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Wednesday, May 15, 2002

More info on categories:

I just attempted 4 one-line posts that were tests:

    • Testing a post to 'leading it' and 'home' categories
    • Testing a post to 'career help' and 'home' categories
    • Testing a post to 'memphis' and 'home' categories
    • Testing a post to 'weblogs' and 'home' categories

None of these posted to their respective categories - I can't view those - nor did they show up on the home page!

Any clues? Oops...this post flushed the other 4 through to the home page. Who knows where the other "side" of the post went? I still can't see those 4 categories!

5:46:26 PM     Comments[]

Category Crisis Update

After arm-wrestling with categories for the better part of two days, here's where we stand:

  1. New posts that are checked to go into these categories never show up on my public weblog:                                Formerly named
    1. Weblogs                     myFriends
    2. Memphis                     myInterests
    3. Leading IT                  myOrganization
    4. Career Help                myProfession
  2. A view of shows all the old "my..." categories plus it has wrong folder names where 'leadingIt' and 'careerHelp' ought to be.
  3. I cannot get to a category view of any of the above 4 categories.

Back to some more trial-and-error testing!


4:57:06 PM     Comments[]


Nikon Coolpix 3. I'm glad I waited to buy a Digital Camera. Looks like Nikon has a new one (Coolpix 3) coming out at the end of the month. I want a four or five megapixel camera with a bunch of features for less than $1000. Will Nikon deliver? [Scobleizer Radio Weblog]

4:40:04 PM     Comments[]

All the Radio Newbies Graduated

From the outside looking in it appears that there are not many Radio newbies around any more. People are figuring out what to do with the tool, how it works and how to alter it to their liking.

I base this on the absence of email or comments from those who have had similar struggles to mine. I have no idea how or what caused my category problem. I simply know that it suddenly became evident when I started trying to create links on my home page for viewing posts by category.

It's also pretty apparent that the problem remains unsolved. Lawrence is working hard to help me, but we face challenges because I can't communicate about Radio in a sophisticated way, and I also can't read or see between the lines when he attempts to teach me.

Take a look at these two links and you'll see part of the problem: See how neatly her category folder list pops up. Those are her categories and they match the list on her home page.

Now look at: See those categories that say "my..." I've renamed those in every way I know how. Notice also that some of the categories come up looking like folders while others look like something else.

I don't understand what I'm seeing. If there's a tutorial somewhere, please point me in that direction.

10:55:20 AM     Comments[]

Benjamin Franklin. "Drive thy business or it will drive thee." [Motivational Quotes of the Day]

10:31:52 AM     Comments[]

Maybe there isn't a bottom in the telecom pit!

Teleglobe Plans Bankruptcy Filing [Wall Street Journal]

10:27:03 AM     Comments[]

Impressive given the distractions!

H-P Posts Fivefold Profit Gain [Wall Street Journal]

10:21:14 AM     Comments[]

All Work Is A Process

We do a lot of work for clients who ask us to help them improve something. Sometimes it's a distribution issue or a warehouse problem or a collections matter or ... Well, the list goes on. In virtually every case a mental model and understanding of the steps required to get from where our client is to where they want to be is the key step. Once they see it done, they think, "how simple." Yet, many people can't or won't pause long enough to think the plan through before launching it - me included!

There is much similarity between Deming's plan-do-check-act(PDCA) cycle for improving a process and the development methodologies that software people use.

ABCs of Three Development Processes. The ABCs of XP, RAD, and PSP looks at Rapid Application Development (RAD), Extreme Programming (XP), and the Personal Software Process (PSP), three development processes. The software development industry... [meryl's notes]

10:17:33 AM     Comments[]

Scott's providing excellent resources!

Updated Documents: Marketing 101, Consulting 101.

Updated Documents: Marketing 101, Consulting 101, Business 101 

It's been a busy writing week.  I've been writing a ton of articles based on the wonderful feedback that everyone has given me.  It seems as if my writing has forked into 2 if not 3 paths so I've grouped stuff categorically.  The new stuff has a new icon next to it.  The groupings are Marketing 101, Consulting 101 and Business 101.  All the articles are intended to be short, practical and based on real world experience.  Some of them are drawn from conversations I have had with all of you since I started writing these.  I've also listed, for easy reference, the older works since a lot of readers are just coming on board.

NOTE: Some of these documents are here as part of my Blog, others on my web site.  Over the next few weeks I'll get this nicely organized and such but I don't want to keep you from this content.  A lot of it should be quite useful like the one on "How Many Proposals Do I Need to Write" since a lot of new people are getting into the consulting business with the recent U.S. economic downturn.

If you want to sign up for the official announcement list for these articles then go to

Enjoy! [The FuzzyBlog!]

10:04:10 AM     Comments[]

I had to get out of there quickly. Too clean.  [Scripting News]

9:51:57 AM     Comments[]

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