I’m liveblogging from Yahoo HackDay and it’s pretty tight so far. I’m in their cafeteria and the concert just finished; they got Beck to do a show for 400 geeks in Yahoo’s courtyard, which was awesome. Free beer, Guitar Hero on a 20 foot screen, and tons of smart people inventing shit before my eyes. I’ll be checking back in as the evening prgresses (the Thing goes until 2:30p on Saturday, and it’s only 9:40p on Friday right now… so yeah, I’ll be up all night checking in with the Sceizzer and my Poker Pals. BTW– wwhazz, you’re comment was alsmot certainly flagged for moderation cuz it was about gambling, which it thought was spam. I apologize on behalf of the intelligence of the WordPress filter. HOLLLARIT, gents, I’m lookin’ to win a 32″ LCD TV prize to come up with some Cool Shit™.
[UPDATE 1 (10:12PM)]
Here’s our ideas:
- PlaceBlog: add comments to an address somewhere in the world.
- MosaicOnline: Create a mosaic from flickr photos (of a specific tag?) online
- Literature Road Trip: User contribution system where you store where novels and short stories take place around the world, and when you plan a road trip it tells you what notable pieces of literature occurred at somewhere on your journey.
- Talking Card: Upload audio file and take a picture off Flickr and then put them together where the picture is animated to talk along with the audio.
Still talking but we’ll need to get started before midnight if we want to finish by tomorrow.
[UPDATE 2 (10:59pm)]
I have seen the King of Guitar Hero play Bark at the Moon in Expert mode and I kneel before him. Trivia Note: He is asian.
[UPDATE 3 (11:53pm)]
TalkingCard it is, I’m started on the backend, our new late-night buddy Mo is on the Flash front end, and Ben is doing experiments on client-side photo mosaic techniques. MOre when we know. On the iPod: Hicktown, by my other late-night buddy Jason Aldean. This one’s for you, wwhazz.
[UPDATE 4 (1:56am)]
Problems abound as we hash out the details of this stuff.