Someone has built Gilfoyle’s Napalm Death bitcoin alert

If you watch HBO’s Silicon Valley (and you really, really should), a recent episode featured a bit where Gilfoyle created an audio bitcoin alert triggered when the crypto fell below a certain level. The alert was Napalm Death’s 1987 classic, “You Suffer,” a track that lasts exactly 1.36 seconds.

In case you missed any of that, it goes like this.

An agency has built an actual real-life version of that alert. From The Verge.

Now, an Icelandic website design agency called Viska has created a web version ofGilfoyle’s death metal alert — which is just as startling as promised. Sindri Guðmundsson from Viska explained that his company watches Silicon Valley as a weekly event while a season is airing and that the team built the tool “just for fun.” The Viska team wrote a simple Javascript plugin that fetches the price of bitcoin from, then built the site off WordPress, all within three hours. Now all a user will need to completely imitate Gilfoyle is an actual mining rig at home to toggle on and off remotely.

Cool. Anyone mining out there?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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