January 2005 Archives

Placement premiums
Changes in technology and consumer habits should be changing the business models of companies.
January 27, 2005 - 74 words, 10 comments

LiveJournal Power-loss post-mortem
A detailed account of real-world disaster recovery at LiveJournal.
January 23, 2005 - 73 words,

Automating feed subscriptions
Automatic RSS subscriptions are taking off thanks to some specs and working code from Randy Morin.
January 18, 2005 - 131 words, 5 comments

Feed usage and copyright
A trademark lawyer has requested that Bloglines stop including his feed. The complaint? That Bloglines is a commercial service.
January 16, 2005 - 570 words, 11 comments

Handling RSS in the browser
People often forget that many of the problems faced by RSS and Atom are not new. They’ve already been solved, so instead of reinventing the wheel we should use the existing standards. How a browser handles an RSS feed is the latest example of this.
January 12, 2005 - 669 words, 21 comments

Stupid cell phone tricks
An easy way to get text messages to mobile phones.
January 6, 2005 - 280 words, 139 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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