June 2002 Archives

Anthology of Requirements quotations
Requirements Engineering Proverbs, Maxims, Sayings, Quotations and Urban Wisdom is a list of quotations that...
June 30, 2002 - 47 words,

Word count plugin for Movable Type
MTWordCount is a Movable Type plugin that counts your entry’s words and inserts it into your page. Version 1.4 includes an image count for photo blogs.
June 27, 2002 - 298 words, 67 comments

Review: CleanMyMailbox
CleanMyMailbox would like to keep your mailbox spam-free. We reviewed the service to see how it performs.
June 22, 2002 - 1454 words, 2 comments

Managing Content Management
Users of Content Mangement Systems often find them more difficult to use than the way they used to do things, so they circumvent the system. A series of articles from various sites chronicles what can go wrong, how to fix it, and how to prevent the problems in the first place.
June 17, 2002 - 282 words,

How to hack our site
The New York Times has an embarassing secret.
June 16, 2002 - 45 words, 3 comments

Spam service redux
It’s not the ideal spam filtering service we described recently, but Clean My Mailbox is close.
June 15, 2002 - 205 words, 2 comments

Plug Hollywood's hole
Hollywood wants to outlaw every device that might be able to make unauthorized copies of copyrighted works.
June 14, 2002 - 324 words, 1 comment

Syndicated Weather
A syndicated weather feed in JavaScript.
June 14, 2002 - 145 words, 15 comments

Spam filter service
Spam is a problem for users that could be solved by the right filtering service. This is what the ideal service might look like.
June 7, 2002 - 503 words, 15 comments

Strategic Site Management
Someone in your company should be in charge of your Web site. Here’s why.
June 3, 2002 - 124 words,

Recently

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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