Monthly Archive: April 2010

HMAUS SpringFest on Saturday

HMAUS SpringFest on Saturday

Whether you’re a long-time fan and user of Apple and Macintosh products or a recent convert to “The Apple Way,” you should check out SpringFest, one of the keystone annual events of the Hawaii Macintosh & Apple Users Society (HMAUS). This year’s gathering is being hosted and co-sponsored by Kapiolani...

Sci-Tech Day Offers Alternative to Furlough Friday

Sci-Tech Day Offers Alternative to Furlough Friday

The state’s “Furlough Friday” calendar has locked Hawaii students out of classrooms and created the shortest school year in the nation. But this Friday, April 30, middle school students (in grades 6th through 8th) have a unique opportunity to continue learning, and expand their familiarity with science and technology, through...

Social Media in Focus

Social Media in Focus

Local businesses that want to better understand the benefits and potential risks of social media now have two new resources available to them. Companies that need a basic primer can now turn to a new guide released last week by a Honolulu staffing firm. And those who’d like to explore...

Bookmarks for April 26th

Bookmarks for April 26th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on April 26th: Cosmic Dark Matter Clumps Into Cigar Shapes: For this study, the researchers used the Prime Focus Camera on the Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii to observe 20 galaxy clusters. Life on...

Hawaii Among Least Competitive Broadband Markets

Hawaii Among Least Competitive Broadband Markets

According to a new report out of Minnesota-based ID Insight, Hawaii is the second least competitive state in the country when it comes to broadband Internet access. Only Rhode Island had less competition. And the most competitive state? Arkansas. The company’s “BroadBand Scout” report found that low-income states actually have...

Bookmarks for April 19th

Bookmarks for April 19th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on April 19th: Is Internet Civility an Oxymoron?: Peer News, a new site launching in Hawaii and funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, will not permit comments at all. Editor John Temple said anonymity had so...

AsiaPacificFilms.com Offers Free Trial

AsiaPacificFilms.com Offers Free Trial

With a collection of over 250  films by Asian and Pacific Islanders, AsiaPacificFilms.com is the idealized, online equivalent of a independent film festival. No cramped schedules, no limited runs, every title available 24-7. TechCrunch described it as “a Netflix for Asian Pacific indie filmmakers.” Asians and Pacific Islanders are said to...

Bookmarks for April 12th

Bookmarks for April 12th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on April 12th: Rogue Brown Dwarf Lurks in Our Cosmic Neighborhood: Brown dwarf-hunting astronomers have reported the discovery of a “failed star” located within 10 light-years from Earth. This makes it the nearest brown dwarf and...

Waitiki Hits Honolulu

Waitiki Hits Honolulu

Waitiki is a Boston-based musical collective, but their sound — dubbed “exotica” — is undeniably influenced by the islands. And the group will have its only public Honolulu performances of 2010 this week… two different shows with two different sounds in the city that inspired them. Founded by Hawaii-born bassist Randy Wong and...