October 2007 Archives

Common causes of failure
How to fail at software development
October 30, 2007 - 47 words,

AppSnapp
AppSnapp — Jailbreak your iphone, install the app installer, and plug the TIFF hole all...
October 30, 2007 - 25 words, 13 comments

Install Leopard on your PC in 3 easy steps
Install Leopard on your PC in 3 easy steps — Installing the latest Mac OSX...
October 30, 2007 - 24 words,

Free Pumpkin carving patterns for Halloween
This year’s installment of Jack-o-Lantern patterns for Halloween
October 28, 2007 - 424 words, 1 comment

The Introvert's Guide To Selling
The Introvert’s Guide To Selling — BusinessPundit describes what sales really is, why entrepreneurs need...
October 27, 2007 - 27 words,

Estimating ship dates
An automated way of comparing developer estimates to their past work.
October 27, 2007 - 152 words,

Startup myths
Myths from startup founders.
October 26, 2007 - 172 words,

Enterprise designs
Enterprise apps don’t have to suck.
October 26, 2007 - 560 words,

Link buyers get slapped by Google
Link buying and other unscrupulous search engine gaming techniques have started to catch up with sites.
October 25, 2007 - 427 words,

How the Colorado Rockies' fielding wizardry will change baseball forever.
How the Colorado Rockies' fielding wizardry will change baseball forever. — "This year’s Colorado Rockies...
October 25, 2007 - 45 words,

Brain drain
Brain drain — "But the young net natives, for the most part, rank too low...
October 23, 2007 - 40 words,

SVN Plug-in for TextMate
SVN Plug-in for TextMate — A plug-in for TextMate which indicates the Subversion status of...
October 19, 2007 - 20 words,

DocStoc bizarre form layout
Some odd choices in the signup and login form at DocStoc left me frustrated.
October 19, 2007 - 338 words,

Senior roles in early stages
Should you go after senior people or junior people at the early stages of a startup?
October 15, 2007 - 369 words,

Spot the winners
"If any human being could do that, venture capital would be a zero-risk investment."
October 15, 2007 - 55 words,

Common legal questions for startups
What first-time entrepreneurs often want to know.
October 12, 2007 - 30 words,

Jiglu: Tags that think
Jiglu: Tags that think — "Jiglu plugs into your site to automatically create intelligent tags...
October 12, 2007 - 33 words,

Businesspundit: The Irony of Raising Money For a Startup
Businesspundit: The Irony of Raising Money For a Startup — "Raising money is really an...
October 12, 2007 - 44 words,

EA's friendly buyout
Friends buying from friends.
October 12, 2007 - 102 words,

Firefox for mobile: being built to to provide a browser for the GPhone?
Firefox for mobile: being built to to provide a browser for the GPhone? — Seems...
October 10, 2007 - 48 words,

ejabberd Import errors
How to overcome an error when importing from Jabberd to ejabberd.
October 10, 2007 - 168 words,

Startup Attorneys
Picking a lawyer for your startup
October 10, 2007 - 74 words,

Risk and funding
Investors providing seed capital will offer much better terms to an unproven startup.
October 10, 2007 - 322 words,

Startup Hubs
Paul Graham defends his position that startups should be in the Silicon Valley.
October 10, 2007 - 226 words,

Create your own IM bot with IMified
IMified’s newest product allows anyone to create a bot.
October 9, 2007 - 196 words,

City Assault
A city-wide water gun war.
October 8, 2007 - 50 words,

Yost infection -- The Hardball Times
Yost infection—The Hardball Times — The Brewers' 2007 collapse was largely aided and...
October 8, 2007 - 19 words,

Future of Startups
Paul Graham on the future of startups
October 8, 2007 - 440 words,

End of defensibility
Perhaps defensibility is a flawed concept.
October 8, 2007 - 258 words, 1 comment

OAuth
How to give sites permission to use your web apps, without giving them permission to abuse them.
October 8, 2007 - 283 words, 1 comment

Popcorn time
The annual popcorn sales are back.
October 5, 2007 - 160 words,

Fantastic battery life
New battery technology promises years of life.
October 2, 2007 - 87 words, 2 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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