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Featured Blog Posts – August 2009 Archive (8)

Synergy Between New & Traditional Media

With all the hype over Facebook, Twitter and other flashy social media channels the cries of, "Traditional Media is Dead!" are everywhere. Its clear that the traditional 30 second TV ad spot doesn't have the efficacy it once did, and papers that can't make the transition to well designed interactive web properties are in trouble. That being said, the declaration of the death of traditional media is premature.



When TechHui is mentioned on a local news channel or covered in a local… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on August 30, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

A New Model for Venture Capital Investment in Tech Companies in Hawaii

It is time that we put on our thinking caps and create a new model for venture capital investment more suited to our real circumstances in Hawaii. I advocate three major changes to the Hawaii venture capital model for tech companies:



1. Allow Act 221 to sunset, and implement the Act 215 State Private Investment Fund (SPIF) to be funded with up to $38 million in state tax credits that can be used to guarantee secured interest-bearing notes issued to lenders.



2. Have the… Continue

Added by Leighton K. Chong on August 27, 2009 at 5:00pm — 49 Comments

An Overview of Google App Engine (GAE)

These days, web developers are faced with a lot of difficult choices. One of them is which technology to pick for the next app, another is which hosting to use. It takes time and experience to make winning choices, especially when dealing with time sensitive deliverables. Back in the days developers had to do it all: configure a server, set up database access, get a static ip, etc... Configuring and supporting such a system could probably be a full time job in itself. Hence another… Continue

Added by Konstantin A Lukin on August 24, 2009 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Maui Super Computer center in the news

In todayʻs (8/22/09) Honolulu Advertiser, there is an article on the substantial increase in power for the Maui High Performance Computing Center and that about $350,000 in electricity a month is being used to power the Center.



To read the entire article CLICK HERE. The article shares what the center is used for. Among the users is… Continue

Added by Derek on August 22, 2009 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

Seawater cooled, solar powered data centers in Hawaii?

I was just readting this article "In the New Data Center, It’s Roofs Off and Taxes Down" and this phrase really caught my eye:



"Both Google and Microsoft continue to scour the globe for locations with cheap power, lots of bandwidth and friendly tax policies for their new data centers."





And I started thinking about the… Continue

Added by Peter Kay on August 17, 2009 at 7:56am — 3 Comments

A Visit to the Computer History Museum

Entrance to The Computer History Museum Mountain View, CA Nestled between the Google campus, LinkedIn and downtown Mountain View, is the Computer History Museum. Housed in the original headquarters of Silicon Graphics, the museum is the largest repository of computer equipment artifacts in the world. I never knew of its existence until I stumbled upon it a year ago while visiting a cousin in Mountain View. We use computers everyday yet we often take… Continue

Added by Francis L. Camacho on August 9, 2009 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Featured Techie: Astrodynamicist Moriba Jah







We had the pleasure of e-meeting Dr. Jah on TechHui a few months ago. We were excited to hear about the type of work he is doing on Maui at ASTRIA and AFRL in the areas of …

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Added by Daniel Leuck on August 6, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

How to use GMail as a handy personal database



GMail has been my email of choice for some time, but only recently that I've learned about some of its 'lesser known features', and especially their potential applicability. In this blog I'd like to describe how some of such features can be used to turn GMail into a handy personal database. For example, quite often I need to store information, such as scriptlets of code, notes, blog ideas, etc.. Before this recent discovery,… Continue

Added by Konstantin A Lukin on August 3, 2009 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

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