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Entries from April 30th, 2005

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April 30th, 2005 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Miscellaneous

After an eternity of debate, the state of Indiana appears poised to join 47 other states in observing Daylight Savings Time. This will leave only parts of Arizona and all of Hawaii as the party poopers. Actually, I’m glad we don’t participate in DST, because it’s not like days get noticably longer or shorter down […]

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Figures

April 17th, 2005 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Newsweek is reporting that Netflix (love ‘em!) and TiVo (love ‘em!) are about to ink a major deal. It’s a partnership that’s both revolutionary and a no-brainer, one folks have mused about for some time. As happy customers of both services, I really hope the rumors are true. Think about it… now we’ll never have […]

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Dog’s Law

April 12th, 2005 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Duane “Dog” Chapman. “Dog the Bounty Hunter” on A&E. I guess this is what they mean by “guilty pleasure.” So much about the show is ridiculous. And a lot of what comes out of Duane’s mouth (and Beth’s) makes me cringe. And yet… And yet… It’s Tivo’d and watched religiously. Today’s Honolulu Advertiser has a […]

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Fifteen Bytes

April 11th, 2005 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

Last week, I talked to a Reuters reporter based in Washington D.C. about podcasting and HawaiiUP. In addition to a long conversation, I sent him a four-page e-mail missive with more thoughts and background. Exactly one sentence made it into the final piece. Having worked in print, though, that sounds about right. The neat thing […]

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Onward

April 8th, 2005 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Miscellaneous

Ah, Hilo, Hilo, Hilo. Here we come!

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Mall of America

April 6th, 2005 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Forget “shopping centers.” Now it’s “lifestyle centers.” Private retail complexes designed to look like thriving, organic city spaces, but are in fact carefully engineered malls: There’s something a bit unhealthy about faux public places designed to attract rich people and make them feel comfortable. (At least the traditional mall didn’t try to hide the fact […]

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Hawaii Videoblogging?

April 6th, 2005 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Since I had reasonable success finding other podcasters with my Hawaii Podcasting?” post in February, I figured I’d post some Google bait to see if anyone knows of any videobloggers (or vloggers or voggers) in Hawaii. You know, people blogging, but using video files instead of text or audio files. I’ve found lots of videobloggers […]

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Katie Squared

April 4th, 2005 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

Even though it was almost six years ago, I still sometimes grin with pride when I remember that Katie was on the front page of the Star-Bulletin. She (and I) were captured at a rally to save the paper, at the time facing a shutdown. I’m not quite sure, however, how to feel about the […]

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Built

April 2nd, 2005 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Geeks have many obsessions… but building community sites? I think I need professional help. Voxmedia.org covers the triumvirate (trifecta?) of “masses media,” or media by the masses: text (blogging), audio (podcasting), and video (vlogging) — though for the sake of humanity, I’m pretty sure I’m not touching that last one myself.

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