Monthly Archive: March 2004

If Only

If Only

Good News: Google, the super bestest whatchamacalit ever, has announced that it’s introducing a free web-based e-mail service, with neat features, 1GB of storage, and basically all kinds of stuff to make Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail nervous. Bad News: The launch date is April 1. We shall see… We shall...

Wall of News

Wall of News

If you’re a news junkie, you’ve just gotta see this. It takes the already impressive news aggregation power of Google News, and presents it as a “treemap” — basically a visual representation of the top stories. The bigger the story, the bigger the space. What’s especially cool is comparing the newsmap...

Yow!

Yow!

When you’re trying to get a project going, having it mentioned in the local paper is usually a good thing. As long as that project is actually running. Thanks go to Honolulu Adveriser tech columnist Burt Lum for plugging HawaiiAnswers.com in today’s column. And he deserves much of the credit:...

Unshoppable

Unshoppable

Weird. Thanks to some partnership between Alexa and Amazon.com, this website has an ASIN, or an Amazon.com product number. Wanna write a review for B0000DK1XM? There are also listings for HawaiiStories (B0001CYQWU), HawaiiNews.com (B0000A3AHL), and Diarist.net (B00006BGKI). It’s been a while since I’ve played with Alexa. I used to check...

Fuzzy

Fuzzy

Huh. Look what I found behind my desk. The MakikiCam hasn’t been hooked up for a couple of years, at least. Check it out while it lasts… by the looks of it, the webcam is on its last legs. You know, I guess I should be thankful this thing hasn’t...

Laughable?

Laughable?

There’s nothing sadder than an unfunny clown. I’m sure those comically-staged Oval Office photos are going over real well with the families of the 591 killed and 3,383 wounded while on his wild goose chase.

And So’s My Wife

And So’s My Wife

On the heels of the glorious news that it took a bunch of zombies to push that Jesus guy off the cinematic throne comes word that another blasphemous film will be returning to the big screen. Smartly capitalizing on Mel’s surprisingly profitable gorefest, Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” is being...

Escape to L.A.

Escape to L.A.

And just like that, I’ll be flying a redeye to Los Angeles tomorrow night in order to meet with some folks here. I hope I can contribute in some small way, and do something to preserve a heritage I barely deserve. It’ll be a 5 a.m. arrival, an 8 a.m....

Hey APAs

Hey APAs

By random chance, I crossed paths online with someone from StirTV, “the first show for and about Asian America’s next generation.” I’d never heard of ’em before, and they’re pretty new, but it turns out they’re already syndicated in Hawaii — 5 p.m. Saturdays on KHNL (NBC) 8. The Asian American...

If Only

If Only

Eerie. Greg was just e-mailing me about how the Alamo Drafthouse — the awesomest movie theater chain ever — is finally starting to set up franchises outside Austin. I wrote back saying, “Well, we’ve got too many theaters here… when they start closing, who knows? The Kailua theaters might work.” Well, the...

Walk

Walk

A fun article in today’s Honolulu Advertiser on the often non-functional crosswalk buttons at Honolulu intersections. (It’s a localization of this piece in the New York Times.) I think it’s a little muddled, though. It leads with the statement: “Most of those little ‘walk’ buttons at hundreds of intersections in...

Eerie

Eerie

“The Spanish ambassador to the United States, Javier Ruperez, who said he believes ETA was responsible, said ‘in a way it is’ Spain’s September 11, referring to the 2001 terror attacks in New York and Washington.” Sept. 11, 2001 was two years, five months, and 27 days earlier, according to...

Purple Spaceships

Purple Spaceships

Aue. Dave Blood, bassist for The Dead Milkmen, is no longer with us. According to a messageboard post from his sister, he took his own life last night. [via MeFi] Thanks for the music, Dave. Life takes from us the things we love and robs us of the special ones...

Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet

Lest anyone suspect that In Medias Res — the somewhat neglected heart of my little corner of cyberspace — has gone the way of the dodo, I’ve finally managed to sort out a couple of tweaks that could constitute a pulse. I’ve had the “latest gallery images” feature working for a while,...

Beats Static

Beats Static

Rumor has it a couple of geeks will take to the airwaves this evening to talk about everything and nothing. Actually, it’s the debut of Rough Take, a weekly radio show on “culture, technolgy and the Internet” that’s the brainchild of Advertiser columnist Burt Lum. Not sure what to expect,...