Category: The Web

Hawaii Goes to SXSW

Hawaii Goes to SXSW

South By Southwest (SXSW) is one of the nation’s largest music, film, and interactive festivals. Now in its 23rd year, it now draws over 11,000 people to Austin, Texas each year. Among them, many of Hawaii musicians, filmmakers, and online entrepreneurs. Some of the musicians making the trek this March...

Twitter Reports on Hawaii Economy

Twitter Reports on Hawaii Economy

This afternoon, the state Council on Revenues is giving a briefing on the state economy at the Hawaii State Capitol. And at least two people are Twittering from the briefing as it unfolds: Ian Lind (independent investigative journalist and blogger) and Georgette Deemer (Communications Director for the Hawaii House of...

Kenneth Makuakane CD Release Party

Kenneth Makuakane CD Release Party

Renowned local music producer and musician Kenneth Makuakane will be celebrating the release of his new album, “The White Bathtub,” on Thursday with a CD release party at the Ala Moana Hotel‘s Pakele Lounge.  Special guests include Barry Flanagan, Walt Keale, Obrian Eselu and Stephen Inglis. And as with all...

Honolulu Power Outage Covered Online

Honolulu Power Outage Covered Online

At about 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, a lightning storm over Honolulu apparently knocked out electricity for almost the entire island of O’ahu. As people from Waikiki to Kaneohe were plunged into darkness, those that still had battery operated gadgets gathered and shared information online to determine the extent...

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...

AT&T Fails, Engages on Twitter

AT&T Fails, Engages on Twitter

AT&T’s cellular network in Honolulu failed this morning, disconnecting thousands of customers for at least six hours. (As I type this, service is restored in some areas, like downtown, but not in Mililani.)  At first I thought I just missed a bill payment, but it didn’t take long to realize...

Proudly Purple

Proudly Purple

The “Purple States” project aims to merge the best of citizen journalism and the established media. Described as “reality news” and a cross between “The Real World” and “The Huffington Post,” it launched in the run up to the 2008 elections. The “Purple States” project previously highlighted a handful of...

Meetup Madness

Meetup Madness

Manoa Geeks — the Web 2.0 inspired social geek gathering I now help organize — is upon us! Come on down Thursday evening to Thirtyninehotel in Chinatown to talkstory and catch up with what’s going on in Hawaii’s vibrant tech scene. There’ll be food, drink, and lots of cool stories...

Video Chat in Gmail

Video Chat in Gmail

Taking another bold move into Skype‘s territory, Google has announced the addition of voice and video chat to Gmail. Interestingly, audio and video chats are currently available only as an extension to the Google Talk feature within Google’s free webmail service, and not via its standalone Google Talk chat client...

PodCamp & WordCamp Hawaii

PodCamp & WordCamp Hawaii

PodCamp & WordCamp Hawaii kicks off tomorrow at the Hawaii Convention Center, which will make the next two days utter nirvana (or, perhaps, “nerdvana”) for geeks and geeks in the making. New media and the social web will be explored and discussed in a free event that welcomes everyone — from the evangelists to...

Welcome, Pop Candy Readers!

Welcome, Pop Candy Readers!

Whitney Matheson’s “Pop Candy” blog at USA Today is a must-read for any pop culture fan. Jen and I were bummed that we missed Whitney at Comic-Con. So as a longtime reader, it was a thrill to find that she featured this blog today in “Tracking down the ‘LOST’ gang.”...

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...

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...

Workshop to Explore Apple’s iPhone

Workshop to Explore Apple’s iPhone

Apple’s immensely popular iPhone will be the focus of tonight’s Web Weavers Workshop, a regular series focused on web development organized by HMAUS and the Pacific New Media program at the University of Hawaii. iPhone expert Rich Warren (21 Century Systems Inc.) will talk about what the iPhone can do,...

Whither Rejaw?

Whither Rejaw?

Another day, another microblogging service: Today I checked out Rejaw. And the best way to describe its offerings is to compare it to its many peers. Rejaw is a microblogging service like Twitter, except instead of a 140 character limit, you’ve got an expansive 1,000 characters to work with. (A...

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

The Boston Globe has earned deserved accolades for its photo blog, “The Big Picture.” Curated by Alan Taylor, the blog showcases some of the most spectacular shots captured by photojournalists around the world… unforgettable images that are usually scaled down to a few column inches or thumbnailed beyond recognition on...

Molly Holzschlag at Pacific New Media

Molly Holzschlag at Pacific New Media

Molly E. Holzschlag — well-known Web standards advocate, instructor, and author — is returning to Honolulu this week to lead workshops for Pacific New Media. On Friday, she’ll give a free public lecture titled “Browsers, Web Standards, and IE8” in Krauss Hall at 7 p.m. Those looking for more intensive...