Category: Miscellaneous

Hawaii Videoblogging?

Hawaii Videoblogging?

Since I had reasonable success finding other podcasters with my Hawaii Podcasting?” post in February, I figured I’d post some Google bait to see if anyone knows of any videobloggers (or vloggers or voggers) in Hawaii. You know, people blogging, but using video files instead of text or audio files....

Katie Squared

Katie Squared

Even though it was almost six years ago, I still sometimes grin with pride when I remember that Katie was on the front page of the Star-Bulletin. She (and I) were captured at a rally to save the paper, at the time facing a shutdown. I’m not quite sure, however,...

Built

Built

Geeks have many obsessions… but building community sites? I think I need professional help. Voxmedia.org covers the triumvirate (trifecta?) of “masses media,” or media by the masses: text (blogging), audio (podcasting), and video (vlogging) — though for the sake of humanity, I’m pretty sure I’m not touching that last one myself.

Deal

Deal

Jen had a tire blow out on the H-2 yesterday, coming home with Zac and Alex. Fortunately, a stranger soon stopped to help… even though Jen just happened to come to a stop right next to some roadkill. When I got there, he had already finished putting on Jen’s spare....

Dwindling Kids?

Dwindling Kids?

A recent article in the New York Times calls attention to an odd trend: the low number of young families in the nation’s more “vibrant,” fast-growing neighborhoods. San Francisco, where the median house price is now about $700,000, had the lowest percentage of people under 18 of any large city...

Fat Chance

Fat Chance

We have nearly fifty schools struggling to meet federal guidelines. Hawaii teachers may be on the verge of a mass exodus. Substitute teachers are at once relied upon yet stymied. One lawmaker’s bright idea? Go after overweight teachers, because skinny teachers will lead to skinny students. Yeah, when everyone’s worried...

Stickr Shock

Stickr Shock

I’m still processing the news that Yahoo! bought Flickr, the photo sharing/social networking site I fell in love with at first sight last year. It was rumored, of course, but they were also saying Sony was going to buy Apple. Of course the Flickr folks are happy, and they’re adamant...

Stuffed

Stuffed

Too many feeds! A most thoughtful blogger recently asked — perhaps just to be polite — where she might find my “blog feed” so she could catch my updates in a news aggregator. It occurred to me, however, that I didn’t know if she meant this weblog (usually geek stuff like this...

Worst Case

Worst Case

U.S. Report Lists Possibilities for Terrorist Attacks and Likely Toll, reports the New York Times, which notes: “The document, known simply as the National Planning Scenarios, reads more like a doomsday plan, offering estimates of the probable deaths and economic damage caused by each type of attack. The department did...

Kid Clips

Kid Clips

For those tolerant of such things, I figured I’d mention that I’ve added three sound clips to Zac’s website (two from 2003 that I’d forgotten about), and two videos to Alex’s site (one of which you may have seen in IMR, the other demonstrating my youngest son’s apparent fondness for...

Chickens and Eggs

Chickens and Eggs

After this, I wanted to form the Hawaii Association of Podcasters (named in mock tribute to these guys). But in order to be a member, I’d have to, you know, podcast something. Welp. There goes the neighborhood.

Epiphany

Epiphany

I love Ask MetaFilter. As a “best of the web” community weblog, Metafilter can be hit-or-miss. But the “Ask MeFi” feature is turning out to be among the most reliably educational and entertaining corners of the site. There, some of the brightest, most articulate, and clever geeks on the web...

Thanks!

Thanks!

Why subject yourself to hours of mindless drek on the tube, only catching a glimmer of titillating content here and there, when the helpful folks at the Parents Television Council are collecting all the naughty stuff in one place for you? The “Worst of the Week Clips Gallery” declares in...

Hawaii Podcasting?

Hawaii Podcasting?

The topic du jour at yesterday’s geek lunch was podcasting. If blogs brought publishing to the masses, rewriting the rules of journalism, podcasts are set to do the same thing to conventional radio. Where are the Hawaii podcasters? Turns out geek lunch regular and public radio fan/critic Larry Geller is...

Fascinating

Fascinating

A guy named Scott Ozawa just dropped me a line, after poking around the fallow Ozawa.org domain. Turns out he’s a blogger, and has a blog set up specifically to track down and list other Ozawas in the world. He’d already linked a couple of my sites in the past....

Deja Vu

Deja Vu

Let’s see. Guy writes online as a woman, gains a decent readership, but gets found out. He comes clean, recapping his social experiment (beautiful women get more attention than men —alert the media!), and starts writing merely as himself. There’s something strangely familiar about all this… Eh. Kaycee Nicole still takes...

Top-ography

Top-ography

Fresh out of the wonderful workshop deep in the bowels of Google comes its latest toy: Google Maps. Taking a direct swipe at longstanding services Mapquest and Yahoo! Maps, Google starts with your basic online map stuff but serves it via an awesome interface. The shadowed waypoint icon alone is...

Zoom

Zoom

Baby name statistics are interesting, even when you’re done having babies. (Hear that, universe? We’re done!) But the NameVoyager adds a compelling twist to the usual ranked lists. A smooth, Java-powered graph can show you name popularity as you type, say, to find that Karen is generally about twice as...

Mom and Pop

Mom and Pop

A chance encounter with Beth on IM led me to dotMoms, a group weblog for mothers where she’s a member. Turns out it was one of the sites mentioned in a recent New York Times article on mommy blogs, but I missed the link. I knew about Blogging Mommies, which...