Hawaii Blog Blog

I’m having trouble putting into words just how valuable I think the The Television Archive‘s “Sept. 11 Collection” is. Just the other day I was thinking to myself how quickly America seemed to have...

This is the actual lede on an Associated Press story posted today: “President Bush fainted briefly in the White House residence Sunday after choking on a pretzel while watching a National Football League playoff...

Who cares if I’m starting the year behind in journal entries as it is. It’s time once again for Heather’s contagious Friday Five! 1. You’ve just won a complete collection of movies starring one...

I was actually wondering, not too many weeks ago, how there could not be sites like this one: a personal web site, weblog included, of a man killed in the Sept. 11 attacks. 22-year-old...

Hey, kids! Long-time reader, first-time poster… it’s time for my very first Friday Five! 1. What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Being the sensitive, multicultural fellow that I am, I’m reluctant to...

Well, Google has redeemed itself after the Deja takeover fiasco, and how. They’ve had much of USENET online for months now (it was quite a trip seeing my first posts — March 1994, many...

Well, Money magazine came out with its (presumably annual) “Best Places to Live” list. In the wake of Sept. 11, they gave top honors to New York City, but also given top scores was...

This weekend brings the Leonid Meteor Shower, and not only is the Earth passing straight through one of the sometimes evasive debris fields, but folks in Hawaii, Australia, and the western Pacific are expected...

You know, I wish I had the money to throw away on a Premium Subscription to Salon.Com… but apart from most of the “Sex” department, I haven’t found what they keep outside the pay...

It’s often said that a million monkeys locked in a room with a typewriter will eventually — albeit probably after an eternity — create Hamlet. So I guess that’s part of the appeal of...

Within hours of the attacks on America — when I was at work but thinking only of being back at home with my family — I knew we’d soon be hearing predictions of a...

Probably an old link, but I stumbled across the story at The Smoking Gun, and a quick search for the name of the suspect — Celinda D. Barge — turned up a more local...

Woo! Check it out! After half a dozen submissions, one of my amateur airport digicam shots finally made it past the tough quality-control moderators at Airliners.net. I had no idea they were going to...

Some odd local news to report… First, in the “Duh!” department, local stores are pulling those fun little jelly candies off shelves after two kids in California choked to death on them. On one...

The Honolulu Advertiser again takes glee in shining its bright lights (?) into the dark musty corners of our local television news market. An article in Sunday’s paper features some familiar insights (KHON tops,...

Now some of these anecdotes are funny — strange things announced on commercial airplanes, courtesy the discussion forums at Airliners.Net. US Airways? “After takeoff, we’ll be dimming the cabin lights to make our flight...

The WorldPoint empire continues to quietly unravel. Though the auction house is kind enough to not name any names, the location of the selloff is indeed that of the former “world headquarters” of WorldPoint...

I’m getting more of this SirCam Worm virus than I ever did of that old classic, ILOVEYOU. Thank god most of my mail comes in through UNIX systems… and even the ITS team at...

I’m not sure what it means, but although I enjoy a train wreck as much as the next guy, in some cases, I still side with the old-school idealsists. The whole Chandra Levy case,...