Yesterday, a post I had submitted to Hacker News got pushed up to the front page. Outside of retiring and basking in my new-found internet fame, I wanted to show what a few hours on the front-page looks like.
The first thing to note is that this was a Saturday, not a weekday so I assume a lot less people view Hacker News.
The second interesting note is that I submitted the blog post on Friday evening where it went almost entirely unnoticed and quickly fell off the "new" section. It's wasn't until some influential and benevolent unknown user upvoted it hours and hours later that it appeared on the front-page.
The third interesting thing is that for someone who doesn't use social media much, nor regularly writes, it's very exciting to watch people view your stuff. Internet-monkey-brain takes over as you
tail -f your server logs.
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I used a Raspberry Pi to create a custom controller that could control the motor on my desk
This seemed to pay off, as the server hardly noticed the increased load (not that it was huge traffic)