April 11, 2019

Show IH: Top PDFs and Papers Submitted to Hacker News


I submitted this to Show HN yesterday (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19626404) and got some nice feedback; looking for more suggestions and feedback here.

I got the idea for this project after I saw the a submission of a PDF on "The Mathematics of the Rubik's Cube" and promptly printed it out to save for later as a long form read during an extended period of downtime.

I then wanted to find papers on similarly interesting topics. This project was then hatched as an initial proof-of-concept. If there's enough interest in this, and evidence that there's some value added here, I'd certainly like to put more meat around the barebones prototype here.

I also got a decent number of signups for the mailing list - around 4% subscribe rate based on a very rough estimate of unique visitors. I'd be interested to learn about some best practices and next steps to take in maximizing the potential of the mailing list.

Let me know your thoughts!