Monthly Archives: August 2012

Got questions about alternative-powered alternative transportation?

Today we're prerecording next Wednesday's +Bytemarks Cafe. Topic of the day? Electric bikes, hydrogen mopeds, and alternative energy powering transportation besides cars. Joining us will be +Guy Toyama from H2 Technologies and Jon Lott from Farrington High School.

We can't take live calls, but we can incorporate comments and questions we get in advance! Got a thought? Fire away! We'll fold in any that we can.

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HAMA hopes to unite digital media artists in Hawaii

Thanks to +Todd Robertson of Hyperspective Studios for joining us on +Hawaii Public Radio last night to talk about Hawaii's creative media industry. He also introduced listeners to HAMA, devoted to creating a unified voice for Hawaii’s digital media and interactive entertainment arts industry. If you're in that industry, be sure to like, follow, and share!

#hawaii   #digitalmedia   #interactive  

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Hawaii Association of Media Arts
The Hawaii Association of Media Arts seeks to organize, mobilize, support & promote Hawaii’s digital media and interactive entertainment arts industry.

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Free Hawaii 'Get Your Business Online' Workshop Tomorrow

Tomorrow at The Modern Honolulu in Waikiki, the Hawaii SBDC, SCORE, and Intuit are presenting "Hawaii Get Your Business Online in Honolulu," free 2.5 hour sessions to help local small businesses jump start their online presence. Participants will be walked through creating a "free" website and registering a custom domain name with Intuit Sitebuilder, and learn the basics about SEO (search engine optimization) and online marketing.

The "free" website offer is for a year. After a year is up, the domain name is $2/mo. ($24 a year) and $4.99/mo. for web hosting (about $60/year). Not the best price, or the worst, so if you're curious about Intuit SiteBuilder (or already use other Intuit products — I don't), it may be worth checking out.

The event is promoted as being affiliated with Google, though it looks like that's mostly so that the Intuit Sitebuilder product's analytics and other features work.

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Hawaii Get Your Business Online with Google
Hawaii Get Your Business Online is designed to make it easy, free and fast for any business to get online. Google is offering a free professional website, a customized domain name, web hosting for one…

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"Saving Hubble" Screening at UH on Sept

5 with Director David Gaynes

In 2004, NASA canceled the last Space Shuttle servicing mission to extend the life of the Hubble space telescope, even though new instruments and replacement parts had already been made. “Saving Hubble” tells the story of how average citizens united to save it. Come to a preview screening with director and creative storyteller David Gaynes at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Art Building Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.

For more information, visit the UH Institute for Astronomy website:

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/

#astronomy   #space   #hubble   #telescope  

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Claim a custom URL for your Google+ profile

Guess they're now going out to individuals. Just got an email.

"We're introducing custom URLs for a select group of people on Google+. A custom URL is a short, easy-to-remember web address that makes it easier to direct people to your Google+ profile. We've pre-approved the following URL for you:

http://google.com/+ryanozawa

Sincerely,
The Google+ Team"

Not surprisingly, they've pre-reserved common words, so +Hawaii wasn't available (at least to me!). Since 'ryanozawa' is my Google/Gmail username anyway, I figured I'd keep the default.

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Ryan Ozawa – Google+
Ryan Ozawa – A dad, husband, and web geek in paradise. Connecting, teaching, exploring, and making media. – Hawaii Geek – Hawaii Blog – Hawaii – A self-professed life-long geek, Ryan Kawailani Ozawa h…

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Another day, another time lapse

Last week I documented my pre-dawn drive from Mililani to my office building parking lot in Iwilei, overlooking Honolulu Harbor. This morning, by request, I took the other main route into town — H-201 (a.k.a. Red Hill) rather than the H-1 airport viaduct. I also left a little later in the morning, capturing more light, and decided to extend the drive through downtown Honolulu and over to Ala Moana Beach Park.

#timelapse   #honolulu   #hawaii   #video  

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Time-lapse video of the bon dance at the Jodo Mission of Hawaii

Still enjoying experimenting with time-lapse photography. This is my favorite so far. From atop the temple, here's a view of the great bon dance at the Jodo Mission of Hawaii in Makiki. This beautiful Japanese tradition plays out right next to the busy H-1 freeway. Watch as families wait from well before the sun goes down, to the first few dances around the yagura.

#hawaii   #timelapse   #video   #bondance

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Time-lapse of my drive into town

I'm still having a blast making time-lapse movies with my iPhone. Today I take you on my daily morning commute from Mililani to my office at Dole Cannery. A little rain and a fender bender in Mililani slowed things more than usual, as it's usually smooth sailing at 5:30 a.m. But it probably made for a more interesting video.

I then take you up to the roof deck of the parking garage to watch some of the morning cloud formations over downtown Honolulu. Enjoy!

#timelapse   #video   #honolulu   #hawaii

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