Monthly Archive: February 2011

“Eat the Street” Draws Thousands

“Eat the Street” Draws Thousands

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...

Bookmarks for February 28th

Bookmarks for February 28th

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...

Journalist Shield Law Extension Advances

Journalist Shield Law Extension Advances

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...

Bookmarks for February 14th

Bookmarks for February 14th

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...

Hawaii Daily Deals Are Everywhere

Hawaii Daily Deals Are Everywhere

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...

John Garcia on Audi’s Twitter Campaign

John Garcia on Audi’s Twitter Campaign

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...

Putting a Face on HTML5

Putting a Face on HTML5

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...

Bookmarks for February 4th

Bookmarks for February 4th

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...