Greg and I have been obsessed with tasty and healthy sweet potatoes lately, and have incorporated it into the unlikeliest of places...like breakfast pancakes!
Following on from my post last summer about Concerts in Colorado here's a few summer concerts I plan to attend and a new service.
So, I'm officiating a ceremony and we get to be creative. I know what christian/catholic weddings are like. I don't know Jewish ones, much, but I've seen them in movies...? I wanted to research weddings in general to get some ideas of some universal elements and fun things that we shouldn't miss.
Here's the stuff that's been helpful to me so far:
I recently re-launched a little side project called Colorado Health Community. The initial goal is to just better highlight some articles about complementary medicine from some practitioners that I know in the area. Eventually I will add back in the directory of service providers and a calendar of events, but this is all for now.
According to 9news.com IKEA is finally coming to Colorado!
My Past Discussions of IKEA Colorado
I've written about this in the past and become somewhat of a rumor hound on the subject:
- IKEA Store Located in Commerce City, Denver, Colorado
- IKEA in Denver or Boulder or Front Range of Colorado
- Ikea adding store to Denver, Colorado?
- IKEA Fort Collins - 2008?
- ikea store locations in the US
Often the comments on those posts are more interesting than the posts themselves...
I'll post an update comment on Wednesday after the real announcement.
Edit: Ikea Centennial
According to a comment I just received it will be in Centennial, Colorado. Centennial just recently incorporated into a city as expansion has grown south of Denver. I guess this makes sense since that area of colorado (Douglas County, southern Jefferson County) has been the fastest growing area in Colorado and one of the fastest in the nation for the last few years. I imagined they would put it north of Denver because my perception is that IKEA is popular with college students and the CU/CSU combination in Boulder/Fort Collins is the center of our college population.
The stickers just happen to be 2"x4" which is exactly the right size to emblazon them on the back of your iPhone. Ever since lijit gave it to me my phone has rocked a lijit sticker:
This was the first "New Tech Meetup" that I've attended. It was quite interesting. Perhaps more interesting was the before the session I was at "The Cup" in Boulder talking to a VC/Consultant/Entrepreneur type and comparing Boulder to Denver he said something like "The thing about Boulder is that there's more VCs up here so the Entrepreneurs from Denver have to come here."
At that exact moment, sitting in the Cup working on their presentation was Dandyid. Point proven?
Without further ado - my notes on the sessions.
Gnip (Guh - nip)
Used OpenOffice.org Impress and Ubuntu.
Basically they want to go from the "polling" model (think of all the rss requests that your rss reader makes in a day) to a push model. But it has to be polling, so they will do the polling in one big poll and then share the resulting data with you either by polling or pushing. Their model seems to be like Facebook, but in a B2B way. I'm not sure that I see the problem that they are solving, but they already have several big name partners which means that those big name partners see a business model which is really all that they need.
I like them more now that I see their website: "We got $h*t to pop". Ok, fair enough. They had a real demo - well done. The demo didn't 100% work. Oh well.
Question from the audience: Who saves money? Who spends money? What's the revenue module?
Answer: Uh, this is the new _tech meetup. I'm not a business guy....Let's say for now we're doing this for public benefit._
mobileXware (nice site!)
Used OpenOffice.org Impress and WindowsXP and they couldn't get the presentation to work. Whoops.
All presentation, no demo (it's hard to demo handheld stuff). Basically it's a fitness guide via cell phone that's for sale now.