When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on January 28th: NASA’s WISE Eye Spies Near-Earth Asteroid: NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has spotted its first never-before-seen near-Earth asteroid, the first of hundreds it is expected to find during its mission to map the whole sky in [...]
Entries from January 4th, 2010
January 21st, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Hawaii, Media, The Web
This morning, Pierre Omidyar‘s local news startup Peer News hosted a conference call with journalists to provide an update on their venture, which was first announced in November. Among the key announcements made was that John Temple was coming aboard as editor, and that they were planning to launch by April or May. The company will [...]
January 15th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 26 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture, Television
Just in from ABC, a few more details on the advance screening of the “LOST” final season premiere on Waikiki Beach on Jan. 30. As in 2006, they will indeed be showing only the first hour of the two-hour episode, and adding on the pilot of another show. But the time of the event, including [...]
The archives of three newspapers documenting Hawaii’s 19th century history have been posted online by the Library of Congress, digitized and converted into searchable text via OCR through the participation of the UH Mānoa Library. The archives are available via the “Chronicling America” website, and come from: The Daily Herald (Honolulu, 1886-1887) The Hawaiian Gazette [...]
January 13th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 12 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture, Television
SPOILER ALERT: While additional shooting takes place this morning at the Ilikai Marina, continuing the big stunt scene from yesterday, local blogger GeeWhy of Pulpconnection broke the news of a concurrent “LOST” location shoot on Twitter and with a blog post. The scene, fortunately, is considerably more low key than yesterday’s. In fact, it’s downright ceremonial.
January 12th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Hawaii, Lost, Pop Culture, Television, Video
SPOILER ALERT: It was a big day for the “LOST” crew, setting up at the marina behind the Ilikai Hotel. Early on the agenda was an ambitious stunt, but it took a second try to make a splash.
January 11th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Lost, Pop Culture, Television, Video
SPOILER ALERT: “LOST” is filming in downtown Honolulu this morning, taking over the entrance of the State Attorney General building on Queen St. And two characters that fans have been eager to see in Season 6 are featured in the street-front scene.
Lung cancer is the number one killer of adults in Hawaii, and the Aloha State is ranked second in the nation for youth asthma. In all, over 175,000 islanders have lung disease — that’s more than the combined populations of Maui and Kauai. The American Lung Association of Hawaii (ALAH) is leading the charge against [...]