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  • A local biotech company is hiring a "Web 2.0 developer" to build internal and external tools using Ajax, Ruby on Rails, and agile methodologies. The job listing even specifies libraries like Scriptaculous. Fascinating.
  • Newsletter looks like a nice, simple way to do an email mail merge on OSX.
  • What’s in a (domain) name? Way too much statistical anaylsis, for one.
  • Tagging was discussed at the IA summit. Cluster analysis and co-occurence were mentioned. Good, good.
  • You’ve got digital photos. Now what do you do with them?
  • Lucene with PHP seemed complicated before Zend’s tutorial.
  • Touchstone is trying to help you pay attention to the things you need to and ignore the stuff you don’t. If I had that, these link lists would be much shorter.
  • Aleene’s Tack-It is simply fantastic.

Recently Written

Micromanaging and competence (Jul 2)
Providing feedback or instruction can be seen as micromanagement unless you provide context.
My productivity operating system (Jun 24)
A framework for super-charging productivity on the things that matter.
Great product managers own the outcomes (May 14)
Being a product manager means never having to say, "that's not my job."
Too Big To Fail (Apr 9)
When a company piles resources on a new product idea, it doesn't have room to fail. That keeps it from succeeding.
Go small (Apr 4)
The strengths of a large organization are the opposite of what makes innovation work. Starting something new requires that you start with a small team.
Start with a Belief (Apr 1)
You can't use data to build products unless you start with a hypothesis.
Mastery doesn’t come from perfect planning (Dec 21)
In a ceramics class, one group focused on a single perfect dish, while another made many with no quality focus. The result? A lesson in the value of practice over perfection.
The Dark Side of Input Metrics (Nov 27)
Using input metrics in the wrong way can cause unexpected behaviors, stifled creativity, and micromanagement.


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