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June 2008 Blog Posts (13)

July Featured Techie: Bruce Kim

I've always had great respect for Bruce, both as a technologist and a business man. He built

Inovaware from a piece of billing software he wrote for a local ISP into a leading provider of billing and CRM applications with customers from New York to Tokyo. Now Inovaware… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on June 30, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

How to Banish Facebook Ads

I was annoyed today by the content of some ads on Facebook, so I decided to see if I could get rid of them. It was astonishingly easy. I used a Firefox add-on which makes it easy to add site-specific CSS styles. I know this technology has been around for years. However, it made me wonder what ramifications that bodes for advertising-only business models for Web 2.0 companies. Will tools soon become popular amongst the general Internet population that will allow them to add a single browser… Continue

Added by Truman Leung on June 30, 2008 at 2:15pm — 3 Comments

TinEye Image Search Technology

I just learned about a new image search technology called TinEye and it reminded me of the things I heard about so I thought I'd share it here. (*I know very little about both companies so I'm not sure if these two technologies are really comparable)

If you watch the video on the TinEye site, you can see that it is a brand new way to search for images on the net. It doesn't search for images based on tags and file names but rather uses… Continue

Added by Scott Murphy on June 28, 2008 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

Microsoft + Yahoo, Take 2

This morning TechCrunch and

CNET reported talks are back on, with conflicting stories on the exact nature of the deal. CNET reported that Microsoft proposed a more favorable search-only deal. TechCrunch… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on June 24, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

computer brains

if someone says you have a computer brain, that person is insulting you, saying you have the smarts of a relay switch.

Added by Wayne Hirata on June 22, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Rise Of The Mobile Widget


Emerging Mobile News

Mobile Widgets are taking over the mobile industry and will soon change the way we use our cell phones and mobile computing devices.

Less than a decade ago our phones changed from portable telephones into mobile computing platforms providing us… Continue

Added by GenePhillips on June 18, 2008 at 3:54am — No Comments

9 Ways TechHui Can Benefit You

I know TechHui is a community for techies in Hawaii, but what can TechHui do for me? The answer depends on who you are and what you do. Whether you are a Linux enthusiast, an EE professor or a Java developer thinking about moving to the islands, there is something here for you. We've compiled some ideas that cover employers, employees, socialites and nerds… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on June 15, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

OS X Menus Anger Me

I recently changed from a Windows laptop to a MacBook Pro for my main machine. I have always been familiar with OS X because others in the office use it and I test Swing applications on OS X for customers. The transition to OS X on my primary machine has been relatively painless. For the most part the UI is elegant, aesthetically pleasing and provides a great user… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on June 12, 2008 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

3G iPhone Nice, But Still Missing Key Features

This week the blog featured several good iPhone 3G posts. Finally the wait it over. The most important improvements are 3G network support, GPS, support for third party apps, Exchange push support and a significant price cut. These are all great, but I can't believe we still don't have basic features like cut, copy and paste. I wonder if this is because they haven't figured out how to reconcile text selection with the fact that click and drag gestures… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on June 9, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

New iPhone On The Horizon

Emerging Mobile News


You can pretty much count on a new 3G iPhone come Monday. But redesigned MacBooks? Don't bet on it. Here's my take on what Steve Jobs will announce during his much-anticipated keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. New iPhone I'm almost certain that we'll feast our eyes on a new iPhone on Monday-one with access to speedy 3G networks along with build-in GPS, both features that are sorely missing in… Continue

Added by GenePhillips on June 8, 2008 at 2:59am — No Comments

AJAX Shells: Goosh!

A few months ago I ran across an AJAX interactive Ruby interpreter that really impressed me. It is an actual, working Ruby interpreter with an AJAX help system triggered by certain commands. If you type "help" followed by a number it will display the chapter's content in the area below the interpreter.

Today,… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on June 6, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

iPhone in Japan!

Yesterday Softbank Mobile announced that they will start iPhone service in Japan this year. With 18 million customers, Softbank is the third largest carrier in the country after Docomo and KDDI. The Japanese iPhone will be the 3G (WCMDA) version. A lot of people speculated that Docomo would be the carrier for iPhone, but Docomo simply thought Apple was asking for too much in the revenue share agreement. Apple has been playing Docomo and Softbank off… Continue

Added by Mika Leuck on June 4, 2008 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

blog blog blog

What's happening with Perl, the jackknife of all kitchen sinks? I still learning and still liking it. ASP.Net is too weird. PHP is so inconsistent. Don't know Java or the other silly web languages.

Started out on the HP 2000E and HPBasic, pounding away at a teletype in Keller Hall. Then it was Fortran and punch cards on the IBM 370. Soon the retail personal computer appeared, TRS-80 and Apple II. Then IBM Personal Computer, 256K memory, dual floppy drives. Now it's FreeBSD, Apache,… Continue

Added by Wayne Hirata on June 3, 2008 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

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