August 2004 Archives

Sweet, sweet RAM
A RAM upgrade leaves me a happy camper.
August 24, 2004 - 43 words, 3 comments

Thunderbird notifier wish
I’d like to see an extension that improves Thunderbird’s mail notification.
August 22, 2004 - 128 words, 24 comments

Lowercase style
Wired News updates their style guide to reflect the fact that the internet is a medium, not a proper noun.
August 17, 2004 - 178 words, 1 comment

Autolink URLs in MT Entries
Automatically link URLs in your Movable Type entries.
August 16, 2004 - 121 words, 5 comments

Rental madness
Brides buy gowns while grooms rent their tuxedos. Isn’t that backward?
August 14, 2004 - 53 words, 1 comment

Password protect your blog
Password protecting a Movable Type blog using Movable Type’s own user database.
August 14, 2004 - 279 words, 24 comments

Gnomedex special for my readers
Get a $50 discount to Gnomedex.
August 11, 2004 - 75 words

More on syndication
Here’s what syndication means to a blogger.
August 5, 2004 - 229 words, 3 comments

Firewire or USB NAS
How about a device that lets my external drive become a NAS box?
August 5, 2004 - 193 words, 20 comments

Gnomedex
I’ll be moderating a panel on blogging at this year’s Gnomedex.
August 3, 2004 - 92 words,

Why Small Businesses should blog
Six reasons your small business should have a blog.
August 3, 2004 - 151 words, 3 comments

Meme propagation tracking
Using the Technorati API to track the spread of a meme.
August 1, 2004 - 176 words, 4 comments

Testing Meme Propagation In Blogspace: Add Your Blog!
A collaborative test of meme propogation.
August 1, 2004 - 408 words, 16 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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