Category: People

Roz Savage Needs Help to Stow Her Boat

Roz Savage Needs Help to Stow Her Boat

Roz Savage, who hopes to set records and raise environmental awareness by rowing solo across the Pacific Ocean, is putting out a call for help. Her high tech rowboat, The Brocade, is in desperate need of shelter while it awaits Phase 2 of her voyage. “I urgently need to find...

Todd’s 24 Hour Podcast

Todd’s 24 Hour Podcast

Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday morning, and running nonstop through dawn on Sunday, Hawaii’s own Todd Cochrane — podcaster and new media entrepreneur — will be on the air for 24 hours to raise money for the Disabled American Veterans. He’ll be talking around the clock with guests and listeners, including several...

A Few Good Hawaii Blogs

A Few Good Hawaii Blogs

Blogs.com is built to showcase “the best in blogs,” and the wonderful folks at Six Apart (who are also behind TypePad and Movable Type) have been building a fantastic collection of reviews and links.  One of their key features are “Top Ten Lists,” which have been compiled by dozens of...

WordPress with Miraz Jordan

WordPress with Miraz Jordan

Miraz Jordan — a writer, educator and explainer based in Wellington, New Zealand — will be in Honolulu to lead three noncredit courses on WordPress next weekend for the Pacific New Media program at UH. Jordan co-authored the “WordPress 2 Visual Quickstart Guide” and is part of the organizing committee...

Local Designer Unveils Twitter Shirts

Local Designer Unveils Twitter Shirts

Island geeks are crazy for Twitter. And now Hawaii designer Valentino Valdez of VALDEZign has unveiled (unofficial) Personalized Twitter Shirts. Valdez is using the custom T-shirt printing service Zazzle to print and ship the shirts, but will apparently be designing each shirt on demand as orders come in. The design is...

Local Web 2.0 Outfits On Tap

Local Web 2.0 Outfits On Tap

The Hawaii Science & Technology Council will present “Web 2.0: Local Internet Ventures with Global Reach” on Friday, Dec. 12. Representatives from three local web companies will talk about their entries into the social media space: Rob Farrow from Chi.mp, an online identity management platform. Lorenz Sell from Blue Lava...

Rebecca Mader of “LOST” Mugged

Rebecca Mader of “LOST” Mugged

“LOST” star Rebecca Mader, who plays newcomer Charlotte, posted to Facebook that she was mugged. The posted item read: “Rebecca Mader is recovering from being mugged last night :( I’m OK, just shaken up. x.” The note collected dozens of sympathetic comments from friends and fans, though the item and...

Neil Abercrombie for Governor

Neil Abercrombie for Governor

Last July, journalist and columnist Bob Jones said you could “bet on it”: longtime U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie would run for governor. Even though Abercrombie said no to challenging Gov. Linda Lingle in 2006, it looks like the time is right for a run in 2010. There has yet to...

Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Hike from hawaii on Vimeo. Yesterday, I joined my 10-year-old daughter, Katie, on a hike up Diamond Head, one of Hawaii’s most recognizable landmarks and a popular local attraction. The hike was organized by her Girl Scout troop (Hawaii Troop #84), and we were joined by seven other...

Andy Bumatai Taking a Talk Show Break

Andy Bumatai Taking a Talk Show Break

Another day, another “Twitter exclusive.” Local comedian and talk show host Andy Bumatai has announced that his show, “NightTime with Andy Bumatai,” will be put on hiatus until next year, and will be filmed in yet another new location and have a different format. “I’ve decided to put my show,...

Shawn Ching Leaving KITV

Shawn Ching Leaving KITV

KITV news anchor Shawn Ching is leaving the station after November to pursue a career in law. Coworker Rich Fewell broke the news on Twitter this afternoon. The Roosevelt High School grad has been with the station for over twelve years, starting as its sports director in 1995. He previously...

iLovePhotos Now Available

iLovePhotos Now Available

After over two years of development, Hawaii-based Blue Lava Technologies has finally released iLovePhotos, its desktop photo organization and sharing application for the Mac. The launch comes on the heels of the company’s well-received debut at DEMOfall in San Francisco, a leading launchpad for startups. Here are a few of...

Guy Kawasaki Offers ‘Straight Talk’

Guy Kawasaki Offers ‘Straight Talk’

Guy Kawasaki, renowned and Hawaii-born author, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist, will be speaking in Honolulu on Monday. Kawasaki will be the featured guest for “Straight Talk Pau Hana,” a speaker series presented by Hawaiian Island Ministries. The “Straight Talk” events focus on “what counts in business and life,” and offer...

Obama, Letterman on Hawaii

Obama, Letterman on Hawaii

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman” last night to talk about Bill Clinton, Sarah Palin, and foreign policy.  Part of the conversation, however, touched on Obama’s first trip to the Mainland as a young boy. Dave: “I want you to tell us a little...

Startup Weekend, Island Style

Startup Weekend, Island Style

A bunch of geeks. An apartment. And 48 hours. Sid Savara and Shawn Drost are putting out the call to web developers, programmers, designers, and business gurus to imagine, plan, build, and launch an internet startup in one weekend.  Participants will come together on Friday, Sept. 19, and will come...

Laughtrack Theater Opens Friday

Laughtrack Theater Opens Friday

Laughtrack Theater, Honolulu’s first theater space dedicated exclusively to performing and teaching improvisation, is celebrating its grand opening on Friday. The brainchild of Shannon Winpenny and Kim Potter, Laughtrack Theater is located at 1123 Bethel Street, across from Hawaii Theatre.  Winpenny, a Honolulu native, cut her teeth in Chicago with...

Daniel Dae Kim in Denver

Daniel Dae Kim in Denver

Hawaii superblogger Ian Lind, who was covering the Democratic National Convention in Denver, sent along links to his photo gallery, which included a few shots of “LOST” star Daniel Dae Kim. He was one of many local and national celebrities that attended the event, and KGMB reporter Keahi Tucker interviewed...

Bytemarks Lunch Coming Up

Bytemarks Lunch Coming Up

Local ubergeek Burt Lum‘s monthly “Bytemarks” geek lunch has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, at Don Quijote (a.k.a. Holiday Mart) on Kaheka Street near Ala Moana Center. The “Bytemarks” lunch used to be held in downtown Honolulu. But now that Burt’s day job has moved him...

Guy Kawasaki on Hawaii Education, Rail Plan

Guy Kawasaki on Hawaii Education, Rail Plan

Hawaii’s best chance at success comes from education rather than special funds and tax credits, according to renowned venture capitalist and former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki. He also expressed exasperation over Honolulu’s rail transit plan, and appreciation for the work of L.P. “Neenz” Faleafine, who works with him on running...

“LOST” Open Casting Call Tomorrow

“LOST” Open Casting Call Tomorrow

Production on the fifth season of ABC’s hit television series “LOST” begins this weekend, and the creators of the show are looking for talent right here in Hawaii. They’re holding their first “open casting call” tomorrow at Ala Wai Elementary School. They’re looking for all shapes and sizes, though fluency...