Saturday, July 28, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
These are important discussions to have. If your startup is debating these issues. Good for you. You're developing healthy habits and having good arguments.
On the flip side. Be worried if nobody cares or if everybody just takes your word.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
items from yesterday's board meeting, my computer gets a virus.
Mgrs.exe is a nasty sucker. It makes your computer unusable. I tried
cleaning it with spy hunter. No luck. Mcafee next. No luck and $100
spent. Damn. Finally. I rolled back to a two day old check point.
Back in business. James and I ate sushi. Now. Back to work.
Monday, July 16, 2007
I'd have to kill the snake. Just to sleep. No doubt I'm going to have nightmares tonight about getting bit by a rattlesnake
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Lake. It's one of the jewels of the central coast. Just follow the
very nice path across the lake, through the dunes, and end up at the
beach. Great bird watching in an ecological wonder. Beautiful.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
a velocity to make it in a market.
I've had to learn to avoid the energy sucker. Worry. Nothing does
less for yourself or your company.
Note to self. Apply all energy to opportunity and progress.
(waiting for the J)
Also, I was just thinking, I need some new loafers. Mine are a bit worn out.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
listening to "His Excellency" the biography of George Washington on my
iPhone and thinking about the best way to allocate our resources at
HubPages for our near term objectives.
And wondering where we'll find our next engineer to hire.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
planning and specs, they can take valuable time from development. So
we opt for broad work-items, and rely on the lead engineer to figure
out the details. This optimizes for speed.
I have also learned to put fewer items in the next release. My
suggestion is to try and shoot for monthly releases. If it takes a bit
longer, you're still OK.
Summary: Plan the strategic work at a high level. Trust engineers
to do a good job and constrain development cycles to a month.
Monday, July 09, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
HubPages uses a scoring system called HubScore to apply this type of system to the content. The scoring system includes direct inputs (thumbs up/thumbs down and others) and many algorithmic inputs as well. It's improving all the time, but it still represents a challenging question for open publishing systems on the best way to be open, fair, and accept the differences in the wide range of content that people want to publish.
HubPages allows all types of content to be published. Mature content is much less visible and all of the content is marked with nofollow meta tags. We also don't display mature content on all the interlinked pages that have correlated tags (you may have to browse HubPages to understand this - click one of the green tag links), but you can find it in search if you are looking for it. We thought this was the right user experience. Since we implemented it, we received many positive comments from the HubPages community.
When Squidoo allows a spam page to be visible to search engines they are allowing the search engine to decide if the page should or should not rank for search terms. If the domain becomes too polluted, the risk is that Google or any other search engine will simply stop ranking pages from the domain so all traffic is effectively cut off.
football players and there are football players, and he is a football
player," after I saw a no parking sign today.
In similar words of coach Durant "There are no parking signs and there
are no parking signs, and this is a no parking sign."