March 5th, 2008

Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for March 5, 2008


Sometimes, a link says more than I could ever say. Here are some fragrant little buds I’ve found recently, courtesy of ma.gnolia.

EllisLab T-Shirts at SXSW 2008

Bend-based EllisLab will be demoing a sneak preview of the next version of ExpressionEngine to the folks attending SXSW 2008. But that’s not all. They’re also bringing t-shirts!

When do you want DrupalCamp to happen?

A Portland-area DrupalCamp has been proposed. Interested? Vote on your preferred day and get more information about the camp.

Ward Cunningham’s Visible Workings

According to Jon Udell, Portland’s Ward Cunningham, father of the Wiki, is up to something that’s equally earth-shattering, “This isn’t just an innovative approach to software testing and workflow visualization. It’s also a radical statement about business process transparency. For most of us, most of the time, business systems are black boxes whose internal workings we can only discern in the outcomes of our (often painful) interactions with them. But what if you could find out, before pressing the Save button, what’s going on in that black box? And what if your way of finding out wasn’t by reading bogus documentation, but instead by probing the system itself using its own test framework? “

HillarySpeaksForMe adoption staggers even SplashCast

Tom Turnbull writes, “Three Sundays ago, I received a call from a New York restaurant and was asked if SplashCast could help Hillary reach out to the youth market. In a few short days, a website featuring SplashCast technology was launched: HillarySpeaksForMe.com. Self-serving SplashCast propaganda aside, I’ve been blown away by what has happened since.”

Portland Metrobloggers Being “Fired” for Voicing Disagreement Publicly

According to Aaron Hockley, the VanPortlander, “And that rumor about a new independent Portland city blog site forming? Sounds like it’s moving beyond a rumor…”

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