January 2011 Archives

We're helping Meedan get news out of Egypt and other hotspots by providing phone numbers from around the world. http://cot.ag/h0hFnm
We’re helping Meedan get news out of Egypt and other hotspots by providing phone numbers...
January 31, 2011 - 27 words,

MegaCom team is sucking up. They're all wearing @Tropo shirts. http://twitpic.com/3v18mz
MegaCom team is sucking up. They’re all wearing @Tropo shirts. http://twitpic.com/3v18mz Jan 30, 2011 6...
January 30, 2011 - 18 words,

Whaddyasay snuck my phone number into their #startupcamp demo. My phone rang and then I got a text message. Nice.
Whaddyasay snuck my phone number into their #startupcamp demo. My phone rang and then I...
January 30, 2011 - 27 words,

Whaddyasay has a skit in their #startupcamp demo. Awesome.
Whaddyasay has a skit in their #startupcamp demo. Awesome. Jan 30, 2011 5 :54 via...
January 30, 2011 - 16 words,

Demos starting at #startupcamp. At least 4 apps built around @Tropo among the 10 presenters.
Demos starting at #startupcamp. At least 4 apps built around @Tropo among the 10 presenters....
January 30, 2011 - 22 words,

I brought 50 @Tropo shirts and 25 usb bottle openers with me to #startupcamp. They're all gone.
I brought 50 @Tropo shirts and 25 usb bottle openers with me to #startupcamp. They’re...
January 30, 2011 - 24 words,

Daily Reading from January 30, 2011
Links to what I’ve been reading recently. We need an independent invention defense to minimize...
January 30, 2011 - 56 words,

Speaking of which, I'll be at StartupCamp Santa Clara later today. If you're around, come get a Tropo tshirt from me.
Speaking of which, I’ll be at StartupCamp Santa Clara later today. If you’re around, come...
January 28, 2011 - 28 words,

Busy weekend for @Tropo. Major datacenter work last night, StartupCamp in LA, Miami, & Santa Clara, and StartupWeekend in Philly.
Busy weekend for @Tropo. Major datacenter work last night, StartupCamp in LA, Miami, & Santa...
January 28, 2011 - 27 words,

Found my mobile phone still dialed into a conference call that ended hours ago. Maybe now I'll finally dip into those rollover minutes.
Found my mobile phone still dialed into a conference call that ended hours ago. Maybe...
January 24, 2011 - 30 words,

son, working on a current events paper: What's the Chinese president's name? me: Hu? -- He can't say he wasn't expecting it
son, working on a current events paper: What’s the Chinese president’s name? me: Hu? --...
January 20, 2011 - 29 words,

Now taking signups for my "Introduction To Sarcasm" class.
Now taking signups for my "Introduction To Sarcasm" class. Jan 18, 2011 7 :20 via...
January 18, 2011 - 16 words,

I hear he has a get out of jail free card. RT @Rotoworld_BB: Milton Bradley arrested on felony charge http://dlvr.it/Dc7BC
I hear he has a get out of jail free card. RT @Rotoworld_BB: Milton Bradley...
January 18, 2011 - 27 words,

Letting arbitrary, anonymous users run code as root over the web... Opinions?
Letting arbitrary, anonymous users run code as root over the web... Opinions? Jan 18, 2011...
January 18, 2011 - 19 words,

Spamming my personal email with "we can help your company with..." and a 1MB attachment: sure, that will get a sales meeting with me.
Spamming my personal email with "we can help your company with..." and a 1MB attachment:...
January 14, 2011 - 31 words,

Back when I was a clown, my business cards were printed on sheets of latex.
Back when I was a clown, my business cards were printed on sheets of latex....
January 13, 2011 - 22 words,

Coolest business card I've seen in a while is from @dstieglitz http://twitpic.com/3pqv6g
Coolest business card I’ve seen in a while is from @dstieglitz http://twitpic.com/3pqv6g Jan 13, 2011...
January 13, 2011 - 19 words,

I'm heading to the Startup Drinkup tonight in Palo Alto. http://plancast.com/p/3g5q if you're at #Nextgen you should come over afterward.
I’m heading to the Startup Drinkup tonight in Palo Alto. http://plancast.com/p/3g5q if you’re at #Nextgen...
January 12, 2011 - 27 words,

I like to try and guess where the plane just arrived from by looking at the disembarking passengers. This one seems to be from schlubville
I like to try and guess where the plane just arrived from by looking at...
January 11, 2011 - 32 words,

Glover was on the phone talking politics, but hung up to take pictures and sign autographs for fans. That was nice of him.
Glover was on the phone talking politics, but hung up to take pictures and sign...
January 11, 2011 - 30 words,

Oh, nevermind, he just stepped out of the Sacramento line and got on a plane to Portland.
Oh, nevermind, he just stepped out of the Sacramento line and got on a plane...
January 11, 2011 - 24 words,

Danny Glover is on my flight to Sacramento.
Danny Glover is on my flight to Sacramento. Jan 12, 2011 7 :23 via Twitter...
January 11, 2011 - 15 words,

In tonight's #cloudcamp talk on @Tropo I shamelessly ripped off an idea from the 2009 Tropo launch announcement by @zscgeek at ecomm
In tonight’s #cloudcamp talk on @Tropo I shamelessly ripped off an idea from the 2009...
January 11, 2011 - 29 words,

Uh oh. @jlambert has once again remembered he has a twitter account. Forecast calls for flurries of random tweets.
Uh oh. @jlambert has once again remembered he has a twitter account. Forecast calls for...
January 11, 2011 - 26 words,

I tried up up down down left right left right B A on this sign, but nothing happened. http://twitpic.com/3paro2
I tried up up down down left right left right B A on this sign,...
January 11, 2011 - 26 words,

RT @Tropo: Want to win a free ticket to San Francisco's best and biggest startup mixer, SFBeta, tonight? ($40 value) Tweet @Tropo why yo ...
RT @Tropo: Want to win a free ticket to San Francisco’s best and biggest startup...
January 11, 2011 - 32 words,

Bad sign: After giving a cab driver the name of a major hotel at the intersection of two major streets, he asks you how to get there.
Bad sign: After giving a cab driver the name of a major hotel at the...
January 11, 2011 - 34 words,

I got an email from a @Spigit PM asking for specific feedback. After I gave it, a call from their VP Product thanking me. Nicely done.
I got an email from a @Spigit PM asking for specific feedback. After I gave...
January 10, 2011 - 33 words,

RT @tropo: Near Palo Alto? Enjoy free food and beer? Join us for the Palo Alto Startup Drinkup on Wed Jan 12th 5:30-7pm http://bit.ly/gAYd0G
RT @tropo: Near Palo Alto? Enjoy free food and beer? Join us for the Palo...
January 10, 2011 - 31 words,

Platform developers, create your sample apps as if someone's going to use them in production. Because someone will.
Platform developers, create your sample apps as if someone’s going to use them in production....
January 10, 2011 - 25 words,

If I were @spigit, I'd be so embarrassed about the Enterprise 2.0 site, I'd take my logo off it.
If I were @spigit, I’d be so embarrassed about the Enterprise 2.0 site, I’d take...
January 10, 2011 - 26 words,

TheE2 session site is awful. http://ow.ly/3Bkji Poor usability, things don't work. Does spigit suck this bad or is it poor implementation?
TheE2 session site is awful. http://ow.ly/3Bkji Poor usability, things don’t work. Does spigit suck this...
January 10, 2011 - 28 words,

The more I use Amazon to buy everyday items, the more useless their product recommendations become. 20 diff kinds of flea medicines anyone?
The more I use Amazon to buy everyday items, the more useless their product recommendations...
January 9, 2011 - 30 words,

Near Palo Alto Wednesday night? Join me at the Startup Drinkup at Old Pro: http://plancast.com/p/3g5q
Near Palo Alto Wednesday night? Join me at the Startup Drinkup at Old Pro: http://plancast.com/p/3g5q...
January 9, 2011 - 22 words,

Event planning and marketing budgets for 2011. That's what I call an exciting Friday night.
Event planning and marketing budgets for 2011. That’s what I call an exciting Friday night....
January 7, 2011 - 22 words,

My friend and partner on a number of projects, @billzeller has passed away. I don't know what to say. You'll be missed, Bill.
My friend and partner on a number of projects, @billzeller has passed away. I don’t...
January 5, 2011 - 30 words,

Don't mind that thumping sound. I'm only pounding my head on the desk.
Don’t mind that thumping sound. I’m only pounding my head on the desk. Jan 5,...
January 5, 2011 - 20 words,

$47,000 per character. Less if you add comments and line breaks in your code.
$47,000 per character. Less if you add comments and line breaks in your code. Jan...
January 4, 2011 - 21 words,

That's $2 million dollars per line, folks.
That’s $2 million dollars per line, folks. Jan 4, 2011 8 :29 via Twitter...
January 4, 2011 - 14 words,

5 lines of code http://ow.ly/3ysdV could land you $10 million http://ow.ly/3yseh
5 lines of code http://ow.ly/3ysdV could land you $10 million http://ow.ly/3yseh Jan 4, 2011 8...
January 4, 2011 - 18 words,

Maybe there's a hope for Sacramento after all. One of my son's friends that was over last night was wearing a @github shirt.
Maybe there’s a hope for Sacramento after all. One of my son’s friends that was...
January 1, 2011 - 30 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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