All posts for “dailylife”


Learning The Independent Lifestyle

Posted by: leelefever on December 13, 2007- 4:00pm

Categories: beingsmall, dailylife, home, lifestyle, ourwork, personal


I always wanted to be independent - I never, not once in my life, had the goal of working for someone else.  It's not in my genes.  In 2003 I founded Common Craft and in January of 2007 Sachi joined the company.  Since then, Sachi has been the real force driving our goal of having a truly independent lifestyle.And it is ALL about lifestyle.  As I've written before, we make our lifestyle a huge priority.  Why choose to be independent if you can't create a job and schedule that works for you?  We... Continue Reading

Oh, THAT Kind of Video

Posted by: leelefever on July 26, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: dailylife, humor, ourwork, video


The other day I was getting a haircut. Making small talk (it was a $15 haircut) she asks... Barber: So are you going back to work after this? Me: Sort of. I work from home. Barber: Oh, that's cool. What do you do? Me: Me and my wife make videos, in our basement. Well, I should say that we get paid to make videos. Barber: Me: We have a little studio at home and we make short videos for businesses. Barber: Oh, THAT kind of videos. I hear ya. Me: No, no, no. Not THAT kind I swear. Our... Continue Reading

...And We're Back

Posted by: leelefever on July 22, 2007- 5:00pm

Categories: dailylife, philosphy, thissite


Phew. That was less of a vacation and more of a party. I need to sleep for about 28 hours to catch up. Good fun and lots of time with lifelong friends and family. Photo: Lake Norman, NC, where I spent a lot of my childhood. Sachi and I take our time off quite seriously and I was very inspired by a couple of posts by Hillel at Jackson Fish. It looks like they have a philosophy similar to ours regarding time away from work. I don’t want to wait until I’m in my fifties, sixties, to... Continue Reading

I Think This Internet Thing is for Real

Posted by: leelefever on February 16, 2005- 4:00pm

Categories: dailylife, humor


Last night Sachiko and I were talking about monthly bills and what we could do without. Cable/Satellite? Perhaps gladly. Land line? Not a problem. Cell phones? We could live. Internet access? Never. It was funny to me to think of the resources I grew up using and how, just over 7-8 years, Internet access has become one of the absolute must-haves. I could not imagine a world without it. Actually, I can barely imagine a world without wireless high speed access.

The Problem with Tabs in Firefox...

Posted by: leelefever on January 28, 2005- 4:00pm

Categories: dailylife, gadgetry, humor


...Is that my brain hasn't quite caught up. The transition from IE was effortless in some ways, but I seem to be "challenged" by the tabbed interface. I exhibit great skill creating new tabs (ctrl + t), but when my intention is to go to another browser window, I still waste time looking at the bottom of the screen, like I would with IE. I'm dedicated to changing this behavior because tabs are better and faster (like so many things with Firefox). I have been trained for years that new... Continue Reading