Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week

Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week is March 4-10, 2013. And there's a deliciously geeky way to participate. Hawaii BioBlitz encourages people across the state to grab their smartphones or digital cameras and capture photos of plants and animals in their backyard, neighborhood, or anywhere. With the Project Noah app and community, you'll be able to learn whether a species is native or not.

Thanks to +John Pescador for the heads up!

#hisaw   #invasivespecies   #projectnoah  

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Hawai‘i BioBlitz 2013!
Hawai‘i Bioblitz 2013: What’s in your backyard? Hawaii Bioblitz is a week-long, statewide activity coinciding with Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week that will invite residents of all ages to do…

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Honolulu police union video from 1995 unearthed

UH journalism professor Gerald Kato recently dug up this old video that SHOPO, the Honolulu police officers’ union, made in 1995 during the fight over the Uniform Information Practices Act (UIPA), or HRS 92F, which defined public records and codified the public’s right to access them in Hawaii. They argued that releasing police misconduct records would mean “the community as a whole would suffer.”

http://www.hawaiiweblog.com/2013/02/27/police-public-records

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New app helps Hawaii residents find flu shots

Local developer Brian Dote has released a new app for iOS. Flu Shot Finder does what it says on the tin.

"Looking for a flu shot here in Hawaii? Flu Shot Finder is your perfect companion. Use our map view to find locations near you, or search by zip code or distance from your current location. Each listing includes clinic hours, insurance information, a map, and driving directions. Even share your favorite location with your friends on Facebook or Twitter! Flu Shot Finder was developed to provide an easy-to-use way to find flu shot clinics. Future updates will include more clinic locations."

#hawaii   #apps  

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Kids and cell phones in today's Star-Advertiser

A feature article in today's Honolulu Star-Advertiser explores 'Raising kids in the Digital age,' and reporter Nina Wu interviewed me along with many other local parents (including Diane Ako and Holly Hadsell) and asked how we managed how connected our children are. And the paper included a couple of fun photo illustrations by photographer Jamm Aquino and Kip Aoki.

It was a fun topic to discuss and a fun family photo shoot. Thanks to the Star-Advertiser team for the opportunity to continue to embarrass my family.

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Hawaii's first Microsoft Store

Ala Moana will be home to Hawaii's first Microsoft Store. And they're setting up shop right across the mall from the state's first Apple Store.

Hawaii is often home to top performing stores for many retail outlets. So while there's no contest between these two, I'm thinking the Honolulu Microsoft Store will do better than most.

#apple #microsoft #applestore #microsoftstore #retail

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Meeting the Wonderful Xeni Jardin

Yesterday, +Jennifer Ozawa and I were blessed to have have had lunch with +Xeni Jardin, a journalist, explorer and survivor, and someone we both greatly admired. And it turns out we only knew a small fraction about her amazing story. Wicked smart, deeply compassionate, fiercely loyal, warm and funny… I'm so glad she's spending some time in Hawaii.

Big thanks +Mahalo Michael of +Tiki's Grill & Bar for providing a beautiful setting and a delicious menu.

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One Month in a Mashup of Moments

At the start of the year, I started taking a video clip each day for the new +1 Second Everyday app by +Cesar Kuriyama. And somehow, I've managed to keep it up through January. So here's my month in 31 seconds.

I'm surprised by how compelling this presentation is (at least for me, the subject). A second is an incredibly short span of time, but that blip of movement and sound is enough to trigger a wide swath of memories. And as the seconds elapse, those memories swirl together in a wonderful way.

I'm not sure if I can keep it up, and I'm also wondering how repetitive my seconds will be after a while, considering how repetitive my life is on a day-to-day basis. But I look forward to finding out!

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