Monthly Archives: December 2011

Hawaii suffered a grave loss this morning with the death of +John Heckathorn

Hawaii suffered a grave loss this morning with the death of +John Heckathorn. A long-time journalist and tireless storyteller, he helped shape the careers of many local reporters and writers, from teaching English at UH in the 1970s through his gig at HPU focused on communications technology and convergence. He documented the evolution of both Hawaii's dining and media scenes, and was an invaluable voice of wisdom and "biting commentary." I was among countless people who were fortunate enough to call him a friend. My deepest condolences to his family.

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Former Honolulu Magazine editor John Heckathorn dies – Hawaii News – Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Veteran journalist and journalism educator John Gene Heckathorn died this morning at Straub Clinic & Hospital at the age of 65 after suffering a heart attack Christmas morning at his home in Kal

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Even podcasts are prone to holiday specials.

Even podcasts are prone to holiday specials.

Reshared post from +Popspotting

What Christmas songs make you jolly? And which ones make you want to run someone over with a reindeer?

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Popspotting #183: "Favorite Holiday Tunes" (Dec. 21, 2011)
Everybody else is doing it, so why can't we? Yes, it's the first Popspotting holiday special. While Jimmy in Georgia suggested we count down our favorite Christmas movies or TV specials, we decided to…

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Next Wednesday, talk tech and mix it up with the HTDC

The 2011 Holiday Science & Tech Fair "showcases Hawaii’s innovative tech industry and Hawaii’s skilled talent," and includes free resume evaluations and the monthly Wetware Wednesday networking event for software developers (and the geeks who love them).It's taking place at the Japanese Cultural Center from 5:00-7:00 pm. See the HTDC website for details… posted as a Word document?

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HTDC. HOME; PROGRAMS & SERVICES; NEWS & EVENTS; ABOUT US; CONTACT US. Incubation nourishes Innovation. SBIR. Get the Twitter Widget widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not s…

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Kim Jong Il is dead

He once had Hawaii in his ballistic missile sights. But it's probably a bit early to feel relief. The question, of course, is whether his death advances peace on the Korean peninsula, or brings instability as the N. Korean government and military grapple for power.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, 69, has died
Account Options. Sign in. Web History. Hosted by Back to Google News. North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, 69, has died. (AP) – 10 minutes ago. SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Il, North Korea's mer…

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The photo of female firefighters at Pearl Harbor that wasn't

Here's a great write-up on a long-overdue effort to learn the real story behind an old photo that some have compared to the image of the flag being raised at Iwo Jima.Spoiler alert: the women weren't fighting fires on Dec. 7. But their story is nonetheless interesting, finally told by one of the women, now 96.

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Open Channel – Pearl Harbor surprise: Photo of female firefighters wasn't from Dec. 7
It's never too late to solve a mystery, or to set the record straight.

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The last Bytemarks geek lunch of 2011

The last Bytemarks geek lunch of 2011. Here with +Burt Lum, +Jerome Koehler, Peter Li, +Greg Yamane, +Wendell Yamada, +Capsun Poe, +Colin Sato, +Biz Kellam, Doug Masuoka, +Forest Frizzell, Bobby Lambrix, with a cameo by +Mike Prasad. Talking CityCamp Hackathon, Unconferenz, and cool places we’d like to go to next year.

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The quirky world of nemu*nemu is five years old!

The quirky world of nemu*nemu is five years old! Local artists +Audra Furuichi and +Scott Yoshinaga are now working on their fifth book, and are turning to their fans and the Kickstarter platform to publish the best, most colorful edition yet.

Check out the project page and consider supporting these guys. There are some pretty neat incentives for backers, and pledges are welcome from $1 through $500. They’ve already raised over $5,000, and are more than halfway to their goal. The project closes on Dec. 26, and backers are charged only if it hits its funding target.

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nemu*nemu – Collection 2011!
Small-kid-time is full of mystery, adventure, and most importantly FUN! Help the nemu*nemu gang share their latest stories in print!

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Checking out the updated Gmail app for iOS

Their first release crashed and burned, and the second bugfix felt mostly like a hollow wrapper for the mobile web version. There's still a lot of web UI, but little refinements make a big difference, as does their promise of upcoming features (notifications and multiple logins). To keep us amused for now, they've added 'Scribbles,' an in-app way to draw or sketch something to send as an email.So far I've been satisfied using the stock Mail app to check my Gmail and Google Apps accounts, primarily for the unified inbox. But it definitely doesn't tap the full power of Gmail, and any time I wanted to search way back in my archives, I had to visit Gmail in Safari. This iOS app at least makes those searches quicker, and I'm thinking it might someday take over as my primary email app if Google keeps improving it at a good pace.

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Updates to the Gmail app for iOS | Official Gmail Blog
Updates to the Gmail app for iOS. Posted by Ingrid Fielker, Software Engineer When we launched the Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, we said we were just getting started and would continue to…

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