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Entries from April 30th, 2008

WordCamp Hawaii

April 30th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 10 Comments · Blogs, Events, Hawaii, Technology, The Web

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 a revolution for online publishing. […]

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Kodomo No Hi

April 29th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Events, Family, Food, Hawaii, Video

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 kids’ games to calligraphy, crafts […]

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LOST Party

April 26th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

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 market. There wasn’t much to […]

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Mac a’hiki TechFest Tomorrow

April 25th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Blogs, Events, Gadgets, Technology, The Web

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 a photowalk around Manoa. What […]

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LOST at Home

April 23rd, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture, Television

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 a massive hangar at the […]

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Jill Kuramoto Welcomes Baby Jace

April 22nd, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Miscellaneous

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 courtesy online editor Brent Suyama: […]

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Maui Brewery Shines at World Beer Cup

April 22nd, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Food

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 Brewing Company’s “CoCoNut PorTeR” beat […]

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LOST on Saturday

April 21st, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Lost, Pop Culture, Television

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 works in the building had […]

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Hawaii Geek Meet

April 19th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Events, Family, Hawaii

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 it’s in that spirit that […]

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April 16th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, People, Pop Culture, The Web

“Your guide to free booze.” It doesn’t get much more direct than that! 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 new Honolulu gateway is the […]

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