September 2004 Archives

Joining Pheedo
A consultant no longer, I’m now the CTO of Pheedo.
September 28, 2004 - 300 words, 5 comments

On consulting and focus
I’ve got too much on my plate. Want to help me clean it off?
September 28, 2004 - 483 words, 1 comment

How not to apply for a job
Applying for a job isn’t that hard, but it does take some minimal effort and common sense.
September 24, 2004 - 539 words, 17 comments

PHP developer wanted
I’m looking for a PHP developer. Inquire within.
September 23, 2004 - 366 words

Comments on comments
2000 comments and spam.
September 17, 2004 - 34 words, 5 comments

Cub Scout Popcorn
Popcorn sales have started again, and this year the kids have a blog.
September 13, 2004 - 114 words, 1 comment

Different templates for different categories
Notes on how to fake per-category templates in Movable Type.
September 9, 2004 - 252 words, 9 comments

Why I don't recommend Firefox
Why Firefox isn’t ready for an aggressive marketing campaign.
September 6, 2004 - 1710 words, 317 comments

New license plate
A new license plate for me.
September 2, 2004 - 41 words, 13 comments

In case you really enjoy your spam
I received a great spam email today. Apparently it was sent as a multipart MIME...
September 2, 2004 - 305 words, 2 comments

Six Apart Musings
Thoughts on the future of Movable Type, Six Apart, and my plugins.
September 2, 2004 - 474 words, 11 comments

Camera phone price checking service
An idea for a service that can grab prices and reviews for products using only your camera phone.
September 1, 2004 - 117 words, 3 comments

Blogsnob Preview
A preview of the next release of Blogsnob.
September 1, 2004 - 101 words, 8 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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