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Entries from April 28th, 2009

Bookmarks for April 27th

April 28th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on April 27th: Creating Diamonds in Space: Do you know that there are countless diamonds in space? Loads of tiny diamonds, each measuring one micrometer are located in the material that surrounds some stars–their circumstellar disks. Although circumstellar diamonds account for […]

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Miner Brigade Released for iPhone, Android

April 24th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Gadgets, Hawaii, Technology

Honolulu-based Noble Master Games this week released the full version of its game, “Miner Brigade,” for the Apple iPhone and Android platforms. “Miner Brigade” is similar to the arcade classic “Lemmings.” The simple and fun game involves directing a group of miners to collect gold in a race against time in order to advance through […]

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Humanitarian Happy Hours in Honolulu

April 24th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Hawaii

Four local bars and restaurants are hosting a series of “Humanitarian Happy Hours” to benefit SurfAid International. The kickoff event will be at Oceans 808 at Restaurant Row on Thursday, May 7. Hosted by Billabong and New Zealand-based Wild Rock Winery, there will be live music by Johnny Helm, David Dondero, and special guest DJs, […]

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TV News Goes Interactive at KGMB9

April 20th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Hawaii, Media, People, Technology, Television

KGMB9, the local CBS affiliate, launched a bold (and technologically tricky) initiative tonight during its 5 p.m. newscast. Called ‘i9News,’ it carved out a significant portion of the half-hour broadcast to share feedback from viewers. Sure, any newscast worth its salt pimps its e-mail address these days, and “picture of the day” submissions are a […]

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Bookmarks for April 20th

April 20th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on April 20th: Surveillance vehicles take flight using alternative energy: Fuel cell powered UAVs are taking flight as an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored program to help tactical decision-makers gather critical information more efficiently and quietly. Scientists weigh geoengineering in global […]

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Google Street View in Hawaii?

April 17th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 18 Comments · Hawaii, Technology, The Web

Google Street View is an immensely popular, though sometimes controversial, feature of its mapping products (like Google Maps and Google Earth). It allows you to go beyond “zooming in” on a map or aerial photo and get a driver’s eye view of cities and neighborhoods. It’s available all across the U.S., Japan, Australia and New […]

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Eclipse Group to Explore Amazon EC2

April 17th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Hawaii, Technology

The next meeting of the Eclipse Hawaii Eser’s Group will focus on Amazon EC2, or “Elastic Compute Cloud,” a popular web service for developers. The group will introduce EC2, then discuss how the service supports Eclipse development with a live demo. Leading the discussion will be user group founder Gregory Hester. This month’s April 21 […]

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Bookmarks for April 14th

April 14th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on April 14th: Sound From Exploding Volcanoes Compared With Jet Engines: New research on infrasound from volcanic eruptions shows an unexpected connection with jet engines. These findings provide scientists with a more useful probe of the inner workings of volcanic eruptions. […]

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Mufi Hanneman: How Not to Engage on Twitter

April 13th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 12 Comments · Hawaii, Politics, Social Media, The Web

From the heady, shaky days of Howard Dean to the triumphant ascent of Pres. Barack Obama, there’s no question that the web is a vital tool for organizing and fundraising. Social networks have turned the grassroots into netroots. If you’re running for office today, you need to have “presence.” You better be on Facebook. And […]

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Songs in Support of Kids

April 13th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Hawaii, Music, People

Kenneth Makuakane is putting his music where his mouth is, offering his latest album as a gift to anyone who donates $10 or more to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii‘s Windward Clubhouse. Makuakane — an accomplished Hawaiian music producer and talented musician in his own right — has been spreading his wings via […]

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