[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.
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
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
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
[HTML3]Howdy. Rick, here. I don’t usually do many “introspective” posts. But this seemed warranted. (Although, I’ve been hesitating to post this, because I keep thinking that Cami Kaos and Dr. Normal are going to realize the error of their ways. But given that they still haven’t said, “We were just joking,” I’m going to have to go ahead and run with this.)
In case you didn’t get the chance to tune into my appearance on Strange Love Live’s year end recap, I wanted to let you know that we had a couple of announcements. Read More
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
Yes, yes. I realize we’re in 2010. (“Happy New Year!” by the way.) But it seems I still have a few residual 2009 items hanging out there that I’d like to cover. And one of those things is rounding up the top 10 Silicon Florist posts from last December.
What drew people’s attention as the year drew to a close? Well, let’s see. Read More
Yesterday, we took a little time to reminisce and look back at 2009 in the Silicon Florist. It was an interesting year of highs and lows, startups and shutdowns, big happenings and small changes.
And while I’m very excited to get the chance to spend time with Cami Kaos and Dr. Normal on Strange Love Live tomorrow—as we work on putting a big fat bow on our 2009 wrap-up—I’m also looking forward to seeing what all of you are capable of doing in 2010.
But one thing escapes me. I have no idea what you think will happen next year. So let’s fix that, shall we? Read More
We’re a fairly tight-knit community here in the Portland startup scene. Even if those startups have nothing to do with tech.
One of the best examples? The Portland food cart scene. We know it’s awesome. And it’s also a primary source of sustenance that fuels any number of late night hacking session—or even daytime hacking session depending on the cart.
Arguably, there is no more beloved cart—at least by the local geeks—than Whiffies, the fried pie cart at Cartopia on SE Hawthorne. Especially because Whiffies’ strong Twitter presence. So it was great to see Whiffies, Food Carts Portland‘s Dieselboi, and even Strange Love Live getting a little love from the national press. Read More
Here in the Portland blogging, startup, and open source community, we get into a bunch of conversations. Conversations about the future. Conversations about how to make a living doing what we love. Conversations about what we could do to make things better.
But so many of these conversations are lost in the ether or wedged into the gray matter of the few people who were involved in the conversation. Until now.