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TechCab Confessions: MC Frontalot

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the May 28th, 2009

For our third installment of TechCab Confessions we have uber nerdcore rapper (the one who coined the term!) MC Frontalot take the hot seat, err, back seat of the taxi. For those of you joining us in medias res, GETV’s TechCab series takes geeks for a ride while they confess their technological sins to a live streaming camera for all the world to see. In this episode, we are honored to have Front — as he’s known to his fans — take a break from performing at SXSW and promoting his latest album Final Boss to tell us a whopper of a story for which, we are happy to say, the statute of limitations has TOTALLY and COMPLETELY expired. A great hacker caper of yore, involving the inaugural Lillith Fair, the Levi’s website and an amateur musician’s online contest — all this, and someone ended up in jail after all! We’ll just leave that to the great nerdcore rapper and elegant hacker to tell you the rest.

Episode links: TechCab Confessions, MC Frontalot, essence, Lilith Fair, guest editor: Madge Weinstein, photo credits: jeans, cookie, steel barbie, angy barbie, stiff barbie, pants down, seattle coffee

TechCab Confessions: Julia Allison

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the May 12th, 2009

Now for a second installment of our Tech Cab Confessions series, we have none other than NonSociety’s Julia Allison, who answers Irina’s never-ending query of how geeks have “destroyed themselves of others” on the internet. In case you are new to our Tech Cab, Irina drove around Austin, picking up her victims, oops, we mean fares, who confessed live on camera their deepest secrets and sins to you, our fair viewers. Julia Allison has written for Time Out New York, Star Magazine, Huffington Post, and has reported for MSNBC and Fox. In this confession, Julia drops her guard and dishes on her ex-boyfriend Jake Lodwick (one of the founders of Vimeo), her non-relationship with Kevin Rose, her decision to quit self-promoting herself, her realization that people were laughing at her and not with her, and gives advice to little girls about to embark on a career in internet fame. What a confession, what raw material for guest editor Richard Bluestein to mold into an episode. Who’s Richard you ask? Why, he’s Madge Weinstein, host of Yeast Radio, one of the most popular podcasts in the history of the internet. We think Madge and Irina were related in a prior immigration experience, but they’re all hush hush. They definitely share at least one organ, but they won’t say which one.

Episode links: TechCab Confessions, Julia Allison, NonSociety, Madge Weinstein

TechCab Confessions – Part 1

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the April 8th, 2009

We know in your drunken stupor you all forgot that you went to SXSW and Texas last month, never mind what you confessed to Irina as she drove you around in our gloriously luxurious TechCab …. But guess what, it’s all on tape for ever and ever and ever on the internet! After our newest editor Kevin and intern Calum (he lives in Nova Scotia!) slaved over hours of footage, we’ve put together a few precious secrets that fell only on Irina’s lovely door-knocker-earringed ears….and the entire internet! First, we start off with our own and dear coder Justin Day (next to him is’s money man Ryan Chambers) — Justin recounts how he tortured his fellow students in college with spontaneous eruptions of solitaire. Cali Lewis, a queen of geeks if ever there was one — takes a ride with Irina and Eddie in her pajamas with her miniature daschund Zoe and explains how she dissed Jason Calacanis. Cali is SO not sinful, I had to give her a little nudge there. Rudy Jahchan and Casey McKinnon take a ride during which Rudy describes how — through hacking skills — he drove a colleage 1) out of his department and 2) insane. See if you can guess which tech celebrity videoblogging god Steve Woolf is talking about in his confession. Ellie Rountree’s story from Rocketboom involves a bottle of wine, breaking NY State law and —- and its still available online! TechCab fun for everyone.

Episode links: TechCab Confessions, Justin Day, Cali Lewis, Rudy Jahchan, Steve Woolf, Ellie Rountree

MC Frontalot is the Nerdcorest

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the April 27th, 2008

MC Frontalot, pioneer in the realm of the lyrically nerdcore, sits down with Irina to share some thoughts on life, movies and music.

Episode links: MC Frontalot, Nerdcore Rising, Doctor Popular, ytcracker

What has the Internet done for you lately?

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the April 2nd, 2008

While at our favorite geek summer camp known as SXSW Interactive, Irina polls a few peeps on what the Internet and SXSW has done for them lately. The answers are as varied as they are earnest.

Episode links: SXSW Interactive, M dot Strange, Guy Kawasaki, AllTop, Tim Ferriss, Michael Verdi, Jason Toney, Liz Gannes, Clarence, Jessica Mah, George Oates, Daniel Burka, Gary Vaynerchuk, Paula Cavagnaro, John Halcyon Styn, Loren Feldman

Twitterdildonic Stimulation

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the March 24th, 2007

While at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, Roving RoboReporter Violet Blue caught up with a unique hacker by the name of Kyle Machulis. Kyle isn’t your ordinary teledildonic hardware hacker. No, Kyle created the ultimate real-time sex device mashup by linking public Twitter updates to a Rez Trance Vibrator allowing users to FEEL Twitter messages. Kyle demonstrates and explains how it all works. You will never regard Twitter the same way again. (This video is safe for work, no matter what your industry).

Episode links: Violet Blue, qDot (slashdong), MMOrgy, IGDA Sex, Twitter, Rez Trance Vibrator

Where’s the Action at SXSW?

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the March 19th, 2007

GETV was in Austin, Texas for South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW), the annual geek summer camp. It was all about the panels, hallways and parties. So what’s the score on who hangs out where? That’s what Irina finds out.

Episode links: SXSW 2007, Hugh MacLeod, Srini Kumar, Bre Pettis, Dale Dougherty, Violet Blue, Jonathan Moore, Robert Boyle, Kris Krug, Casey McKinnon, Rudy Jahchan, Eric Rice, Molly Wright Steenson, Scott Beale, Gabe Rivera, Joshua Pollack, Aaron Valdez, Douglas Sarine, Twitter, Jennifer Robbins, Jackson West, Chuck Olsen, Kent Nichols

Craig Newmark Services Customers

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the April 14th, 2006

Another gem from SXSW. Irina discovers Craig Newmark at the Elk’s Lodge in Austin, just after helping retirees post ‘missed connections’ ads on Craig’s List. Episode links: craig newmark, craig’s list, craig & jimmy

SXSW2006: Bad Accent Throwdown

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the April 5th, 2006

Bad Accent Throwdown is a little comedic diversion that our own Irina Slutsky and Min Jung Kim dished out at the Fray Cafe in Austin during SXSW 2006. Bitches better recognize! Episode links: irinaslutsky, minjungkim, fraycafe, redeyedfly, sxsw2006

SXSW2006: Jimmy Wales, Uber Wikipedian

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the March 24th, 2006

While in Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive, Irina corners Jimmy Wales, a man hated by ivory tower encyclopedians everywhere for his Wikipedia. Jimmy tells us about the brutal Danzig/Gdansk edit wars, Wikipedians from the shire, David Hasselhoff, Alabama and grits. Episode links: jimmy wales, wikipedia, danzig/gdansk, shire, wikipedian1, wikipedian2, hasselhoff, nice people

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