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Scalability: Google I/O 2013 Registration

On March 13th, 4:00am HST, registration for the Google I/O 2013 conference opened to the public. Barely coherent, at 3:45am I rolled out of bed, bumping each wall in my apartment hallway as I stumbled towards my Macbook. I checked to see if my Google+ and Google Wallet accounts were properly set up as…

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Added by Daniel Nishimura on March 29, 2013 at 3:56pm — 2 Comments

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

Hilo, Hawai`i, August 12, 2012. Local startup CheckSavvy launched a project on Indiegogo.com at

http://indegogo.com/checksavvy hoping to raise $25,000 to launch their unique secure IVR and SMS services. "With Interactive Voice Response, we can ensure delivery of payment…

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

How the Internet Affects Our Memory

Quick test: what's your supervisor's cell number?  Can you recite it from memory, without looking it up on your phone?  If you can't, you're not alone. 

 

Although businesses are moving more and more into "the cloud," another story went unreported: our brains have already made that move.  With search engines, online databases, and web browsers that auto-fill the form fields, we rely on our own memories less and less.  That was the subject of this story in The Atlantic:…

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Added by Marcus Sortijas on July 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

FaceBook Unfriends Google.. via email

I'm sure many of you have heard that Facebook now plans to offer an email service.


Clearly part of this is to undermine Gmail's presence (though I'm skeptical at how successful it will be.. Gmail is in my opinion the best large-scale web application currently in existence).


What's little known is that while Gmail is wildly successful at ~190…
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Added by Brian on November 15, 2010 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

One VM to Rule Them All

From the phone to the cloud, where will developers look for a unified, unencumbered platform?



What are the implications of Oracle's lawsuit on the future of robust multi-targeted virtual machines in the software universe? This is a question I've been asking myself over the past few weeks. The vast majority of software written today runs on one of a few runtime environments - the JVM (Java's runtime), the…

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Added by Daniel Leuck on September 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Saving the DOE



In response to the 2009 recession, only Hawaii has reduced school days and, consequently, compromised its future. Below is an essay that I shared with our elected officials in hopes of inspiring change.



Saving the DOE



Sometimes the most simple solutions are right before your eyes. As you read this message, perhaps you will ask… Continue

Added by R. Scott Belford on March 3, 2010 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Why Hawaii is an Ideal Choice for Google's Gigabit Network

Hawaii, home to nearly 1.3 million people, is the most isolated island chain on earth. Our state's unique geographic isolation presents special challenges in keeping our families, communities and businesses connected across our islands and to the outside world. The speed and quality of our connection to the net directly impacts our ability to communicate, educate, learn and conduct business. Despite the… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on February 15, 2010 at 8:30am — 44 Comments

Howto manage Cron Jobs and Task Queues using Google AppEngine

In the process of discovering Google AppEngine's list of available features, I recently came across Cron Jobs and Task Queues. During my fairly extensive web development carrier, these terms always seemed like far away concepts that will not likely be a part of my average web development toolkit. At first, seeing these in AppEngine reminded me of those old mainframe systems that you read about in computer science manuals. One day I had some time to actually look into it,… Continue

Added by Konstantin A Lukin on October 26, 2009 at 5:00pm — No 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… Continue

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

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

HOWTO: Turn Google Calendar into a useful Time Keeping Tool



Average software developer often juggles multiple projects at a time. One of common challenges is keeping track of time properly, especially when 'context switching' from one project to another. A quite useful tool for time tracking is Google Calendar.



Here is a list of most notable features:

- Free and available with GMail acount

- Syncs with CalDAV enabled clients (Apple iCal or Mozilla… Continue

Added by Konstantin A Lukin on July 4, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Early Morning Adventures with GWT, Eclipse and AppEngine for Java

I have a conference call with people in Houston, Dubai and China starting at 3:30 A.M. every Wednesday and this morning while everyone was talking over one another on a topic that didn't concern me, I was able to check out this very cool new stuff!



Finally -- the GWT Eclipse plugin!…







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Added by Stephen McMahon on April 8, 2009 at 5:58am — No Comments

The Psychological Barrier to SaaS

Two months ago we moved our last customer still running their own email server to Google applications. As we have seen with our other customers, there was a short stressful period as they adjusted, followed by great satisfaction as they moved from using Outlook to Gmail's web UI. It starts with one or two employees discovering the power of live collaboration on spreadsheets or simple document sharing. They become internal evangelists, and pretty soon the whole organization is realizing… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on February 8, 2009 at 7:30pm — 14 Comments

Google Launches Virtual World Builder

Google just announced a virtual world builder called Lively. Although its currently more of a 3D chat room type app I can easily see it evolving into a hyperlinked universe of rooms that competes with Second Life. Lively environments can be embedded in web pages, which is a huge advantage over… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on July 8, 2008 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Why is Google Losing in Russia and Asia?

Google handles 65% of all web searches in the US and 86% of all searches in the UK. Its advertising revenue for 2007 was twice that of its three closest competitors combined, up 44% over 2006. Google has 79% of the pay-per-click ad market and controls 40% of all online advertising. This dominance has largely translated to success in Western Europe and South America, but not Russia or Asia. Why?





Google is having a rough time in… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on March 26, 2008 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

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