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How To Hack Into Andy Swan’s at Trader’s Narrative

I didn’t know I was a haxor… until now. I hope Andy won’t mind me posting this - since it’s just more publicity for his site!

Here’s how to get inside, without a beta invite:

  1. Go to
  2. type in “”
  3. click on ‘cached’, for the second result
  4. click on the tab ‘stockpodge’
  5. voila!
  6. (top left: click on add content to open up the sidebar)

Here’s the proof that I got in (without an invite): Andy Swan.png

I browsed it in FireFox, IE and Opera and found considerable kinks that need to be ironed out. It was sluggish (especially when opening a feed) and did very wild things when I tried to move around the little windows. is simply another Ajaxian content aggregator. Similar to and Probably more like sanebull than instantbull (what is up with these names?!) Anyway, I don’t see the point of sites like these but then again, what do I know? :)

Take it for a spin and give Andy some feedback.

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6 Responses to “How To Hack Into Andy Swan’s”  

  1. 1 Eyal

    Hehe.. cute. Had a look at it, couldn’t tell how that’s any different from the myriad of other RSS based aggregation portals out there such as My Yahoo/Google Personalized/M$ Live/Netvibes etc.

  2. 2 The Market Speculator

    Freakin hilarious post! Not many bloggers have the stones to say what there thinking.

  3. 3 Mike Greenwell

    Funny Hack. Agreed that it is similar to other things I’ve seen, but when I look past the bugs I like the interactive charts, and market blog/video aggregation. I’ll be disappointed if this is where it ends…but good start in a cool direction. Like you though…what do I know?

  4. 4 Babak

    Eyal, lol yeah it is a bit funny how easy it is to bypass the signup screen. I’m a total n00b and actually stumbled on this a while back.

    Mkt Speculator, thanks :-) I think…

    Mike, yeah, I just scratch my head at the value added they are offering. It seems like a ‘me-too’ service.

  5. 5 Andy Swan

    Hacker!!! :)

    Thanks for the feedback. I agree that it has some major kinks..that’s why we haven’t started beta yet…just getting a good group together for it first.

    As to the “me-too” accusations…well I can see where you are coming from, but the vision goes well beyond the features in place now..and beyond the page you are seeing and I stand by the value that a cusomizable “start page” for stocks will provide.

    We are putting it out there before its ready or even close to complete for a reason.

    In any event, please keep giving feedback and hack away :)

  6. 6 Babak

    no problem Andy, look forward to the features that will make this valuable above and beyond what players like pageflakes and google, etc. are offering

    btw, my comment/trackbacks to your blog post are MIA (?)

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