January 2007 Archives

February SacStarts dinner
Join us at Hoppy Brewing Feb 22.
January 25, 2007 - 46 words,

On SacStarts
This week on SacStarts.
January 25, 2007 - 101 words,

The Nuisance Of The Read More Flag
The Nuisance Of The Read More Flag — How to change the Drupal Read More...
January 24, 2007 - 17 words,

RSS3 from Feed Burner
Feed Burner joins the Dark Side.
January 23, 2007 - 43 words, 1 comment

Conversation with a comment spammer
In which I engage a new comment spammer and find out what he thinks.
January 22, 2007 - 250 words, 2 comments

BarCamp Sacramento
BarCamp is coming to Sacramento
January 19, 2007 - 160 words,

SacStarts Dinner Tomorrow
If you’re going to SacStarts tomorrow and you haven’t yet registered, [head on over and...
January 16, 2007 - 30 words

Driveway spam
My mysterious subscription to the New York Times and how I stopped it.
January 11, 2007 - 608 words, 3 comments

Invasion of the pod cases
An iPod case for every pot.
January 11, 2007 - 144 words, 1 comment

Tasting notes for Colombia El Jordan
The Colombian beans I roasted yesterday turned out surprisingly well.
January 4, 2007 - 187 words,

Finding Co-Founders
After I read this Craigslist posting, I was left wondering if the startup founder has a clue at all.
January 4, 2007 - 109 words

SacStarts dinner Jan 17
The next Sacramento Entrepreneur dinner.
January 3, 2007 - 114 words,

Introducing SacStarts
Our little dinners have grown up.
January 3, 2007 - 274 words,

Colombia Tolima Planadas - El Jordan
Roasting notes from my second batch.
January 3, 2007 - 111 words,

First roast: Ethiopia Late Harvest Yirgacheffe
Roasting and tasting notes from Sweet Maria’s Ethiopia Late Harvest Yirgacheffe.
January 3, 2007 - 182 words,

Coffee Roasting diaries
My coffee roasting setup.
January 3, 2007 - 305 words

Free Non-profit hosting at Dreamhost
Free Non-profit hosting at Dreamhost — This could be a great option for scouting organizations....
January 1, 2007 - 15 words,

Dynamic copyright
How to ensure your copyright date is always current.
January 1, 2007 - 88 words, 3 comments

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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