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Reg Baker and State of Hawaii CIO Todd Nacapuy discuss technology upgrades and Hawaii's Department of Taxation tax systems. What a challenge he has!!  And then add a massive tax reform package!
Mobile video light review When it comes to a video light, I used to lug heavy camera gear around to capture the funny, meaningful or downright awesome moments that can spontaneously arise during the days of our lives. Since the cellphone revolution, my camera has become my choice mostly for...
Portable Powerpack Solar panel reviews As everyone who lives here knows, Hawaii is no stranger to power outrages. The last big storm that came through knocked power out on the North Shore for half a day, yet that of course would be child's play, if we got hit by something...
Paubox SECURE will be held at the Cowell Theater on November 2nd (Thursday) from 1pm – 8pm. You can register here. Registration & Welcome Registration will begin at 1pm. As you make your way to the Cowell Theater entrance, you will be greeted by Paubox staff. Our staff as well as directional signs...
“Crossover” wear, clothing that can be worn in the wilderness, at home, at work and on social occasions is the rage these days. High-end brands such as Kuhl have become popular with everyone from hikers to secret service personnel. This style of wear is better tailored and more durable than run...
The Hawaii Small Business Regulatory Review Board is staffed with committed professionals from all islands that perform a much needed service for Hawaii's small business community.  They are advisors to the Governor on proposed regulations that impact the small business community.  Every legislative session they observe, review and advise...
When I told a friend that I was going to review products from Patagonia his demeanor shifted instantly from reserved adult to giddy adolescent. The name meant very little to me but after some googling it was clear he was an icon in the climbing and outdoor world long before...
Aloha!! I had a great time with Kevin Sakamoto of Bank of Hawaii walking down memory lane. About 25 years ago, I worked for the Bank of Hawaii as the Manager of the International Operations, Finance and Administration. The Bank of Hawaii has changed quite a bit since then and...
One year ago, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission made the fateful decision to end the Net Energy Metering program and replace it with Customer Grid-Supply and Customer Self-Supply, resulting in a steady decline in PV projects, customer choice and solar employment. Even worse, Grid-Supply is now closed and Self-Supply continues...