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Entries from January 22nd, 2007

Burning Man in Hawaii

January 22nd, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

What is Burning Man? It’s almost easier to say what it isn’t. Every September, tens of thousands of artists, musicians, free-thinkers, anarchists, exhibitionists, and other assorted humans create a temporary city in Navada’s Black Rock Desert. It’s the place to be for thinkers and creators the world over, including Hawaii. Well, if you’re drawn to […]

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The Hawaii Chair?

January 18th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Hawaii, Odd, Pop Culture

Oh, sweet mother of… the Hawaii Chair? “Anyone who has been to or seen anything on Hawaii has come across this unique dance form. The traditional Polynesian Hula dance encourages the combination of cardiovascular exercises with small, controlled movements throughout the buttocks and abdominal region, promoting weight loss and increased abdominal muscle tone.The Hawaii chair […]

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LEGOs, Robots, and Kids, Oh My!

January 16th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

LEGOs are more than toys. Robots are serious business. And math and science can be fun. Don’t believe me? Check out an interesting demonstration at UH tomorrow afternoon. Mathematics professor Monique Chyba will be showing off underwater robotic vehicles created with LEGOs. Those interlocking blocks beloved by kids around the world first appeared in Denmark […]

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iPhonegate: Cisco’s sneaky sticker

January 12th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

You can’t throw a dead pixel on the internet without hitting commentary about Apple’s new iPhone. First the “reality-distortion field prompted a torrent of ecstatic, orgasmic cheers. Then the inevitable backlash followed with extensive laundry lists of why the thing might actually suck. But one of the more interesting aspects of the Macworld announcement is […]

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Apple iPhone Does Hawaii

January 9th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

Apple CEO Steve Jobs redefined the mobile phone market this morning with the iPhone, a device that everyone expected, yet was completely unexpected. And as part of his live demonstration of the iPhone, Jobs took a break from rocking out to music to e-mail a photo of Hawaii to his global marketing head, Phil Shiller. […]

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I Flew Go

January 7th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Miscellaneous

Actually, we flew “go!, the new interisland airline that’s so quirky, it’s lowercase and punctuated. (Check out my videoblog entry, “go! Interisland.”) It’s a subsidiary of Phoenix-based low-cost carrier Mesa Air, and it’s shaken things up in Hawaii with airfares as low as $19.

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Go ‘Ono!

January 5th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Congratulations to Reid over at the excellent local restaurant review blog ‘Ono Kine Grindz, who was surprised to learn that his site has, once again, made the finalist list for the “Top 5 Food Blogs” over at the Well Fed Network. ‘Ono Kine Grindz is up for the “Restaurant Reviews” category, and deservedly so. Despite […]

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MyHeavy Vexing Vloggers

January 4th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

Online video is hot. YouTube competitors were “breeding like rabbits” before Google bought YouTube for a bazillion dollars. Of course, in order for these sites to court venture capitalists with a straight face, they’re going to need some “user generated content” to serve as cover for massive copyright infringement. Enter MyHeavy.com (the “social network” kludge […]

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Get a Bead on Feed Reading

January 3rd, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

I’ve made no secret of my undying love for Google Reader, Google’s snazzy newsreader. It’s gotten me excited about blogs, and blogging again… no small feat, when you consider I was sick of the word “blog” back in 2000. Well, the Google Reader team hasn’t been resting on its Bloglines-busting laurels, and today announced a […]

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Community? Bah, Humbug!

January 2nd, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

When it comes to the personal web, citizen media, social networks, and all the other stuff shoveled under the banner of “Web 2.0″ these days, I’m about as strong an evangelist and fan as one can be. After all, I’ve been posting stuff about my life for over a decade. Connecting with people online? Let […]

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