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Entries from October 30th, 2009

“LOST” in Late October

October 30th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 7 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture, Television

SPOILER ALERT: Leading into Halloween, it’s been relatively quiet for “LOST” production. Most of the work took place behind closed doors at the Hawaii Film Studio. But a couple of visiting fans stumbled across the crew at work at location shoots that bookend the week, and passed along brief reports.

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Bookmarks for October 27th

October 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 October 27th: eBay founder, wife pledge $50 million to Hawaii charities over six years: eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam have pledged to donate $50 million over six years to the Hawaii Community Foundation. The foundation said it […]

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‘Native Plants Hawaii’ Launched

October 26th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Hawaii, The Web

From friend and cybrarian Shari Tamashiro comes word of a new resource dedicated to native Hawaiian plants. Native Plants Hawaii — a joint project between Kapiolani Community College and Leeward Community College — aims to be a comprehensive online knowledgebase of the endemic and indigenous plants of Hawaii. Native plants flourish with much less water […]

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Bookmarks for October 20th

October 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 October 20th: Geek Week and Mactoberfest 2009: Hawaii Geek Week is October 17-24, 2009, offering fascinating evening presentations and a full day event on Saturday: HMAUSs Mactoberfest with Leewards Geek Day at Leeward Community College. Isle roots run deep in […]

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“LOST” on Location

October 19th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture, Television

SPOILER ALERT: Times are good for local “LOST” fans, particularly with the full-day “Celebration of ‘LOST’” at the Hawaii International Film Festival on Saturday. Of course, production didn’t stop, and I was also able to check out a few location shoots over the past week. Not surprisingly, the crew continued to roam the island, and […]

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Celebrating “LOST” with HIFF [Updated]

October 19th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 8 Comments · Events, Lost, Television

On Saturday, the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) featured a full day of programs devoted to ABC’s hit television series “LOST.” There were three 90-minute “master classes” held at the Regal Theatres at Dole Cannery in the afternoon, capped off with a gala evening event — “An Evening with Damon Lindeloff and Carlton Cuse” (pictured […]

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PowerPoint Karaoke Comes to Hawaii

October 12th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Hawaii, Odd

Going on stage to give a presentation is, for some, already a terrifying scenario. But what if you didn’t even know what your presentation was going to be about? That’s the deliciously cruel setup for “PowerPoint karaoke,” which turns potentially drab charts and graphs into live improv comedy. As the official website declares, “Prepare to […]

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“Dirty Jobs” Returns to Hawaii

October 6th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Hawaii, Pop Culture, Television

Mike Rowe, the host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs,” was in Honolulu in July, taking a turn as a window washer dangling from the 45-story One Waterfront Towers (as captured above by my friend Blaine Fergerstrom). According to a promo attached to tonight’s season premiere, the episode will air next week Tuesday, Oct. 13, […]

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Bookmarks for October 6th

October 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 October 6th: Canoe research revives ‘Maori from Hawaii’ theory: Researchers studying the evolution of culture say analysis of Polynesian canoe design suggests New Zealand was at least partially settled from Hawaii. The concept of Hawaii as the ancestral home of […]

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Tech Breakfast on Hawaii Broadband

October 6th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Business, Events, Technology

On Friday, the monthly HISciTech Tech Download networking breakfast organized by the Hawaii Science & Technology Council will feature an update on the Hawaii Broadband Taskforce. Although the HBTF was technically shut down at the end of June, there’s still no shortage of new information to process. This Friday’s event, then, is just the first […]

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