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Stories from January 22, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. YHackers: Click that "New" link
157 points by bprater on Jan 22, 2009 | 59 comments
2. Congratulations PG on the coming child
149 points by trickjarrett on Jan 22, 2009 | 52 comments
3. How to Pick a Language (mac.com)
123 points by jimbokun on Jan 23, 2009 | 71 comments
4. Burstsort: Fastest known algorithm to sort large set of strings (rmit.edu.au)
90 points by Xichekolas on Jan 22, 2009 | 24 comments
5. Sad Day For Microsoft: 5,000 Laid Off, Earnings And Revenues Down (techcrunch.com)
75 points by prakash on Jan 22, 2009 | 69 comments
6. Ask HN: What do you want to be able to customize?
70 points by pg on Jan 23, 2009 | 103 comments
7. Google AJAX API Playground (code.google.com)
66 points by bdfh42 on Jan 22, 2009 | 13 comments
8. Ask HN: How do you get new freelance jobs/contracts?
61 points by hotshothenry on Jan 23, 2009 | 32 comments
9. Whistleblower: NSA Targeted Journalists, Snooped on All U.S. Communications (wired.com)
53 points by markup on Jan 22, 2009 | 26 comments
10. Wufoo Doubled this guy's number of RFP(Request For Proposal)s (imjustcreative.com)
48 points by auston on Jan 23, 2009 | 21 comments
11. My real-time operating system (ericw.ca)
44 points by eworoshow on Jan 23, 2009 | 26 comments
12. PG on nonprofits/Darfur (paulgraham.com)
44 points by chris11 on Jan 22, 2009 | 30 comments
13. Ask HN: When do you code?
42 points by pj on Jan 22, 2009 | 55 comments
14. Obama staff arrives at White House stuck in dark ages of technology (washingtonpost.com)
39 points by pclark on Jan 22, 2009 | 20 comments
15. Virgin America goes Slinkset...$25k going to a Boston non-profit (slinksetmatch.com)
38 points by ncbutters on Jan 22, 2009 | 12 comments
16. Ask HN: How does one prototype a physical product?
36 points by rgr on Jan 22, 2009 | 24 comments
17. Google Releases AJAX API Playground (readwriteweb.com)
35 points by pclark on Jan 22, 2009 | 1 comment
18. Ask HN: Why hasn't anyone launched a Feedburner competitor since their collapse?
35 points by brandnewlow on Jan 23, 2009 | 15 comments
19. Beautiful Web UI libraries (woork.blogspot.com)
35 points by nreece on Jan 23, 2009 | 9 comments
20. Ask HN: Review our startup - MightyBrand.com
33 points by ryanwaggoner on Jan 22, 2009 | 50 comments
21. Browsershots : Test your website in different browsers (browsershots.org)
30 points by pclark on Jan 22, 2009 | 10 comments
22. Hacking a Programmable Road Sign (i-hacked.com)
30 points by mdasen on Jan 22, 2009 | 11 comments
23. Laid-off Microsofties in Seattle offered free office space, Linux servers (techflash.com)
30 points by bfioca on Jan 23, 2009 | 5 comments
24. Ask HN: What do you think of self-promotion on HN?
29 points by dan_sim on Jan 22, 2009 | 32 comments
25. "Crap" iPhone App Milking $200/hr (iphonedev.in)
29 points by kanny96 on Jan 22, 2009 | 16 comments
26. Writing Linux Programs in Raw Binary (g-brain.net)
28 points by kqr2 on Jan 23, 2009 | 4 comments
27. Better Than Owning - access trumps possession (kk.org)
26 points by dsims on Jan 22, 2009 | 13 comments
28. Rands in Repose: Free Electrons (randsinrepose.com)
24 points by Xichekolas on Jan 22, 2009 | 3 comments
29. Google shuts down Austin office, just months after splashy opening (statesman.com)
24 points by nickb on Jan 23, 2009 | 1 comment
30. Ask HN: How do I make myself competitive for a master's in CS after college?
24 points by abossy on Jan 22, 2009 | 19 comments
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