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Video of My 5 Minute Talk at Ignite Seattle

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

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Last night I was one of 25 speakers at an event called Ignite Seattle (Flickr Tag) which is the brainchild of Bre Pettis of Make Magazine and Brady Forrest of O'Reilly Radar. What an awesomely geeky and fun-filled time. It started with an "egg drop" contest with a giant slingshot being used to shoot objects at a brick wall. Fun stuff, or as Bre called it "Egg-Night Seattle". The talks were also fascinating and it's the first time I've spoken under such constraints. Each presentation has to... Continue Reading

Comments Are Working Again (Mostly)

Posted by: leelefever on January 25, 2007- 4:00pm

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I've had an issue with broken comments on this site that was related to MT-Blacklist (a now-obsolete tool that helped curb spam). Sorry about that. Instead of trying to fix it, I'm just going to turn off the Blacklist and leave comments open on the most recent posts. What does this mean to you? It means that if you'd like to comment, please do so quickly, before I turn them off. I'll stick to this strategy until Common Craft moves to Drupal. Thank you for your attention. UPDATED: In a not... Continue Reading

Choosing Drupal 5

Posted by: leelefever on January 24, 2007- 4:00pm

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Before this blog went into hibernation in 2005, I knew the blog platform (Movable Type 2.65) was in need of an upgrade. A year later, it's obvious to me that I'm driving an El Camino when everyone else has upgraded to a Prius. A change is coming soon to Common Craft. Movable Type (MT) is a great product and it served me well for a few years, but after using Drupal for all of 2006, I count myself among the firmly converted. Going back to the old version of MT from Drupal 2.6 has not been fun... Continue Reading

Go To Northern Voice (Early)

Posted by: leelefever on January 15, 2007- 4:00pm

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Northern Voice is good, good fun and I'm not sure how many blolgging conferences I can honestly put in that category. I generally have fun at conferences, but there is something about Northern Voice that gives it a homey, we're-all-here-to-talk-about-the-stuff-we-love feel that reads low on the pretension meter. This year the festivities officially start with Moose Camp on Friday, February 22nd but I'm here to tell you that if you really want your mind completely blown, come early. This, of... Continue Reading

Much Harder That I Thought

Posted by: leelefever on January 8, 2007- 4:00pm

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I have fresh, exciting ideas to talk about on my blog! Oh, um, no I don't. Wait, maybe THIS. Hmmm. (deep breath) That's the basic conversation happening in my head when I've sat down to post a blog post on Common Craft lately. After a year away from the blog world, I'm coming in pretty cold. I don't have the benefit of hindsight - the last year of my profession-related memes, discussions, issues, ideas and conflicts are just not a part of my blogging ammunition to date. It's a little like... Continue Reading

Warm Hearts and Frozen Travel Blogs

Posted by: leelefever on January 2, 2007- 4:00pm

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Wow. What a wonderful experience it is to come back after a year, post two paragraphs on Common Craft and have a group of friends welcome me back into the fold. Thanks so much for the welcome home comments. I'm still getting my feet under me in terms of writing for Common Craft, but I'll be back in full force soon. For the rest of this week, I'm going to put a lot of effort into getting our TWINF travel blog ready to be frozen in time this coming Saturday, the 6th. After Saturday, there... Continue Reading

We're Back! Is This Thing On?

Posted by: leelefever on January 1, 2007- 4:00pm

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After almost 13 months in hiberation, Common Craft is back to life! We have a lot planned in 2007 and it all starts today. My wife Sachi is joining Common Craft and this morning we just had the first of our weekly staff meetings. After a year away from it all, we are both so ready to get the ball rolling in 2007. I was excited to see that a number of people signed up for Common Craft RSS feeds while we were gone. If you're reading Common Craft for the first time, welcome! Stay tuned for... Continue Reading

What I Would Have Written in 2006 (A Goodbye For Now)

Posted by: leelefever on December 7, 2005- 4:00pm

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I’ve decided to say goodbye by telling you about all the things I would have written about in 2006, since I won't be around (where I'm going). Here goes... Web 2.0 – This blog has been free from much of the “Web 2.0�? hype as I've wrapped my mind around this new world of the Web. In 2006, I would have been clear about my version of Web 2.0 and accepted it as a descriptor of the next generation of the Web. My basic tenet of Web 2.0 would have been the lowering of barriers- that the new... Continue Reading

A Sense of Closure

Posted by: leelefever on December 6, 2005- 4:00pm

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This afternoon I did the final talk for the final workshop before we leave on the trip. In a lot of ways, today marked the last of my formal work for Common Craft for a long time. I've been thinking about the significance of not working in 2006 and I think the big difference (besides not making money) is about accountability. Quite literally, starting right at this moment, I'm not accountable to anyone in any professional sense for many months. For the next year projects, deliverables,... Continue Reading

links for 2005-12-06

Posted by: leelefever on December 5, 2005- 4:00pm

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unmediated.org (tags: blogsndogs groupblog socialsoftware tagging podcast) iView MediaPro 3 - a photoset on Flickr Use of Flickr for a business application. (tags: blogsnsdogs blogsndogstech banff bnmi flickr) Yarn Harlot Example used to illustrate good blog writing (tags: blog blogsndogs humor) dooce Example of humor used in good blog reading (tags: blogsndogs humor blog funny) thetyee.ca Tyee - Home Example of a blog that is close to traditional journalism. (tags: blog blogsndogs)... Continue Reading

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