OK, I think this is awesome enough to share with you guys. These are some metagenomics samples being run on a HiSeq 2500 in 2x151bp rapid run mode, with the results being streamed to BaseSpace in real-time.
What I love about this is that the various statistics and metrics update in real-time. I spent a very happy evening last night watching the counter tick up between each cycle (currently on cycle 186/318, should finish tonight some time).
Conflict of interest disclaimer: These samples are being run by Illumina UK for us (for free).