About

Mac Yak hosts are a group of friends that started testing Group FaceTime as soon as it was released. Having daily chats and using it while we play Unreal Tournament matches, we discuss a lot of fun topics. One day we figured; “Why not stream some of these fun conversations?!”.

We’d not only be the very first to live stream a Group FaceTime call but maybe inform/support/entertain some people in the process. Fast forward a few weeks and we have Greg Thompson mastering the streaming from his iMac to YouTube, every Thursday night 8-10PM Eastern.

We attempted to get enough people together to test the Group FaceTime limits of 32 but before we got there, we abandoned Group faceTime. Constant issues, unavailability and odd glitches had us switch to Skype.

Mac Yak is a core group of 8 people:

Greg Thompson
Greg had his first experience with Apple back in the early 80’s with the Apple II while in High School. After a long time from that first apple experience he bought his first Apple product, the iPhone 3G. Shortly afterwards he bought a MacBook Air and got hooked on the MacOS operating system. He now owns not only the latest Apple desktops but also several vintage Macs as well. He enjoys Sim racing as well as Ham Radio.

His websites:
Twitch
YouTube

 


Jay Vrij
Jay takes care of this website and the graphics for the stream. He has been working with and supporting Apple products since the late 90’s and continues to support and repair them until this day.

His websites:
Blog
YouTube
Website

Jay [at] mac-yak.com

 

 


Michael A Stanhope
For knowledge on the classics, we turn to Michael!

His website:
YouTube

 

 

 

 


Rocky Meyer
10+ years of Mac & PC Professional Service, 20+ years IT Repair expertise dating back into the late 90s. Owner and operator of ICCRRP as well as contributor on the Evil Mod Pixie youtube channel. First Mac was an LCIII with Caddy CD-ROM & Zip100 drive. First iDevice was an iPhone 3Gs 32GB.

His website:
ICCRRP
Facebook
YouTube
Twitch

 


Greg Hrutkay
Greg Hrutkay has been working with Macs since 2015, and has made up for lost time amassing a collection of over 50 Macs in the last few years. With his Hrutkay Mods YouTube channel he is one of the go to experts for the classic Mac Pros, and PowerPC Macs

His websites:
YouTube
Facebook
Patreon

 

 


Steven Matarazzo
Steven has been addicted to the Macintosh since 1989. He grew up with the family’s Macintosh IIcx, and later a Power Macintosh 7500, among many others. Today Steven has a collection of Macs and enjoys tinkering around with them and teaching them new tricks. He’s also into making videos about Apple stuff!

YouTube
Patreon

 

 

 

 

Bruce Rayne
Located in Sydney, Australia, Bruce has been working with Macs professionally since 1989 and has an ever-growing collection of his favorites. A programmer by day, Bruce tries to keep as many old Macs running as possible by moonlighting as a vintage Mac repairer.

YouTube
Website
• Patreon

 

 

Dana Evans
In 1992, Dana’s dad replaced the family’s aging 8088-based PC with a brand new Macintosh IIsi (the one in the photo). He’s used Macs at home & work ever since. A vintage collector since 1995, he’s got 3 or 4 dozen Macs, and is recently a proud owner of a rare Apple Network Server 700.

YouTube
Podcast