I started BigKahuna.net back in 1997 after the merger of Diagsoft, Inc. and Sykes Enterprises, Inc. a public corporation SYKE, I had met John Sykes at a conference in Monterey, California and later I had Mr. Sykes come to Maui for a visit to talk about how we might convince him to invest in DiagSoft, Inc. I was looking for a $400K investment to finish ETSC. ETSC was my idea of how to reduce the time spent waiting on hold for Technical Support… QAPlus had the ability to run as a REMOTE CONTROL of the users PC or Mac.
Mr. Sykes came to Maui, I took him on a Ferry to the island of Lanai for a day visit. We had a great time, the island of Lanai was awesome and the Library at the top had a great place to TalkStory.
Mr. Sykes and I became good friends….
Later on many years later, I had a offer to merge DiagSoft with Sykes Enterprises, Inc. – I owned 100% of DiagSoft, Inc.
I asked all of my employees what to do? They all said do the deal, I had already moved to Tampa and setup DiagSoft, Inc. there.
The rest of my TalkStory is on www.talkstory.com and here on www.bigkahuna.net.
Aloha I wish all of you the best future…
This is my latest effort since that time in Aug. 1996. enjoy:
In this time of trouble across the earth, one should realize that Hawaiian Aloha can turn a Negative into a Positive…
In working on our Kraft Family Tree this past several years, I realized the value of History and my family’s connection to it.
I first traveled to Hawaii about 1976, and as I got off the airplane I realized the smell of the air, and the lovely Hawaiian women handing out Lei’s to new visitors to Hawaii. What a welcome I thought!
During the past many years since, I have taken my kids to Honolulu for my son’s high school graduation, and even before that, I took my daughter and son to Hawaii during the time I was raising my kids, as Mr. Mom… I had custody of my kids, and raised them, or was it the other way around?
Hawaii is a land that we basically took without a shot fired. Our missionary’s taught the Hawaiian people Christianity and other forms of religion. We imported Portuguese from the Azores to work the lands as ranch hands and cowboys, one Hawaiian ended up (Ikau Purdy) winning the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in 1908. The Hawaiian’s still sing “Waiomina” Wyoming…
The Hawaiian people lands were given or sold to many of the people that arrived in Hawaii in the 1800’s, with the requirement of the Hawaiian people to adapt to our culture and language, the flow of Chinese and Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and many other cultures came to Hawaii… that’s where we got da Pidgin Language… a combination of the Portuguese language, Hawaii and English languages, I think? “Why you did dat bruddah, you stupid, o’ wot?”
I learned on my trip with the Governor of Hawaii to China for the 1994 Aloha on Tour trade mission, my company in those days, DiagSoft had our PacRim HQ in the Maui Research and Technology Center MRTC in Kihei, Maui from 1992-1996, that Hawaii is about 63% Asian. During a visit to the Governor’s office in Honolulu to discuss bringing the ETRE/ATRE Conferences to Hawaii, I turned the light’s in his office “On and Off”, several times, saying Country/State, Country/State… John W. said you know more than most ha-oles… I took it as a compliment.
Aloha is the greeting one receives when coming to, and leaving Hawaii. I believe it is the greatest method to help the world calm down and get along together better. Aloha is not a religion, but an attitude… aloha
I have tried to use my www.bigkahuna.net (BigKahuna Network) in a positive and supportive manner for all of us… and at all times to respect the Hawaiian word “kahuna”.
A local guy (Hawaiian) in told me once, “Hey bra kahuna kinda like da Pope, eh bra” then he bought me a picture of beer… which we shared.
It is time for Peace.
Peace is the only solution, we have had over 2012 years to find an alternative…
aloha and mahalo
PS. I am still looking for a Hawaiian partner to make this web site positive for all of us.
Aloha to me is the ability to turn a Negative into a Positive.