Category: Miscellaneous

Broken Record

Broken Record

The lie. Older lies. A brand new lie to add to the collection. And of all people, he shouldn’t be complaining about revisionist history. Remember the good ol’ days, when “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” was considered a whopper worth impeachment? Just when will critical mass...

Shoots brah, let’s go!

Shoots brah, let’s go!

“I stopped this poor girl in an SUV and said, ‘You’re not going to believe this, but I’m a police officer and I need you to follow this cab.’” Now that’s a great story. And now, instead of looking for a suspect, the police are looking for a good samaritan...

Universally Familiar

Universally Familiar

They call it “Microsimulation of road traffic with a time-continuous model.” I call it “Lunalilo Freeway.” If only there was a way to expand the applet to add something ridiculous, like, say, the Vineyard Offramp. (Or a random sampling of clueless local drivers, for that matter. Slower traffic keep right,...

Bizarro World

Bizarro World

I wasn’t a big fan of Al Gore, to be sure. But I really don’t get it. Not a single journalist or talking head would let anyone forget the whole “I invented the internet thing” (which isn’t, exactly, what he said) for months. But now George W. Bush contradicts himself...

Blogging President Precedent

Blogging President Precedent

It’s always interesting to watch Something Big(tm) unfold in real time. Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean has been riding a remarkable wave of support, much of it pouring in via the Internet. His success allowed the campaign to set an unprecedented $7 million fundraising goal, and as of this evening...

Take a Hike

Take a Hike

As Beth would say, “We’re famous… in a local paper sort of way.” The Honolulu Advertiser today ran a pretty darn good article on geocaching, triggered in part by reporter Michael Tsai’s discovery of our GPS Hawaii site. Lots of good details (including a glossary sidebar), several interviews… and a...

Asian American Magazines

Asian American Magazines

In the latest issue of Dateline AAJA, the quarterly newsletter of the Asian American Journalists Association, there’s a brief overview of the Asian American publishing world in the wake of the spectacular collapse of aMagazine (to which I subscribed) last year. Oddly enough, many think aMagazine failed because it tried...

Whoa. Deep.

Whoa. Deep.

A commentator today on NPR had an epiphany as he walked out of one movie theater showing Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” into a crowd leaving another theater showing “The Matrix.” You see, the closing credits of “Finding Nemo” featured a gag cameo by Mike Wazowski from “Monsters, Inc.” And that got...

Sticker Citation

Sticker Citation

In Apple’s Stickiest Marketing Ploy, Wired News reports on the longstanding obsession Mac fans have with Apple logo stickers. As I started to read it, I started to feel bad for finally taking my Apple sticker off the back of my van a couple of months ago (replacing it with...

Blair Watch Hawaii

Blair Watch Hawaii

Got an e-mail from Kim via Donica pointing out a recent “Talk About Ethics” column by Bob Steele at Poynteronline. Entitled The Faces in the Picture, it was yet another essay on the Jayson Blair scandal. But this one had an unusual local connection. The article used as its centerpiece...

Three Minutes

Three Minutes

After getting some tech advice from a couple of friends, I was able to encode and post online a RealVideo clip of the Channel 2 News (KHON) story on geocaching. I’m the dorky guy with the bag, attempting to climb the mountain with slippers. I snared the video with a...

Class Welfare

Class Welfare

A condemnation of the Bush tax cut plan from unexpected source: “Putting $1,000 in the pockets of 310,000 families with urgent needs is going to provide far more stimulus to the economy than putting the same $310 million in my pockets.” Who wrote that? Well, he’s on this list, for...

Cap Haps

Cap Haps

Nifty. Grabbed a Coke with my SushiMan lunch, and won a free hat. Since Katie’s the NASCAR fan, I had Coke mail it to her.

More Photo Fun

More Photo Fun

Maybe my my modest contribution to the May Day Project was just an appetizer. Someone in the Olympus C2100UZ user group I just joined posted a link to the America 24/7 project. Spearheaded by A Day in the Life of America editors Rick Smolan and David Elliot Cohen, it’s an...

Smiles from Afar

Smiles from Afar

Hot off the overworked Wal-Mart photo studio ink-jet printer, proofs of a set of portraits Jen and the kids took this morning in Daytona Beach. Note Katie’s toothless grin, and Zac’s ever-increasing cuteness (and size!). Eight days, 49 minutes, and two seconds to go…

Day in the Life

Day in the Life

Okay, I’ll bite. I’ll probably be as successful at this as I was at NaNoWriMo, but, who cares. Photo memes are fun. Since I’ll be spending most of the day out and about, almost all of my May Day Project Photos will be posted at the end of the day....

Woo!

Woo!

Hey, check it out. Mah boy and I are the day’s featured “Hot Model” over at Dr. Scott’s! Scott rocks. The undeserved compliment he gave me is exactly how I’d describe him. The rare chance I had to meet him and Amy in Pittsburgh back in 2000 is one of...