February 2006 Archives

Dinner on Thursday with Scott Johnson
A geek dinner with Ookles' Scott Johnson and me.
February 27, 2006 - 47 words, 7 comments

Dangerously Meta
What happens when one music recommedation engine feeds another?
February 25, 2006 - 70 words, 1 comment

Who cares about RSS adoption?
Dave Winer wants to know why anyone cares how many people use RSS without being aware of it.
February 22, 2006 - 90 words,

OSX font help
An odd font problem with Mozilla apps
February 21, 2006 - 143 words, 4 comments

Data center costs are less with Sun?
Hosting on Sun hardware is cheaper than using Linux according to Ning.
February 21, 2006 - 77 words, 1 comment

Agile management song
Once in a lifetime...
February 21, 2006 - 18 words,

Ning visit on TV
The Ning visit was captured on the local news.
February 21, 2006 - 22 words, 2 comments

Markdown for MT fix
A patch for Markdown so empty text doesn’t get transformed.
February 17, 2006 - 217 words, 1 comment

Products are platforms
People will use what you create and will break it in new and wonderful ways.
February 17, 2006 - 62 words, 1 comment

Why web services versioning is important
Thoughts on the importance of versioned web services.
February 17, 2006 - 397 words,

Rojo's blog exchange
Rojo starts a blog exchange. What a bad idea.
February 17, 2006 - 179 words,

Versioning REST
Ideas on how to version a REST interface and examples of this implementation in Tagyu.
February 16, 2006 - 327 words, 2 comments

Mobile PayPal
Everything old is new again.
February 16, 2006 - 125 words,

So what about my office?
Marc Andreessen wonders if he can stop by my office.
February 15, 2006 - 277 words,

Ning update
A recap from today’s Ning visit.
February 15, 2006 - 181 words, 1 comment

Versioning web services
I’m looking for best practices in managing a public web services API.
February 14, 2006 - 422 words, 7 comments

Ning visit tomorrow
The ning visit is tomorrow. Are you coming?
February 14, 2006 - 15 words,

Open Source profits
Big companies are becoming major contributors to open source projects and sometimes buying the companies behind them. There’s big profits to be made in open source.
February 14, 2006 - 116 words,

Tagyu API: Related tags
Tagyu’s API now supplies related tags
February 14, 2006 - 70 words,

Stealing Flickr
Kevin’s been borrowing things from Flickr. Quick, hide the silver.
February 14, 2006 - 122 words,

Niche spam
How effective can really spam aimed at specific niche markets possibly be?
February 13, 2006 - 107 words, 3 comments

Tagyu API update
Tagyu’s API now suggests categories as well as tags.
February 13, 2006 - 93 words, 1 comment

Sticking Spacebar on my PowerBook
A low-tech solution to a sticking key. Brute force.
February 12, 2006 - 159 words, 11 comments

Ego crush
Now I can watch people ignore my blog in real time.
February 11, 2006 - 12 words, 1 comment

Tubes Music
Networking and the surprising connections to local resources.
February 11, 2006 - 146 words, 1 comment

Feedburner fesses up
Feedburner spammed some people. And instead of making excuses, they did the right thing.
February 9, 2006 - 52 words,

Feedster's feeds are fixed
Feedster’s new site fixes the major problems.
February 7, 2006 - 50 words, 3 comments

Visit Ning
Want to stop by the Ning office?
February 5, 2006 - 26 words, 1 comment

Those pesky customers
Ning’s Marc Andreessen is annoyed that customers like his service and want to meet the company.
February 5, 2006 - 163 words, 3 comments

Universal feed icon blog button
I’ve created an 80x15 blog button that uses the new-ish universal feed icon. Feel free to steal it and advertise your feed.
February 4, 2006 - 23 words, 3 comments

Feedster feeds
Feedster’s core features are rotting.
February 3, 2006 - 72 words, 3 comments

Temporary files in Firefox on OSX
An annoyance with how Firefox and Thunderbird handles temporary files under OSX.
February 2, 2006 - 100 words, 17 comments

State Of the Union tags
Tags for State Of The Union speeches.
February 1, 2006 - 41 words,

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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