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Entries from August 27th, 2007

Best Big Island Blogs

August 27th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii

Congratulations to Hawaii Island bloggers Hunter Bishop and Aaron Stene for being named the Big Island’s best websites or blogs by the Hawaii Island Journal. “He’s a true citizen journalist with opinions about all things Kona and a willingness to share them in both the New Media and the Old,” the Hawaii Island Journal says […]

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Catchy Ketchup

August 24th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Pop Culture

A local actor and film student has two entries in the running for the Heinz “Top This TV Challenge,” which invited amateur media makers to come up with clever 30-second commercials for their ketchup. Eric Manke, a student of the Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaii, rallied his friends and many talents […]

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Webkinz Woes

August 21st, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Family, The Web

Being a geek and a father, I’ve long tracked online destinations for kids. And while the offerings of Nick Jr. and PBS Kids are largely Flash-based brand reinforcement exercises, they are interactive (unlike the TV shows most of them are based on) and free (usually). And since I’m also a social network whore and fascinated […]

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Hippie Cult Sees Rebirth in Hawaii

August 19th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii

Boing Boing points the way to an L.A. Times article on The Source Family, “a mystical cult that thrived in Los Angeles between 1970 and 1974.” This group, it turns out, has ties to Hawaii, and has its eye on the islands as the home base for a possible revival. Earlier this summer, the Times […]

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Didn’t Get the Hint

August 8th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Gadgets

Last week, my kids (again) killed their Mac mini. The Ala Moana Apple Store held on to it for a few days, but eventually (again) replaced the optical drive at no charge. Since the keyboard my kids were using — a black and blue classic from an old G4 tower — had already been abused to the […]

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Capitalizing on Caturday

August 2nd, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · The Web

During yesterday’s lifecasting talk at Hawaii Public Radio, I got to meet Eric Nakagawa, a guy who’s impossibly close to one of the year’s hottest Internet memes: lolcats. Lolcats are those Photoshopped pictures of cats with ridiculous captions that are so pervasive, they’ve spread beyond inboxes and blogs and message boards to the mainstream media. […]

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Mixed Plate Special is Served

August 1st, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii, The Web

Today brings the official launch of Mixed Plate Special, a new online lifestyle magazine focused on Hawaii. A “virtual exhibition space” of sorts, Mixed Plate Special aims to chronicle modern Hawaii life in a variety of ways. “We’re really excited about bringing a fresh media outlet to the islands, one that adds new dimensions to […]

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ThinkTech Tackles Lifecasting

August 1st, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii

Lifecasting — live video streaming over the internet on a personal scale — will be the topic du jour on Hawaii Public Radio’s “ThinkTech Hawaii” radio show, airing this afternoon at 5 p.m. on KIPO 89.3FM. Host Jay Fidell has invited “digital wonderer” Burt Lum and me into the studio to discuss new technologies and web services […]

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