All posts for “gadgetry”


Un-Boxing and Getting Started with Amazon's Kindle

Posted by: leelefever on June 18, 2008- 5:00pm

Categories: gadgetry, kindle, publishing


About a month ago, I got a Kindle as an early birthday present (Thanks Sachi's Mom!)  Since that time, I've become consumed by not only the device, but the potential for it to become a foundation for Amazon to disrupt the publishing industry.  Indeed, there are two parts to any discussion about Kindle (1) the device and how it works (2) how Amazon will use it and it's Digital Text Platform to create a micro-payment economy for authors. For now, I want to introduce a few aspects of the device... Continue Reading

The Button Every Keyboard Needs

Posted by: leelefever on March 20, 2008- 5:00pm

Categories: fun, gadgetry, humor, seattle


Found at Garage Billiards and Bowl in Seattle. 

Mobile Blogging via Treo 650

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

Categories: blogging, gadgetry, mobile, review, travel, twinf


I've been geeking out a lot on all the things we can do with gadgetry on the trip. You might remember that I first posted about a device (the i-Mate PDA2K) back in June that I thought would be good for mobile blogging. I've been using a PalmOne Treo 650 for the last couple of months and I think it's going to be the close-to-perfect gadget for our needs on the trip. Over at TwinF I posted a bit about all the capabilties I've been testing. Tags: twinf, gadgetry, geek, mobile, moblogging

Mobile Blogging Device: I-Mate PDA2K

Posted by: leelefever on June 12, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: blogging, gadgetry, mobile, review


I’ve gotten the mobile blogging bug lately. As you’ll see soon, I have plans for a new site that will have a blog that will be updated predominately by a mobile device. As part of this, I’m trying to find the best device for the job. Some of the major features I see as being necessary/nice to have for mobile blogging: Qwerty Keyboard GSM: Global System for Mobile Communications (global standard cell phone signal) GPRS: General Packet Radio Service (Internet using GSM) Wi-Fi (wireless... Continue Reading

Pentax Optio WP

Posted by: leelefever on April 19, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: camera, gadgetry, review


Updated: So I meant to post this on, but it ended up here by mistake. I think I am going to post it there too... I've been waiting for this day for, like weeks, ever since my last digital camera broke. I shopped around and decided to wait for a camera that I really wanted to come out. Amazon said it wasn't coming out until the 30th, but I called around today and found one. I was looking for a tiny camera that would be good for traveling and looked at a bunch, but the... Continue Reading


Posted by: leelefever on February 18, 2005- 4:00pm

Categories: gadgetry, review


Instand Originally uploaded by Lee LeFever. People seem to be interested in my laptop stand, so I'm providing some info. It's made by InsTand and it rocks in my opinion. I use it at home all the time and and it disassembles into a very compact form. I do indeed recommend it.  

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