Monday, August 25, 2008

The Producer Gets Interviewed By WSJ

As many of my friends know, I am a local morning news producer. But today, the producer had the tables turned on him when he was the subject of an interview. Let me explain:

I am a frequent poster on the EverythingiCafe forums. It's a place where I can geek out and talk about the iPhone. Well, someone from the Wall Street Journal sent me a private message about interviewing me over the phone about my experience with the iPhone game Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D. The article is about how iPhone games are changing the landscape of mobile gaming.

So today, I did a phone interview with the WSJ. The reporter says it will come out this week sometime. I'll post the article when it is published.

Here's a video of Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D:

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Food Review: W & M Bar-B-Q Burger

I was told that a great place to get burgers was a place I had never heard of on Waialae Avenue: W & M Bar-B-Q Burger.

I heard it's ALWAYS busy, so something must be up.

Today, I had to fend for myself when it came to lunch so I decided to take a little drive to Kaimuki.

The parking lot was full and there was even two cars parked illegally with someone inside the car and the engine on. Unfortunately, I was by myself so I had to find a side street to park on.

I was able to get a space nearby on 2nd Avenue. The hard part was trying to cross Waialae on a crosswalk with no traffic signals. Those drivers making left turns out of City Mill!

For $8.43 (tax included), I bought a Deluxe Steak Burger (no onions), french fries and a large drink.
For $1.95, there wasn't much fries. I think the next time I'll pass on it.

The Steak Burger consisted of thin slices of teriyaki beef. By the time I brought the burger home it was kind of cold. But, the teriyaki slices were mighty tasty and the sauce in the burger was very good.

This is a case of quality over quantity. W & M had a sign that said that they had to raise their prices because of the cost of fuel. The Deluxe Steak Burger was $4.15.

Overall, I was satified but not blown away. The next time, I'll try the normal Bar-B-Q Burger.

Can't go tomorrow or the next day because they are closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Monday, August 18, 2008

"Iron Man" Two-Disc Special Collectors' Edition Cover

Man, this is a SWEET cover!

Even if I didn't see the movie, I'd want to buy this DVD!

You need to pay a little more to get this version. The single-disc version comes with the movie poster on the cover. Mark Sept. 30 on your calendar.

I bet there's a slipcover on this DVD.

When you take the slipcover off, you'll see this:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Not Hulking Out Anymore

This is my first post using an iPhone app called Lifecast. It's basically a way to blog from my iPhone.

One good piece of news. My blood pressure is now at a real good place. My blood pressure used to be high. And since I've been seeing my doctor about it I have lost 9 pounds.

Just waiting for the bus...

Posted with LifeCast

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Searching For Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

It's been about 3 weeks since I got my iPhone 3G and I love it!
Now, I'm on a mission to find all the great FREE wi-fi hotspots in Honolulu. I found out a way to get 2 hours of free wi-fi at all the Starbucks basically for free. See details on that here.
I also have a webapp on my iPhone called the JiWire Wi-Fi Finder. I search for only the free ones. My mission is to look them up and actually go there and check out if the free service is still going. I found two great wi-fi hotspots so far:
The first one is at the food court at Pioneer Plaza at 900 Fort Street Mall in the heart of downtown (see picture, left). I went there on a Sunday and although all the shops were closed, but the wi-fi was still going. It had an average speed of 1.7 Mbps! That's fast! There was no special setup needed. Although I'm not in downtown a lot, this might be a great excuse to talk a walk to downtown and have lunch there.
Another one that's easy to set up is the free wi-fi at the Honolulu Academy Of Arts. You have to choose the ShakaNet wi-fi option first. Then, go to Safari and there will be a ShakaNet page. Agree to the terms and conditions and you have FREE wi-fi! This one also has an average speed of 1.7 Mbps. I could even get the wi-fi while waiting at the nearby bus stop. Awesome!