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Aloha Dispatch Month 5

Prince Kuhio Day:
It is one of only two holidays in the United States dedicated to royalty, the other being Hawai’i’s King Kamehameha Day June 11.

It’s a big deal too. It’s a day off regardless of the day of the week. Most holidays get shifted to the nearest Monday or Friday in order to be more convenient for businesses. But people are out for PKD no matter when it falls.

Only three states existed as independent republics prior to joining the U.S.: Vermont, Texas, and Hawaii.

Unrelated to Hawaii, a unique work-related experience happened to me. I had to move 107 records from an Excel file into a database. It took a lot of massaging of the data to match the structure … Read the rest


On Monday, Christoph Niemann had another piece in the Times: I LEGO N.Y.

It’s one of those things that seems so obvious in hindsight, yet so clever. It made me quite nostalgic. One of the pictures I didn’t get, the “worst” building. I lived in NYC for 11 years but don’t know what that’s supposed to be.

Niemann’s last piece was the one on coffee. Where each picture is drawn using coffee on a paper napkin. Equally brilliant.

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