As an avid reader of Hacker News, I happened upon the Arc language (link at the bottom), and upon news.arc, the bones of HN. The goals of Arc were interesting, and I decided that tweaking news.arc would be a fun way to learn something.
After about a month in, I realized three things:
1. I have a long way to go before I am 3l33+ hacker.
2. I want a community news aggregator that is topically broad, but thoughtful.
3. I was beginning to like my modifications of news.arc.
It will be some time before I resolve the first issue. However, in response to all of these realizations, I decided to deploy my project and to continue to develop it.
If you want to discuss the settlement of Mars, this is the place. If you want to share the love letters of a Civil War general, do it here. If you know what quantitative easing does to the bond market, please let us know. If you found an article about a swimming robot, clue us in. If you know how to grow morel mushrooms, brag about it here. If you’ve given some good thought to anything, or happened upon something particularly thought-provoking, this is the place to share it.
You get the idea. Welcome to Hubski.