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Entries from November 28th, 2008

Aloha: The Undead Airline?

November 28th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 9 Comments · Business, Hawaii

If you can’t beat ‘em… kill ‘em, then reanimate their corpse as a corporate zombie. That appears to sum up the bizarre chain of events that will allow the much-maligned, Mesa-backed upstart go! Airlines to rebrand itself as Aloha Airlines. Yes, the “intellectual property” of Aloha Airlines, a beloved interisland carrier that abruptly went out […]

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WordPress with Miraz Jordan

November 28th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, People, Technology, The Web

Miraz Jordan — a writer, educator and explainer based in Wellington, New Zealand — will be in Honolulu to lead three noncredit courses on WordPress next weekend for the Pacific New Media program at UH. Jordan co-authored the “WordPress 2 Visual Quickstart Guide” and is part of the organizing committee for “Webstock,” a five-day conference […]

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Nawahi Crater on Mercury

November 27th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Hawaii, Science, Technology

A crater on the surface of the planet Mercury has been officially named in honor of a historic Hawaiian painter. Nawahi Crater, located in Mercury’s Calloris Basin, gets its name from native Hawaiian artist Joseph Kaho’oluhi Nawahiokalaniopu’u. It’s one of fifteen names announced last week by NASA’s MESSENGER mission, which marks the first visit to […]

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Local Designer Unveils Twitter Shirts

November 27th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · People, Technology, The Web

Island geeks are crazy for Twitter. And now Hawaii designer Valentino Valdez of VALDEZign has unveiled (unofficial) Personalized Twitter Shirts. Valdez is using the custom T-shirt printing service Zazzle to print and ship the shirts, but will apparently be designing each shirt on demand as orders come in. The design is strikingly simple. Your Twitter username […]

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Bookmarks for November 26th

November 26th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 26th: Problems Plague U.S. Flex-Fuel Fleet: Hawaii has the greatest share, with more than 1,000 flex-fuel vehicles purchased or leased by various agencies, mostly military. The Navy has more than 670 flex-fuel vehicles on three islands. Not one of […]

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Disney Breaks Ground in Hawaii

November 25th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Business, Events, Hawaii

Disney is preparing to build an $800 million resort in Ko Olina, transforming 21-acres of oceanfront land into a lavish oasis. The property will feature an enormous artificial volcano, roaring rapids and meandering rivers, lagoons and pools, all custom built for adventure, romance, and relaxation. Among the palm trees and grassy lawns, a full-service spa, […]

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Local Web 2.0 Outfits On Tap

November 25th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Business, Events, People, Social Media, Technology

The Hawaii Science & Technology Council will present “Web 2.0: Local Internet Ventures with Global Reach” on Friday, Dec. 12. Representatives from three local web companies will talk about their entries into the social media space: Rob Farrow from Chi.mp, an online identity management platform. Lorenz Sell from Blue Lava Technologies, creators of the iLovePhotos […]

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AT&T Fails, Engages on Twitter

November 20th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 12 Comments · Business, Hawaii, Technology, The Web

AT&T’s cellular network in Honolulu failed this morning, disconnecting thousands of customers for at least six hours. (As I type this, service is restored in some areas, like downtown, but not in Mililani.)  At first I thought I just missed a bill payment, but it didn’t take long to realize it was a significant service […]

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Proudly Purple

November 19th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Blogs, Politics, The Web, Video

The “Purple States” project aims to merge the best of citizen journalism and the established media. Described as “reality news” and a cross between “The Real World” and “The Huffington Post,” it launched in the run up to the 2008 elections. The “Purple States” project previously highlighted a handful of media makers that spanned geographic […]

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Raw Food Fest on Hawaii Island

November 16th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Family, Food, Hawaii

A four-day celebration of raw food and wellness begins on Thursday on the Big Island. The “Rainbow Raw Games” will fill the Kalani Oceanside Retreat in Pahoa with family-friendly activities and presentations focused on raw food living, spiritual growth, and personal empowerment. The event caught my eye, as my coworker Beth “Bunny” Berry has become a […]

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