Manoa Geeks – July 2009

Manoa Geeks July 2009

Manoa Geeks July 2009

Manoa Geeks July 2009

Got there way late this time. Only caught one an a half presentations. Shawn‘s latest project aims to scrape a Myspace page and recompose it into a genuinely usable website. Myspace is more than due for a widespread cleanup, so anything that helps in a good thing in my book. Ironically, the biggest issue was about the ethics of scraping data from someone’s page and republishing it elsewhere. I don’t see why this would be a problem in his application. The page’s owner has a legitimate right to backup their data, even if it is done from outside their publishing system. Google cache is more of a gray area than this app.

World Wide Photowalk, Honolulu HI – July 18th

World Wide Photowalk - July 18, 2009

Come join us for a photo walk around Downtown Honolulu on July 18th.

We will meet at 4:00 p.m. at the Iolani Palace front lawn. This has been one of the most popular locations for the Hawaii Flickr Meetup. After a short introduction we will take a stroll through downtown honolulu and Chinatown. We will end our photowalk at a yet to be determined restaurant in Downtown or Chinatown. For this reason I recommend that you park somewhere in Downtown/Chinatown and walk to Iolani Palace.

Here is a Google Map of the municipal parking lots in Chinatown. Their rates are probably the cheapest you will find in the downtown areas.

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Hawaii Geek Meet 2009

Last Sunday was the 2nd Annual Hawaii Geek Meet at Ala Moana Park. I met a lot of old online friends and found some new ones. Forgot to wear my Twitter shirt. Ate lots of food – BTW did anyone get a good pic of that hand cart full of pizza? And lastly I took lots of photos as you’ll soon see.

I busted out my hacked Canon A630 and stuck it on a tripod under a tree. Then I ran a time lapse script that took a shot every ten seconds for the whole event. All told, I took around 2000 photos that day. After I stitched the pics into a video, I couldn’t quite find the right geeky music that fits our little group. Then I remembered Twitter Me Gently by Matthew Ebel and everything sort of clicked together after that.

Andy Bumatai Tweetup

Andy Bumatai Tweetup

Group photo from tonight’s Andy Bumatai Show. He put out a tweet about a week ago inviting the Hawaii tweeps to a special show on social media. A couple dozen or so of us dropped in on the iNG Direct Cafe. Check out the conversation going on off camera.