January 2003 Archives

What's in it for me?
Your customer’s personal information is valuable. Don’t expect them to give it to you for free.
January 31, 2003 - 198 words,

Patching Aggie's referrer
A patch for Aggie to fix the broken referrer header.
January 31, 2003 - 244 words, 2 comments

Referral Abuse
Aggregators are misusing the http referrer header to identify themselves.
January 30, 2003 - 346 words, 16 comments

Crude remote server availabity checking
Check your server availability with Google Translate.
January 25, 2003 - 214 words, 1 comment

Is this the end?
Spammers are starting to figure out SpamAssassin.
January 22, 2003 - 98 words, 4 comments

Laptop usability
I wish my laptop was better able to detect changes in my work states.
January 22, 2003 - 162 words, 3 comments

Library Access
Always be on the lookout to provide additional value to your customers, especially if you can do it without adding any cost.
January 21, 2003 - 80 words, 2 comments

Rethinking Warchalking
Warchalks are just advertising for open wireless networks.
January 21, 2003 - 193 words,

Color Correction
Letting people see your products in every available color combination is a good idea. Just make sure that you’re showing the right colors.
January 20, 2003 - 59 words,

Another reason for favicons
Including a favicon for your site makes it easier for people using tabbed browsers.
January 19, 2003 - 78 words,

Jury Duty
I’m on jury duty next week, so I’m looking for WiFi near the courthouse.
January 17, 2003 - 114 words, 3 comments

Broken aggregator
Bad feeds have broken my aggregator. This problem could be exploited by a malicious attacker.
January 17, 2003 - 294 words, 3 comments

Prices anyone?
Product reviews need to provide more complete product information.
January 17, 2003 - 227 words,

External Links in new windows
Alter the behavior of external links in Movable Type.
January 10, 2003 - 245 words, 17 comments

Expressions
A Movable Type plugin for plugin developers. Let people use expressions like <MTFoo bar="[MTEntryBody encode_xml="1"]"> in your plugins.
January 8, 2003 - 375 words, 2 comments

Worth quoting
Penn Gillette on professionalism.
January 4, 2003 - 66 words,

Spam humor
Cruising through the spam that SpamAssassin caught in the last month, I came across some funny messages.
January 4, 2003 - 90 words, 2 comments

Small Businesses missing the Web
Many small businesses don’t think they need a Web site. But having a site can enhance any business, save money, and increase revenue.
January 3, 2003 - 764 words, 1 comment

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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