July 2001 Archives

The Code Red worm goes
The Code Red worm goes active today. Even though a patch has been available since...
July 31, 2001 - 220 words,

In what is a wonderful
In what is a wonderful metaphor for the whole dot-com crash thing, I just bought...
July 30, 2001 - 49 words,

Type in any text and
Type in any text and out of your speakers comes the Pig Latin translation: Fun...
July 30, 2001 - 19 words,

WebWord has added RSS syndication
WebWord has added RSS syndication to the site. Look for it on my News pages....
July 30, 2001 - 15 words,

Elegant Hack pointed me to
Elegant Hack pointed me to a site that lists Web design conventions and explains how...
July 30, 2001 - 21 words,

If you use MS Office
If you use MS Office (and most do), you can get a program that saves...
July 30, 2001 - 34 words,

Is more of this really
Is more of this really needed?...
July 20, 2001 - 6 words,

For some reason, Internet companies
For some reason, Internet companies use vague and roundabout terms in describing what they do....
July 19, 2001 - 35 words,

I grew up watching Super
I grew up watching Super Friends on Saturday mornings. In fact, I learned to whistle...
July 18, 2001 - 96 words,

Reflect on John Hughes with
Reflect on John Hughes with Salon....
July 18, 2001 - 6 words,

Your email program is being
Your email program is being used to spy on you. Every time you open certain...
July 17, 2001 - 215 words,

Jamie Zawinski has finally reopened
Jamie Zawinski has finally reopened the DNA Lounge. "'As delayed and over-budget as this project...
July 16, 2001 - 25 words,

A scientist with too much
A scientist with too much time on his hands has figured out why shower curtains...
July 16, 2001 - 22 words,

http://twas.brillig.and.the.slithy.toves.did.gyre.and.gimble. in.the.wabe.all.mimsy.were.the.borogoves. and.the.mome.raths.outgrabe.jabberwocky.com/
http://twas.brillig.and.the.slithy.toves.did.gyre.and.gimble. in.the.wabe.all.mimsy.were.the.borogoves. and.the.mome.raths.outgrabe.jabberwocky.com/...
July 11, 2001 - 3 words, 2 comments

CNET is quick to remind
CNET is quick to remind us that Webvan employed regular people. Workers bitter, bittersweet as...
July 10, 2001 - 17 words,

Now that WebVan has closed,
Now that WebVan has closed, the hindsight begins. Wired News: Why Webvan Drove Off a...
July 10, 2001 - 16 words,

Ugly people earn less. So
Ugly people earn less. So nose jobs may actually pay for themselves....
July 9, 2001 - 12 words, 10 comments

Geek mobile. What else do
Geek mobile. What else do you call a car with a Pentium II, a Palm,...
July 9, 2001 - 23 words,

Sacramento's main cable company used
Sacramento’s main cable company used to be Comcast. Then it became AT&T Broadband. Now Comcast...
July 9, 2001 - 32 words,

After closing shop in Dallas,
After closing shop in Dallas, Sacramento, and Atlanta, WebVan is out of business....
July 9, 2001 - 14 words,

This is from Nextdraft. I'd
This is from Nextdraft. I’d like to simply link to it, but there’s no easy...
July 5, 2001 - 460 words,

I found this through Wired
I found this through Wired News. A man is locking random items to a fence...
July 5, 2001 - 49 words,

Battlestar Galactica is returning to
Battlestar Galactica is returning to television....
July 3, 2001 - 6 words,

Someone has received a patent
Someone has received a patent for the wheel. I’m glad the patent office reviews patent...
July 2, 2001 - 19 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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