Monthly Archive: July 2009

Bookmarks for July 27th

Bookmarks for July 27th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on July 27th: Scientists Study Distinct Ecosystem at Ocean’s Surface: Scientists are now discovering that the top hundredth-inch of the ocean is somewhat like a sheet of jelly. And this odd habitat, thinner than a human...

Getting “LOST” at Comic-Con

Getting “LOST” at Comic-Con

In a few hours, my wife and I will be flying to San Diego for Comic-Con. Called the “Geek Prom,” You could also call it the “Geek Superbowl,” with over 100,000 people attending the four-day program. This will be our second, and perhaps last, Comic-Con trip, as this year’s convention...

Bookmarks for July 20th

Bookmarks for July 20th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on July 20th: DOE Announces Nearly $14 Million to go to 28 New Wind Energy Projects: U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the selection of 28 new wind energy projects for up to...

Wayfinder Lecture Series Begins Thursday

Wayfinder Lecture Series Begins Thursday

Hawaii Public Radio is launching a three-part lecture series on Thursday, beginning with master Hawaiian navigator Nainoa Thompson (Executive Director of the Polynesian Voyaging Society). He’ll be speaking to an intimate crowd at the Atherton Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Call (808)...

Governor Lets Tech Credit Cuts Become Law

Governor Lets Tech Credit Cuts Become Law

Today was the last day Gov. Linda Lingle could veto bills from the 2009 legislative session. And while she didn’t sign SB199, she didn’t veto it, either. So, despite the extensive lobbying efforts by the local technology and business community, and despite the fact that she listed it as a...

New ‘Feed Me!’ iPhone App for Kids

New ‘Feed Me!’ iPhone App for Kids

After months of work, and weeks of tweaks and waiting, Honolulu-based Edutainment Resources Inc. today announced the availability of its full PencilBot-Kids line of “Feed Me!” apps in the iTunes App Store [iTunes Link]. “Feed Me!” is directed at preschoolers, and focuses on numbers, colors, and shapes. Given ERI’s expertise...

‘Talk Story’ Conference Comes to Hawaii

‘Talk Story’ Conference Comes to Hawaii

Locals know how to “talk story.” And often, it’s more than just “small talk.” Beginning next week, the National Storytelling Network‘s Pacific Region will be coming to the Aloha State to celebrate the art of storytelling, and Hawaii’s ancient traditions of oral histories will be showcased. The five-day Talk Story...

Bookmarks for July 6th

Bookmarks for July 6th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on July 6th: Temporary Bottom Fishing Ban Begins: Starting Monday some of the most popular and sought after fresh fish entrees wont be local. A temporary bottom fishing ban goes into effect. Meanwhile there’s a proposal...

Fundraiser to Bring Clean Water to Haiti

Fundraiser to Bring Clean Water to Haiti

I’ve received word from Dennis Hida, one of the volunteers at the Honolulu Twestival in February, that he’s working on his own fundraiser to bring clean water to a community in need. “A dream of mine is becoming a realization,” he writes. “Our church has rallied around my ‘ministry’ and...

Gov. Lingle Vetoes Online Tax Bill

Gov. Lingle Vetoes Online Tax Bill

A quick update to my last post on Amazon.com dropping Hawaii affiliates. As the online giant (and many local affiliate marketers) hoped, Gov. Linda Lingle today vetoed HB1405.  Now the ball is in the Legislature’s court, as lawmakers mull convening a special session to override the governor’s vetoes. The full...