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May 30, 2005

Waimanalo Beach

Day three of the long Memorial Day weekend brought us over Interstate H-3 to Waimanalo Beach. Sun, surf, sand, a crab, a surfboard, and a boogie-boarding class. Music is "Turtle Spin" from Uncle Mean by Thursday Group (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/88MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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May 29, 2005

Robotic Reptiles

Day two of the long Memorial Day weekend found us at Bishop Museum's monthly "Family Day." The current exhibit features animatronic lizards, which is all fine and good, except for one scene with blood and stuff. Music is "Wind's Eye" from First Album by Thursday Group (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/93MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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May 28, 2005

Aloun Farms

Katie and Zac are joined by neighbor Nathan on a trip to Aloun Farms in Ewa. Games, kiddie rides, shave ice and a "hay ride" make for a great, but scorching hot, day. Music is "Sweet Pea" from First Album by Thursday Group (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/84MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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May 26, 2005

Zac Wild

A quick clip of my rock-star son Zac (just shy of three years old) performing his unique cover of the "Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi" theme song. The iffy video quality reflects desperate attempts to rescue the scene from poor lighting. But I think Zac's enthusiasm for the material still comes through. Note the spontaneous stage dive! +

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May 25, 2005

Towel Day

Hoopy froods around the world commemorated the life and genius of the late, great Douglas Adams today in the fifth annual "Towel Day." Contributing photos of one's towel and its travels on this special day is a longstanding tradition... but videoblogging it? Hey, why not? You can download a larger version (320x240/98MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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May 24, 2005

Sweet Stuff

What better way to reward a child for surviving a trip to the dentist than a cool dose of sugar? A quickie post with no music and poor sound, but I got it online less than half an hour after returning home. That's gotta count for something, right? http://www.lightfantastic.org/imr/extras/videoblog/content/icecream.mov

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May 23, 2005

Ala Moana Morning

Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island shortly after dawn. While this area will soon be packed with people, this early in the morning it's primarily the domain of exercise nuts and senior citizens. Music is "Fifth" from Alchemy by Cargo Cult (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/70MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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May 21, 2005

More Traffic

What was supposed to be a quick morning errand turned into an ordeal, as a series of accidents on the freeway slowed traffic to a crawl all over the island. This is my first "typical" videoblog entry, meaning it features me, talking to the camera, with slightly disproportionate... er, enthusiasm given the circumstances. Maybe next time I'll vlog myself making breakfast. Then I'll really be an official videoblogger. You can download a larger version (320x240/84MB) of this video courtesy the Internet Archive+

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May 20, 2005

Podcasting Thing

Continuing where we left off in "Bytemarks Lunch," the geeks head down to the University of Phoenix to catch a business podcasting seminar led by Roxanne Darling and Shane Robinson of Bare Feet Studios. Among the many notable people in attendance was Andy Bumatai, who I'd really love to see get into podcasting. Background music is "Seasons" from Vibrant by Cargo Cult (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/118MB) of this video courtesy the Internet Archive+

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May 19, 2005

Bytemarks Lunch

Burt Lum's monthly "Bytemarks" geek lunch, held today in the courtyard of Cafe Laniakea at the YWCA on Richards Street downtown. Present (in addition to Burt and myself) were Paul Lawler, Todd Ogasawara, Bob Lew, and Marsha Mochizuki. Background music is "Seasons" from Vibrant by Cargo Cult (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/71MB) of this video courtesy the Internet Archive+

This is part one of two, as we later pack up to check out a podcasting seminar at the University of Phoenix.

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May 18, 2005

May Day

Katie performed in her first May Day celebration at Mililani Waena Elementary School. Too cute! Now, after days of practicing in the scalding hot sun, the skies were gray today... but all the music and dancing apparently kept most of the rain away.

Every grade's presentation was great, though of course I liked the first graders' part best. Maybe I'll share a montage of the rest of the program later.

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May 17, 2005

Picking Up Katie

Jen is battling pneumonia, so I had to manage the family zoo today. This is my first "conventional" videoblog entry, documenting the short trip to Mililani Waena Elementary to pick up my daughter Katie from school. Music is "Garden" from Alchemy by Cargo Cult (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/89MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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May 16, 2005

Aloha, Eric Rice!

The podcasting fun continues as members of the Hawaii Association of Podcasters and other multimedia fans welcome voxmedia evangelist Eric Rice to Honolulu. Eric is kicking off the "Podcast/Videoblog Roadshow" for Audioblog.com. Present (in addition to myself) are Todd Cochrane of GeekNewsCentral.com, Burt Lum of Bytemarks, Lucas Gonze of Webjay, and Dolly Samson of Hawaii Pacific University. By popular demand, this video features only natural sound, and thanks to a trial version of Adobe Premiere Elements, there's even an opening title!

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May 13, 2005

Podcaster Lunch

Members of the Hawaii Association of Podcasters hold a noon-time gathering at Kaka`ako Waterfront Park. Present (in addition to myself) are Todd Cochrane of GeekNewsCentral.com, Burt Lum of Bytemarks, Shane Robinson of Bare Feet Studios, and Peter Kay of VoteHawaii.com. Music is "Mirrors" from Alchemy by Cargo Cult (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/64MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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May 11, 2005

Honolulu Traffic

Clips of a typical drive home from Mapunapuna to Mililani via Red Hill (H-201), onto H-1 and up H-2. Music is "Dilemma" from Alchemy by Cargo Cult. You can download a larger version (320x240/41MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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May 8, 2005

Dinner with Nana

From April 22: Driving into Waikiki to have dinner with "Nana" (Jen's mom) at the Hale Koa Hotel. Music is "Entry" from Alchemy by Cargo Cult (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/53MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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May 1, 2005

The Wall in Waikiki

"The Wall" in Waikiki, where Kapahulu Avenue and Kalakaua Avenue meet. A busy vantage point for tourists, and a popular spot for surfers, boogie boarders and bodyboarders. Music is "Mode Escstatica" from Tektonic Illusion by Kenji Williams (Magnatune/CC:BY-NC-SA). You can download a larger version (320x240/50MB) courtesy the Internet Archive+

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