May 2006 Archives

The importance of being good
Starbucks is pulling CD burning stations from their stores. That says something interesting about their brand.
May 25, 2006 - 489 words, 9 comments

Hosting reviews: pay to play
Dreamhost’s blog has an expose of the pay-to-play schemes used by "independant" hosting review sites....
May 23, 2006 - 37 words,

It's the network
Jeff Jarvis has been promoting the idea of an open ad marketplace. His latest piece...
May 22, 2006 - 29 words,

Motivation
Create a custom motivational poster for free. Buy a hi-res version for $1. I just...
May 20, 2006 - 18 words,

714
Why couldn’t he have done this yesterday when I was there....
May 20, 2006 - 11 words,

Co-founders
Why you’d want a co-founder for your startup and how to find them....
May 20, 2006 - 13 words,

Startup Starts
Niall Kennedy has transcripts, slides, and summaries from a recent Mark Fletcher talk on starting...
May 20, 2006 - 17 words,

Because I'm a rockstar, that's why
While it may be better to be lucky than good, it’s certainly better to have...
May 18, 2006 - 22 words,

Policy scars
37signals says that policies are like scar tissue: they’re created as an overreaction to a...
May 17, 2006 - 28 words, 1 comment

XML, mutliple encodings, and PHP
A clever way to deal with XML files containing lots of encodings (like RSS feeds)...
May 17, 2006 - 17 words,

Autodiscovery of hierarchies through tagging
Some thoughts on placing documents into a taxonomy by analyzing folksonomies surrounding the document.
May 16, 2006 - 482 words, 1 comment

Hot Brie and Pesto Dip
A great appetizer recipe from a local winery.
May 16, 2006 - 108 words, 2 comments

Calendar creator
Create simple printable calendars from your digital photos. Try the very cool CD case desk...
May 16, 2006 - 16 words,

Digital returns
A tip on how to make your digital camera easier to return to its rightful owner.
May 15, 2006 - 168 words, 4 comments

Technorati quick fix
Technorati makes quick work of a site bug
May 12, 2006 - 77 words, 1 comment

Home Depot: Excellent customer service
A simple call for information results in a very pleasant experience.
May 11, 2006 - 181 words, 74 comments

Chinese Math
If you think all you need is 3% of your market to break even, you’d...
May 9, 2006 - 20 words,

Open ad marketplace
Jeff Jarvis’s column in AdAge gives more detail about his idea for an open ad...
May 9, 2006 - 16 words,

Home run records
Think Barry Bonds should have an asterisk in the record book because his record might...
May 9, 2006 - 54 words, 1 comment

2006 Whaton Business plan winners
Knowledge@Wharton has a summary of the 2006 business plan competion, the eight finalists, and the...
May 8, 2006 - 16 words,

Yahoo ad improvements
Shortly Yahoo will be rolling out improvements to the contextual ad engine that powers their...
May 8, 2006 - 32 words,

Relax your policies
Create overly-restrictive policies that assume your customers are bad people and you’ll end up treating al lyour customers like they’re bad people.
May 8, 2006 - 125 words,

Andy Griffith on simplicity
Just do what’s needed and no more. Andy Griffith has a lesson in simplicity for...
May 5, 2006 - 16 words,

Email hoax breaker
Most people I know have stopped sending me email chain letters because they’ve gotten sick...
May 5, 2006 - 38 words,

Simplelinks changes
Some changes in how I post links might make for some weirdness in feed readers for a bit.
May 5, 2006 - 181 words,

Retail tagging
An interesting idea for retailers who want to implement tagging—autotag your products to...
May 5, 2006 - 34 words,

Personal branding
Rajesh Setty has a free ebook to imrpove the personal brand of tech professionals. That...
May 5, 2006 - 33 words, 1 comment

Best buy madness
Improv Everywhere sent 80 people in khakis and royal blue shirts to hang out in...
May 5, 2006 - 21 words,

Hasbro instructions
While looking for a link to The Inventors game, I discovered that Hasbro has an...
May 5, 2006 - 33 words,

Google Alerts Hack: Atom or RSS feeds
Want to get a feed that’s updated every time Google finds a new page for your search term?
May 2, 2006 - 300 words, 5 comments

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