April 2007 Archives

Widgetsphere: New Playground For Marketers
Widgetsphere: New Playground For Marketers — Using widgets to market your company. Focuses on building...
April 20, 2007 - 26 words,

Hidden links
Hidden links — Google’s Matt Cutts: "Google is going to be looking at paid links...
April 16, 2007 - 32 words,

Hidden links
Hidden links — Google’s Matt Cutts: "Google is going to be looking at paid links...
April 16, 2007 - 32 words,

Spam forgery
Some spammers are going to great lengths to make some messages look like they come from me.
April 12, 2007 - 119 words, 3 comments

Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th — One of the first attendees of SacStarts events has joined Wordpress....
April 12, 2007 - 30 words,

5 Question Interview with Twitter Developer Alex Payne
5 Question Interview with Twitter Developer Alex Payne — None of these scaling approaches are...
April 12, 2007 - 44 words,

Mass Video Conversion Using AWS
Mass Video Conversion Using AWS — Using EC2, S3, and Python to convert video files....
April 10, 2007 - 15 words,

YawsPack for ejabberd: Embedded Web Server with Web-based Applications
YawsPack for ejabberd: Embedded Web Server with Web-based Applications — A web applications pack for...
April 10, 2007 - 24 words,

Opening Day Genesis.
Opening Day Genesis. — "God separated the dirt from the grass. He called the grass...
April 2, 2007 - 23 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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