October 2001 Archives

Quick Search Deskbar updated
Dave’s Quick Search Deskbar has been updated to also search for software ta download.com. It...
October 31, 2001 - 31 words,

Pumpkin patterns
Are you looking for the list of Jack O' Lantern patterns? The main page of...
October 31, 2001 - 37 words

Instant geek costume
Print this out, cut along the lines, and pow! Instant computer geek costume. (PDF) [via...
October 31, 2001 - 17 words,

QSD update
No problems with the Quick Search Deskbar at home. The author of the deskbar is...
October 31, 2001 - 39 words,

Deskbar problems
I’m having some problems with my machine that I think may be related to the...
October 30, 2001 - 144 words, 1 comment

Dave's Deskbar
Users of Internet Explorer and Windows that do a lot of searching on the Web...
October 30, 2001 - 110 words,

Directory browsing in IIS
Note to the person that got to my site searching for "iis directory browsing turn...
October 30, 2001 - 56 words, 3 comments

Halloween pictures
I’ve posted pictures of Saturday’s Halloween party....
October 29, 2001 - 7 words,

I’m posting this with BlogBuddy. If you use Blogger and Windows, check this out. You...
October 26, 2001 - 31 words,

Wayback titles
I need some better titles for my Internet Archive bookmarklets. The names I have aren’t...
October 26, 2001 - 26 words,

My youngest son Taylor took
My youngest son Taylor took his first bike ride without training wheels this evening....
October 25, 2001 - 14 words, 4 comments

Wayback Bookmarklets
Here’s another Internet Archive trick. I’ve created some Bookmarklets that work with the Wayback Machine....
October 25, 2001 - 226 words,

Archived rot
I’ve updated my link rot page to include a link to the offending page at...
October 25, 2001 - 42 words,

The Wayback Machine
The Internet Archive Wayback Machine has copies of over 10 billion web pages in it’s...
October 25, 2001 - 50 words,

URL regex
A Regex that matches URLs....
October 25, 2001 - 6 words, 1 comment

Perl sync
Fsync is a Perl script which allows for file synchronization between remote hosts...
October 24, 2001 - 13 words,

Farsite is a system that Microsoft Research is working on that allows you to store...
October 24, 2001 - 52 words,

More costumes
Still don’t know what to wear to that Halloween party? Here’s some more costume ideas,...
October 24, 2001 - 28 words,

Boot disks
If you ever find yourself needing a boot disk for a machine, try the Boot...
October 23, 2001 - 17 words,

Jack-o-lantern patterns
  This list is a few years old and some links might be dead. You...
October 22, 2001 - 77 words, 3 comments

Pumpkin totem
For something a little different this Halloween, make a Pumpkin Totem Pole....
October 22, 2001 - 13 words,

My house, in color
And there’s my house again. In color this time......
October 22, 2001 - 9 words,

We’ve been notified by Building Security that there have been 4 suspected terrorists working at...
October 22, 2001 - 77 words,

My house from afar
I can see my house from here....
October 22, 2001 - 7 words,

Kournikova, Anna Kournikova
Anna Kournikova the next Bond girl?...
October 19, 2001 - 6 words,

HP Digital Entertainment
HP Digital Entertainment DE100c:Stores 750 CDs, 9000 tracks, 635 hours Plays standard music CDs, CD-R,...
October 19, 2001 - 91 words,

Intel prescience
From an IM conversation I had late last month: Jeremy: Plus, Intel is in the...
October 19, 2001 - 50 words,

Reading is dangerous
Bring in the thought police. A Philadelphia man was not allowed on a United flight...
October 19, 2001 - 65 words,

Remember Mario Brothers?...
October 18, 2001 - 3 words,

Condit mask
Can’t decide what to wear for Halloween? How about a Gary Condit Mask?...
October 18, 2001 - 13 words,

SW review
Ain’t It Cool News has a spoiler-filled review of Star Wars Episode 2....
October 18, 2001 - 14 words,

Into to Tcl/Tk
IBM developerWorks has a nifty tutorial to introduce you to Tcl/TK. (Free registration required)...
October 18, 2001 - 15 words,

Design patterns
Design patterns are familiar conventions that get used in interactive design. A progress bar is...
October 17, 2001 - 95 words,

Poor support
I’ve had some bad tech support before, but this is absurd....
October 17, 2001 - 12 words,

CueCat scanner
If you have a CueCat scanner, you can convert it into a barcode scanner with...
October 16, 2001 - 19 words, 1 comment

Comment changes
I made some changes to the comments system. The only one that is visible to...
October 16, 2001 - 49 words

Commerce One sale?
Internet News reports that Commerce One may be preparing themselves for sale to SAP. Back...
October 15, 2001 - 24 words,

Spaced Penguin
Play Spaced Penguin, a strangely addictive game featuring a penguin launched from a slingshot....
October 15, 2001 - 15 words,

I’ve just installed a comments system. Now my readers (yes, both of you) can interact...
October 15, 2001 - 32 words,

RIAA hacks
The new anti-terrorism bill makes it a crime to break into a computer system and...
October 15, 2001 - 69 words, 2 comments

Evil Bert's new friend
Now these two have started hanging out together. This can’t be good....
October 15, 2001 - 12 words,

More Evil Bert linkrot
More Evil Bert linkrot. First the Evil Bert photo was cropped. Now it’s been removed...
October 14, 2001 - 17 words,

Evil Bert Stamp
blackholebrain: "If you should receive any package or letter bearing the new 'Evil Bert' stamp,...
October 14, 2001 - 27 words, 1 comment

Califoria employees orderd not to open packages
The Govenor of California, Gray Davis, has sent a message to all state agencies ordering...
October 12, 2001 - 91 words,

Heil Mother-In-Law
An anagram of Mother-in-law is "Woman Hitler."...
October 12, 2001 - 7 words, 1 comment

Smokin Bert
Apparently the face in the smoke was Evil Bert......
October 12, 2001 - 9 words,

PGP gone
eWEEK: Network Associates cuts PGP unit. Network Associates is shutting down their PGP unit and...
October 12, 2001 - 22 words,

Robot or Language
Pop quiz time. Movie Robot or Programming Language?...
October 12, 2001 - 8 words,

Tickle Me Elmo, The Sequel
Elmo isn’t about to let his buddy Bert get all the media attention. The 5th...
October 11, 2001 - 81 words,

Muppet Madness
"It is not clear whether the protesters actually knew who the character Bert is, and...
October 11, 2001 - 36 words,

Playboy cuts
You know the Net economy is hurting when the porn sites start struggling. Playboy will...
October 11, 2001 - 39 words,

Tesco delivery
Unlike Webvan, the UK grocery store chain Tesco realized that the Web is just one...
October 11, 2001 - 85 words, 1 comment

Evil Linkrot
A different kind of linkrot has affected my post on the Bin Laden-Bert connection. The...
October 11, 2001 - 62 words,

Job-Hunting Tips from The Onion
The Onion: Job-Hunting Tips: "Have a long history of experience in the field you’re applying...
October 11, 2001 - 32 words,

Evil Fox News
So now Fox News has caught on to the Bert photo in the Bin Laden...
October 11, 2001 - 32 words, 2 comments

Excite@Home dying
Excite@Home stops taking new subscribers. They’re trying to conserve cash....
October 10, 2001 - 11 words,

CSS browser extensions
If you use CSS in your Web site, grab the IE extensions that allow you...
October 10, 2001 - 48 words,

Flash terrorism
The latest in the wave of anti-terrorist Flash cartoons....
October 10, 2001 - 9 words,

Evil bert site
A few people have asked where to find the Bert Is Evil site. For those...
October 10, 2001 - 26 words,

Mail your Hippo
The US Post Office has official instructions on how to pack a Hippo for mailing....
October 10, 2001 - 27 words,

Evil bert
Flutterby, F***edCompany, and others are pointing to a picture of Bin Laden supporters. What’s so...
October 10, 2001 - 26 words,

Winamp license
Along the same lines as Oxo’s user-friendly terms of use that I mentioned a few...
October 10, 2001 - 78 words,

Intro to XP
If your current development process has you bogged down in bureaucracy, you may want to...
October 9, 2001 - 40 words,

Mark Pilgrim was fired for this essay: Addiction is......
October 9, 2001 - 9 words,

Halloween hampsters
With Halloween coming up, it’s time to dust off the venerable Hampster Dance, but with...
October 9, 2001 - 22 words, 1 comment

Windows marketshare
Two interesting articles on Windows XP and Microsoft’s methods to take and hold marketshare. Salon’s...
October 8, 2001 - 102 words,

Limewire goes open source
The Limewire Gnutella client is now an open source project. "By going open source, Lime...
October 8, 2001 - 58 words, 2 comments

Effective email
An effective email is the one that gets results. Business email users should read Scott...
October 4, 2001 - 72 words,

Link rot
I was looking through my archives yesterday and I noticed a lot of dead links....
October 4, 2001 - 260 words,

Web service directory
If you want to integrate anything from stock quotes to address books, to zip code...
October 4, 2001 - 28 words,

Adobe usability
Mike Swaine admits that he is not the typical Web user. He doesn’t use a...
October 1, 2001 - 119 words,


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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