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Platform First: Engineering a robust government web ecosystem

[crossposted from Your Computer Minute blog for your convenience - thanks Dan for your support]

Hawaii's tech community is getting a rare, unprecedented opportunity to make a big impact on how the City and County of Honolulu…


Added by Peter Kay on November 22, 2011 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Net Neutrality: regulations looking for a problem that doesn't exist

[crossposted from my fledgling weekly live call-in show at PeterKay.Com]


I've been loosely following the Net Neutrality (NN) issue for some time now and when I first heard about the general concept (which was that ISPs cannot discriminate IP traffic, i.e. packets are packets regardless of their payload) I was in favor of it. However, as I…


Added by Peter Kay on December 21, 2010 at 11:30pm — 51 Comments

Show your support for Act 221

The future of tax credits and Act 221 is uncertain and bleak. But that doesn't mean us TechHuians can't participate in an online poll and show our support.

Right now the Honolulu Advertiser's Opinion Page is running a poll regarding Act 221. Lets stuff the ballot box as only uberGeeks can!

[politically correct statement inserted here]

Of course it…

Added by Peter Kay on April 28, 2010 at 11:59pm — 2 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

How has the State's moves on ACT 221/ SB199 already affected your company?

A small group of folks were invited by the Governor's office to discuss the potential veto of SB199. I would be very interested in knowing if any tech companies have already been negatively or positively affected by the potential passing of this bill.

For example, were you looking for funding but SB199's threat has killed your chances due to uncertainty?

Or is there a positive story you would like to share?

I don't want a pro/con debate on SB199 here. I would… Continue

Added by Peter Kay on July 8, 2009 at 10:30am — 31 Comments

State wants to know about small businesses in Hawaii that do app dev & other IT projects

I just got this from Senator Sam Slom. Pls take a look and if you are a small company that does application development and other IT projects, pls reply to this thread with your name, company, web, phone, & email address. I'll pass the link on to the parties concerned.

Hope this means you get a chance to bid on some deals!

"Hello, my name is Debra Gagne and I am the administrator for the Information and Communications Services division for the State of Hawaii. Russ… Continue

Added by Peter Kay on October 7, 2008 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

Perhaps it's time for a seed fund incubator in Hawaii?

This latest TechCrunch post, "LaunchBox Unleashes Its First Nine Startups" really got me thinking of whether we could do something like this in Hawaii.

Ever since I met Paul Graham back in 2004 when I presented at MIT's Spam Conference (fast forward 21 minutes to see me make a presentation in… Continue

Added by Peter Kay on August 5, 2008 at 8:00pm — 42 Comments

Congrats to YOU

Hey, cool, I just caught this writeup on TechHui from Ning. Neat-O! Hats off to Dan & folks that made this site what it is today.

I'm curious to see if the hitmeter registers a blip.

Added by Peter Kay on May 19, 2008 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

A Historic Opportunity for Hawaii’s Tech Community

Trivia question: What is the most important decision you will be making at the ballot box at this November election? (Hint: it’s not the election of any candidate).

Answer: Whether or not to hold a Constitutional Convention or “ConCon”.

Every 10 years, voters have the opportunity to decide whether or not we can hold a ConCon which is where wholesale changes can be made to our state constitution.

Our last ConCon was 30 years ago and in 1978 some… Continue

Added by Peter Kay on May 7, 2008 at 10:26pm — 2 Comments


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