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An annotated digest of the top “Hacker” “News” posts.

“Not discussed: how to start a startup without ruining anyone else’s life.”

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Does Startup Life Have To Be A 24/7 Grind?

Short answer: No. Long answer: No, but nobody takes advice like this no matter how good it is.

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Zaarly

I try not to cover too many startups here, lest the blog turn into an even lower-rent Techcrunch, but Zaarly is an interesting idea. They’re building a mobile platform to allow anyone to accept payments for or request assistance for anything.

There are many nights I’d have gladly paid someone $10 to go buy me some Taco Bell at midnight. If the pay hits a certainly level I could certainly see some people supporting themselves being a sort of 21st century digital Jeeves to their local community.

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Startup Tools

A fairly exhaustive list of tools for startups and individuals who live like startups. Bug-tracking, performance monitoring, analytics, life, the universe, everything. via @kenseto.

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Eyeballs Still Don’t Pay the Bills

David Heinemeier Hansson:

The just-give-it-away-for-free-and-they-will-come-and-we’ll-be-rich automatron is as broken now as it was in 2001.

Fuckin’ a.