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Burn an ISO image to a disk from the OSX command line: hdiutil burn yourimage.iso

Mini icons are nice. Pointers to GPL, CC, and license-free icons.

Entrepreneurs selling a company should watch out for tricks a buyer may use to reduce the price. Some unethical investors may try the same sort of things.

There’s lots of talk and thinking about tagging recently.

Finally some numbers of the size of the citizen’s media advertising market. 10,000% growth in podcast spending over the next four years is quite a prediction.

Jeff Jarvis wants an open ad marketplace to eliminate all friction from the ad buying process. Chas Edwards says that friction is a benefit, not a problem with ad buying. I think there’s room for both.

Cool OSX Apps is a blog with semi-regular pointers to... cool OSX apps. Heartscripts is the same idea, but for PHP apps.

The idea of pushing session management to the client using Ajax and some RESTful concepts is interesting. A demo would probably help me understand it better.

The Zend Framework has a nifty new site.

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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)
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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.
Reframe How You Think About Users of your Internal Platform (Nov 13)
Changing from "Customers" to "Partners" will give you a better perspective on internal product development.
Measuring Feature success (Oct 17)
You're building features to solve problems. If you don't know what success looks like, how did you decide on that feature at all?
How I use OKRs (Oct 13)
A description of how I use OKRs to guide a team, written so I can send to future teams.

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