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April 2010 Blog Posts (23)

Show your support for Act 221

The future of tax credits and Act 221 is uncertain and bleak. But that doesn't mean us TechHuians can't participate in an online poll and show our support.


Right now the Honolulu Advertiser's Opinion Page is running a poll regarding Act 221. Lets stuff the ballot box as only uberGeeks can!


[politically correct statement inserted here]


Of course it…
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Added by Peter Kay on April 28, 2010 at 11:59pm — 2 Comments

DRAFTING A FEDERAL POLICY ON OCEAN AQUACULTURE

Please see comments submitted to NOAA for public input on drafting a national marine aquaculture policy, on my blogsite at http://hawaiitechnology.blogspot.com

Added by Leighton K. Chong on April 28, 2010 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

tomorrow is the PureMVC meeting!

Just wanted to remind everybody that the meeting on PureMVC is tomorrow night at the University of Hawaii. I have been talking with Steven tonight about the meeting, and it is going to be a great show!



If you are interested in learning about frameworks for Flash & Flex, and MVC design patterns this is an event not to be missed!



please learn more about the group on the Adobe's Group site for HFUG:…

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Added by John Barrett on April 27, 2010 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Tough Times for Tech in Hawaii

On the way back from Ryan's Geek Meet yesterday Mika and I noticed three more small businesses in our neighborhood, the east side of Kaka'ako, shuttered. We must have lost 1/3 of the small family owned restaurants and shops in this area over the past two years. I know some of the owners, and it breaks my heart to see businesses that families worked hard for years to build go under. Its starting to look like a ghost town littered with empty buildings covered in graffiti. The Economist predicts… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on April 26, 2010 at 7:30am — 11 Comments

date change on PureMVC meeting

Hi,

I am sorry to inform you all, but I had to change the event date to the 28th for the Hawaii Flash User Group's meeting on PureMVC for flash & Flex. There was a room scheduling conflict at the University of Hawaii! It is sometimes very difficult to get meeting space.



you can see the updated post here:

http://www.techhui.com/events/puremvc-for-flash-flex



for the update meeting see the adobe groups… Continue

Added by John Barrett on April 24, 2010 at 12:06am — No Comments

Compromised by Procurement



At the beginning of the 2010 Hawaii Legislative session, with the State facing a $1.1 billion budget deficit, I wrote a five-part series for our Legislature and for our tech community. The purpose was to demonstrate simple procurement decisions, and abuses, that subsidized technology-driven jobs in locations other than our own economy.



Compromised by…

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Added by R. Scott Belford on April 22, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

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Added by Mark Wood on April 21, 2010 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Saying Yes to Changes

At the beginning of the 2010 Hawaii Legislative session, with the State facing a $1.1 billion budget deficit, I wrote a five-part series for our Legislature and for our tech community. The purpose was to demonstrate simple procurement decisions, and abuses, that subsidized technology-driven jobs in locations other than our own economy.

Saying Yes to Changes…

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Added by R. Scott Belford on April 21, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Failing to Leverage Buying Power

At the beginning of the 2010 Hawaii Legislative session, with the State facing a $1.1 billion budget deficit, I wrote a five-part series for our Legislature and for our tech community. The purpose was to demonstrate simple procurement decisions, and abuses, that subsidized technology-driven jobs in locations other than our own economy.



Failing to Leverage Buying…

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Added by R. Scott Belford on April 20, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Paying to Watch Videos

At the beginning of the 2010 Hawaii Legislative session, with the State facing a $1.1 billion budget deficit, I wrote a five-part series for our our Legislature and for our tech community. The purpose was to demonstrate simple procurement decisions, and abuses, that subsidized technology-driven jobs in locations other than our own economy.



Paying to Watch…

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Added by R. Scott Belford on April 19, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

No Strategic Direction





At the beginning of the 2010 Hawaii Legislative session, with the State facing a $1.1 billion budget deficit, I wrote a five-part series for our Legislature and for our tech community. The purpose was to demonstrate simple procurement decisions, and abuses, that subsidized technology-driven jobs in locations other than our own economy. During the hours that I was writing this on 1-26-10, the final essay, I learned that our recently appointed…

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Added by R. Scott Belford on April 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

"Seven Samurai" and "Finding the Way for Aquaculture in Hawaii"

The analogy between the situation of the farmers in Hawaii to the Akira Kurosawa movie, Seven Samurai is being raised in "Finding the Way for Aquaculture in Hawaii" interview, produced by Jay Fidell (Think Tech). Here is a link to the interview: http://www.aquaculturehub.org/video/finding-a-way-for-aquaculture



And, here is the trailer for one of the greatst films ever made, Akira Kurosawa's Seven… Continue

Added by Tetsuzan Benny Ron on April 17, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Geocaching

A friend turned me on to geocaching. Great blend of technology and the Internet to get me to places where I never would have ventured. Enjoying it.


Added by Chris Kutler on April 17, 2010 at 10:36am — 3 Comments

Featured Techie: Mark Dawson, CEO of Jobsfreeforall.com

Mark Dawson wants to blow up the online job boards business. And it's hard to beat his price -- free, as in beer. Dawson is the CEO of Jobsfreeforall.com, a Honolulu dot-com startup owned by staffing firm Altres. Jobsfreeforall offers free resume uploads to applicants and free job listings, applicant tracking and other goodies that employers and staffing agencies currently pay for when using job boards such as Monster.com or CareerBuilder.… Continue

Added by Alex Salkever on April 16, 2010 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

looking for volunteers

I am starting a project and looking for volunteers.



The project will be using Flex& ColdFusion for a dashboard medical application so that people with Hepatitis C here in Hawaii and elsewhere can better manage their condition.



The application covers all medical conditions with Hep C and its related illnesses.



If interested in helping, please contact me at johnbarr@hawaii.edu. I will be announcing this at the next Hawaii Flash User Group meeting.



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Added by John Barrett on April 15, 2010 at 4:36pm — No Comments

What's new in Flash CS 5

The Hawaii Flash User Group is having another April meeting, this makes it 3 this month!

Come find out what is new in Flash CS 5!

Some of the things will be going over is:
  • The iPhone packager
  • Code improvements
  • Snippets
  • The new formats FXG and XFL
  • Workflow improvements
  • Device Central
  • Text Layout Framework

Plus more!





Added by John Barrett on April 15, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Ning and The Future of TechHui

We've received dozens of inquiries today about the recent announcement from Ning that they are cutting their free service, and if this means the end of TechHui. It does not. TechHui is a premium network paid for by the generous sponsors you see on the right of the page. Premium networks are unaffected by the changes at Ning.



Ning has been paying for the infrastructure to host… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on April 15, 2010 at 1:00pm — 28 Comments

You Can't Have Innovation Without Education

We now have the great distinction of the shortest school year in the nation - 163 days. The national average is 180. Japan averages 243 and China averages 251. These countries also have longer school days allowing them to cover more subjects in greater depth. The sad fact of the matter is that our…

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Added by Daniel Leuck on April 11, 2010 at 2:30pm — 18 Comments

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