November 2001 Archives

IE Favorites to XML
Over at Aaronland there is a great Perl module and a script to convert IE...
November 28, 2001 - 79 words, 1 comment

More Strangeness
Another interesting thing is the wacky search terms that people used to find my site...
November 26, 2001 - 54 words,

Odd Referers
I’ve been getting some weird refering sites recently. I don’t get why the International Atomic...
November 26, 2001 - 60 words, 1 comment

Actual Size, But It Seems Much Bigger
Seen on the box for a 15 foot artificial Christmas tree: "Contents May Differ...
November 24, 2001 - 36 words,

Married Bloggers
On a related note, Erin and Shawn are married and both have blogs. Both blogs...
November 23, 2001 - 33 words,

Weblog romance
Charles and Denise both have Weblogs. What’s so interesting about that? Well, they’ve been dating...
November 23, 2001 - 33 words

I spent much of the day installing Christmas lights. Our house gets a bigger and...
November 23, 2001 - 36 words,

RSSBlog 0.92
RSSBlog 0.92 RSSBlog has been updated to version 0.92. One new feature is that it...
November 23, 2001 - 54 words,

One thing I am thankful for is our freedom as Americans. But in the wake...
November 22, 2001 - 75 words,

If you are "addicted to cold turkey," how do you quit?...
November 22, 2001 - 13 words,

Happy Thanksgiving
For those of you that live in the US, Happy Thanksgiving from my family. Heck,...
November 22, 2001 - 40 words,

Charity Junk mail
24-hour drive-thru: "Toys for hurting children in San Diego County." Says Julie: "They want toys...
November 21, 2001 - 19 words,

New Monitor
About the only good thing about working for a company that goes under is you...
November 21, 2001 - 37 words,

Working from home
Jim Roepcke has a great stream of consciousness article about working at home. I worked...
November 20, 2001 - 34 words,

Internet Radio
Despite a MP3 collection that is approaching 30 Gigs, I still like to listen to...
November 19, 2001 - 45 words, 1 comment

TCP/IP for children
The reader reviews of The Story About Ping are hilarious. [via Elegant Hack]...
November 19, 2001 - 14 words,

Weird spam
And here I thought the spam I get is weird. Cam’s spam is stranger....
November 19, 2001 - 15 words,

Wayback Bookmarklets renamed
New names for the Wayback Machine Bookmarklets: Latest Wayback Archive and Go Wayback....
November 19, 2001 - 14 words,

Fun With Spammers
Michael Fraase wrote about his experience with spammers, using one spammer as a representative example....
November 18, 2001 - 246 words,

New Server
The server has been moved. It’s going to take a day or two for various...
November 18, 2001 - 64 words,

I’m moving the server that hosts I probably won’t post any new entries here...
November 17, 2001 - 26 words,

Spam Grammar
"Holiday are near, eliminate your debt" If the spammers can’t use decent grammar, why is...
November 15, 2001 - 23 words,

The Gratuits
A discussion on the Webloger’s User Group email list brought up the question of what...
November 14, 2001 - 36 words,

$5 Million Used Bra
Even though it is encrusted with diamonds, if I were paying $12.5 million for a...
November 11, 2001 - 74 words,

RSSBlog update
RSSBlog has been updated. The HTML tags that are used to configure your newsfeed are...
November 11, 2001 - 19 words,

New RSS feed
This blog now has an RSS newsfeed. If you use a news aggregator like Radio...
November 10, 2001 - 136 words,

TV compession
Apparently there is a device that TV stations can use to shorten a TV show...
November 8, 2001 - 119 words,

Pen usability
Robert Scoble has a great point about usability. "[Don Norman] hates the desktop PC and...
November 7, 2001 - 53 words,

Free ebooks
Qvadis has created a library with over 5000 free ebooks for Palm OS....
November 7, 2001 - 14 words,

Taliban fruits
DAWN: Taliban stocking up on fruit: traders. I guess it’s time to bomb the restrooms,...
November 7, 2001 - 25 words,

Auction pricing
An article in NewScientist describes the results of a three-year study into pricing factors in...
November 7, 2001 - 86 words,

More XSL tips
On the subject of XSL, Web Developer’s Virtual Library has a huge list of resources,...
November 7, 2001 - 21 words,

XSL Introduction
SitePoint has a decent introductory tutorial on XSL. They give a sample document and walk...
November 7, 2001 - 39 words,

IIS lockdown
Businesses running IIS as a Web server need to have effective procedures to secure the...
November 7, 2001 - 94 words,

Mr. Showbiz gone
"After six years... Mr. Showbiz has retired. We’ve had a lot of fun, and we...
November 6, 2001 - 69 words,

Emma for sale
I’m selling Emma, my 67 MGB. I’ll put some pictures and a description of her...
November 6, 2001 - 19 words,

CDNow privacy
CDNow’s new privacy policy is simple and to the point. instead of using legalese, they...
November 6, 2001 - 301 words,

Kid jokes
I remember when I could say anything silly to my kids and they would laugh....
November 1, 2001 - 37 words,

Goth or not
Another Hot Or Not knockoff:Am I Goth Or Not?...
November 1, 2001 - 10 words, 2 comments


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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