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Entries from April 28th, 2011

Bookmarks for April 28th

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

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked recently: Lawmakers will decide whether startups can keep present space: The office spaces of 23 technology companies residing at the Manoa Innovation Center hang in the balance as the state Legislature debates whether to extend the center’s lease by 20 years. […]

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Aloha, Ryan [Updated]

April 24th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 49 Comments · People, Social Media, Technology, The Web

Last updated 12:32 p.m. HST on May 2, 2011. See end of post. Ryan Suenaga, “Hawai’i’s best known Apple II Geek and social worker.” A Blogger. A Twitter user and Facebook friend to many. He’s shared hundreds of personal stories, from his job as a social worker to his love for hacking and gadgets, from […]

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Colorful Juicies Sprouting from Hawaii

April 21st, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Environment, Gadgets, Technology

If there’s anything Apple fans like more than Apple products, it’s Apple accessories. And a local company is hoping to harness the global hunger for stylish stuff to manufacture Juicies, a colorful line of cables for iPods, iPhones, and iPads. To make Juicies a reality, creator Laurens Laudowicz and partner Michael Sorenson will be posting the […]

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Lowe’s Opens in Iwilei

April 21st, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 4 Comments · Business, Photography

It took nearly three years longer than planned, but Lowe’s Home Improvement finally opened its newest store in Iwilei. Lowe’s arrival further concentrates competition in the area for home improvement and big box retailers, as it’s situated right next door to a Home Depot, and half a block away from City Mill. Nearby, there’s also Best […]

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Surfing Dog Headlines National Contest

April 20th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Odd, People

Longtime surfer and surf designer Bill Hamilton, father of pro surfer Laird Hamilton, has thrived in the water for half a century. And not surprisingly, he has shared his love of surfing with “Sava,” his yellow Labrador Retriever, for over a decade. Both Bill and Sava are now featured in a national promotion by dog […]

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Isle Photographer Volunteering in Sendai, Japan

April 19th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Blogs, People, Photography

Cory Lum is one of the most talented photojournalists I know. Now, he is on the ground in Sendai, Japan, volunteering in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that’s still making world headlines. You can follow his story, and see his spectacular pictures, at Corylum’s Photo Blog. He writes: the air was really […]

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UFOs Over Oahu? Sorry, No.

April 14th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Technology, The Web, Video

A video is making the rounds on YouTube, Facebook, message boards and blogs, said to depict five unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, hovering over the Makua military reservation on the island of Oahu. It spread like wildfire through online communities focused on everything from aliens to government conspiracies, then started catching the notice of people […]

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Bookmarks for April 13th

April 13th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on April 13th: DeconGel Provides Radiological Decontamination Technology to Japan: CBI Polymers LLC, the Honolulu-based innovator of DeconGel nuclear decontaminant, is making a donation of $250,000 in radiological decontamination products and technical services at the request of the Japanese Medical Association. […]

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Video: ‘Epic’ Manapua

April 12th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Food, Video

It’s not the world’s largest manapua, but it sure looks like it could be. A group of local media makers documented the construction of a massive, 13,300-calorie manapua in a video titled,“Epic Kaukau Time: Manpua Man Manapua.” (Rated PG-13, per Cynthia Hoskins, so click with care.) The “Epic Kaukau Time” title reveals the video to […]

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‘Bert the Conqueror’ Hits Honolulu

April 11th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Television

The Travel Channel’s “Bert the Conqueror” will air its Hawaii episode this Sunday, April 17. Host Bert Kreischer is described as “a big kid on a mission to uncover fun and adventure wherever he goes.” The synopsis for the Hawaii episode reads: “Bert heads to the sunny shores of Oahu for some water activities, Hawaiian-style. […]

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