Positive procrastination


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Everyone but the most tirelessly (and tiresome) self-motivated has at one point or another procrastinated in the face of some worthy activity. I think I’ve found a way to use procrastination for profit and gain; read on to see whether I have…

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Secure WordPress Admin on Zeus Web Server


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This post is a bit off-topic, but if you want to host your own copy of WordPress on Zeus Web Server, you may find the following information saves you a bit of time.  I decided to share this article this article with you once I’d figured out how to avoid the so-called “white screen of death”, i.e. when pop-ups for link or image insertion into posts show up blank.

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Hello. I’m new.


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I remember once starting a product manager job where it took me two hours to establish where my desk was.  It took me that time to break the protracted conversation between my well-intentioned manager and two colleagues.

When I eventually found my desk, I had to resort to stealing paper from printers to take down the notes about what my product was (conclusion: not entirely clear), what my purpose was (conclusion: look busy, make yourself useful) and what people expected of me (conclusion: ????).

On the plus side, I gained a valuable insight into how NOT to manage a new starter.  Fast forward a few years and here I am with a new product manager about to join my team.  Here are three basic lessons I’ve learned, so that hopefully you won’t be the subject of a similar blog post some time down the line.

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