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Entries from November 30th, 2010

Hilo Designer Spots Movie Art

November 30th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Art

When music lovers watch movies, they often obsessively catalog the songs featured in the soundtrack. When geeks watch movies, they often notice which specific gadgets and tech tools are depicted. And slaves to fashion obsess over what the stars are wearing. When Hilo designer Liz Ambrose watches movies, she fixates on the paintings, sculptures, and […]

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City Salaries and Civil Beat

November 29th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Government

Today, Honolulu Civil Beat continued its coverage of government transparency and public worker salaries with its latest data set: employees of the City & County of Honolulu. As in the past, the data isn’t entirely easy to access, so as before, a friend has helped me make most of it freely available. But what may be […]

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Honolulu Startup Weekend Planned

November 24th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Business, Events, Technology

Launching a startup company can be exhilarating, but also a daunting challenge of planning, organizing, and building. Can it be done here in Honolulu… in one weekend? Kailua software developer Dave Pascua hopes to find out. He announced Startup Weekend Honolulu yesterday, tentatively scheduled to take place at Fresh Cafe from January 28-30, 2011. Startup […]

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Hawaii’s Largest Craft Fair This Weekend

November 23rd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events

The frenzied holiday shopping season begins in earnest this week, with “Black Friday” specials bringing overnight crowds and veritable stampedes at big-box stores and malls everywhere. But if your gift giving trends toward unique, locally-made crafts and snacks, the Islandwide Christmas Crafts and Food Expo is the place to be. There will still be a […]

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Bookmarks for November 23rd

November 23rd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 23rd: Waikiki expo shows off security systems: About a dozen makers and marketers of anti-terrorism inventions held a show-and-tell at a summit in Waikiki Monday. Some of the inventions are already being utilized in the field. Big Isle farm […]

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Vote to Save a Hawaii Landmark

November 16th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · The Web

Hawaii is one of the five final states in the “Save A Landmark” program sponsored by the Hampton hotel chain, and three landmarks in the Aloha State are in the running for preservation assistance: Bishop Museum The Falls of Clyde Kilauea Lighthouse Since its launch in 2000, the “Save A Landmark” program has provided more […]

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Kimee Balmilero to Lead Improv Classes

November 16th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Events, People, Television

Hawaii-born actress Kimee Balmilero, has announced that she will be leading beginning improv classes in Honolulu starting this weekend. Balmilero is best known to my kid-filled family for her turn on the live-action musical children’s series “Hi-5” on Discovery Kids, but she was also part of the original Broadway cast for the Abba-fueled “Mamma Mia!” […]

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Bookmarks for November 11th

November 11th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 11th: “Mystery Missile” off California Coast Was Probably Just an Airliner: The airplane explanation was put forth rather quickly by Contrail Science. The Web site and others even identified a likely suspect for the optical illusion: U.S. Airways flight […]

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Local Nerd Nets $10,000 Scholarship

November 5th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Blogs, Science, The Web

Congratulations to local science blogger Christie Wilcox, author of “Observations of a Nerd,” for winning a $10,000 scholarship from College Scholarships.org. Wilcox is pursuing her PhD in cell and molecular biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The award was announced today, and came after ten days of public voting. Wilcox was the clear […]

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Bookmarks for November 1st

November 1st, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 1st: Inadvertent data exposure by UH West Oahu affects Manoa students: The exposure occurred when a faculty member inadvertently uploaded files containing data including names, social security numbers, addresses, birth dates and educational information to an unencrypted faculty web […]

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