February 2003 Archives

Of Mushrooms and children's shows
Thanks for everything Mr. Rogers. You will be missed.
February 28, 2003 - 146 words, 2 comments

Staples.com: Yeah, we've got problems
A shopping trip at Staples.com yields some advice on writing effective error messages and defining sensible software requirements.
February 15, 2003 - 986 words, 8 comments

MovableJive
A port of some classic text filters to Movable Type. Translate your posts into Jive, Texas Drawl, Cockney, Swedish Chef, Valley Girl, German Accent, or Hunting Wabbits.
February 14, 2003 - 75 words, 32 comments

Extending Wireless through the powerline
A Siemens product that ties your wireless network into your wired network through the powerlines.
February 8, 2003 - 115 words, 2 comments

Project Blogging With Microsoft
SharePoint Team services sounds a lot like a FrontPage weblogging tool.
February 8, 2003 - 106 words, 4 comments

Getting the Gist of marketing
If it’s the first time in a very long time that you’ve contacted your customer lists, do it right.
February 6, 2003 - 311 words, 1 comment

WaMu pounding
A Washington Mutual computer has been denied access to this site.
February 4, 2003 - 41 words,

Columbia
One day, space travel will be routine.
February 4, 2003 - 130 words,

C++ Web Services
Looking for a XML-RPC library.
February 3, 2003 - 18 words,

SimpleComments
A Movable Type plugin that combines comments and TrackBacks into a single, simple list.
February 2, 2003 - 911 words, 84 comments

Comments, please
I’m testing out a new MT plugin that I’ve been working on, and I need your help. Please leave some comments and trackback pings on this entry.
February 2, 2003 - 89 words, 13 comments

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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