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Happy Sunday! It's been a while since my last digest, a result of several busy weekends traveling and
 
July 30 · Issue #8 · View online
Ryan Hoover
Happy Sunday! It’s been a while since my last digest, a result of several busy weekends traveling and seeing friends. This weekend I’m being super anti-social, catching up on work.
First, a life update…

I'm moving! 🏠
After living in a tiny apartment in the Tenderloin for the last 4 years, I’m excited to finally move to a new place in San Francisco’s SOMA. As I prepare for the move, I’m researching home renovation, gadgets, a and products to buy. Please add your recommendations here.
However, I’m quickly realizing how expensive this can get so I’d like to try to (frugally) finance my smart home makeover by taking calls on Clarity.
For those unfamiliar with Clarity, it’s a platform that connects people with “experts” across various domains, from product design to copywriting. I signed up years ago and occasionally receive call requests, despite my lack of promotion.
If you’d like to chat about product, community-building, marketing, fundraising, or any other topic I might be able to help with signup here.
Of course I realize not everyone has the money for this. If not and you have a specific question, simply reply to this email and I’ll try my best to help! 😊
What I'm upvoting 🔼
Ten Years Ago
I’m a sucker for nostalgia. Here’s why (written 3 years ago). This site takes you back exactly 10 years ago to popular sites like Amazon, reddit, IMDb, and others.
Muzzle
Muzzle has the best landing page demo of the year. Hands down. This useful app automatically silences potentially embarrassing notifications on your Mac when screen sharing or hosting a presentation. Brilliant.
Spotify.me
I’m always listening to music at work and at the gym, so I was excited to see Spotify introduce analytics for of its listeners music habits. No surprise, Redbone turned up as my most played song.

What I'm reading 📖
The Year of the Goat by Laura M. Holson, NYT
Don’t be a dabbler by Shaan Puri
The next major platform by Ceci Stallsmith

Who I'm following 🐥
Erik Finman, 18-year-old bitcoin millionaire
I met Erik a few years ago and immediately admired his maturity and creativity. He’s been into cryptocurrency since the earliest days and it’s paid off. CNBC recently wrote about his success.
Sarah Buhr, Writer at TechCrunch
You’ve probably read Sarah’s writing. She also used to host TechCrunch Cribs, which I hope she can bring back some day. If you agree, let her know on Twitter. 😉
Caloriesfixes
This account tweets health pro tips and eye-catching caloric comparisons of the food you eat.

What I'm listening to 🎶
Messy Love by Mura Masa
Either Way by Snakehips
BONUS: Join the I ❤️ Music community (brand new!) on Spectrum and share what you’re listening to. 🎶
From Startupfest in Montreal 🇨🇦
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of visiting Montreal for the first time. Fitz from TechCrunch joined me on stage to talk about Product Hunt and how curiosity is played a major role in its evolution.
I also talked a bit about how we think about “launching” and teased a new tool we’re building called Upcoming (signup here!). Emil wrote a good summary of the talk on VentureBeat.
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