Monthly Archive: December 2009

Bookmarks for December 28th

Bookmarks for December 28th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 28th: Swiss test solar-power aircraft for night flight: The prototype of an aircraft, to be propelled entirely by solar power even at night, has already been successfully tested for a ‘flea hop’ or a...

Chinatown Chase 2010 is On

Chinatown Chase 2010 is On

For the fourth year in a row, questing teams will descend upon the Chinatown Arts district in February seeking fame and fabulous prizes… all to support the Hawaii Theatre Center. Registration is now open for Chinatown Chase 2010, a city-spanning adventure and scavenger hunt organized by the fun folks at...

Hawaii is Happy

Hawaii is Happy

Hawaii is the second happiest U.S. state, according to a study published yesterday in the journal Science. More interestingly, the researchers say that a community’s perception of its level of happiness seems to correlate with mostly objective measures of quality of life. “We wanted to study whether people’s feelings of...

“LOST” for the Holidays

“LOST” for the Holidays

SPOILER ALERT: Today is the last day of “LOST” production for the year, with most of the cast and crew taking a break until Jan. 10, 2010. Most of this week, they were working at Police Beach on the North Shore, but there were a few location shoots closer to...

“LOST” Travel Package and Tour

“LOST” Travel Package and Tour

If you’re a “LOST” fan who has been contemplating a visit to “The Island” in January to celebrate the sixth and final season of the show, now is the time to take the leap. Local officials have yet to confirm the advance screening of the “LOST” season premiere at a...

Bookmarks for December 14th

Bookmarks for December 14th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 14th: Connecticut scientist leads the way in freezing coral to give it life later: Hagedorn's lab in Hawaii is the only one in the world dedicated to coral cryopreservation. With funding from the Smithsonian...

“LOST” Beach Premiere Set for Jan. 30

“LOST” Beach Premiere Set for Jan. 30

The much-anticipated premiere episode of the sixth and final season of “LOST” will be shown three days early on the beach in Waikiki, TV blogger and “LOST” fan Doc Arzt reported this afternoon. To say there has been strong demand for the event would be an understatement. I receive several...

The Hawaii Independent Steps Up

The Hawaii Independent Steps Up

While the mainstream, corporate media is still struggling to find its footing in the digital age, grassroots online news initiatives everywhere are putting down roots. Citizen journalism and independent media are near and dear to my heart, so I’m always interested when a new venture is launched here in the...

Bookmarks for December 8th

Bookmarks for December 8th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 7th: Sea yields clues to ’41 attack: New evidence indicating the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor effectively from under water, as well as the air, was announced today by the "NOVA" television series on the...

“LOST” Season 5 DVD Release Tomorrow

“LOST” Season 5 DVD Release Tomorrow

It’s hardly news to any hardcore “LOST” fan in North America, but tomorrow brings the long-awaited release of the Season 5 DVDs from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. (And some people who ordered online have actually received their shipments a day early.) As I blogged last month, a series of “sneak...

Kalaheo Grad on “FlashForward”

Kalaheo Grad on “FlashForward”

“Flashforward” is a new show on ABC, a sci-fi drama that the network is pushing very hard on fans of “LOST.” My wife and I have been watching it, and finally enjoying it after a very wobbly start. Last night, the tenth episode of “Flashforward” aired, and while it was...

Slippah Project Takes Next Step

Slippah Project Takes Next Step

In October 2005, the members of the HawaiiThreads.com message board were asked about their “Christmas Wishlist.” Though the first answers ranged from “world peace” to kitchen appliances, local activist and big-hearted gadfly Lynn Vasquez-Dela Cerna had a simple answer. “I do have something to wish for,” she wrote. “I wish...

Review: Plantronics Bluetooth Headsets

Review: Plantronics Bluetooth Headsets

A month from today, using a cell phone (or other handheld device) while driving will be illegal on the Big Island, as a ban passed in June takes effect Jan. 1, 2010. This in the wake of a similar ban in Honolulu. The Oahu ban cleared store shelves of hands-free...