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April 2003 Archives

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

The agenda of Professional blogs
Why do professionals create weblogs? It’s all about marketing.
April 29, 2003 - 280 words, 4 comments

MTAmazon, ETech and Jeff Bezos
Ben and Mena Trott met up with Jeff Bezos at ETech, and I bet they didn’t even mention MTAmazon.
April 27, 2003 - 20 words, 2 comments

Living in stereo
Some thoughts on using MP3 libraries on your computer, with and without wires.
April 27, 2003 - 284 words, 9 comments

DevShed's intro to Functional Specs
DevShed’s introduction to writing functional specifications doesn’t have any new insight for experienced analysts.
April 25, 2003 - 55 words,

RSS contents
If you’re going to provide an RSS feed, make it worthwhile.
April 24, 2003 - 178 words, 1 comment

Webogs in Business Conference
ClickZ is organizing a conference on blogging in business.
April 23, 2003 - 79 words, 3 comments

SimpleComments 1.1
A new version of SimpleComments has comment numbers, entry containers, and can be used outside an entry.
April 23, 2003 - 155 words, 9 comments

Usable in subtle ways
Sometimes the best features in software are the ones you barely notice.
April 23, 2003 - 47 words,

Smart searching
A helpful search engine finds what you wanted, even if it’s not what you asked for.
April 23, 2003 - 86 words,

Hosted Movable Type
Six Apart, the makers of Movable Type, have announed a hosted blogging service based on Movable Type techonology.
April 23, 2003 - 74 words, 1 comment

AvantGo gets it right
AvantGo seeks to refresh stale email marketing permission and sets a gooed example for any company that wants to begin using their email database.
April 23, 2003 - 299 words, 1 comment

The Web's 10th birthday
The first graphical browser was released a decade ago.
April 22, 2003 - 38 words,

Cingular Standards
Cingular Wireless is now using CSS for their site layout.
April 22, 2003 - 69 words,

IE6 CSS bug
Working around yet another Internet Explorer CSS bug and other frustrations.
April 22, 2003 - 196 words, 4 comments

A case for product testing
Make sure your product has the expected results when used in non-standard ways.
April 19, 2003 - 53 words,

Microsoft blogs
Many Microsoft employees have their own blogs. In addition to some great insight into the company, this provides a lesson to your own company.
April 19, 2003 - 151 words,

Opinion tracking
If you want to know what people think about your products, don’t ask them to tell you. Listen to what they tell others.
April 19, 2003 - 154 words,

Wireless to go
A small wireless access point makes it easy to set up wireless networks anywhere I go.
April 19, 2003 - 47 words,

Manipulating the (blog) market
How much influence can one person have in a fictional stock market?
April 17, 2003 - 73 words, 4 comments

Is efficiency bad?
Does a more efficient economic system provide a benefit? Of course it does.
April 15, 2003 - 342 words, 1 comment

Where does spam come from?
The Center for Democracy & Technology spent six months conducting a controlled study to determine where spammers get email addresses from and how to reduce the amount os spam you receive.
April 14, 2003 - 226 words, 4 comments

Who defines this?
Exactly what is a misleading name?
April 11, 2003 - 118 words, 1 comment

Blacklisting the headhunters
A SpamAssassin blacklist to block emails from a network recruiters who spam.
April 10, 2003 - 140 words, 1 comment

Worth quoting: "If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it." Jeff Nichols, Pervasive...
April 8, 2003 - 18 words, 3 comments

Navigation highlights
When you choose to highlight something, make sure you don’t cause it to blend into it’s surroundings instead.
April 7, 2003 - 93 words, 2 comments

New subject: Business Blogging
Want to know more about business uses for weblogs? Keep an eye on this space.
April 5, 2003 - 62 words,

Comment spam
Perhaps the fact that I have a comments form available on almost every entry on...
April 5, 2003 - 79 words, 2 comments

Feed overload
How to ban someone from requesting a Web page and give them alternate content instead.
April 4, 2003 - 115 words,

Filename regex
Regular expression for removing invalid characters from a Windows filename.
April 4, 2003 - 28 words, 2 comments

Weblogs in Business
How can a blog help your business? You can improve marketing. knowledge sharing, collaboration, and team communication, all without knowing a thing about Web publishling.
April 4, 2003 - 610 words, 3 comments

Usability Myths
Testing shows that the oft-quoted three click rule to Web site development is false.
April 2, 2003 - 197 words, 1 comment

The web isn't print
The web isn’t print. Don’t use popular print conventions like columnular layouts on a Web page.
April 2, 2003 - 288 words, 1 comment

Performance Tuning and Optimizing ASP.NET Applications
A good friend has a a new book out.
April 2, 2003 - 62 words,


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