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Recommended Reading
July 5, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I was going through my list of feeds and I thought I’d share them with you. If you haven’t had a look at some of these then you really should! But my question to you is, am I missing any other great resources out there? Let me know in the comments If you like, you […] … Read Article »

Business

"Sickies make up 12% of absences"
July 4, 2007 by Katy Whitton

From the BBC… UK bosses suspect that one in eight of all UK workplace absences are due to staff faking illness, research by the CBI suggests. (full article here) I was going to write something about this yesterday as it was pretty much all over the news but as I was off sick (I kid […] … Read Article »

Productivity News

How to infuriate your customers in one simple step…
July 4, 2007 by Katy Whitton

…Make fixing your crappy product almost impossible I’ve a (legal) copy of a rather well known virus protection program on my PC, I shan’t reveal the name of the company (*cough* begins with “M” *cough*) as I’m nice. Just recently it stopped auto-updating for no reason what-so-ever. I think it had gone on strike due […] … Read Article »

Motivation

$ != :) Or "Why money doesn't equal a happy workforce"
July 4, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I was speaking to a friend the other night (yes, contrary to the rumours I have one friend ) and we got onto the subject of her work. Whilst she is overworked and understaffed (like most of us), she earns a pretty decent wage and the perks are pretty good but she’s not happy. I […] … Read Article »

Productivity

11 tips for keeping your inbox clean.
July 4, 2007 by Katy Whitton

We’ve all been there, all of a sudden your once empty inbox is now filling up like nobody’s business and the stuff just keeps piling on top of you. I’ve spoken previously about my GTD email setup and how I organise my sent emails but sometimes it’s all too easy to fall off the bandwagon. […] … Read Article »

Business

Are You A "Now Brat"? 10 Sure Fire Ways To Annoy Your Co-Workers
July 3, 2007 by Katy Whitton

We’ve all had it; be it client, boss, co-worker or friend. They want it. And they want it NOW! In this day and age of high-speed communication – instant messages, email, voicemail, fax, pagers…. and the rest – we are all (supposedly) instantly accessible all of the time. Google, Yahoo! and the rest of the […] … Read Article »

Motivation

Why There's no such thing as a stupid question
July 3, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Although there are such things as stupid answers! Until recently I had a big (and when I say “big”, I mean huge) hang-up about asking questions. It didn’t matter what the question was, I just couldn’t ask it. It was so bad in fact that I’d even wait until I saw someone head to the […] … Read Article »

Coding

Updated: Run mutiple websites on IIS
July 3, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I’ve just found this brilliant little tool that lets you run multiple websites under IIS on Windows XP Pro, 2000 etc. As a developer I often need to run multiple sites and it’s a pain to have to shift the root path around this tool does it for you. Download IIS Admin from here Updated: […] … Read Article »

Coding

Brain Dump – Database Issues
July 3, 2007 by Katy Whitton

[Warning…. Entering a slightly geeky zone] A couple of few things have cropped up in the past two days that have caused a fair bit of hair pulling and have such simple solutions it’s not true. I’m sure at some point I will need to remember this information so I hope you don’t mind that […] … Read Article »