Category: Holidays

Show Santa Claus some respect by highlighting the proliferation of Crappy Santas

Sad representational effigies of that secular symbol of the holiday season, good ol’ Santa Claus. Crappy Santas.

You’ve all seen them. Sitting on trees. Decorating houses. And filling shelves throughout the retail environment. Sad representational effigies of that secular symbol of the holiday season, good ol’ Santa Claus.

They’re not pretty. They can easily change your happy holiday spirit into one of gloom and disgust. And something tells me that the folks who come up with them aren’t going to be getting anything but coal in their stockings.

But how do we fight back? Chris Kalani may have the answer: Crappy Santas. Read More

memePDX 014 (Thanksgiving extravaganza): COLOURlovers themeleon, Touch Pets, Google Chromium OS, and talking turkey with Turkey Tracker, Bac’n, and Tofurky

This week, memePDX talks about COLOURlovers themeleon, Touch Pets, Google Chromium OS, and talking turkey with Turkey Tracker, Bac’n Thanksgiving recipes, and Tofurky.

This is one of the best Thursdays of the year. No, not because you get another episode of memePDX. You get those every week, silly. No, you see, it’s one of the best Thursdays of the year because it’s Thanksgiving! Turkey Day! And all of that stuff.

So maybe you need a break from cooking, maybe you’re tired of parades and football, or maybe you’re just looking for somewhere to sit and digest. Whatever the case, Cami Kaos and I are here to help make your Thanksgiving just that much more festive. Read More

Wednesday is the new Friday: Special pre-Thanksgiving unofficial Beer and Blog Portland

And that’s why fans of Beer and Blog Portland are holding a special non-Friday unofficial edition of the tech happy hour at Green Dragon this afternoon. To get you all prepared for your Thanksgiving festivities in style.

Stop what you’re doing and take a little gander around your office. Nobody is really doing any work. They’re either sitting their biding their time until they have to go hang out with their crazy uncles or trying to avoid the never-ending series of last minute runs to the grocery store.

It’s wasted time really.

But what if…? What if you could leave your place of employ for “a very important business meeting with local bloggers” later this afternoon? That might be nice, mightn’t it? Read More

If Turkey Tracker isn’t the quintessential Portland Thanksgiving activity, I don’t know what is

Now you can have holiday fun, tasty eats, and a good dose of Web-enabled turkey technology all as part of Thanksgiving thanks to Portland-based Turkey Tracker, the best Web-based Thanksgiving you’ll ever see.

We here in good old Portland love our food. And we love our technology. And we love the Web. But far too often those loves remain separate and distinct. I mean, sure there’s some crossover—Whiffies and KoiFusion jump to mind—but by and large, our food and tech are usually two completely different realms.

Well not anymore, my friend. Now you can have holiday fun, tasty eats, and a good dose of Web-enabled turkey technology—all as part of Thanksgiving—thanks to Portland-based Turkey Tracker, the best Web-based Thanksgiving you’ll ever see. Read More

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