November 2006 Archives

Sun likes it
Wherein Sun’s CEO links to the Startup Essentials pricing I published.
November 29, 2006 - 69 words,

Sun Startup Essentials pricing
Here’s the complete price list for the Sun Startup Essentials program.
November 28, 2006 - 588 words, 10 comments

Frank Demmler archives at Texas Startup Blog
Easy access to Frank Demmler’s financing essays.
November 25, 2006 - 82 words, 1 comment

Amazon Shipping indicator
Amazon could help customers by showing them earlier if an item can be shipped for free.
November 25, 2006 - 202 words, 1 comment

DRM, vinyl, and the future
You can still play your old music today. Will you be able to play today’s music in the future?
November 22, 2006 - 462 words, 1 comment

Graffletopia is a directory for OnmiGraffle stencils. Yummy....
November 21, 2006 - 8 words,

High volume subscriptions via IM
It seems a bit counter-intuitive, but I’m finding that the best way for me to keep up with high-volume feeds is to get them out of my reader and into Feed Crier.
November 21, 2006 - 335 words, 1 comment

Textmate for Windows
Textmate for Windows? Not quite, but pretty darn close....
November 21, 2006 - 9 words, 1 comment

MySQL Bar charts
Clever use of the MySQL command line and REPEAT() to create bar charts of your...
November 21, 2006 - 16 words,

Sacramento Entrepreneurs Dinner
The next edition of the Sacramento dinners will be Dec 1.
November 20, 2006 - 75 words,

SOAP Sucks -- Long live REST
How does SOAP suck? Let me count the ways.
November 20, 2006 - 158 words,

Play offices
When you turn your office into a fantasy playland, you get Inventionland.
November 17, 2006 - 58 words,

Zune Marketplace Confusion
Zune Marketplace’s Absurd Pricing Scheme—"What you are in fact doing is giving an...
November 14, 2006 - 28 words,

Google Blog Search. Now in lowercase.
Google’s started converting most blog search results to lowercase. Odd.
November 13, 2006 - 61 words, 1 comment

Remote Desktop and OSX
Windows Remote Desktop on the Mac is very nice indeed.
November 13, 2006 - 202 words, 5 comments

Sun's used-car pricing
Why’s Sun trying to hide their prices?
November 13, 2006 - 160 words,

Opening Java
The legal difficulties involved in open sourcing Java.
November 13, 2006 - 232 words,

Political recorded messages
Automated political telemarketing is getting out of hand.
November 5, 2006 - 300 words, 3 comments

Meridian Project Systems acquired
Yet another local acquisition. Meridian Project Systems has been acquired....
November 5, 2006 - 10 words,

EcoPhones tries to justify their spam
A spammer responds. He just doesn’t get it.
November 1, 2006 - 568 words, 8 comments

TechCrunch Disclosure
"No one should think TechCrunch is objective or conflict-free. We aren’t. We never have been....
November 1, 2006 - 43 words,


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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