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Featured Blog Posts – September 2009 Archive (8)

TechHui Featured Techie of the Month - Kim Binsted, Human Factors Expert, ICS Rockstar, and Intrepid Mars Simulator

Some geeks live in the lab. Others live on an entirely different planet - like Mars. Well, almost like Mars. Meet

Kim Binsted, our featured Techie of the Month. Kim is an associate professor at the University of Hawaii's Information and Computer Sciences(ICS) department. Binsted is also a co-investigator at the

UH-NASA Astrobiology Institute. She… Continue

Added by Alex Salkever on September 29, 2009 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

How Do We Best Support an Innovation Economy?

Aloha TechHui Members:



We would like to hear your opinion on this important issue for tech companies in Hawaii. After passage of Bill 199 restrictions on Act 221 tax credits in the last Legislative session, what legislative measures do you support to make investment capital for funding tech companies available in the next Legislative session in January 2010. Please take a few moments to fill out the… Continue

Added by Leighton K. Chong on September 21, 2009 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Localization in GWT using i18nCreator

I'm currently working on a GWT project for a large international company, so I've been spending some time before I really get too far into it to learn how to make this less painful to translate into multiple languages. I've found that GWT makes this a pretty simple task as long as you start with a little planning. Here I'm going to demonstrate the simplest possible example of localization, but I hope that it will be clear enough to explain how simple this is to accomplish and to maybe spare the… Continue

Added by Stephen McMahon on September 16, 2009 at 9:54pm — 1 Comment

Vote for Hawaii to receive 50,000 new books for children in need

Go to this page:



http://booksforkids.firstbook.org/whatbook/friend.php



You can fill in optional fields, or just hit submit. Winning state gets 50,000 new books for children in need. Hawaii is currently in third place, so we have a fighting chance. You can vote once a day - multiple votes are encouraged. The site appears to be legitimate with other opportunities to help as well.



Vote early and vote often! And don't tell your friends in other states… Continue

Added by Ken Berkun on September 14, 2009 at 7:24pm — 4 Comments

New Kam School Train Study Merits Real Consideration

Apparently, the Kamehameha Schools believes there is a better alternative to the overhead train package supported by the Hannemann Administration and many developers and contractors. This alternative would cost a lot less, be less disruptive for local businesses during the construction… Continue

Added by Alex Salkever on September 13, 2009 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

An Overview of Google Web Toolkit (GWT)

Aloha TechHuians! If you have been hearing about

GWT lately, but don't have the time to get into it, maybe this post sheds some light on more notable features that GWT offers, so you can make an educated decision about picking the right web technology for your next project. Google Web Toolkit is a Google product that aims to ease the pain of…
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Added by Konstantin A Lukin on September 12, 2009 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

Featured Scientist: UH Aquaculture Guru Dr. Tetsuzan Benny Ron

Tetsuzan Benny Ron



We had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Ron at the last

HVCA monthly luncheon. Benny gave an

engaging presentation on the past,… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on September 3, 2009 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Facebook Exodus Non-Story in the NYT

I normally don't comment on this sort of thing, but I received numerous links to Virginia Heffernan's vacuous NYT article titled Facebook Exodus. It must have been a very slow news day. By Virginia's own admission at the top of paragraph two, Facebook is growing at a furious rate. ComScore puts last month's unique visitors at 87.7 million and monthly growth at over 20%. To what exodus is she… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on September 1, 2009 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

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