Monthly Archives: April 2008

Pimp my ride at Yahoo! Brickhouse

Web 2.0 has brought a lot of innovation in how we connect with people. Sites like flickr, Wikipedia, Facebook and YouTube have unleashed the creativity of hundreds of millions of people across the planet. People have struggled to come up … Continue reading

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Wanderlust

It seems that every time I walk through an airport, I walk by a plane with a destination more interesting than mine. This is what I saw when I landed in Seattle yesterday. The 757 that brought me there was … Continue reading

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Testing Calais

This post is to test a new semantic tagging tool from Reuters. The information in the post may or may not be true; I’ll follow up soon with the results. I love the Eagles’ Hotel California. I flew United from … Continue reading

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Occasional reader – Pennies, GPS, bribing Congress, Nats opener

Some interesting stories from the last couple of weeks: Penny Dreadful (New Yorker) — Please, please let’s kill the penny already. It’s one of the nuisances of everyday life. Aside from Lincolnphiles and the companies that make money selling zinc … Continue reading

Posted in consumer electronics, elections, fun, gps, local search, mobile, mobile search, random, reader, weekly reader

Stupidest product of the year

It’s only April, but I’m ready to crown a winner for stupidest product of the year: Hawaii IPTV. I love most things Hawaii, so I was intrigued when the email hit my Inbox. I’ve written before about how IPTV will … Continue reading

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Grumble. Saaaaaaad. The hell?

As I was checking out of the spa at Princeville a few weeks ago, the receptionist said “You Welcome,” exactly the same way my friend Wanita does. It got me thinking about the distinctive ways we express ourselves. There is … Continue reading

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The Post packs in the Pulitzers

The Washington Post racked up some very impressive results today, winning six Pulitzer prizes, a record for The Post. The winning stories included an expose on miserable conditions at Walter Reed, coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings and reporting on … Continue reading

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Nats + flickr + PicLens = wow!

Check out the great pictures on flickr from opening night at the Nats’ new stadium. This crowdsourced collection is much more captivating than the skeletal slideshow at washingtonpost.com. For best effect, install the PicLens Firefox extension. See also: Flickr vs. … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, journalism, media, newspapers, photography

Occasional reader – WSJ, GPS, food orgies, tax rebates

Some interesting reads from the last few weeks: Wall St. Journal Makes Politics Its Business (Washington Post) – Media critic Howard Kurtz takes an in-depth look at changes at the Wall Street Journal since its takeover by Rupert Murdoch’s News … Continue reading

Posted in consumer electronics, fun, gps, journalism, maps, media, newspapers, reader, satellite navigation, weekly reader

Ho`omaika`i Honolulu Advertiser

The Honolulu Advertiser has done an absolutely terrific job with its saturation coverage of the abrupt shutdown of Aloha Airlines. The coverage is exactly what local papers should be doing on big local stories. In addition to in-depth news stories, … Continue reading

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