Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for April 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.

Talking Photography on the Hanselminutes Podcast

Computer geeks and camera geeks have a great deal of crossover. So it was a pleasant surprise to see Aaron Hockley write “Scott Hanselman is a software developer who has a weekly podcast called Hanselminutes where he dives into a variety of topics. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with him and be the guest on his show. Scott recently purchased a Nikon D40 and had some questions about some technical issues such as exposure, shutter speed, and aperture, so we talked about Digital Photography for Geeks. Topics include DSLR bodies and features, lenses, exposure issues, RAW files, and online photo sharing and editing.”

Portland Startup Weekend

Akshay Dodeja writes “I have been eager to take part in one of these events such as Bar Camp or Startup Weekend for quite some time now. Portland Startup Weekend will be a great opportunity for this. If you are interested in taking part as developer, designer, hacker, PR/marketing, cook etc… goto the website and buy your tickets before they sell out. I plan on purchasing a ticket as a User Interface Designer.”

We have a bookmarklet! and other Calagator updates

Audrey Eschright writes “Since we canceled our regular Saturday code sprint last week to attend Startupalooza, Calagator volunteers gathered for two mini-sprints Wednesday and Thursday to address bugs and some small enhancements.”

Escape from Silicon Valley

Brendon writes “I’ve spent the past four years in Silicon Valley, and I’ve learned a lot along the way – lessons I hope to share with you over the coming weeks. My goal is to convince you that we have more than enough opportunities in Vancouver (and Canada as a whole) to build great technology without packing up a U-Haul and moving to Santa Clara County – and to kick you off your lazy asses to make it happen.” Something tells me this could be an interesting read for us Silicon Forest types, as well.

Portland Ranks 6th in Nation as best place to launch and live

Sarena Regazzoni writes “According to Fortune Small Business Magazine, Portland ranks 6th in the Nation as a city that is good for both launching a company and offering a hiqh quality of life.”

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