Monthly Archive: November 2009

Bookmarks for November 30th

Bookmarks for November 30th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 29th: Wide heads give hammerheads exceptional stereo view: Comparing the hammerheads with pointy nosed species, the team found that the scalloped hammerheads had the largest monocular visual field, at an amazing 182 degree, and...

VALDEZign Store Launches

VALDEZign Store Launches

It was one year ago that local designer Valentino Valdez unveiled his customized Twitter T-shirts. They’ve now become an icon of local Tweetups and tech events, and have been snapped up by Twitter addicts the world over. This morning, “Black Friday,” Valentino has unveiled the VALDEZign Store. And to celebrate...

“LOST” Season 5 DVDs Coming Dec. 8 [Updated]

“LOST” Season 5 DVDs Coming Dec. 8 [Updated]

Of all the seasons of “LOST” we’ve had so far, the fifth is perhaps the most deserving of careful scrutiny and repeated viewings. So Tuesday, Dec. 8 is a date many fans have circled on their calendars. That’s the U.S. release date of the Season 5 DVDs (lucky fans in...

Bookmarks for November 22nd

Bookmarks for November 22nd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 22nd: Ahi quota hits as demand jumps: Just when the demand for sashimi escalates in the holiday season, the supply is likely to shrink, thanks to a new international fishing quota that will kick...

“LOST” on the Case [Updated]

“LOST” on the Case [Updated]

SPOILER ALERT: “LOST” is filming today near Hawaii Pacific University in downtown Honolulu today. Thanks to an email alert widely circulated among HPU staff and students, and a post from an HPU account on Twitter, fans had ample notice to head over to check out the filming.

“LOST” Underway

“LOST” Underway

SPOILER ALERT: This morning, local blogger Vernon Brown was attending a shipmate’s re-enlistment ceremony at Pearl Harbor when he spotted the “LOST” crew setting up for a shoot. He posted the news to Twitter, along with a few pictures. Meanwhile, long-time lostspotter Eric, who works at Pearl Harbor, sent in...

Editor Sought for New News Venture

Editor Sought for New News Venture

A new Internet startup poised to transform local news, in Hawaii and beyond, is now on the hunt for an editor to lead the team. Renowned entrepreneur Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay and philanthropist, announced the search today. Instead of sending out a press release, he posted a link on...

“LOST” and the Law

“LOST” and the Law

SPOILER ALERT: “LOST” turned up in downtown Honolulu today, returning to the old Honolulu Police Station, the historic Walter Murray Gibson building at the corner of Nuuanu and Merchant streets. This location previously played the lockup where Sarah bailed Jack out in the Season 3 premiere, “A Tale of Two...

Bookmarks for November 17th

Bookmarks for November 17th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 17th: New Technology Reveals Extent of Early Hawaiian Agricultural Systems: Early Hawaiian agriculture was far more extensive and complex than anyone has fully understood, according to new research by scientists blending state-of-the-art technologies with...

“LOST” on the Menu

“LOST” on the Menu

SPOILER ALERT: Many “LOST” fans visit Honolulu in the hopes of coming across a location shoot or two, particularly now as the series films its final season. And sometimes, even when staying in the tourist mecca of Waikiki, some fans don’t have to look much further than out the window...

Good Eats, Good Deals, Good Cause

Good Eats, Good Deals, Good Cause

The second-annual “Restaurant Week” fundraiser begins on Monday, Nov. 16, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 22. Over 50 restaurants are participating, ranging from greasy spoons to fine dining. Each is offering a special deal for special dishes during the week, meanwhile donating a portion of the proceeds toward ambitious plans...

Bookmarks for November 10th

Bookmarks for November 10th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 10th: Whale-song recording goes deep: Silently slipping to 1,000 metres below the ocean surface, an undersea glider equipped with a recording device is cruising off Hawaii to capture unprecedented detail on the sounds made...

“LOST” at Home [Updated]

“LOST” at Home [Updated]

SPOILER ALERT: An early morning Twitter post from local social media star Russ (a.k.a. @ParkRat) revealed the tell-tale presence of production trailers near Kahala Mall. It was a modest, mostly interior shoot, so there were few details. But those few details are still worth pondering.

Google Street View in Hawaii

Google Street View in Hawaii

Hawaii is finally included in the “Street View” of Google Maps. The news was announced today in a great post on the Official Google Blog by one Laura Melahn, Product Marketing Manager, who says she was born and raised on Oahu. She links to Waimea Bay and Iolani Palace. There’s...

Bookmarks for November 4th

Bookmarks for November 4th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 2nd: Researchers to perform sex change operation on papaya: The grant will fund basic research on the papaya sex chromosomes and will lead to the development of a papaya that produces only hermaphrodite offspring,...

“LOST” in Familiar Territory

“LOST” in Familiar Territory

SPOILER ALERT: The first “LOST” location shoots of the month were staged in familiar territory. Today’s reports are brief, but hopefully worth sharing on this rainy Monday. Also: Photos!

Where Are You?

Where Are You?

“Where are you?” is the next “What are you doing?” Twitter has built a game-changing tool based on the latter question, launching the era of the “statusphere” and the “real-time web.”  But when it comes to predicting paradigm shifts, my money is on ubiquitous (and perhaps unavoidable) geolocation. It’s literally...