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Entries from November 28th, 2012

Civic App Demo Day on Saturday

November 28th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Events, Government, Technology

Capping off a historic year of government transformation and grassroots innovation, the first HON*CELERATOR competition aims to inspire the best apps and online tools that use open data to improve the day-to-day lives of Honolulu residents. Local software developers, designers, and entrepreneurs are being encouraged to tap into a growing library of government data to […]

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‘Catching Fire’ Filming in Hawaii

November 27th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Media, Pop Culture, The Web

Production on ‘Catching Fire,’ the sequel to the ‘Hunger Games‘ movie, has moved to Hawaii. While shooting started in Atlanta in September, it’s expected to wrap here in the islands before the end of the year. The first film, based on the bestselling novel, has grossed over $400 million since its release in March, so anticipation is […]

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Bookmarks for November 26th

November 26th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Links

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 26th: Hawaii scientists study dumped chemical weapons: University of Hawaii scientists are studying chemical weapons the Army dumped in deep water off Oahu decades ago. Rare dolphin listed as endangered: The National Marine Fisheries Service said Wednesday that it […]

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Local Popsicles, Sauces Launched on Kickstarter

November 25th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Food, The Web

Kathy Sills, the culinary artist behind the former Mission Houses Museum Cafe & Tea Parlor, says the Aloha Ice Cream Tricycle came to her in a dream. And she, her custom-made tricycle, and her handmade popsicles have become a fixture around town ever since her debut at “Eat the Street” last July. She even became […]

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MERCI Emergency Assessment App Opens Up

November 24th, 2012 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Government, Technology

Last year, Hawaii-based consulting engineering firm Oceanit showed off an iPhone app that it had developed to help Hawaii State Civil Defense speed up disaster documentation. Dubbed MERCI, or Mobile Emergency Response and Command Interface, the app is designed to facilitate rapid assessments following a natural disaster, allowing responders to collect text notes, photos, and video, and […]

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