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James Petersen
Attends University of Hawaii at Manoa
Lives in Mililani, HI
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Interesting article about what is happening in Hawaii with regards to residential solar power production. (our house has both solar hot water and PV and we've reduced our monthly bill from about $500 to $16-100 depending on the weather) The only thing the article gets terribly wrong is that there is NO coal powered electrical generation in Hawaii. Why? There is no coal. The generators are fired by imported petroleum.
As homemade electricity gains popularity, it puts new pressures on old infrastructure and cuts into electric company revenue, pitting solar companies against utilities.
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Recently took a spectacular helicopter ride over the Pu'u O'o vent on the Big Island of Hawai'i
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Just thought I'd share... I was sorta/partly right on two of my totally made up predictions The first is Research Kit . This is the optional feature of the iPhone that shares health/medical information with medical researchers. Can my Apple 911 prediction b...
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Night in the city looks pretty to me
Night in the city looks fine
Music comes spilling out into the street
Colors go waltzing in time
-Joni Mitchell

Waikiki this past Wednesday evening...
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Beautiful. Truly.
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My review of Nickie Bow's first Prof. Molly Barda mystery on Goodreads...
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You'll no longer need to carry your iPhone once you have your Apple Watch: Apple to Announce the Extended iBeacon on March 9 I was dreaming last night about the latest from 1 Infinite Loop and I  woke up sweating with respect for the brilliance of Apple Mar...
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Rrrrrring!
me: "Hello?"
caller: "Hello, this is Microsoft Support. Your Windows PC has a very serious problem."

me: "That's terrible! What can I do? Oh, but first, I have to ask you if your family is in the same building with you."
caller: "What"

me: "Well, I just completed the trace route on your IP."
caller: "Huh?"

me: "Let me explain. I'm Special Agent Dennis Jones of the US DIA and I just placed you on the Alternate Target List."
caller: "What?"

me: "It's this way, when we do a Predator mission and there's only one Hellfire left, the vehicle is just plain too dangerous to land so we re-task it to an Alternate Target."
caller: "What?"

me: "Yeah, and I'd feel really bad if innocent families were taken out in a strike." "You know how it is."
caller: "Uuuhhh"

me: "Oh, by the way, we don't have any Windows machines here. Ya'll have a nice day."

caller: CLICK
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It must be Spring! There's a single leaf on the backyard Plumeria.
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A few of the several hundred photos of our cruise around our islands last week. Great fun. NCL Pride of America's Island cruise (7 days) is a wonderful experience for residents as well as visitors.
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Want to know what to expect from the Apple Extravaganza tomorrow? Read my totally made-up Apple blog. (Remember: Expectation is not the same thing as actual fact.)

Tomorrow is March 9th and Every Tech Writer on Earth Doesn't Know What Apple is Going to Announce... ...Except of course, they're going to talk about a watch. Even Tech Writers can figure out that there will be a watch in there somewhere. As for the rest of the ...
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Here's the wild rumor that I made up about March 9. Will someone please pay me now?
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Guess What Apple is going to Unveil on March 9! No really, just guess. That's what everyone else is doing. Take CNET's David Carnoy  for example. He's described as "... a notable e-reader and e-publishing expert."   among other things. I guess that entitles...
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New From Apple: iAM Here Is your teen really at the Library? What happened after your pup jumped the fence? Nobody has yet announced the release of the technology that will allow parents and pet owners to know where there "children" are but speculation is r...
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Educational Administrator and Generalist - graduate student - cellodad and friend of Jacky LaChienne
Introduction
I was born in Berkeley California [ a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away] I after many travels and adventures I returned to Berkeley for my undergraduate work in Anthropology and Biochemistry. 

Through a convoluted series of events, I landed in Honolulu in 1979 and have been in Hawai’i ever since. After some years at some very strange jobs, [I’ll tell you about it if you stop by] 

I completed graduate work in Secondary Education and, subsequently, Educational Administration. I work currently as a School Administrator

I am also a graduate student in the Dept. of Educational Technology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. 

I once told my students that I have two long term goals: To set the 65-69 age-group Ironman record and to learn everything about everything.

I’m working on it.
Bragging rights
gee, cellodad and friend of Jacky LaChienne is quite a brag. Oh yeah, I once finished Ironman Kona with a broken hip and no training... ["If you can do it, it ain't bragging" -Cassius Clay]
Education
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Educational Technology, 2010 - present
    doctoral student - Educational Technology & Policy –M.Ed. Educational Technology - May 2013
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Educational Administration, 1994 - 2001
    M.Ed. Administration
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Secondary Education, 1989 - 1990
    Professional Diploma
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Biochem, 1972 - 1973
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Anthropology, 1967 - 1971
    AB - Distinction in Scholarship
  • Clearfield High School
    Clearfield, Utah, 1964 - 1967
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cellodad
I've had my 2012 MINI Cooper S Countryman for just one year. My buying experience was outstanding, friendly and professional. Today, I took my MINI in for its one-year service. Jenny the Service Rep. handled all of the details (including my cancellation and re-scheduling) online and was there to meet me at 0645. A wonderful local lady drove me home to Mililani in a BMW X3 and picked me up a few hours later to take me back downtown. Everything from start to finish exceeded my expectations. The staff are all courteous and professional and all of the free warranty work was performed as promised including a coolant temp. sensor replacement that I didn't know about. I would recommend BMW/MINI of Hawaii to friends.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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