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Green slams Knicks owner over Oakley spat

first_img98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG LATEST STORIES Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties MOST READ Maliksi says ‘cooking’ gesture meant for teammates, not referees Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) celebrates with teammates Stephen Curry (30) and Draymond Green (23) after scoring during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green on Wednesday accused New York Knicks owner James Dolan of a “slave master mentality” over his handling of the Charles Oakley saga.Dolan banned Knicks legend Oakley from attending NBA games at Madison Square Garden following an altercation with security before eventually relenting this week.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely But the incident incensed Green, who said the Knicks had benefited from Oakley’s combative approach as a player but taken exception to his outspoken criticism now he has retired.“The man is a legend. Treat him as such,” Green said on his “Dray Day” podcast for the Uninterrupted website.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“First off. This is Charles Oakley. Why is he buying a ticket?“You doing it for me, it’s all good. You doing it against me — you speaking out against my organization — it’s not good anymore? That’s a slave mentality. A slave-master mentality. That’s ridiculous. “It was all fine and dandy when he was laying people out, taking fines and all this stuff for your organization. But now, all of a sudden, when he says something that he feels, it’s a problem. I disagree with that. I definitely think, like I said, that that’s a slave-master mentality.”Oakley was banned after being forcibly removed by security at Madison Square Garden last week. He was later charged with three misdemeanor counts of assault and one misdemeanor count of trespassing.Dolan also drew Green’s ire for subsequent remarks which suggested Oakley was battling alcohol problems — denied by the Knicks forward.“That’s not something that you say to the world. That’s not classy at all,” Green said on his podcast.“It’s not OK for you to go say to the world as a multibillion-dollar organization. How can you even pin that on someone? Just throw that out there. That’s grimy. I think that’s wrong.”ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot studylast_img read more

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Bank on Greek Goddess

first_img 1. Go Go Girl 2. Aurelia’s Summer 3. Greek Goddess 4. Wicked Tuff 5. Argument Done 6. Taranis American-bred two-year-old GO GO GIRL took on local three-year-olds on October 7 and was well beaten by Toot The Blues, Malachi, and Peeping Tom. Now back among her age group, GO GO GIRL is expected to score a runaway victory in the opening race of the Sunrise-6. The filly clocked scorching early spilts of 22.3×45.4 over the 1,000 metres straight three weeks ago but gave up a furlong out. Anything close to those splits tomorrow will be enough to take care of the local two-year-olds, whose challenge will be led by HONEY RYDA. The Richard Azan-trained filly finished a creditable fourth by just over six lengths to top two-year-olds Patriarch and Another Vigorous on October 14 clocking a good 1:13.2 for 1200m. The distance has been reduced to 1100 metres, and HONEY RYDA will not be able to live with the American’s speed. Ameth Robles will ride the selection. Dick Cardenas, the hottest jockey at Caymanas Park just now, can further excite his growing fan club with victory aboard AURELIA’S SUMMER in Race Two. Anthony Nunes’ three-year-old filly has been running well without much luck since August. The blinkers, on for her last three races, have now been taken off and AURELIA’S SUMMER should produce the capital effort. She will sit behind the early speeders CHEERLEADER and STORM PRINCESS in the 1100 metres race and power through in the final 200 metres. Super-6 players can bank on GREEK GODDESS in Race Three. She is still very green but a third-place finish behind Patriarch and Another Vigorous in just her second run was very encouraging. The increase in distance to 1400 metres is just what she needs, and the well-bred filly will turn the race into a procession. Five years old and up non-winners of three horses will travel 1200 metres in Race Four and WICKED TUFF, with Shane Ellis aboard, looks the one to beat. The six-year-old gelding has placed second twice in his last two starts. In his most recent run on October 7 over 1400 metres, WICKED TUFF was two lengths clear with 200 metres to go but was caught late by HOLY LIGHT. Top jockey Shane Ellis has now been given the ride (ahead of Ansel Dancel) and his experience should be enough to hand WICKED TUFF his third win. Low-level claimers will face the starter for the 1,000 metres straight fifth race. TIMEFORACAT and WILLINSTON were winners on their previous starts, but ARGUMENT DONE will have too much pace for his rivals. Last time at this level, and over today’s distance, he slammed the field by just over three lengths. Ellis can complete a double in Race Six for $450,000 claimers. He will ride the Azan-trained TARANIS, who failed by just over a length to beat Zackontheattack going 1,300 metres on October 14. Before that, TARANIS had been campaigning in overnight allowance company. Tomorrow’s distance is 1,600 metres, and now that he is back to his best, TARANIS will be too strong for rivals in the closing stages. SUNRISE-6 SELECTIONSlast_img read more

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Keeping the art of kite-making alive

first_imgOne of Ishan Bacchus’s family members pasting a kite By Devina SamarooThe skies will come alive with a kaleidoscope of colours and symphonious singing as fleets of aerial artistry soar above the clouds in a zigzag dance, heralding Easter in Guyana.A unique tradition that has survived the test of time, kite-flying can be enjoyed throughout the year, but is most popular around this period, as it symbolises the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.Regardless of the religious meaning, Guyanese from all walks of life flock popular open spaces, like waterfront areas and vast parks, to participate in this annual carnival-like activity. Adults and kids alike find immense happiness as they struggle to hoist their kites in friendly rivalries to see which ascends the fastest and the farthest. But the pleasures of the festivities begin long before the flying of the kites, at least for those who still find joy in kite-making.Though the markets now are flooded with the imported plastic bird kites, many prefer to purchase the readymade handcrafted artforms which line the streets of major cities and villages in the lead-up to the fun-filled weekend.And for some, they prefer to dedicate their own time and unleash their creativities to design and develop their own kites from scratch.“Good ole” daysMany of you may remember the good old days of making the caddy ole punch using book pages, palm fronds from your mom’s brooms, and strings from the cookie tin that always contains sewing materials. Some may even make it fancier by attaching a tail from old rags lying around the house.Some of you may also remember your days of running to the nearest corner shop to buy cheap ‘kite paper’, taking your keen time to pick just the right colours before rushing back home in glee to start your kite making. This is where your creativity ran wild. Using palm fronds and watered down glue, you’d skillfully slap the coloured paper onto the makeshift frame you secured nicely with thread. You’d then proceed to assemble a number of coloured papers to make the frills; and of course, if you want your kite to sing lustily, you’ll dedicate enough time to make the perfect tongue.Your grandparents might even tell you stories – or perhaps you’ve experienced it yourself – of the time when razor blades were attached to kites before they were elevated to the skies, and thus began the war to see which kite would be the last one flying.Full-blownKite-making remains a favoured pastime for many who have the patience, but for some, it has become a full-blown operation.  Inshan Bacchus has been making kites for over 25 years, and one day he decided to turn his hobby into a seasonal career. Bringing his entire family on board in this enterprise, Bacchus is currently busy making all kinds of kites to satisfy the high demand, which will only increase as Easter Monday approaches.His operation, which is located on Mandela Avenue by the Creative Barber Shop, opens until 9:00pm on Easter Sunday, in order to facilitate the last-minute crowd.Bacchus orders the wood from a lumber yard, and using an electrical machine, he cuts the wood into various slabs for the different sizes of kites he makes.According to this veteran kite-maker, simarupa wood is the best wood to use because of its light density, which is perfect for ensuring the kite takes to the sky with ease. He also makes the much-loved box kite, but because of its intricate nature, he does it only upon orders. The box kite is usually rectangular and resembles a Japanese paper house.Understanding the pride most persons take in owning their kite, Bacchus ensures each kite he makes is unique in its own way.Bacchus says it is heartbreaking sometimes when he thinks about how the art and joy of kite-making has dwindled.  “It grieves my heart to see, when I go on the seawall and other places in Guyana, people are flying so many bird kites,” he stated. Bacchus underscores that kite-making is a beautiful Guyanese tradition that should never die.“I’d like to encourage all parents, even if you can’t make kites, get involved with your children and you both try and learn to make it. It’s really fun, and it’s a cultural thing for Guyana,” he stated.Kite flying also has deep roots in the Asian cultures of India, China, Japan, and other cultures of that geographical area.last_img read more

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Dawo to Gor, 87 repeat tough

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, February 18 – There will be no repeat of 1987 when Gor Mahia meet Esperance in the first round of the CAF Champions League next month, the man who scored the goal that sunk the Tunisian giants in the final of the Cup Winners Cup, Peter Dawo, has declared.Dawo, immortalised in K’Ogalo folklore for firing the header that gave the club a 1-0 win on aggregate, has urged the class of 2014 that booked a date with the Blood and Bold to expect a tough encounter when they welcome the team back to Nairobi on March 2, 27 years after they stunned the Maghreb giants. To stand a chance of upsetting the two-time continental club champions and qualifying for the second round, Dawo who also featured in the 1988 and 90 Africa Cup of Nations, challenged K’Ogalo to score at least two goals without reply at home.“A lot has changed from our time and that has made it even difficult for Gor to beat Esperance since most of the teams nowadays have good training facilities and money to play for. Comparing the two, the North African team has an upper-hand because they are far more developed than us.“Gor have to plan their strategies well since the Arabs are very fast and if they score one goal, it will be difficult to equalise,” Dawo who is an uncle to former Harambee Stars winger, Patrick Oboya, told Capital Sport from Kisumu.The Gor legend who serves as a counselor in the Department of Social Services is perturbed by club officials who he claims have neglected to seek advice of players who brought glory to the club in the past.“They should have come for advice from us but none of them has approached. We have the experience and understand how it feels playing against them and with the match coming we could give the boys morale.“North Africans are committed when playing and that’s why the likes of Al Ahly, Zamalek and Esperance perform well in the continental showpiece. For us we did our part and recorded a history that will stay forever, its now their turn to register good results,” he asserted.On his crowning moment when he led K’Ogalo to become the only team in East African team to have won continental silverware, Dawo underscored it was achieved with the backing of a potent squad.Talented players such Gor assistant coach Bobby Ogolla, Abbas Magongo and Austin Oduor, father to Stars shot-stopper Arnold Origi, among others inspired them to lift the Mandela Cup at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani in presence of then Head of State Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi.“Those were the good sweet old days when we were playing football with all our hearts unlike nowadays where footballers are paid. We were determined to win the trophy after holding Esperance in the first leg in Tunis, after coming from behind to score in the 90th minute and see the match end 2-2.“In the return leg, we needed only a goal to seal the victory which we got after I headed home  Magongo’s corner.”K’Ogalo qualified for the first round after eliminating US Bitam of Gabon 4-2 on post match penalties in the preliminaries and will travel to Tunis for the return leg a week later.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Sheehan sells Crawford site to talk host

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! – Associated Press Cindy Sheehan will sell her war protest site near President George W. Bush’s ranch to a California radio talk show host, who will preserve it as a peace memorial and keep it open to protesters. Sheehan, who announced on Memorial Day that she was stepping down as the face of the anti-war movement, will sell the 5-acre site in Crawford for $87,000 to Bree Walker, Sheehan spokeswoman Tiffany Burns said. “I’m going to have native prairie grasses planted on the plot and create some kind of peace memorial that can include the names of fallen soldiers and injured soldiers,” said Walker, who describes herself as “progressive.” Walker, a former TV news anchorwoman who hosts a weekend talk show on KTLK-AM in Los Angeles, planned to formally turn over a check for the property to Sheehan during her Saturday broadcast. last_img read more

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MAMMY’S THE WORD FOR DANIEL!

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell is looking after the mothers of Donegal again.The singer is opening his visitor’s centre free of charge to mums this Sunday, Mother’s Day.Any mum who has her lunch at the singer’s Bank Bistro at the centre will be given a free tour of the centre in Dungloe. The centre, which contains an A to Z of Daniel’s life including his first schoolbag and his wedding suit, only opened last summer but attracted more than 10,000 visitors in a few short weeksThe centre opens for the season again tomorrow and manager Ann Gallagher reveled there are more surprises in store for fans of the singer.She said the centre has been a huge bonus for Dungloe which has suffered with the recession in recent years.“The centre has been flying since it opened last summer and it has give the town a real buzz again which it was missing. “We had more than 10,000 people here last summer – many from around the world in Australia and Canada.“We have a few new additions to the centre this year and we’re hoping we’ll have even more visitors. We already have several coachloads booked in,” she said.Any Daniel fans hoping to get a picture for Mother’s Day with their hero will be disappointed however as he is in America. MAMMY’S THE WORD FOR DANIEL! was last modified: March 7th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellMother’s Daylast_img read more

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Maggie, get your gun; robber takes bullet

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles Margaret Johnson might have looked like an easy target in her wheelchair in Harlem, N.Y. So when a man tried to grab a chain off her neck Friday, the 56-year-old pulled out her licensed .357 pistol and shot him, police said. “There’s not much to it,” she said in a brief interview. “Somebody tried to mug me, and I shot him.” She had been on her way to a shooting range. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Getty museum updates purchasing policy to spot stolen art

first_imgLOS ANGELES – The embattled J. Paul Getty Museum is updating its art purchasing policy to require evidence that a piece has been in the United States for at least 35 years after being legally removed from its country of origin, the director said today. The update was done to keep up with British museum standards and was not a big departure from the Getty’s existing policy, which conforms with international guidelines, museum director Michael Brand said. “What I’m trying to do is make sure everything I do here as director is clear, transparent,” said Brand, who took over the post in January. Brand said the changes did not arise from allegations that former antiquities curator Marion True knowingly received dozens of archaeological treasures between 1986 and the late 1990s that had been stolen from private collections or dug up illicitly. True and American art dealer Robert Hecht are on trial in Rome, accused of knowingly trafficking in stolen artifacts. They deny wrongdoing. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Getty officials have also denied wrongdoing. The museum has returned three objects, including an Etruscan bronze candelabrum that Italian authorities believe was stolen from a private collection. When buying art, the new policy requires the Getty museum to obtain evidence that the piece was in the United States by Nov. 17, 1970, when the UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export, and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property was signed. The policy also requires proof that the item was legally taken from its country of origin before or after that date. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: June 10, 2016

first_imgGetting Started with Flexbox with Practical Examples: Making the transition for the CSS box model and floats to flexbox is a lot easier with these code examples for responsive navigation, thumbnails, forms, and sticky footer.Computer says NO to HTML5 document outline: Since the HTML5 document outline is not implemented, the HTML 5.1 specification now requires developers to use h1-h6 to convey document structure. This makes sense, since Steve Faulkner points out no search engine makes use of the document outline. Assistive technology can’t make use of it since it’s not exposed via browser accessibility APIs.What I Found InterestingAlternative Search Engines for Designers and Developers: With its motto, “We don’t track you,” I’ve been a fan of the DuckDuckGo search engine for a while. It’s the first time I’ve heard of the two search engines, StartPage and Ecosia, which I plan to explore further this month. How cool! Find out how Google Doodles are made, with this video from Nat and Lo, who take a closer look at the behind-the-scenes work at Google. In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn about an ironic user experience glossary, find out what to look for when you choose a search engine optimization plugin, discover how Google Doodles are created, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post with some of my favorite resources I’ve read in the past week about user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, and HTML.Hope you find the resources helpful in your projects!Want more resources like these on a daily basis? Follow me @redcrew on Twitter. Tweet of the WeekGood code is good.Good marketing is great.Good UX design is a necessity.— Brian Krogsgard (@Krogsgard) June 9, 2016User ExperienceYou May Not Care About UX, But Do You Care About Human Suffering?: Instead of focusing on what you can gain with good user experience, consider what is lost when you don’t focus on it. We need to be more more socially responsible.The ultimate consequences of good and bad UX stretch far beyond the business realm—which is (ironically) why UX can have such a dramatic effect on business metrics. New WordPress Plugin: Term Debt Consolidator: If you’ve been publishing for a while, you’ve added lots of tags to your site. And some might be the singular or plural version of the same tag. The Term Debt Consolidator plugin will group the similar tags together, and offer you option to choose a singular term. Can’t wait to try this on my site! Yoast SEO vs. All-in-One SEO Pack: What’s the Difference (And Which One is For You): Not sure which plugin to use to improve your search engine optimization? Check out Torque’s in-depth look at Yoast SEO and All-in-One SEO, with a focus on strengths and features for each plugin. CSS and HTML10 reasons you should be using Atomic Design: If you’ve been working in front-end development, you’ve likely heard of Brad Frost’s Atomic Design methodology. Richard Bray shares 10 reasons why adopting atomic design can benefit your web projects.Do you really need that form field?Make every field *fight* for its place in your forms.– @AaronGustafson #UX #UserExperience— Experience Design (@xdpractice) June 6, 2016 Movement Might Be 10 Years Old; But 10 Years Behind With Accessibility: Melissa DiVietri loves attending our Detroit-based Movement Festival (weekend of music events held over Memorial Day), but found their accessibility accommodations lacking. In her post, DiVietri commented Movement is the only festival she’s ever attended that didn’t have Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations. WordPressScheduled Post Shortcut for WordPress: For people like me, who schedule posts for future dates, having a shortcut in the Posts menu to manage them is a great time-saver. Child Theme Check Plugin Helps WordPress Users Navigate Parent Theme Updates: Wondering what changes in a WordPress parent theme might impact your child theme? The Child Theme Check plugin will help you quickly review parent theme changes after an update.center_img UX Battle of the Week: Hotels.com vs Booking.com: In the competitive benchmark study conducted by UserZoom, 60 users were asked to use their own devices to test navigation, core tasks, and share their overall user experience. It was a close battle. Who do you think won? Making Content Strategy Practical: Content strategy provides understanding for you as the designer, stakeholders, decision-makers, and users, says Michael Metts, senior UX designer at The Nerdery. But sometimes content strategy tools and techniques aren’t very practical. The Misbegotten UX Glossary: It’s offbeat, funny, and will get you nodding your head as you read through the first ironic UX glossary.AccessibilityResearch with blind users on mobile devices: When the Government Digital Service conducted research into how users who are blind use mobile devices, specifically touch devices, they discovered new usage patterns as well as design challenges.When writing alt text, ask yourself this question: When you write alternative text, the text that describes images, ensure you write alternative text that is useful, says Jessica Ivins.It would certainly help to raise the importance of accessibility in web projects.There should be a conference rule that says no conference shall be held without at least one talk on accessibility. ☝🏻— Sara Soueidan (@SaraSoueidan) June 9, 2016 Android Instant Apps, Progressive Web Apps and the Future of the Web: Is the web threatened? Are we spending too much time worrying about native?If you like what you’ve read today, share the post with your colleagues and friends.Want to make sure you don’t miss out on updates? Subscribe to get notified when new posts are published.Did I miss some resources you found this week? I’d love to see them! Post them in the comments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: October 28, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn how to improve user experience with micro-interactions, find a six-point checklist for creating accessible videos, discover some spooky CSS, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user experience, accessibility,…In “Web design & development links”October 19, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn about the relationship between information architecture and content strategy, find pragmatic rules for web accessibility, discover how and why you would use negative grid lines in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I…In “Web design & development links”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: June 16, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn what Alan Cooper has to say about conversational interfaces, find out how to navigate a website with a keyboard, discover how to use fr in CSS Grid, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

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ETech: Big Company Hacks at Yahoo

first_imgAccording to Programmable Web, Yahoo! currently has over twenty APIs. These APIs, along with additional development resources, are available on the Yahoo! Developer Network. There is plenty to dive into – from the better known Flickr, Chat and Map APIs to online Ad Management and Web Site Analytic services. The latest edition is of course the Mail API. These APIs provide a big opportunity to get creative. So to facilitate the exploration and to encourage the discovery of new mashups – and possibly products – Yahoo! management decided to call on their own engineers to play around. Or in Yahoo’s lingo, to hack. The official Yahoo! Hacks program calls for self-directed projects by Y! engineers, which do not need to be approved by anyone in advance.Yahoo’s method to the madnessThe self-organization is exciting and powerful, but to get results there needs to be control. Yahoo’s answer is “Hack days”, where developers can showcase their creations to their colleagues. Here are the rules:Build something in 24 hours;No Power Points;Present in 90 seconds;No prior review, anything goes.These rules encourage small teams to do what they love, letting people create what they want and, occasionally, letting the bizarre out.In addition to internal hacking, Yahoo! opened up the program to a group of external hackers and invited them in September to the Yahoo! campus for a full day of hacking. According to Yahoo! the day turned out to be a “mega success”.Examples of HacksWhat goes on during the internal hack days is kind of a secret. Chad shared an example of a rather controversial hack. It was a web site built in ‘Hot or Not’ style, showing pictures of Yahoo! employees and letting people choose who they think is the boss of who. The application kept track of all “mistakes” and then displayed a chart for who should be promoted or demoted. Apparently calls from the Human Resources department followed.Another hack was a purse that would take a photo after you walk every 100 steps and then use the Flickr API to upload it online. Yet another interesting hack was created by a group of developers, who turned an old TV into a widget display. One of the widgets connected to the internet and showed (you guessed it) the current weather.ConclusionAt first, this ‘hack’ culture might seem to be somewhat chaotic and wasteful. It is in a way, but there is also a big potential gain. By using self-organization, Yahoo! bets that while a lot of these hacks will be mildly interesting – there may be a handful that are profound and game changing for the company. Since there are so many APIs, possibilities are almost endless. Yahoo! hacks is a great program that could lead to breakthrough ideas and products. The key question is how to add a process on top of this dynamic and fluid process, that drives productization and monetization of the best prototypes. Presumably, the really interesting solutions get noticed and get on the management radar screen. It is not clear if Yahoo! is doing this already, but it would seem that an nternal, Digg-like system where all Yahoo! employees would be able to rate creations, could be also helpful. We will see over the next year or so how Yahoo! executes this project, but the potential is definitely there. Tags:#conferences#ETech 2007#web#Yahoo Earlier today Yahoo launched a Yahoo Mail API. Recently we analyzed the current API and Mashup trends on the Web and noted that Yahoo is one of the big companies most active in this area. Also not long ago we profiled Yahoo! Pipes – a new tool that, we argued, treats the web as the database. We later expanded these ideas in our post entitled When Sites become Web Services. The major theme running through all these posts is that the Web is turning into a database exposed via APIs. Web giants like Google, Amazon and Yahoo! have been tapping into the large web development community, by exposing their services via APIs. Here at ETech, Chad Dickerson, Sr. Director of the Yahoo! Developer Network, gave a session about Yahoo’s experience in engaging its own engineers to utilize Yahoo! APIs in creative ways. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts alex iskold 1 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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