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Entries from December 24th, 2006

Merry Vloggers

December 24th, 2006 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

For fans of longtime local escribitionist, photographer, and worshipper Donna, Christmas came a little early this year, with her tentative first step into the vlogosphere. She’s posted other videos online, to be sure, but with “2 Days Before Christmas,” she breathes deep, smiles, and puts herself front and center. Her face, her voice, her trip […]

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Do Hobos Have iPods?

December 19th, 2006 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Surely you know John Hodgman. At the very least, you know him as the hapless “PC” in Apple’s “Get A Mac” ads… a campaign that many say backfires, in part because Hodgman is so likeable. Anyway, in case you didn’t know, Hodgman is brilliant. And now, you can listen to a whole volume of his […]

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GoDaddy a No-Go for Podcasting

December 16th, 2006 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Back in September, mass-market webhost GoDaddy unceremoniously pulled the plug on Adam Christianson’s well-regarded MacCast podcast. Flagging an account for high CPU load isn’t uncommon, but you’d think a company that sponsors dozens of podcasts would have been able to handle the situation better. Well, GoDaddy seems to have crossed the line from incompetent to […]

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U2 & Pearl Jam at Aloha Stadium

December 16th, 2006 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

I’m still buzzing after the incredible U2 concert at Aloha Stadium last weekend. It was the long-awaited finale to the band’s 20-month, globe-spanning “Vertigo Tour.” And joining them on the bill was Pearl Jam. It was my first stadium rock concert, and I couldn’t have picked a better show. The concert had actually been postponed […]

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December 15th, 2006 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

I’m sure we all get ten times more e-mail newsletters than we actually read, even useful ones that we actually signed up for. But there’s one regular collection of articles and links I always make time for: Bruce Schneier’s “CRYPTO-GRAM. It’s a monthly mash-up of security and technology news, seasoned with Schneier’s no-nonsense views. Perhaps […]

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Continuous Partial Attention

December 9th, 2006 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

I was able to join Burt Lum, Todd Ogasawara and Bob Lew for lunch yesterday to talk geek. Conversation quickly turned to Twitter, the web widget of the week. Burt and I are playing with it, but Todd and Bob were mystified. The Twitterers conceded that the “What Are You Doing?” thing could get old […]

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Agog over MyBlogLog

December 7th, 2006 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

Honolulu socialite, photographer, blogger, podcaster, and executive headhunter Christa Wittmier declared MyBlogLog her “new most favorite thing. Ever.” She evangelized the site in a post at HawaiiThreads, where many (myself in particular) tend to breathlessly exhort the latest and greatest web widget. Oddly enough, I recognized the name thanks to a bit of recent gossip, […]

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