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Ryan Ozawa
A dad, husband, and web geek in paradise. Connecting, teaching, exploring, and making media.
A dad, husband, and web geek in paradise. Connecting, teaching, exploring, and making media.

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Last weekend brought the second annual Hawaii Cannabis Expo and Medical Marijuana Show. I only made the last hours of the last day, helping staff the Smart Yields booth.
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Family Trip to Kauai
My dad, with logistical support from my stepmom Gayle, treated our three kids (and my wife Jen and me) to a two-day trip to The Garden Island. The mission? To show us around Kauai and to teach us about our family history on the Ozawa side.

My grandfather came to Hawaii from Japan to serve as a Buddhist minister in Hanapepe. He was put in an internment camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and my dad was actually born in Tule Lake, California. But they returned to the islands continue to diligently serve the Japanese community, my dad growing up on Kauai before the family moved to Waipahu on Oahu.

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Please join us for this ninth annual FREE outdoor gathering of tech enthusiasts, scientists and science fiction fans, hackers, makers, creators, educators, and all-around creative and curious people. It's a family friendly affair in the fresh air to share your favorite tools and toys, learn new things, meet new people, and just relax and talkstory with interesting people!

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Checking out the new Five Guys restaurant in Mililani, the chain's first location in Hawaii.
#mililani #honolulu #hawaii
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Hawaii Aloha
Beautiful. So nice to be reminded of what unites us despite our differences, of the differences that make ours a better community, and why, sometimes against reason and against the odds, we call Hawaii home. #hawaii   #hawaiialoha   #hawaiianmusic  

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Hawaii Snapchat Directory
Snapchat is huge. Snapchat is also a confusing and sometimes frustrating app to use. Some say it's badly designed specifically to keep old people like me out. But I've still developed quite a fondness for it. The challenge? Finding other Snapchat users to follow. Sure, I can find celebrities behaving badly, but what about everyday people? What about fellow Snapchat users in Hawaii?

After starting a list of local Snapchat users just to be able to recommend them to people new to the app, I decided to just put the list online so anyone can follow local Snapchat Stories. @hisnaps on Instagram or Twitter (so far) is a Hawaii Snapchat Directory. Just point your Snapchat camera at the snapcode to add them!

Check it out!

Want to be added? Just send me your snapcode! #snapcode #snapchat #hisnaps #hawaii

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Yes, you do see some remarkable things in Hawaii, even just heading into work! #HawaiiFive0 #honolulu #hawaii #locationshoot #filming

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Filming for "Kong: Skull Island"
Takes me back to the heady days of "LOST" production. A section of Chinatown near Kekaulike Mall was transformed into '70s-era Saigon for the last days of shooting for Legendary's "Kong: Skull Island."
#kong #kingkong #kongskullisland #skullisland #filming #honolulu #chinatown #hawaii
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The Blue Startups technology accelerator has ten companies in its current cohort, half of them with ties to Hawaii. Here are three of the apps being built by these young companies.

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Space Is Hard
Hawaii was poised to join a select group of spacefaring U.S. states tonight. Alas, the milestone was not to be. Hopefully we'll get there.
Whatever happened, it’s a painful setback for the ORS program, which was developing the SuperStrypi and its rail launcher system to get up to 300 kilograms of payload into space for under $20 million. The U.S. Air Force was working with the University of Hawaii, which handled payload development and project management of the rail launcher and launch pad. #SuperStrypi
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