May 2007 Archives

libcurl Emulator
libcurl Emulator — A pure-PHP implementation of the PHP CURL extension, for use on systems...
May 22, 2007 - 24 words,

Jabber Client PHP Class
Jabber Client PHP Class — A PHP class with a complete XMPP implementation. Build Jabber...
May 22, 2007 - 18 words,

Centova WebSupport
Centova WebSupport — Live IM-based support over the web. PHP backend....
May 22, 2007 - 11 words,

isnoop.net universal package tracking
isnoop.net universal package tracking — Package tracking over RSS and with Google Maps mashups...
May 22, 2007 - 14 words,

Is Ruby the dog and PHP the dogfood?
Is Ruby the dog and PHP the dogfood? — Let’s have a little reality check....
May 22, 2007 - 50 words,

Working with open source
Sun’s CEO’s thoughts on how open source models and companies have shaped Sun.
May 22, 2007 - 155 words,

Free to fee
Offering a free version of your product as a way to build paid users has it’s own set of challenges.
May 17, 2007 - 87 words, 1 comment

Feed Crier acquired
Feed Crier is now part of IMified
May 15, 2007 - 63 words, 1 comment

Tub Monkey
Tub Monkey — Best name ever for a hot tub company....
May 15, 2007 - 11 words,

Stopping Web Services
Maintaining a public web service is hard work.
May 10, 2007 - 315 words, 2 comments

Microsoft needs Wizards
Microsoft needs Wizards — A recruitment letter looking for software engineers for Microsoft posted to...
May 3, 2007 - 18 words,

Translation from PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Steve Jobs’ “A Greener Apple”
Translation from PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Steve Jobs’ “A Greener Apple” —...
May 2, 2007 - 21 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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