at Tagyu is enormous.
October 11, 2005 - 75 words, 2 comments

New to Tagyu: Bookmarklets and Web Services
Tagyu learns some new tricks, including a web services interface.
October 8, 2005 - 88 words, 2 comments

Peets in the deep south
An unexpected place to find Peets Coffee
October 8, 2005 - 84 words, 1 comment

Tagyu accuracy
How to get better results out of Tagyu.
October 8, 2005 - 155 words, 1 comment

Introducing Tagyu
Tagyu will suggest tags and keywords for you. Just tell it what you’re saying and it will tell you how to tag it.
October 7, 2005 - 164 words, 4 comments

Getting a slow start
The need to start off with a bang is keeping me from blogging.
October 5, 2005 - 94 words, 5 comments

Upcomming for Yahoo
Andy Baio does good.
October 5, 2005 - 122 words, 1 comment

Recently

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.
Handling “I don’t have anything to talk about” in your 1:1s (Dec 21)
When someone says they have nothing to discuss, they’re almost always thinking too narrowly.
What should you talk about in a 1:1? (Dec 19)
Who sets the agenda? What should you discuss, and what should you avoid discussing?

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