Category: Links

Bookmarks for February 16th

Bookmarks for February 16th

These are my links for January 30th through February 16th:

  • Michelin wheel walks on the moon with NASA: A specially-designed wheel from Michelin, will drive the next generation of moon rover vehicles, which require mobility under extreme conditions and harsh terrain. The Michelin Lunar Wheel underwent testing in Hawaii as part of NASA’s lunar analogue testing and evaluation program.
  • High-tech program debuts at Farrington: Project EAST will bring computers, GPS mapping tools, architectural and computer-assisted-design software as well as 3-D animation to the campus in Kalihi. The program is funded by state and federal grants as well as private donors.

    Project EAST is scheduled to start at Mililani, McKinley and Roosevelt high schools later this year. It has already under way at 10 neighbor-island schools.

  • Senate bill pushes employer tax credit for telecommuters: A Senate bill making its way through the state legislature proposes tax credits for employers setting up telecommuting programs for employees. Another bill seeks to establish a task force to look at telework opportunities in both the public and private sector.
  • Old Meds Hold Promise As Therapy for Autoimmune Diseases: Johns Hopkins Gazette: A century-old drug that failed in its original intent to treat tuberculosis but has worked well as an antileprosy medicine now holds new promise as a potential therapy for multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases.
  • Male Whales Prefer Enormous Females: Discovery News: While svelte, petite women may attract multiple suitors, bigger is definitely better in the whale world, according to a new study that found male humpback whales favor the largest females.
  • Top Twitter Celebrities – Forbes.com: The real business benefits of that Twitter success are still largely a matter of faith: Kawasaki says that only 6% of his Alltop traffic comes directly from Twitter, but he believes those social media users are more likely to become repeat visitors and pass the site on to their friends.
  • Steven Levy on the Burden of Twitter: The more I upload the details of my existence, even in the form of random observations and casual location updates, the more I worry about giving away too much. It's one thing to share intimacies person- to-person. But with a community? Creepy.
Bookmarks for January 18th

Bookmarks for January 18th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on January 18th: Real Geeks Ride: Starting May 20th 2009, we will bike 3000+ miles across the USA to make a point. Our goal is to persuade 1,000 geeks to bike to work instead of driving....

Bookmarks for January 5th

Bookmarks for January 5th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on January 5th: Study: Hawaii’s pygmy killer whales stay close: A new study of pygmy killer whales shows that those living off Hawaii tend to stay close to the islands and don't swim out to the...

Bookmarks for January 4th

Bookmarks for January 4th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on January 4th: Obama bringing renewed interest to Hawaii: However Obama’s ties to Hawaii are measured, his impact on isle tourism – especially during one of the darkest times in Hawaii’s visitor industry – is worth...

Bookmarks for December 29th

Bookmarks for December 29th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 29th: The banality of vacation: Vacationing in Hawaii, for no reason except the obvious ones, is good politics because that authenticity is, these days, perhaps the most valuable political commodity. It will be interesting...

Bookmarks for December 22nd

Bookmarks for December 22nd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 22nd: Is a picture really worth £1,000?: A church and small businesses are just some of those accusing picture agencies of using heavy-handed tactics when pursuing payment. Wendy M Grossman on the heavy-handed tactics...

Bookmarks for December 15th

Bookmarks for December 15th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 15th: Saint Louis receives $5.2M for technology-arts facility: Saint Louis School received nearly half the money it needs to build a technology, art and business center with a $5.2 million check from the Clarence...

Bookmarks for December 13th

Bookmarks for December 13th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 13th: Introducing The 2008 Urlies: Since our sole purpose is to expose the very best bits of the web, we’re proud to present the finest from the year in Internet –The 2008 Urlies. Library...

Bookmarks for December 10th

Bookmarks for December 10th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 10th: Governor Lingle Presents Innovation Awards: Governor Linda Lingle today recognized six recipients of the Governor’s Innovation Awards for their ingenuity and commitment to developing creative ways for Hawai‘i to meet the challenges of...

Bookmarks for December 3rd

Bookmarks for December 3rd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on December 3rd: Submillimetre Eagle Eyes On Mauna Kea: Three observatories on Mauna Kea have come together to form the world's most powerful facility for detailed submillimetre imaging. Hawaii Endorses Plan for Electric Cars: By using...

Bookmarks for November 26th

Bookmarks for November 26th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 26th: Problems Plague U.S. Flex-Fuel Fleet: Hawaii has the greatest share, with more than 1,000 flex-fuel vehicles purchased or leased by various agencies, mostly military. The Navy has more than 670 flex-fuel vehicles on...

Bookmarks for November 5th

Bookmarks for November 5th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on November 5th: How He Did It: exclusive behind-the-scenes reporting from the McCain and Obama camps assembled by a special team of reporters who were granted year-long access on the condition that none of their findings...

Bookmarks for October 28th

Bookmarks for October 28th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on October 28th: Tenants Claim Landlord Used Them In Experiments: Dozens of Kalihi tenants who escaped the collapse of their make-shift apartment building Sunday night said they were human guinea pigs for their landlord’s medical experiments....

Bookmarks for October 10th

Bookmarks for October 10th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on October 10th: VC’s Gloom Means Entrepeneurs’ and Angels’ Boon: Even if some of the angels with funds saw those funds freeze up, I can promise you they would start investing as individuals again because they...

Bookmarks for October 3rd

Bookmarks for October 3rd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on October 3rd: Airport ‘X-ray art’ courts TSA trouble: Take a metal plate, stencil and cut out a message — words or an image — place the plate at the bottom of your carry-on bag, and...

Bookmarks for September 23rd

Bookmarks for September 23rd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 23rd: The Animated Life: New York Times opinion blog… via animation. Jeff Scher is a painter who makes experimental films and an experimental filmmaker who paints. 2008 Republican Platform: We do not support government...

Bookmarks for September 15th

Bookmarks for September 15th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 15th: News Site That Sends Readers Away With Links Has Highest Engagement: Drudge beats every original content news site by a two to one margin. Drudge is also one of the largest news sites...

Bookmarks for September 13th

Bookmarks for September 13th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 13th: It’s Social Networking for Babies – Twitter From the Cradle: Call it convenient. Call it baby overshare. But a host of new sites, including Totspot, Odadeo, Lil’Grams and Kidmondo, now offer parents a...

Bookmarks for September 8th

Bookmarks for September 8th

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on September 8th: Agregado: A Free WordPress Theme: A free professional WordPress-theme created by Darren Hoyt and Matt Dawson of Category4. The theme features a built-in lifestream module and contact form with custom control panel options....