Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for June 01

Call for proposals: PDXPUG PgDay – due by June 20, 2008

Selena Deckelmann writes “PDXPUG PgDay will be on July 20, 2008. This is a one-day conference happening the day before OSCON at the Oregon Convention Center.”

Oregon tech tour returns, in more modest form

Mike Rogoway writes “For the fifth straight summer, Oregon technology companies are banding together to lure investors and analysts out to the Northwest for a few days of great weather and a crash course on these companies’ businesses. The Oregon Technology Investor Tour runs Aug. 11 and 12…. This year, there are only six companies presenting: ESI, FEI, Mentor Graphics, RadiSys and TriQuint and Pixelworks.” (Too bad it has to be a publicly traded company. Because I know all of us can rattle off a ton of private companies that are doing more way more interesting things and are far more “representational” of Oregon’s technology potential.)

FriendFeed: pdxmetro room

If you’re into FriendFeed and from Portland you just might want to join this room

Vote now for your favorite Enterprise Octopus

Sam Lawrence writes “Vote now! If you’re reading this, all you have to do it submit a comment and let me know who you think should win. I’ll just add up the comments and announce the winner on this same post. Voting will close this Wednesday at 10pm PST.”

OpenID: Relying party Stats as of June 1st

JanRain writes “May was another strong month for growth in new RP’s as seen by myopenid.com.”

Laptop 2600

I don’t think I’ve ever wanted to go back to Windows as badly as I do right now, having read this from Jaybill McCarthy: “This particular laptop had a bunch of textured black plastic on it that really reminded me of late 70s/early 80s home electronics. It dawned on me that if I just added some woodgrain contact paper, I could make it look kind of like an Atari 2600. It would still be ugly, to be sure, but it would be ugly in a lovable, nostalgic sort of way.”