Wonder if the project launch might be here

Microsoft unveils Project Honolulu, a new GUI for server administration

…the company announced Thursday “Project Honolulu,” a new browser-based graphical management tool that’ll be available as a preview for Windows Server 2016 version 1709, along with certain (currently unspecified) other versions of Windows Server. Microsoft also promises that it will require no additional cost beyond that of Windows Server.

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Venice of the Pacific

Hawaii Officials Push For $300 Million Ala Wai Canal Makeover

As hurricanes ravage the southeastern United States and Congress sets money aside for disaster aid, Hawaii delegates in Washington are gearing up to make their own request for almost $200 million in federal dollars to protect Honolulu neighborhoods from potential flood damage.

The money would fund the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to make the Ala Wai watershed, an area encompassing about 19 square miles in central Honolulu, more flood resistant. The city and state would be expected to chip in more than $100 million for total project cost.

The 2-mile-long canal was built in the 1920s, as part of an effort to convert swampland and farms into what is now the state’s tourism mecca. The canal was originally promoted by developers as helping to make Honolulu “The Venice of the Pacific.”

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Primo Kakaako

Once Again, Beer Flows In Kakaako

Kakaako’s newest addition, Waikiki Brewing Company on Queen Street, even features pretty decent smoked ribs, pulled pork and brisket. You could easily image yourself in Texas at Whitestone Brewery or Rentsch Brewery.

Waikiki Brewing joins Aloha Beer Co., also on Queen, and Honolulu BeerWorks around the corner on Cooke. Each has its own style, personality and constantly evolving selection of signature brews.

The award for most unique, however, goes to Glen Tomlinson’s Home of the Brave Brewing. Where else can you wander through an extensive “Brewseum” of World War II artifacts, stumble into the Wiki Waki Woo (tiki bar) and order a “Remember Pearl Harbor Mighty American Ale”?

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Didn’t think that these were that hard…

Don’t Bother Trying to Build Your Own Poke Bowl

As someone who writes about how to make delicious food, I am all about DIY-ing your own versions of tasty, trendy dishes. In a lot of cases, a homemade version of something will taste better and cost you less money, but this is not the situation with the poke bowl.

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Lahaina noon

This phenomenon only happens in Hawaii . . . and Cuba & Nigeria & Indonesia & Peru & Sudan & Laos &…

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Last day of Ward Warehouse

Retailers pack up on last day in business at Honolulu’s Ward Warehouse: Slideshow

Large crowds of people went to Ward Warehouse Monday afternoon to shop during the Honolulu shopping complex’s last official day of business before landlord The Howard Hughes Corp. tears the buildings down to make way for another mixed-use con.

Tenants have known about the shopping center closing since February when the Howard Hughes Corp. (NYSE: HHC) announced that Sunday Aug. 6 would be the official move-out date for tenants. Click on the photos for a slideshow.

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uhhhmmm… Dr. Banner, are you OK?

Satellite Catches Storms Producing Gamma Rays

On August 3, 2014, showers and thunderstorms grew from an area of low pressure several hundred miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. That tropical depression eventually strengthened into Hurricane Julio and passed north of Hawaii. The system stirred up surf, but was not otherwise notable—except that it happened to produce some very curious flashes of light.

The flashes—known as terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs)—are some of the highest-energy light occurring naturally on Earth. From space, scientists have detected them amid the thunderstorms associated with tropical cyclones. The energy produced in a TGF can reach 100 mega-electron volts, or about as much radiation as 400 chest X rays.image

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