Thursday, December 09, 2010

Approaching Storm (Predicted, Anyway) Yields Clear Skies

We'll have to wait and see if this storm, like many others, will weaken and dissipate before it gets this far south, but today was a clear day in Kona. The photo above was shot early this morning - the top of Hualalai from Keauhou. The semi-panorama below shows in the foreground the parking lot at the Kaloko-Honokohau visitor center, with Hualalai and Mauna Loa (right) in the background. Hualalai, let me remind you, is only the third highest peak on this island, but it's higher than anything in North America east of the Rockies. Click for larger view.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Oceanic Phone Service Outage

Yesterday Oceanic Cablevision's phone service was "down" for several hours. No dial tone, no calls coming in. We switched from Hawaiian Tel, or whatever they're called these days, about a month ago. 35 years of Hawaiian Tel, no service interruptions. One month (one goddamn month) with Oceanic and we get this.