May 2002 Archives

Apple theft
Sometimes companies other than Microsoft steal instead of innovate. Apple’s been taking ideas from their developer community for years.
May 27, 2002 - 96 words,

Why Treo Mail?
Using a Treo to check your email has hidden costs attached.
May 14, 2002 - 150 words, 3 comments

Does Flash help?
In New Architect’s Why DHTML Will Win, Steven Champeon asks of Flash, "When was the...
May 14, 2002 - 48 words,

Complex operations hurt your business
I prefer to buy from Barnes & Noble over Amazon. I’ve never been thrilled with...
May 11, 2002 - 354 words, 1 comment

Why are you here?
Acts of Volition is celebrating their 500th post. I like AOV because Steven and friends...
May 8, 2002 - 89 words, 5 comments

Robocode
I’ve been meaning to learn Java for some time now, but I just haven’t had...
May 8, 2002 - 67 words, 1 comment

Zope Intro
CMSWatch has an introduction to Zope’s Content Management Framework. That’s good, since the Zope site...
May 7, 2002 - 29 words,

Apple's anti-competetive practices
Zimran asks, "Why is Microsoft integrating IM into the OS bad, while Apple integrating it...
May 7, 2002 - 117 words, 4 comments

Unit Testing
Sticky Minds has a series of Word documents on Unit Testing Guidelines. A lot of...
May 7, 2002 - 60 words,

Subscription TV
Another thing that Kellner said that I found a little goofy is that he’d like...
May 6, 2002 - 339 words, 1 comment

Use the bathroom, go to jail
Jamie Kellner is the CEO if Turner Broadcasting System and he thinks that you aren’t...
May 6, 2002 - 92 words,

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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.
Handling “I don’t have anything to talk about” in your 1:1s (Dec 21)
When someone says they have nothing to discuss, they’re almost always thinking too narrowly.

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