December 2006 Archives

Dilbert's Cost Benefit Analysis
Dilbert’s Cost Benefit Analysis — I once had this exact same conversation....
December 31, 2006 - 12 words,

Digg Scares Me (403 Go Away!)
Digg Scares Me (403 Go Away!) — "I’m not writing a 'story' for Digg Corporation...
December 30, 2006 - 34 words,

RawSugar dead months ago
The hot company news of the day is the demise of Raw Sugar. Only they really crashed two months ago.
December 30, 2006 - 81 words,

The best of 2006
I wrote a lot of drivel in 2006. Here’s the things that are less crappy than the rest.
December 24, 2006 - 690 words,

JSON plate
A license plate for Dave.
December 23, 2006 - 29 words,

Prime Ribe with Cabernet Jus
Prime Ribe with Cabernet Jus — My favorite prime rib recipe. Add some mashed potatoes,...
December 22, 2006 - 27 words,

Outsourced Parenting
Outsourced Parenting — Surely, though, we thought, no one actually does delegate every single responsibility...
December 22, 2006 - 26 words,

Solving feed overload
Feed reading often leads to information overload. What techniques might improve this?
December 22, 2006 - 783 words, 4 comments

Free FON router
To increase their US customer base, FON is allowing existing users to give their friends free routers.
December 22, 2006 - 250 words, 7 comments

Poison Powerbook
Poison Powerbook — An alteration for an aluminum Powerbook changes the color of the Apple...
December 21, 2006 - 20 words,

Spirited Away 0.5
Spirited Away 0.5 — if an application isn’t active for a certain fixed time, Spirited...
December 21, 2006 - 22 words,

Seek & Destroy Music Duplicates
Seek & Destroy Music Duplicates — Java app to find duplicated music files and remove...
December 21, 2006 - 38 words,

Five Myths and Six Facts About Blog Advertising
Five Myths and Six Facts About Blog Advertising — Why aren’t more advertisers and bloggers...
December 21, 2006 - 31 words,

More JSON stuff
More JSON not XML merchandise. Stickers, buttons, and shirts.
December 20, 2006 - 32 words, 2 comments

JSON Shirt
A t-shirt for Dave.
December 20, 2006 - 40 words, 1 comment

Why JSON isn’t just for JavaScript
Why JSON isn’t just for JavaScript — Simon Willison explains how to use JSON for...
December 20, 2006 - 17 words,

RSS-JSON (Or, RSS 3.0)
Dave Winer’s Scripting News, written in JSON.
December 20, 2006 - 600 words, 3 comments

Making Compact Forms More Accessible
Making Compact Forms More Accessible — Ultra-compact forms with great accessibility thanks to a bit...
December 20, 2006 - 19 words,

Sample Contracts and Business Forms
Sample Contracts and Business Forms — Thousands of real-life sample contracts. Get actual legal agreements...
December 20, 2006 - 18 words,

phpMyID
phpMyID — Single-user OpenID server in PHP...
December 20, 2006 - 7 words,

Yugma
Yugma — Free conferencing tool in Java. OSX and Windows....
December 20, 2006 - 10 words,

Yugma
Yugma — Free conferencing tool in Java. OSX and Windows....
December 20, 2006 - 10 words,

phpMyID
phpMyID — Single-user OpenID server in PHP...
December 19, 2006 - 7 words,

Spammers love me
A comment spammer shows how much he cares.
December 17, 2006 - 52 words,

Sun Monitors for Startups
Now startups can get discount monitors from Sun.
December 15, 2006 - 97 words, 2 comments

Laser cat
Thanks to Google’s patent search, I can now quickly find my favorite patent of all...
December 14, 2006 - 22 words,

Webcore Labs... harboring spammers
A web host who harbors spammers—as long as the host’s resources aren’t abused.
December 13, 2006 - 396 words, 2 comments

Testers needed for Feed Crier Jabber
Over at the Feed Crier blog we have a call out for people who want...
December 12, 2006 - 24 words,

Investment by locale
Where is it easiest for a startup to get outside investment?
December 7, 2006 - 211 words, 2 comments

Off Target
More funniness from everyone’s favorite big-box retailer.
December 6, 2006 - 48 words, 2 comments

Mixers and Speakers
Suggestions for running an effective mixer from Jeff Jarvis.
December 6, 2006 - 95 words,

Content Republication
Several sites are using my feed to republish everything I say onto their site. What can be done?
December 4, 2006 - 994 words, 8 comments

ThinkFree Office
Despite my early problems, ThinkFree’s office suite looks like a winner.
December 1, 2006 - 94 words, 4 comments

count(*) in InnoDB
Conventional wisdom about the performance of this query is misleading.
December 1, 2006 - 155 words,

ThinkFree -- making it hard to sign up
Signing up for ThinkFree is a hassle.
December 1, 2006 - 244 words, 2 comments

Recently

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.
Handling “I don’t have anything to talk about” in your 1:1s (Dec 21)
When someone says they have nothing to discuss, they’re almost always thinking too narrowly.

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