How One Programmer Broke The Internet

A man in Oakland, California, disrupted web development around the world last week by deleting 11 lines of code. The story of how 28-year-old Azer Koçulu briefly broke the internet shows how writing software for the web has become dependent on a patchwork of code that itself relies on the benevolence of fellow programmers. When that system breaks down, as…

Launching a Start-Up? Here’s How to Get Published

“How we got a dozen launch-day write ups with a little JavaScript, Mechanical Turk, and the Google News API. Code included. Warning: you only launch once. I don’t recommend generating press until you’ve validated your customer segment(s), their pain(s), and much of your solution. Here’s why: That said, lets hack some press… Getting press is daunting for just about every…