September 2003 Archives

Popcorn usability
My kids' ecommerce site has given them their first lesson in usability.
September 30, 2003 - 152 words, 4 comments

Kiddie Commerce
My kids are selling popcorn for their Cub Scout Pack. To help them learn about business and running a Web site, I’ve set up a simple ecommerce site for them.
September 29, 2003 - 196 words, 2 comments

ALTer
A short Perl program to automatically add alt text to every image tag on a site.
September 24, 2003 - 382 words, 10 comments

Spam begets spam
If you want to reduce the flow of comment spam to your site, be vigilant in removing the ones that do get posted. Leaving them up, even for a short time, can catch the eye of more spammers.
September 21, 2003 - 236 words, 11 comments

FrontPage use
FrontPage can be used to help you get Web content out of MS Word documents.
September 20, 2003 - 148 words, 6 comments

Combination layouts
Do you know how to combine tables and CSS layout effectively?
September 19, 2003 - 67 words, 4 comments

Ounce of prevention
Steps I’ve taken to deter comment spam and how to keep bots from finding your comment forms.
September 17, 2003 - 419 words, 24 comments

Throwing out the baby
The comment spam has gotten so bad that I’ve taken to deleting any short, generic...
September 8, 2003 - 140 words,

Distributed comment spam prevention
An organic system that responds to wholesale comment spamming in real time.
September 3, 2003 - 253 words, 17 comments

Symantec Spoofing
Some email viruses trick mail systems into thinking the virus was sent by someone else. Antivirus tools are falling for it.
September 3, 2003 - 123 words, 5 comments

Comment spam
I’m fed up and want your help in devising a solution that will curtail comment and TrackBack spam.
September 3, 2003 - 466 words, 34 comments

Recently

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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