I see more and more people listing projects they want to outsource as “Quick” or “Easy”. It usually looks something like this:
On the surface, this might seem innocent, but I recognize something you may or may not. When someone writes, “Quick and easy” in their listing, what they really mean is, “Cheap and inexpensive“. Of course if the job were really “Easy” the person listing the gig… Continue reading
10 days ago I launched HN2.0. Some loved it, and some hated it. But few, it seems, ignored it. Since then the site has gotten tens of thousands of hits with essentially no promotional effort on my part, except for posting to HN, Twitter, Quora, and my blog about it (all free of charge).
Most of the feedback that I’ve gotten has been very positive, and a couple of site owners have even contacted me personally to ask about terms for getting their content featured prominently on the page or for wanting to establish an advertising arrangement.
I’m not… Continue reading
This morning, as I do every morning now, I went to my Hacker News dashboard (HN2.co) and checked out today’s Hacker News front-page stories. In spite of the fact that I generally don’t take interest in mashups, one caught my eye: Pinstagram. I clicked through to the site and was pleasantly surprised to find out that one of the founders is an old acquaintance, Pek Pongpaet (formerly of Mortal Kombat fame). Since this was a project by someone that I personally know, I decided to give it a shot instead of ignoring it as “Just another Mashup site”.
Here’s… Continue reading