December 2005 Archives

My Essential OSX apps list
The apps on OSX I can’t live without.
December 30, 2005 - 419 words, 1 comment

iPod accessories
Mini review of two iPod accessories, the Klipsch iGroove and the Griffin iTrip.
December 28, 2005 - 243 words, 4 comments

My christmas deliveries
Items ordered at Christmas weren’t shipped smoothly, but everything worked out okay.
December 28, 2005 - 253 words,

Hack-A-Day could use a clue
Hack-A-Day is showing they don’t understand feed advertising at all.
December 19, 2005 - 48 words, 6 comments

The danger of doing too much
Developers don’t think in terms of simplicity.
December 15, 2005 - 363 words, 2 comments

Lock-in is bad
T-Mobile thinks they’ll get new Hotspot customers with exclusive content and locked-in devices.
December 14, 2005 - 723 words, 5 comments

FeedFlare (or, Stop Changing my Feeds!)
FeedBurner’s new feature is great in concept, but has a rotten implementation.
December 13, 2005 - 135 words, 1 comment

Blackberry 7100 problems
Does the Cingular Blackberry 7100 have quality problems?
December 9, 2005 - 142 words, 25 comments

My kids' Winter Celebration
Christmas has been replaced in schools. How offensive is that?
December 7, 2005 - 113 words, 4 comments

Death of a rodent
My battle with the pest has finally come to an end.
December 7, 2005 - 167 words, 8 comments

Wrong way to advertise in a feed
Advertising in feeds is tricky. Do it wrong like Hack-a-Day did and you’ll alienate readers.
December 6, 2005 - 548 words,

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Dysfunctions of output-oriented software teams (Sep 17)
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Evaluative and generative product development (Aug 30)
Customers never even talk to the companies that don't fit their needs at all. If the only product ideas you're considering are those that meet the needs of your current customers, then you're only going to find new customers that look exactly like your current customers.
Product Manager Career Ladder (Aug 19)
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Building the Customer-Informed Product (Aug 15)
Strong products aren't composed of a list of features dictated by customers. They are guided by strong visions, and the execution of that vision is the primary focus of product development.
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

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