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Stories from October 20, 2008, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. How I Turned Down $300,000 from Microsoft to go Full-Time on GitHub (preston-werner.com)
224 points by mojombo on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 68 comments
2. The Universal Design Pattern (steve-yegge.blogspot.com)
127 points by mqt on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 44 comments
3. How Steve Jobs pitches a startup (venturehacks.com)
81 points by paulsb on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 16 comments
4. Apple responds to "I'm a PC" (movies.apple.com)
72 points by andygeers on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 162 comments
5. Techies Vs. The Business (plpatterns.com)
67 points by jonnytran on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 17 comments
6. 20 tips for MySQL db architects (scribd.com)
58 points by nocivus on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 26 comments
7. Get Rid of the Performance Review (wsj.com)
53 points by prakash on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 25 comments
8. Balsamiq's thoughts on software piracy (balsamiq.com)
46 points by pchristensen on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 18 comments
9. DIY: Blender Defender keeps cats off counters. (plasma2002.com)
33 points by humanlever on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 11 comments
10. The Facebook Platform is dead (allfacebook.com)
32 points by senthil_rajasek on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 15 comments
11. Startup tip to save $15,000 a year: Just stop paying your mortgage (signonsandiego.com)
31 points by vlad on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 25 comments
12. Twitter and Yammer Test Dot-com Business Models (nytimes.com)
29 points by razorburn on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 3 comments
13. Steve Jobs Explains NeXT's Strategy (1991) [vid] (youtube.com)
28 points by nickb on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 9 comments
14. Be Kind to the Color Blind (particletree.com)
27 points by bdotdub on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 21 comments
15. Kramnik just blew a superior position in the World Chess Championship (susanpolgar.blogspot.com)
25 points by mnemonicsloth on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 13 comments
16. Rotating 3D Cube in JavaScript (maettig.com)
24 points by denglish on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 11 comments
17. Clay Shirky: It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure. (scienceblogs.com)
24 points by namin on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 2 comments
18. Rails Rumble 2008 Apps (48hrlaunch.wordpress.com)
23 points by melvinram on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 10 comments
19. Acer Aspire One netbook for $309.99 (crunchgear.com)
19 points by ashishk on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 20 comments
20. Researchers log keystrokes from afar with an antenna (infoworld.com)
19 points by snydeq on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 11 comments
21. Some even straighter talk from Pierre Francois of 74s (74signals.com)
17 points by kn0thing on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 11 comments
22. Developing Cocoa Applications Using MacRuby (developer.apple.com)
16 points by sant0sk1 on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 6 comments
23. Let's Be Serious: Online Display Ads Will Fall Sharply In 2009 (alleyinsider.com)
14 points by nickb on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 5 comments
24. Capitalism at bay (economist.com)
14 points by donna on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 9 comments
25. Your CV in LaTeX - part four (italians.nl)
13 points by denglish on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 6 comments
26. Bloom Filter Based RESTful Resources (bitworking.org)
12 points by BFalkner on Oct 20, 2008 | hide
27. The cost of First Click Free (roughtype.com)
12 points by bdfh42 on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 7 comments
28. Record Label ‘Infringes’ Own Copyright, Site Pulled (torrentfreak.com)
11 points by epi0Bauqu on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 4 comments
29. Government 2.0: Ask What You Can Hack for Your Country (mashable.com)
11 points by timae on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 2 comments
30. The Osborne Myth (wikipedia.org)
11 points by raganwald on Oct 20, 2008 | hide | 3 comments

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