Tools and Utilities Archives

Automating screen captures?
I need a screen capture tool that only grabs the diffs.
October 17, 2006 - 80 words, 3 comments

ITunes, Laptops, and networks
I want to sync some music to my laptop as if it were an iPod.
January 20, 2006 - 204 words, 15 comments

I left something very important off my OSX apps list
January 5, 2006 - 57 words, 2 comments

My Essential OSX apps list
The apps on OSX I can’t live without.
December 30, 2005 - 419 words, 1 comment

iPod accessories
Mini review of two iPod accessories, the Klipsch iGroove and the Griffin iTrip.
December 28, 2005 - 243 words, 4 comments

Blackberry 7100 problems
Does the Cingular Blackberry 7100 have quality problems?
December 9, 2005 - 142 words, 25 comments

Web 2.0 Bingo
A bingo board for Web 2.0 terms.
November 23, 2005 - 38 words,

Camera phone price checking service
An idea for a service that can grab prices and reviews for products using only your camera phone.
September 1, 2004 - 117 words, 3 comments

Thunderbird notifier wish
I’d like to see an extension that improves Thunderbird’s mail notification.
August 22, 2004 - 128 words, 24 comments

Firewire or USB NAS
How about a device that lets my external drive become a NAS box?
August 5, 2004 - 193 words, 20 comments

Hamilton Beach Stay or Go makes terrible coffee
The coffee from this machine is vile. It tastes bad and smells worse.
July 30, 2004 - 115 words, 106 comments

Bloglines and Firefox fix
Fixing an error with Firefox and Bloglines
July 20, 2004 - 112 words, 28 comments

Mac testing
A free Web service that provides Safari screenshots of any URL.
February 20, 2004 - 226 words, 6 comments

Yahoo Aggregator
Yahoo launches an RSS aggregator. Maybe.
January 7, 2004 - 202 words, 12 comments

Amazon Reactivated
Amazon did activate my new phone, it just took them a week to do it. Now I have two accounts.
December 4, 2003 - 349 words, 6 comments

Motorola MPx200 Review
The first Windows Smartphone to be sold in the US is a winner.
December 1, 2003 - 626 words, 42 comments

Zempt competitor?
What the SocialDynamX MT application is and how it affects Zempt.
July 25, 2003 - 233 words,

FTP filters
I need is an FTP program that will let me filter the files that get uploaded.
July 7, 2003 - 226 words, 7 comments

Zempt 0.3
Zempt 0.3 is out and ready for download. If you’ve tried it before and didn’t...
July 1, 2003 - 200 words, 12 comments

Simple Amazon wishlist display
Insert your wishlist into any Web page by simply including a bit of JavaScript code.
June 27, 2003 - 140 words, 19 comments

If you are a Windows user, you need to try ActiveWords. If you are a marketer, you need to try marketing by blog like Buzz does.
June 16, 2003 - 564 words, 4 comments

Button Maker
Bill Zeller created a very cool web application that creates blog stickers with any text and colors you want, so I put together a user interface to it.
May 20, 2003 - 28 words, 27 comments

Nokia Screen Defect
My phone’s screen has gone loopy, and I’m not the only one according to this class-action lawsuit.
May 6, 2003 - 126 words, 4 comments

Introducing Zempt, a multi-platform offline publishing tool for Movable Type.
May 5, 2003 - 518 words, 18 comments

Good software does one thing well and stays out of your way. CDMax fits the bill perfectly.
April 30, 2003 - 134 words, 2 comments

Extending Wireless through the powerline
A Siemens product that ties your wireless network into your wired network through the powerlines.
February 8, 2003 - 115 words, 2 comments

Blackberry software in a Nokia phone.
November 13, 2002 - 25 words,

Palm Word
Perhaps we’ve finally found handheld nirvana. Software for editing Office documents without losing the formatting.
November 13, 2002 - 105 words,

SpamAssassin plugin for Eudora
Users of Eudora can de-spam their mailbox with this free plugin.
September 3, 2002 - 49 words, 3 comments

Block Outlook receipts
A tool for blocking read receipts in MS Outlook.
August 23, 2002 - 47 words, 6 comments

Syndicated Weather
A syndicated weather feed in JavaScript.
June 14, 2002 - 145 words, 15 comments

Why Treo Mail?
Using a Treo to check your email has hidden costs attached.
May 14, 2002 - 150 words, 3 comments

Zope Intro
CMSWatch has an introduction to Zope’s Content Management Framework. That’s good, since the Zope site...
May 7, 2002 - 29 words,

Dreamweaver and Frontpage
I occasionally have to publish to Web sites that don’t support FTP or WebDAV and...
April 17, 2002 - 39 words, 3 comments

Windows iPod
EphPod is free software that you can use to connect an iPod to Windows. You’ll...
April 9, 2002 - 40 words,

Mod_rewrite for IIS
One of the most useful features of Apache is mod_rewrite, a module that allows Apache...
March 20, 2002 - 167 words, 7 comments

Blackberry phone
If RIM starts making one of these in the pager-size formfactor, I’ll replace my Palm...
March 4, 2002 - 63 words, 2 comments

Radio Scraper
RssDistiller is an easy to use tool for creating scraped feeds from any web site...
February 22, 2002 - 21 words,

New Trillian
Trillian 0.725 is out. This restores AIM compatibility and fixes some bugs....
February 21, 2002 - 12 words, 2 comments

Unintroduction to Web Services | What Web Services Are NOT: "While most people are in alignment regarding the...
February 19, 2002 - 56 words,

Maximum PDA has a review of the Seiko Thumboard. I loved the thumb keyboard on...
February 18, 2002 - 25 words,

Home fileserver
A few weeks ago I read an article on kcgeek about creating a terabyte storage...
February 15, 2002 - 64 words,

Microad Exchange
Join my free Textad Exchange and promote your site.
January 30, 2002 - 89 words,

Blogger Pro
Details on the upcoming Blogger Pro.
January 22, 2002 - 17 words,

Tight VNC
Remote system administration on a diet.
January 22, 2002 - 75 words,

Retractable Network
A CAT 5 network cable on a retractable reel for travelers.
January 19, 2002 - 58 words,

ASP Image creator
Image generation in ASP without COM objects.
January 18, 2002 - 57 words,

Movable Type
I’ve moved from Blogger to Movable Type. Blogger was great, but Movable Type (MT) is...
January 16, 2002 - 171 words,

Blogging with Radio
Radio has released the beta of the Manila-Blogger Bridge Tool. "In a nutshell, it lets you...
January 15, 2002 - 46 words,

Radio Blogger
Dave apparently is planning a feature to allow Radio to post items via the Blogger...
January 14, 2002 - 26 words,

Inside iPod
AnandTech has a very detailed review of the Apple iPod. They disassemble it, provide specs...
January 12, 2002 - 70 words,

Radio 8
I’ve been playing with Radio 8 and so far I like it. The news aggregator...
January 12, 2002 - 472 words,

IE Favorites to XML
Over at Aaronland there is a great Perl module and a script to convert IE...
November 28, 2001 - 79 words, 1 comment

RSSBlog 0.92
RSSBlog 0.92 RSSBlog has been updated to version 0.92. One new feature is that it...
November 23, 2001 - 54 words,

Wayback Bookmarklets renamed
New names for the Wayback Machine Bookmarklets: Latest Wayback Archive and Go Wayback....
November 19, 2001 - 14 words,

RSSBlog update
RSSBlog has been updated. The HTML tags that are used to configure your newsfeed are...
November 11, 2001 - 19 words,

Quick Search Deskbar updated
Dave’s Quick Search Deskbar has been updated to also search for software ta It...
October 31, 2001 - 31 words,

Deskbar problems
I’m having some problems with my machine that I think may be related to the...
October 30, 2001 - 144 words, 1 comment

Dave's Deskbar
Users of Internet Explorer and Windows that do a lot of searching on the Web...
October 30, 2001 - 110 words,

I’m posting this with BlogBuddy. If you use Blogger and Windows, check this out. You...
October 26, 2001 - 31 words,

Wayback Bookmarklets
Here’s another Internet Archive trick. I’ve created some Bookmarklets that work with the Wayback Machine....
October 25, 2001 - 226 words,


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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