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10 Killer Apps I can't live without
June 10, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I’m terrible when it comes to gizmos, gadgets, software, websites… if it comes along I’ll try it! But, pretty soon they all fall by the wayside and I wonder what on Earth possed me to use this at the time. Occasionally though, something comes along and it’s so fantastic or useful that I stick with […] … Read Article »

Productivity News

Sony Profits in Free Fall
June 10, 2006 by Katy Whitton

From “The Register“ Sony’s quarterly profits plunged 94 per cent following fall-out from its exploding battery woes…. Profit figures included a 51.2bn yen ($432m 340.9m (Euro)) provision for charges linked to the recall of nearly 10 million faulty laptop batteries Sony supplied to several manufacturers, including Dell, Lenovo and Apple. Sony had initially estimated a […] … Read Article »

Productivity News

Me versus the MBTI
June 9, 2006 by Katy Whitton

It’s not often that I write about myself personally; I guess I find it a little embarrassing. However I have recently been taking an inward look at myself (which is something I don’t do nearly often enough) and I thought I’d write about what I’ve discovered. I’ve just retaken an online version on the MBTI […] … Read Article »

Business

Manage Your Manager - How To Cope With Ineffectual Leadership
June 9, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Why should you manage your manager? There have been several companies I’ve worked for in the past that, whilst having a good “social” relationship with my manager(s), I have felt un-wanted and un-rewarded by what I would class as bad management. When I say “bad”, I don’t mean evil in a Freddie Kruger way, it […] … Read Article »

Project Management

Managing Web Projects #9 – The Development Process
June 9, 2006 by Katy Whitton

This is the 9th installment of my “Managing Web Projects” series. Apologies for the delay in getting back on track with it but for some reason I’ve been suffering a severe bout of procrastination. Anyway, I digress, on with the show! As mentioned in my previous post “Managing Web Projects #8 – The Design Process”, […] … Read Article »

Productivity News

Free GTD Webinar with "The Dave"
June 9, 2006 by Katy Whitton

There’s a free Webinar from the “Man” himself on the 10th October at 10am PDT. In it, he talks about mindmapping (and more specifically MindManager) and “Getting Things Done” Registration is free – I’m thinking of signing up but I have a nasty feeling that 10am PDT is about 3am in the UK (Can anyone […] … Read Article »

Project Management

Managing Web Projects #8 – The Design Process
June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Before you being to plan your design, you should first consider whether it will be: A full re-brand Web presence only Whilst this will be set out in the Technical Requirements Specification (TRS), it will directly impact how you go about the design. For example, if you are going for a full re-brand you’ll have […] … Read Article »

Websites

Diigo Social Annotation Review
June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I received an email the other week asking me to take part in and review a  new service which finally launched outright this week called “Diigo“. It’s nice to know that people read my blog, enjoy what I ramble on about and would like me to comment on it, but anyway, on with the review. […] … Read Article »

Project Management

Managing Web Projects #6 – The Technical Requirements Specification
June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

We’ve all been in this situation; you’ve pulled off three all-nighters in a row to get your project finished by the delivery date, you’ve worked all weekend and first thing Monday morning you stroll into the office ready to roll it out to live. Ring ring…. “Hello?”… The client’s on the ‘phone. “Hi, I’ve just […] … Read Article »

Blogging & Business

Je ne regrette rien – Ha, I wish!
June 7, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Darren Rowse at ProBlogger is running a group writing project called “If I had to start my blog again“. I don’t usually take part in these things but this one peaked my interest. I’ve been thinking about my blog and my blogging habits in general quite a bit recently and this is what I think I’d do […] … Read Article »