Category: Hawaii Blog

Whew! A Year of Blogging Daily

Looking back at 365 days of blog posts, documenting everything from the local tech industry to my family’s occasional shenanigans, I’m certain there’s a poignant lesson and great epiphany to be had. Right now, though, as the illegal fireworks startle our cats in relatively peaceful Mililani on New Year’s Eve, the only thought...

KeyReply Team Builds Free Chat Widget

The team behind KeyReply, a keyboard for iOS that allows teams to easily customize and send pre-written messages, isn’t satisfied with building and launching a single product. Earlier this month, they released KeyReply for OSX, expanding the reach of their time-saving mobile utility to serve Macintosh users. But later that same week, they released...

Test Driving Apple’s New News App

Apple iOS users can now read this blog in the new Apple News app. Well, as soon as they can get the new Apple News app. The new Apple News app is part of the upcoming release of iOS 9, the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Although it’s...

Fifteen Years of Blogging

Perhaps the only thing more insufferable than a blogger is a blogger who blogs about blogging. But I hope you’ll humor me today, as I mark the 15th birthday of Hawaii Blog, which I started reluctantly, updated sometimes only sporadically, but stubbornly maintained as ongoing documentary of one geek’s life. Join me, if...

Seven Years to a New Look

This blog has looked pretty much the same since I moved it to WordPress in 2007, settling on the “Cutline” template for it’s “news” feel. A few years later, though, the designer retired the theme and updates stopped, even though WordPress itself continued to evolve at a rapid pace. As with...

Hawaii Blog on the Amazon Kindle

Hawaii Blog on the Amazon Kindle

If you’re among the lucky geeks to have an Amazon Kindle, you can now subscribe to Hawaii Blog as you would any other electronic periodical. Amazon, using a secret formula that seems to perplex many a blogger, has set the price of a Hawaii Blog subscription to $1.99 a month....

Alltop Tracks Hawaii

Alltop Tracks Hawaii

Alltop, the latest web venture by Hawaii-born entrepreneur, author, and one-time Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki, today added a new channel devoted to Hawaii. Alltop offers quick, clean overviews of headlines from a variety of subjects, from venture capital to music to gaming. Described as “dashboards” or “virtual magazine racks,” the...

Flight Attendant Flummoxed by iPhone

Flight Attendant Flummoxed by iPhone

On a recent trip to Hawaii on cheap discount airline ATA, an iPhone-toting traveler named Craig sparked a snit from a flight attendant when he had the audacity to safely operate an electronic device while in-flight. Despite the demonstrated use of the iPhone’s “airplane mode” — an interference-free setting common...

Catchy reCAPTCHA

Catchy reCAPTCHA

The best part of blogging is getting comments. The worst part of blogging is getting comment… spam. Every escribitionist knows the crestfallen sensation of receiving a delicious morsel of feedback that turns out to be a crude pitch for pills, porn, or trading secrets the fat cats on Wall Street...

Carnival of Aloha II: Electric Boogaloo

Carnival of Aloha II: Electric Boogaloo

Kudos to Evelyn of Homespun Honolulu on the triumphant launch of the second “Carnival of Aloha.” I’m proud to be a part of this latest tour through the island blogosphere, and honored to be the first stop. Especially after I failed to be entirely complimentary the first time around. For...

Got iPhone?

Got iPhone?

If you’ve got an Apple iPhone or an iPod Touch, you can now browse Hawaii Blog with ease. Thanks to the iWPhone WordPress Plugin, this site now looks especially slick and clean for users of these devices… but looks exactly the same for everyone else. Yes, I realize the ridiculousness...

Hawaii Blog 2.0

Hawaii Blog 2.0

Hawaii Blog has moved. And it’s about time. When I first launched this blog in July 2000 — truly an eon ago in Internet time — I did so almost reluctantly, apologetically, stepping into the breach of “the weblog fad” that was sweeping through the journaling community. Though it seems...