February 2004 Archives

Amazon Elephants
In which strange patterns emerge in my Amazon Associates account.
February 25, 2004 - 94 words, 4 comments

Thanks Tom Ransom
I’ve cleared a place under the desk for my "new" Mac.
February 25, 2004 - 99 words,

BigBad thieving
A year later, a BigBad employee explains what happened with the code robbery.
February 20, 2004 - 191 words, 6 comments

Mac testing
A free Web service that provides Safari screenshots of any URL.
February 20, 2004 - 226 words, 6 comments

Cingular must really like me
Cingular buys my account (and a few others) for $41 billion.
February 17, 2004 - 95 words, 19 comments

Why IP banning is useless
Many proposals for eliminating comment spam are focused on banning or throttling comments from the IP address of the spammer. What those proposals fail to address is that IP addresses are neither unique nor hard to come by.
February 10, 2004 - 448 words, 22 comments

Signs
Beautiful and useful signage.
February 6, 2004 - 5 words, 3 comments

How to Capitalize on Blogging
Slides and thoughts from my presentation at Fastlane’s How to Capitalize on Blogging workshop.
February 5, 2004 - 211 words, 2 comments

Social manners
Etiquette has yet to emerge for social networking sites.
February 1, 2004 - 254 words, 15 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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