In the wee small hours of August 7 2007 I dragged my ass out of bed sat myself down in front of the computer and registered siliconflorist.com. I posted the first Silicon Florist post a few days later.
Roughly 730.5 days ago, I sat up in bed at 2 AM with an idea. Who knew it would be an idea that all but ensured I’d rarely be in bed at 2 AM ever again?
In the wee small hours of August 7, 2007, I dragged my ass out of bed, sat myself down in front of the computer, and—giving life to what seemed like a bit of a strange idea with a wacky name—registered siliconflorist.com. After some hosting setup and WordPress wrangling, I posted the first Silicon Florist post a few days later.
The concept, in my mind, was to highlight what folks in Portland were doing with tech startups. To shine a small light on developers and open source folks who were focused on building cool stuff, but who didn’t have the time to focus on promoting that stuff. Read More
So here are the top 10 posts according to your peers a combination of Web and RSS metrics from Silicon Florist for July 2009. What’s more, I’m dubbing July the month of horrendously long headlines. Take a look.
Whatever happened to taking it easy during the summer, you crazy kids? Even with a series of 100 degree days, no one seems to be slowing down around the Silicon Forest. There were tons of things happening. And some especially momentous, um, moments.
I wanted to give you a look back. Just in case you were actually taking some time off. But I didn’t want to just grab a random post here and there. So here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for July 2009. What’s more, I’m dubbing July the month of horrendously long headlines. Take a look. Read More
Silicon Florist sucks doesn’t it? I mean, let’s be honest. It’s not perfect. And even though it’s completely a side project, that’s no excuse for it being half-ass. In fact, to quote a good friend, I want to be using “my whole ass.”
Silicon Florist sucks doesn’t it? I mean, let’s be honest. It’s not perfect. And even though it’s completely a side project, that’s no excuse for it being half-ass. In fact, to quote a good friend, I want to be “using my whole ass.”
And I know you. You’ve got opinions. Ideas about what could be done better. Gripes about what I’m not doing terribly well. Things the blog could do that it doesn’t. Things the blog does that it shouldn’t. Read More
I wanted to give you a look back. Just in case you missed anything. But I didn’t want to just pick topics willy nilly. So here are the top 10 posts according to you—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for June 2009. Read More
We all realize that there’s a ton of stuff happening in town. New startups, exciting side projects, crazy cool events. And every day it seems like we’re learning about more and more opportunities to draw the community together—or cool new technologies to test drive.
This leads to two issues. First, how do we keep track of all this stuff? And second, how do we filter all of this stuff?
Silicon Florist wiki to the rescue, my friends! Well or you can refer to it by its more common name: AboutUs. Read More
I don’t know about you, but it seems that lately we’ve been flying through the content here at the ol’ Silicon Florist. Tons of stuff happening. Some of it good. Some of it bad.
I’m not egotistical enough to think that you’re hanging on every word I post here—except for you, Mom. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to round up the most popular stories that have been posted to Silicon Florist in May 2009. Read More
It may be a short week, but it’s not a slow news week. That said, it is the Friday of a short week. And posting about really cool startups or important news may get lost in the haze of moving into the weekend.
What to do? What to do?
I’ve got it! How about taking care of some housekeeping around the ol’ Silicon Florist?
What kind of housekeeping you ask? Well, how about reminding you about all the ways you can consume Silicon Florist content and interact with the awesome startup community here in the Silicon Forest? Read More
Let’s not stop here. Hopefully, I’ll be handing a bunch of these out to folks, which means I’ll need to reorder cards. And given that Moo just opened its US office, I may just order up some new cards simply out of sheer giddiness.
Lately, I’ve had more and more folks asking me for my “business card.” However, what they’re really asking for, I believe, isn’t my business card. Rather, it’s my side project card. That is, they’re seeking contact information for Silicon Florist.
Since no one ever asks for my side project card, I’m going to punt and pretend that they really want Silicon Florist cards.
But see, here’s the thing. Slapping the Silicon Florist logotype on the back of the card seems a little gratuitous and over-the-top to me. It also strikes me as a complete waste of good real estate.
So I came up with this idea: Why don’t you send me your logo and your URL and I’ll gratuitously slap THAT on the back of my side project business cards?
Because truly, this isn’t about me. It’s about you.
Get to it, you startup type you. First come, first served. I’ve got 100 available image options for the cards I’m getting printed. If I get 100 submissions, you’ll appear on the back of one card. If I get fewer than 100 submissions, you’ll be on the back of more cards.
Who qualifies? Here’s your checklist:
Do you have a Web-, open-source-, or mobile-focused event, startup, or side project located somewhere in the Silicon Forest?
Does it have a logotype or mark associated with it?