Summary: HNpod is a weekly podcast discussion the top stories on Hacker News, brought to you by Player FM, the best way to find and play podcasts in your browser. Featuring founders, HNers and opinionated hackers (v1).
**Interview Guest** Joel Gascoigne **Host** Michael Mahemoff **Version* 2 **Topics** * Joel's programming+startup background * A Minimum Viable Product success story * Building the product and company * Organically building up a successful content marketing approach * News and stories that interest bloggers * The Buffer experience on mobile, and differences between iOS and Android * How Buffer has grown, and what Joel's learned as CEO * Fundraising * Working in Hong Kong * Buffer's Technology Stack * Joel’s daily routine **Additional Links** http://bufferapp.com/ Twitter @bufferapp http://joel.is/ MyBlogGuest http://myblogguest.com/ BloggerLinkUp http://www.bloggerlinkup.com/ **Notes** Some delay on this episode, which was recorded in December. There were some audio issues, as you can tell, due to a bad connection...easing them out took some time.
**Guest** James Gill – CEO/Co-Founder of GoSquared (https://www.gosquared.com/) **Host** Michael Mahemoff (http://player.fm/) **Topics** * Starting a company in high school * First and second funding rounds * Team breakdown * Workflow Tools * The GoSquared product and its evolution * Business development * Design community and inspiration * Management * Personal gadgets and setup **Additional Links** * [Go Squared](http://www.gosquared.com/) * [http://twitter.com/JamesJGill](http://twitter.com/JamesJGill) * [JamesGill – Tumblr](http://jamesgill.tumblr.com/) *Thanks* Special thanks to [Google Campus](http://www.campuslondon.com/) for hosting the interview, [Ade Oshineye](http://www.oshineye.com/) and [Simon McManus](https://twitter.com/simonmcmanus) for the intro.
**Special Guest** Blaine Cook: Founder of Poetica (https://poetica.com/) and first developer at Twitter. **Host** Michael Mahemoff (http://player.fm/) **Topics** * How he got involved with Twitter * Poetica - its uses, functions and target audience * The look and feel of Poetica * Technology Stack * Future plans for Poetica * Tools and Practices * Angel Investments – Little Bird, Goodnight Lamp * Personal setup and gadgets **Links** Twitter @blaine Poetica - https://poetica.com/ Little Bird - http://getlittlebird.com/ Goodnight Lamp – http://goodnightlamp.com/ Tools of Change Podcast - http://toc.oreilly.com/podcasts (http://player.fm/series/tools-of-change-for-publishing) Follow up Then - http://www.followupthen.com/
**Guests** Sean Grove: Senior Software Engineer, Entrepreneur and Founder of Zenbox (http://trapm.posterous.com/) and (http://www.zenboxapp.com/). Paul Kinlan: Senior Developer Advocate at Google (http://paul.kinlan.me/ and http://webintents.org/). Stuart Memo: Web and iPhone Developer and creator of Question Park. (http://stuartmemo.com/) and (http://questionpark.com/). Stuart will be presenting at Protothon on November 30, 2012. The link to the website can be found here: http://protothon.com/events/chrome-media/ More on our guests can be found at http://www.hnpod.com/guests. **Host** Michael Mahemoff (http://player.fm/) **Topics** Show HN: v0.1 of my book "Why programmers work at night" https://leanpub.com/nightowls http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4799314 I Don't Want to be Part of Your Ecosystem http://shkspr.mobi/blog/2012/11/i-dont-want-to-be-part-of-your-fucking-ecosystem/ http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4821928 What Happens When A Twitter Client Hits The Token Limit (marco.org) http://www.marco.org/2012/11/16/twitter-being-a-dick-again http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4795052 **Now Trending** Sean: Functional Composition - http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/home/functional-composition Stuart: Responsive web design Paul: Unsexy Businesses **Podcast Recommendations** Sean: Clojure Podcast http://player.fm/series/clojure http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/clojure/id275488598 Stuart: Guardian’s Tech Weekly http://player.fm/series/tech-weekly http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/series/techweekly Paul: Accounting Best Practices with Steve Bragg http://player.fm/series/accounting-best-practices-with-steve-bragg-8008 http://www.accountingtools.com/ Mike: Why C++ with Herb Sutter http://player.fm/series/hanselminutes-7361/why-c-with-herb-sutter http://www.hanselminutes.com/346/why-c-with-herb-sutter Additional Links: http://bitnami.org/ https://github.com/adamdbradley/foresight.js
**Guests** Steven Corona: Blogger and CTO of TwitPic and author of Scaling PHP Book (http://scalingphpbook.com) and (http://stevecorona.com/). Dan DeFelippi: Founder of passive.ly LLC (driverdan.com) and (http://passive.ly/). Premasagar Rose: Currently a Social Web Apps Developer. He is also the Director at Dharmafly, the Founder at Lab for the Recently Possible and Async (http://dharmafly.com/), (http://l4rp.com/), (http://asyncjs.com/) and (http://premasagar.com/). More on our guests can be found at http://www.hnpod.com/guests. Host: Michael Mahemoff (http://player.fm/) **Stories** Bring Back the 40 Hour Work Week http://www.salon.com/2012/03/14/bring_back_the_40_hour_work_week http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4779399 Personal Outsourcing http://stevecorona.com/how-i-automated-the-boring-parts-of-life http://razorfast.com/2011/09/04/announcing-my-new-project-bidonmyday/ How to Name Your Startup http://www.learndot.com/findings/how-to-name-your-startup http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4779410 **Now Trending** Dan – Negativity on Hacker News Steve: Freelancers realizing that they can raise their rates substantially Premasagar: Tax and SVG Mike: Article on Hacker news, “The Quite Ones”, essentially the need for more quite places **Podcast Recommendations** Dan: Weird Things podcast http://player.fm/series/weird-things-podcasts http://weirdthings.com/ Steve: Business of Freelancing http://player.fm/series/business-of-freelancing-podcast http://businessoffreelancing.com/ (Congratulations Steve on being the first guest to tie these together.) Mike: Software Engineering Radio http://player.fm/series/software-engineering-radio-the-podcast-for-professional-software-developers http://www.se-radio.net/
Guests: Stuart Memo: Web and iPhone Developer and creator of Question Park. (http://stuartmemo.com/) and (http://questionpark.com/). Stuart will be presenting at Protothon on November 30, 2012. The link to the website can be found here: http://protothon.com/events/chrome-media/ Paul Biggar: Blogger and founder of Circle (https://circleci.com), continuous integration for web apps. More on our guests can be found at http://www.hnpod.com/guests. Host: Michael Mahemoff (http://player.fm/) Stories: Evil, or why Douglas Crockford is harmful to Free Software http://apebox.org/wordpress/rants/456/ http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4762035 Bubblewatch: Priceline.com acquires Kayak http://thenextweb.com/insider/2012/11/08/priceline-com-acquiring-travel-company-kayak-for-1-8b-in-cash-and-stocks/ http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4759841 More HTML5 APIs http://davidwalsh.name/more-html5-apis http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4758098 Now Trending Stuart: Google Jam http://www.jamwithchrome.com/ Paul: Alex Payne's “Alone Together Again” http://al3x.net/2012/11/11/alone-together-again.html Mike: Code Canyon http://codecanyon.net/ Podcast Recommendations Stuart: This Week in Google: http://player.fm/series/this-week-in-google http://twit.tv/twig Mike: Stack Exchange http://player.fm/series/the-stack-exchange-podcast-7265/se-podcast-36-we-got-hit-by-a-hurricane http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/11/se-podcast-36-we-got-hit-by-a-hurricane/ Additional Links: http://protothon.com/ http://blog.circleci.com/choice-quotes-from-startup-school/ http://www.startupschool.org/ http://www.hipmunk.com/ http://www.skyscanner.net/ http://www.expedia.com/ http://railsrumble.com/ Special thanks to Kale Davis for suggesting more links to the shownotes, which I've done in recent weeks, including the new Additional Links section. Please check out Kyle's excellent [Hacker Newsletter](http://www.hackernewsletter.com/), a source I use to find recent stories for the show.
Guests: Andres Torrubia: CEO and Co-founder of FIXR.com (http://www.fixr.com/). Paul Kinlan: Senior Developer Advocate at Google (http://paul.kinlan.me/ and http://webintents.org/) More on our guests can be found at http://www.hnpod.com/guests. Host: Michael Mahemoff (http://player.fm/) Stories: Elon Musk's Mission to Mars http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/10/ff-elon-musk-qa/all/ http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4732554 Moz UX: Save for Later https://blog.mozilla.org/ux/2012/10/save-for-later http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4714341 Now Trending: Andres: Quibb – http://quibb.com/ Paul: Windows 8 Mike: "User-As-A-Service" - dailycred.com userfox.com Podcast Recommendations: Andres: Slayradio http://www.slayradio.org/home.php I Am Not A Database http://www.remix64.com/track/makke/i_am_a_database/ Paul: Mark Kermode's film review http://player.fm/series/mark-kermode-and-simon-mayos-film-reviews Build and Analyze http://player.fm/series/build-and-analyze Mike: Innovator's Dilemma Peter Day's World of Business http://player.fm/series/peter-days-world-of-business/worldbiz-the-innovators-dilemma-03-nov-2012 Note: Pleased to be posting this day after recording and will hopefully continue turning these shows around in a 24-hour window.
Guests: Steve Corona, CTO of TwicPic and Author of Scaling PHP (http://stevecorona.com/) and (http://scalingphpbook.com/). Paul Biggar, Founder of Circle and Blogger (https://circleci.com/) and (http://paulbiggar.com/research/). More on our guests can be found at: http://www.hnpod.com/guests Host: Michael Mahemoff of http://player.fm/ Stories: Social login Buttons Aren’t Worth it. https://blog.mailchimp.com/social-login-buttons-arent-worth-it/ http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4603204 ToDon’ts: To-do lists makers and various productivity tools. http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2012/10/todont.html http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4614676 Lockitron: Lockitron and other domestic devices. https://lockitron.com/preorder http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4602679 TLDR.io http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4602377? http://tldr.io/ Now Trending Mike: Yandex browser http://browser.yandex.com/ Paul: Patents (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/09/how-a-rogue-appeals-court-wrecked-the-patent-system/) and (http://m.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/09/the-case-for-abolishing-patents-yes-all-of-them/262913/) Podcast Recommendations: Mike: Filmspotting http://filmspotting.net/ http://player.fm/series/filmspotting/number-416-looper-slash-top-5-doppelganger-movies-slash-chicago-film-fest-preview Steve: Foundation http://revision3.com/foundation
Our podcast for this week starts out with our guests Ilya Lichtenstein of MixRank (http://mixrank.com and http://influencehacks.com/) and Dave Peck (https://www.getcloak.com/ & http://davepeck.org/) giving a brief introduction about themselves and the various projects that they are currently working on. (More information on Ilya and Dave can be found in the featured guest section on our website). Stories: * Appointment of Marissa Mayer as Yahoo’s new chief. Ilya, Dave and myself discuss the impact that she will have on Yahoo. We talk about the future of the various Yahoo platforms such as DuckDuckGo and Yahoo BOSS API and how Marissa fits into the general scheme of things, given that she is more product focused. * Bubblewatch (1) Digg sold. In this segment we discuss the price that Digg was sold for and the breakdown of the sale. We also talk about Digg’s previous sale attempt. Additionally we talk about the rise and fall of Digg and the events that could have lead to its sale price. Finally we discuss whether or not they will try to re-build Digg completely, or if they are simply trying to revamp it. * Bubblewatch (2). We close off our acquisitions and tech news for this week by talking about the acquisition of Sparrow by Google. Here we discuss the negative backlash that it has been receiving because of the acquisition. Additionally we discuss what Google acquisition of Sparrow means for the general direction of the company. Now Trending: * Ilya: The opulence of Silicon Valley; the crazy, lavish, million dollar parties and the proposed Silicon Valley reality show that is planned for the next couple of months * Dave: The Pinterestification of everything. With Pinterest spin-off sites such as Gentlemint – Pinterest for dudes (http://gentlemint.com/) and Chill.com – Pinterest for videos (http://chill.com/). Podcast Recommendations * Mike: 3D printing covered on This Week In Law (http://twit.tv/show/this-week-in-law/171) * Tachzing Podcast with hosts Justin Vincent and Jason Roberts. http://techzinglive.com/ * DJ Bissen's Tranceatlantic podcast: http://djbissen.com/