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Entries from February 28th, 2011

“Eat the Street” Draws Thousands

February 28th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 2 Comments · Events, Food

Friday brought Honolulu’s second “Eat the Street” Food Truck Rally, held in Kaka’ako. The first, organized by StreetGrindz.com, drew a dozen vendors and over 1,000 people to a small lot on Kapiolani Boulevard. For this second event, Kamehameha Schools hosted everyone on a four-acre parking lot on South Street, and brought significant logistical expertise to the […]

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Bookmarks for February 28th

February 28th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on February 28th: Maui count shows humpback whale numbers growing: Volunteers and researchers tallied 1,607 sightings of humpback whales Feb. 26 from their lookout posts along Maui's shorelines during the Great Maui Whale Count. Bionic leg helps Hawaii rehab patients: The […]

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Journalist Shield Law Extension Advances

February 22nd, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Blogs, Government, Media, Politics

The House Judiciary Committee today unanimously voted to advance a bill that would remove the sunset provision in Hawaii’s so-called “Journalist Shield Law,” otherwise known as Act 210 (HB2557) from the 2008 Legislative session. The law gives the press (“journalists and newscasters”) some protections against being forced to reveal sources or unpublished information gathered in […]

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Bookmarks for February 14th

February 14th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on February 14th: Europa helps astronomers peer inside Jupiter’s missing belt: The ongoing turmoil inside Jupiter's missing South Equatorial Belt is now visible in unprecedented detail thanks to the Keck II telescope and the icy Jovian moon Europa. CTAHR receives $6 […]

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Hawaii Daily Deals Are Everywhere

February 12th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Business, The Web

If three’s a crowd, the group buying space in Hawaii is an all out riot. In just the past week, several different group buying services announced new initiatives in Hawaii. Kanu Hawaii is preparing to unveil Kanu Values, in which the deals benefit community causes. A pair of local entrepreneurs launched VoteOnDeals.com, emphasizing the social side […]

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John Garcia on Audi’s Twitter Campaign

February 11th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 9 Comments · Business, People, Social Media

Honolulu designer John Garcia has been named one of ten finalists in a groundbreaking social media campaign by Audi. He moves onto Round 2, which kicks off on Monday, and with the help of the Hawaii social media community, he and his supporters could win $25,000 for charity. I was eager to find out how […]

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Putting a Face on HTML5

February 8th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Technology, The Web

What is HTML5? Who is using HTML5? And would you know what HTML5 is if you saw it? Ocupop, a boutique design firm with roots in Hawaii, was tapped to help the world find an answer to those questions. HTML5 is “the next major revision of the HTML standard,” essentially the most basic code behind […]

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Bookmarks for February 4th

February 4th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on February 4th: Daniel Ho and Hawaiian Music at the Grammys: The reality is more complex, involving issues endemic to Hawaii: the tension between culture and commerce, authenticity and appropriation. So the last six years’ results have stirred up a larger […]

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