This post isn’t about failing at leadership or failing at entrepreneurship. No, it’s the type of fail the rest of us like to see. The good ol’ “damn, that was an epic fail!”
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Added by Hoala Greevy on November 20, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments
Did you see Jean-Claude’s epic stunt on youtube with the Volvo trucks? “A pair of legs engineered to defy the laws of physics. And a mindset to master the most epic of splits.” Haha awesome.
Added by Hoala Greevy on November 19, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments
Infosys, the large multi-national technology services company based in India, has agreed to pay $34 million dollars to settle charges that it mis-used the U.S. visa system in hiring and deploying foreign technology workers in the United States. The New York Times reports that this is the largest ever…
Added by John Robert Egan on October 30, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments
Added by Rubén Peña on October 26, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
I think we should talk.
To be perfectly frank, I think we should see other people. I understand that we have a considerable history together, but for me to grow as a developer, I need to be able to see what else…
Ok, ok admittedly it's not really a "shootout". We all already know SQL-based data sources are generally less performant and less scalable than their NoSQL counterparts, but they are also generally more robust and…Continue
Crushing energy prices, food security issues, and lack of meaningful, well paying jobs plague Hawaii Island. TechConKona, a high impact, one-day conference is addressing these issues with ideas to solve them, as well as providing…Continue
Added by Julie Ziemelis on October 21, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments
Ali Catalano joins Kamuela-based Kinoshita Communications as account coordinator. Ali will be developing inbound marketing and social marketing campaigns for clients such as Hawaii Resort Homes, Alzheimer's Care Consultants, Brilliant Studios by Tropical Imaging and more.
Added by Laura K. Kinoshita on October 14, 2013 at 3:32pm — No Comments
Sometimes it seems like there is a new mobile phone or device announced every day. It’s an exciting time when the things we could only dream about 15 years ago are becoming reality. What do we have to look forward to in the next few years and beyond?
Near Field Communication (NFC)
The technology allows interaction between devices and even unpowered chips or tags. It’s already used in a…Continue
Could it be that we building up to a collective moment against oversharing? That social media posturing, "like"-chasing and follower-building have created a backlash and a hunger for less exposed, more targeted, and more authentic forms of connecting? Perhaps so, judging by the intense interest around apps like SnapChat, Whisper, and Avocado.
Fueling the popular disappearing-photo messaging…
Added by Tzyh Ng on September 6, 2013 at 5:32pm — No Comments
Whatever profession you are a part of it requires some set of skills in order to accomplish. The skill is useful, or at least someone thinks it's valuable enough to pay you to perform it. At the beginning of your career you are learning many new things every day. Your new job/project constantly pushes the boundaries of your experience. As time progresses and you become able to perform your job with less assistance from mentors and co-workers. The great initial momentum at which you learn…Continue
Just tried to explain what the floppy disk icon is for saving a doc to an 8 year old. Looked at me like I’m…Continue
It's a fun and fascinating part of my job to dream up of new ways to use social media for communicating and engaging with digital users. And with mobile devices, opportunities for social connecting are infused in every movement and moment. So much so that talk of social media addiction is sometimes greeted with a glazed-eyed blink before those eyes turn back to a Facebook screen.
Obviously, some deep-seated psychological need is being tapped via social media. And of course,…Continue
Added by Tzyh Ng on August 23, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments
There is no doubt that all of us have heard about the security breaches of numerous Fortune 500 companies. From credit card information hijacks to content defilement, there is no shortage of news reports detailing the exploits of uber-hackers or hacker groups. The companies that were aggrieved were so, in part, due to their size. The acclaim for a hacker penetrating Wal-Mart or Citibank will be far greater than that achieved by taking down Joe's Pool & Spa. But the havoc wreaked on…Continue
I came across an article on the New York Post via Hacker News: My Hell as a 911 Operator. Following an overhaul of the NYC 911 computer system, the article describes the chaos stemming from the system’s inability to handle high call volumes and frequent…Continue
HISMTI is offering a Social Media Strategist (SMS) Certification training course through the National Institute of Social Media.
This is an online class that…Continue
Added by Sanna Thuresson on August 16, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
On various occasions in various settings I’ve been asked for my opinion on PHP as a web development platform. It is one of the most popular choices today, yet it is also one of the most criticized by experts. I personally have not touched the language for over a decade but it was once one of my favorite tools.
I remember doing professional web development during the first Internet boom in CGI scripts written with Perl. It was quite cryptic compared to the Java I was learning in school…Continue
HiPPOs -- the Highest Paid Person's Opinions -- are a well-known pitfall and obstacle to creating a great web site or mobile app. Features or designs aren't chosen because they're what users need, but because they're what the HiPPO wants.
Well, another common pitfall is something worse than digital design by HiPPO -- digital design by a herd of HiPPOs. Usually, the powerful heads of several departments all want their desires represented. If they all got their way, the new site or app…Continue
I work on Enterprise iOS applications for a large energy company and do not have access to an MDM, but I recently had a requirement to provide an in-app way to notify users when an update is available and a way to update it immediately if they choose to. Another requirement was that it must be completely managed within the company's network, so systems like TestFlightApp were not an option. So I created a custom UpdateManager class that I reference in my AppDelegate as such:…Continue
Added by Stephen McMahon on August 4, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments