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Stories from October 1, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Example of a good YC application video: Directed Edge (scott-oviwe.posterous.com)
218 points by pg on Oct 1, 2009 | 29 comments
2. Working for startups sucks, you'll be happier working for The Man (substitute.livejournal.com)
148 points by idlewords on Oct 1, 2009 | 111 comments
3. Rails Idioms + Django Templates + Erlang Power = Chicago Boss (chicagoboss.org)
143 points by paulsmith on Oct 1, 2009 | 79 comments
4. Ask HN: What's in your .emacs file?
121 points by procrastinatus on Oct 1, 2009 | 52 comments
5. Ask HN: What's in your .vimrc file?
123 points by Xichekolas on Oct 1, 2009 | 67 comments
6. Fundable comes to an ugly end (fundable.com)
115 points by daremon on Oct 2, 2009 | 82 comments
7. An Engineer's Guide to Bandwidth (yahoo.net)
112 points by aristus on Oct 1, 2009 | 17 comments
8. Ask YC: Any network gurus want a paid holiday?
108 points by gsiener on Oct 1, 2009 | 34 comments
9. LYSP (a really tiny lisp) (piumarta.com)
98 points by jacquesm on Oct 1, 2009 | 17 comments
10. Red Hat Asks Supreme Court to Review Software Patents (redhat.com)
90 points by sutro on Oct 2, 2009 | 21 comments
11. The end of AI winter? (machineslikeus.com)
83 points by jacquesm on Oct 1, 2009 | 66 comments
12. Rands: Hurry (randsinrepose.com)
81 points by naish on Oct 2, 2009 | 12 comments
13. I don't like you very much (whattofix.com)
63 points by DanielBMarkham on Oct 2, 2009 | 45 comments
14. This is a pipe. (Something dear to me.) (200nipples.com)
55 points by wmeredith on Oct 1, 2009 | 30 comments
15. Vim is a great text editor - try it (joelhughes.co.uk)
50 points by rudenoise on Oct 2, 2009 | 76 comments
16. Ancient Genetic Defenses Against AIDS Virus Reactivated (dailygalaxy.com)
48 points by rizzn on Oct 1, 2009 | 19 comments
17. Java is dead, but you'll learn to love it (muckandbrass.com)
46 points by fogus on Oct 1, 2009 | 53 comments
18. Stackoverflow, Advertising and the Ethics of a Free Lunch (cforcoding.com)
44 points by panic on Oct 1, 2009 | 28 comments
19. Clojure Cheat Sheet [pdf] (cloud.github.com)
45 points by swannodette on Oct 1, 2009 | 8 comments
20. Yext Scores a $25M Round from IVP (techcrunch.com)
41 points by riffer on Oct 2, 2009 | 18 comments
21. Our Pirate Game is Getting Owned By App Store Pirates (silverskullgame.blogspot.com)
38 points by theappfarm on Oct 1, 2009 | 28 comments
22. PCalc Prevents iPhone Calculator Profanity (dragthing.com)
37 points by mbrubeck on Oct 1, 2009 | 14 comments
23. Oldest "Human" Skeleton Found--Disproves "Missing Link" (nationalgeographic.com)
36 points by muriithi on Oct 1, 2009 | 7 comments
24. The startup culture at Posterous (vator.tv)
36 points by joez on Oct 1, 2009 | 7 comments
25. Google Wave crashes on beach of overhype (scobleizer.com)
36 points by Flemlord on Oct 2, 2009 | 18 comments
26. XS: Lisp on Lego MindStorms (kyoto-u.ac.jp)
35 points by jacquesm on Oct 2, 2009 | 4 comments
27. Python Worlds (sigusr2.net)
35 points by andreyf on Oct 1, 2009 | 17 comments
28. An interview question you had better know how to answer (hypecycles.wordpress.com)
34 points by amrith on Oct 2, 2009 | 30 comments
29. Tiled backgrounds designer (bgpatterns.com)
32 points by yangyang on Oct 1, 2009 | 2 comments
30. Google fights to keep four executives out of prison over video clip (timesonline.co.uk)
32 points by jacquesm on Oct 1, 2009 | 36 comments
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