Erik Allebest, CEO of

Well, there’s nothing like waking up to a dozen of your friends texting you saying “Wow! Congrats! You made Hacker News… sorry it’s BAD news.”

For those who don’t know, Hacker News is one of the major sources of tech news on the interwebs and is closely followed by major news organizations to see what will bubble up to the top. (It’s a bit like a tech-focused Reddit.) The post that hit Hacker News’ homepage was this one:, which included the headline: stopped working on 32bit iPads because 2^31 games have been played

That’s a lot of chess games.