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Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for June 19

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Band Site, Rock Music Site & more | 2008 VH1 Rock Honors

Justin Kistner (@metafluence and @beerandblog), who was kind enough to donate the theme design work for Silicon Florist and Ignite Portland, is up for a VH1 award for another blog he designed: The Roxy in LA. How cool is that? Your vote could help him win and give him and Portland some pretty cool cred.

Online Marketing Summit 2008 Regional Tour

The Online Marketing Summit will be passing through Portland on August 5. Interested in attending? SEMpdx can get you in with a 20% discount. Just use the code “IMAPORTLAND.”

May Board Meeting Minutes at Legion of Tech

Want some insight on where the Legion of Tech is up to? They do a great job of providing access to meeting minutes for your edification. (Minutes trail a month due to approval cycles.)

MyStrands goes WidSets: A new way to enjoy music on your cellphone

From the Strands blog “Good news for the mobile enthusiasts out there: MyStrands is now available on Nokia’s WidSets platform, bringing a new way to discover music and see what your friends are listening to, right on your cellphone. In the two weeks MyStrands WidSet has been available, more than 65,000 users have downloaded it!”

Illustrating the Enterprise Octopus

One of the things I love about Jive is how open they are with their creative process. Here’s another entry from Michael Sigler on their latest endeavor.

Tulsa-based Vidoop Moves Out

And Oklahoma is clearly not happy. Their loss is our gain.

Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for June 05

Strange love tech: treasurelicious

For those of you interested in Treasurelicious (and truly, who isn’t?), here’s a great interview from @camikaos’ and @drnormal’s Strange Love podcast featuring Treasurelicious’ @missburrows and @martinwehner.

The “No Pitch” coffee networking

Kevin Spence writes “PortlandSmallBusiness.com is starting a series of weekly ‘No Pitch’ coffee networking events around town. These are intended to be very informal meetings. You show up, order your coffee and you talk with other small business owners…Tentatively, I plan to start the events next week.”

SlideShare: Mobile Portland presentations

All of the slides for previous meetings of Mobile Portland have been posted on a Slideshare Mobile Portland group.

Make Your Blog Faster & Help Save the Environment : Cloud Four

Jason Grigsby writes “A couple of weeks ago, I finally watched An Inconvenient Truth. At the conclusion of the film I started thinking about what more I could do. I’m getting a bike ready to use for my commute to work. I’m reducing the energy I use. I’m contemplating a vegetarian diet. And I’ve redoubled my commitment to getting web developers to take site performance seriously. It saves money, improves the experience for your customers, and it’s easy to do. Most importantly, if you care about global warming, optimizing your site is a moral imperative.”

Golife Mobile: Beer and Pizza

James Whitley writes “What I enjoyed the most was the interaction between individuals who had just met one another and their positively brilliant ideas for linking their, previously disparate, products / projects together. There are a number of people who are actively building some very cool things on our platform which get even better when they interact with applications being made by others within the community.”

Startup Tips: How I grew a waiting list of 20,000+ at Mint.com

Found this via Marshall Kirkpatrick’s shared links. “I think for many new startups the largest challenge is distribution (outside of fb apps) to get people to use their service. Many rely on a Techcrunch post or the hope of a Digg article, Mint was rewarded with those but I think it’s even more valuable to have the right audience checking out your site from the beginning.”

Portland Web Innovators (pdxwi): Andy Baio

Bram Pitoyo writes “The elusive Andy Baio talks about three lessons that he learned from building, in order of appearance, Meaty.org, Waxy.org and Upcoming.org.”

When do you know you have a community?

When you’re a startup, I know it’s easy to get a video-game mentality, tracking stats and high scores. I thought this reminder for Gary Vaynerchuk might be worthwhile. It also serves as a segue to remind you that Gary will be in town July 2.

Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for June 04

Thanks for your love Oregon!

Gabriel Aldamiz-echevarria writes “As with any new beta site we needed your feedback, and yes we got it! And we thank you for that. Now it is our turn not only to improve in those areas where you all told us to do a better job, but also to work hard to bring new features to the service.”

myVidoop Improvements

From the Vidoop blog “We have released new improvements on myVidoop today. Here are a few features that we’ve added…”

Beer & Blog: Make your blog load fast and help the environment at the same time

There is yet another reason to make sure you site loads as fast as possible. It is one of the easiest things you can do to reduce the energy your site uses. Unfortunately, most web sites don’t do the basic things that would make them run faster and use fewer resources.

Tickets for Ignite Portland 3 (Probably Not) Available (Anymore)

Free tickets to Ignite Portland 3 were flying off the shelves after being released today. I seriously doubt there are any left, but I’d suggest heading over here to check. From Todd Kenefsky “You wanted shorter lines and the ability to reserve seats in advance, and we listened. You can now get your ticket to Ignite Portland 3. Here’s how…”

Demolicious! – Portland Web Innovators Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Come see the great stuff your fellow Portlanders have been working on. Several ten minute demos of new products and side projects.

Ten Technology Companies to Watch 2008

Bank Technology writes “There aren’t a lot of niche players left in the online anti-fraud market—or at least not compared to two years ago, before the FFIEC frenzy. [Silicon Florist: Oh man! Don’t get me started on that crazy FFIEC frenzy. Man, I remember this one time…] One of the coolest still standing is Portland, OR-based iovation, which conducts warp speed device recognition during online transactions and compares the device ID to the iovation reputation database in order to block transactions originating from devices with histories of fraud.”

Wanna change the world? Start at home.

Eva Schweber writes “Today I went to the Greenlight Greater Portland kick-off event and heard Richard Florida, author of Who’s Your City talk about what a great city Portland is. Given the livability factors (greatest number of microbreweries, library with the largest circulation per capita, greatest number of bookstores, forest, mountains, coast and desert within easy driving distance) that should be no surprise to anyone. But, he went on to talk about how important involvement in community is to people’s sense of well-being and how the high rate of community involvement in Portland is a huge factor in what makes Portland livable.”

Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for April 15, 2008

Sometimes, a link says more than I could ever say. Here are some fragrant little buds I’ve found recently, courtesy of ma.gnolia.

Sigler on design

Michael Sigler describes the design process that drove the development of the new Jive site. Michael writes “We had some very specific design goals and ideas in mind. These were all goals that we could not and would not compromise on. We could argue about colors, layout and content till our faces were blue, but if it didn’t meet these goals, it was out.”

EllisLab (tardy) SXSW 2008 Wrap up

Leslie Camacho or EllisLab writes “SXSW 2008 happened over a month ago and yet its just this afternoon that I’ve managed to clear a little bit of time to post some closing thoughts about it. To say that March and April have been busy would be a tremendous understatement but still, this post is long overdue.”

Made with Coda badges

Steven Frank writes “Colin Allen made these cute little “Made With Coda” badges that you can use if you’re a proud Coda user.”

Exclusive: Google App Engine ported to Amazon’s EC2

Andy Baio breaks the news on Portland’s AppDrop writing “One of the biggest criticisms of Google’s App Engine have been cries of lock-in, that the applications developed for the platform won’t be portable to any other service. This morning, Chris Anderson, the Portland-based cofounder of the Grabb.it MP3 blog service, just released AppDrop — an elegant hack proving that’s not true.”

Announcing AppDrop.com (host Google App Engine projects on EC2)

Chris Anderson provides additional details on AppDrop. “Host your App Engine applications on my new site, AppDrop.com, it’s lotsa fun, and pretty much works. I didn’t build it to scale, or for extra security – but it is open source, so if you are up for it, there are links to the GitHub projects from the App Drop homepage. It should be relatively straightforward to build your own App Engine host.”

Open Letter To Stumbleupon

Brian Reeder writes to StumbleUpon “I love you. I really really do. I’ve been a top stumbler since December, and have been in love with almost everything about the site since well before that. BUT, that being said, I want you to do a few things for me….”

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Silicon Florist’s links arrangement

Sometimes, a link says more than I could ever say. Here are some fragrant little buds I’ve found recently, courtesy of ma.gnolia.

AboutUs pagecount tops 11 million*

As of midnight last night, Portland, Oregon time, AboutUs pagecount stands at 11,003,771. Unfortunately, our Mediawiki statistics are broken…. So, it’s a ballpark figure and your mileage may vary. And it’s still fun to say we have 11 million pages.

PU.Camp is tomorrow [March 1]!

It’s not too late to sign up to present… in fact it will only be too late when the last person leaves and we turn off the lights at McKay Cottage. So if you get there and get inspired (maybe by the other speakers, or maybe by the beer*) there is still time to come up with a topic!

Jama Software adds Cadria

Although Cadria is not a typical customer for Jama, the meat of how their using Contour is really much the same. Marketing agencies like Cadria are experts in creating that certain thing that resonates with your audience. Managing the complexity, keeping alignment and consistency, and delivering within scope are all things that demand a disciplined process……which demands a tool to manage that process.

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