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Entries from December 31st, 2008

Cable TV Channels May Go Dark Tomorrow

December 31st, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Business, Hawaii, Television

Hawaii customers of Oceanic Time Warner will lose several television channels tomorrow unless a last-minute deal is struck between Time Warner and Viacom. Viacom owns several popular basic cable channels carried by Oceanic, including Comedy Central, music channels MTV and VH1, kids channels Nickleodeon and Noggin, Spike, and TV Land. Oceanic’s digital lineup includes additional […]

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Bookmarks for December 29th

December 29th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 29th: The banality of vacation: Vacationing in Hawaii, for no reason except the obvious ones, is good politics because that authenticity is, these days, perhaps the most valuable political commodity. It will be interesting to see if Hawaii remains […]

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Ono Kine Grindz Returning

December 27th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Blogs, Food, Hawaii

Ono Kine Grindz, one of the most popular Hawaii food blogs, was effectively shuttered earlier this year when Reid decided that he needed a change. He signed off in September promising to return… leaving many of us hungry for more. Today, Reid posted a brief update at the original Ono Kine Grindz blog hosted at […]

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Honolulu Power Outage Covered Online

December 26th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Hawaii, Media, Television, The Web

At about 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, a lightning storm over Honolulu apparently knocked out electricity for almost the entire island of O’ahu. As people from Waikiki to Kaneohe were plunged into darkness, those that still had battery operated gadgets gathered and shared information online to determine the extent of the blackout. Of course, […]

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Bookmarks for December 22nd

December 23rd, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 22nd: Is a picture really worth £1,000?: A church and small businesses are just some of those accusing picture agencies of using heavy-handed tactics when pursuing payment. Wendy M Grossman on the heavy-handed tactics picture agencies use. The State […]

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Todd’s 24 Hour Podcast

December 19th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · People, Podcasting, The Web

Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday morning, and running nonstop through dawn on Sunday, Hawaii’s own Todd Cochrane — podcaster and new media entrepreneur — will be on the air for 24 hours to raise money for the Disabled American Veterans. He’ll be talking around the clock with guests and listeners, including several from Hawaii. Free video chat […]

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iFu Kung Fu for iPhone

December 18th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Business, Gadgets, Hawaii, Technology

Yesterday on Bytemarks Cafe, Russel Cheng of local tech company Oceanit unveiled a new application they’ve developed for Apple’s iPhone (and iPod Touch): iFu Kung Fu. The app is simple and fun, tapping the iPhone’s accellerometer to trigger kung fu sound effects with each movement.  After launching iFu — which introduces itself with a cryptic […]

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Heart of Paradise Debuts Tonight

December 17th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Hawaii, Television

Take one part “Survivor” and one part “Extreme Makeover” and mix in heaping spoonfuls of Hawaii, and you’ll get “Heart of Paradise,” a new reality TV show that premieres at 9 p.m. tonight on KHON FOX 2 and CW93. The brainchild of first-time producer Cynthia Lockhart, the hourlong program (which will also air on Monday) […]

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Ben Gutierrez Ousted at KITV

December 16th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · 28 Comments · Hawaii, Media, Television

Local ABC affiliate KITV announced this afternoon that newcomer Amber-Lynn Hyden would take over morning weather anchor duties. But for all the glowing praise KITV News Director Tod Pritchard heaped upon the former flight attendant, not a word was said about her predecessor: veteran morning weather anchor Ben Gutierrez. Presumably, fresh-faced Hyden is a considerably […]

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Bookmarks for December 15th

December 16th, 2008 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 15th: Saint Louis receives $5.2M for technology-arts facility: Saint Louis School received nearly half the money it needs to build a technology, art and business center with a $5.2 million check from the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation yesterday. Hawaii’s […]

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