It was August 2009. I had just wrapped up an episode of Strange Love Live celebrating the second birthday of this here blog. I think I was still even sitting on that now iconic couch when Dr. Normal piped up.
“You should do a podcast,” he said. Read More
Yesterday, we took a little time to reminisce and look back at 2009 in the Silicon Florist. It was an interesting year of highs and lows, startups and shutdowns, big happenings and small changes.
And while I’m very excited to get the chance to spend time with Cami Kaos and Dr. Normal on Strange Love Live tomorrow—as we work on putting a big fat bow on our 2009 wrap-up—I’m also looking forward to seeing what all of you are capable of doing in 2010.
But one thing escapes me. I have no idea what you think will happen next year. So let’s fix that, shall we? Read More
(Feel free to read that headline in a mad Samuel L. Jackson voice. I do.)
It’s the end of the year. That lull between Christmas and New Year’s Day. And as such, I’ve given the expansive staff at Silicon Florist time to go home and be with their families and friends.
That’s just how I roll. Read More
Merry Christmas Eve! Why are you sitting in front of the computer? Oh. Well okay then. We might as well entertain you with a special holiday edition of memePDX.
This week on memePDX, Cami Kaos and I discuss Second Porch getting funding, Crazy Neighbor, Microsoft patent infringement, NORAD Santa Tracker, and 30 hour day. Read More
Someday, I’ll actually be able to compose a wrap up post. For now, I’ll take a cue from my brilliant co-host of 30 hour day, Cami Kaos, and do a little of that “a picture is worth a 1,000 words” thing.
Image courtesy Aaron Hockley. Used under Creative Commons. Read More
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Hey, it’s Thursday. Kind of. A little bit still. And that means it’s time for another memePDX.
This week, Cami Kaos and I are a little preoccupied. But in a good way. I mean, in a charitable way. Won’t someone please think of the children? Oh sorry. Anyway, memePDX is a special episode, this week. And it will get you all prepared for 30 hour day. What’s 30 hour day you ask? It’s like memePDX, only like 100 times longer. And it’s also a 30 hour livestreaming telethon that starts this Friday afternoon. No sleep. All for charities like Free Geek, Oregon Food Bank, and Toys for Tots.
Are you ready for 30 hour day? Watch this. You will be. (Yoda voice:) You will be. Read More
It’s the holiday season. And that means all the good startups are getting a little something extra in their stockings. So be good and you might be as lucky as Second Porch—the Portland-based Facebook app that helps vacation home owners market properties to friends and acquaintances—who recently heard that the Oregon Angel Fund had selected the startup to receive angel funding to the tune of $650,000—so long as they meet the requirements of OAF.
Mike Rogoway at The Oregonian caught up with Second Porch to talk about the good news. Read More
Pitching makes perfect. Or practicing pitching makes perfect. Or pitching perfectly… Um. Whatever the case, if you’re a startup you can always use more practice pitching. And there’s no better place to practice that pitch than in front of a crowd—or being part of the crowd watching someone else pitch.
That’s why I think you should swing by NedSpace Old Town tomorrow at lunch for the Funding Universe Portland CrowdPitch. Read More
Maybe they’ve got a broken down car in the front yard. Maybe they like to stand on their roof and water their lawn. Maybe they choose to yodel at 4 AM on a Tuesday. Whatever the case, they’re crazy neighbors. And we’ve all got them.
But so many of these priceless crazy neighbor moments have been lost somewhere in the ether. Smatterings of utter weirdness that defy explanation. All fleeting. Like attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. Or like tears in the rain. Until now.
Thankfully, Portland-based The Crazy Neighbor now helps document all that wackiness that happens right next door. Read More