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Entries from November 27th, 2007

Another Taste of NYC

November 27th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Lost, Pop Culture

SPOILER ALERT! Although “LOST” production has essentially wrapped for the year, cameras are still rolling here and there for mobisodes, pick-ups and reshoots. Last night, my friend Ian reported seeing them setting up downtown. Christmas lights and a New York subway sign were among the props spotted. I wasn’t able to make the trek, but […]

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LOST in the Big Apple

November 15th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 11 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture

SPOILER ALERT! From Fiji to New York City, it’s been a busy week for “LOST.” The production returned to Chapin Lane (which previously played Bangkok in a Jack flashback) and the area around Mark’s Garage to recreate the Big Apple. Streets were lit up with the Christmas spirit, and people bundled up for the imaginary […]

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Flickr Friday in Manoa

November 14th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Hawaii, People

The monthly midday meetup of Flickr users moves to Manoa this month, as local shutterbugs convene for food, folks, and framing at Thai Sweet Basil in Manoa Marketplace (2756 Woodlawn Drive). Easily a dozen geek-leaning photographers will once again draw funny looks and concerned study as they form a smiling swarm of silly and suspicious […]

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LOST in Fiji

November 12th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture

It may be a holiday for some people, but “LOST” was hard at work today bringing the South Pacific to Honolulu. Kewalo Basin, the small commercial harbor in Kaka’ako, was transformed into the Port of Suva, Fiji’s largest port and gateway to its capital city. It was hard to miss the huge “PORT OF SUVA” […]

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Blogging Job at the State Capitol

November 10th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Blogs, Hawaii, Politics

The House Majority at the Hawaii State Legislature has put out the call, on its blog no less, for a full-time blogger. Well, an “assistant communications director” with others duties as assigned, no doubt, but still… House Communications Director Georgette Deemer is looking for someone who loves to write. “Not just the usual press releases, […]

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Beautiful Flight Patterns

November 10th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, Technology, The Web

Data can be beautiful. UCLA designer, artist, and researcher Aaron Koblin took 24 hours’ worth of air traffic data from the FAA and created mesmerizing visualizations of otherwise everyday flight activity. You can check out Koblin’s collection of Flight Pattern” videos, or jump straight to a fantastic montage of several beautiful presentations (QuickTime). Hawaii figures […]

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HVCB Picks Online Video Partner

November 5th, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, The Web

In an attempt to help Hawaii “go viral” in the world of web video, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau has partnered with TurnHere, “a full-service Internet video solutions provider to the media, publishing, travel, local and real estate industries.” Specifically, TurnHere will distribute HVCB videos across the Internet via a branded YouTube channel and […]

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Walgreens Greets Hawaii

November 2nd, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Hawaii

Mainland drugstore chain Walgreens welcomed its first island shoppers yesterday, when it opened the first of many, many planned stores in the Aloha State. Walgreens is entering a market that has been wholly dominated by California-based Longs Drugs for half a century. The 9,000-square-foot Keeaumoku store is small and has practically no parking, but is […]

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PBS Hawaii Adds Blog, Message Board

November 1st, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Blogs, Hawaii, Media, The Web

It’s only been a few weeks since Leslie Wilcox started blogging at PBS Hawaii, but the local public television station is already pushing even further into the great conversation on the web. “Digital Dialog” is a new blog focused on PBS Hawaii’s transition from analog to digital television, which will unfold over the next 15 […]

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HPU Gets Comic Treatment

November 1st, 2007 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Blogs, Hawaii, Pop Culture, The Web

Meet Columbidai and Mangus, the two newest Big Critters on Campus at Hawaii Pacific University. The pigeon and mongoose pair will star in a new online comic that saw its debut yesterday at FortStreetPulse.com. Columbidai and Mangus is (are?) the brainchild of FortStreetPulse.com founder Carlos Urreta and talented digital artist Jacob Miller. (You can see […]

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