Monthly Archive: October 2006

Voters, Listen Up!

Voters, Listen Up!

Perfect timing. On the heels of my post on mapping tools for politics, a fellow podcaster wrote to let me know that he’s assembled a special “Voter and Election Information” edition of his “Searching...

Hawaii Blog Smackdown

Hawaii Blog Smackdown

Prominent island blogger Ian Lind, a must-read for any Hawaii media or political wonk, got a tip from Honolulu Weekly editor Chris Haire that trouble-prone Board of Education candidate Kris DeRego was blogging. The...

Political Map Magic

Political Map Magic

Earlier this year, Matthew Kane at Indiana University came up with “Following the Dollars,” a project for informatics professor Markus Jakobsson’s “Issues in Security and Privacy” class. He mixed Google Maps and public campaign...

I Like iLike

I Like iLike

Yet another social network slash music recommendation service launched yesterday, named — almost too predictably — iLike. Like other similar sites, it collects information on the music you like (via an iTunes-specific plug-in for both Windows...

Lost on Location

Lost on Location

A location shoot for “LOST” doesn’t usually merit an article in the local paper, but I guess when they take over a brand new, multi-million dollar University of Hawaii facility, someone’s gotta notice. Spoilers...

Feed Your Brain – Hawaii Political Blogs

Feed Your Brain – Hawaii Political Blogs

My total infatuation with Google Reader continues. I’ve spread the word at Bytemarks and at HawaiiThreads.com, and have converted a few skeptics as well as total newbies to newsreaders. Having shared how I now...

HECO Hack

HECO Hack

The 6.6 magnitude earthquake that shook Hawaii on Sunday didn’t cause a tsunami, but the island-wide Honolulu blackout that followed has prompted a wave of questions and criticisms for Hawaiian Electric. The utility has...

Google Reader Rocks

Google Reader Rocks

I love it. If you haven’t tried it, or if you’ve never really thought about feed readers (or even know what a feed is!), you really should check it out. If you love to...

‘This American Life’ Podcast

‘This American Life’ Podcast

Oh, blessed day! The excellent public radio program “This American Life” — out of Chicago’s WBEZ and carried nationwide through Public Radio International (not National Public Radio, thank you!) — will now be available as a...

Croncast, Couplecasts, and Creative Podcast Promotion

Croncast, Couplecasts, and Creative Podcast Promotion

Kris and Betsy of Croncast are great examples of the simple, personal, wonderful side of podcasting. A husband and wife with a kid, a house on a cul-de-sac, and a microphone. While many podcasters...

LOST Seminar

LOST Seminar

Once again, there will be a special session on “LOST” as part of this year’s fall Hawaii International Film Festival: Television as the New Cinema With diminishing returns at the U.S. box-office for past...

Who, Now?

Who, Now?

As the Mark Foley scandal (a.k.a. “PageGate”) continues to suck Republicans into its hungry maw, party leaders and their conservative backers have been scrambling for a scapegoat that isn’t one of their own. The...