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One night only! The fabulous Portland Foursquare Day, Whiffies pies, and Strange Love Live swarm

For one night only, Portland, you’ll secure a new Foursquare badge for Foursquare Day, feast on Whiffies pies, and be part of Portland’s premier tech podcast, Strange Love Live.

[HTML3]You, on the motorcycle! You two girls! Tell your friends. For one night only, Portland, you’ll have the opportunity to secure a new Foursquare badge for Foursquare Day, feast on some tasty Whiffies pies, and be part of the live studio audience for Portland’s premier tech podcast, Strange Love Live.

How, praytell, do you partake in this once in a lifetime opportunity? Just show up at Whiffies around 10 PM tonight, April 16. Read More

Strange Love Live: Watch Christine Kistner now, then watch Nate “@xolotl” Angell tonight

Well, have no fear. I’ve got something to distract you. It’s last week’s episode of Strange Love Live, featuring Christine Kistner.

It’s Friday. And that means it’s time for another installment of Strange Love Live tonight at 10 PM. But maybe you can’t wait that long. Maybe you’re a little antsy. I mean, seriously. When you know that Nate “@xolotl” Angell is going to be on, it’s really really difficult to wait.

Well, have no fear. I’ve got something to distract you. It’s last week’s episode of SLL, featuring Christine Kistner. And I promise, it will tide you over until this evening. So kick back. Slide into Friday afternoon. And spend an hour getting to know more about Christine. Read More

Strange Love Live: Gadgets, geegaws, and more stuff from CES with Brian M Westbrook

Brian M Westbrook was there. He saw some stuff. And luckily he sat down with Cami Kaos on Strange Love Live last week to give us a rundown on CES and what he saw. Phew! We can still embrace our technolust.

The tech types, they love the gadgets and stuff. And there’s no better place to catch a glimpse of the latest and greatest technology—or even the technology of tomorrow—than the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

But I wasn’t there. Were you? No? Well how are we going to figure out what all the cool new things are? I mean, we need our shiny objects over which to obsess.

Whoa whoa whoa. Calm down. Brian M Westbrook was there. He saw some stuff. And luckily he sat down with Cami Kaos on Strange Love Live last week to give us a rundown on CES and what he found. Phew! We can still embrace our technolust. Read More

Strange Love Live at 30 hour day: Wherein I do my best Ed McMahon or Andy Richter imitation

Strange Love Live from 30 hour day featuring a bevy of guests like Target for Tomorrow and the Horns of Destruction, Marie Deatherage, Beth Kanter, Amy Sample Ward, Renny Gleeson, Courtenay Hameister, and Scott McCarty.

It seems a bit self-serving that the first two episodes of Strange Love Live posted to Silicon Florist this year just so happen to have me in them. But that’s purely unintentional. It’s just how things work sometimes. And I promise the next one I post won’t have anything to do with me. Maybe. But it will definitely have something to do with Brian M. Westbrook.

In any case. For now, take a moment to revel in the Strange Love Live we recorded at 30 hour day—featuring a bevy of guests like Target for Tomorrow and the Horns of Destruction, Marie Deatherage, Beth Kanter, Amy Sample Ward, Renny Gleeson, Courtenay Hameister, and Scott McCarty. Read More

Portland’s rollercoaster year: Recapping the 2009 startup scene and looking forward to 2010

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of sitting on the couch at Strange Love Live as Cami Kaos, Dr. Normal, and I talked through the year that was. It was one of tremendous highs and extreme lows.

Last Friday, I had the pleasure—for the fourth time—of sitting on the couch at Strange Love Live as Cami Kaos, Dr. Normal, and I talked through the year that was. It was one of tremendous highs and extreme lows. I think I may have even called the ebb and flow of 2009 “manic depressive.”

And as I kept babbling, struggling for a way to describe 2009, Cami stopped me. And then summarized the whole thing, quite simply, as a “rollercoaster.” Which is a perfect summary. Because that’s exactly what 2009 was for the Portland startup scene. A rollercoaster. Read More

memePDX 003: Geomena, WhereCamp PDX, Oregon gubernatorial candidates, DjangoCon, AT&T, Foursquare, RSS Cloud

It’s been another week of tantalizing tech news. And that means it’s time to roll out another memePDX. Admittedly, there was so much to chat about this week, we went over our time limit just a tad.

What did we talk about? Geomena, WhereCamp PDX, Oregon gubernatorial candidates’ social media savvy, DjangoCon, AT&T infrastructure woes, Seth the blogger guy, Foursquare, and WordPress attacks and WordPress real-time RSS with RSS Cloud. Read More

memePDX: Portland tech news for those short on time and/or attention

Anyone who has spent any time around Silicon Florist realizes that I tend to be a little longwinded. And that’s putting it lightly. Brevity? Not my strong suit. And for many, reading through my lengthy posts isn’t the preferred way of getting their tech news.

So, I’ve been thinking about ways to get you more of the news you want with less effort on your part. And a different form of media seemed to be the best way to do it. So I begged started talking to the Strange Love Live folks and after a series of tantrums and crying fits on my part discussions, they finally agreed to help.

The result? memePDX. Read More

Strange Love Live: Portland, startups, entrepreneurs, venture capital, and the Silicon Florist

Last Friday, I was honored to be the guest on Strange Love Live—the best tech podcast in Portland, if not the world—to celebrate the second birthday of this little blog here.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Strange Love format, there’s generally a serious “tech” segment followed by a less serious “afterhours” segment. But you know me. Given the opportunity, I can’t help but continue blabbing about the Portland tech scene. Blah blah blah.

So if you’ve got a few minutes, take some time to listen in on the tech episode where we chat about Silicon Florist and whatnot. Read More

Chris Messina on the history of #hashtags and more with #sll from #wv09

I’ve made no secret about my appreciation and affection for the Strange Love Live crew. I’m dead serious when I say it’s the best podcast in Portland, if not the world.

That said, if I have one piece of feedback for them, it’s “Get out of the basement!” And that’s exactly what they’ve begun to do. Now, they’re making regular appearances at local conferences—and getting interviews with some really cool folks.

At this year’s WebVisions, they had the opportunity to catch up with Chris Messina. During the interview Cami Kaos chats with Messina about the evolution of Twitter #hashtags, his affection for comics, and more. Read More

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