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Yahoo!, She’s a Brickhouse

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the May 11th, 2007

Yahoo! opened her new San Francisco research lab to an unsuspecting public lucky enough to sample her fresh warez. Irina hits the Pipes, samples the DNA, gets mixd and finds a very happy Messenger.

Episode links: Yahoo Brickhouse, Pipes,, mixd, Messenger

Yahoo Locks in Hackers for 24 Hours

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the October 6th, 2006

Yahoo!, that benevolent purple and yellow Internet behemoth, opened her doors to hungry hackers of all stripes for 24 hours last weekend. The result was over 500 pizzas eaten, 100+ dozen Krispy Kremes demolished, untold gallons of Rockstar, RedBull and coffee liquified, one major rockstar played out and over 50 API mashup projects completed. Here’s a peak at a few of those projects.

Episode links: Yahoo Hack Day 2006, dotBen, Rabble, MonologrBjoern Hartmann, Color Field Camera, David Filo, Mo Kakwan – Blabber

Let’s Hack This Beck

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the October 3rd, 2006

Who knew that a megalo-uber-etoile like Beck Hansen would entertain just a few hundred geekerati this past weekend (the likes of dotben and Joyce Parks) at Yahoo Hack Day 2006, but alas, it’s true. To the amazed delight of childlike adults dressed in all manner of t-shirt and jean combos, one of the best musicians around (and Scientology’s finest gift to mankind so far) put on a full stage show at the annual geekfest, including on-stage-maneuvered puppets, bear costumes and even a custom-filmed mini-movie about hacking, Yahoo! and puppet porn. Hard as GETV tried to climb into the Yahoo! workout room, where Beck met with the Yahoo! fancy-pants, we could not (Eddie wanted to get some beer, mostly.) Finally, as Beck graced the hacking area (aka, Yahoo! cafeteria) we grabbed the band members and asked them as many questions as we could, despite having no brain cells left in the presence of actual and non-Internet rock stars.

Episode links: Beck, Puppetron, Brian LeBarton, Matt Sherrod, Matt Mahaffey, Wounded Cougar, Yahoo! Hack Day, Hackers are Here, NEW Beck Album: The Information