September 2006 Archives

Snapple grapple
Grapple? No, snapple....
September 29, 2006 - 3 words,

Mysql Tuners
Tuning a new MySQL install from the excellent MySQL performance blog....
September 29, 2006 - 11 words,

Sacramento Geek Dinner
Sac Geeks, unite. And have some Chinese food.
September 27, 2006 - 46 words,

RSS the Oprah Way
"So, to make RSS much easier to understand, in Oprah speak, RSS stands for: I’m...
September 21, 2006 - 53 words,

Blogger.com feeds deemed annoying
Blogger.com’s feeds have annoyed me to the point of unsubscribing.
September 20, 2006 - 132 words, 6 comments

Enterprise fears
Overcoming management fears of Enterprise 2.0...
September 18, 2006 - 6 words,

Google Video RSS
Get an RSS feed of Google Video searches straight from Google. (via Jason Bentley)...
September 15, 2006 - 14 words,

Broadcasting on the Internet
NBC’s new video strategy is not the future of media.
September 13, 2006 - 451 words, 4 comments

Numbnuts Broadcasting
"No, fool, you made a lot of money from YouTube because your long-dead stinker of...
September 13, 2006 - 48 words,

Groundbreaking
Sometimes when you’re trying to find a new way of solving a problem you need to ask yourself, "are you being groundbreaking or merely digging yourself a hole?"
September 11, 2006 - 28 words,

Skype usability on OSX
Getting contact information out of Skype requires a good memory.
September 11, 2006 - 104 words,

Wells Fargo -- broken business processes
Wells Fargo creates a problem, and blocks all possible solutions with an arbitrary business rule.
September 7, 2006 - 276 words, 13 comments

Wells Fargo strikes again
Wells Fargo is working really hard to lose my business.
September 6, 2006 - 466 words, 13 comments

It's Popcorn time again
Popcorn sales have started again in my house, providing more business and life lessons for my kids.
September 6, 2006 - 464 words,

Feed Crier new features
A bundle of new features have snuck into Feed Crier under the cover of darkness.
September 5, 2006 - 354 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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