July 2004 Archives

Giants kick butt
The Giants provide some serious retribution for the complete game shutout that Matt Morris pitched a few weeks ago.
July 31, 2004 - 133 words, 3 comments

Thinkpad "piscles"
My laptop has started having LCD problems.
July 30, 2004 - 108 words, 6 comments

Hamilton Beach Stay or Go makes terrible coffee
The coffee from this machine is vile. It tastes bad and smells worse.
July 30, 2004 - 115 words, 106 comments

Calvoter.org hiring
The non-profit voter information site is looking for a technology director.
July 29, 2004 - 126 words,

New comment spam technique
Comment spammers are filling innocent blogs with spam links and then spamming those URLs into other blogs in a roundabout way to increase search engine rankings.
July 29, 2004 - 373 words, 29 comments

RSS Scaling session
For a session like this, it seems that a collaborative workspace would be a natural fit.
July 29, 2004 - 40 words,

SimpleComments and MT3
An update for SimpleComments that supports MT3.
July 27, 2004 - 18 words, 4 comments

Dirify in PHP
A port of Movable Type’s dirify function to PHP.
July 27, 2004 - 386 words, 11 comments

ACL
While playing soccer, I tore my ACL, the ligament that holds the knee together.
July 27, 2004 - 544 words, 101 comments

Telemachus and HTTP
The end of gladiatorial combat and HTTP error messages.
July 26, 2004 - 86 words, 5 comments

Close Cut
When clippers slip.
July 24, 2004 - 50 words, 2 comments

Bloglines and Firefox fix
Fixing an error with Firefox and Bloglines
July 20, 2004 - 112 words, 28 comments

Google offers Picasa for free
Google makes its new photo management application available for free.
July 19, 2004 - 21 words, 4 comments

Google on the desktop
Google picks up Picasa, giving them an important foothold on people’s PCs.
July 13, 2004 - 555 words, 8 comments

Fresh paint
I started refactoring the site and ended up with a new design.
July 8, 2004 - 457 words, 14 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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