Talk about iteration! This morning I announced my redesigned dashboard for the popular Hacker News website (news.ycombinator.com), humbly dubbed “Hacker News 2.0“. The site was promptly swamped with ALOT of traffic, which then caused the server to be blacklisted (or at least temporarily blocked) by the original HackerNews site – the source for all of HN2‘s content. Of course the comments poured in pointing out that the site “doesn’t work”.
Well here we are several hours, and a few lines of code later, and the site is back up and running faster than ever. now instead of… Continue reading
The recent announcement of Instagram’s acqui-hire by Facebook, and the promises made by Kevin Systrom (the co-Founder of Instagram) that , “The Instagram app will still be the same one you know and love” has me pondering whether or not an acquired company can ever make such a claim, and be truthful at the same time.
Sometimes the acquisition of a startup can be alot like courtship used to be in some cultures (and still is in others, I am told). Thr process often goes like this: