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Entries from March 31st, 2004

If Only

March 31st, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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 see…

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Wall of News

March 30th, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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 of U.S. news versus that […]

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Yow!

March 30th, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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: the idea came up at […]

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Unshoppable

March 29th, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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 my “Traffic Rank” religiously… until […]

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Fuzzy

March 28th, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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 been broadcasting pictures of our […]

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Darn Lucky Baby

March 28th, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

A hearty warm web welcome to Beckett Dalton Berry, born this morning at Wahiawa General. Here’s to parenthood, and lots and lots of sleep!

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Laughable?

March 26th, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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.

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And So’s My Wife

March 25th, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

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 re-released “as an antidote to […]

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Escape to L.A.

March 18th, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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. all-day meeting, and a morning […]

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Hey APAs

March 18th, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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 experience for everyone outside Hawaii […]

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