June 2006 Archives

Real Social
Every day connections don’t require social networking software. But perhaps the software could reduce the friction in making those connections.
June 28, 2006 - 536 words,

Sacramento: Tech Hub?
Sacramento is the fastest-growing city in the state when it comes to technology careers.
June 27, 2006 - 70 words,

Are text link ads spam?
TechCrunch takes sponsorship from Text Link Ads. Some say they’re spamming search rankings.
June 22, 2006 - 440 words, 8 comments

Management by Crowds
Wisdom of the Crowds is great and all, but can the crowd run a baseball...
June 20, 2006 - 16 words,

Be a sponsor and TechCrunch changes their tune
TechCrunch says they don’t sell reviews. But sponsor the site and they’ll change their tune about you.
June 20, 2006 - 175 words, 7 comments

Stop updating OSX?
OSX wants me to update and restart just to get some fixes I don’t need. Help!
June 16, 2006 - 167 words, 2 comments

SimplePie is a RSS/Atom parser for PHP. Designed to be more robust and easier to...
June 16, 2006 - 18 words,

Autotagging photos
Yahoo’s ZoneTag automatically tags Flickr photos with location information from cell towers. Works with some...
June 16, 2006 - 20 words,

SimpleComments and MT 3.3
SimpleComments won’t work with MT 3.3. A fix is forthcoming.
June 15, 2006 - 97 words, 3 comments

An intuitive interface is natural only because of previously-learned behaviors.
June 13, 2006 - 668 words, 1 comment

Skype at 25,000 feet
The plane’s got Wi-Fi. So of course we had to try Skype.
June 8, 2006 - 39 words, 1 comment

Productized consulting
Consulting doesn’t scale. The only way to make more money is to work more hours...
June 7, 2006 - 47 words, 2 comments

Presentation blog
If you’re going to blog one thing, then blog it well. Presentation Zen does just...
June 7, 2006 - 33 words, 2 comments

Two types of entrepreneurs
Matt Blumberg describes two types of entreprenuers: the start-it-and-leave-it and the keep-it-running types. The former...
June 7, 2006 - 40 words, 1 comment

Mentos and Coke
Mix 202 liters of Diet Coke, 523 Mentos, and two wacky guys and you end...
June 7, 2006 - 23 words,

Related tags with Tags.app and Movable type
How to add related tags to your tag pages with Movable Type.
June 6, 2006 - 196 words, 1 comment

Tags in RSS2
Niall shows how to properly implement tags in RSS 2.0....
June 6, 2006 - 10 words,

Fletcher leaves Bloglines
Mark Fletcher is leaving Bloglines because he’s "a startup guy" and Bloglines is now corporate....
June 6, 2006 - 15 words, 1 comment


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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