Category: Miscellaneous

Purple Spaceships

Purple Spaceships

Aue. Dave Blood, bassist for The Dead Milkmen, is no longer with us. According to a messageboard post from his sister, he took his own life last night. [via MeFi] Thanks for the music, Dave. Life takes from us the things we love and robs us of the special ones...

Not Dead Yet

Not Dead Yet

Lest anyone suspect that In Medias Res — the somewhat neglected heart of my little corner of cyberspace — has gone the way of the dodo, I’ve finally managed to sort out a couple of tweaks that could constitute a pulse. I’ve had the “latest gallery images” feature working for a while,...

Beats Static

Beats Static

Rumor has it a couple of geeks will take to the airwaves this evening to talk about everything and nothing. Actually, it’s the debut of Rough Take, a weekly radio show on “culture, technolgy and the Internet” that’s the brainchild of Advertiser columnist Burt Lum. Not sure what to expect,...

Yow!

Yow!

A long-anticipated storm front is finally rolling over Honolulu, and this one ain’t kidding around. The thunderclaps are stronger than any I’ve heard — or felt — in years. Windows are rattling. Car alarms are going off. As I type, the weather satellites are saying the meanest parts are right over our...

Appears Reliable

Appears Reliable

Hmm. Not only is Liza’s ex David Gest apparently now living in Honolulu, but he’s also seen my old doctor at Straub, according to The Smoking Gun. Dr. Francis Pien notes: “He is married. Recently purchased a home in Hawaii, also lives on the Mainland.” But it’s Dr. Leo Maher...

Smooches

Smooches

I had to be at work at 5:30 a.m. this morning, since Mainland vendors seem to forget just how far west Hawaii is, time-zone wise. Still, an early morning link sent me to this article on San Francisco’s latest claim to fame… and it brightened up my morning. That coulda...

Ah, Hilo

Ah, Hilo

My new job doesn’t take me to the exotic, international destinations that my old job did, but it is taking me to Hilo next month. So, I’m taking my whole family. Jen and the kids for a whole, glorious, lazy, three-day Big Island trip, but my mother and brother as...

Buzznet Sucks

Buzznet Sucks

No notice. No explanation. Unbelievable. Buzznet deleted my moblog. (The photos syndicated at right are now coming from my backup moblog at apparently superior rival TextAmerica.) Usually you’d expect this kind of complaint from someone who posted pictures he shouldn’t have posted. Instead, it’s because Buzznet decided my username was...

Information Overload

Information Overload

The scary part of this craigslist post is that he’s only mostly kidding. I thought I was insane to mess with maybe eight or nine of these “social software” sites, and he’s gone and mentioned another half-dozen I’ve not even heard of. I think the FOAF concept makes the most...

RSS? Yahoo!

RSS? Yahoo!

This is truly for geeks: Yahoo! has unveiled a beta of its RSS Headlines module for My Yahoo! users. This means everyone will soon be able to use the customizable Yahoo! portal page to quickly survey the latest stuff on your favorite independent news sites and weblogs, right alongside the...

A Crowd

A Crowd

Two little pink lines, a lot of panic, and finally, joy. I guess you could say we’re just keeping up with the McPhersons. And yes, we are insane, thank you very much.

Boom

Boom

Anyone catch the Discovery Channel “Mythbusters” episode that explored explosive decompression in an airliner? If you did, you probably noticed that they used an old Hawaiian Airlines jet, retired and otherwise rotting away in a plane graveyard in the Mojave Desert. It was something else watching Adam Savage (who a...

Netflix in Review

Netflix in Review

We joined the omni-advertised Netflix DVD rent-by-mail service in April, and have seen 51 movies since. That works out to about six flicks a month, making the monthly fee worthwhile — especially factoring in the convenience factor. For the heck of it, I figured I’d post what we’ve rented to date....

Lady X in Hawaii

Lady X in Hawaii

Beauty. Bullets. Intrigue. A great global collaborative filmmaking project tells the tale of “Lady X” as she initiates missions all around the world. In Episode 10, she comes to Kane`ohe, courtesy local filmmaker Dustin Cross. You can even get Episode 10 desktop wallpaper. Filmed on location at Michelle Fridley’s back...

Odd Day

Odd Day

Zac threw my cell phone into the bathtub yesterday. Katie rescued it from the drink, but not in time to save it. Driving into town today to buy a new phone, my van started overheating on the freeway, and I ended up at Lex Brodie’s. Mom rescued me, and took...

You Don’t Say

You Don’t Say

“As a threshold matter, the material aired during the ‘Golden Globe Awards’ program does not describe or depict sexual and excretory activities and organs.” So notes the esteemed FCC, recently ruling that there’s a difference between a naughty word and a really naughty word.

Grand Opus

Grand Opus

In the world of cartoony characters with an adult streak, there’s obviously one to skip this weekend. (And there’s lots more where that came from.) But there are few things I’ve been looking forward to this week more than the Sunday comics page. The interviews in advance of the return...

Definitions

Definitions

di · verse adj. 1. Differing one from another; 2. Made up of distinct characteristics, qualities, or elements. Hmm. Could’ve fooled me… [via

Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage

The other shoe has dropped for my former place of employment. Most of my friends already got out alive, fortunately, but I’m feeling for those who haven’t.