March 2006 Archives

Logitech support sucks
Logitech’s customer support processes are so broken that I’m going to avoid even buying their products in the future.
March 31, 2006 - 436 words, 89 comments

Tack-it
A local biotech company is hiring a "Web 2.0 developer" to build internal and...
March 31, 2006 - 138 words,

A whole new ballgame
Simplelinks hits on baseball, REST that ain’t, and massive PHP Flickr-style.
March 29, 2006 - 127 words,

Browser size hijacking
How can I keep pages from resizing my browser window?
March 29, 2006 - 90 words, 8 comments

DarwinPorts rocks
Installing software through DarwinPorts is a breeze.
March 28, 2006 - 175 words,

Leisure suits
Music everywhere, computing on the run, and sports commercials make up this edition of Simplelinks.
March 24, 2006 - 148 words,

Weather maps
An idea for mapping sites: show the weather
March 24, 2006 - 67 words, 1 comment

Firefox niche extensions
The majority of extensions now are for niche uses. How cools is that?
March 24, 2006 - 106 words,

Business in the front, REST in the back
Nifty corners is a JavaScript and CSS method for building rounded corners, no images...
March 23, 2006 - 382 words,

Niagra trial suggestion
Ryan King has a suggestion for Sun’s server trial.
March 20, 2006 - 98 words,

Sun Niagra server trial making a strategic mistake
Sun is making a strategic mistake by making it hard for startups to try their servers.
March 17, 2006 - 439 words, 5 comments

Candy fundraiser update
An update on the virtual candy sales
March 14, 2006 - 68 words, 1 comment

Sacramento Geek Dinner
The first of many Sacramento dinners
March 13, 2006 - 49 words, 3 comments

Zempt
The end of an era
March 13, 2006 - 49 words, 1 comment

Advisored
I’ve joined Ookle’s advisory board
March 13, 2006 - 73 words,

Virtual Fundraiser - Candy Sales for Little League
Help two kid’s organizations at once.
March 10, 2006 - 189 words, 3 comments

Gregarius
Looking for an RSS reader? So was I.
March 6, 2006 - 295 words, 7 comments

Keeping track of distributed teams
Using IM status to track work
March 6, 2006 - 23 words,

Creative Weblogging: listening to customers
I asked Creative Weblogging to bring back full text feeds. They’re trying it out.
March 5, 2006 - 222 words,

More dumb feed advertising: Icerocket
Add Icerocket to the list of companies who don’t have an RSS advertising clue.
March 4, 2006 - 104 words, 1 comment

Wells Fargo is stupid
Wells Fargo didn’t think things through very well.
March 3, 2006 - 386 words, 48 comments

My car with Dave Winer
Dave Winer and my license plate (photo)
March 3, 2006 - 18 words,

Uner the Radar: Make it Easy 2.0 Notes
Notes from a session on tools to create stuff.
March 2, 2006 - 1474 words, 1 comment

Under The Radar: When 2.0 notes
Notes from the calendaring session at UTR
March 2, 2006 - 705 words, 1 comment

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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