The 10 Best Blogs By Technical Founders
In no particular order…
- Gabriel Weinberg from DuckDuckGo (on Twitter)
- Alex Payne from Simple (on Twitter)
- Tom Preston-Werner from Github (on Twitter)
- Patrick McKenzie from Bingo Card Creator (on Twitter)
- Dharmesh Shah from Hubspot (on Twitter)
- Jeff Atwood from Stack Overflow (on Twitter)
- Joel Spolsky from Stack Overflow, Fog Creek Software (on Twitter)
- Adam Wiggins from Heroku (on Twitter)
- Peldi Guilizzoni from Balsamiq (on Twitter)
- Rob Walling from the Micropreneur Academy (on Twitter)
Did I forget someone? Do you feel that one of these blogs should not have made the list? Discuss this on Hacker News.
I’ll follow up in a few days with the best blogs by non-technical Founders.
Convert your Chrome search engine to “Encrypted Google”
Do you have privacy concerns? Understandable. I like to run my privacy lean: I’m not a privacy freak but when I can avoid leaking information, I prefer to do so.
One such “information leak” that I plugged recently were my Google Searches, which I decided to manually switch to encrypted. For a quick rundown on what “Google over SSL” is and its benefits, you can check out this Google Support article.
Google is automatically porting signed in users to SSL. But if you’re not signed in, or don’t have a Google Account, you won’t benefit from this.
To switch your Google Chrome search engine to Google over SSL:
- open your Chrome preferences
- if your default search engine is Google, as it likely is, make another one your default (whichever)
- delete the Google search engine
- scroll down to “other search engines”
- fill in the fields thus (without the quotes)
- name: “Google”
- keyword: “google” or “google.com”
- URL: “https://google.com/search?q=%s”
- click on “make default”
Boom! Now your search terms and other information will not be transmitted to 3rd party websites.
Remarkable podcast by Jason Calacanis in TWiST
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Apple Rivals Finally Catching Up Their Advance
New Apple iPad does little to fend off rivals’ advance
With the launch of the new iPad, Apple Inc. has staked, once again, its claim to the throne atop the tablet kingdom — while at the same time opening a window for its rivals to finally catch up.
I’m confused, Matt Hartley. Are they in advance or catching up?
“Great Perspectives on Tech IPOs” — food for thought.