April 11th, 2008

Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for April 12, 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.

Portland has been added to Google Transit Maps

And the map geeking continues. DailyWireless notes that the Portland transit system has been added to Google Transit Maps. “If your results include a button for ‘Take Public Transit,’ Google Transit will spell out directions to the closest station or bus stop, including schedule information.”

CNN likes the new Jive site

Michael Sigler of Jive Software tweets a kudo to the team based on feedback from CNN.

The Insider Secrets of Angel Investing

Allen Stern writes, that of Angel funded deals, “Out of 10 deals: 5 will go out of business, 2 will return what the Angel put in, 2 will return 3x, and 1 must return 30x.” Some great insight for those of you seeking funding.

EllisLab Hiring, Two Positions Available

EllisLab just moved this blog post back up to the top of its postings, so I’m assuming that the “Code Mechanic” and “Senior Technical Support Specialist” are still open.

Mayor salutes Ward & wikis

At this year’s InnoTech conference (next Wednesday and Thursday at the Oregon Convention Center), Portland Mayor Tom Potter will present the third annual Mayor’s Technology Award to Ward Cunningham.

Seven Tips for Making the Most of Your RSS Reader

Marshall Kirkpatrick writes “I was feeling frustrated yesterday when switching from one feed reader to another on a new computer. Then I remembered how wonderful RSS really is – and I decided to write this post. I hope you’ll find it interesting and useful.”

Portland Lunch 2.0 at eROI

Bram Pitoyo writes “Lunch 2.0 was, in my opinion, one of the best places to talk with people who may not necessarily work in your industry, but who share the same passion about technology, and thus can provide catalysts for generation of new ideas and solutions. You’ll meet old friends or new colleagues, catch up and learn a few things about them, and then, through the conversation that happens, inspire you to better yourself or explore new ideas.”

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4 Responses to “Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for April 12, 2008”

  1. JM says:

    Am I crazy or was Portland the FIRST city to be added to Google transit a long time ago?

  2. Josh Pyles says:

    You sir are not crazy. Afaik this feature has been in Portland for a while!

  3. Rick Turoczy says:

    Ack! Who knew that the daily link arrangement could be caught up in such controversy? ;)

    Thanks for the heads up, folks. Good to know.

  4. Jmartens says:

    I was just coming to comment about Portland being the first city on Google transit. Glad I wasn’t the only person who noticed the error!

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