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Entries from July 27th, 2009

Bookmarks for July 27th

July 27th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

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 hair, is home to an […]

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Getting “LOST” at Comic-Con

July 21st, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Events, Lost, Pop Culture

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 is said to be hosting […]

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Bookmarks for July 20th

July 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 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 $13.8 million in funding—including $12.8 […]

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Wayfinder Lecture Series Begins Thursday

July 20th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, People, Technology

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) 955-8821. The flyer reads: “Sometimes […]

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Governor Lets Tech Credit Cuts Become Law

July 15th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Politics, Technology

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 potential veto [PDF] weeks ago, […]

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New ‘Feed Me!’ iPhone App for Kids

July 13th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Gadgets, Hawaii, Technology

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 in ESL (English as a […]

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‘Talk Story’ Conference Comes to Hawaii

July 10th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Hawaii, People

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 Conference will be held from […]

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Bookmarks for July 6th

July 6th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

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 on the table to increase […]

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Fundraiser to Bring Clean Water to Haiti

July 5th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Food, Hawaii, People

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 is having a Bento Sale […]

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Gov. Lingle Vetoes Online Tax Bill

July 1st, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Business, Politics, The Web

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 text of Gov. Lingle’s press […]

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