Monthly Archive: August 2008

Daniel Dae Kim in Denver

Daniel Dae Kim in Denver

Hawaii superblogger Ian Lind, who was covering the Democratic National Convention in Denver, sent along links to his photo gallery, which included a few shots of “LOST” star Daniel Dae Kim. He was one of many local and national celebrities that attended the event, and KGMB reporter Keahi Tucker interviewed...

“LOST” Falls

“LOST” Falls

SPOILER ALERT! The “LOST” production crew returned to the North Shore of Oahu this afternoon, setting up near Waimea Falls mauka of Waimea Bay. Access to the park was shut down at 6 p.m., suggesting a night shoot among the thick trees and brush. And one intriguing prop was spotted...

Bookmarks for August 31st

Bookmarks for August 31st

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on August 31st: Jumbohostel: Spend the night in a jumbo jet. Hostel guests will be able to spend the night in a real, seasoned jumbo jet – on the ground! The plane is a used out...

Eclipse Takes Root in Hawaii

Eclipse Takes Root in Hawaii

A local user group is forming for Eclipse, an open source, Java development environment with an active and growing developer community. The Eclipse Hawaii User’s Group, or eHug, is one of several regional communities devoted to Eclipse, and it is planning its first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at IBM’s...

Bookmarks for August 26th

Bookmarks for August 26th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on August 26th: Styrofoam dome homes: Pink Tentacle: While styrofoam may be most commonly associated with disposable coffee cups, meat trays and packaging, prefab home manufacturer Japan Dome House Co., Ltd. uses it to construct easy-to-assemble...

Workshop to Explore Apple’s iPhone

Workshop to Explore Apple’s iPhone

Apple’s immensely popular iPhone will be the focus of tonight’s Web Weavers Workshop, a regular series focused on web development organized by HMAUS and the Pacific New Media program at the University of Hawaii. iPhone expert Rich Warren (21 Century Systems Inc.) will talk about what the iPhone can do,...

Bookmarks for August 23rd

Bookmarks for August 23rd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on August 23rd: Rejaw: Rejaw is a new way to communicate in real-time with friends, family, and co-workers. You can shout messages to your followers, or whisper to your friends. Monologue or dialogue, micro-blog or status...

Whither Rejaw?

Whither Rejaw?

Another day, another microblogging service: Today I checked out Rejaw. And the best way to describe its offerings is to compare it to its many peers. Rejaw is a microblogging service like Twitter, except instead of a 140 character limit, you’ve got an expansive 1,000 characters to work with. (A...

Bytemarks Lunch Coming Up

Bytemarks Lunch Coming Up

Local ubergeek Burt Lum‘s monthly “Bytemarks” geek lunch has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, at Don Quijote (a.k.a. Holiday Mart) on Kaheka Street near Ala Moana Center. The “Bytemarks” lunch used to be held in downtown Honolulu. But now that Burt’s day job has moved him...

Bookmarks for August 22nd

Bookmarks for August 22nd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on August 22nd: Screentime per character and per episode in ‘LOST’ Season 4: CrazyLatin007 at The Fuselage: "I've been working on a little project for some time now. I've rewatched all episodes from 401 to 413,...

‘LOST’ in Makiki (Updated)

‘LOST’ in Makiki (Updated)

SPOILER ALERT! (Updated 11:59 p.m. HST ) Just in time to kick off the weekend, the “LOST” production crew was spotted in Makiki… not two blocks from where my family and I used to live. They’ve commandeered a four-story apartment complex at 1818 Anapuni St. to film a scene with...

Guy Kawasaki on Hawaii Education, Rail Plan

Guy Kawasaki on Hawaii Education, Rail Plan

Hawaii’s best chance at success comes from education rather than special funds and tax credits, according to renowned venture capitalist and former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki. He also expressed exasperation over Honolulu’s rail transit plan, and appreciation for the work of L.P. “Neenz” Faleafine, who works with him on running...

Bookmarks for August 21st

Bookmarks for August 21st

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on August 21st: Reporter Catches Bullet: Video: Turkish journalists are caught in a war zone. One reporter was shot in the head but somehow has returned to stable condition. The Turkish team was in between the...

Worldwide Photo Walk in Honolulu

Worldwide Photo Walk in Honolulu

Scott Kelby, editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine and president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, is organizing a “Worldwide Photo Walk” this Saturday covering over 100 cities around the globe. Thanks to local organizer Hub Grosswendt, the Honolulu photo walk will come together at Ala Moana Beach...

Bookmarks for August 20th

Bookmarks for August 20th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on August 20th: Buddha Machine: spiritual, generative transistor radio – Boing Boing: The Buddha Machine is a modified version of a device used in Buddhist temples throughout Asia, which feature repeating loops of chanting monks or...

‘LOST’ Departure

‘LOST’ Departure

SPOILER ALERT! It was a long day on the job for the “LOST” crew… and for a bunch of lucky extras. One of them was disappointed to miss a party tonight, but only a little disappointed. So I gather from a cryptic e-mail forwarded this afternoon. Instead of a potluck...

‘LOST’ is Rolling

‘LOST’ is Rolling

SPOILER ALERT! Like the first blooms of spring, there’s always something heartwarming about spotting the first location shoot of a new season of “Lost.” Cameras started rolling this morning for Episode 5×01, “Because You Left,” in Kahala in East Honolulu. Shooting took place inside the private residence off Onaha Street...

“LOST” Open Casting Call Tomorrow

“LOST” Open Casting Call Tomorrow

Production on the fifth season of ABC’s hit television series “LOST” begins this weekend, and the creators of the show are looking for talent right here in Hawaii. They’re holding their first “open casting call” tomorrow at Ala Wai Elementary School. They’re looking for all shapes and sizes, though fluency...

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

The Boston Globe has earned deserved accolades for its photo blog, “The Big Picture.” Curated by Alan Taylor, the blog showcases some of the most spectacular shots captured by photojournalists around the world… unforgettable images that are usually scaled down to a few column inches or thumbnailed beyond recognition on...

Fire!

Fire!

My middle child, Zac, had just grumbled that he was bored. He was rolling around on the floor, lamenting that his little brother Alex was off doing his own thing in the next room, when the noisy bunch of kids in the driveway (which included his big sister Katie) suddenly...