Ask HN: What tech blogs, podcasts do you follow outside of HN?

Highly recommend the a16z podcast:

Episodes are usually small bites (~20-30 mins) of discussion/interviews on one of the upcoming technologies/trends by a couple of Andreessen Horowitz partners and an invited guest. Content is usually pretty insightful and they are really good at doing a thorough analysis of the current status of the tech industry., but I rarely finish one episode these days… I wish I could listen to fun smart folks talking about computers other than Apple. Also, I’d love to hear people that weren’t so overtly progressive.

Most stuff I find is too serious and I rather hear podcasts to entertain myself instead of trying to learn more stuff while driving.

> Also, I’d love to hear people that weren’t so overtly progressive.

Uhhhh, what? The only remotely political topic they touch on is women in technology. Casey Liss went to bloody Virginia Tech, hardly Reed College level progressivism.

Yups, RIP.

Too bad; I grew up reading Dr. Dobbs, in late 80’s, and have so many fond memories. I had to travel 1h by bus to a nearby city every month to (try to) buy it. Only two newsstands in the entire state used to carry it. This was south of Brazil, so an international subscription was completely out of reach for my teenager penny-pinching standards

I listen to podcasts during my commute to work and while taking a walk. Love it so far. Learned so much new stuff.

edit – I also follow asp.netcommunity, techcrunch, robert scoble’s updates, the hacker news, fb engineering, scott hanselman, guy kawasaki and few more tech resources via my fb news feed. I also watch few videos from time to time at MSDN blogs, Channel 9, mvc conf, dotnet conf are also in my reference list.

My problem here –
I come across so much great content everyday but it is very hard to digest everything or keep everything somewhere conveniently to refer later. Currently, I email content links to myself. I tried pocket and other similar services but they do not have good features to retrieve or refer content later on. And, this is the reason I started work on this site – few years ago. It provides you summary of articles that you saved, clutterad free reading. User profile to show you what they have saved.

Features coming soon – great search capabilities by tags, date or content. Calendar to locate stored articles or schedule reading for yourself or with your friends. Article recommendations.

I am really sorry for this shameless plug.

For blogs, I read various Planet aggregators: Planet Debian, Planet GNOME, Planet Freedesktop, Kernel Planet, and Planet Mozilla.

I also read LWN extensively; subscription highly recommended if you work anywhere in FOSS, especially if you work near the kernel.

FLOSS weekly:

A variety of FLOSS projects, usually entertaining and quite often I learn about projects I’ve never heard of before.
Randal Schwartz et al. are pretty good at extracting interesting information.

I follow all of them via RSS. In English: Hacker News, InfoQ, Planet Clojure, O’Reilly Radar (and ocasionally listen their podcast in SoundCloud), Ars Technica, The Server Side. I save some episodes of some podcasts which I find interesting (eg. The Cognicast) but takes me a long time to catch up.

I also follow some tech blogs in Spanish: Microsiervos, Fayerwayer, Manzana Mecanica, Hipertextual, Genciencia.

Shop Talk Show

Codepen Radio

Software Engineering Radio is in my podcast software but I don’t find myself listening to it much.

I have a variety of others more oriented to productivity and freelancing, but they’re less technical. I do highly recommend the Home Work podcast by Aaron Mahnke and Dave Caolo – one of the few I have set to auto download.

CppCast [0] is a pretty good C++-focused podcast. Starts with a summary of recent C++ news (and related topics), followed by an interview with excellent guests (usually luminaries from the C++ community).


The main technically publication I really follow is lwn.
Also read arstechnica on occasion, but not as much as I used to.

But I do subscribe to a few key developer’s blogs.
It really depends on what you work on though.

My favorite podcast for my daily walk is ‘Security Now’

It touches everything and keeps me up to date on important security vulnerabilities. (Otherwise I would probably disappear in my coding cavern for months and not know what is happening on the surface…)

1. Website: HN

2. Website: Echojs for my JavaScript interest

3. Website: Subreddit Programming for my general interest in programming

4. Magazine: Harvard Business Review for understanding business needs. Reading business case studies help to align my tech skills with business needs. I find this combination particularly essential.

5. Magazine: MIT Technology Review for tech related research

6. Podcast: Nodeup for my nodejs interest

7. Website: Producthunt for uncovering products that I dont know.

Lastly something which you didn’t ask. But I want to share is books and video tutorials. Books and videos recommendation is a whole new topic.

> 5. Magazine: MIT Technology Review for tech related research

Thanks. It looks very interesting.

I visit /r/netsec a lot. It’s a subreddit devoted entirely to information security; the discourse there is pretty high caliber for an open internet forum. Fairly strong signal to noise ratio.

That’s not a podcast or blog, but it is a website and it is extremely good for keeping up to date on software security news.

ACM TechNews, Slashdot, Wired, Pando, ArsTechnica and some TechCrunch, Mashable and Pulsosocial (TechCrunch for LatAm).

As for blogs I follow closely Paul Graham’s, Sam Altman’s, Ben Horowitz’s and Alex Torrenegra’s.

I don’t follow or listen to any podcasts at all.

Huh. There’s a blast from the past.

I get occasional reminder spam of my email address used for k5 having been harvested at some point, but looking at those diaries doesn’t fill me with a desire to return there.

Maybe to HuSi at some point.

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