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February 27, 2008

HD: Manoa Geeks


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The February 2008 gathering of Manoa Geeks saw a record turnout. Hosted at Oceanit in downtown Honolulu, about 50 local technology and web gurus and fans came together to talk shop. Adobe code development, the semantic web, the Microsoft-Yahoo deal, and the Apple MacBook Air were among the many topics discussed.

Manoa Geeks is the brainchild of Aaron Dragushan of Wondermill. The first gathering took place in March 2007 at a coffee shop in Manoa (hence the name), with a handful of people. But soon, it outgrew most meeting spaces and is now hosted by local companies hoping to make connections with the talented and creative minds that attend.

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Posted by Ryan at 3:48 PM | Comments (0)

February 24, 2008

HD: Aoki's Shave Ice


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President's Day 2008 was a spectacularly beautiful day of sun and blue skies, considering the usually grey weather of February. I also unexpectedly had the day off from work. So after a visit to the neighborhood pool, the family and I drove up to Haleiwa for shave ice. Aoki's (66-117 Kamehameha Hwy.) is located a stone's throw from the much more hyped Matsumoto's, but it's our preferred destination for the cool treat.

The above is the embedded video player from Vimeo, one of the few online video hosts to serve up HD content. To see the HD video (and not a scaled and compressed Flash version), however, you need to view it at Vimeo or download the original movie file (63MB/1250x720/MP4). It should look great on an Apple TV.

You can also watch this video via low quality but fast loading Flash players at YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo! Video, Viddler, and Blip TV. And several versions of this video (including high-definition MPEG-4 and DivX) can be downloaded from the Internet Archive.

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February 20, 2008

HD: Hawaii Democratic Caucus


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The Hawaii Democratic Caucus was held the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008. Prior to this year's hotly contested race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (who was born in Hawaii), the state's record turnout for the primary caucus was 4,800 people in 1988. Last night, over 36,000 people turned out to participate. Long lines everywhere, chaos and confusion in several locations, and handmade ballots had to suffice for many when the printed ones ran out. In the end, Obama received 76 percent of the Hawaii Democratic vote, versus Clinton's 24 percent.

The above is the embedded video player from Vimeo, one of the few online video hosts to serve up HD content. To see the HD video (and not a scaled and compressed Flash version), however, you need to view it at Vimeo or download the original movie file (77MB/1250x720/MP4). It should look great on an Apple TV.

You can also watch this video via low quality but fast loading Flash players at YouTube, Google Video, Viddler, and Blip TV. DivX fans can find this video at Stage6 (in HD). And both MPEG-4 and DivX versions can be downloaded from the Internet Archive.

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February 19, 2008

HD: Great Aloha Run 2008


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Some scenes from the 24th Annual Great Aloha Run, held President's Day (Feb. 18, 2008) in Honolulu, Hawaii. As many as 20,000 participants of all ages run, walk, or roll 8.15 miles from downtown to Aloha Stadium to raise money for charity. For more information, visit:

http://www.greataloharun.com/

The above is the embedded video player from Vimeo, one of the few online video hosts to serve up HD content. To see the HD video (and not a scaled and compressed Flash version), however, you need to view it at Vimeo or download the original movie file (109MB/1250x720/MP4). It should look great on an Apple TV.

You can also watch this video via low quality but fast loading Flash players at YouTube, Google Video, Viddler, and Blip TV. DivX fans can find this video at Stage6 (in HD). And both MPEG-4 and DivX versions can be downloaded from the Internet Archive.

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Posted by Ryan at 8:32 AM | Comments (0)