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Entries from December 22nd, 2010

Electric Car Rally Next Week

December 22nd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Environment, Events

Owners and fans of electric vehicles are staging what they’re calling the first electric car rally in Honolulu next Thursday, Dec. 30. Organizers of “The EVent in the Park” are inviting the public to celebrate the start of the “Year of the Electric Car.” Now, it seems every year over the past few years has […]

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Hawaii YouTube Star Hits 3 Million Subscribers

December 22nd, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Social Media, The Web, Video

Ryan Higa, a Waiakea High School graduate now attending film school at UNLV, is the first person to hit 3 million subscribers on YouTube. Higa’s “Nigahiga” channel crossed the threshold yesterday well ahead of fellow YouTube stars Ray William Johnson and Shane Dawson. Notably, channels for individuals largely outpaced companies, with video game site Machinima.com […]

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Bookmarks for December 20th

December 20th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 20th: Chromium-6 Is Widespread in US Tap Water: The highest levels were in Norman, Okla.; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Riverside, Calif. In all, water samples from 25 cities contained the toxic metal at concentrations above the safe maximum recently proposed […]

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Geek’s 24-Hour Podcast Returns

December 16th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Technology, The Web

Todd Cochrane, local geek and nationally renown new media entrepreneur, is preparing for his annual 24-hour marathon podcast. Beginning at 6 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Saturday, Dec. 18, he will be streaming live video and audio from his Makakilo studio non-stop through 6 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19. Todd produces the regular Geek News […]

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Bookmarks for December 15th

December 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 December 14th: Hawaii’s Magma Chamber May Be World’s Shallowest: The huge, underground pocket of molten rock  that feeds Hawaii's volcanoes may be a lot closer to the Earth's surface than previously thought; it could be the shallowest in the world, […]

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Online News Training Offered in January

December 13th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Events

The Online News Association is hosting two days of digital journalism training at the East-West Center next month. Offered in partnership with the Hawaii chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Society of Professional Journalists, the “Parachute Training” program will take place Jan. 21 and Jan. 22. The training will cover mobile production, free […]

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Maui Man Plans Yearlong Shirt Showcase

December 7th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Blogs, Hawaii

A Maui entrepreneur is rebooting his life with the new year, wearing a different T-shirt every day in 2011 as he embarks on new adventures. After dabbling in designing novelty T-shirts, car wash manager turned consultant Erik Blair is shaking up his wardrobe with The Year of Living Humorously (previously MyShirtForRent.com). Blair says he was inspired in […]

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Bookmarks for December 1st

December 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 December 1st: Jupiter’s ‘disappearing’ stripe returning: Telescopes in Hawaii including NASA’s Infrared Telescope Facility and instruments at the W.M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini Observatory suggest the vanished dark stripe is making a comeback. Starry starry starry night: Star count […]

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