As a startup founder, I often bounce around between lots of projects entering and exiting various stages of multiple businesses. I’ve started this list naming some of my favorite places to visit to stay fresh as a founder. It’s a collection of blogs, tools, and email lists.

If you are looking to stay up to date on the trends in UI, type, design, and development, I’ll try to keep this list continuously updated.

Product Hunt

Devon Meadows & Aneesh Seth — Cofounders of doesn’t have a super sexy startup story. Aneesh and I didn’t come up with the idea at a hackathon or some cool valley startup competition where we took home the grand prize for being tech geniuses. We actually found on a failed startups marketplace. I know right. Isn’t that a bad sign? Actually, the previous owner did a pretty incredible job getting it going and getting a few users. But wasn’t a priority for him. He didn’t have the time necessary to iron out the kinks and market the service. …

This image was taken by the Rosetta spacecraft’s Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System (OSIRIS)

The following is an accessible transcript from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Reading Room called “MARS EXPLORATION, MAY 22, 1984”.

The original transcript was published on May 22, 1984.

This short interview transcript does not offer too many contextual clues about the origin of the document. A short note indicates “subject” was handed a sealed envelope before the interview but was instructed to not open yet. Throughout the interview, the subject is given verbal coordinates. The transcript is seemingly unedited. It is not known what intelligence agency conducted the interview.


News & Opinion

The following is an accessible transcript from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Reading Room called “Analysis and Assessment of Gateway Process”.

The original report was published on June 9, 1983. It was written by Wayne M. McDonnell to his commanding officer in the US Army Intelligence and Security Command.

McDonnell was tasked with offering an assessment of the Gateway Experience to his commanding officer. This proved to be a difficult project for him. He dives into transcendental meditation, hypnosis, quantum physics, both eastern and western religions, and more.



My father, mother, and I the first and last year we were a family.

I can’t remember exactly what we were doing, but I know we were in Vegas. I hate Vegas, but my dad lived there for a while before I knew him and to my knowledge, he loved it.

My dad and I never traveled or went on adventures together. I mainly just got to spend the day with him every few weeks, months, or sometimes years — that is, until college, when I started going to see him a little more often. During this dream I remember we were sitting, just the two of us, talking, and it was great. …

Waiting at the crosswalk at Bryant Park

My spin on the most cliche spots

First of all, I’ve never been to New York City. I ended up flying here for work, so I decided to make something of my weekend.

My camera rental consisted of a Sony A7S with a Canon L Series 24–105 f4.0. All I wanted were the basics.

The only place I could find that would rent to me last minute was a video production gear rental facility. This actually sucked because the camera didn’t come with a strap and the pelican case was really dumb for running all over town. Beggars can’t be choosers. …

Devon Meadows

Cofounder of

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