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Entries from September 30th, 2010

Hawaii Group Buying Hitting Its Stride

September 30th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Hawaii, The Web

My inbox runneth over with great deals. Back in June, I noted how the group buying trend was taking hold in Hawaii. Tippr was launching in Honolulu, following in the footsteps of PlayHawaii, and competitors LivingSocial and industry leader Groupon were promising to launch here soon. My KIPO radio co-host friend Burt and I even did a […]

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Bookmarks for September 29th

September 29th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 29th: Newly Discovered Planet May Have Water on Its Surface: A team of astronomers that includes the University of Hawaii’s Nader Haghighipour has announced the discovery of a planet that could have liquid water on its surface. Pan-STARRS Discovers […]

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Free Museum Admission on Saturday

September 23rd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Art, Events, Family, Hawaii

Saturday brings the sixth annual “Museum Day” across the country, in which hundreds of museums across the country offer free admission to re-introduce the public to their collections. This year, there are nine participating museums in Hawaii: ‘Iolani Palace (Honolulu) Bailey House Museum (Maui) Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu) Mission Houses Museum (Honolulu) Pacific Aviation […]

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Fun with Geotags

September 21st, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Photography, Technology, The Web

As a fan of geolocation technology in all of its interesting and frightening forms, I was glad to stumble across San Francisco photographer Eric Fischer‘s visualizations on Flickr. In “Locals and Tourists,” Fischer created maps of the geotags embedded in photos, and then separated photos taken by locals from those taken by tourists (and from those […]

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Bookmarks for September 21st

September 21st, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 17th: Hawaii professor wins competitive research funds: The National Science Foundation has awarded a University of Hawaii physics professor nearly $220,000 to develop a new type of particle detector. National Institutes of Health awards $9.2 million to UH Manoa: […]

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Review: ‘Hawaii Five-0′

September 20th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 16 Comments · Pop Culture, Reviews, Television

Tonight brings the national premiere of the re-imagined “Hawaii Five-0” on CBS, although my family and I were among the thousands who crammed onto Waikiki beach for a special “Sunset on the Beach” advance screening a week ago. Though I’m not planning on covering “Hawaii Five-0″ on this blog as obsessively as I covered “LOST,” […]

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Abercrombie & Schatz and Fast Fashion

September 20th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Hawaii, Media, Politics, Social Media, The Web

To island democratic voters, “Abercrombie & Schatz” sounds like the ticket to a brighter future for Hawaii. But for many people, “Abercrombie & Schatz” also sounds like a clothing line. On Saturday night, as it became obvious that former U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie was going to trounce former Honolulu mayor Mufi Hannemann to clinch the […]

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Bookmarks for September 15th

September 15th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 15th: NOAA Sea Grant Initiates $1.2 Million Community Climate Change Adaptation Initiative: Hawaii Sea Grant will develop a guide on state-wide climate change adaptation recommendations and strategies that communities can use to tailor climate adaptation plans to fit needs […]

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Adventures in Open Data

September 14th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 13 Comments · Government, Hawaii, Technology, The Web

Local news startup Civil Beat today posted a piece on the names and salaries of state House and Senate members and staff. As before, they posted a watermarked PDF on Slideshare with the download feature disabled, and invited people to become “full members” to use their searchable database. But if you’d like to download and […]

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Honolulu’s High ‘Creative Class Density’

September 14th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Business, Hawaii, Technology

Our cost of living is high, our wages are low, and our barriers to business are substantial. But smart and creative people? We’ve got those in droves. Honolulu is among the top ten metropolitan areas in the nation when it comes to the density of its “human capital” and “creative class.” This according to University […]

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