TG #3: Trackbacks, Kitchenaid, and Time Management

November 27, 2007 – 9:53 am

This week’s Tweak and Geek has us discussing the “Trackback” feature of blog software, the venerable Kitchenaid mixer, and Time Management as it applies to us IT geeks.

This podcast was actually recorded on the event horizon of the black hole Cygnus X-1.

Our “Genius-Level” podcast:
http://www.criticsrant.com/bb/reading_level.aspx
tweakandgeek.com/podcast : GENIUS

The level indicates the reader level, not the level of the host.

Blog Trackback Discussion
Trackbacks were originated in August 2002 by Sixapart’s MovableType.

Trackbacks – Manual process
Pingback – Supports automatic discovery of link

Trackback spec: blogger

Maine Tech Geeks has 2364 spam trackbacks. That’s even more than the spam comments we get! (of which we have 33).

WorldIV is even worse, with over 170,000 spam comments (including many trackbacks — WordPress and Akismet anti-spam software don’t differentiate these well) and only 363 real comments.

Kitchenaid

Kitchenaid - Bing Cherry

“Bing Cherry”
Pasta Maker – Broke the mixer!
What do I use it for?
Cakes
Bread dough

Time Management
Problems
Approaches/Tools

DIA: “Do It Anyway.” Allocate time specifically for less-enjoyable tasks.

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  1. 5 Responses to “TG #3: Trackbacks, Kitchenaid, and Time Management”

  2. Great podcast, as always. I was a bit tardy in listening to it (hence why I’m just commenting now), but it was completely worth the wait. I’d like to say that I can relate to Craig feeling lost without his Kitchenaid, but as I’ve been known to burn water, I just can’t. 🙂

    As for the time management discussion, I found it useful just to hear your anecdotal tips and tricks for time management, even though I don’t happen to be an IT professional. Most, if not all, of the tips and tricks you discussed are easily adaptable to other occupations, including mine (consulting engineering).

    Keep up the great work, and I look forward to your next effort!

    By Jon on Dec 5, 2007

  3. I liked the part on Time Management. 2 other great books on this are “Code Complete” http://cc2e.com/ & “Rapid Development” http://stevemcconnell.com/rd.htm

    Both books are by Steve McConnell and must reads for developers at any level.

    By ShadesOfGrey on Jan 3, 2008

  4. Yes, Code Complete is a must-read for intermediate or higher developers looking to continue moving upward.

    By Pat on Jan 3, 2008

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