Monthly Archive: December 2008

Cable TV Channels May Go Dark Tomorrow

Cable TV Channels May Go Dark Tomorrow

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....

Bookmarks for December 29th

Bookmarks for December 29th

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...

Ono Kine Grindz Returning

Ono Kine Grindz Returning

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...

Honolulu Power Outage Covered Online

Honolulu Power Outage Covered Online

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...

Bookmarks for December 22nd

Bookmarks for December 22nd

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...

Todd’s 24 Hour Podcast

Todd’s 24 Hour Podcast

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...

iFu Kung Fu for iPhone

iFu Kung Fu for iPhone

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...

Heart of Paradise Debuts Tonight

Heart of Paradise Debuts Tonight

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...

Ben Gutierrez Ousted at KITV

Ben Gutierrez Ousted at KITV

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,...

Bookmarks for December 15th

Bookmarks for December 15th

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...

“LOST” in a Landslide

“LOST” in a Landslide

In the latest “Dharma Special Access” e-mail bulletin from ABC and “LOST” creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, there’s an interesting note about the recent wet weather we’ve seen on Oahu: One of the fun things about shooting the show in Hawaii is how completely inconsequential Mother Nature makes us...

“LOST” in Pictures

“LOST” in Pictures

A little over a week ago, I posted some “LOST” spotting notes from fans who were visiting Hawaii. Among them was a report from Crista, who spent some time wandering “Othersville” (a.k.a. Camp Erdman). Fortunately, she was also able to take some photos, which she was kind enough to share:...

Bookmarks for December 13th

Bookmarks for December 13th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 13th: Introducing The 2008 Urlies: Since our sole purpose is to expose the very best bits of the web, we’re proud to present the finest from the year in Internet –The 2008 Urlies. Library...

“LOST” in a Square

“LOST” in a Square

SPOILER ALERT! Turns out the work day wasn’t over for the “LOST” production crew after yesterday’s snowy street scene.  After sundown, they turned up at Bishop Museum, where the show had recreated yet another Russian locale.  According to my friend Jeff, a museum employee, both Naveen Andrews and Michael Emerson...

“LOST” in the Snow

“LOST” in the Snow

SPOILER ALERT! Historic, architecturally diverse Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu has played London, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles… and now you can add Russia to its resume. The production crew set up between Bethel Street and Nuuanu Avenue at 32 Merchant Street — in fact the very same building that...

Bookmarks for December 10th

Bookmarks for December 10th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 10th: Governor Lingle Presents Innovation Awards: Governor Linda Lingle today recognized six recipients of the Governor’s Innovation Awards for their ingenuity and commitment to developing creative ways for Hawai‘i to meet the challenges of...

Hawaii Second Healthiest State

Hawaii Second Healthiest State

The Aloha State has climbed from third to second place in a national ranking of healthiest states. In the 2008 America’s Health Rankings, issued by the American Public Health Association (APHA), the Hawaii State Snapshot noted several strengths: A low prevalence of obesity (21.7 percent of the population). Low levels...

“LOST” Notes from Visiting Fans

“LOST” Notes from Visiting Fans

SPOILER ALERT! This past week was definitely a good week to be a “LOST” fan vacationing in Hawaii. The Othersville set report from Grant was only the beginning.  Less than a day later, I heard from Crista, who stopped by Camp Erdman as well. There was no filming taking place,...

Bookmarks for December 3rd

Bookmarks for December 3rd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 3rd: Submillimetre Eagle Eyes On Mauna Kea: Three observatories on Mauna Kea have come together to form the world's most powerful facility for detailed submillimetre imaging. Hawaii Endorses Plan for Electric Cars: By using...

A Few Good Hawaii Blogs

A Few Good Hawaii Blogs

Blogs.com is built to showcase “the best in blogs,” and the wonderful folks at Six Apart (who are also behind TypePad and Movable Type) have been building a fantastic collection of reviews and links.  One of their key features are “Top Ten Lists,” which have been compiled by dozens of...