We love us some hacking. So much so that we've built it into our development cycles - every 6 weeks, the whole company stops what they're doing for 5 days and builds something awesome. The only rules are that it can't be a project that's already prioritized (read: no "real work") and you gotta demo whatever you build at the end of the week. Some of the hacks turn into full-blown labs projects like the Chartbeat Big Board that hundreds of newsrooms across the globe are using today. Some, like real-time chess, are hilarious and rad just the way they are. For the most part, we've kept hack weeks to ourselves - putting most of the work up on GitHub or Chartbeat Labs with no fanfare. But honestly, every hack week demo that goes by reveals more and more genius ideas, so we're left with no choice but to share a couple of them with you each month. A sampling of this week's kick ass hacks: The baby of three of our devs, Daniel McGrath, Tom Germeau, and Tadas Vilkeliskis, this little hack pulls aggregate, anonymized data from thousands of sites across the Chartbeat universe to tell you, right now, what percent of the internet is using which kind of browser - and beyond. a tweet from one of our fave clients, our CTO Allan Beaufour whipped up a little Spotify app that hooks up to your Chartbeat API key and plays the song of your choice (we have a few of our personal little favorites.) Allan's been kind enough to put all of the details up on GitHub for you. That + a Spotify developer account and you'll be celebrating like the record-breaking champion you are in no time.