About Me

Lee SonkoI’m Lee Sonko. I like to do stuff. I write here generally when I’ve found something I think is useful, unique or productive and I want to share it with the world.

Want to reach me directly? You can email Lee at Lee dat org or call me at 415 – eight two one – 3321.

I’m on Plaxo, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter but I make a point of keeping and archiving all the important stuff back on Lee.org. You can find me all over the internet with my pseudonym “Gadlen”.

About My Name

Lee: My father is Lee Joseph, before him was Lee Mathew, before him possibly Lee Edward, before him possibly Lehel (spelling?)

Sonko: at Thanksgiving 2009, my dad tells me that the Sonko name is originally from the Hungarian word for sled, “szánkó”.

A Hungarian woman at the Crucible tells me of two possible spelling/pronunciations of the name:Sonko 1 and Sonko 2

Comments about my blog
“damn you for being such a good writer. i just spent an hour i don’t have on your website.” – Michael Sh

26 Comments

  1. Bathes in Milk says:

    That number is how the carpet spammers found you.

  2. lee says:

    A good thought but nope, I put my number on this page just a few weeks ago. I hope it’s unlikely any automated method will find my phone number on this page given that it is obfuscated. Regardless, their calls were illegal and was happy to kick their telemarketing butts.

  3. jess says:

    Hi Lee!

    I like your blog–very nice. I was wondering if you knew how to replace sidebar widget titles (i.e. pages, categories, recent posts, etc) with png images?

    please let me know if you have any clue how to do this.

    thanks much,
    Jess

  4. John O'Connell says:

    Thanks for saving all the old NERO stuff from the 1990′s. I had forgotten so many of these people in my old age.

    John O’Connell

  5. lee says:

    Jess, sorry I don’t know to replace sidebar widget titles with png images. You might check out the coldforged blog. He uses a plugin that replaces blog post titles with images.

  6. lee says:

    John, you are very welcome! Are you talking about the NERO stuff from the “reading” section of my website? Groovy! I rarely link to that stuff but it’s still there!

  7. Jo says:

    BTW Lee.. I love that name.. it’s what I named my boy 17 years ago!!!

    It was the first name I thought of when I found out I was having a boy… then I read the entire 40,000 baby name book and then went back to my first choice. You would think I wasted 9 months reading all those names, but you know what? I write alot of stories (and someday a best selling novel.. oh please, Dear God, please!!!)and it is just great to think of all those names for carachters! But yeah, Lee is my favorite name!

  8. Rob says:

    Hi Lee, you probably knew that your “how to enjoy Burning Man…” piece is making the rounds. It’s brilliant, kudos. It’s how I found you blog.

    Next time you’re up in Oregon, drop a line and let’s tweetup.

    Rob

  9. Tami says:

    are you coming for thanksgiving??????? did you get my message on facebook…? are you in calif ?????

  10. lee says:

    Tami, I just got your message on Facebook. I’ll probably be there in Nashville for Thanksgiving!

  11. Chuck says:

    This is a nice blog, but …

    looks like someone else likes your site … I got a “claim your millions” junk mail from Rev Mark Agu (info@lee.org)

    seems that I should email this guy at info@lee.org and claim my mysterious millions that I must have forgotten about in an African account. Happens to me all the time… So hard to keep track of all my stupid accounts around the would.

    Just figured you would want to know…maybe check your server for updates and stuff. This email account may not exist on your server … but you might want to check that too.

  12. lee says:

    Thanks for telling me about this. I am certainly not a spammer or scammer. The info@lee.org address isn’t in use, emails sent to it should bounce.

  13. Hi Lee — we missed you at the big birthday bash, hope to see you again soon! Give us a call and come on by — all best, Kathleen

  14. Billy says:

    Lee I love your blog, you’re so creative. Do you have a boyfriend? I bet you already do. If not, I’d love to chat more :) – Billy

  15. lee says:

    Thanks for the compliment Billy, I appreciate it. I’m available but straight, sorry!

  16. John says:

    Hey Lee,

    Nice blog. Will you be doing any more Flame Effects Workshops in the LA area anytime soon?

  17. lee says:

    John, I’m working on finding a good location to teach the class where we can use fire safely and with proper permits. I’ll put you on my “Call when LA fire is happening” list.

  18. jesse says:

    A Texas judge is warning of impending civil war. If that does happen I would be one of the first to side with Texas. That would happen if Obama is re-elected. I would not like a foreigner to head my country, and I would not like a Mormon to head my country. So that threw out both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

  19. lee says:

    Jesse, don’t war, just secede.

    PS. Go easy on the crazy talk on my About Me page. Thanks.

  20. Jesse says:

    Crazy, more or less prophet lee. There was crazy talk all throughout history. They called Nostradamus crazy, and how many things was he right about.

  21. Brad says:

    I received an email from the Nigerian embassy wanting me to claim millions of dollars that is owed me but they were clever enough to use the email address info at lee dat org to cover their tracks. That led me to your site. Cheers.

  22. lee says:

    Sorry, yeah, it’s spam. There isn’t even any account at info at lee dat org.

  23. Steve Quez says:

    Please Take Notice: I received an email supposedly from the “Mrs. Janet Napolitano the Secretary of US Department of Homeland Security (DHS”) wanting me (same as Brad) … to claim millions of dollars that is owed me but (I was also suspicious when the origin point did not have a ‘.gov’ domain tag, also that they were clever enough to use the email address info at lee dat org to cover their tracks. That led me to your site. Please check into this and let me know if there may be any legal Libel involved in there doing so? This is disturbing to me that they are scamming under the auspice of a US Goverment agency!

  24. lee says:

    Steve, it’s spam.

  25. Steve Quez says:

    LEE:: I WAS CURIOUS THAT WITH THIS Misleading and Pretentious greeting:

    “Desk of Mrs. Janet Napolitano
    Secretary of US Department of Homeland Security Washington D.C.”

    AND THIS EXPLICIT Salutation:

    Mrs. Janet Napolitano.
    Secretary of US Department of Homeland Security
    Address: 245 Murray Ln Sw # 14, Washington D.C.

    AND THEN Pretentiously Authenticating the SENDER with this Misrepresentation of ownership (which at this point is AFTER the FACT that IDENTITY THEFT HAS BEEN commited,
    (I hope this wild method survives autoscreening masks to offer you a solid reference of the Pretentious authentication they use their misrepresentation of your Domain):

    “About Me website: h_t_t_p=:’/’_’/’
    ((underlines, =, and apostrophees embedded by me to attempt transmitting a hyperlink))
    ((then followed by )) a WorldlWideWeb, datDHS vsdot, and a datGov ((-DomainName)), followed by the actual existant path to the REAL JANET NAPOLITANO’s webpage which is …/xabout/structure/gc_1232568253959, ((and a final)) datshtm” ((tag)).

    What is the chance a GOOD lawyer could get a guilty conviction for IDENTITY THEFT?
    These kind of injustice and deception tick me off and I enjoyed learning that you got a kick out of kicking some telemarking butts! ;)

  26. lee says:

    Steve, it’s spam and there’s nothing I can do to stop any bad person from using whatever From: email address they want. I wish I could, but I can’t.

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