Monthly Archive: June 2010

Meetup on Community Engagement Tomorrow

Meetup on Community Engagement Tomorrow

If you build it, will they come? Today, the technology needed to create an online social network can be found anywhere, but filling it with an active, loyal community still takes something special. Tomorrow,...

Honolulu Among ‘Recession-Proof’ Cities

Honolulu Among ‘Recession-Proof’ Cities

Honolulu was named among the top ten most ‘recession-proof’ cities in the country, according to a new MetroMonitor report out of The Brookings Institution. The capital of the Aloha State ranked tenth,  sandwiched between...

Tippr Coming to Honolulu

Tippr Coming to Honolulu

Tippr, one of the web’s hottest “group buying” sites, is setting up shop in Honolulu. Tippr already offers deals in eight other U.S. cities, including New York and San Francisco, and it will launch...

HMSA, Bankoh Go Mobile

HMSA, Bankoh Go Mobile

Two of Hawaii’s largest companies have jumped into the mobile space. HMSA this week launched Mobile HMSA, and Bank of Hawaii unveiled its iPhone app. The HMSA offering is a mobile-optimized website that appears...

Bookmarks for June 21st

Bookmarks for June 21st

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on June 21st: Marines to use autonomous vehicles built by Virginia Tech engineering students: Four unmanned autonomous vehicles designed and...

iSpencer Saved My Wife’s iPhone

iSpencer Saved My Wife’s iPhone

My wife got caught up in a stampede at Costco this afternoon, and her iPhone 3G landed on the concrete floor, screen first. It shattered, tiny pieces immediately lost forever. Impeccable timing for an...

The Big Used Book Sale is Back

The Big Used Book Sale is Back

Book lovers rejoice! The 63rd annual Friends of the Library book sale is back at McKinley High School, beginning today and running through June 27. The annual event clears thousands of used and donated...

Loco Moco Smackdown in Waikiki

Loco Moco Smackdown in Waikiki

The loco moco is a famous (and infamous) island dish: white rice, topped with a hamburger patty, a fried egg, and thick brown gravy. Its presence on the menu is often a measure of...

“LOST” Truck for Sale

“LOST” Truck for Sale

Looking to make deliveries in style? Got some coffins to transport? The Oceanic Air Cargo truck seen in the historic series finale of ABC’s “LOST” is up for sale. The 1996 GMC P30 was...

Live Aloha on Saturday

Live Aloha on Saturday

Tomorrow brings the second annual “Live Aloha” day of service and aloha, spearheaded by Kanu Hawaii. The local social network aims to bring positive social change through simple, achievable personal commitments, but its strength...

Consolidated Theatres’ Big Play

Consolidated Theatres’ Big Play

Last night, Consolidated Theatres offered an early screening of “Toy Story 3 in 3-D” to show off its new “Titan Extreme Cinema” theater. I was eager to see both the movie and the setup,...

Bookmarks for June 14th

Bookmarks for June 14th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on June 14th: Hawaii Biotech will be sold at auction: Hawaii Biotech filed for bankruptcy protection on Dec. 11, at...