November 2003 Archives

California Government CSS Design
As far as I know, is the first California state government site that is designed with entirely CSS layout techniques.
November 21, 2003 - 182 words, 3 comments

Bad marketer
It’s not that hard to do email marketing right. Do it right and you’ll have loyal customers. Do it wrong and you’ll have irritated customers.
November 18, 2003 - 506 words, 3 comments

Comment Spam makes the news
A news story on comment spam with quotes from me and others.
November 13, 2003 - 72 words, 10 comments

Hiccup remedies
Does anyone have a sure-fire way of getting rid of hiccups?
November 12, 2003 - 100 words, 139 comments

New Under the Iron
For new Under the Iron interviews for your reading pleasure.
November 12, 2003 - 97 words,

Broadcast Flag
Piracy is certainly a problem, but technological solutions that trample on consumer’s rights are abhorrent.
November 11, 2003 - 157 words,

Spam Talk
I had a comment spammer’s site shut down. Apparently the spammer didn’t appreciate it.
November 9, 2003 - 1050 words, 18 comments

Comment Spam Manifesto
Spammers are hereby put on notice. Your comments are not welcome. If the purpose behind your comment is to advertise yourself, your Web site, or a product that you are affiliated with, that comment is spam and will not be tolerated. We will hit you where it hurts by attacking your source of income.
November 8, 2003 - 480 words, 214 comments

Look for updates
Make sure you look for software updates before spending lots of time trying to troubleshoot problems.
November 7, 2003 - 90 words, 2 comments

Cutting comment spammers off at the knees
How to hit comment spammer’s where it hurts: in the wallet.
November 7, 2003 - 445 words, 12 comments


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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