Monthly Archive: September 2008

Waikiki Apple Store Opens

Waikiki Apple Store Opens

Royal Hawaiian Apple Store Grand Opening from hawaii on Vimeo. Hawaii’s third Apple Store opened this morning in Waikiki, overlooking Kalakaua Avenue from the Royal Hawaiian Center. I was, in fact, second on the scene at 3 a.m., showing up an hour after web cartoonist Sophie Lynette. (I wasn’t planning...

“LOST” on Stormy Seas

“LOST” on Stormy Seas

SPOILER ALERT! When the sun goes down on Friday, most people rejoice at the end of the work week. Today, however, sunset meant things were just getting started for the “LOST” production crew. They commandeered the swimming pool at Kaneohe District Park, converting it into a film-studio-grade water tank. The...

Bookmarks for September 23rd

Bookmarks for September 23rd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 23rd: The Animated Life: New York Times opinion blog… via animation. Jeff Scher is a painter who makes experimental films and an experimental filmmaker who paints. 2008 Republican Platform: We do not support government...

“LOST” About Town

“LOST” About Town

SPOILER ALERT! It’s been a busy few days for the “LOST” crew. This morning, they turned up in the heart of downtown Honolulu, taking over Alakea Street near South King St. — an immensely busy intersection. On the scene were Matthew Fox and Evangeline Lilly, and their respective cars (the...

Saturday is Museum Day

Saturday is Museum Day

There’s only one thing better than getting into several island museums for the price of one: when the price of admission is free.  This Saturday, Sept. 27 brings “Museum Day,” sponsored by Smithsonian magazine. That means free admission at ten participating museums in Hawaii (and dozens of museums across the...

Andy Bumatai Taking a Talk Show Break

Andy Bumatai Taking a Talk Show Break

Another day, another “Twitter exclusive.” Local comedian and talk show host Andy Bumatai has announced that his show, “NightTime with Andy Bumatai,” will be put on hiatus until next year, and will be filmed in yet another new location and have a different format. “I’ve decided to put my show,...

Shawn Ching Leaving KITV

Shawn Ching Leaving KITV

KITV news anchor Shawn Ching is leaving the station after November to pursue a career in law. Coworker Rich Fewell broke the news on Twitter this afternoon. The Roosevelt High School grad has been with the station for over twelve years, starting as its sports director in 1995. He previously...

iLovePhotos Now Available

iLovePhotos Now Available

After over two years of development, Hawaii-based Blue Lava Technologies has finally released iLovePhotos, its desktop photo organization and sharing application for the Mac. The launch comes on the heels of the company’s well-received debut at DEMOfall in San Francisco, a leading launchpad for startups. Here are a few of...

Bookmarks for September 15th

Bookmarks for September 15th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 15th: News Site That Sends Readers Away With Links Has Highest Engagement: Drudge beats every original content news site by a two to one margin. Drudge is also one of the largest news sites...

New Grim Smiley Drops Thursday

New Grim Smiley Drops Thursday

When we last checked in with Grim Smiley (formerly known as “The Crud”), the band was getting settled in Seattle and readying the release of their first EP under their new name. Less than a year later, the island-grown, Seattle powered grunge-pop trio is now set to release “Age of...

Bookmarks for September 13th

Bookmarks for September 13th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 13th: It’s Social Networking for Babies – Twitter From the Cradle: Call it convenient. Call it baby overshare. But a host of new sites, including Totspot, Odadeo, Lil’Grams and Kidmondo, now offer parents a...

‘LOST’ by the Sea

‘LOST’ by the Sea

SPOILER ALERT! Thanks to the talented ‘LOST’ production crew, an otherwise unremarkable corner of Honolulu was once again transformed into an exotic, international location. This morning they turned up at the Keehi Boat Harbor on Sand Island, a largely industrial area in the flightpath of Honolulu International Airport, and built...

Guy Kawasaki Offers ‘Straight Talk’

Guy Kawasaki Offers ‘Straight Talk’

Guy Kawasaki, renowned and Hawaii-born author, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist, will be speaking in Honolulu on Monday. Kawasaki will be the featured guest for “Straight Talk Pau Hana,” a speaker series presented by Hawaiian Island Ministries. The “Straight Talk” events focus on “what counts in business and life,” and offer...

Obama, Letterman on Hawaii

Obama, Letterman on Hawaii

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman” last night to talk about Bill Clinton, Sarah Palin, and foreign policy.  Part of the conversation, however, touched on Obama’s first trip to the Mainland as a young boy. Dave: “I want you to tell us a little...

‘LOST’ Fueling Up

‘LOST’ Fueling Up

SPOILER ALERT! The “LOST” production crew returned to Kaimuki today, taking over the Chevron gas station at the corner of 11th and Harding avenues. It was renanamed “Smith Stop and Run,” and the price of regular unleaded was set to a tantalizing $3.22 a gallon.  On the scene were Naveen...

Bookmarks for September 8th

Bookmarks for September 8th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 8th: Agregado: A Free WordPress Theme: A free professional WordPress-theme created by Darren Hoyt and Matt Dawson of Category4. The theme features a built-in lifestream module and contact form with custom control panel options....

Day of Action in Hawaii on Sept. 27

Day of Action in Hawaii on Sept. 27

Olin Lagon of the “island-style activism” portal Kanu Hawaii is putting out the call for locals to volunteer for a day of service on Sept. 27, part of the national Service Nation initiative. “Kanu Hawaii wants to help make Hawaii the number one state in volunteers per capita, and make...

Bookmarks for September 5th

Bookmarks for September 5th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 5th: Words They Used – 2008 Political Conventions: NYTimes.com Interactive Graphic: The words that speakers used at the two political conventions show the themes that the parties have highlighted. Republicans were more likely to...

Startup Weekend, Island Style

Startup Weekend, Island Style

A bunch of geeks. An apartment. And 48 hours. Sid Savara and Shawn Drost are putting out the call to web developers, programmers, designers, and business gurus to imagine, plan, build, and launch an internet startup in one weekend.  Participants will come together on Friday, Sept. 19, and will come...

Bookmarks for September 3rd

Bookmarks for September 3rd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 3rd: Honolulu Declaration Offers Ways to Curb Ocean Acidification: As the oceans absorb increasing amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, they are becoming increasingly acid, weakening the world’s coral reefs. Scientists aim to...