February 2002 Archives

DSL deregulation passes House
Computerworld | Broadband bill wins House approval: "The legislation would eliminate requirements that incumbents open...
February 28, 2002 - 63 words,

Spring fever
I’ve been absent for the last few days, but I assure you that I’ll be...
February 28, 2002 - 60 words, 1 comment

Application firewalls
As companies secure their physical networks with firewalls and strict security policies, hackers are turning...
February 25, 2002 - 77 words, 1 comment

Spam of the Day
And now the part of our show where I make fun of a random piece...
February 23, 2002 - 57 words,

Copy protection loses in court
ZDNet | Copy-protected CD makers lose battle: "The companies have agreed to stop tracking personally...
February 23, 2002 - 44 words, 2 comments

Who owns music?
The recording industry keeps suing online music companies for copyright violation. They have destroyed MP3.com’s...
February 23, 2002 - 154 words,

Criminal Customers
The recording, television, and motion picture industries are treating their customer base as if they...
February 23, 2002 - 421 words, 3 comments

One man stabbed another with a swordfish in a drunken brawl....
February 22, 2002 - 11 words,

Customer Care
Business 2.0 | Management Lesson #1: Speed Still Matters: "Customers' switching costs have been reduced...
February 22, 2002 - 47 words,

Radio Scraper
RssDistiller is an easy to use tool for creating scraped feeds from any web site...
February 22, 2002 - 21 words,

Freelance Overload
R144.com | Freelancers Find Success Accompanied By Longer Hours: "However, another big factor in freelance...
February 22, 2002 - 79 words,

AOL Broadband
Fool.com | AOL Minds too Narrow for Broadband?: "AOL has indeed made a botch of...
February 22, 2002 - 22 words,

Phone Spam
Ring. "(Pre-recorded voice) Congratulations, you have been selected to win a free cellular phone. Press...
February 22, 2002 - 171 words, 1 comment

Email warning
I love lawyers. When I signed up for Safeway’s online shopping service I received an...
February 21, 2002 - 186 words, 2 comments

New Trillian
Trillian 0.725 is out. This restores AIM compatibility and fixes some bugs....
February 21, 2002 - 12 words, 2 comments

Safeway Delivers
Contra Costa Times | Safeway rolls out its online delivery plan: "Safeway on Monday will...
February 21, 2002 - 100 words,

Salon's CMS
A great look at how Salon handles their publishing using open source software: "We’ll look...
February 21, 2002 - 54 words,

Cell shields don't work
Mercury News | Feds: Cell Phone Shields Are Bogus: "Some shields touted as protecting cell...
February 21, 2002 - 41 words,

Find anything?
Looking through the stats for kalsey.com, I find that someone requested 4 pages with WebTrends...
February 20, 2002 - 35 words, 3 comments

Movies online
FOXNews.com | MGM Testing Online Movie Distribution: "MGM has teamed with CinemaNow Inc., an Internet...
February 20, 2002 - 224 words,

Newsletter quality
At some point I must have given my email address to Classmates. I don’t remember...
February 20, 2002 - 317 words, 4 comments

The Art of Use Cases
Software Productivity Center E-ssentials | The Art of Use Cases: "In order to create a...
February 20, 2002 - 51 words,

Mergers as an advantage
McKinsey Quarterly | Learning from high-tech deals: "For most companies, acquisitions and other transactions are...
February 20, 2002 - 55 words,

Requirements Tools
StickyMinds also has a list of requirements tools, although many of the tools are more...
February 20, 2002 - 21 words,

Bug categorization
StickyMinds.com | Categorizing Defects by Eliminating "Severity" and "Priority": "I recommend eliminating the Severity and...
February 20, 2002 - 80 words,

Google Ad Auction
Mercury News | Google will let Web sites bid for higher rankings in ad listings:...
February 20, 2002 - 161 words,

Secure by design
The Register | 'Penetrate and patch' e-business security is grim: "Application security flaws introduced early...
February 20, 2002 - 50 words,

Death of a Portal
From September 2001: Traffick.com | Death of a Portal: Monopoly Money Asks Excite@Home to Go...
February 19, 2002 - 42 words,

Be Inc sues Microsoft
The Register: "Be Inc is suing Microsoft for the destruction of its business. A damages...
February 19, 2002 - 35 words,

Web Rage
InformationWeek | Count To 10, Then Read This: "When people get mad at the Internet,...
February 19, 2002 - 57 words,

Supreme Court To Hear Copyright Extension Case
Wired News | High Court Hears Copyright Case: "In a case initiated by an Internet...
February 19, 2002 - 46 words,

Perl Monks RSS
Cool. Perl Monks has an RSS feed....
February 19, 2002 - 7 words,

Unintroduction to Web Services
webreference.com | What Web Services Are NOT: "While most people are in alignment regarding the...
February 19, 2002 - 56 words,

New Job site
Mercury News | Big employers band together on recruiting site: "Fed up with paying big...
February 18, 2002 - 127 words,

Maximum PDA has a review of the Seiko Thumboard. I loved the thumb keyboard on...
February 18, 2002 - 25 words,

washingtonpost.com | Instant Messaging: Tear Down the Walls: "[AOL] consistently says [third-party AIM client] applications...
February 18, 2002 - 273 words, 2 comments

Site Refactoring
The process of creating a structure for this site is a real-world case study for...
February 17, 2002 - 774 words, 4 comments

Measuring Success
The Rational Edge | Success Criteria Breed Success: "Ill-defined, unrealistic, or poorly communicated success criteria...
February 16, 2002 - 41 words,

Process for one
The Rational Edge | A Software Development Process for a Team of One: "Who said...
February 16, 2002 - 45 words,

Don’t let anyone tell you that geeks don’t know how to party....
February 16, 2002 - 13 words,

Spam of the Day
"Subject: If Your Hotel Rooms Don’t Look Bran New... " It’s important that hotel rooms...
February 16, 2002 - 18 words,

I was perusing the Random Headline feed from Syndic8 and I came across an article...
February 15, 2002 - 29 words,

Bug Costs
Billion Dollar Bugs: "Your bugs, design flaws, and security holes could cost your customers billions...
February 15, 2002 - 46 words,

IA Deliverables
Concrete Aspects of Information Architecture: IA tools and approaches: "Two IAs describe the deliverables an...
February 15, 2002 - 37 words,

Home fileserver
A few weeks ago I read an article on kcgeek about creating a terabyte storage...
February 15, 2002 - 64 words,

No Open Access?
Washington Post | FCC Proposes Broadband Rules: "If adopted, the [proposed FCC] rules would hand...
February 15, 2002 - 53 words,

What Clients Want (part2)
winterspeack.com’s Zimran Ahmed disagrees with Joel Spolsky’s article "The solution is not to pander to...
February 15, 2002 - 238 words,

Wireless Advantage
O'Reilly Network | Easy 802.11b Wireless for Small Businesses: "Now think about how this can...
February 15, 2002 - 63 words,

What Clients Want
Joel on Software | The Iceberg Secret, Revealed: "Assume that your customers don’t know what...
February 15, 2002 - 60 words,

Customer testing
The Archives page at ClickZ has an interesting problem. There are duplicate titles listed in...
February 13, 2002 - 58 words,

Subject Marketing
ClickZ | The Science of Subject Lines: "Over the last few years, I’ve seen marketers...
February 13, 2002 - 36 words,

Accessiblity Design
Dartmouth’s Web teaching site has a 20 page Word Document describing specific guidelines for creating...
February 13, 2002 - 29 words,

Opera Has SmartTags
Newsday.com | Opera: Hitting Its Highest Note Yet: "Version 6.0 of Opera for Windows introduces...
February 13, 2002 - 45 words,

Gillmor on the PVR lawsuit
Dan Gillmor | Entertainment industry’s copyright fight puts consumers in cross hairs: "If the business...
February 13, 2002 - 53 words,

Comcast stops tracking
washingtonpost.com | Comcast: Will Stop Tracking Users: "Comcast Corp. pledged Wednesday to immediately stop recording...
February 13, 2002 - 29 words, 1 comment

Generic Names
Advanced Information Solutions Debuts Advanced Practice Management Software for Law Firms: "Advanced Information Solutions, Inc....
February 12, 2002 - 43 words,

Shades of Gray
Elegant Hack: gray advice: "Users think a grayed out link is simply a gray link,...
February 12, 2002 - 25 words,

The Crime of Sharing
New Architect: The Crime of Sharing "Over the last several years, the entertainment industry has...
February 12, 2002 - 66 words,

Common Licenses
Lawrence Lessig is creating a set of licenses for software developers, artists, and writers to...
February 11, 2002 - 84 words,

Criminal Recording
MGM, Fox, Universal Studios and Orion Pictures have filed a lawsuit that claims that it’s...
February 11, 2002 - 84 words, 1 comment

Ars Digita Crumbles
Philip Greenspun’s Ars Digita is gone. A while back he took on some investors and...
February 8, 2002 - 120 words,

Streaming Superbowl commercials
Watch the Superbowl advertisements online.
February 4, 2002 - 28 words,

Scotch vs. Cognac
Do scotch and congac taste the same?
February 2, 2002 - 44 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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