Monthly Archive: April 2008

WordCamp Hawaii

WordCamp Hawaii

Plans are in the works to hold a WordCamp conference right here in the Aloha State. Whether you are a hardcore WordPress hacker, a happy WordPress user, or want to know more about WordPress, this event will be for you. The explosive growth of WordPress has been nothing short of...

Kodomo No Hi

Kodomo No Hi

Kodomo No Hi from hawaii on Vimeo. Kodomo No Hi, or Children’s Day (formerly Boy’s Day), is traditionally celebrated on May 5 in Japan, but the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii gave locals a head start with its “Keiki Fun Fest” on Sunday. There were all kinds of activities from...

LOST Party

LOST Party

Scaling down somewhat from the huge shoot at Kalaeloa on Wednesday, the “LOST” crew headed out to upscale East Honolulu today to film at a mansion in Kahala. Specifically, they returned to Hurley’s mansion as last seen in “Tricia Tanaka is Dead,” a $5.5 million property that’s actually on the...

Mac a’hiki TechFest Tomorrow

Mac a’hiki TechFest Tomorrow

A keynote by WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. Talks on Apple OSX Leopard (by Rolf Nordahl of the MacMouse Club) and digital photography (by Dwight Okumoto of the Professional Photographers of Hawaii). A swap meet to buy, sell or trade computer or camera gear, an Apple and Macintosh “Fixit Clinic,” and...

LOST at Home

LOST at Home

SPOILER ALERT! It was a big day for “LOST.” A week after a big shoot in Kaimuki, the crew moved to an even bigger stage on the other end of the island. A huge crowd of extras reported to the old Barbers Point Naval Air Station in Kalaeloa, taking over...

Jill Kuramoto Welcomes Baby Jace

Jill Kuramoto Welcomes Baby Jace

Back in February, I was elated to break the news that KITV news anchor and reporter (and “LOST” celebrity) Jill Kuramoto was expecting. Well, this morning, the good word came from coworker Rich Fewell (via Twitter): “Jill K had her baby!” The details later arrived at the Inside KITV blog...

Maui Brewery Shines at World Beer Cup

Maui Brewery Shines at World Beer Cup

Cheers to the Maui Brewing Company, which won three medals at the 2008 World Beer Cup. The Valley Isle brewery boosted its capacity earlier this year, but it looks like it has managed to sustain quality as well as quantity. According to the judging results announced last week, the Maui...

LOST on Saturday

LOST on Saturday

You know it’s crunch time for the “LOST” production crew when the work week stretches to six days. My friend Ian Kitajima stumbled across the production crew at the First Hawaiian Center in downtown Honolulu on Saturday. I had to wait until this morning to see if another friend who...

Hawaii Geek Meet

Hawaii Geek Meet

Everyone is a geek about something. And whenever geeks of different stripes cross paths, sparks fly. Curiosity is stoked, ideas erupt, and the conversation can flow from frivolous to intense. The success of cross-disciplinary gatherings like Unconferenz proved that the meeting of diverse minds can make great things happen. And...

Myopenbar.com Does Honolulu

Myopenbar.com Does Honolulu

“Your guide to free booze.” It doesn’t get much more direct than that! Myopenbar.com is a sharp, edgy guide to hotspots in the country’s hippest metros — New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. And now, you can add Honolulu to the list. The knowing mind behind the...

LOST in Mourning [Updated]

LOST in Mourning [Updated]

“LOST” landed in Kaimuki this morning, at St. Patrick Catholic Church on Waialae Avenue. The parking lot was staged with shiny BMWs and Mercedes (and a couple of black stretch limousines) with California plates. And as an unusually large number of extras arrived, all dressed in black, it became clear...

Alltop Tracks Hawaii

Alltop Tracks Hawaii

Alltop, the latest web venture by Hawaii-born entrepreneur, author, and one-time Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki, today added a new channel devoted to Hawaii. Alltop offers quick, clean overviews of headlines from a variety of subjects, from venture capital to music to gaming. Described as “dashboards” or “virtual magazine racks,” the...

Blogger Dinner

Blogger Dinner

Web strategist Jeremiah Owyang has been “on the grid” for over 900 days, and after a presentation to a Cisco partner conference in Honolulu yesterday, he began a much needed vacation. As he unplugged from the web, however, he spent the first hours of his time off plugging into the...

The Spam Jam is Coming!

The Spam Jam is Coming!

Mark your calendars and brace your palates: the annual “Waikiki Spam Jam” is returning on May 3, 2008. Hawaii residents consume more Spam per capita than any other state in the union: nearly seven million cans a year. So it makes sense that we celebrate everyone’s favorite brand of “mystery...

Lanikai Beach in Kailua

Lanikai Beach in Kailua

Lanikai from hawaii on Vimeo. On Sunday, my family and I met up with an old college friend and her kids in Kailua on the Windward side of O’ahu. It was a gray, rainy day, and at first it seemed as if our beach picnic plans had been scuttled. But...

LOST Rolling Along

LOST Rolling Along

SPOILER ALERT! It’s been a busy week for the “LOST” production team, and with five episodes to produce in a little over a month, that’s hardly surprising. We’re deep into the production of Episode 4×11, which is apparently Locke-centric, and “LOST” crews have been spotted all over the island working...

Aloha Means Goodbye

Aloha Means Goodbye

The above Aloha Airlines tribute has been airing on local television all week, courtesy the “Friends of Aloha,” likely burning up airtime already paid for by the airline. It was produced by Montaj9, based in part on a video montage created two years ago to celebrate Aloha Airlines’ 60th year...

LOST Connection

LOST Connection

SPOILER ALERT! “LOST” found its way deep in the forest above Pearl City today at the old Waimano Home complex. The area is known today mostly for great ridge and valley hiking, and the drab buildings — formerly a mental institution — now house offices for the state’s public safety...