October 2006 Archives

When usability goes horribly wrong
Joseph Scott has an interesting button at his office.
October 30, 2006 - 53 words,

"Weak references" errors when using NET::OSCAR
A tip for those getting errors on Debian.
October 30, 2006 - 39 words,

Baseball technology
Apparently the pitch tracking stuff you see on TV during this years playoffs has some...
October 23, 2006 - 39 words,

Photo tips for Halloween
How to get great photos of your costumes, Jack-o-Lanterns, and festivities at Halloween.
October 23, 2006 - 116 words,

Hosting: getting what you pay for
1&1’s discount hosting comes with a hidden cost.
October 23, 2006 - 134 words,

Is an API really needed?
Could your web site become your next API?
October 23, 2006 - 779 words, 1 comment

Adobe acquires Sacramento firm
Adobe has bought Serious Magic, a Folsom-based software company that makes consumer-focused video editing software....
October 19, 2006 - 15 words,

Fix for spinning buddies at signin for Live Messenger
A fix for a Windows Live signin problem.
October 19, 2006 - 100 words,

Automating screen captures?
I need a screen capture tool that only grabs the diffs.
October 17, 2006 - 80 words, 3 comments

Google Blog ping full of spam
Google blog search is getting overrun by spam.
October 16, 2006 - 37 words, 3 comments

Re-educating a spammer
In which I attempt to lead someone from a life of spam.
October 13, 2006 - 372 words, 5 comments

Wiki letdown
My son’s teacher rejected the use of wikipedia for a class project and seemed confused by the very idea of it.
October 12, 2006 - 95 words, 11 comments

Eudora goes open source. Sort of.
The classic mail client will be based on Thuderbird in the future.
October 11, 2006 - 126 words, 2 comments

"That's cool!"
My son’s first experience with Wikipedia
October 10, 2006 - 151 words,

More silly credit card security
More pointless security for your credit card.
October 10, 2006 - 140 words, 1 comment

Credit Card Activation a security risk
Your new credit card can be activated by anyone at all.
October 10, 2006 - 267 words, 6 comments

First impressions
Studies have shown that first impressions correlate closely to evaluations based on extensive knowledge. What...
October 8, 2006 - 35 words, 1 comment

EcoPhones and Larry Lankford: spammers
Want to chat with a spammer? Here’s their toll-free number.
October 5, 2006 - 140 words, 12 comments

Small screen branding
How’s your branding look on small screens?
October 5, 2006 - 328 words, 1 comment

Reality check
"People still search for the domain name in search engines while we worry about what...
October 3, 2006 - 27 words,

Startup Camp
Startup camp sounds like a great idea.
October 2, 2006 - 44 words,

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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