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Pre-GnomeDex BBQ Retrospective

Posted by: leelefever on September 7, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: conference, event, home, newfriends, seattle


I few months ago, I had a bar-b-cue at my house and invited the Internet to come over. It was the afternoon before GnomeDex and I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. I didn’t write about it much then, but the results were incredible and I hope others will do similar events. It all stated with the guys at Bryght, who planned to come over that afternoon. I offered a BBQ and someone mentioned that I should have something for other folks coming into town. I accepted the offer and, on a whim... Continue Reading

The Most Expensive Spam

Posted by: leelefever on August 22, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: home, spam, thissite


Spam has been around for a lot longer than computers or email, but we’ve gotten used to it. Ever since I had a real world mailbox, it’s been filled with spam every day. A percentage of my phone calls are spam. Some might even say that billboards on the side of a highway are some sort of road spam, or maybe not. Mailbox spam is expensive. It wastes resources to print all those brochures that I just recycle immediately (which takes time). Phone spam costs a little of my time and there... Continue Reading

GnomeDex Video Interviews by Peter Grondal

Posted by: leelefever on June 27, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: event, home, interview, seattle, video


Peter Grondal was the guy that you saw in this position throughout GnomeDex and the BBQ: He got some great footage from lots of interesting people and it's now online for your viewing pleasure. Check out the videos. Thanks for getting this out there Peter, and for coming to the BBQ!

Pre-GnomeDex BBQ Pictures

Posted by: leelefever on June 23, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: conference, home, seattle


As you might have seen, I put a call out to anyone interested in coming to my house for a pre-GnomeDex BBQ. Thankfully, it turned out better than I could have imagined. People seemed to have a great time and the folks that showed up still have me in a bit of awe. It was so very cool to meet so many folks I admire (and lots of new people too), in my own backyard. Oh, and big thanks to Boris for the Mann-ing the grill (I know, bad pun). Check out the photo set on Flickr, where I've been using... Continue Reading

Jeremy's Whirlwind Visit

Posted by: leelefever on May 31, 2005- 5:00pm

Categories: friends, home, seattle


It’s been fun filled few days at Common Craft headquarters. On Monday Jeremy Wright arrived from the Great White North and spent a night here at the house before starting work at Microsoft. We met Nick Finck and Jordan Rule to see Star Wars Revenge of the Sith. I dug the movie and the company. Here's one of Nick's Pics. It was cool to hang out with Jeremy, who I first met at the Northern Voice blogging conference. These days he’s eyeballs deep in his book on business blogging. He’s... Continue Reading

The Household Wiki

Posted by: leelefever on December 11, 2004- 4:00pm

Categories: home, seattle, wiki


My wife and I have been making an effort to move away from the TV. The winter weather in Seattle makes it easy to sit in front of the tube and eat Cheetos all day- which we both agree is a bad, bad thing. We’re finding that without TV we focus more on computers in the house and getting more things done via wireless Internet connections. I think we’ll have a laptop with a wireless Internet connection in our immediate vicinity from now on. This sets us up for an experiment using wikis in... Continue Reading

Wiki in the Family

Posted by: leelefever on November 27, 2004- 4:00pm

Categories: home, sachi, seattle, wiki


Last night my wife Sachiko and I were talking about a trip we're thinking of taking in the next couple of years. As we talked over the evening, it became a brainstroming session on all the things we needed to remember, manage, discuss, archive, etc. After a little while, I said "Hey, what if we had an online place to keep all this information?" Sachiko's first words were, "We could use a wiki!" All I could think was- I love this girl.

This is Just Not Right (Google Rankings)

Posted by: leelefever on October 26, 2004- 5:00pm

Categories: google, home, personal, search


A few weeks ago I posted a note about photos from our recent nuptials. Soon after, I notice the entry getting traffic and see that Google is pointing people to it.   //--> Then I notice that somehow, at least for now, the entry is at the #2 position in a search for wedding pictures(search results- may change). I cannot imagine how many sites there are devoted to that subject or how my site gets the #2 position. This is telling me that there is a google-niche here that needs to be filled... Continue Reading

Wedding Pictures and Stuff

Posted by: leelefever on September 27, 2004- 5:00pm

Categories: home, personal


Folks, if you're interested, I've been posting a run-down and photos and stories from the wedding at Update: Wedding day and reception here, here and here.

Finally a Positive Experience with an ISP

Posted by: leelefever on April 12, 2004- 5:00pm

Categories: business, customer service, home, personal


I awoke this morning to find my Internet service was down. Historically this has been a complete pain, as it was never easy enough to find out if it was a system wide problem or something local about my service or set-up. Eventually I called Comcast, entered my phone number within 2-3 button pushes. The next message was- "We are experiencing service outages in your area, if you would like to receive a phone call when service is restored, please press 1". So, I accepted the offer for the call... Continue Reading