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Stories from September 21, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Bring a stick man to life. (drawastickman.com)
862 points by kgthegreat on Sept 22, 2011 | 64 comments
2. A First Look at BankSimple (banksimple.com)
477 points by ahhrrr on Sept 21, 2011 | 189 comments
3. Very cool, but very creepy, open source project (notcot.org)
456 points by monochromatic on Sept 21, 2011 | 75 comments
4. How Github uses Github to build Github (zachholman.com)
389 points by brown9-2 on Sept 22, 2011 | 66 comments
5. GitHub Hits 1,000,000 users (github.com)
375 points by bkbleikamp on Sept 21, 2011 | 76 comments
6. Betty Weissman (mother of edw519) 1930-2011 (edweissman.com)
340 points by edw519 on Sept 21, 2011 | 65 comments
7. Why do Windows functions all begin with a pointless MOV EDI, EDI instruction? (msdn.com)
320 points by cabacon on Sept 21, 2011 | 43 comments
8. How can C Programs be so Reliable? (tratt.net)
249 points by ColinWright on Sept 22, 2011 | 152 comments
9. Guys buy island on Craigslist, use Kickstarter to turn it into artist community (coldsplinters.com)
213 points by whalesalad on Sept 21, 2011 | 55 comments
10. Art of writing unmaintainable code. (thc.org)
195 points by amirdhagopal on Sept 22, 2011 | 37 comments
11. What a Developer Job Posting Should Look Like (pragprog.com)
167 points by bradly on Sept 21, 2011 | 96 comments
12. Show HN: Check out the 23" Android 'tablet' I made for $600 (drashkov.com)
160 points by martythemaniak on Sept 21, 2011 | 55 comments
13. TechStars Raises Fresh $24 M, Offers New Startups $100K Each (betabeat.com)
141 points by cienrak on Sept 21, 2011 | 36 comments
14. Eric Schmidt Testifies Before Congress (c-span.org)
131 points by Anon84 on Sept 21, 2011 | 117 comments
15. Google's Competitors Falsely Claim Google Dominates Because It Was 'First' (techdirt.com)
113 points by nextparadigms on Sept 21, 2011 | 56 comments
16. Secrets of PostgreSQL Performance (DjangoCon) (blip.tv)
111 points by mace on Sept 21, 2011 | 27 comments
17. A Graph-Based Movie Recommender Engine Tutorial with Neo4j & Gremlin (markorodriguez.com)
105 points by espeed on Sept 22, 2011 | 5 comments
18. Salesforce buys Assistly for $50M in cash (techcrunch.com)
100 points by atldev on Sept 21, 2011 | 34 comments
19. How not to recruit for a startup (wepay.com)
99 points by OJKoukaz on Sept 21, 2011 | 56 comments
20. Show HN: Taking the Emmys by Storm (screencast on how to develop with Storm) (twitsprout.com)
93 points by apetresc on Sept 21, 2011 | 14 comments
21. Reboot. Relaunch. Redesign. Pivot. Sunset. Shutter. The Knack, a web app, story. (studiofellow.com)
87 points by anthony_franco on Sept 21, 2011 | 63 comments
22. Tornado 2.1 released (tornadoweb.org)
87 points by dtwwtd on Sept 22, 2011 | 35 comments
23. HP Board Said to Weigh Ousting Apotheker as CEO (bloomberg.com)
80 points by mvs on Sept 21, 2011 | 47 comments
24. Introduction to Python Decorators (artima.com)
79 points by xlm on Sept 21, 2011 | 14 comments
25. An Inside Look at how a VC Evaluates Startups (thomvest.com)
87 points by Thun on Sept 21, 2011 | 17 comments
26. Show HN: My Technical Blogging book for hackers and founders is now in Beta (pragprog.com)
80 points by acangiano on Sept 21, 2011 | 25 comments
27. Richard P. Feynman's reports (nasa.gov)
76 points by Aarvay on Sept 21, 2011 | 21 comments
28. Web Technologies Need an Owner (joehewitt.com)
75 points by joshaber on Sept 22, 2011 | 92 comments
29. What's new in Flash 11 (adobe.com)
73 points by whatever_dude on Sept 21, 2011 | 70 comments
30. Facebook Employee Reveals Killer Facebook Music Feature In Deleted Tweet (techcrunch.com)
71 points by rblion on Sept 22, 2011 | 28 comments
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