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March 2010 Blog Posts (14)

Ikayzo & Oceanit Release Revolutionary iPhone App for Estimating the Cost of iPhone Apps

As part of a new joint venture called Ikayzo-it, Ikayzo and Oceanit have released an iPhone App dubbed iMuch? that provides iPhone development estimates based on three basic questions:

  1. Category

  2. One sentence description

  3. Desired release date

For example, the entries "Game", "A game where dragons fight ninjas", and "April 7, 2010" produces an estimate of $16,421.18. "The App is… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on March 31, 2010 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments

Anyone here try Udemy?

Udemy a new free platform for teaching courses online. Anyone can sign-up for Udemy and start creating courses in minutes. Udemy offers a variety of tools for delivering content online. Course creators can publish slideshows, publish videos, and create mash-ups of slideshows and videos synched together. Course creators can also hold live online sessions through Udemy's virtual classroom platform.…


Added by lkanae on March 30, 2010 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Ask A Congressional Candidate a Tech Related Question!


Each month, Mōʻiliʻili Matters co-hosts a community social at the Willows Restaurant (901 Hausten Street) on the second Tuesday ofthe month. With a $10 entry fee, the event includes buffet style pūpūs (appetizers).

For April, we're adding something different. A Congressional Candidate Debate is a part of the April 13, 2010 event. Please see flyer below.

I'm discussing this on Tech Hui because I'd like to solicit the tech community for potential… Continue

Added by Derek on March 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Giga Fiber = Giga Apps?

Lately a lot of us have been actively following Google's Giga initiative. What can be better than speeds 100x faster then what we already have, especially if it is offered for free? All this sounds good, but what's the catch?

do not like about the Internet will also be magnified 100x fold. In other words, if web surfing is compared to driving, a lot of…

Added by Konstantin A Lukin on March 23, 2010 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

How to Play WOW For a Living, Get Tenure, and Live in Hawaii - Really

The World of Warcraft (WOW) has claimed many souls. Seriously addicted players rack up countless hours in front of the glowing screen, fighting battles with fellow guildies and ascending the ranks of this intricate and still wildly popular virtual word game that is considerd by many to be the finest example of MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) artistry.… Continue

Added by Alex Salkever on March 19, 2010 at 8:34am — 9 Comments

Nexus One, a brief hands-on overview.

Being a tech-savvy customer, I was quite psyched about Google's release of Nexus One smartphone device. Not waiting for too long, I had to see for myself what other Android developers are chatting about. This blog is an attempt to give a decent overview of the device from it's usability… Continue

Added by Konstantin A Lukin on March 19, 2010 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Reputation Systems and Civil Online Discourse

One of the most interesting discussions at today's NewsMorphosis event centered around the difficultly of keeping online discussions productive or, at the very least, civil. Sarah Lacy described her frustration with the abusive comments that often show up on tech blogs such as TechCrunch and, given the volume of responses, the difficultly in managing them. John Temple and David Shapiro expressed… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on March 18, 2010 at 5:00pm — 18 Comments

"Islands at Risk - GMO's in Hawai'i"

Aloha TechHui'ians:

I'm replying to the posts from this video, here in this Blog instead since my response there would be too long to fit in the video response comment area. Keep in mind the two fundamental points of this video "Islands at Risk - GMO's in Hawai'i" both of which are completely missed by everyone posting comments on it thus far:

A) GMO research in Hawai'i is NOT what is being debated here; the…

Added by Rubén Peña on March 18, 2010 at 4:40am — 20 Comments

Java Developer Position Open

Java Developer

We are looking for a dedicated Java Developer to develop cutting-edge

e-commerce applications using the state-of-the-art web application

development frameworks. The right candidate will be a part of a great

technical team in an excellent work atmosphere.

We've used enough hyphens now, please leave them out of your cover letter.


• Design the business components for the application using… Continue

Added by Russell Castagnaro on March 17, 2010 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Employment Opportunity in New Media Arts at Kapiolani Community College


Added by Ailed Garcia on March 13, 2010 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Connection solutions

I've decided that I really want a computer with satellite internet capabilities or that can in some way always connect to the internet. This is something I've been desiring for a while but after seeing reviews for the iPad I began to see the many ways that always being able to work online would be great. I'm torn between waiting for a netbook to emerge on the market that has Google Chrome OS on it or perhaps… Continue

Added by Howard Strang on March 12, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Global Data Inflation and Sexy Statisticians

During an insanely bumpy plane flight today I read an excellent article in the Economist on data inflation and its implications. Apparently, the amount of data generated globally is, "...growing at a terrific rate (a compound annual 60%.)" IDC completed a study last year that estimated the world generated 1.2 zettabytes of data in 2008. A zettabyte is a trillion gigabytes.

Some interesting data…


Added by Daniel Leuck on March 5, 2010 at 7:30pm — 18 Comments

Saving the DOE

In response to the 2009 recession, only Hawaii has reduced school days and, consequently, compromised its future. Below is an essay that I shared with our elected officials in hopes of inspiring change.

Saving the DOE

Sometimes the most simple solutions are right before your eyes. As you read this message, perhaps you will ask… Continue

Added by R. Scott Belford on March 3, 2010 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Use Caution When Investing in Renewable Energy Projects

With the proliferation of solar energy projects here in Hawai‘i, there has been a growing number of offers to local investors to invest in local renewable energy projects. These projects usually involve tax credits, passive losses and other incentives with returns ranging from 10-20%. Investors should be cautious when evaluating such projects. Since the returns on a renewable energy project depend heavily on an investor’s ability to qualify and use…


Added by Joseph Saturnia on March 1, 2010 at 3:49pm — 3 Comments

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