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Unrated Director’s Cut: Complete unedited responses from my recent Willamette Week interview on the Portland startup community

You may have seen the print edition or the online version of my interview with Willamette Week, this week. I was humbled by the opportunity to take part in this article. And it was a great way to commemorate the milestone of PIE turning a decade old and Silicon Florist turning a dozen years old. I mean, it’s not every day that your projects reach ages where you can talk about the years in euphemisms, simultaneously. Or something. And stuff.

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memePDX 032: Awards abound, Urban Airship and Interscope, Open Source GIS Unconference, Twitter buys Tweetie and releases ad concept

This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss a whole boatload of Portland techie award opportunities, Urban Airship powers Interscope Records push notifications, the PDX Open Source GIS Unconference, Twitter

It’s Thursday, kids. So park your fannie in front of your machine and revel in yet another thrilling episode of memePDX. Or put it on your little mobile device thingee. Whatever. Either way.

This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss a whole boatload of Portland techie award opportunities, Urban Airship powers Interscope Records push notifications, the PDX Open Source GIS Unconference, Twitter for the iPhone, and the new Twitter “sponsored tweets” idea. Read More

memePDX 025: 30 hour day 2 in Portland’s living room, ActiveTrak, Google Fiber, Urban Airship, Windows Phone 7 Series, Meego

Cami Kaos and I cover 30 hour day 2 in Portland’s living room (Pioneer Courthouse Square), ActiveTrak wins Seed Oregon, everyone wants Google Fiber, Urban Airship get $1.1 million, Windows Phone 7 Series, and Meego.

Well hello there! It’s Thursday. And that means it’s time for another episode of memePDX. I know. Kind of snuck up on you, didn’t it?

This week, Cami Kaos and I cover 30 hour day 2 in Portland’s living room (Pioneer Courthouse Square), ActiveTrak wins Seed Oregon, everyone wants Google Fiber, Urban Airship get $1.1 million, Windows Phone 7 Series, and Meego. Read More

memePDX 024: Urban Airship pushes 100 million, [REDACTED], Startup Weekend Portland, City of Portland iPhone app, Google Buzz, Flash and HTML5 debate

This week, Cami and I cover Urban Airship push notifications, Startup Weekend Portland, City of Portland’s new iPhone app, Google Buzz, and Flash and HTML5.

Well, well, well, it’s Thursday. And that means it’s time for another episode of memePDX. But this time? It’s even wackier than usual.

You see, sometimes in the world of trying to cover tech stories, you get some information early. Under embargo. And sometimes that information changes. Or the date changes. Or snow storms happen back east. And that means we have to edit the show. And by “edit” we mean “quickly hack out.” So you may notice the show is a little choppy in spots. But it’s still really good. I promise. Read More

memePDX 019: Cyborg Camp, Nozzl, Bac’n, Seesmic buys Ping.fm, Google Nexus One, 30 hour day again, and begging for reviews

This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss Cyborg Camp 2010, Nozzl launches, Bac’n is consumed, Seesmic acquires Ping.fm, the Google Nexus One phone launches, and doing 30 hour day all over again.

Hey! It’s the first Thursday of 2010. And whether you call it “two thousand ten” or “twenty ten,” you deserve a new episode of memePDX. Guess what? You’re in luck. We recorded one. Just for you.

This week, Cami Kaos and I discuss Cyborg Camp 2010, Nozzl launches, Bac’n is consumed, Seesmic acquires Ping.fm, the Google Nexus One phone launches, and doing 30 hour day all over again. And then we get a little beggy and whiny about iTunes reviews for memePDX. But in a good way. Really. Read More

A few Portland techie podcasts for your Sunday afternoon or your Monday morning commute

Last Friday was podcast day for me. And for as nervous as I was, I think they turned out pretty well. No doubt thanks to the talented people actually managing the whole podcast thing and me just having to spout off every now and again.

So, I thought I’d share the links, in case you were interested in listening.

OPB Think Out Loud on open source

Jim Zemlin, Raven Zachary, Audrey Eschright, and I had the opportunity to chat about open source and the open source scene in Portland. Topics include OSCON, how we all use open source software and may not even know it, corporate adoption of open source, Portland’s culture as a complement to the open source community, open-source rockets, and NTEN.

Download the mp3 of OPB Think Out Loud: Open-source City

Strange Love Live Tech Edition with Rick Turoczy

Cami Kaos and Dr. Normal invited me over for a tech edition of Strange Love Live (if you’re not watching/listening, you should be). And we were lucky enough to command a live studio audience as well, featuring Michelle Anderson (mediachick), Amber Case (caseorganic), Bram Pitoyo, and Kelly Guimont (verso). Topics included the reasoning behind Silicon Florist, the Portland tech scene, Vidoop, Intrigo, OSCON, the Open Web Foundation, and more.

Download the mp3 of Strange Love Live Tech Edition with Rick Turoczy

[Update] If you’re interested in streaming the podcasts—instead of downloading them—Cami Kaos has posted the streaming audio files to her blog.

Strange Love Live #afterhours with Rick Turoczy

Once the serious Strange Love stuff is done, the cameras keep rolling for the #afterhours discussion. We continued talking about some of the tech topics, discussed my sleeping habits (or lack thereof), talked about and lightsaber-ed with the iPhone, made some tech predictions including hinting at Marshall Kirkpatrick‘s upcoming internet brain implant venture, thanked our luck stars for OurPDX, introduced folks to Planet PDX, talked about upcoming guest Melissa Lion, and got into a pretty serious bidding war for sponsoring Strange Love Live.

Download the mp3 of Strange Love Live #afterhours with Rick Turoczy

So… what do you think?

Suffice it to say, this was a trial by fire for me and audio. So I’d love to hear feedback as to a) whether I was intelligible at all and b) if I was intelligible, if you’d be interested in more podcasts from yours truly.

Looking forward to your feedback.

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