University of Hawai‘i Maui College Assistant Professor Dr. Keola Donaghy has developed and Google has just released a Hawaiian language keyboard extension for users of the Chome OS (operating system). It is finally possible to easily type the kahakō - a macron character that appears over vowels in certain words and changes their meaning when used – and the ‘okina – a glottal … [Read more...] about University of Hawai’i Maui College Assistant Professor Develops Hawaiian Language Keyboard for use on Chrome OS Devices
Akakū Maui Community Media will broadcast its first ever "virtual" primary election coverage this Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. or “until the sparks stop flying” according to Program Director, Dana Randall. What is unique about this year is that most of the candidates and guests will be virtually present from locations all around Maui Nui via Zoom. The live … [Read more...] about AKAKŪ’S FIRST EVER “VIRTUAL” PRIMARY ELECTION COVERAGE “LIVE” ON AKAKU, FACEBOOK, ZOOM, KAKU 88.5, YOUR iPHONE AND ON THE WEB
By the Editors at Andrews McMeel ANIMAL ATTRACTION Good fortune quickly turned to horror for a man in Allyn, Washington, who scored some raccoon roadkill to use as crab-trap bait on June 25. As the unidentified man walked toward home dragging the carcass behind him on a 15-foot rope (so he couldn’t smell it), two different vehicles stopped, and their occupants, mistakenly … [Read more...] about NOTW: Raccoon roadkill, inflatable Jesus parade floats and the Great Monkey Mystery of 2017
DESIGNER LEATHER The late fashion designer Alexander McQueen (who dabbled in macabre collections, himself), might appreciate the work of acolyte Tina Gorjanc: She will grow McQueen’s skin (from DNA off his hair) in a lab, add back his tattoos, and from that make leather handbags and jackets. Gorjanc, a recent graduate of McQueen’s fashion school alma mater, bills the project … [Read more...] about NOTW: Designer leather, friendly bacteria and room-sized bongs
I dropped my iPhone in the Safeway parking lot. But I didn’t know it until I saw it on the windshield of my car. Thanks for saving my phone, and me a lot of trouble. I hope you go to Vegas and win a million bucks. You rock! That’s Aloha. Mahalo Nui Loa! Illustration: Ron Pitts … [Read more...] about Eh Brah! Thanks for finding and returning my phone!