Monthly Archive: May 2009

Bookmarks for May 29th

Bookmarks for May 29th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on May 29th: Breakthrough Technology Enables Edible TruTag to Prevent Counterfeit Medicine: A novel technology that can help prevent not only counterfeit medicine and other consumables, but can also be used in a wide range of...

Aloha, Roz!

Aloha, Roz!

Roz Savage has left Honolulu, and has begun her historic solo row toward the South Pacific. As I reported earlier, many members of the local “Geek Corps” stepped up to support her mission, including rush development of the awesome “Roz Tracker.” For her launch at the Waikiki Yacht Club on...

Hawaii Blog on the Amazon Kindle

Hawaii Blog on the Amazon Kindle

If you’re among the lucky geeks to have an Amazon Kindle, you can now subscribe to Hawaii Blog as you would any other electronic periodical. Amazon, using a secret formula that seems to perplex many a blogger, has set the price of a Hawaii Blog subscription to $1.99 a month....

Roz Savage to Resume Voyage on Sunday

Roz Savage to Resume Voyage on Sunday

Roz Savage — ocean rower, author, and environmentalist — will launch the second stage of her three-part voyage across the Pacific at the Waikiki Yacht Club on Sunday. She’s on her way to becoming the first first woman ever to row solo across the Pacific Ocean (from the U.S. to Australia), having...

The Bloggers are Coming

The Bloggers are Coming

A group of bloggers and vloggers will be touring Hawaii next week as part of a “social media tour,” as local visitor industry officials reach beyond the mainstream to spread the word about Hawaii travel. It’s been dubbed the “So Much More Hawaii” tour, and it will include visits to...

Ben Gutierrez Joins KGMB9

Ben Gutierrez Joins KGMB9

Veteran reporter and weather guru Ben Gutierrez has joined the KGMB9 news team. This is great for Hawaii, great for KGMB9, and great for Ben, who in my estimation was easily among the best people in the local television news space. And I’m not alone. I reported on Ben’s departure...

Bookmarks for May 18th

Bookmarks for May 18th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on May 18th: Fish Poisoning May Be Why Polynesians Left Paradise: Could ciguatera poisoning be behind the storied migrations of the Polynesian natives who colonized New Zealand, Easter Island and, possibly, Hawaii in the 11th to...

Waikiki Aquarium Concert Series Announced

Waikiki Aquarium Concert Series Announced

Tickets are now available for the popular Waikiki Aquarium Summer Concert Series, “Ke Kani O Ke Kai,” which brings talented local artists to the aquarium’s cozy and picturesque oceanside lawn. The Thursday night performances offer great music, great food, and great company for the entire family. Thursday, June 18: The...

Bookmarks for May 11th

Bookmarks for May 11th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on May 11th: Lingle lauds Big Island carbon facility: The Big Island Carbon facility will produce activated charcoal from macadamia nut shells bought from local nut farmers who now have to pay to dispose of the...

Supporters Rally to Revive Civil Unions Bill

Supporters Rally to Revive Civil Unions Bill

Supporters of House Bill 444, or the “civil unions bill,” are not ready to give up. While Tuesday, May 5 Thursday, May 7 is the effective deadline for any last-minute action on the stalled bill, late signals from the Senate offer a glimmer of hope. HB444, which offers same-sex couples...

Bookmarks for May 4th

Bookmarks for May 4th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on May 4th: Dow AgroSciences to lease Kauai sugar lands: Dow AgroSciences LLC has signed a multiyear lease for 3,400 acres from Gay & Robinson on the eastern ridge of Makaweli on Kauai for corn seed...

Act 221 on the Brink

Act 221 on the Brink

Act 221 is on the brink of being gutted. A bill that would hack out the heart of tax credits aimed at building and sustaining a high tech industry in Hawaii is expected to come to a floor vote tomorrow. Hawaii’s technology tax credits, generally referred to collectively as Act...