So a guy who sells ads has an actual news story, but people aren't clicking the link, assuming it's an ad? Delicious. The boy who blogged wolf.
This is why I cut & paste each word of anonymous emails from an online dictionary.
An anonymous reader writes "I work for a small software company (around 60 people) as the sole IT guy. It's my first time in a position like this and after about 1.5 years I'm starting to get a bit burned out. I try to be friendly, helpful, and responsive and I get no respect whatsoever. Users tend to be flat-out rude when they have a problem, violate our pretty liberal policies constantly, and expect complex projects to be finished immediately upon requesting them. My knee-jerk reaction is to be a bastard, although I've avoided it up to this point. It's getting harder. For those of you who have been doing this a lot longer, how do you get a reasonable level of respect from your users while not being a jerk?"
Oh, I think you know the answer to that.
Coding is not an efficient way to hash out an idea. Mind mapping software is free, quick and simple to use, and frees your mind to get detail-oriented without losing track of anything.
Watch it! I'm farming here!
nice one. too bad my mod points just ran out.