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August 2012 Blog Posts (16)

Graduating from the Manoa Innovation Center

It was with a heavy heart that we gave notice to our friends at the Manoa Innovation Center yesterday. Its time for Ikayzo to graduate to a larger commercial space. We are excited about having a new office, but we will miss the MIC community and our corporate home tucked away in beautiful Manoa valley.

Ikayzo has been at the …


Added by Daniel Leuck on August 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

Intellectual Property Management Course, Fall Term


Date/Time: September 13, 2012, 6pm to 8pm, on consecutive Thursday evenings

Location: Kapiolani Community College, Manono Building, Room 104

Website or Map:

For Registration, Phone: 734-9211



Added by Leighton K. Chong on August 31, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

In Life and Work, Less Is More

It always seems like we have more to do than hours in a day -- waves of work demands, constant family obligations and a cacophony of phone calls, emails, texts and reminders. Amidst this overload, it’s increasingly hard to focus on the things that are important to us and give them the level of attention, passion and creativity we’d like. Here are some basic guides I’ve found helpful for creating the mental space for making smart choices on what to pay attention to and getting these things…


Added by Tzyh Ng on August 30, 2012 at 12:31pm — 6 Comments

Official high traffic academy

Just made my 2nd $344 this month with my online Internet Marketing training.  Awesome!   Just finish launching 2 new videos on High end professional training for getting lots of internet traffic to a website.   I dont like to leave a link but here is one of my site called and my friend chinese friends site to a cool demo of how to make money at "…


Added by John Sydney Yamane on August 29, 2012 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment


The topics I have been selecting to write about are a reflection of things that have come up over the previous week.  The topic this week is logging.  Logging is an extremely valuable tool when developing and debugging software.  It can make the difference between a thirty second scan of a text file and several hours of debugging.  Given the importance of logging there have been at least a few attempts at creating logging applications.  Log4xxx type loggers have tons of neat features.  As…


Added by Soichiro Yagami on August 27, 2012 at 12:09am — No Comments

i can haz less connascence?


= con (e.g. together) + nascence (e.g. birth or coming into existence)

= to come into existence together as well as to change together, to die together

= a useful concept for writing maintainable…


Added by Joseph Lui on August 22, 2012 at 8:25am — No Comments

Don’t Repeat Yourself (DRY)

Here is the Wikipedia definition of DRY:

In software engineering, Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY) is a principle of software development aimed at reducing repetition of information of all kinds, especially useful in multi-tier architectures. The DRY principle is stated as "Every piece of knowledge must have a single, unambiguous, authoritative representation within a system." The principle has been formulated by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas in their book The Pragmatic Programmer. They…


Added by Soichiro Yagami on August 19, 2012 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Calling all PHP & Javascript programmers

Hawaii based company is seeking several (6-9) experienced PHP/Javascript programmers.  This is not your typical “let’s build a few pretty websites”.  We develop enterprise applications that service high traffic loads and global markets.  Living in Hawaii is not a requirement but you may be required to make occasional trips to our offices in Honolulu. At least four years of experience are required.

Our application is a leading edge global reservation system utilizing a REST-like…


Added by Aaron Collins on August 18, 2012 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Why You Need to Employ a Software-Based CRM Strategy

Customers are the most important aspect to any business. It is important to maintaining consistent sales growth that a business holds the relationships that they share with their customers in high regard. Implementing quality Customer Relationship Management software like Microsoft Dynamics CRM or…


Added by jlindstrom808 on August 15, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Right Way

I am faced with a difficult challenge. I have very strong views on what constitutes a well written set of code, those views are almost always different from what people I work with believe.

While I acknowledge that many people here have as much or more experience, and that are as convinced of their own correctness as much as I - I wish to share different interpretations to what many consider "the right way".

The right way – just the implications are arrogant.  Who is to say…


Added by Soichiro Yagami on August 14, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Local Hi-Tech, CheckSavvy Goes Live With Project On Indiegogo

Hilo, Hawai`i, August 12, 2012. Local startup CheckSavvy launched a project on at hoping to raise $25,000 to launch their unique secure IVR and SMS services. "With Interactive Voice Response, we can ensure delivery of payment alerts," stated Rudo, the company's founder and Interim…


Added by Alan Rudo on August 12, 2012 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

Patent Portfolio Management

Subject: IPTL Section Lunch Talk: Patent Strategy & Portfolio Management, BG Balagopal, Thursday, August 16, Noon to 1:00 pm

IPTL Section Lunch Talk

A "Business First" Approach to Patent Strategy & Portfolio Management

When: Thursday, August 16, Noon to 1:00 pm

Where: HSBA Conference Room, 1100 Alakea Street, 10th Floor

Info: Free [BYO brown bag lunch]

Sponsor: Intellectual Property & Technology Law Section of HSBA

RSVP: Send reply email to…


Added by Leighton K. Chong on August 7, 2012 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Hawaii firm launches first QR code-based debit card

Keauhou, Hawai`i, 08-06-2012 – Local hi-tech firm CheckSavvy, Inc. introduced the Aloha One Card, the first known QR code-based debit card as part of their mobile security platform at TechConKona this past Thursday.




Added by Alan Rudo on August 7, 2012 at 4:21am — 2 Comments

CheckSavvy Launches Aloha One Card at TechConKona

August 2, 2012, Sheraton Keauhou Resort

CheckSavvy, Inc. was featured in the Mobile Payments section of the technology convention Thursday on the Big Island. Founder, Alan Rudo exhibited the Aloha One Card as the world's first QR code-based debit card.

"You can use any card or just a smart phone if you don't use debit or…


Added by Alan Rudo on August 5, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Being mindful of your "includes"

The use of "includes(:association_name)" in rails is a widely accepted rails best practice to prevent n + 1 queries in your views. If you aren't sure what either of those mean check out the ruby on rails guide about eager loading associations.  When you are retrieving a collection of…


Added by Chris Sass on August 3, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon.... August 2012 will have two full moons... August 2nd and 31st.

The second full moon of a month has been referred to as the Blue Moon. The next Blue Moon isn't due until July 2015!

*** dont forget to put out your crystals for recharging!

Added by John Sydney Yamane on August 1, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments

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