Monthly Archive: September 2007

No Rock for You!

No Rock for You!

Aerosmith played a concert in Hawaii last night, but chances are, you weren’t invited. It was a private gig for Toyota, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary in Honolulu.  (The band was scheduled to...

Got iPhone?

Got iPhone?

If you’ve got an Apple iPhone or an iPod Touch, you can now browse Hawaii Blog with ease. Thanks to the iWPhone WordPress Plugin, this site now looks especially slick and clean for users...

LOST Returns to the YWCA

LOST Returns to the YWCA

For at least the third time within a week, the production crew for “LOST” returned to the historic Laniakea YWCA building on Richards Street, across from ‘Iolani Palace. For the show’s many character flashbacks,...

RoadRunner Doubles Up

RoadRunner Doubles Up

Looks like Oceanic has upgraded the services of its RoadRunner subscribers for free, and with little fanfare. Upload speeds have been doubled (or, rather, potential upload speeds), a major boon to content creators and...

202-552-1332

202-552-1332

Hawaii residents are being bombarded with telemarketing calls from 202-552-1332. If you see the number on your caller ID, just ignore it. The number has already been posted to several nuisance number sites, including...

Colt the Cover Boy

Colt the Cover Boy

Colt Brennan celebrated quarterback of the rejuvenated University of Hawaii Warriors football team, is featured on the cover of the upcoming issue of ESPN The Magazine. “It’s the first time a local athlete has...

Suck It, Who?

Suck It, Who?

It’s one thing to make Newsweek. It’s another thing entirely to rate a citation in that venerable publication for a website called SuckItJesus.com. That claim to fame belongs to Carlos Uretta, a student at...

New Media, Old Media, We Media

New Media, Old Media, We Media

I was fortunate to be able to participate in a panel discussion for the Pacific Century Fellows Class of 2007 today. The topic was “Evolution of On-line News & Its Effect on Journalism and...

Hawaii Blog 2.0

Hawaii Blog 2.0

Hawaii Blog has moved. And it’s about time. When I first launched this blog in July 2000 — truly an eon ago in Internet time — I did so almost reluctantly, apologetically, stepping into...

Webkinz Gets Wise for the West

Webkinz Gets Wise for the West

About a month ago, I blogged about how the Webkinz virtual world would shut down every night just when my kids (and presumably other kids in the Hawaii time zone) would be trying to...

Google Looking at a Trans-Pacific Link?

Google Looking at a Trans-Pacific Link?

Google is planning a multi-terabit undersea communications cable across the Pacific Ocean, reports telecom news site Communications Day, but it’s unclear whether this big fat tube will bless Hawaii with bandwidth or pass us...

Happy Birthday, Highway Inn!

Happy Birthday, Highway Inn!

The Highway Inn in Waipahu is truly a landmark island eatery. Situated in an unassuming strip mall on the west end of the dusty former plantation town, Highway Inn has served “a taste of...