All posts for “blog”


Steven Strogatz - Explaining the Magic of Math

Posted by: leelefever on February 23, 2010- 4:00pm

Topic: education

Categories: blog, math, teaching


I've always hated math. Since about the 6th grade, I've always felt behind and deemed myself "not a math person." As I get older, I'm realizing that part of my problem was how I was taught math. It always seemed like memorization and rules without context.  I never had teachers that helped me develop a passion for math or see the the magic in solving problems. I wrote about this experience here. Recently I learned about a series of thirteen blog posts that are meant for people like me.  Steven... Continue Reading

My Personal Life Stream on Tumblr

Posted by: leelefever on August 21, 2007- 5:00pm


Categories: blog, design, personal, simplicity


For a while now I've been fascinated by the idea of creating a single place (other than Facebook) that brings together all the things I do on the Web. That is why I created the zeitgeist page here on Common Craft - to have that single place to bring it together. At the same time, I've had a blog at that has become a pain to keep updated - I needed a replacement. Recently I discovered Tumblr, which is a super-simple and lightweight way to have a blog with a minimum of... Continue Reading

Tech President

Posted by: leelefever on August 1, 2007- 5:00pm


Categories: blog, politics


As the US presidential election heats up, I've been more and more interested in how the candidates are shaping up, particularly on the web.  One of my daily newsletters, Tech President (blog), has recently become something I look forward to each day.  It's by the Personal Democracy Forum and focuses on, you guessed it, how technology is changing politics (or not). It's fascinating to see how things are playing out. For instance, think it's so interesting that the Democrats jumped into the... Continue Reading

2 Friends, Tag Drafting and Web 2.0 Personalization

Posted by: leelefever on April 7, 2007- 5:00pm


Categories: blog, friends, Social Design, socialbookmarking


I've been inspired and impressed by a couple of my local Seattle friends who have, over the last year, become some of my favorite online community-focused bloggers. I first met Ryan Turner working on a big project with a large aero-space company formerly based in the Seattle area . At the time, Ryan impressed me with his mad workplace ethnographic skillz. Since then, he's gone on to work at the web design consultancy Zaaz and refocused his efforts on helping Zaaz clients wrap their minds... Continue Reading

Microsoft Blog Project

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


Categories: blog, business, microsoft, ourwork


I’m just starting a new project that should be really interesting. I’m working with Bill Reid’s group at Microsoft, which does IT Solutions. Like so many other teams at the company, they are interested in using blogs as a way to support and connect more personally with customers. When we first started talking about the project, it was about using blogs as a feedback loop, where the blogs would facilitate customer feedback that could be used to improve products, in this case, IT... Continue Reading

Tech Review: Sun is Blog Heaven

Posted by: leelefever on March 17, 2005- 4:00pm


Categories: blog, business


Just a quick link and quote from an article about Sun's blogs. More of the same, but you gotta love that quote. Sun Microsystems: Blog Heaven Sun's Simon Phipps, whose job title is chief technology evangelist, says that researchers and developers can swap more ideas, build better software, and meet customers' needs faster if they are active in online communities, where blogs play the dual role of soap- and suggestion-box. "In a world where you must speak with an authentic voice," says... Continue Reading